Amy Saptoe from Willowmore is the latest recruit to join the teaching staff of Aberdeen Full Service School.
Amy, who is a Funza Lushaka bursary recipient, studied at Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth, and was awarded her B.Ed degree at the end of last year. As a specialist in maths and science, she was much in demand!
She applied for the post in Aberdeen to be relatively close to her home town, and likes the fact that it is a relatively small school with manageable class sizes.
As she finds her feet, she is keen to get involved in extra mural activities at the school, and although not a particularly sporty person, she thoroughly enjoyed her introduction to school athletics on Tuesday. During one of her teaching practices, she worked at a school for children with special educational needs, and feels that she will be able to use this experience to help with extra lessons for the weaker learners.