The Teaching Team:
Miss Chubb - Team Leader and Y3 Teacher
Miss Langman - Y3 Teacher
Mrs Coxell - Teaching Assistant
Mrs Staples - Higher Level Teaching Assistant
I have been a class teacher at Shiphay Learning Academy for three years, since I qualified in 2016. I have taught in Year 2 and Year 3 and I am excited to continue teaching in Year 3 this 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 Team Leader of Middle School and am extremely excited to begin this new role. I have a strong founded belief that learning should evoke excitement, wonder and joy and I believe that it is the role of all teachers to stimulate such a response.
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.
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. During Year 3, I will be developing the children’s independence. I take great pride in providing the children with the tools they need in order to develop their skills to become independent learners. In Kingfisher. 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 fourth academic year at Shiphay Learning Academy, especially as Team Leader, where I know that the year will be full of positive learning.
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.
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.
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.