Responsible for: Teaching and Learning standards, DSP / EVC, Behaviour, Creative Curriculum, Assessment.
Deputy Headteacher & Year 4 Teacher
Responsible for: Key Stage 2, Curriculum, RE / Prayer & Liturgy, Back-up DSP/EVC, SRE / PSHE, Creative Curriculum, Assessment, Year 4.
I am new to Cathedral school and am very excited about joining you. I have been a teacher for 15 years. Most of that time I have spent teaching in Year 5/6 as I enjoy working with mature and responsible children who take pride in all they do. I was Deputy Head at another school in Preston before moving here to Cathedral. I love to spend time with my family. I can often be found in the kitchen as I enjoy cooking and baking. The best part of this is licking the cake mixture bowl and tasting the finished product! Going to the theatre, reading books, doing crafts, having afternoon tea are some of my other passions. Recently, I have begun to cycle more and like to cycle along the prom at Morecambe. My favourite Disney character is Winnie the Pooh and I had the pleasure of meeting him at Disney land.
Responsible for: EYFS, Key Stage 1, Writing, Reading / Library, Music, Year 2.
Inclusion Manager, SENCO
Responsible for: SEND, EAL, G&T, Pupil Premium, medical.
I began teaching at The Cathedral Catholic Primary School in 2009 after moving to Lancaster to complete my PGCE. I am originally from Barrow-In-Furness, just around the bay, and I studied Psychology at Coventry University before training to be a teacher. I have recently taken on the role of Inclusion Manager and I am very excited about being able to help all children achieve their potential. When I am not working I like to go walking in the Lake-District with Mr Benson or to the cinema. I also enjoy reading and I am a self-confessed tea-snob. My faith, my family and my friends are the most important things in my life.
Year 4 Teacher
Responsible for: Maths, STEM, Year 4.
I love teaching Year 6 for two days each week to cover Mrs Holt’s deputy headteacher time. When I’m not teaching in school, you may see me in the playground with my three young children or pushing a bright red double pushchair along the canal, going to feed the ducks! Spending time with my family and teaching are my two favourite time-fillers but when there’s a bit of time to spare, I love reading, gardening, going for walks, playing the guitar (particularly with our Parish music group) and trying to cook (but I’m not very good at that!).
Responsible for: Art, Latin, Year 3.
I have been at The Cathedral Catholic Primary School for quite a few years, although it has only been for the past year that I have been full-time. I have taught several different year groups but am enjoying Year 3 a lot at the moment. I have responsibility for leading English in the school and am also Key Stage 2 leader. When I’m not at school I enjoy being with family and friends, cooking, gardening and travelling. Curling up with a good book and having some peace and quiet is something that I can occasionally fit in as well!
Responsible for: Phonics /S&L / Drama, Inter-school sports - KS1, Year 1.
Responsible for: Science, DT, STEM, Year 5.
I grew up in Manchester in a musical family and spent a large part of my teenage years performing and competing in music festivals with The Manchester Girl’s and Manchester Ladies choirs. I was fortunate enough to travel all over the country to perform as well as to sing solo in The Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester and The Free Trade Hall. I came to Lancaster to train as a teacher and my first job was working with children with behavioural difficulties in a special unit attached to a main- stream primary school. I continued with this until I had my son, after which I worked in a number of local primary schools, moving to the Cathedral in 2000. I like to spend any spare time I have with my family, and I also enjoy reading, knitting, writing stories, playing the piano and walking (I have climbed Benn Nevis four times so far!)