Staff

 

                                         

Mrs Rushton is our amazing Head Teacher. She came highly recommended and has dazzled us with her enthusiasm, exciting ideas, boundless energy and a rather impressive collection of shoes.

   Describe yourself in five words: Happy, optimistic, calm, creative,                 compassionate.Favourite book? Children’s book – The Northern Lights trilogy by Philip Pullman. Adult’s book – A Star called Henry by Roddy Doyle. It made me smile, laugh and cry: an incredible story.

If you had to be trapped on a tv show for a month, what would it be? It definitely has to be Question Time. I love the high drama and emotion of political debate and seeing how people feel so passionately about making a difference to our world. I have been known to tune into the BBC Parliament Channel on occasions … and when election time comes I am in my element!

Mrs Rushton is our Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo), Designated Safeguarding Lead, Curriculum leader and leads developments in teaching and learning across the school.

                                                                                                

Mr Wilkinson is the full-time teacher of the Kestrels class. He is our very own Gareth Southgate – inspiring our teams of children playing football, rugby and cricket with good tactics, good team-talks and good humour.

Describe yourself in five words: Bradford City fan for life.

Favourite book? Getting Rich with Jeremy James by David Henry Wilson – a humorous look at how a young boy views the world.

If you had to be trapped in a tv show for a month, what would it be? Top Gear – all those cars to drive and an empty airfield - heaven!!

Mr Wilkinson is our Senior Teacher and Maths Subject Leader. He also leads PE, DT and computing and oversees online safety.  

Mr Hall is our Hawks class teacher.

Describe yourself in five words:  Sporty, outgoing, enthusiastic, friendly, tall.

What makes you happy:  A nice cup of tea.

Favourite book:  Kensuke's Kingdom.

Favourite sandwich filling:  Ham and cheese.

Mr Hall is our science subject leader.  

  

 

 

Miss Cook is the Eagles class teacher.  She is fun, creative and full of surprises!

 

Describe yourself in five-ish words Arty, chatty, relaxed and easy to please.

Favourite book The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien.

What makes you happy Reading in a sunny garden and walks with my dogs.

Favourite song from the sound track of your life  Burning for you - Blue Oyster Cult.

Favourite sandwich filling:  Brie, apple and salad.

 

 

Mrs Sollis is the school business manager. She works Monday-Wednesday and can be found in the school office ordering pencils, organising exciting trips, counting money, talking on the phone and – most importantly – giving out stickers.

Describe yourself in five words: Optimistic, sociable, cheerful, friendly, adaptable.

Favourite book: Turning Point by Freya North – brilliant!

What makes you happy? Sunshine, bluebells, cappuccinos and cruffins, live music, days out with friends, boat trips, Tottenham winning and all things Cornish.

Mrs Wilkinson is another staff member with a variety of roles. She is a Teaching Assistant on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, administrator in the office on Thursdays and Fridays and is Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead. A very organised individual!

Describe yourself in five words: Loves to make and bake.

Favourite book? I have always got a book on the go but if there is nothing about I will return to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice – I probably read it every year!

Singing or dancing? Dancing.

 

 

Mrs Wilson is the Teaching Assistant in the Hawks class.  She also is part of the Forest School team.

Describe yourself in five words:  Kind, flexible, fun, resourceful, happy.

What is your favourite book:  Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens.

What is your favourite song:  Anyone for You by George Ezra.

What makes you happy?  Being outdoors enjoying the countryside.

What is your favourite sandwich:  Coronation chicken and crispy lettuce!

 

 

 

Mrs Carter is our Mental Health Lead, our Forest School Lead and our ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support) - a specialist role.  She is a lovely, understanding lady who is always willing to give second chances. 

Describe yourself in five words: Approachable, fair, grounded, loves laughing.

Favourite book: The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis.

Favourite song from the soundtrack of your life? Up, Up and Away in my Beautiful Balloon by The Fifth Dimension reminds me of when I was a little girl.

Mrs Boulton is the Teaching Assistant mainly in the Owls class, but can be found in other places too! Mrs Boulton supervises the Playground Patrollers and Reading Buddies.

Describe yourself in five words: Tries anything, mainly eats crisps.

Favourite book: I loved reading all the Harry Potter books to my girls.

What makes you happy: Being with my family.

Favourite sandwich filling: Cheese - spread/sliced/grated - any type, but just cheese.

Favourite song from the sound track of your life: Smile by Westlife/Nat King Cole.

 

Mrs Stafford teaches in the Owls class.

Describe yourself in five words:   kind, bubbly, mumsie, likes animals

What makes you happy:  Paddle boarding on a summer evening

Favourite song:  Anything by Muse

Favourite book:   Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Favourite sandwich filling:  Coronation chicken

 

Mrs Harris is a Teaching Assistant in the Kestrels class and she leads 'Wake Up Wednesday' on the school playground every Wednesday morning. 

Describe yourself in five words:  I'm a bit like Tigger!

Favourite book: My favourite children's book is 'The Jolly Postman and Other People's Letters'. As a grown up I love books written by Jojo Moyes.

What is your favourite song from the soundtrack of your life?  'You are my sunshine' - my husband sings it to me when I am sad and we sing it to our children.

What makes you happy? Swimming, cycling, catching up with friends and dancing - I'm always bouncing around.

Favourite sandwich filling: Cheese and marmite.

Mrs Wood is our newest staff member.  She teaches in school on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, covering PPA time and leadership time.

Describe yourself in five words:  Kind, enthusiastic, friendly, relatively adventurous.

Favourite book: I have always loved detective books by Agatha Christie and have got all 66 of her mystery novels.  I come back to them again and again.

What makes you happy?  Being outdoors with animals, mostly horses.

Favourite song:  These Days by Take That.

Singing or dancing:  It has to be singing, but sometimes it is hard to do one without the other.  I am terrible at both but enthusiastic in my approach!

Favourite sandwich:  Tuna mayonnaise and crisp sandwich - it is very important that you put the crisps in the sandwich for the full benefit.

 

 

Miss Bleasdale is a member of our Play Team.

What makes you happy?  Being with my family

Favourite sandwich filling:  Ham and coleslaw

 

 

Mrs Woodman is a member of the Play Team. She also runs our Kites after school club.

Describe yourself in five words: Short, caring, reliable, flexible, punctual.

Favourite book: I like to read autobiographies.

What’s your greatest fear? Snakes.

 

Kelly the Cook is a vital part of our staff team.  She keeps our school spick and span and cooks the most delicious lunches.  We would be lost without her.

Describe yourself in five words:  Kind, thoughtful, emotional, caring, silly.

Favourite song: How sweet it is by Marvin Gaye

Favourite book:  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

What makes you happy: Music - 60s rock 'n' roll

 

Ms Aldhouse is our Breakfast Club leader, a member of our Kites team and a member of our play team.

Describe yourself in five words:  Fun, loving, hardworking, organised, humble.

Favourite book:  Cilka's Journey by Heather Morris.

What makes you happy:  Spending time with my two boys and chocolate.

Favourite song:   Adele - I Drink Wine.

Singing or dancing:  Singing

Favourite sandwich:  Cheese and onion.

Ms Adcock is Clerk to the Governors and our fabulous, enthusiastic school Librarian.

Describe yourself in five words: Optimistic and a bit quirky

Favourite book: Persuasion by Jane Austen

What makes you happy? My children!

Favourite song: Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison

 

Ms Gobey is one of our SEN Teaching Assistants and works in the Eagles class.

Describe yourself in five words: happy, bubbly, fun, caring, kind

Favourite book: Funnybones

What is your favourite song from the soundtrack of your life?  Jump by Girls Aloud

What makes you happy? Spending time with my family

Favourite sandwich filling: Chicken mayo

 

Mrs Newell is one of our SEN Teaching Assistants and works in the Hawks class.

Describe yourself in five words:  Friendly, caring, loyal, hardworking, loving.

Favourite book:  Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty.

What makes you happy? My three lovely children.

Favourite song: Angel of Harlem by U2.

Singing or dancing?  Dancing.