A former East Durham College student has landed her dream job seven years after making the decision she wanted to work with children and signed up for a childcare course.
Lauren Crampton, aged 23, from Coxhoe, joined EDC from Framwellgate School Durham school to study on a Level 3 Childcare course back in 2013 to 2015 at the college’s Peterlee Campus, before progressing on to university.
After gaining top grades at college, Lauren secured a place at the University of Sunderland to embark on a degree in Childhood Studies.
After she graduated in 2018, Lauren signed up for a Schools Direct PGCE teacher training qualification, to follow her dream of becoming a primary school teacher, which lead to teaching supply work and a placement at Bowburn Primary School.
So, when a full-time position became available for a teacher in Year 3 at the school Lauren jumped at the chance to apply and was absolutely delighted when she landed the role, starting at Bowburn in September.
Lauren said: “I was over the moon when I received the phone call that I was successful and got the job, in a school I absolutely loved being a part of when I was doing my teacher training and supply work.
“It just proves that if you work hard and show you can do it, you stand out. I can’t wait to start my teaching journey and see what it brings.
“Teaching is extremely challenging but also highly rewarding, I can’t wait to get into the classroom and inspire the children to reach for their goals and provide a learning environment where they can achieve and grow”.
Head teacher, Mrs Glass, added: “Lauren has slotted into our staff team and proved to us all how much she enjoys working with the children. Having the experience through her placements with both infants and juniors has given her the confidence to take on this important role in Year 3”