Head of Art & Design, My Online Schooling
Jet Vandorsten Van Dijk
Ambassador, My Online Schooling
Executive Headteacher, My Online Schooling
Deputy Headteacher of Skinners Kent Academy
Wednesday 31st August
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Graduating from University with a BA (hons) Graphic Design degree, I pursued my passion for creativity within the design industry, fulfilling a range of roles, from leading teams of creatives to meet client briefs by produce outstanding outcomes, to art directing photo shoots internationally. Having achieved many of my creative industry career goals, the appeal to share my experiences and passion with younger people led to a change of career and the completion of my PGCE in Secondary Education.
I have been fortunate to teach a range of year groups and qualifications including A-Level, GCSE, BTEC and Diploma. Now having been teaching for more than 12 years, I am passionate about sharing my industry knowledge to create a commercially aware curriculum in Art and Design Technology, which nurtures and develops outstanding and skilful students to contribute to the global creative and digital world that we now live in.
Throughout my teaching career I have built a range of skills and completed valuable training to support and engage SEN students, students with a range of abilities and a variety of personal challenges. I have many years’ experience as a Form tutor and Mentor and care greatly about supporting my students.
Online schooling is such a privilege to be a part of with our children and families. Teaching pupils from all over the world gives every lesson a rich, varied and stimulating environment in which all students have the freedom to engage and shine. Whilst ensuring progress and learning, I strive to achieve a friendly online classroom where pupils feel relaxed and able to enjoy a calm, creative environment, with support and a sense of humour! I love the everyday challenge that teaching brings and feel great pride in my students and their work. My aim is that all students thrive and use their education to achieve their aspirations and live a successful, rewarding life.
At home, I live in a small village on the outskirts of Liverpool in the UK and I love to spend time with my family, walking and enjoying the outdoors with my children, photography, reading and genealogy.
Jet is the parent of Ginger, Year 10 pupil at My Online Schooling, and they are one of our expat families living in Spain.
Van Dijk family info
Meet the van Dijk family - a family living on the sunny island of Mallorca, Spain. They chose My Online Schooling because they wanted to provide Ginger with the education they deserve.
At My Online Schooling, Ginger has the chance to do her International GCSE in History which she could not do in her local mainstream school. Ginger enjoys the flexible schedule that provides a calm and less stressful environment, helping them to focus on their studies.
Podcast episode here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkpykCXFiAc
Video here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QG53mSlEDA
Rob Leitch has joined My Online Schooling as Executive Headteacher, building on his passion for delivering an exceptional, innovative and inclusive British education to students across the world.
Joining during the 22/23 academic session to oversea teaching and learning, Rob joins from King Henry School in Bexley, London where he also held the position of Headteacher.
Prior to this, Rob held the position of Deputy Headteacher at Ravens Wood School in Bromley, London, and before that, he was a Cabinet Member for Education and was elected as Deputy Leader of the London Borough of Bexley.
Rob brings a wealth of experience and passion towards inclusion, learning and communities, and will play a significant role in developing My Online Schooling’s vision for the future as one of the world’s leading British online schools.
Rob is a father to four, and is a keen West Ham supporter.
Chichi is a Vice Principal at a school in Tunbridge Wells. She has been a secondary school teacher of English for seventeen years and in School Leadership for the past ten years; her particular area of expertise is in curriculum, assessment and pedagogy.
Chichi also has a passion for helping pupils achieve beyond their aspirations and contexts. She has been responsible for More Able students in a number of contexts, encouraging schools to rethink their definition of and provision for the More Able. Chichi is also an experienced coach and mentor of qualified and trainee teachers.
She has worked with a range of training bodies and has coached teachers at various stages of their career. Very recently, Chi’s personal interest in education has developed in the direction of exploring unique and creative ways in which schools build their curriculum around the context of their pupils.