Mrs Dawn O'Connor
Year 3 Teacher
I began my teaching career in 1998, working as a KS2 teacher in a Primary School in Barnsley. Developments in my career led to working alongside the PHSE Advisor in Barnsley LA, to develop new long term plans for PSHCE which were endorsed by the Authority and used in all Barnsley schools. I have undertaken extra qualifications completing the ‘Certification of PSHE’ and have worked as a lead teacher for PSHCE and also SEAL in North Yorkshire. I have worked on schools leadership teams and became a TLR holder, whilst continuing to teach within Key stage 2 classrooms.
It was at this point in my career I became a mum to two children and decided to work part time to allow precious time to spend with my own children as they grow up. I am very proud to work for Kirk Fenton Primary school and enjoy working in the classroom to develop a love for learning within all children. I have continued my own professional development by completing the level 5 PE specialism course in 2017.