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Teachers

Teaching Support

Mrs Arroyo

Mrs Brown

Miss Browne

Mrs Brundell

Mr Finch

Mrs Firth

Miss Flear

Miss Fletcher

Mrs Gibbons

Miss Green

Ms Harness

Mrs King

Mrs Hopkinson

Mrs Howell

Mrs Hutton

Miss Johnson

Miss King

Mrs McClarron

Miss Musk

Mrs Norledge

Mrs Pashley

Mrs Ranshaw

Mrs Rush

Mrs Scott

Mrs Thomas

Miss Thompson

Mrs Wells

Governors

Staff

I have been a teacher since 1991 and I have worked in many schools in the Manchester area (you may detect my accent), North Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Doncaster. Ermine Primary Academy was the perfect choice since I moved to Lincoln recently and I was delighted to accept the post as Year 1 teacher.

Teaching is my life and I can’t imagine doing anything else. I love teaching maths most of all but I also like getting messy with paints and being creative in lots of other ways. I always find an excuse to sing or have a giggle during the day and love to work with children who act kindly and try their very best.

Administration

Mrs Spence – Finance

Ms Brown

Mrs Ray

Miss Borsberry

Site Manager

Mr Green

Cleaners

Mrs Goodacre

Ms Hutton

Mrs Dolby

Mrs Hunter

Mrs Lavelle

School Meals Supervisory Assistants

Mrs Bilton

Mrs Ballam

Miss Flear – Senior Mid-day Supervisor

Mrs Goodacre

Mrs Hacker

Mrs Hewson

Mrs Hunter

Mrs Lavelle

Mrs Lusby

Mrs Musson

Mrs Seal

Miss Toulson

I qualified in 1991 from Aberystwyth University with a BSc in Geography and a PGCE in Early Years.

Since then, I have worked in several schools in Lincolnshire across all key stages but my passion is for Early Years.

Being a part of Ermine Foundation Stage is a fantastic opportunity to work with wonderful children and I am proud to be part of a super team.

Areas of Responsibility:

KS1 teacher
History co-ordinator

Personal Statement:

I suppose what brought me into teaching was that my mum was a secondary school teacher and later a Nursery teacher. I spent a lot of my childhood in her classes especially in her Nursery class, reading the children stories and helping them with practical activities. I loved helping the children to learn and achieve their goals and at a young age decided that teaching was the job for me! I love the relationships that I build with the children, their individual personalities and watching them grow and develop into thriving young people.

Qualifications:

I graduated from Bishop Grosseteste University in 1990 with a 2:1 BEd (Hons) degree with a subject specialism in Art.

Experience:

You could say that I am probably the longest serving member of staff at the school as I have been a teacher at Ermine Primary Academy for many years. I have worked here ever since I graduated in 1990 and have never felt the need to leave. Although I have never had the experience of working in other schools since I qualified as a teacher, I can probably say that I know this school and the community pretty well! I have seen the school change and develop over the many years and hope to still be here when it reaches its ultimate goal of being labelled an outstanding school!

Why Ermine Primary Academy is your passion?

Ermine Primary Academy has been a major part of my life for a very long time. I have seen many people, both teachers and pupils, pass through this establishment, but one thing remains true to this day. It is not just a school, it is one big family, where everyone looks out for each other and strives to be the best that they can be. I just can’t imagine my life without this place apart from when it is time to write reports!

Areas of Responsibility:

• Early Years teacher
• Food and DT co-ordinator

Personal Statement:

I have always wanted to work with children and I have been especially passionate about working in Early Years ever since my experiences in schools and nurseries as part of my BTEC National Diploma in Early Years which I completed in 2001.  I love to see how the children grow, develop and learn through their play and interactions with the people and world around them.  I love being a part of this and knowing that I have helped them at the very early stages of their lives.

Qualifications:

I completed my training to become a primary school teacher at Bishop Grosseteste College in 2005.  Previous to this I completed a BTEC National Diploma in Early Years at Lincoln College.

Experience:

I have taught children from the ages 3-7 years.  I have previously taught children aged 4-7 years in a Lincolnshire village school.  I have been at Ermine since 2013.

Why Ermine Primary Academy is your passion?

I absolutely love teaching in the Foundation Stage at Ermine Primary Academy.  I love working with the children and staff on a day to day basis and seeing them progress in terms of their achievement and personal development.  I enjoy being a part of a school that always strives to move forward and grow.

Areas of Responsibility:

• Class teacher
• PSHEE leader

Personal Statement:

Coming from a large family, I really enjoy being with children and I always knew I wanted a career in working with young people. What I love about teaching is that every single day is different and brings us new challenges. I believe having good relationships with the students is key to help them engage in their learning, helping them to feel supported in every step of their primary school journey.

Qualifications:

Before teaching I graduated from the University of Lincoln with an Art degree then completed a postgraduate teaching course with Bishop Grosseteste University.

Experience:

After qualifying I worked as a supply teacher across Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. I thoroughly enjoyed this as it gave me many insights into how lots of different schools work. This also provided opportunities to work in a range of different age groups which gave me experience in working across the whole primary school spectrum.

Why Ermine Primary Academy is your passion?

It is an absolute pleasure to work with such supportive and caring children and I am proud to be a part of such a hard-working team.

 

 

Areas of Responsibility:

Class teacher and P.E. lead.

Personal Statement:

I have wanted to be a teacher since I was fifteen (after I gave up hopes of becoming a football superstar!). I find the profession hugely rewarding and genuinely love waking up and coming to work every day.

Qualifications:

I graduated from the University of Lincoln in 2012 with a Sports Science and Coaching degree, I then spent a year with CfBT teacher training course.

Experience:

I have worked predominantly at Ermine Primary Academy, starting here as a TA3 and working my way up to become a teacher.

Why Ermine Primary Academy is your passion?

Each and every day brings a new, fresh challenge working at EPA. In the time I have been here, I have noticed the vast improvements in all areas of the school, all due to the adults’ and students’ dedication to working in an outstanding environment. I am very proud that I work with such passionate people who not only want to improve each students learning and knowledge, but to guide them into becoming hard-working and honest young people.

 

Areas of Responsibility:

Class Teacher

Personal Statement:

Working in a school can be the most challenging and rewarding of jobs all at the same time!  I love the community and have been working here since 2000. I am passionate about giving the children the best possible start in life with high aspirations!

Qualifications:

I trained to be a primary teacher, with specialism in KS2, at Scarborough from 1996 to 1999.
I worked at Nottingham Boys High School for a few months then found my first permanent position at Ermine Junior School.

Experience:

I have worked my way through my NQT year and through various subject leader roles.

Why Ermine Primary Academy is your passion?

There is a special place in my heart for the children and the community as a whole. I have built many positive relationships with various people over the years and feel the need to give this community my all; the relationship we have with Lincoln Castle Academy is a particular strength. The children here deserve to be educated in a fantastic, forward-thinking school with their best interests at heart.