Jen Wakefield

Jen is currently a comedian, writer, actress and tutor. She started her teaching career in 2009. Jen spent three years teaching at a school in Oxfordshire before moving back to London.

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Jen is currently a comedian, writer, actress and tutor. She started her teaching career in 2009. Jen spent three years teaching at a school in Oxfordshire before moving back to London. In 2012 she started a new drama department with a talented colleague at Hill House International School in Chelsea. They jointly wrote a bespoke drama curriculum including Primary literacy and Secondary drama techniques, created their own assessment criteria, and wrote and directed countless school productions. She also taught dance to hundreds of children who performed on Duke Of York Square every year at the school’s annual Field Day. A Drama and Literacy specialist, Jen has offered her services in various capacities from private work to large state school projects. She more recently worked as an SEN teacher helping children who have dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia, developing methods to help with working memory and building confidence. She decided to leave teaching full-time as she always wanted to perform. She has now completed two Edinburgh Fringe runs with a sketch show and a solo show. She has filmed comedy sketches for Channel 4, BBC Three, and will host her own comedy podcast with guests later this year for BBC Radio 1.

Her Role Model is Kate Prince who started ZooNation dance company. Kate decided to merge Hip-hop dancing and Narrative to make amazing best-selling theatrical shows, bringing hip-hop dance to family audiences. Jen loves it when people do things that are not yet done, as it shows great imagination, risk-taking and a sense of self-belief that we can all share in.