Mrs Shires Hello, my name is Mrs Shires and I am a cleaner and an SMSA during lunchtime. I am caring, determined and incredibly hard working. I love working in a school because education means there is always something new to learn. I love learning new challenges that are given to me too. I am very proud of my two daughters. Positive and hard-working people really inspire me and I aim to be the same too. My star sign is Libra and I love to visit Germany.
Mrs Harrison Hello, my name is Mrs Harrison and I am a cleaner and an SMSA at Wellgate. I love working in a school as it is rewarding seeing children learn and grow. I am very energetic, kind and happy. This helps me to do my job well. I really enjoy cooking new recipes and watching gymnastics on TV. My favourite colour is aquamarine and I love to visit the Canary Islands.
Mrs Shaw Hello, my name is Mrs Shaw and I am a cleaner and an SMSA at Wellgate, where I have worked for many years. I am caring, trustworthy and hardworking. I am most proud of my family and I am inspired by Martin Luther King. The hardest thing that I have ever accomplished is my first big cross stitch – it was incredible! My favourite children’s book to read is Black Beauty. If I could choose one country to visit, it would be Scotland.
Mrs Richardson Hello, my name is Mrs Richardson and I am a cleaner and an SMSA at Wellgate. I love working in education as I think it is fascinating being given the opportunity to find solutions to problems that I might be faced with. I have a daughter, Libby, and I am incredibly proud of her. My mum is my biggest inspiration. I love visiting the Canary Islands with my family and taking in the beautiful views and sampling the tasty food. I love to watch Tennis and would like to go to Wimbledon one year.
Miss Turner - Teaching AssistantHello, my name is Miss Turner and I am one of the Teaching Assistants in Year Two. I love working in Year Two because of the determination of the children. There is nothing more rewarding than supporting a child and them being successful. I am most proud of my two children. I love stationery and enjoy buying new pens and pencils! I cannot wait to spend another year in Year Two working with such enthusiastic children.
Mrs Hallam - Teaching Assistant Hello, my name is Mrs Hallam and I am very lucky to have been given a job at such a lovely school. I work across both Year Two classes and love each new day supporting such enthusiastic children. I enjoy education because there are always new things to discover and learn – education allows us all to do this. I love to learn about lots of things but I specialise in music and find it fascinating learning about Ancient History. I find it interesting how things came to be. One of my favourite subjects is Egyptology. I grew up in Carnlough, a quiet little village on the coast of Northern Ireland. It has a lovely beach, beautiful green fields and a little harbour where Sammy the Seal lives! I have many hobbies including playing in my band, playing on the Xbox and reading fantasy novels.
Mrs Littledyke - Class Teaching Assistant Hello my name is Mrs Joyner and I am lucky enough to be one of the Year 3 Teaching Assistant. I am a kind, caring and funny person who loves to learn new things. In fact, I think you should learn something new every day. Each day working with children is rewarding and I absolutely love the individuality of every child. My biggest inspiration is my Grandad. He was an amazing man with a fabulous outlook on life. I love to read and my favourite book is Peace at Last. I also love visiting Scotland – I adore it!
Miss Joyner - Class Teaching Assistant Hello my name is Mrs Joyner and I am the teaching assistant in Class 3AP. I am a hardworking, fun and thoughtful person who loves working with children because no day is ever the same! I had lots of favourite books as a child but the ones I loved the most were The Secret Seven because they went on lots of adventures! My dad is my inspiration as he was a kind, hardworking, gentle and caring man.
Mrs Bedford - Teaching Assistant
I’m incredibly organised and determined – this helps me thoroughly in my role as a teaching assistant. I’ve worked hard to achieve the qualifications that I have and that is something that I’m really proud of – I’m able to share my work ethic and thirst for knowledge with the children which I work with whilst supporting them in being successful in their learning. I really enjoy seeing children achieve their milestones. I love reading and being with my family. I would really like to learn more about science and one day, I would really like to be able to speak Spanish. I think Manchester is an exciting city and if my family weren’t close by, that is somewhere I would like to live. My favourite ice-cream flavour is chocolate and I love eating this when I visit the cinema.
Mrs Eaton - Teaching Assistant I absolutely love my job – it brings a smile to my face every single day. I love working with children and supporting them in everything that they do. I’m often told that I’m an incredibly kind and caring person and I believe that this helps me in the job that I do. I have two daughters who I’m incredibly proud of. I love spending time with them and my husband in Scotland which is my favourite place on the planet and it also sells the most amazing ice – cream (Cream O’Galloway Chocolate Orange). I didn’t used to enjoy doing maths but Mrs Woodcock has changed that and I absolutely love it now. I really enjoy supporting children in their maths learning – especially those who find it tricky as I understand how they might be feeling. My favourite ever children’s book is ‘Peace At Last’ which is about a family of bears.
Miss Hough - Teaching Assistant Hello, my name is Miss Hough and I am one of the teaching assistants in Year 5. I enjoy making a difference in a child's life in a different way, helping encourage interests in art, crystals and rock minerals and animals. I love to learn about the world around us and how to improve my own skills. I like to learn arty things, herbs and plants and trees - their names, uses etc. I love to draw and read - two of my favourite books are Call of the Wild by Jack London, and also his book White Fang, because it tells the story from an animal's point of view. I love happy electro-pop 80s music like Smalltown Boy, Don't You Want Me Baby, Don't Go Breaking My Heart - and lots of heavy rock music!
Mrs Barker - Teaching Assistant Hello! I am Mrs.Barker and I have worked at Wellgate Primary School ,as a teaching assistant, for over 22 years. During that time ,I have worked in every year group even nursery. I am really looking forward to this year working with the Outstanding Ostriches and the great year 5 team. The best part of my job is seeing the smile on the childrens face when they have achieved something. I have two grown up children who actually came to Wellgate many years ago. My hobbies are crosswords,puzzles and cross stitching. We also have a dog called Buddy who takes up alot of my free time ! I can't wait to work with year 5 and have a fabulous year of learning and fun.
Miss Sanders - Teaching Assistant Hello! I am Miss Sanders, I first joined Wellgate two years ago as a SMSA in Foundation stage, after a year I began to voulenteer working in foundation stage then recently became a teaching assistant. I have two children and enjoy long walks, reading and cooking. I am looking forward to getting to know all our year five pupils and learning together!
Mrs Smith - Teaching Assistant Hello, I am Mrs Smith and I have loved being a teaching assistant at Wellgate for 25 years. I have three beautiful daughters Emma, Lucy (Mrs Haywood) and Beth and I also have a little cockapoo called Daisy.
1. Describe yourself in three words. Friendly Happy Caring 2. What are you most proud of? My family 3. What is your favourite children’s book to read? Mrs Pepperpot was my favourite when I was younger 4. What do you enjoy about education? Why? I love helping the children learn because the look on a child's face when they understand is priceless. 5. What is the hardest thing you have ever accomplished? Raising my three daughters because unfortunately they don’t come with instructions and sometimes you get things wrong. 6. Who inspires you? My dad inspired me he was my hero. 7. Which city would you most like to live in? This one is easy ST IVES