The Teaching Team

Miss Lucy Drohan (Assistant Headteacher) - Skylark

I am thrilled to be joining Shiphay Learning Academy in September as Assistant Headteacher and classroom teacher. I’m very much looking forward to building relationships with the Shiphay Team including the children and families that form part of the school community. I have taught in a local primary school in Torbay since March 2019. I have predominantly taught in Key Stage Two alongside being part of the Leadership Team; ensuring consistent high-quality teaching and learning across Years 5 and 6. Furthermore, I have taken on additional studies in the National Leadership Qualification in Teaching and Learning.

Prior to my teaching career, I served in the Royal Navy as a Marine Engineer for five years. Throughout my time in the military, I gained vast experience in teamwork and leadership. I believe my time in the Royal Navy has supported my teaching career hugely and I look forward to bringing my skills and experience into the classroom at Shiphay.

I enjoy teaching all areas of the curriculum. I love to teach Maths and find it incredibly rewarding when children experience that sense of fulfilment when they have achieved something that they initially found too tricky. I feel strongly that children should have opportunities to feel successful throughout their time in school both academically and personally; fostering in children the idea that talent comes in endless forms and that we all have talent within us. Although challenging at times, I find teaching incredibly rewarding and enjoy getting to know children as individuals, supporting them on their educational journeys and providing them with opportunities to develop their sense of who they are and who they want to become in the future.

Outside of education, I love to spend time with my two children Baye (11) and Ralph (8). As a family, we love to go on dog walks with our cockapoo, Iris, along the beautiful, scenic coastal paths that Torbay has to offer. We also love to go out on our paddleboards in the summer and in the winter, we love nothing more than a cosy Friday film (and sweets) night all together on our sofa!

Teaching Assistants

Charlie Aldridge

Jemma Needham

Linda Hickman

Olivia Wooldridge-Pearce

Su Coxell

Rachel Milkins