10th May 2021 — The Froebelian School, Horsforth, has appointed Miss Gemma Zincke as Director of Studies and Form IV (Year 6) Teacher, bringing a wealth of experience with her to benefit the children’s learning at Froebelian.
Miss Zincke joins the independent preparatory school after spending nine years at Fulneck School in Pudsey, as Director for Teaching & Learning and Year 6 Form Teacher.
With a teaching career spanning 21 years, Miss Zincke has wide experience across the primary age range, including some teaching in all year groups up to Year 12, as well as working abroad in international schools. She is well-versed in designing and implementing curriculum initiatives; most recently writing and delivering an enquiry-led, topic-based curriculum for pre-school through to Year 6.
Miss Zincke has also expanded the more able and talented programme; organising seminars for talented writers and mathematicians hosting schools from across Yorkshire. She took a strategic role in designing a new Digital Literacy programme which involved leading teachers and children to develop confidence in blogging to provide an international audience for the children’s work.
Headteacher, Mrs Catherine Dodds, said: “ The Board of Governors has a clear vision for Froebelian and its future , focused on developing the Early Years Foundation Stage, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths); and Sport, as well as 51 weeks a year provision for all children from the age of three, all sitting alongside strong individually-tailored pastoral support for the wellbeing of our whole community. Miss Zincke’s appointment will allow us to strengthen that vision to offer Froebelian children a true ‘flying start’.
Miss Zincke added: “I very much look forward to getting to know everyone and working with pupils, staff, parents and governors to embed the vision and future plans for Froebelian.”