Born in Leeds, Mrs Ayed has taught in primary schools in Leeds, York and in Selby over the last 15 years. This is her fifth year at Barwic Parade in Selby. Prior to teaching, she was in the Public Relations industry. Mrs Ayed has two grown-up daughters and two young grandchildren. She loves languages and can speak French, Spanish and some Arabic, as well as doing accents too! As a child, Mrs Ayed fell in love with Enid Blyton’s collection of magical adventures in ‘The Faraway Tree’ and still loves reading these to her class to this day. If she hadn’t been lucky enough to become a teacher, Mrs Ayed would have loved to have been an actress. She hopes to write a story one day! A lover of the moon, stars and rainbows, Mrs Ayed especially loves being outdoors and sharing her love of nature with the children.