Adesuwa Omoruyi started off as a teacher at Bridge, Oloto Ring Road before getting promoted to the position of academy manager. Now, Adesuwa is a Supervisor providing support to academies in Ojo and Alimosho area of Lagos State. Before starting at Bridge, Adesuwa had 15 years teaching experience, making her the perfect candidate to assume the role of School supervisor.
She found Bridge’s methods very different to where she’s worked before. “The curriculum is very well planned and literacy is a big focus,” she explains. However, the main difference she has found is that Bridge instils a level of independence in their pupils, whereas in other schools she’s found, “they rely on the teacher too much,” and are unable to do work by themselves.
Before her promotion to the position of a Supervisor, Adesuwa had to prove herself to demonstrate she would be capable of being academy manager, and she is proud of her achievement. It requires a different skill set to being a class teacher she’s found, as she says that her main job is to support the teachers at her academy.
She did lesson observations and kept a close eye on the work that their pupils were producing. She has a good relationship with her academy managers and has seen positive results. “Once I give feedback they always work on it and improve,” she says. Adesuwa also ensures that the parents are happy and kept in the loop about everything that’s going on at the schools.
“It’s an important job because I am the leader,” Adesuwa explains, “I have to attend to all problems.” Nonetheless, she is eager to convey that she really enjoys the job. “I love being a teacher and this does not stop you teaching,” she says, “I am able to help teachers improve, and make teaching easy for them!”