Laina Hickey

Trainee Science Teacher at Verulam School

Location
St Albans, United Kingdom
Industry
Food & Beverages

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Laina Hickey's Overview

Current
  • Trainee Science Teacher (Schools Direct Salaried) at Verulam School
Past
Education
  • St. Albans Girls' School
Connections

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Laina Hickey's Summary

I thrived in an educational environment for most of my life, feeding my thirst for knowledge with study and research into many areas of science, including Molecular Biology and Biochemistry in my time at Durham University.

After so long in structured education I decided that it was time for a break and a new challenge. I ran two busy student bars in Durham for Durham University for a one year Sabbatical Management post. To further develop my management experience, I then joined JD Wetherspoon's management training programme as a Duty Manager in one of their biggest and most historically and architecturally beautiful flagship pubs in 2011.

Exhausting myself and all that career could offer me, I have now decided to start afresh and move on to teaching. I am currently a 'Salaried Schools Direct' student at Verulam School in St. Albans, where the learning curve is steep and the work rewarding. I am really enjoying my new career path and feel like I have finally found what I should be doing!

Laina Hickey's Experience

Trainee Science Teacher (Schools Direct Salaried)

Verulam School

September 2013Present (1 year 1 month) St Albans, United Kingdom

I am currently a Schools Direct Salaried student at Verulam School in St. Albans, The Alban Federation being my training provider. I am completely new to teaching and am learning at a colossal rate thanks to the high calibre of staff at the school. At present I teach 10 hours a week (set to increase rapidly) and divide the rest of my time between observing, planning, training and learning.

Duty Manager

JD Wetherspoon

Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Food & Beverages industry

June 2011August 2013 (2 years 3 months) Waterend Barn, St. Albans

Staff team management, performance management, training & recruitment, operations management, measuring progress & achieving targets.

Bar Steward

Durham University

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

July 2010June 2011 (1 year) St. Cuthbert's Society Bar

Managed two busy student bars for St. Cuthbert's Society of Durham University.

Assistant Bar Steward

Durham University

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

July 2009June 2010 (1 year) St. Cuthbert's Society Bar

Assisted the above.

Staff Manager

Durham University

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

July 2008June 2009 (1 year) St. Cuthbert's Society Bar

Recruitment, training & rotas.

Supervisor

Durham University

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

December 2007June 2009 (1 year 7 months) St. Cuthbert's Society Bar

Bartender

Durham University

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

October 2007November 2007 (2 months) Durham, United Kingdom

Laina Hickey's Skills & Expertise

  1. Event Management
  2. Teaching
  3. Management
  4. Team Management
  5. Training
  6. Recruitment
  7. Customer Service
  8. Research
  9. Data Analysis
  10. Report Writing
  11. Time Management
  12. Teamwork
  13. Team Leadership
  14. Microsoft Office
  15. Social Media

Laina Hickey's Education

Durham University

2:1, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, BSc with Honours

20072010

Activities and Societies: Senior Cox. Member of JCR Executive Committee. Biological Society. Voluntary Lab Research Assistant at Professor Knight's plant molecular & biochemistry lab.

St. Albans Girls' School

A Levels, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths

20052007

St. Albans Girls' School

AS Levels, Further Maths, Business Studies & Economics

20052006

St. Albans Girls' School

GCSEs, Science, Maths, English Language, English Literature, Business & Economics, Spanish, History, Drama

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Laina Hickey's Additional Information

Interests:

Secondary education, fishing, behaviour management, performance management.

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