The Teaching Team

The Teaching Team:

Miss Chubb - Middle School Team Leader and Year 4 Teacher

Miss Mortlock - Y4 Teacher

Mrs Hickman - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Billage - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Coxell - Teaching Assistant

Miss Wooldridge-Pearce - Teaching Assitant



I became a qualified teacher in June 2021 after a wonderful training year where I overcame the challenges that COVID brought and was able to teach a wide range of students in two incredible schools. I taught Year 1 and a mixed Year 5 and 6 class, which were both hugely positive experiences and I will continue developing these experiences with the wonderful team at Shiphay Learning Academy. My specialist subject in my teaching degree was Mathematics. I am extremely passionate about the teaching and learning of Mathematics and want to encourage my students to enjoy and love the subject by having a more hands on experience. Being an Early Career Teacher, I am kept up to date with all the recent research and know all the newest techniques to get my students to their fullest potential and I am excited to continue exploring this. 

It is important to me that my classroom is a safe and stimulating environment for all students – a place they can be themselves and enjoy learning. Woodpecker will be an inviting and comfortable place where children can voice their opinions, share their accomplishments and not be afraid to give something a go. I aim to inspire the children of Woodpecker and aid them in reaching their full potential to become independent learners. 

I am very excited to start my journey with Shiphay Learning Academy in September and to make positive and enjoyable learning adventures with the children in Woodpecker. 


   Miss Mortlock




Since I qualified in 2016, I have been a class teacher at Shiphay Learning Academy. I have taught in Years 2, 3 and 4.  I am excited to continue my teaching career in Year 4  this coming year. As an aspiring teacher of Primary education, I have done my utmost to fill my life with experiences to assist me in developing the relevant knowledge and skills required to be an outstanding teacher. Due to this commitment of lifelong learning, I am now in my third year as Team Leader of Middle School and am extremely happy to continue this role. During the academic year of 2020-21, I completed my Senior Leadership course of which I hope to be awarded this year..

My main specialist subject with my teaching degree was PE and I am the Academy’s Sports Champion. I recently ensured Shiphay was awarded a Gold School Games Mark and have actively promoted the Golden Mile initiative across the school. Throughout the year I will be ensuring that children have access to after-school clubs, competitions and a fulfilling PE curriculum every term. I have a real desire to use outside space, when possible, to allow children to learn actively and creatively. I have recently taken upon the role of Pupil Premium Champion where I aim to ensure that, as a school, we improve our disadvantaged academic outcomes as well as they have equality of opportunity in accessing our curriculum. 

Within my classroom, I aim to promote aspiration at all times, to ensure that children are inspired to learn and to reach their fullest potential.  I take great pride in providing the children with the tools they need in order to develop their skills to become independent learners. In Skylark. I will often remind the children that it is good to fail because FAIL stands for First Attempt in Learning and it is important to take risks and make mistakes to allow learning to become embedded.

I am very excited to start my sixth academic year at Shiphay Learning Academy, especially as Team Leader, where I know that the year will be full of positive learning.

Miss Chubb