A few comments from some of the people I have worked with..



To whom it may concern.


Re: Debbie Bent


Debbie worked at Springmead Primary School from September 2011 - December 2011 for PPA cover on a weekly basis.  Debbie taught art to two Year 1 classes of 30 children each.


Debbie planned and delivered a sequence of art lessons in line with the requirements of the curriculum for Year 1.  All of the activities were pitched at the correct level and the children thoroughly enjoyed taking part.  They were given lots of opportunities to mix colours and create different pictures according to texture and feeling.  Debbie also introduced clay to the children and they produced a 3D clay portrait of themselves.


Debbie worked alongside both class teachers to assess the children at the end of the term using the school's own assessment procedures.


I found Debbie to be friendly, calm and patient.  She was very approachable and the children responded well to her.  She confidently communicated with all the children and the adults in the classroom.  She worked well in a team.  Debbie was always well prepared and the resources were always ready for each lesson.



Sharon Church

Year 1 Class


  Teacher, Springmead School



 Reference from Corrina Dunlea, Centre Director at Courtyard Arts;

" Debbie is a professional and friendly tutor inspiring adults and children alike.Over the past two years she quickly established an enthusiastic following of budding and established artists who are inspired by her skills and bubbly personality.  Although she specialises in Clay sculpture she easily crosses the creative spectrum into mixed media classes. Her experience and flexibility makes her a brilliant choice for Outreach work. I would confidently recommend Debbie without hesitation."