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MEET THE STAFF

Our staff are very warm and friendly and they all love children! All of our teaching staff were graded as “outstanding” by OFSTED in both 2007 and 2013. Our Lead Inspector in 2013 made a particular point of meeting with all our teaching assistants to congratulate them on the terrific job they do with the children.

Name: Mrs H Wood

Position: Principal / SLT

Likes: Musicals, the theatre, shopping, France, visiting London, family time, trying comedy glasses on

Dislikes: People moaning, being cold, meat

Favourite Place: Anywhere in France, Maldives, Manchester, London

Favourite Book: All the Harry Potter books

Favourite Film: The Goonies

Favourite Word: Frigglejang

Favourite Food: Eggs – in any form

What I would like to be remembered for: Being a really good wife and mum

Name: Mr A Kenworthy

Position: Deputy Principal / SLT / Year 6 Teacher

Likes: Preston North End, playing and watching football, music, darts, Adidas Originals

Dislikes: Liverpool FC, mess, bad manners

Favourite Place: On a sun lounger in the Maldives

Favourite Book: Dangleboots

Favourite Film: Goodfellas

Favourite Word: Onomatopoeia

Favourite Food: Burger and chips

What I would like to be remembered for: Being a good dad, telling the best and longest yarns!

Name: Miss A Riches

Position: Assistant Principal / SLT / Reception Teacher

Likes: Shopping, music, laughter

Dislikes: Spiders, supermarkets

Favourite Place: My bed

Favourite Book: Stickman, Not Now, Bernard, any children’s books

Favourite Film: The Lion King

Favourite Word: Fabulous

Favourite Food: Crisps, fish and chips

What I would like to be remembered for: To be remembered would be nice

Name: Mrs L Shaw

Position: School Business Manager / SLT

Likes: Children, hockey, dogs, Louboutins, swimming, smiling

Dislikes: Rude people, bad spelling

Favourite Place: Home

Favourite Book: Great Gatsby

Favourite Film: Pretty Woman

Favourite Word: Humongous

Favourite Food: Bacon butty

What I would like to be remembered for: Being happy, being a great mum and having fab shoes!

Name: Mrs C Hoyle

Position: Nursery Manager

Likes: Spending quality time with my family, going to the theatre – I love a good musical

Dislikes: Dishonesty and earwigs, I also have a phobia about fish!

Favourite Place: On board a cruise ship

Favourite Book: Confessions of a Shopaholic

Favourite Film: Father of the Bride

Favourite Word: Snuggy

Favourite Food: Italian… and chocolate

What I would like to be remembered for: Being a fun and friendly person and for being a good mum

Name: Miss A Sutherland

Position: Graduate Teacher in Reception

Likes: Going out for tea with friends and family, shopping!

Dislikes: Bad manners and spiders

Favourite Place: Disney World in Florida/anywhere sunny

Favourite Book: Stick Man by Julia Donaldson

Favourite Film: Toy Story and Dirty Dancing

Favourite Word: Thank you!

Favourite Food: Yorkshire puddings

What I would like to be remembered for: Being a happy and smiley person

Name: Mrs H Titherley

Position: Year 1 Teacher

Likes: Shopping, spending time with family and friends

Dislikes: Peanut butter, creepy-crawlies

Favourite Place: Wrapped up, cosy in bed or on holiday somewhere hot

Favourite Book: Anything by Celia Ahern, the Harry Potter books and The Hunger Games

Favourite Film: The Proposal

Favourite Word: Fabulous

Favourite Food: Roast beef dinner

What I would like to be remembered for: Being happy and smiley and making a difference

Name: Miss B Crayston

Position: Year 2 Teacher

Likes: Shopping, afternoon tea and selfies

Dislikes: Spiders, fish, butterflies and slow drivers

Favourite Place: Saona Island (Dominican Republic), bed on a Sunday morning

Favourite Book: Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

Favourite Film: Lion King (theatre version topped it though)

Favourite Word: Lovely

Favourite Food: Steak and chips, Yorkshire pudding, strawberries

What I would like to be remembered for: Being a thoughtful friend and enthusiastic teacher

Name: Mrs C Blundell

Position: Year 3 Teacher

Likes: Shopping, spending time with family and friends, Body shop, Ant & Dec

Dislikes: Spiders and ignorance

Favourite Place: New York and Kenya

Favourite Book: Matilda by Roald Dahl

Favourite Film: Dirty Dancing

Favourite Word: Pinot

Favourite Food: Crispy Shredded Beef and Peking Sauce

What I would like to be remembered for: Starting baby shark 15 years ago

Name: Mrs K Fox

Position: Year 3 Teacher

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Name: Mrs J Abbott

Position: Year 4 Teacher

Likes: Spending time with my family, Disney and shopping

Dislikes: Wasps

Favourite Place: Clearwater Beach, Florida

Favourite Book: The Chronicles of Narnia and The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

Favourite Film: Tangled, I Am Legend

Favourite Word: Thank you

Favourite Food: Breadsticks (plain with no dip)

What I would like to be remembered for: Being a great mum and having a big smile!

Name: Mr T Stewart

Position: Graduate Teacher / Year 4 

Likes: Dogs, cars and sport

Dislikes: Rudeness, bad manners and littering

Favourite Place: Lake District and Portugal

Favourite Book: The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 and 3/4

Favourite Film:The Dark Knight and Toy Story (Narrowing down to 2 was hard enough)

Favourite Word: Pugilist

Favourite Food: Steak and chips

What I would like to be remembered for: To have a postive impact on the people I meet.

Name: Mr M Goldie

Position: Year 5 Teacher

Likes: Reading – especially autobiographies; playing guitar; tinkering around with cars; taking my children swimming and above all… power-washing! I’ll power wash anything and everything!

Dislikes: Rudeness – speak how you want to be spoken to, treat people how you want to be treated

Favourite Place: Isle of Man

Favourite Book: Night by Elie Wiesel

Favourite Film: Any Marvel Cinematic Universe film

Favourite Word: Beverage

Favourite Food: Chicken kebab with hot chilli sauce

What I would like to be remembered for: Being thoughtful, kind and putting others before myself

Name: Mr C Allen

Position: Teacher – part-time

Likes: Anything to do with space

Dislikes: People who don’t say ‘thank you’

Favourite Place: Lake District

Favourite Book: Carrying the Fire

Favourite Film: It’s a Wonderful Life

Favourite Word: Oblong

Favourite Food: Thai

What I would like to be remembered for: Making science exciting!

Name: Mrs S Gardner

Position: Pupil Premium Champion / Learning Mentor / Support in Year 1

Likes: The sun, gardening, country walks and spending time with my children and grandchildren

Dislikes: Rain, unkindness

Favourite Place: Home

Favourite Book: Precious Time

Favourite Film: Dirty Dancing

Favourite Word: Sweetpea

Favourite Food: Toast

What I would like to be remembered for: For just being me

Name: Mrs J Holden

Position: Support in Nursery

Likes: Emmerdale, chocolate, crafts

Dislikes: Children who don’t know how to use a knife and fork, people who borrow things and don’t return them, eggs!

Favourite Place: Turkey

Favourite Book: None

Favourite Film: Sister Act and Dirty Dancing

Favourite Word: Thank you

Favourite Food: Cakes and puddings

What I would like to be remembered for: For being fair, loyal and funny

Name: Mrs A Ronson

Position: Support in Nursery

Favourite Place: Menorca

Favourite Book: His Secret Daughter

Favourite Film: Grease

Favourite Word: Kerfuffle

Favourite Food: Cheese

What I would like to be remembered for: Baking cakes

Name: Mrs P Miller

Position: Support in Reception

Likes: Chocolate, going to the theatre and concerts with friends, holidays in the sun and spending time at the lakes in my caravan

Dislikes: Rude arrogant people, people who whinge and moan. Also, I don’t like Christmas cake or mince pies!

Favourite Place: Scotland, Killin and the Lake District

Favourite Book: Flat Stanley and Guess How Much I Love You

Favourite Film: Dirty Dancing and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (old version)

Favourite Word: Phenomenal. Makes me smile, listening to people trying to pronounce it!

Favourite Food: Desserts, chocolate cream cakes and cheesecake, Italian

What I would like to be remembered for: Always being there for others, Little Miss Sunshine

Name: Mrs S Smillie

Position: Currently on Secondment at Westcliff Academy

Likes: Going on holiday, shopping, spending time with friends and family

Dislikes: Seafood and fish

Favourite Place: Thailand

Favourite Book: Sweet Dreams (If you can remember them!)

Favourite Film: What Happened in Vegas

Favourite Word: Shikley (mixture of sparkly and shiny!)

Favourite Food: Indian

What I would like to be remembered for: Smiley and always up for a laugh! Oh, and being a good mum and for writing a book on good parenting!

Name: Mrs R Rea

Position: Support in Year 2

Likes: Spending time with family and friends

Dislikes: Rude, miserable people

Favourite Place: Florida, Barbados, Dales

Favourite Book: Biographies

Favourite Film: Mrs Doubtfire

Favourite Word: Marvellous

Favourite Food: Steak

What I would like to be remembered for: For being kind

Name: Mrs J Allsworth

Position: Support in Year 5

Likes: Soul music, Nottingham Forest, clothes, Disney, ‘doing lunch!’

Dislikes: Heavy metal music, Derby County, growing old gracefully

Favourite Place: Disney World, Florida

Favourite Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Favourite Film: North by North West

Favourite Word: Phrase… ‘Here’s your breakfast, Jill’

Favourite Food: Caprese salad with olives

What I would like to be remembered for: My sense of humour and being pretty cool

Name: Mrs L Slinger

Position: Support in Year 3 and Year 4

Likes: Family time, walking the dog, netball and home!

Dislikes: Rudeness, wet cardboard

Favourite Place: Villa Mora, Portugal

Favourite Book: Autobiographies

Favourite Film: The Lion King

Favourite Word: Fantastic

Favourite Food: Cottage pie

What I would like to be remembered for: Always being a shoulder to cry on

Name: Mrs R Gudgeon

Position: Support in Year 6

Likes: Walking, sunshine, dogs, Year 6 girls (they were sitting with me when I wrote this!)

Dislikes: Bad manners, rudeness, queues, bad spelling

Favourite Place: Home

Favourite Book: The Shopaholic series

Favourite Film: The Wizard of Oz

Favourite Word: Eccentric

Favourite Food: Chinese

What I would like to be remembered for: For being a great wife and mum, a fab TA and a friendly person. And for being OCD about the dishwasher/cleanliness in the staffroom