Charlotte Bowry

YEAR 6 PROGRAM
Connection with the World
Charlotte Living School Teacher

Charlotte Bowry

CF-6 (Year 6 Teacher)

Each child is unique – their personality, passions, what engages them and makes them happy or fearful. My dream for the Living School is an education that connects with the child’s perspective, providing a nurturing and caring school environment that not only focuses on academic goals but develops each child’s multiple intelligences, life skills, purpose and belonging.  An education that promotes kindness, builds resilience, connects with the community and immerses itself in nature.

An education that gives students diverse learning goals, ownership of projects and opportunities in and out of the classroom, creates purpose and pride in learning and allows students to identify their passions and reach their full all-round potential.

BACKGROUND

Education has always been Charlotte’s life passion and, coming to primary education as her second career, she brings a range of life skills. Having graduated from the University of Cambridge, UK with a degree in Geography, she followed a career as a lawyer in London and Bristol, UK, until moving with her family to the Northern Rivers in 2017. Upon completing her Masters in Primary Teaching at Griffith University, obtaining a distinction GPA, she has gained experience across all year levels from K-6 within both government and independent primary schools.

As a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, London, UK, she is passionate about conservation and giving students a global perspective as well as opportunities to connect with local community projects.

She loves being close to nature and wildlife and wants to help children to explore and learn about their environment and be in awe of the world around them. Although she used to be a tennis coach, she now spends more of her time in the ocean. She considers her greatest strengths to be kindness, empathy, determination and a positive attitude.

By connecting with her students and understanding their personality, passions, learning needs and preferred learning styles, she aims to nurture her students to become lifelong learners, with a growth mindset. She aims to build their resilience and determination by giving them engaging and diverse learning experiences and opportunities in a supportive environment within and outside the school walls to enable each child to fulfil their true potential and connect with the world around them.

She is excited to be joining the inspiring team at Living School.

CAREER EXPERIENCE

TERTIARY QUALIFICATIONS:

2019 – 2020:     Griffith University, Queensland, Australia

Award: Master of Primary Teaching (GPA – Distinction and Academic Excellence Award)

2005 – 2018: Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales

2001 – 2000: BPP College of Law, London, UK

Award: Diploma in Law

2001 – 2002: University of West of England, UK

Award: Graduate Diploma in Law

1997-2000: University of Cambridge, Girton College, UK

Award: Masters of Geography

 

Career Experience:

2020:  Casual Relief Teaching (K-6) at various schools in the Northern Rivers, including Bangalow Public School and Lennox Head Public School

2020: Learning@home online lesson development, Department of Education, Queensland

2019:  Practicums at Lennox Head Public School and Emmanuel Anglican College

2015 – 2017: International Business Manager – Burges Salmon Solicitors, Bristol, UK

2006 – 2015: Senior Associate, Solicitor, Banking and Finance – Burges Salmon Solicitors, Bristol, U.K.

2003 – 2006:  Solicitor – Taylor Wessing Solicitors, London, UK

2000-2002: Tennis Coach, UK and Massachusetts and The Hamptons, NY, USA