Celina is a fully qualified primary teacher with over 8 years teaching experience in both the UK and abroad. Celina has a passion for the Early Years Foundation Stage and experience of successful creative curriculum development across both EYFS, KS1 and KS2. Celina has previously been a PSHE coordinator and Science subject lead, having helped her school to obtain both the PSQM Gold Award and Space Quality Mark Silver Award. She is also affiliated to the College Fellow of the Primary Science Teaching Trust for demonstrating innovative, creative practice and for engaging and inspiring learners.
Celina has a particular interest in special educational needs and children whom have English as an additional language. She has successfully used Makaton sign language throughout her teaching career enabling her to create an inclusive, fun learning environment whilst also contributing to children’s fundamental communication and language development.
Celina also has experience of delivering training to teaching professionals and consulting at senior management level on whole school approaches, including pastoral care and Social Emotional Mental Health (SEMH).
Having met Paul McGee, Celina was inspired by SUMO and the six key SUMO Principles. She immediately recognised how these could have a significantly positive impact on young children and their well-being. Celina went on to develop a passion for SUMO, with many of the SUMO principles enabling her to deal with, manage and overcome particular challenges in her own personal life.
Now working for and on behalf of the SUMO 4 Schools Foundation, Celina is creating and developing SUMO-related products and resources that can be used in the classroom.