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Celebrating Alumni - Ben Kerry

Posted at 10:45 am on 4th June, 2019

Ex-student Secures Primary Teaching Post

Congratulations to ex-Wellacre student Ben Kerry on successfully securing his first teaching post at Crossacres Primary School, Wythenshawe.  

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Ben will graduate in July with a BA (Hons ) Primary Education degree before joining Crossacres as Lower KS2 teacher.

Ben said:

“I’m over the moon to secure a post for September; I can’t wait to start and to have my own class of pupils.  In the meantime, I’ll be visiting the school, setting up my classroom and displays, and really making it my own!”

We last met Ben when he joined Wellacre for a 2-week placement in June 2018, during his second year at Leeds Beckett University.  His course required work experience in a Key Stage 3 setting to see the transition of pupils from Year 6 to 7.

Since then, he has been completing a range of placements in schools in his final year, with a final 3-month placement, involving 75% teaching, in West Yorkshire.  Ben has also been working on his dissertation on the ‘Effects of Physical Activity on Children’s Behaviour.’

Ben is a former British and National Swimming Champion and is keen to use his passion for sports to inspire children.  His new school provides great opportunities for sport activities in the curriculum as well as after school, including football, karate and, even, fencing!

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Ben adds:

“Once my NQT year is complete, I would like to aim for a Sports Coordinator role and take on more responsibility, alongside the teaching, to use my past experience and sporting interests to inspire young children.”

Principal Miss Wicks said:

“We are delighted to hear that Ben has successfully completed his time at university and has secured a teaching post.  Ben was an excellent role model as a student and a passionate ambassador for sport at Wellacre. I’m sure he will use his experience to inspire primary children in the future.  We wish him all the best in his teaching career.”