Hi! My name is Jonny aka Mr Cartwright/Mr C/JC. I am a primary school teacher and Teach First ambassador (North West 2011).

Although only in my sixth year of teaching I have already had a wide range of teaching ‘experiences’ in the North West, including Oldham, Moss Side and more recently Cheadle.

The path I have walked to date (since 2011) includes 3 schools, 4 sets of tears, 5 homes, 6 Teach First Summer Institutes and 8 head teachers… tbc.

I believe the most important thing is to get the basics right – be a GREAT classroom teacher! This blog will be my way of recording my story and experiences, developing my practice and sharing effective strategies that I have seen or used in the classroom…