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Our Staff

Welcome from all the staff at Spellbrook 

Teaching Team

Mr J Fisher BEd (HONS) NPQH
Headteacher and Safeguarding Lead

I have been in Primary Education for over 30 years and have taught and led in a whole range of schools, from very large to very small ones, from city to schools to those in rural areas.

I joined Spellbrook in April 2020 and love working with this dedicated  staff team and the super children. 

 

 

Mrs H Foster  BA (History)

SENCO, Senior Teacher, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and  subject leader for music and PSHE.

This will be my tenth year working at Spellbrook Primary school and during this time I have had the opportunity to be class teacher for each of the four classes. I have also had many roles but the one that has taught me the most about the many different ways that children learn has been being the SENCO. This is a role I have developed since taking on the position in 2014. I am happy to be supporting our children from all year groups this year as I spend more dedicated time on this responsibility. I have also just been appointed as the staff governor and hope to support the school further using this platform.

 

Mrs S Cook BA (Hons) SD

Senior Teacher and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Diamond Class teacher

I have been teaching Year 6 for many years now but I have also taught right across KS1 and 2. This is my second year here at Spellbrook and I have many different roles across the school. I am part of the Senior Leadership Team, English and French subject leader, KS2 county writing moderator for Herts and I am the Reading Leader for phonics. I am passionate about reading and developing a culture in school where children read for pleasure. 

Mrs R-G McDonald BSc (Hons) 

Emerald Class Teacher

I have been teaching since 2013, primarily in KS1, and now I am very fortunate to be working within KS2 in Emerald Class. I completed my teacher training at Spellbrook Primary and then worked in other schools in the local area before re-joining Spellbrook this year. I am leading History and Geography across the school and I am very excited to begin the next chapter of my teaching life at Spellbrook. 

 

 

Mrs Charlotte Smith BA (First Class Hons)

Sapphire Class Teacher

I am thrilled to be teaching in Sapphire Class again this year. At university I studied drama and before teaching I worked for a youth musical theatre company, directing and choreographing productions around Hertfordshire. I gained qualified teacher status in 2015 where I taught at Spellbrook as one of my teaching placements. I then taught locally in KS2 and was delighted when an opportunity to teach in KS1 at Spellbrook arose. I now lead Maths and D&T across the school and enjoy working closely with the staff and children to develop these subjects.

 

Mrs K le Duc BSc (Hons)

Ruby Class teacher (Part-time)

I’ve been teaching in Primary School now for nearly 2 decades. I qualified in Early Years and even though I’ve taught in all Primary Stages, it is still my favourite phase. The journey of our youngest pupils, starting off in education, is a privilege to be part of. I am really glad to be part of the Spellbrook team and especially teaching in EYFS. I was lucky enough to come to the school covering for a maternity leave and am excited to continue my journey here. Spellbrook in such a friendly, warm and welcoming place with a great family feel.

 

Miss J Green BA (Hons) PGCE

Ruby Class teacher (Part-time)

I have been teaching for over nine years and have taught in both early years and KS1. I began my teaching career at Spellbrook Primary school as maternity cover and was eager to return after one year away.

My passion is based in early years education and using the outdoor environment to learn.

My favourite part of teaching is that every day is different and I love bringing lessons to life with investigations and props.

Teaching Assistant Support Team

Mrs L Wallace

I am Teaching Assistant working in different classes, supporting individuals and small groups of children.

 

Mrs R Newman 

Teaching Assistant for Diamond Class and Breakfast Club Assistant

Coordiinator for Sports and PE

 

Mr B Chiew

Teaching Assistant for Emerald Class

 

 

 

Mrs S Hasty

Teaching Assistant for Sapphire Class and Breakfast Club Supervisor

I have worked at Spellbrook for the past seven years. I am a trained and experienced early years practitioner. I am now working with year 1/2 which I am  thoroughly enjoying. I can also be found running breakfast club five mornings a week.

My role at Spellbrook has opened up lots of different avenues from training in write dance, to sitting on the local safer travel team which  promotes more sustainable travel to and from school.

Mrs D Biddiscombe

Teaching Assistant for Ruby Class and Midday Assistant

 

 

 

Mrs A Gregory

I am a TA in Ruby class and have been at Spellbrook for nearly a year now. I am a mum of two primary school aged children and have worked in childcare for several years. I am currently completing my Diploma Level 3 in Support Teaching and Learning. 

 

 

 

Mrs H Fordham

I currently provide SEN 1:1 learning support in Diamond class.  I am also a Midday Assistant and help children in Sapphire class.  

Having worked at Spellbrook for over three years, I feel lucky to have experience in all the year groups, particularly in Early Years where I gained my Diploma in Level 2 Support Teaching and Learning. 

 

Other Support Staff

Mrs L Burnett

Mid Day Assistant

Miss S Read

Mid Day Assistant

Miss A Price

Mid Day Assistant

Mrs E Campbell

Mid Day Assistant

I have worked at Spellbrook for just over a year as a Mid Day Assistant. My role is mainly to supervise the children at lunchtime eating and in the playground and field, keeping them safe and happy.

 

Mrs J Brown

Breakfast Club Assistant

   

Administration & Premises Team

Miss S Hayward

School Business Manager

Ms B Onyeka

Pupil Administrator

Mr R Cattlin

Caretaker

I am trained in all aspects of health & safety site management including; Fire Safety. Legionella, Asbestos, COSHH & Risk Assessment