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Clare Sutlieff

Clare Sutlieff-Lambert, 1997 to 2002

What do you do now?
Head of Music at St Stephen’s International School, Bangkok, South East Asia.

How did you get into this line of work?
After finishing a BA Hons degree in Music at the University of Leeds I continued with my education at Edge Hill University by completing a Secondary PGCE in Music. This enabled me to become s fully qualified as Music Teacher.

During my studies I tried to gain as much varied experience as possible in the teaching field. I found myself volunteering in schools across England teaching pupils from different cultures and backgrounds in a variety of school types.

Has it been difficult in a traditionally ‘man’s world’?
Female teachers are more widely accepted in a traditional ‘man’s world’ and I have found no difficulties so far.

What does it take to be successful?
A balance between work and play. If you are happy within your personal life this will reflect on your work and enable you to achieve higher.

Any advice for Westholme girls today?
Live for the moment and grasp every opportunity that is ever offered to you.