Jessica Hitchman

Year 2 Teacher

“I am passionate about teaching and always ensure my classroom has a safe and nurturing learning environment. I believe in enabling meta-cognitive development through challenge and encouragement as well as tailoring my teaching approach to each individual child. This is achieved through high quality questioning and positive reinforcements. A quote that has always stood out to me and impacted my learning environment is: ‘If a child can’t learn the way we teach, we should teach the way they learn.’- Ignacio Estrada. I believe it is vital for children o feel they can access the learning, feel challenge and also have fun in order to develop holistically.”

Teaching Biography

Jessica has many years of experience as a teacher. She trained at the University of Brighton before working in South London where she was also a middle leader. Jessica then moved to Australia where she was a governess and tutor in a private household. She decided to get back to teaching but wasn’t done traveling so taught in Dubai for two and a half years in the private sector before moving back to London to teach at Bassett House School.

Personal Biography

Jessica was born in South Africa and moved to England when she was seven. She regularly goes back to visit and this has grown her love for animals as she always ensures she visits animal sanctuaries. Whilst living in Australia, Jessica also volunteered at a kangaroo sanctuary, caring for baby kangaroo orphans. Jessica loves keeping active and regularly enjoys going on hikes and playing netball.


  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status
  • TEFL Certified
  • Positive Handling and Behaviour Management Training
  • Read, Write, Inc Certified
  • Visual Impairment Awareness Training
  • Training on Learning Disability and Autism- NHS Certified

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