Miss Lindsay (Head of School)
I am very proud to say that I am the Headteacher of Bishopstone. This is my eighth year as the HT.
I have been here since September 2013. Prior to this I have worked in Old Town, Swindon and then spent 7 years working for the British Embassy School Ankara, Turkey. I believe in quality teaching and learning and every child making progress. Our children are excited by learning and becoming learners and are always keen to share their progress with all the adults in the school.
I have one son, who attended Bishopstone School from Reception to Year 6 and I ensure the quality of education your children receive is what I would expect for my own. We work closely with other schools within our cluster to share expertise and build links for the children to benefit from.
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)
I first became a member of the school community as a parent and can remember how the whole school was squeezed into just the two main classrooms and an office. I was appointed at Bishopstone in 2003 in response to growing pupil numbers and to allow the Junior class to be split into two groups for Maths and English.
I have seen the school's expansion into the original school house and the addition of a third classroom. In recent times, the Key Stage 1 classroom has expanded further and now includes additional indoor and outdoor areas.
In January 2019 I became a fulltime member of staff and am enjoying the more recent change of focus teaching all subjects across Key Stage 2.
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!
Mrs Perkins (Full time educational support assistant) - working with KS2
After formal training I spent a number of years as a Home Economics/Textile teacher. After starting a family, I then did some supply teaching and child minding. I've been working as a teaching assistant at Bishopstone for the last 16 years.
Mrs Tylee (Full time educational support assistant)
I have been working mainly with Rec/Yr1/Yr2 but during lockdown had the opportunity to work with KS2, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I am a fully trained teacher who has returned to full time work.
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 Tremlin (school administrator)
I have worked in the school office for over twenty years and have been a school governor for the last fifteen years. I have two children who have both attended Bishopstone School. I started as a parent governor and once they left for senior school I transferred to a non-teaching staff governor. I sit on the Accounting and Resources committee.
Mrs Rogers our part time SENCO
I am very pleased to have joined this lovely school four years ago. I work with staff, parents and children and strive to help each child develop their skills and achievements. I also work at a large primary school in Swindon and have more than 15 years experience in my role as Special Education Needs Coordinator. I work part time on a Thursday morning each week.
Mrs Rowe our peripatetic music teacher
Mrs Rowe is professional musician / teacher who been working with pupils of all ages for over 30 years. She specialises in a method of group strings (cello and violin) teaching which creates an enjoyable, ensemble musical experience. Using a practical approach, with games, songs, performance and backing tracks children make musical progress and have great fun at the same time! Mrs Rowe currently works in seven local primary schools through Swindon Music Service managed by local music hub, Make Music Swindon.
We are also delighted to have long standing volunteers that help regularly including Mr and Mrs Waite, Mrs Wright, Mrs Higgs
The teachers of Bishopstone CE are the most valuable asset that we have! Consequently, despite being a tiny school and face challenges with cover, we aim to get all staff out and about so that they are continually developing their own CPD. Most recently Miss Pearson completed her NPQML with the highest score possible!! Well done Miss Pearson.
Below you can see some of the CPD that staff have undertaken from 2018 to 2020, that strengthens both teaching and care for the children.