The Education and Employment Directorate is pleased to announce that Lisa Joshua has graduated with a Bachelor of Education (Hons) degree in Primary Education.

Lisa, daughter of Lionel and Veronica Joshua, started her teaching career in St Helena as an Initial Teacher Trainee in 2014. She departed the Island to pursue her studies in August 2015. Lisa studied a B.Ed in Primary Education (5-11), with a Music specialism, at the University of Winchester for three years.

Elements of her studies included looking at the development and leadership of Music within primary schools and undertaking work placements in various primary and junior schools in Hampshire, UK.

Lisa undertook three core placements during her degree programme, teaching 80% of a class timetable. In addition, Lisa undertook various volunteer and course placements throughout university. She was privileged to be able to visit schools in Denmark and Latvia and presented a research project – Outdoor learning in Early Years – at The International Conference in Riga, Latvia.

Lisa successfully completed her studies in July 2018 and graduated on 18 October 2018. Lisa is now working through her Induction Year as a newly qualified Teacher and is currently teaching a Year Three class in a school in Eastleigh, Hampshire.

Lisa commented:

“The past three years have definitely been a challenge, particularly being away from home and family. However, it has only made me grow as a person and as a teacher. I have learnt so much throughout the course which I will be able to bring to St Helena and which I am already using with my current class. I am loving having my own class so far, especially leading up to Christmas.

“I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who made this possible and to those who helped make this experience a memorable and positive one.”

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10 December 2018

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