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Hannah Penlington is a graduate from the Winchester Art School completing a BA hons degree in the Fine Arts and furthered her studies with completing a PGCE in Primary Education at Southampton University. She has been a teacher since 2010, working in several different primary schools across Southampton as a KS1 teacher, a supply teacher and a music teacher. She is now a music, art and general studies tutor at Southampton Arts Academy.

Since completing her studies, Hannah has had some moderate success with her art career and is now regularly commissioned for works. Past projects include designing cards for a charity website, displaying works of art in local galleries and selling her work across the UK. Now as an art tutor, Hannah uses her past experiences and skills to teach techniques using acrylic and watercolour paints, pencil and pens, and other forms of art.

As well as art, Hannah is a keen musician and can play a wide range of musical instruments. She has performed at lots of Southampton schools and the Mayflower Theatre in an orchestra, which its goal was to inspire children to learn an instrument of their own. Now as a tutor for Southampton Arts Academy, she uses her knowledge and past experiences to teach instruments such as piano, clarinet and guitar.

Hannah’s teaching career started in 2010 as a year 2 teacher, followed by a year as a year R teacher. Wanting to further her personal development, she then became a supply teacher for several years, teaching children as young as 3 all the way up to year 6 SATs. She now teaches Maths and English and supports students through their SATs and exams.