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Mrs Victoria Walker - Headteacher

I have worked in schools for 25 years, starting my journey in Liverpool over a 4 year Bachelor of Education with Honours Degree. I spent the next 20 years working in 6 different schools across Tameside in many different roles. I have led most subject areas across school and progressed from class teacher to working in management roles. These have included phase leader, deputy head teacher, associate head teacher and headteacher. Each new school and experience has enriched my life and I have always enjoyed the variety of challenges each setting brings.

 

I took up my second headship at Ludworth, in January 2015 and have loved every minute getting to know this lovely community. I look forward to many exciting and stimulating years continuing to make Ludworth as successful school as possible !

 

Miss Laura Vose - Deputy Headteacher/Teacher Year 5 and 6- Turing Class

My name is Laura Vose and I am the Deputy Headteacher at Ludworth Primary School. As well as teaching Year 5 and 6 I look after the English curriculum. I also work with the staff to ensure Ludworth offers the best education for all the pupils and make it an incredibly exciting place to be. Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my little boy Jude and being outdoors- we love camping!

 

Ms Natasha Boffey - Teacher Reception- Potter Class

My name is Natasha Boffey and I have worked in Stockport schools for 13 years. I graduated at the University Of Cumbria in 2012 and completed my NQT year in a Reception class. Since then I have taught in every year group.

Teaching and working with children is not only my job but my passion in life. I love how everyday is completely different and how the children I work with can bring such amazement at any moment.

In my spare time I enjoy horse riding, going to the gym and going out for meals with my daughter Mia. Ludworth has welcomed me with open arms and I have settled in wonderfully with the help of the amazing team, children and parents. 

 

Mrs Holly Gregg - Teacher Reception- Hargreaves Class

I feel very fortunate to be spending my week teaching such enthusiastic, energetic and eager young people and I am thankful that I love my role as Reception class teacher.

 

Sharing the awe and wonder of discovering something new and capturing children’s early learning encounters is a privilege.  My aim is to instil a love for learning early on and help our youngest children develop to become confident, happy and independent learners. 

With a first class (BA) honours degree in Early Education I graduated from Edge Hill University.  My favourite moments are those that are normally not planned; through our creative and child-led EYFS curriculum our children, in part, lead their own learning amidst the playdough, gloop, glitter and mud kitchen both within the indoor and outdoor learning provision. 

 

Keen to develop our School’s Fairtrade awareness I am hoping, with our Ambassadors, to work towards achieving a Fair Trade Acheiver Award now we are a FairAware School - the award we earned in less than a year !!!!

Outside of school, I can be found on the side-line of a rugby pitch supporting the local team, Marple Rugby Club. When time permits, I love walking with my Border Collie, Marmite, and being a member of the Wilmslow Wild Dogs Flyball team where I have competed at Crufts! 

 

Mrs Emma Reid- Teacher Year 1- Attenborough Class

Since completing my P.G.C.E. at The University of Manchester in 2016, I have been fortunate enough to teach in several schools across Stockport and South Manchester and have taught children from Reception right through to Year 6. 
Supporting children to become confident, happy and independent young people is what motivates me as a teacher and I am absolutely thrilled to be part of the team at Ludworth and teaching in Year 1.  In my spare time I enjoy swimming, cycling and reading and spending time in the great outdoors with my husband and twin boys - who have recently started at school!

 

Mrs Jennifer Cartwright - Teacher Year 1- Earhart Class

I have been a teacher at Ludworth since 2003 and am privileged to have taught in every year group during this time. I  am currently working in Year 1 and am thoroughly enjoying the sparkle and buzz that comes with working with children at the beginning of their learning journey.

 

Mrs Emily Bond - Teacher Year 1- Earhart Class

I have been working at Ludworth since 2005 and currently teach in Year 1.  I really enjoy being involved in the early stages of the children’s education at Ludworth. I love the team spirit and atmosphere at Ludworth and enjoy working with people with varying talents and interests. In my spare time I love spending the weekends in Scotland where we have a small cottage, walking and spending time on the beach. I love to travel and most recently completed the Inca Trail in Peru.

 

Mrs Natalie Welsh - Teacher Year 2- Da Vinci Class

I have been teaching at Ludworth since 2006 in a variety of roles. During my time here, I have taught children from Reception through to Year 4. I have also been actively involved in the PTA as a parent, as both of my children spent their primary years here which they thoroughly enjoyed! I have previously taught in Marple, Bramhall and Cheadle Hulme. I enjoy teaching children at Ludworth and being able to help them grow into confident, caring young people.

Outside school my family life keeps me very busy but in my spare time I enjoy walks with my family, Yoga and keeping fit in the gym. I am interested in History and have been awarded a National Trust badge for 10 years voluntary service at Lyme Park.

 

Mrs Pamela Floyd- Teacher Year 2- Nightingale Class

I currently teach in Year 2 at Ludworth Primary. I also lead and support the Reception and Key Stage One team. Being a former Ludworth pupil, I feel  privileged to have recently had the opportunity to return as a class teacher. I have been fortunate enough to gain teaching experience across all age groups. This academic year I am  looking forward to running a new Outdoor education club, encouraging exploration, learning  and fun through our beautiful school grounds.

 

 

Mrs Rachel Mackinnon - Teacher Year 3 and 4- Lama Class

Having trained at Manchester Metropolitan University, I completed my final teaching placement at Ludworth and was lucky enough to get a teaching post in the Reception class. Ten years later, I now teach in Yr 3/4  and love being part of the Ludworth team. Outside of school I try to keep busy, visiting friends and socialising. I spend a lot of time listening to music, playing the piano and attending music concerts. I am an avid reader and member of a book club and enjoy watching films. I love to be in the outdoors and spend a lot of weekends (in fine weather) sleeping under canvas, hiking and rock climbing. I am passionate about travelling and am very lucky to have been to some very interesting places during the summer holidays, including China, Guatemala, Belize, Mongolia and visiting my brother in New Zealand. I am currently trying to learn Spanish with Mrs Naughton and hope to be fluent soon!

 

Mrs Rebecca Naughton - Teacher Year 3 and 4- Lama Class

I have been teaching at Ludworth since 2005, beginning the job straight after my PGCE. I have been lucky enough to teach in all Key Stages and love being part of the supportive staff here. I am currently one half of a job share in Year 3 and 4, sharing with Mrs Mackinnon. I love being there at the very start of the children's education and am amazed every year at the progress they make from their starting points. I studied French and Spanish at university and am keen to share my enthusiasm for languages with the children at Ludworth.  I have 2 little girls who keep me very busy when I'm not at school.

 

Miss Elisha Thomas - Teacher Year 3/4- Glennie Class

My name is Miss Thomas and I currently teach Year 3 and 4 and I am Key Stage 2 Leader. This is my second year at Ludworth. Previously, I lived in Germany for 8 years where I taught children whose mum or dad were in the British Army and before that I taught for 5 years in Shropshire (where I am originally from).  In the three schools I worked at before Ludworth I have been Key Stage 2 Leader and English Leader. Here at Ludworth, I have curriculum responsibility for "PSHCE and Well being". I really enjoy this role because it's about ensuring every person in our school feels respected, appreciated and can express their beliefs, opinions and thoughts without judgement or prejudice - this is something I am very passionate about. I very much enjoy being Key Stage 2 Leader too as it means I get to work with lots of different children and staff in different ways throughout the year. My favourite subject is Art and I am always trying out new crafts at home - I share my love of creativity with the Art Club that I run. 

 

Mr Jonathan Tennant- Teacher Year 3/4- Bolt Class

My name is Mr Tennant and I teach Bolt Class which is made up of Year 3 and 4 children. This is my first year of teaching at Ludworth Primary School and I have received a warm welcome by the entire school community. Before joining Ludworth, I taught at a school in Manchester for four years, where I taught across the Key Stage 2 classes. I was born in Glossop and still live there now - along with my energetic Cocker Spaniel, Rolo. I come from a very sporty family and enjoy the outdoors as well as anything physically active but my passion is rugby. For as long as I can remember, I have been a part of my local rugby club - it is fair to say, I held a rugby ball before I could walk! I am responsible for Computing here at Ludworth; a role which I had in my previous school. Being creative with multimedia has always enriched my own learning and I look forward to sharing this with the rest of the school, especially those who take part in Computing Club - which I am helping to run.

 

Mrs Vanessa Simmonds - Teacher Year 5/6- Turing Class

I have been working at Ludworth for over 10 years and have taught children from Year 6 right through to Reception. I am currently working alongside the Year 5/6 team for the second half of the week. During my career I have taught in many schools in different parts of the country and worked in North Carolina for a year. In my spare time I enjoy reading, watching cookery programmes to find new recipes to try and spending time out and about with my husband and little boy, Jamie.

 

 

Mrs Nicola Hankey - Teacher Year 5/6 & SENDCO

I have worked in primary education for the last twenty five years in a range of teaching roles including Deputy Headteacher and Headteacher.  I also  thoroughly enjoyed my role as a Primary Strategy Consultant for Oldham Local Authority  which involved delivering English, Maths and Social/Emotional  training to teachers.

The arrival of my own children (currently in Year 4 and Year 6) augmented my passion for inspiring young minds and I feel privileged to be teaching Year 5 as part of the Ludworth Team. My appointment as SENDCo in 2014 also motivated me to further my own educational studies and I recently successfully achieved the SEN National Award at Masters level at MMU.

In my spare time I enjoy reading, swimming and (like most parents) ferrying my children between various clubs and their many social events! 

 

Ms Emma Lord- Teacher Year 5/6- Christie Class

Football follower, travel lover, confirmed chocoholic and probably the biggest Dolly Parton fan in the northern hemisphere! I have worked in a variety of schools across Tameside and Derbyshire within all year groups. For the previous two years I have taught Year 6; seeing the children through the highs of residential sleep overs, pantomime performances and su[per SAT’s- each one a leap of faith and an incredible experience. I love teaching and enjoy seeing the excitement of a child when they grasp a new concept and are engaged in their learning. Each child is special and getting to know them as a person is a real privilege of the profession. I am looking forward to discovering each new child in my class this year and in encouraging them to follow the fabulous words of Dolly herself, “Find out who you are and do it on purpose!”

 

Ms Heather Chadwick- Teacher Year 5/6- Rowling Class

Supporting children’s development holistically, at a time as crucial as the primary years are, is a privilege. Having taught across Key Stages, I have been fortunate to facilitate children’s learning experiences by offering rich, creative and apt environments where children are empowered to actively learn whilst developing their curiosity and resilience. Providing opportunities for all children remains central to my teaching to nurture and inspire happy, confident, life-long learners. Outside of school life, if I’m not looking for a new recipe to try out, engrossed in a book or catching up with friends over a coffee, then I’m probably pottering in the garden. My weekends wouldn’t be the same without ‘Gardener’s World’!

 

 

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