Meet Ms Alderton. As Head of Year 8, Teacher of Maths and Games and Assistant Educational Visits Coordinator Ms Alderton is a large part of our community at Belmont. We were fortunate enough to meet with Ms Alderton to find out more about her and her roles.
How long have you worked at Belmont?
I have worked at Belmont for 5 years which has been an absolute joy!
What does your role involve?
As Head of Year, I have overall responsibility for Year 8 pupils. This involves getting to know the pupils so I can spot if they are not feeling 100%. When I am not teaching Maths or Games lessons, I spend most of my time speaking with the children to see how they are feeling. This involves offering support with occasional hot chocolates if they are struggling and celebrating their success when they receive good news throughout the year!
In addition to my other responsibilities, I am also the Assistant Educational Visits Coordinator. This means I help with the organisation of school trips at Belmont. I have recently led the Belmont Ski trip, where we took 70 children to Les Menuires. It was a fantastic trip and all of the pupils made excellent progress!
What is your favourite thing at Belmont?
The people – by a mile! The supportive community at Belmont is something else, and I mean both the staff and the pupils. There are so many people here who go out of their way to help you, which makes it a lovely place to work.
Do you have any advice for our pupils which could help them to get the most out of their time at Belmont?
Make the most out of all the amazing opportunities we have on offer here and immerse yourself in everything! Take part in loads of clubs, try something new, and be brave!
What is your favourite book and film for our pupils and why?
I love the Charlie Mackesey book, the boy, the mole, the fox and the horse – my office is full of quotes from his book!
Could you share an inspirational quote with us? How does it inspire you?
My favourite an A.A. Milne quote from Winnie the Pooh: “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and loved more than you’ll ever know.”
Can you tell us something that we might not know about you?
I come from a huge family of teachers. My mum, dad, brother, aunty, uncle, and grandad are/ were all teachers!