The Teaching Team

Heron Class Teacher 

I trained as a teacher at Shiphay in 2015 and was later that year lucky enough to also begin my teaching career here as an NQT in Year 1. Since then I have also taught in Reception and I am looking forward to staying in Year 2 for another year.


My degree specialised in Early Years but I enjoy teaching all areas of the curriculum, particularly English. I also have a keen passion and interest for Geography and Design Technology.  I strongly believe that the curriculum should be accessible to all children in a range of fun and engaging ways in an environment that is both safe and nurturing to each child's needs. In the classroom I aim to create a friendly, welcoming environment where children feel empowered to learn and secure enough to make mistakes in their learning and grow from these. I like to teach in a range of ways that meet many different learning styles so each child can have equal opportunities to access the curriculum. In 2017 I had a sabbatical year where I was fortunate enough to have visited lots of beautiful countries and was lucky enough to teach English to children living in the poorest province in Thailand. This experience was invaluable and has made me appreciate how fortunate we are in the UK to have such an engaging curriculum and up to date Technology. I am looking forward to another year in Middle School and supporting the children along their learning journey.


Miss C Butcher

Avocet Class Teachers

I have been teaching at Shiphay since I qualified in 2005.  In the 13 years I have been at the school I have enjoyed teaching in Nursery, Reception, and Year 1 and, for the past four years, in Year 2. I have really enjoyed seeing how children develop throughout this learning journey both socially and academically.

I am Shiphay’s Handwriting Champion and am delighted to see how introducing a joined up script throughout the school from the very roots has had a really positive impact on presentation and spelling. 

I strive to provide a learning environment where children feel valued, inspired to learn and motivated, in order to reach their fullest potential. I believe it is important to allow children to explore within their learning and to provide them with opportunities to share their talents and skills. I thoroughly enjoy teaching Year 2 and love to see how the children are willing to tackle any challenge, learning from their mistakes and taking great pride in their achievements. I am a strong believer in the importance of working in partnership and welcome communication with parents and carers in order to ensure each child has their individual needs met. I look forward to another great year of learning in Year 2.


Mrs E Lee


I have been a class teacher at Shiphay Learning Academy since I completed my final teaching practise here in 2000. I began my career in a full time role and have now worked part-time for the past 12 years working with a job share. During my time at Shiphay I have been lucky enough to work in a number of year groups, across Foundation, Key Stage 1 and 2. I enjoy teaching all aspects of the curriculum, particularly English which was my specialist subject during my degree. I love to see children making links in their learning and providing opportunities for children to learn in many different ways. I am excited to be moving into Year Two in September and am looking forward to continuing the learning journey with the current Year One children. I have a child-centred approach to teaching and share children’s enthusiasm for learning. I provide a safe, secure learning environment and ensure that each child is taught within a framework of equal opportunities. I believe it is essential to maintain a positive, caring atmosphere where children feel safe, their opinions valued and where they are willing to take risks and learn.

Mrs J Jenkins