James Brindley School teacher, Jayne Ruisi
What subjects do you teach?
I teach a whole array of subjects at GCSE, Diploma and A Level such as Humanities that includes Geography, History and RE, Health and Social Care, Sports, Dance, Psychology, Beauty Therapy and Cooking.
What is your favourite aspect of the job?
Being given the privilege to teach these students, I love the fact that I can support them and hopefully make a difference and be able to help in whatever way I can. It’s a fantastic job, the nature of working in oncology means that you do get your ups and downs, but pupils will still want us to visit. It brings a little bit of normality back to their lives. We liaise with their school and we keep them in line with what their peers are being taught so that they don’t feel like they are falling behind in anything.
How long have you been in the role for?
I have been in the role for 39 years now! And three years with the James Brindley School. I could have retired but there is so much to achieve every day, it’s so rewarding. I love my job I really do.
What do you do in your free time?
I run quite a lot but do I love eating and cooking, so it works perfect for me! Cooking with our pupils also helps as a form of socialising if they aren’t leaving their room as often as other patients.