The Teaching Team

The Teaching Team:

Miss Chubb - Team Leader

Miss Butcher - Y3 Teacher

Miss Langman - Y3 Teacher

Mrs Coxell - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Malone - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Staples - Higher Level Teaching Assistant


Kingfisher Class


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


           Mrs Coxell


My name is Su Coxell I've been a TA at Shiphay for over 14 years.  

During this time, I've worked across the school but especially in Early Year's and Middle School as a specialist SEN support TA.

Over the years, I've also been able to share with the children my love of Art , Singing and Drama, being part of both Performing Arts and Shakespeare Club. This has led to many exciting opportunities such as performing in Kent's Cavern and The Princesses Theatre.

Twice, I've been lucky enough to accompany some of our Year 5 and 6 children on their trip to France, where we visited special sites such as Mont Saint -Michel ,The Bayeux Tapestry and the D Day landing sites. Watching the sun rise over Juno Beach will stay with me forever.

Out of school, I like to visit National Trust houses, make pictures and wedding bouquets out of vintage buttons and broaches, reading, yoga and gardening.


Robin Class


      Miss Langman


I am in my second year of teaching Year 3 at Shiphay Learning Academy. I have a degree in Environmental Science and a PGCE with a specialism in science teaching. I am passionate about conserving our environment and sustainability in schools. I have spent time doing turtle conservation in Costa Rica and have travelled to many parts of the world to gain a deeper understanding of our planet, the issues it faces and some solutions. I love being outdoors and think learning in the outdoors is really important to children. I enjoy sports, especially swimming, water polo and netball. When not in the classroom I can often be found out surfing or paddle boarding around the Devon coast.

My classroom is an exciting place to learn offering many opportunities to learn in different ways. I like to inspire children to aim high and to be resilient learners. A positive learning environment is crucial to learners so they can feel confident enough to share what they think and all opinions are valued. I encourage sharing of experiences outside of school and try to incorporate their interests in their learning. Everyone has different talents and I aim to celebrate them all. I aspire to create lifelong learners by providing the tools for them to use in and out of the classroom. A can-do attitude is always promoted and to never lose sight of your dreams, anything can be possible if you put your mind to it.


  Miss Staples


I have worked at Shiphay Learning Academy for 8 years so far, and I became a HLTA four years ago. In my first two years at Shiphay, I supported in lower school, and I felt warmly welcomed by colleagues and children right from the start. During my time at Shiphay, I attended evening classes during the week at South Devon College to gain a Diploma level 3 in Specialist Teaching and Learning Support. I also decided to refresh my knowledge and retake my GCSE’s for English and Maths, which has given me the tools to support our children of today. After completing my training program to become a HLTA,  my experiences have grown greatly and challenges have too. I think it’s important to have goals, and with this in mind, I always encourage children to aim high by being open to new challenges and by modelling positivity. Tiny steps create big strides! Working with children is very rewarding, in many ways. We can learn from each other, and together we find different ways of making learning fun and interesting. 

My other interests include Art, Dance and Drama, so I take great pride in supporting children in these areas. Over the years, I have enjoyed being part of the Performing Arts Club. It’s always a joy to see the children working together, being creative, sharing and developing their skills and accomplishing a performance at the end of their hard work and commitment. So I look forward to many more performances! 

During my spare time, I go running; I’m a huge fan of being outdoors. I also attend tap, jazz and hip hop classes, as well as taking part in fitness classes whenever I can. 

Each year brings new challenges and a new pair of eyes. I look forward to more exciting learning and opportunities ahead.