At Melville-Knox Christian School we aim to employ only teachers of the finest calibre and registered through the General Teaching Council of Scotland. Our current staff are advised by a voluntary, unpaid Mentor, a former Headteacher with over 35 years of experience in education, a school management committee and the school board. The school is ultimately under the authority of the Board of Directors. All Directors and Staff are, and must be, committed Christians who are members of Confessional churches.
After moving with her family from South Africa in 1998, Ashleigh grew up in Bristol where she was home-educated using a Christian Curriculum. Her father is the pastor of Spirit of Life Church, a Reformed Baptist Church.
She completed her Primary Teaching qualifications at The University of Gloucestershire, graduating in 2018.
During her student teaching placements, Ashleigh gained experience teaching children from ages 5 to 11. Since completing her training Ashleigh has worked as a Primary Teacher, a supply teacher and most recently as a nursery lead practitioner.
Ashleigh has developed the skills and knowledge to successfully plan and teach meaningful and exciting lessons. She has great understanding of purposeful assessment and utilises this information to support and challenge pupils in their learning.
Svea is originally from Germany but moved to Aberdeen to study in 2018. She completed a Master of Arts (Hons) in Language and Linguistics at the University of Aberdeen, graduating in summer 2022 with a First Class degree. Svea became a member of Grace Baptist Church Aberdeen in the final year of her degree.
Svea spent a year as a self-employed, online German tutor. Her students were of mixed ages and abilities, requiring her to adjust lesson plans and materials accordingly.
When living in Germany, Svea served her local church as a kid’s club leader for several years. Since joining Grace Baptist Church, she has started to serve in the Children’s Catechism Class.
She is now working as our Administrator and assists Ashleigh in the classroom.