Bishopstone Church Of England Primary School



Our staff

Mr Smith (Headteacher )

A very warm welcome to Bishopstone CE Primary School.

We are a small school in the heart of the village community with the most wonderful children and families. There is something very special about Bishopstone; everybody who walks through our school notices how amazing our children are. They are beautifully behaved, well-mannered and aspirational. Our community is supportive of our endeavours to give our children the very best education, which we do through our Christian values. 

Our staff are hardworking and committed to the children at Bishopstone.  We value continued professional development and invest in this so we can give our children the very best.

Our mission is simple. We are committed to creating ever better learning outcomes and securing futures for our pupils, based on a collaborative culture with shared values and a clear moral purpose.

We hope that you find the website useful. Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you require further information.

Miss Pearson (EYFS/KS1 Teacher)

I have been teaching at Bishopstone School since September 2014. I started here as a Newly Qualified Teacher and have really enjoyed the challenges and rewards of working in a small school. I specialise in early years education and I hold Early Years Professional Status alongside my teacher training. I am passionate about my role of teaching the youngest pupils in the school but I also enjoy teaching the older pupils when the chance arises. In my spare time I sing both as a soloist and as part of local choirs and groups.  

Mrs Morris (KS2 Teacher)

As Key Stage Two Leader my mornings are dedicated to teaching Years 5 and 6.

In Maths, we learn the skills and techniques required to solve calculations and mathematical problems. In English, we study high- quality books or extracts to stimulate our reading and writing. Our lessons are supplemented with additional sessions where the focus is on grammar and spelling. We follow the National Curriculum in PSHE and explore topical events throughout the year. Our bespoke scheme in RE guides our lesson content and is complemented by our value for the term.

In the afternoons we are joined by years three and four.

Our rolling programme of topics frame our learning within a Geography, History or Science focus. We complete differentiated work and our busy afternoons usually have a practical element within them linked to the current topic. You will find us planning or conducting science experiments or completing an art or design project. We may be using logical reasoning to debug programs in computing or using technology to support or present our learning in different formats. We also enjoy composing musical pieces and use technology to improve our performances.

The tasks are challenging, enjoyable and engaging for all. I encourage and support the children to think for themselves, demonstrate good time management and become independent learners.

Mrs Golding (Part time specialist teacher)

I am a part time teacher who has been at the school for many years.  I am a specialist music teacher with a passion for PSHE and circle time!  I teach year 3/4 on a Thursday and Friday morning.

Mrs Warrick (Full time educational support assistant - HLTA)

I work with children throughout the school, supporting academically within the classrooms in the morning, in the afternoon, as a fully trained ELSA, I work with individual children and groups. I have a wide range of training in many different areas of SEND children.

Mrs Tilling (Learning support assistant)

 

Mrs Beales (School administrator) 

I started here at Bishopstone on the 1st September 2021. Over the past 20 years’ I have gained a great deal of experience from working in finance and administrative roles within School’s.  I am very pleased to now be part of the fantastic team here! I will be in the School Office from 8.30am – 2.00pm Monday to Friday during term time.

Mrs Rogers (SENCO)
I am very pleased to be a part of this lovely school.  I work with staff, parents and children to help each child develop to the best of their abilities.  I also work at a large primary school in Swindon and have more than 20 years experience in my role as Special Education Needs Coordinator.  I work part time on a Thursday morning each week.

 

Miss Kati (Music teacher)

My name is Kati and I am a Bassoonist and Clarinettist from GSMD, who enjoys helping support children in musical instrument learning, with very creative sessions, covering music from a wide range of genres.  I will be teaching recorders to Year 3/4 and clarinet to Year 5/6 on a Wednesday afternoon.  

 

Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one - Malcolm S. Forbes