Meet the Staff
Headteacher- Mr John Moore
Welcome to our thriving school community.
I am passionate about the education of all the children in our school. I firmly believe that education provides the key to accessing the potential in every child’s future. By providing the children with meaningful opportunities and real experiences I feel that the children can begin to form their own opinions whilst gaining confidence and developing their own self esteem.
I see our school as being a very important element of the community where the children grow to respect each other, support one another and learn to become independent. At the same time we encourage the children to be active participants within the school and wider community to the benefit of all.
As an individual I like to see fairness and equality, which the staff work hard to impart with the children. It is my belief that all children, given the right opportunities, are capable of great things. I also recognise that success mainly comes from hard work and perseverance.
Above all, the children need to feel safe and secure so that their school life which is a substantial part of their childhood can be full of happiness and fulfilment which can be looked back upon with affection.
I hope that our website will give you an insight into our school which encourages you to make an appointment to visit our wonderful school in the near future.
Deputy Headteacher – Key Stage One Class Teacher – Mrs Ellis
I started teaching in 2009, after bringing up two daughters and working as a volunteer in their school. Before teaching I ran a ‘fair trade’ shop and worked as a freelance printmaker. At home I like to play guitar, go for walks and collect curious books.
I have an honours degree in Fine Art and post graduate certificates in education, humanities and professional studies. I am a primary mathematics specialist teacher (MaST) and also a Gloucestershire Educational Leader of Mathematics.
I am tremendously enthusiastic about the entire curriculum, enjoying running round a wintery playing field as much as science experimenting or creating poetry. My class might wonder how I get so interested in rocks and numbers, but a fascination in the world is what keeps me enthusiastic and is what I aim to pass on to my class.
“The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn.”
Key Stage Two Teacher (Years 3 & 4) – Mrs Finley
At Leeds I gained a first class degree in Primary Education (BSc). This was a four-year course that enabled me to specialise in a specific area of the curriculum. I choose to specialise in P.E. as I strongly believe that Primary Schools play a fundamental role in allowing a child to develop a life-long enjoyment of being fit and active. After university, I taught in several city schools in Leeds before moving with my family to the Cotswolds.
Key Stage Two (Years 5 & 6) – Mrs Priest
I completed my degree at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, and received a first class classification. During my training I taught in schools across London and enjoyed living in a bustling city. Before training as a teacher, I worked as a make-up artist, which is still a passion of mine today. I grew up in the Cotswolds, so it seemed only natural to return to my roots to begin my teaching career.
In my spare time I love listening to music and attending concerts, going to the theatre and long countryside walks. I believe that every child has the potential to succeed, and that all achievements, no matter how small, should be celebrated.
Tracey Bull – Whole school support for SEN & mid-day supervisor
Fiona Ward – One-to-one support for SEN
Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator
Karen Hughes – School SENCO (part time)
School Administrator & mid-day supervisor