With a career spanning over twenty years, Lynette has always acted upon a genuine desire to inspire and motivate young people to become independent, confident and inquiring lifelong learners. Lynette believes that the wellbeing of the children and young people is paramount. At the heart of her educational philosophy is the belief that the well-being of students has a direct influence on academic success and achievements. By empowering young people with confidence, resilience and an awareness of the power of gratitude they can truly learn, grow and flourish.
A career built on a solid academic foundation, Lynette has attained degrees from the University of Edinburgh and the University of Aberdeen, and further enhanced her teaching credentials through achieving Professional Learning certificates from some of the world’s leading Universities.
Lynette has also had experience in a quality improvement role, working at a Local Authority level to support schools in implementing and maintaining best practices, and recognising the importance of ensuring that robust policies and procedures are in place to underpin a vision and translate it into a reality.
With a strong belief in evidencing impact to ensure that the best possible outcomes are being secured, Lynette believes that educators have a duty and a professional obligation to ‘know thy impact’. Quality learning and teaching is not about the latest initiative or paying lip service to a pedagogical position, it is about ensuring we are meeting learners at their point of need by providing support and challenge. All the time reflecting upon the outcomes; how do we know we are having the desired impact? How can we continue to improve on this?
Lynette has a strong interest in positive psychology, mindfulness and the practice of gratitude. She is looking forward to embracing the culture and values of Middleton and learning more about the work of the Contentment Foundation.
Having worked in the UK, Malaysia and Germany, Lynette has moved to Singapore with her husband and son and is looking forward to exploring all that Singapore has to offer.