Clare Laing

Primary Teacher

Trained at University of Central England in Birmingham. I did a BA Hons in Primary Education with QTS with a degree in English. I qualified in 2002 and started teaching at Thorpe Acre Infant School in Loughborough. Teaching across Foundation and Key stage 1, I led many subjects and extra curricular activities ranging from Science Co-ordinator to the Cross Country Team before moving to Our Lady’s Convent School at Easter 2016.

I am the Maths and Art/Design Co-ordinator and I’m also on the Health and Safety board and a First Aider. 

The teachers encourage all children to achieve their full potential and obtain the most from their primary education. I consider myself to be an enthusiastic and dedicated primary teacher who strives to ensure all children try their best and achieve their potential. I always aim to celebrate their successes. You need to be adaptable because there is no such thing as a normal day! I really value the great team spirit at Our Lady’s Convent School, building strong professional links with colleagues and benefiting from fellow teachers’ advice about School life. 

"You need to be adaptable because there is no such thing as a normal day!"
Clare Laing, Maths and Art/Design Co-ordinator

The most valuable thing which should be encouraged and instilled in children is “If at first you don’t succeed try, try again!”. I aim to provide a happy, caring and stimulating classroom environment, one that encourages all children to do their best at all times. I strive to encourage all pupils in my care to behave in an orderly manner and show respect to adults and peers regardless of their race or gender.

The Convent is different from other schools, just walk around it and you will see for yourself. The atmosphere is calm and everyone is so welcoming. All the children are very polite and well behaved. It is founded on strong Christian principles.

Our Lady’s Convent School is a very special place, it’s ethos is that of founder, Blessed Antonio Rosmini; who understood that a pupil must be allowed to grow and develop as a complete and well balanced individual. The beautiful Chapel is at the heart of the School and the Rosminian order of the Sisters of Providence is still resident on site. It has a very special caring atmosphere, where learning and enjoyment of life go hand-in-hand with the development of essential life skills, social awareness, honesty and integrity.

My favourite memory to date is when I came for my job interview. I held the door open for a class of girls that were walking to their next lesson. Every girl along the line said “thank you”. In my whole teaching career, I have never been anywhere where the children are so polite and well mannered!

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