Name: Deepa Samani.
Age: I am 25 years old.
Where do you work? I work at Weald First School.
What do you do? I am a reception class teacher.
What is the best part of your job? I enjoy the flexibility and variety of teaching. No two days are ever the same. I also love the little innocent comments that children make - always makes me happy, even on a bad day!
What is the funniest thing a pupil has ever done or said to you? There are so many funny moments but a very recent one was when a pupil got stung by a wasp. While I was concerned for her welfare, the comment she made put a smile on my face. She said: "The dead wasp is fighting me!" We later found the dead wasp on the classroom carpet. The child said she sat on it.
If you could be invisible for the day, what would you do? I would probably go to India to visit my idol, an actor, and see what he is like in real life.
What was your favourite subject at school? I really enjoyed French at school. I would like to take up French again in the future.
What was your worst subject? I was never keen on design and technology. It is definitely a subject that is more fun to teach than it is to learn.
What was the naughtiest thing you did when you were at school? I honestly don't think I ever misbehaved as a child - I was an angel! It's probably the reason why I have such high expectations of the children I teach!