Mrs. Sarah Brazier
Born and brought up in West Wales, I qualified as a teacher at UWIC and took my first teaching post at Tredegar Comprehensive School. Seeking new challenges, I subsequently spent a year teaching Special Needs in Dorset and then Welsh at a Catholic high school in Gwent. I moved on promotion to Worcestershire, enjoying two challenging years as Head of Year 8 and Head of Girls Physical Education.
After six years of teaching, it was time to broaden my horizons and I joined the Royal Air Force in 1996. Ten years service took me across the globe and into a variety of roles including combat survival and rescue and media operations. In peacetime, I was employed as a Physical Education Officer, working closely with fast jet aircrew and other specialisations to ensure role-specific fitness. In 2004, I was posted to RAF Lossiemouth where I met my husband; our family home is now in Newcastle Emlyn and our two children attend Gollop Prep.
Having participated in sport all my life and skied, run and played hockey for the Royal Air Force, it is my personal mission to enthuse every pupil at Gollop with a love for healthy living, physical recreation and competitive sport. In the classroom we'll achieve all our goals too!
An Interview with Mrs Sarah Brazier
by the Year Five Class.
Jack: When you were younger, what was your dream job?
When I was younger I believed I could sort out all the problems of the world and make it nice and organised. I thought the best way to do this would be by joining the police force!
Steffan: Why do you want to be a teacher?
I love children and I especially love it when I’m teaching and I explain something that is new or difficult and then someone understands and their whole face lights up. That makes my day.
Zach: If you won the lottery, how would you spend it?
I would share lots of money with my father and my brothers and sister. I would give lots to cancer charity and if there was any left, I’d go on a nice holiday where someone else would cook and clean for me.
Katy: If you were a millionaire, which job would you do?
Like Mr Thomas, I would still teach because I enjoy it so much. I would probably go to Africa to teach in the poorest areas where I’d use some of money to build schools and buy books for the children.
Harry: If you could be a pop or music star, who would you be?
I’d be Bryn Terfel because I think he has a most amazing voice and I much prefer the sound of male singers to female singers.
Katie: If you could back in your life and change something, what would you change and why?
I’d go back to age 11 and change my personality so I wasn’t so bossy with my friends. Apparently, I used to sulk if I didn’t get my own way and that’s really not a nice way to be.
William: If you were playing women’s rugby and had to play for a country other than Wales, which country would that be?
That’s a really hard question for me because I’m Welsh through and through! I’d have to choose a really small country that would never beat Wales such as Monocco!
Alicia: If you had a zoo, which animals would you keep?
I don’t support the idea of zoos just to keep animals captive, but if they exist to encourage breeding of endangered animals, then that’s ok. I am really fascinated by primates (monkeys) and could watch them all day.
Ben: If you could be somebody else for the day, who would you be?
I would be a dress-up Mickey Mouse at Disneyland and spend the day waving at people and trying to make them laugh. Maybe I would get some free ice-cream?
Teya: If you could travel through time, would you go forward or back?
I’d go back to the time of the ancient Egyptians and watch the pyramids being built because I think that would be amazing to see.