The School’s Staff Team
We are proud and grateful to have a school staff team whose commitment to our community is undoubted. In all areas of the school we are dedicated to supporting children and parents, consistently seeking to offer the best possible provision and experiences for all.
Haytor View Community Primary School & Nursery
Learning Leader Pen Portraits – January 2016
Learning together – enjoying success – aiming high – celebrating difference – enriching community
Over the last fourteen years I have had the absolute pleasure of leading both the Primary School and the former Junior School. More recently I have been in the fortunate position of being involved in developing the concept of the new school building, which opened September 2015. Working in partnership with the community is a real privilege, during my time as leader I have endeavoured to listen and learn from children, families and wider community members, in order to ensure the provision on offer is best meeting client need. Most notably the development of the new school was based upon what we have learned from our stakeholders, I am humbled at the way in which the community have embraced their new school building. I am passionate about learning and children striving for their own success, I see it as central to my role to ensure that all children are maximising the opportunities on offer each day. Outside of school I take delight in spending time with my dog; a chocolate sprocker called Brodie. Currently my ‘hobbies’ include the renovation of my bungalow!
Having been a member of the school community for more than ten years now my role is to support the ongoing development of the school as a whole, and all of the children and adults that are a part of it. Being part of the growing school community is something that I cherish and enjoy enormously. During my time here there have been many positive changes which I hope to continue to support for the benefit of our children, parents and the local and wider community. Beyond my school life I enjoy spending time with my wife Liz and daughter Isobel in my home town of Teignmouth and beyond, as well as running, sailing, listening to music and snowboarding (when I get the chance!).
I am the Foundation Stage Phase Leader. I am an extremely passionate Early Years Leader and college student supervisor. I absolutely love working together with parents to support children to become confident, independent, creative and critical thinkers. The most important point for me as children join the Foundation Stage is that ALL children feel happy and that everyone has a chance to voice their thoughts and that their views are heard. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends crocheting, silk painting, walking and reading.
I am new to Haytor View Community Primary School and Nursery. I am also new to Devon as I am in the process of moving from London to settle in Devon and enjoy this beautiful area.
I have always worked within the foundation stage of learning and I especially love developing children’s skills and learning through the play they engage in. I like to try and make children’s learning visible by sharing my observations with their families and listening to the observations families make of their children!
In my spare time I love being with my family and pets enjoying walks, games and cooking together!
I am the Year 1 Learning Leader. I am delighted to have joined the school in January 2018 having qualified as a teacher after completing a BEd Primary Education with Early Years degree at Plymouth Marjon University and am very excited to be here. I try to bring a creative approach to learning and inspire curiosity (and also fun!). I aim to develop strong and meaningful relationships with the children which inspire confident, motivated and happy learners. I am motivated by challenge and constantly aspire to find new innovative ways of inspiring learning . I myself am a sports enthusiast and love to try new things. I particularly enjoy participating in mud obstacle runs which are great team building events, going to the gym, walking my dog on Dartmoor, riding my horse and spending time with friends and family (and having a good laugh!). I am thrilled to see what amazing things each year brings.
I am the Swordfish Learning Leader, the KS 1 Phase Leader and the Science Subject Leader at Haytor View Community Primary School and Nursery. I have been at the school for 6 years and this is my third year of teaching Years 1/2. I am looking forward to working with children and parents to support children in becoming happy, confident individuals, able to work with others and preparing them for their future learning in our school and beyond. My most important goal is to make sure everyone is happy. Once this is done, I will make sure the children receive experiences that excite and interest them and allow them to demonstrate their potential. In my spare time I enjoy rowing, reading or walking with my wife, Jacquie, and my son, Aidan, on the beaches in Teignmouth where I live.
I am the year 3 Learning Leader and this is my second year teaching year 3 at Haytor View. I am enjoying my growing role within the school and am excited by all of the recent changes we have seen. Supporting the relationships that both children and parents have with learning and our school is central to the way that I work. My home in Torquay is shared with my partner Tony and his daughter Olivia who is a big One Direction fan! We also have a pet dog called Stanley – he is a brindle coloured Staffordshire Bull Terrier and is crazy! I enjoy going for long walks with Stanley, playing squash and netball (which I play competitively) and meeting my friends for a cup of tea and a chat.
I currently lead learning in Year 5, having been a part of the teaching team at Haytor View for 3 years. I am absolutely committed to supporting children’s learning through the development of strong relationships within the classroom and by extending these to parents and the wider community. With this in mind you’ll see me often leading the schools involvement in projects beyond the school gates such as the Christmas Lantern Procession as well as leading P.E. teaching across the school. I live near Dawlish with my husband James – we have been married for 4 years. I love sports, and regularly play for both Dawlish Ladies Hockey club and Dawlish Netball Club. I also enjoy circuit training, running, socialising with my friends, going for meals and performing on stage.
I am leading learning in Year 4 while Mrs Cousins is on maternity leave. I have been teaching for eight years and love being a teacher, I can’t imagine doing any other job! I like to make learning fun, but challenging through creative activities. I feel that teamwork and support is vital in a classroom environment to help us progress with our learning.
I love music and have been involved in lots of music events in previous schools I have worked at. I try to travel and visit as many places as possible and even spent 3 years living and working in Spain, which was an adventure!
I am the Year 5 Learning Leader at Haytor View. I am a Newly Qualified Teacher specialising in Computing and ICT. I work hard to support children’s learning by encouraging collaborative learning opportunities that are not only fun, but also challenging. I also aim to support children in building, maintaining and developing strong, positive relationships, which will support them both academically and socially. I am excited to see what exciting things this year brings for myself, Year 5 and the rest of the Haytor View community. I currently live in Torquay. In my free time, I enjoy a range of activities, such as: going on long, scenic drives, or walks, along the coast or through the countryside; walking my dog – a black Labrador Retriever called Harvey; anything to do with computers; and watching my favourite films.
I am the Learning Leader for our Year 6 class and the Phase leader for Key Stage Two. This sees me support the learning and teaching across the Key Stage – I believe that there is always something that we can do to improve the opportunities we provide to children and parents and I enjoy driving this development with my phase team. I help run our curriculum sports club in school, which helps children play a variety of different sports each year. In my spare time I enjoy cycling (to school and back each day from Bovey Tracey where I live) and playing football for a veterans’ team (but not at the same time!). I like to spend time with my family; my partner Hayley and our daughters Megan, Milly, and Mia.
I have been a member of the teaching team at Haytor View for over ten years and am currently the KS2 intervention Learning Leader at our school. As part of my role I have the amazing opportunity to work with different children within KS2, providing specialist one to one reading and writing opportunities designed to focus upon specific children’s needs in order to support their confidence, love for learning and achievement. I live in Kingstegnton with my partner, Chris and our little boy Iwan. When I’m not in school I love to spend time with my family going for walks, visiting parks or beaches with our dog, Artan. I enjoy building with lego, playing card games and having fun with Iwan. I also like to spend time knitting and am trying to teach myself to crochet (unsuccessfully)!
I am the Music Learning Leader at Haytor View Community Primary School and Nursery. My role is to teach Music across the school and create lots of opportunities for children to take part in Music and singing. This role has developed significantly during my time with the school where I joined as a class learning leader. I am motivated by seeing children achieve personal successes whatever these may look like and am keen to use music to support their recognition that they can do anything! In my spare time I enjoy playing the piano and spending time with my daughter Iris. My wife and I love watching Scandinavian programmes like “The Bridge”. I’ve recently started jogging with my friend James – I’m not very good at it at the moment, but I’m hoping the more I try it the further I will be able to run.