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Bird - History Teacher - Stafford, Staffordshire, UK

Melanie Bird

Stafford, Staffordshire, UK


History Teacher

Work History

Head of History

until amalgamation of schools in 2011.
• Excellent and full range of tutor experience from year 7 to year 14.
• Responsible for designing/delivering schemes of work across key stage 3 and 4.
• Responsible for organising and supporting a range of educational visits both in this country and abroad. These include day visits such as Kenilworth Castle and Quarry Bank Mill, residential visits to Sandwell-owned activity centres such as Plas Gwynent, and ski-ing trips abroad to Austria.
• Responsible for the allocation of department funding, ensuring effective use of money to deliver a range of courses.
• Chosen to be a mentor both as a subject teacher and as a tutor, for a number of NQT and PGCE students.
• Extensive participation and organisation of charitable activities, including a 'Stars In Their Eyes' talent show, Children In Need, Jeans for Genes Day, Comic Relief and Christmas hampers for local elderly residents.
• Extensive experience of Ofsted visits that have seen positive outcomes in terms of personal achievement, including the most recent visit in May 2013.

History/Geography/Humanities teacher and Head of History

Manor High /Phoenix Collegiate, Wednesbury

January 1999 - August 2013

Teacher of History, Geography and Humanities across the age and ability range from 11-16.

Geography teacher

Haling Manor High School

January 1998 - August 1998

Teacher of Geography across the age and ability range from 11-16.
• Form tutor to a year 9 group.
• Delivery of Geography curriculum throughout both key stages.

Geography/History teacher

Parrenthorn High School

October 1995 - August 1997

Teacher of Geography across the age and ability range from 11-16.
• Teacher of History across the ability range in key stage 3.
• Form tutor to year 8/9 group.
• Supported and organised field visits to Wales, Blackpool and the Moors.

PGCE in Geography

from Liverpool Hope University.

Assistant Key Stage 3 Director


degree in History and Human Geography, class: 2.2, from
Liverpool John Moores University.
1991- History 'A' Level - grade E
Geography 'A' Level - grade D
Sociology 'A' Level - grade B
General Studies 'A' Level - grade C, from Cheslyn Hay High School.
1990- American Studies GCSE - grade A
General Studies GCSE - grade A, from Cheslyn Hay High School.
1989- Maths GCSE - grade C
English Language GCSE - grade B
English Literature GCSE - grade B
Chemistry GCSE - grade C
Biology GCSE - grade C
Art GCSE - grade B
History GCSE - grade A
Humanities GCSE - grade A, from Cheslyn Hay High School.

Mrs. Tammie Hughes,
Assistant Key Stage 3 Director,
Phoenix Collegiate South Campus,
Clarkes Lane,
West Bromwich.
West Midlands.
B71 2 BX.
Tel: 0121 588 8384

Mrs. Lesley Nye,
Assistant Director of People Studies,
Phoenix Collegiate South Campus,
Clarkes Lane,
West Bromwich.
West Midlands.
B71 2BX.
Tel: 0121 588 8384

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