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Teaching Staff

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Miss Arkle - Reception Class and Year 1 Teacher - Wrens and Robins

Miss Arkle is in her second year of teaching at Burbage Primary School.and is happy to be back for another year; this time with the youngest children in our school.


Miss Arkle grew up in the North East of England where she attened college to study law and psychology. After college, she left her home town of Sunderland to join the Army, where she served as a Royal Military Police Officer. Having spent six years in Germany, she was excited to return to the UK and begin her career in teaching. 
As a creative teacher, and using her philosophical and child developmental studies, she is  committed to providing the children at Burbage with happy, fun and engaging learning experiences. 

 

When  not at school, she is at home with a menagerie of 23 animals! When these are not keeping her busy she enjoys hiking across Salisbury plain and dancing to the new tunes in Zumba!

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Mrs McGarry - Deputy Principal and Year 2 Teacher - Sparrows

Mrs McGarry teaches the Sparrow Class.  She plans and delivers exciting learning experiences that her class access whatever their learning style.  As well as deputising for Ms Barber-Stubbs  in her absence, Mrs McGarry leads PE and The Creative Curriculum across the school.  She also leads the Growing Schools Programme and can often be found outside, with her class, developing yet another area of the school site for a garden, wildflower patch or animal home.

Mrs McGarry's hobbies include gardening vegetables and fruits, baking, watching Rugby with her husband and walking their labradors Granger and Luna (A mad Harry Potter fan).  Mrs McGarry also keeps Chickens and Ducks and was instrumental in the 'egg-citing projects' that Chaffinches and Woodpeckers enjoyed to hatch the school's chickens in 2014 and 2018 and the ducklings in the summer of 2016.

Miss Lopez Year 3 Teacher - Chaffinches

 

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Mr Evans and Mrs Nicholson Y4 Teachers - Woodpeckers

Mr Evans had recently returned to the teaching profession having spent  7 years living and working in the USA, Germany and most recently Dubai. Mr Evans is passionate about delivering engaging and innovative lessons, using interactive technologies wherever possible.

Outside of school Mr Evans loves to travel with his family. This year he is determined to tick off even more destinations and experiences from his ever growing 'bucket list'.

 

Mrs Nicholson has taught for many years, across the primary age range.  After taking a break from the profession to look after her own children she returned to teaching part time in 2015. 

She enjoys teaching a creative and imaginative curriculum - bringing her knowledge and love of literature, music, French and art into as much of the curriculum as possible.  She strives to make learning a 'hands on' experience for children and the classroom an inspiring place to be.

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Mrs Thompson - Year 5 Teacher - Kestrels and SENCO

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Mrs Sinclair - Year 6 Teacher - Kites

Currently teaching Kite Class, Mrs Sinclair is passionate about learning about anything and everything.  Her aim is to share this passion with the children she teaches through fun and focused lessons and help them achieve their full potential.

Mrs Sinclair is mad about maths - in a big way! - and leads maths across the school.  She also manages to slip maths into almost every subject she teaches... even art.

Originally from the Midlands, Mrs Sinclair moved to Wiltshire nearly 20 years ago where she has brought up her own family.  When not working, she is a keen rugby fan and enjoys spending time on the family allotment.

Classroom-based Support Staff

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Mrs West -  Teaching Assistant and Breakfast Club Organiser

Mrs West works in Kestrel class.  She loves the creative arts and can turn her hand to any artistic style, often helping with displays around the school.  She also runs the Owls' Nest breakfast club every morning, is an experienced Teaching Assistant and works as a midday supervisor occasionally.

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PPA Cover and Support Teachers

Mrs Marsh

 

Mrs Cooke

Mrs Cooke works in Chaffinches  and Woodpeckers.

She enjoys practical science lessons when her class are challenged to explore new ideas and carry out experiments to test them. She also has some great ideas for interactive maths games and puzzles to teach facts such as multiplication tables and how to use them to solve problems. 

Out of school Mrs Cooke enjoys gardening, swimming and walking (especially up mountains). She's trying to learn Spanish too...very slowly!

Mrs Naylor-Allison

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Mrs Kington - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Kington works mainly in Woopecker Class supporting Mr Evans and Mrs Nicholson.  She also teaches phonics across KS1 and delivers intervention sessions. 

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Mrs Hawkins - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Hawkins works mainly in Wren and Robin Class supporting Miss Arkle.  She also delivers interventions, especially the Emotional Litersacy Support sessions.

In her spare time, Mrs Hawkins enjoys developing her craft skills, reading, going to the cinema and riding the scariest of rollercoasters.

Mrs Camp - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Camp works mainly with Wren and Robin class, supporting Miss Arkle..

 

 

Midday Supervisors - Our lunchtime Team

Mrs Appleford

Mrs Asbury

Mrs Freeman

Mrs Collins

Mrs Thresher

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Mrs Yeates

I come from an art and fashion background.  I spent 15 years in America studying, travelling and working. When I am not working I enjoy going to art exhibitions/gardens, drawing and painting, reading, gardening and cooking. 

I enjoy using my experience and interests to create a fun environment for children staying in Owls' Nest".

Mrs Freeman - Owls' Nest Assistant

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Mrs Brindley - Nursery Manager

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Mrs Thompson - Teaching and Nursery Assistant

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Administrative Support Staff

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Mrs Lockwood - Administrative Officer

There is never a quiet moment in our busy school office! Mrs Lockwood is Administrative Officer and works closely with Mrs Watson, our Finance Officer, to make sure we run efficiently.

She runs the Music Lesson arrangements as well as all the communications about trips and events. If you have a question that our Parent Handbook can't answer, pop into the office and Mrs Lockwood will help!

Our office is staffed Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 3.30pm. 

 

If you have any questions about the school please ring: 01672 810 452

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