Sian Hancock

CYM Tutor and Course Leader, Children and Families

With a business studies and administration background, having worked in Social Services and British Telecom, Siân had a career break to have her family. While her two daughters were young, she led and managed a pre-school for ten years before training as a Primary School Teacher at the University of the West of England where she specialised in the Early Years and studied English.

Whilst teaching full time in South Gloucestershire, where she had responsibility for Religious Education and ICT, she had the opportunity to teach in both Key Stages. She was also the School Based Tutor for supervising Trainee Teachers.

She completed a Masters Degree in Researching Education focussing on the impact of multiple intelligences, learning styles and classroom dialogue upon children’s thinking and the learning process. Her research interests are multiple intelligences, multi-sensory learning and developing children’s thinking through philosophical questions.

Siân has experience of Philosophy for Children and is an accredited Godly Play Storyteller. She is currently engaged in research into the way children’s play nurtures their spirituality and contributes to faith development.