Jacklyn Smith

Jacklyn studied a BSc in Psychology at the University of Leeds, before obtaining her MSc in Neuroscience. Since embarking on her career in teaching through the Teach First programme, Jacklyn has worked in several inner-city schools across London. She is Deputy Head of English at HNS and has led on several KS3 interventions and extra-curricular activities that aim to extend the curriculum beyond the classroom, injecting a passion for debating and poetry into her pupils.

Whilst at university, Jacklyn taught English for two months at an orphanage and local school in rural Cambodia, which inspired her decision to pursue a career in teaching. She is also a keen traveller, planning her next trip whenever she can, and enjoys yoga in her spare time.