Sian Hancock

MA, BA (Hons) QTS
CYM Tutor and Course Leader, Children and Families

Sian HancockWith 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 a Godly Play trainer and storyteller.  Sian has a deep sense of calling to see children develop in their own spirituality and faith journey.  She believes in empowering children in their thinking through creative engagement with God and the bible.

hancocks@bristol-baptist.ac.uk