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 have dedicated my career to working 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. I am also passionate about using books at the core of the curriculum and supporting children’s emotional literacy. Some of my favourite stories include: The Dark by Lemony Snicket, The Jolly Postman by Allan Ahlberg, and anything by Oliver Jeffers or Anthony Browne.

Always in search of a new adventure, in 2016 I decided to combine my love of teaching and travelling by moving to Malaysia, to work at a British international school. After 5 years of developing myself professionally and personally, I returned to the UK to be closer to my family. Currently I am a year 1 teacher at an independent preparatory school.

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.