Maria Slade

Art Teacher

Maria believes that there are multiple ways of succeeding in Art, and she believe that we are all Artists. Her job is giving the children at Bassett House School the opportunities and confidence to find their own ways to succeed.

Teaching Biography

Maria spent her first few years in London working as a Junior Press Assistant in Giorgio Armani’s Press Office, before working her way up to the European Marketing and Creative Communications Manager for Universal Music. She trained to teach in her final year at Universal Music, whilst expecting her second child. Maria has worked as an Upper Key Stage 2 Classroom teacher before spending the last 6 glorious years specialising in Primary Art Education at Bassett House School.

Personal Biography

Maria is from a small village in Scotland,  she is one of six children and has a twin brother.  Maria’s parents were both teachers and now all her siblings are either teachers and/or artists. Maria is married with 4 children, 2 girls and 2 boys and has 15 nieces and nephews.  She loves to go for long walks with her children and two little Boston Terriers, painting portraits, running and just hanging out with her family.


  • National Diploma in Photography
  • Bachelor of Arts in International Marketing
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education

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