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Teaching Staff


Mrs Thompson - Reception Class and Year 1 Teacher - Wrens and Robins

Mrs Thompson teaches the Wren and Robin Class. She enjoys working practically with the children. When they come into class in the morning they immediately find something interesting to work on. The children can often be seen learning through practical activities including singing, painting and investigating the outdoors.  Mrs Thompson is also a Teacher Governor and is studying for the SENCo qualification with Bath Spa University.


Miss Arkle - Year 2 Teacher - Sparrows






Mrs McGarry - Deputy Principal and Year 3 Teacher - Woodpeckers

Mrs McGarry teaches the Woodpecker 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 the ducklings in the summer of 2016


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Mr Evans Y4 Teacher - 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 MacIntosh and Mrs Nicholson - Year 5 Teachers - Kestrels


Mrs Sinclair - Year 6 Teacher - Kites


Special Educational Needs Coordinator

Mrs Thompson is training as Burbage School's SENCo. In the meantime, Mrs Wendy Chadwick oversees the work that Ms Stubbs and the school does to make sure that pupils with special educational needs get the right support and help they need at school. 

Mrs Cardy oversees the provision of SENd for all of the schools in the Excalibur Academies Trust and is Director of Additional and Special Educational Needs at St John's.  

PPA Cover and Support Teachers

Mrs Marsh


Mrs Cooke




Classroom-based Support Staff


Mrs Angel - Higher Level Teaching Assistant


Mrs West - Clerical Assistant and Breakfast Club Organiser

Mrs West works in the office on a Thursday mornings.  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.


Mrs Kington - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Kington works mainly in the Wren class supporting Mrs Thompson with our youngest pupils.  She also teaches phonics across KS1 and delivers intervention sessions. 


Mrs Hawkins - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Hawkins works mainly with the Woodpecker class supporting Mrs McGarry.  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 Mrs Thompson.



Karen Thomson

Mrs Thomson - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Thomson works mainly with the Sparrow class supporting Miss Arkle.  




Midday Supervisors - Our lunchtime Team

Mrs Appleford

Mrs Asbury

Mrs Freeman

Mrs Collins

Mrs Thresher

Administrative Support Staff


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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