The Teaching Team:
Mrs Gorman - Team Leader
Mrs Phillips - Y3 Teacher
Mrs Thomas - Y3 Teacher
Mrs Coxell - Teaching Assistant
Mr Giampaglia - Teaching Assistant
Mrs Sedgwick- Teaching Assistant
Mrs Hickman - Teaching Assistant
Miss Aldridge - Teaching Assistant
I have worked in education for 19 years and have been employed at Shiphay for the last 3. During this time I have worked principally in Years 1 and 2. Having successfully completed a Straight to Teaching programme this year, I have been lucky enough to gain a teaching position at Shiphay and I am very excited to be joining the wonderful Middle School team as an Early Career Teacher in Year 3.
I enjoy teaching all areas of the curriculum especially when there is an opportunity for a hands-on approach as I feel it is these experiences that enhance and embed the learning for children and allow them to be creative and express themselves.
Kingfisher will be a safe, welcoming class where everyone will feel valued and part of a team. Having the confidence to take risks and make mistakes in their learning will be celebrated as an important part of becoming an aspirational, independent learner.
In my spare time I can often be found with my nose stuck in a book, on long walks with my family and our two mischievous cockerpoos Poppy and Penny or paddle boarding on the lovely, beautiful waters that surround Torquay.
I started my career as a Year Four teacher in Reading in 2015 where I was the PE co-ordinator, an area of the curriculum I particularly enjoy teaching as it allows children to get active and learn creatively. I joined Shiphay Learning Academy in 2017 and have loved working in such a positive and welcoming school with so many artistic opportunities for both myself and the pupils. My main subject specialism within my teaching degree was Art. I have been fortunate enough to work alongside all ages at Shiphay Learning Academy on art projects, some of which have been displayed within our local community. I also have a keen passion for teaching Mathematics. I believe Mathematics should ignite children’s curiosity, leading to those eureka moments that make learning so memorable. I strongly believe that it is these exciting learning opportunities that spark children’s love for learning across the curriculum and create life-long learners.
Robin will be a safe area where children are encouraged to share and explore their ideas, supporting them along their unique learning journeys. I believe it is essential to ensure all children feel confident to have a go and value their mistakes as a step towards progress.
I am looking forward to meeting you all and starting my second year as a Year Three teacher.
Year 3 TAs
Mrs Hickman Mrs Sedgwick Miss Aldridge Mr Giampaglia Mrs Coxell