Below are a range of testimonials and feedback from teaching staff and artists that I have worked with over the course of my art teaching career.
"It is chiefly your drive towards the highest standards at all times which ensures that the annual Haggerston art exhibition has become such a showcase of talent and excellence.
Thank you and well done to you for all that you continue to do to make art a pillar of excellence in the school."
-Dr Jane Keeley, Headteacher of Haggerston School, London (2010-2017).
" I just wanted to take a moment to express how fantastic the artwork was that the students have produced. The individuality and confidence that you inspire into the students is exemplary. There were some really stunning and stand out pieces, and in particular, I was blown away by the confidence of students to work independently."
-Edmund Coogan, Deputy Headteacher of Haggerston School, London, writing about the GCSE Art course.
"Jennifer has been a fantastic Head of Art. She has very high expectations which are reflected in the student's work. She is a caring, encouraging and supportive teacher and a great team leader. Her organisational skills are exceptional. She mentored me during my NQT year and I have learned a great deal from her."
-Liudmila Peryer, Art Teacher, Haggerston School, London
"I worked with Jenny Ramos Virley in Haggerston school London for a period of two years in which she was my Head of Department. I found Jenny to be incredibly supportive in developing my skills as an art teacher and form tutor. Moreover Jenny supported and guided me with her significant experience and skill in my teaching of a year 11 class. As a result of Jenny’s support and guidance the students in this class achieved outstanding examination results. Additionally the outstanding professional development that I received from Jenny was instrumental in supporting me to progress to middle leadership in my current school. My praise for Jenny as both a mentor and manager could not be higher."
-James Stevenson, Art Teacher, Haggerston School, London.
"It was another hugely impressive exhibition of student's work, and so stylishly curated. A huge thank you to you and your team.
It always gives me moments of serenity and awe to move around, alone, and study and reflect on how much the art education here gives the children and young people here, and also to simply enjoy it all.
It is something I have always looked forward to and have valued. So I want to thank you cumulatively – eight times over – for the work you and your team have put in over the years to create an event of such quality which reflects the creativity in this school."
Dr Jane Keeley, Headteacher of Haggerston School, London (2010-2017) writing about the annual GCSE and A Level Art exhibition.
"It was an absolute pleasure to work with you and the students. Personally, I've been inspired and re-energised by the enthusiasm of your students! Thank you. I'm very pleased with the student's work and their thorough understanding of Peranakan culture."
Jennifer Lim, Singapore based printmaking artist, on her printmaking workshop with students.