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 together – enjoying success – aiming high – celebrating difference – enriching community
Over the last nineteen years I have had the absolute pleasure of working as part of the community in developing educational provision. I have had the joy of meeting lots of parents, children and staff in striving to provide the best opportunities for all of our school community.
Every day brings a new challenge and new learning experiences as a result of the people I meet. 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, the enthusiasm demonstrated by the children I meet always brings a smile to my face.
As Co-Head Teacher I work with Mr Hampton and with the rest of the school team to bring what we aim to be the best possible service to the school community, children and families. As a partnership which has spanned seventeen years we work flexibly in responding to needs where these are presented. Whilst we have particular areas of ‘specialism’ in support of the school, you may find yourself being engaged with each or either of us depending upon any particular set of circumstances.
Outside of school I take delight in spending time with my dog; a chocolate sprocker called Brodie. My husband and I have been renovated a 30 year old camper van ! which we are looking forward to taking on the road1. Currently my ‘hobbies’ include gardening, making chutney and learning to use my sewing machine!
Having been a member of the school community for more than fifteen years now my role is to support the ongoing growth of the school as a whole, as well as that of all of the children and adults that are a part of it.
Being part of our developing school community is something that I cherish and enjoy enormously – I never stop learning! During my time here I am proud that there have been many positive changes which I hope to continue to support for the benefit of our children, parents and the wider community.
I am pleased to support the school as Co-Head Teacher, alongside Mrs Galling who I have worked with throughout my time here. We consider ourselves fortunate to spend our time not only with Haytor View’s children but with an incredibly experienced and committed school team, all of whom are keen to bring their very best to our families. If reaching out for a Head Teacher you may typically find yourself speaking with either one of us. With particular matters you may even see us pointing you in each other’s direction when we feel that this would best fit areas that we are particularly involved in.
Beyond my school life I enjoy spending time with my wife Liz and daughter Isobel in my home town of Teignmouth and beyond. I love being outside particularly if I am on or in the water – sailing is my ‘thing’ as well as kayaking and swimming. I try to keep fit through a bit of running and couldn’t do without listening to music to relax or energise myself.
I have been the Foundation Stage Phase Leader at Haytor since 2013. I am an extremely passionate Early Years Leader and university 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 walking in Cornwall. I am currently learning Kundalini yoga and have started to sing in a local choir but my absolute favourite pass time is curling up reading books.
I joined the school 3 years ago having moved from South London to beautiful South Devon. Having always worked within the Foundation Stage of learning I especially love developing children’s skills and learning by observing and joining in the play they engage in. I like to try and make children’s learning visible by sharing observations with their families and listening to the observations families make of their children! I love getting to know each individual child and working with the foundation team to develop each child’s confidence and love of learning! In my spare time I love being with my family and pets enjoying walks, gardening, games and cooking together.
I have been at the school for 9 years and this is my sixth year of teaching in Key Stage 1. Alongside this role, I enjoy supporting other colleagues across Devon through my work as a Key Stage 1 moderator. I also lead CPD sessions for Exeter Consortium and other organisations.
I always look forward to working with children and parents to support children in becoming happy, healthy, 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 safe and happy. Once this is done, I 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 and just spending time with my wife, Jacquie, and my son, Aidan.
I am now in my 3rd year of teaching Year 1 at Haytor View and I’m loving it. 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. Being a sports enthusiast, I love to try new things. I spend my weekends running, doing mud obstacle runs, cycling and walking my dog on Dartmoor. Family are very important to me so I use my free time with them. I am thrilled to see what amazing things each year brings.
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 34 years of age and this is my second year at Haytor View. It is an absolute privilege to be part of the school community at Haytor View and I am excited for what lies ahead this year. I live in Newton Abbot with my partner Jenny, her daughter Bethany and our grumpy-looking cat called Ralph. We spend a lot of time with our family in the United Kingdom and we travel back home to see our family in the Republic of Ireland as often as we can. In my spare time I am an avid football fan, and I closely follow Wolverhampton Wanderers, as well as my local team in Ireland – Wexford FC. I also enjoy cooking. For me there is no greater pleasure at the weekend than spending a Sunday morning preparing Sunday lunch for our friends and family. I just wish it happened more often!
I currently lead learning in Year 3 and 4 Base 2. I am also the lead practitioner for years 3 and 4 as well as leading P.E. teaching across the school. I having been a part of the teaching team at Haytor View for 7 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 music, Christmas productions and teaching music across Key Stage 2. I live in Dawlish with my husband James and our son Luca. I love sports, and regularly play for Dawlish Ladies Hockey Club. I also enjoy swimming, running and look forward to family days out at the weekend.
This year I am the year 5 Learning Leader, working alongside Mr Worth and Mr Hankin in our Upper Key Stage Two team. I am excited to be back in class teaching within our inclusive and supportive school, helping children to make progress in all areas of learning. I am particularly happy to be building on existing relationships with children and parents across Key Stage Two as we continue our learning journeys together. My spare time is now largely taken up by my son Arthur who will turn one this year and is into absolutely everything. At the weekends, we enjoy going for long walks with Arthur’s half-sister Olivia, my partner Tony and our dog Stanley (who continues to be a little bit crazy!) as well as spending time with family and friends.
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.