Gemma is an experienced primary school teacher, having taught for 6 years in the UK and Melbourne, Australia. She has worked in a range of settings including SEND, Steiner and mainstream, and is a qualified PSHE specialist teacher currently developing a PSHE curriculum for schools.
Gemma’s educational background is in Human Communication and child development with a focus on parental effects on children's emotional wellbeing.
Following teaching, Gemma joined the NSPCC where she works as an Area Coordinator for the schools service, managing a team of volunteers. Together they deliver key safeguarding messages to children in primary schools across Somerset. She also runs parent online safety workshops with the NSPCC.
Separately from her work with the NSPCC, Gemma is also a freelance trainer and works for the CWMT delivering training for schools. So far she has delivered training to schools on supporting anxious learners and helping to support a healthy approach to using social media and the internet.
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