Robyn (Year 7) joined our Northgate News Team in October and decided to interview Miss Woodier, who joined the English Department in September. Find out more from her questions and answers below:

How does it feel to teach here, at Northgate?

I love teaching here at Northgate, there are so many enthusiastic and creative students. I especially like that those creative students have so many opportunities available to get involved with events within the library like competitions or poetry readings.

What are your hobbies and interests?

I have quite a lot of hobbies. One of my main hobbies involves creative writing. I really like creative writing like story writing or poetry writing (especially a very cool type of poetry called code poetry). In my spare time I like to exercise.

What is your favourite thing about being an English teacher?

I really like encouraging creativity as an English teacher and getting students involved in writing. It makes me so happy to see my pupils enjoying writing and reading.

What is your favourite food? Why do you like it?

My favourite food has to be Sushi! I generally find it just really delicious; it looks good and it comes in all shapes, and sizes.

What is your favourite book and why?

I have lots of favourite books but my favourite book is probably ‘Shatter Me’ by Tahereh Mafi. I like this book because the author uses so many beautiful devices. Here is one of my favourite metaphors in it about the protagonists life: “My world is one interwoven web of words, stringing limb to limb, bone to sinew, thoughts and images all together”.

Apart from English, what is your favourite subject? Why do you like it?

Apart from English, my other favourite subject is the academic side of P.E. I like it because it helps you to know how to exercise by learning about all of the biological functions involved with it.

If you didn’t teach English, then what subject would you like to teach? 

Well, before wanting to be an English teacher I started a degree in Neuroscience because I liked learning about the brain. Because of this, I would probably teach A-Level Psychology.

If you were to write your own novel, what would it be about?

Well, I am actually half way through a fantasy adventure novel, it has got magic, warring kingdoms, and mythical creatures.

Tell us a random fact about yourself.

I have two cats named after Pokémon! Their names are Gible and Goomy.

Thank you to Miss Woodier for taking the time to answer Robyn’s questions. It is always interesting to find out a bit more about teaching staff and associated staff at Northgate. We look forward to the next Northgate News Team interview.