Ms Showell

Showell,Jacqueline,11074441.jpgRole at MBS Sixth Form: Sixth Form Administrator / Sixth Form Admissions

Since: September 2021

What inspired you to go into teaching?

I was attracted to MBS as the job title included pastoral care – this is something I am very passionate about and aim to foster an atmosphere in the sixth form that is conducive to learning and promotes tolerance, resilience, fairness and equal opportunities for all.

What attracted you to work at MBS?

Having lived and worked in Westminster for many years, I am proud to be part of the local community. I feel my knowledge of the area has helped me relate to the students and parents alike. I also subscribe to the schools ethos; we teach tolerance for all and respect for the individual, and we expect the highest moral standards from our students. The fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs are embedded in the curriculum. The school aims to cultivate an atmosphere in which the traditional values of courtesy and integrity are emphasised to create an orderly and calm environment.

What’s the best thing about your job?

Without a doubt the best thing about my job is the students. Being able to be part of a young person’s journey that helps build their self-esteem and self-confidence, developing their ability to manage personal and social relationships and creating a safe and consistent space for them to achieve their goals

What achievement are you most proud of?

I am most proud of my children who are now young adults. Their journey through education from primary, secondary, sixth form and now university has given me a unique insight into the challenges faced by parents and schools

What book or film inspired you?

The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell. This book inspired me to think about our current political structures.  What is unexpectedly alarming is how little are the differences in our society between then and now, 115 years later.

What words of wisdom would you give your 17-year-old self?

Do not dwell on the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

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