About me

Hey, I’m Charlie, a primary teacher with something to say!

Originally from London in the UK, I have spent the last decade working in primary education.

Proudly specialising in teaching younger children, I mostly work with students aged 4-7. And honestly, since the day I first entered a classroom there has never been a dull moment.

After not quite becoming a star of the stage as I had dreamed of, teaching came into my life when I was seeking a way to pursue my creative talents. The rest is history!

Developing early literacy and phonics are some of my favourite topics to talk about as a primary teacher. Also, I am passionate about using books at the core of the curriculum. My favourite stories include: The Dark by Lemony Snicket, The Jolly Postman by Allan Ahlberg, any anything by Oliver Jeffers.

Always in search of a new adventure, 5 years ago I decided to combine my love of teaching and travelling by moving to Malaysia, to work at an international school. Currently I am a year 2 class teacher and curriculum lead for KS1. Outside of school I love exploring the amazing cities, beaches and foods of Asia and Australia.

All of the experiences so far have given me lots to talk about, and the conversation has only just begun…

Spill the Teach is a platform to discuss my passions within education, share classroom practice and build a community. Sure, there are lots of people talking, however, this blog is aimed at an alternative viewpoint, one that speaks to and for teachers like you and I.

Thanks for listening.

Charlie