Meet the teacher - Mrs Kursitis
14 October 2021
Mrs Kursitis has travelled the world to boost her geography knowledge – and is now sharing it with the pupils at Priory.
Mrs Kursitis joined the Humanities team as Geography teacher in September and has soon settled into her new role.
“I am from Preston and went to Penwortham Girls' High School,” said Mrs Kursitis. “I never knew what I wanted to do, except I wanted to travel and I travelled to South East Asia and lived in Australia, all over really. I came back and completed my PGCE at Manchester Met and then worked at a school in Bolton for a few years.
“I heard about the vacancy at Priory and, once I looked around the school, I knew I wanted to teach here. I really liked the feel of the school and the working environment.
“I have loved seeing places and Geography has always been my passion.”
Mrs Kursitis lists her hobbies as scuba diving, badminton but mainly now looking after her children!
Head of Humanities Mr Metcalfe said: “I knew Mrs Kursitis from working at Bolton with her and I know she is a strong classroom practitioner.
“When I came here we had three GCSE classes across Humanities, in Geography, History and RE, but we have expanded greatly in the last three years.
“We have larger GCSE numbers and we are changing the curriculum to make sure Key Stage 3 pupils are enthusiastic about humanities and want to take if further.
“With the expansion, we needed new teachers and I know how brilliant and enthusiastic Mrs Kursitis is in the classroom.
“She fits this school perfectly, she builds up strong relationships with the pupils and her teaching is engaging and she loves teaching! She has a wealth of knowledge and experience and will be a big addition to our team. We have a vision in Humanities and are forever adapting our teaching to make the subject more appealing to the pupils and to make it all more digitally accessible.
“We want pupils to love the subjects like we do and enthuse them to carry it on to college level and beyond.”