Responsible for: Teaching and Learning standards, DSP / EVC, Behaviour, Creative Curriculum, Assessment.
I love being the Headteacher of this wonderful school and am now entering my 3rd year here. Before working at The Cathedral, I worked in Preston and taught year 5/6 so I still enjoy taking part in their lessons and joining them on their residential visits. I grew up in Yorkshire and went to 6 different schools so I have great empathy for children who move to our school from elsewhere and always make sure that they feel settled and happy. In my spare time I love to read, spend time with my family and look after my dog, Ebony.
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 moved here to The Cathedral Catholic Primary School as Deputy Head in 2015. I have been a teacher for 17 years and currently teach in Year 4. I enjoy working with children who take pride in all they do so love working here. 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 with my family. 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.
I have been teaching for 27 years and most of that experience has been in Early Years and Key Stage One. There is no better way to spend a day than with a class full of children; there is never a dull moment and their way of seeing the world is heart-warming. When I’m not teaching I love to go to the theatre or out for a meal with friends. I also love to travel and have been to Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Uganda where I spent a summer holiday teaching in an all-boys school. I love to relax at the weekend with my husband, two children and our cockapoo, Hetty.
Responsible for: SEND, 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. MRS BENSON IS CURRENTLY ON MATERNITY LEAVE FOLLOWING THE BIRTH OF HER BEAUTIFUL SON IN DECEMBER 2016
Responsible for: New Starters, Gifted & Talented, School of Sanctuary, EAL
I started teaching at The Cathedral Catholic Primary School in 2012, and I really do think it is a wonderful school. Spending the day teaching young children is the best way to spend a day-there is never a dull moment! I was born in Manchester and moved to Kendal when I was young. When I am not teaching I love to spend time with friends and family. I also love to travel, I have been lucky enough to teach in different places around the world, Cambodia, Africa and Italy but my favorite place to be is in The Lake District (despite the rain!), walking in the hills with Ben and Scamp (the dog) or travelling around in our camper van.
Responsible for: Maths, STEM, Year 2.
I love teaching Year 2 with Mrs Winter and I have been a teacher at The Cathedral Catholic Primary School since 2001. When I’m not in school, you may see me out and about in Lancaster with my three children. 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 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 and have taught several different year groups but I am enjoying Year 3 a lot at the moment. I love art and being creative and try to include this in as many ways as possible in the classroom and throughout the school. 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: History & Geography, Year 1
I'm excited about joining Cathedral Primary School and looking forward to a new adventure with my Year 1 Class. I grew up in Kendal, studied in Lancaster and then went on to teach in Barrow-in-Furness. I am looking forward to now being able to walk to work along our canal and feed the ducks on my way. Now that I don't have to drive for two hours of my day, I have more time to go to the gym and spend time with my family. I love travelling and during one of my summers at university I went to India and taught English as a foreign language. I'm currently on the hunt for the Northern Lights, unfortunately I didn't get to see them last Christmas in Iceland! In my spare time I love to read, go camping and walking in The Lakes.
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!)
Responsible for: Geography, History, Reception.
I have been teaching at The Cathedral Catholic Primary School for quite a few years now and still love being here! I did not become a teacher until later on in my career, but it was the best decision I ever made as it is a real privilege to be part of this wonderful school. I currently work part time along side Mrs Dickinson (we are quite the double act!) in Year 2. When I am not teaching at school I enjoy going to the gym and walking my dog, Wilson along the beach. I also love reading and going to the cinema to watch the latest block buster movie.
Responsible for: Computing, PE / Inter-school sports - KS2, STEM, Year 6.
I am entering my second year at The Cathedral Catholic Primary School and thoroughly enjoy my job! Before being a teacher I worked as a motorway contractor before becoming a prison officer. I really wanted to be a teacher, having experienced first-hand the benefits of education because I believe that everybody deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential and I wanted to be a part of that. This school is perfect for me because the Mission Statement reflects my own feelings. In my spare time I love nothing more than walking and spending time with my dog, Barney - we often spend Saturday mornings enjoying a lazy breakfast with Mrs Whalley!