Our Staff

Name: Mrs Ruth Laing        

 

Job: Headteacher

I love my job because I have the privilege of working with the incredible, sparkling children, staff and families of The John Moore Primary School. 

 

My best memory from when I was at school was learning how to abseil down a cliff face and to believe that I could succeed

 

My top 3 favourite things to do outside of school are:

1. Spending time cooking with my beautiful children

2. Going for long walks in the countryside with Rusty our dog

3. Reading as many fantasy books as I can

Name: Mrs Heather Philcox

Job: Inclusion Manager & Deputy Headteacher

I love my job because I really enjoy supporting children and seeing them achieve their potential.

 

My best memory from when I was at school is from primary school-  playing with my friends in the playground.

 

My top 3 favourite things to do outside of school are:

1. Being with my family

2. Having coffee with my friends

3. Walking my dog

Name: Mrs Sarah Hathaway

Job: Class Teacher & Deputy Headteacher

I love my job because I enjoy seeing children grasp new concepts and develop in both their learning and their emotional intelligence.

My best memory from when I was at school is definitely from primary school, I especially loved my Year 6 residential to the Isle of Wight. 

My top 3 favourite things to do outside of school are:

1. Watching my children do their favourite things – football (although not when it’s very cold) and swimming.

2. Going for a long walk in the country with the dog.

3. Having a Sunday roast with my whole family (especially if my Mum has cooked it).

Name: Mrs Frances Alderman-Bowers

Job: PPA Forest School Teacher

I love my job because no two days are the same and there is always fun to be had.

 

My best memory from when I was at school was regularly taking a school trip to the local farm during the lambing season. I still love going now!

 

My top 3 favourite things to do outside of school are:

1. Spending time with my young family

2. Cooking and baking for others

3. Meeting my friends for coffee and lunch

Name: Mrs Catherine Hodgson

Job: Class Teacher

I love my job because every day something happens that makes me smile.

 

My best memory from when I was at school was taking part in the many Eisteddfods that happened every year to celebrate St. David’s day.

 

My top 3 favourite things to do outside of school are:

1. Spending time with my family

2. Running to keep fit

3. Meeting friends for coffees and walks

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Name: Mr James Treacy

Job: Class Teacher

I love my job because it is a privilege to be able to help children grow into fantastic, young people.

 

My best memory from when I was at school was designing and making cars with motors in DT, and racing them!

 

My top 3 favourite things to do outside of school are:

1. Reading 

2. Spending time with family and friends

3. Going to the gym/keeping fit

Name: Miss Joanna Madge

Job: Class Teacher

I love my job because the curiosity and creativity of our children means every day is a learning day for me too.

My best memory from when I was at school was singing rhymes in the playground.

 

My top 3 favourite things to do outside of school are:

1. Getting out about in our beautiful town and countryside

2. Theatre visits to everything from Hairspray to Hamlet

3. Eating cake and talking about good reads at my book club

Name: Mrs Kate Johnson

Job: Class Teacher

I love my job because I absolutely love working with children and experiencing everything through their eyes.

 

My best memory from when I was at school was being the angel in the Christmas nativity.

 

My top 3 favourite things to do outside of school are:

1. Spending time with my children

2. Reading a good book with a cup of tea

3. Cooking meals for my family

Name: Mr Matt Cambridge-Harrison

Job: Class Teacher 

I love my job because I love to see the children in my class grow with their learning over the school year.

 

My best memory from when I was at school is from the time I was doing my Year 2 SATs; an Air-Ambulance helicopter landed in the playground and distracted us all!

 

My top 3 favourite things to do outside of school are:

1. Reading new books that I like to share with my class.

2. Travelling to different countries around the world.

3. Trying new foods.

Name: Mrs Jo Bates

Job: Class Teacher

I love my job because it is fun! I love working with children because they have so much energy and they always teach me something new every day too!

 

My best memory from when I was at school was learning to play different instruments and making music in music lessons.

 

My top 3 favourite things to do outside of school are:

1. Spending time with my family.

2. Playing and listening to music.

3. Travelling to new places.

Name: Mrs Bronwen Williams

Job: Class Teacher

I love my job because every opportunity is a chance to learn something new; whether it’s teaching the children or them teaching me!

My best memory from when I was at school was being taught by a teacher who made me smile and laugh every day so you wanted to work hard for them.

My top 3 favourite things to do outside of school are:

1. Spending time with all of my family

2. Long walks with Henry the dog

3. Listening to and playing music

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Name: Miss Samantha Perkins

Job:  Class Teacher

I love my job because I love shaping the minds of children and helping them to become whoever they dream to be.

 

My best memory from when I was at school was reading Goosebumps books in the book corner!

 

My top 3 favourite things to do outside of school are:

1. Act! I love being on stage and performing

2. Read. I enjoy a range of different genres and love escaping into a new world

3. Spending time with friends and family

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Name: Miss Karen Sturgess

Job: Class Teacher

I love my job because I never stop learning! I love sharing new facts, ideas and skills with the children in my classes.

 

My best memory from when I was at school was winning the 3 legged race at Sports Day with my best friend.

 

My top 3 favourite things to do outside of school are:

1. Going on adventures with my children.

2. Spending time by the sea and at the beach.

3. Listening to lots of different kinds of music.

Name: Mrs Naomi Thomas

Job: Class Teacher

I love my job because every day is rewarding, even a challenging day!

 

My best memory from when I was at school was playing the lead, Sherlock Holmes on stage during a school production at primary school. 

 

My top 3 favourite things to do outside of school are:

1. Socialising with friends and family

2. Long walks around the villages of my Cotswold home

3. Reading

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Name: Miss Francesca Hunt

Job: Class Teacher

I love my job because no two days are the same, every day is an adventure.

 

My best memory from when I was at school is being in the school plays which included The Nativity, The Wizard of Oz and We Will Rock You.

 

My top 3 favourite things to do outside of school are:

  1. Teaching dance, especially Tap

  2. Spending time with my friends and family

  3. Reading story books

Name: Miss Lai Yi Man

Job: Class Teacher

I love my job because JMPS is full of amazing people.

 

My best memory from when I was at school was tasting my first ever strawberry flavoured yoghurt. I was taught to use a spoon to pick up a spoonful then allow it to drip off before licking the spoon.

 

My top 3 favourite things to do outside of school are:

1. Painting and drawing

2. Video calling my family in Hong Kong

3. Cooking different cuisines. I have a subscription to Simply Cook!

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Name: Mrs Vicky Parker

Job: Class Teacher

I love my job because every day is different. The children always amaze me with their new learning and WOW moments!

 

My best memory from when I was at school is going to the Isle of Wight on residential in Years 5 and 6. I got to try so many different activities and have midnight feasts with my friends. 

 

My top 3 favourite things to do outside of school are:

1. Spending time with my three children.

2. Going to the beach.

3. Meeting my friends for coffee and cake.