Mrs Allams (the teacher) was always intrigued and fascinated by Key Stage 1 children and was dedicated to promoting the self esteem of her charges. She tried to instil in them that if they believed they could do it, the chances are, they would achieve to the best of their ability. By creating a classroom ethos that allowed children to shout about what they were good at, it made it safer and more comfortable for children to discuss what they found hard. When the children deserved specific praise Mrs Allams would make her own 'stickers' and tape them to the proud chest of her children. Mrs Allams was not the world's best drawer so limited by her own abilities, she would ask her children what they wanted her to draw them as. They would choose all the things that children, the world over, are mad about...and so, The Pedagogs were created! Statements like 'I can read' meant that children believed they could and warmed the hearts of parents at the school gate. Others like 'I used capital letters.' would indicate to the parent what they had achieved so that they could reinforce at home. Now she is tormented by ideas for where The Pedagogs can go from here and spends her spare time writing storyboards for long dreamed about Pedagogs educational, animated series!
Office nickname: Fanny