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Case Study: Ruth Prentice

Personal details
Degree:MTheol Profile picture
School(s): School of Divinity
Year of Graduation:Jul-2012
National of: United Kingdom
Employment details
Organisation: Downe House School
Job title: Teacher of Religious Studies
Occupational Sector: Teaching
What has been your route to getting your current position?
Resident assistant in boarding house, Resident Matron, Assistant Housemistress, PGDE at Strathclyde Uni, placements in Glasgow and then in Aberdeen, Teacher and Resident Tutor at Downe House School.
What does your job involve ?
Teaching 11-18 yrs old, Religious Studies, Morality, Philosophy, Theology, Pastoral work, guidance teaching, etc.
What are the best bits of your job ?
Amazing dialogues with young people. Getting to play a part in their education. Inspiring them to be their best selves.
Why were you successful?
Went with what I loved and had a crack at every opportunity.
What skills/ knowledge from your degree have you found particularly helpful in this role?
Everything! My pupils thrive on all of it, even the Biblical Hebrew!
What advice would you give to students wishing to follow the same path?
What was it like? Uncertain at times and as a result worrying. But perseverance wins the prize. Hours are pretty hefty- you take your work home with you. If you find the right school then it makes all the work and hours worth it.