Sophie Bowen



Sophie Bowen is a Newly Qualified Teacher back in her home of Taunton, after achieving First Class Honours in her Primary Initial Teacher Education degree at the University of Worcester.


Primary Initial Teacher Education (with QTS) graduate Sophie Bowen is wearing a purple formal dress. She is hugging another woman who is dressed in black formal attire.

“I am delighted and overwhelmed to achieve my First Class Honours degree,” said the 22-year-old.  “After a very tough three years due to personal family issues, it was a very proud moment to receive this award.  It definitely would not have been possible without the help, support, encouragement and love from my family, friends, tutors at the University and mentors on my school placements.”

After completing her studies, Sophie returned to Taunton, where she secured a position teaching Year 1 at a local school.

“During my time at University I was very lucky to have supportive tutors and excellent school placements with class mentors that helped me grow as a teacher and guide me to become even better,” added Sophie.  “Their help and advice along the way meant that, with a lot of hard work and passion, I was able to achieve 'Outstanding' teaching practice on my final placement.”