Mr Jason Haslam – Deputy Head and Year 6 Teacher

Responsibilities

Organisation and Management issues in the absence of the Head Teacher, Year 6 Teacher, Key Stage Two Lead, Safeguarding Lead (joint), Ethos Council Lead, School Council Lead, Curriculum Overview, History Lead, Geography Lead, PE Lead (joint) and EVC Coordinator.

Teaching Career

Hello, my name is Mr Haslam and I have been teaching for 14 years.

During those 14 years, I have taught in a number of schools across Liverpool and Cheshire. I started my career in Hale C.E.V.C Primary School. My Year 3 class were adorable and they made my first year of teaching very enjoyable! From there, I went to St. Paul’s Catholic Primary School in West Derby. I spent the next four and a half years teaching in year 5 and 6. In my second year at this school, I became Science Lead, and the following year I was given the responsibility of leading Year 5 – very scary as there were 140 children and 9 members of staff to look after. I then defected to the Wirral where I taught in a number of schools, before finding a management post at Whitby Heath Primary School. Again, I spent the next 4 years teaching in year 5 and year 6, before moving onto The Oaks Community Primary School, where I was Deputy Head Teacher. The past couple of years has seen me settle into Lower Peover, teaching in Year 6 and carrying out my role as Deputy Head Teacher.

Why I teach

Teaching children is an honour and a privilege! However, it took me a while to realise this. I guess it all started when I was teaching children how to play tennis. One day, I was trying to teach a little boy how to play a backhand. He was getting more and more frustrated as he was unable to get it over the net, but I continued to encourage him and push him to succeed, then from out of nowhere he passed me down the line. His face was a picture, and he turned to me and said he couldn’t have done it without me. This filled me with such pride and I think the smile across my face was bigger than his. From that day on I endeavoured to become a primary school teacher and I haven’t looked back since. Every day brings a fresh challenge and every day children never cease to amaze me. Playing a key role in a child’s learning journey is extremely rewarding and I can’t imagine doing anything else.

Hobbies

When I’m not at school, I love spending time with my family and friends. I am married with two young girls, so they keep me very busy! We live by the beach, so when the girls aren’t dancing, acting or singing, we enjoy cycling up and down the promenade. Sometimes we venture out as far as Parkgate – the fish and chips and ice-cream out there are delicious! I also enjoy playing tennis and football. Listening to music and singing are also great passions of mine.

Something you don’t know about me!

My love of singing led me to audition for the ‘X Factor’ once. Unfortunately, I failed at the first hurdle, but it was a great experience nonetheless. Maybe I’ll try it again one day soon. Or should I apply to ‘The Voice’?

Contact me

Please send me an email.

Useful links

Find out more about Year 6.