Miss Carmel Smith

How long have you worked at Astmoor and what do you like about working here?

I have worked at Astmoor Primary School for ten years (I started when I finished university and was only 21). I really enjoy working at the school as I get to spend my days teaching delightful and hard-working children. Also, every day is different; working in a school is a job where each day contains a variety of activities from singing and dancing to writing and painting. I really couldn’t imagine working in a place where I had to sit in front of a computer all day as I think I’d get very bored! Finally, the team of staff in our school are fun and vibrant and we all get along very well. Each and every person working at Astmoor Primary is as passionate about teaching and caring for our pupils as I am. 

Where do you come from?

I come from Runcorn.

What is your favourite subject?

This is a tricky one, as I like teaching a range of subjects. This was why I chose to be a primary school teacher instead of a secondary school teacher. However, I enjoy teaching English very much, as it’s a subject where you can use your imagination to visit any place or do anything. I also read a lot and love reading stories to my class. David Walliams is my favourite children’s author as his books are really funny. I also really like it when children use humour in their writing to make me laugh as I’m also really funny, very amusing and… I have a great sense of humour. I’m only joking…

If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why?

My desired super power would be the power to fly as, even though I can drive, I’m terribly bad at it. This is why my car has a several dents in it and…I always park away from the other staff in the car park. It’s safer for their cars this way. If I could fly then I wouldn’t have to worry about crashing into things or parking!

Tell us something funny about yourself.

My cat has a very strange name (Lady GaGa). I chose this name for her as she is a diva like the pop star herself and she also has some very odd habits…

What is your favourite food?

I try to eat a healthy diet as I know that fruit and vegetables are very good for me however sometimes, I like to have a KFC or a Chinese take away as a treat. I definitely prefer savoury foods to sweet foods.