Natasha McCleneghen

Head of Year 1

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Hello, my name is Ms. Natasha and I am the Head of Year 1. 

This is my fifth year at GEMS Founders school and my seventh year as a primary teacher. 
I am originally from Glasgow, Scotland where I studied at the University of Glasgow for four years and graduated with a Bachelor of Education with Teaching Qualification. I previously taught in a school in Scotland with a language and speech communication unit and thoroughly enjoyed my role of helping children transition from our specialist classes into full time mainstream classes. 

Over the past two years, I have worked as the Phonics Coordinator across Y1-3. I have a strong interest in children’s early-reading development and thoroughly enjoyed my role of helping to develop the teaching and learning of Phonics. 

I am very excited to be leading Year 1 and can’t wait to welcome all our children and families into the year group. I know we are going to have an amazing year!