Sam Kidd – Learning Together Development Worker and Tutor
I joined SAVTE as a Family Learning Project Development worker in February 2020. It is really exciting to be part of such an interesting project.
I am originally from Birmingham and left there to work in Switzerland as an au-pair when I was 18. I lived near Geneva and didn’t speak any French when I went there, so I have a little understanding of moving to a new country and learning the language as I went along. When I returned I moved to Devon than finally settled in Sheffield in 1992. I worked for BT then as Translation Department Manager of a software localisation firm.
I retrained as an Early Years Teacher at Sheffield Hallam University and then taught Nursery, Reception and Year 1 in local schools. Working with SAVTE on the Family Learning project has given me the opportunity to work with SAVTE staff, learners and volunteers. I have been working on developing a curriculum and resources, training modules for volunteers and researching best practice in Family Learning.
The COVID pandemic has of course had an impact on the project and we are re-imagining how we can deliver Family Learning in the circumstances as well as developing our home based and community based offer once restrictions are lifted. I am on furlough at the moment, and am looking forward to restarting the project on my return.
Outside of work, I enjoy yoga, reading and gardening.