Meet our Teaching Staff
Mrs Victoria Walker - Headteacher
I have worked in schools for 31 years, starting my journey in Liverpool over a 4-year Bachelor of Education with Honours Degree. I spent the next 27 years working in 8 different schools across Tameside and Stockport in many different roles. I have been a manager and a head teacher for 23 of those years. I have led most subject areas across school and developed a passion for sport and a creative curriculum. Each experience has enriched my life and I have always enjoyed the variety of challenges each setting and role has brought. I enjoy many interests including travelling, walking, music, reading and sport. Much of these were sparked in school when I was a child and have shaped me into the person I am today. This is why I am so passionate about the depth and breadth of the curriculum experiences we offer our children at Ludworth. We strive to ensure we are developing their skills and talents for generations to come making me feel proud and privileged to be part of their journey.
Mr Jake Senogles - Deputy Headteacher
I am the Deputy Head here at Ludworth. I began my teaching career at Sheffield Hallam University where I studied Primary Education. I then moved to my first school in Rochdale. I specialize in teaching in Key Stage 2 and have taught in Year 6 for many years. I enjoy many interests including travelling, golf, football and running. I try to be as active as possible and this comes through in my teaching. When I'm not teachinbg or playing sport, I enjoy spending time with my wife and two young boys.
Mrs Nicola Hankey - SENDCO
I have worked in primary education for many years in a range of roles but have always retained my enthusiasm for working with children and am always keen to continue with my own professional development- the saying 'Every day's a school day' applies to teachers too ! I love my role as SENDCo as it means I get to know children and their families from across the whole school.
Ludworth holds a very special place in my heart as my own children were pupils here before embarking on their secondary journey. In my spare time I enjoy reading, jogging and (like most parents) ferrying my children between various clubs and their many social events!
Mrs Becky Towner-Yates - Assistant Headteacher
I am delighted to have joined the team at Ludworth. I’ve been teaching for nine years since graduating from Nottingham University and have taught in a range of different schools through Stockport and Derbyshire. Curriculum development and learning through stories and play are areas of interest for me and I enjoy putting theory into practice within my lessons. I love to teach English and Science and in my spare time I combine the two and write for Primary Science (ASE). I’m lucky enough to have the opportunity to teach children from Year 1 to Year 6 within my role as Assistant Headteacher. When I’m not teaching, I help out at my local arts theatre and enjoy walking in the Derbyshire Dales with my two children.
Mrs Holly Gregg - Assistant Headteacher
This is my eighth year at Ludworth. I am fortunate to be teaching across the school to help children develop a love for learning and become confident, happy and independent people. I love being part of the P.E., PSHE and Outdoor Learning curriculum team and I am passionate in encouraging our children to be as physically active as possible. With the help of our newly appointed Sports Ambassadors, I am ever-keen to ensure our sporting calendar is full of as many sporting competitions and new opportunities. I am one of the Forest School Leaders in school and want to ensure learning is taken outdoors and enjoyed in our beautiful school grounds. We continue to be a Fair Aware school and develop our Fairtrade awareness and this year, led by our School Councillors, we are embarking on our journey to being a Respecting Rights school, as part of the UNCRC.
Outside of school, I enjoy being outdoors going on adventures with my little girl, Georgia, and my Border Collie, Marmite.
Miss Sangeet Sathi - Reception - Ruby/Rose Class
Hello! I joined the Ludworth community two years ago and teaching here has been amazing. This is now my third year and I am looking forward to continuing to work with our friendly, enthusiastic children. In my classroom I aim to encourage children’s love of learning and their curiosity about the world around them. I want to help children become confident, happy, resilient learners who aren’t afraid to make mistakes or ask for help when they need it – because this is what helps us learn! My favourite part of teaching is when my lessons lead to children asking more questions or coming to me with research and work they have chosen to do inspired by our topic. Outside of school I enjoy cooking, spending time with my family and reading.
Mrs Charlotte Baines - Reception - Ruby/Rose Class
This is my sixth year teaching at Ludworth Primary School and my second year teaching in Reception. I love seeing the amazing progress that the children make in such a short space of time over the year. Within Reception, I love a Monday morning where we take part in the story box ritual. This really engages the children ready for the week ahead. I am responsible for the Music curriculum at Ludworth. This is the perfect role for me as I am a very creative teacher and will incorporate creativity into my lessons whenever I can. In my spare time I love photography and spend a lot of my time with a camera in my hand capturing the beautiful and ever changing nature around us.
Miss Vicky Morten - Year 1 - Tiger Class
I am one of the Year 1 Teachers at Ludworth Primary School. I have worked in schools for 20 years since completing a Bachelor of Education with Honours Degree. Although I have taught across all primary years throughout my career my passion is for Early Years and KS1. In my spare time I love playing sport. I’m an avid cricketer and reluctant runner, doing my best to avoid any hills which is tricky living in the Peak District! I am passionate about encouraging our children to be as physically active as possible.
Mrs Natalie Welsh - Year 1 - Coral 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.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, reading, walking, Pilates, Yoga and keeping fit in the gym. I am interested in social History and have been awarded a National Trust badge for 10 years voluntary service at Lyme Park.
Mrs Chrissie Hopwood - Year 2 - Sunflower Class
Hello! I am one of the Year Two class teachers. This is my fifth year teaching at Ludworth and I am so proud to be a member of this fantastic school! I have been a teacher for 14 years and taught in schools across Derby and Staffordshire. I love teaching and I try to give the children the skills they need to grow in independence and become confident, resilient learners. I use ‘Growth Mindset’ and ‘Mindfulness’ techniques a lot in my classroom. Outside of school I enjoy traveling, shopping and spending time with my friends and family.
Mrs Pamela Floyd- Year 2 - Gold Class
I teach in Year 2 at Ludworth. I am passionate about Early Years and Key Stage. The first few years of schooling are critical to their future development and I feel privileged to be part of this journey at Ludworth. I like to teach outdoors as much as possible and make full use of our beautiful school grounds.
Mrs Emma Reid- Year 3 - Sage Class
This is my seventh year teaching at Ludworth and I feel very fortunate to be part of this amazing team! This year, I am teaching in Year 3 and have the pleasure of welcoming our Year 2s to Key Stage 2 and supporting them in this important transition. Here at Ludworth, I have curriculum responsibility for Outdoor Learning and Design and Technology, subjects which I really enjoy and I am Forest School trained too. The benefits of outdoor learning on children's well-being, self confidence and independence are well documented so I am passionate about our pupils making the most of our extensive grounds, connecting with nature and developing their environmental awareness. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time in the great outdoors, on walks with my family or taking part in a range of sports, such as cycling, running and tennis.
Miss Holly Clarke - Year 3 - Olive Class
Since joining Ludworth in February 2022 I have been working in year 5. This year I will be working in Year 3 and I can't wait to continue working with our friendly and hard working children, Ludworth has to offer. In my classroom I love to develop a curiosity and love for learning, equipping them with the skills they need to be successful inside and outside of the classroom environment. I am very excited for the year ahead and I can't wait to create fun and memorable experiences for my class to enjoy. Outside of school I love to travel, in the winter I love to go skiing and in the summer I love to find sunny places to go paddle boarding and wakeboarding. At the weekends you will often find me walking in the peak district with my dog, Bailey or at a CrossFit class at the gym.
Miss Lisa Quin - Year 4 - Turquoise Class
I am delighted to have joined the team at Ludworth and am excited to be working in Year 4. I’ve been teaching for 10 years since graduating from Manchester Metropolitan University and have had the pleasure of teaching in EYFS, KS1 and KS2 in a range of different schools across Stockport. I love to develop a curiosity and love for learning both inside and outside of the classroom, and encourage the children believe in themselves. Outside of school, I can normally be found volunteering and performing at my local theatre, or busy making celebration cakes.
Mrs Georgina Sherry - Year 4 - Cornflower Class
I am in my sixth year of teaching and I've worked at Ludworth for two years. I'm thrilled to be teaching again in Year 4 this year, especially after getting to know all of the wonderful children across school. I began my teaching career at a school in Salford where I had the pleasure of teaching in KS1 and KS2. I prioritise the building and maintaining of relationships in every aspect of life and aim to inspire a love of learning across the curriculum. I can't wait to create memorable experiences for my class and support their development both inside and outside the classroom. Outside of school, I love being outdoors which often involves walking my beagle, Jeremy or horse riding.
Mrs Ffion Donaldson - Year 5 - Indigo Class
I joined the Ludworth team last year and I am thrilled to be teaching in Year 5. Previously, I taught in Cheshire and was fortunate enough to teach across both KS1 and KS2. I love to be outdoors and look forward to taking Indigo class outside to explore the Ludworth grounds and teach as much as possible in our outdoor classroom. Outside of school, I love to play Netball and explore new places with my two year old cockapoo (Rupert).
Mrs Sheila Fowell - Year 5 - Cobalt Class
Mrs Emma Lord- Year 6 - Plum Class
Football follower, travel lover 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. I am so excited to be back teaching in Year 6 following a short sabbatical in Lower Key Stage 2. Each child is special and getting to know them as a person is a real privilege of the profession and Year 6 is a particular favourite of mine as they rise to the challenges and expectations of being the oldest children in school. I am looking forward to discovering each new child in my class this year and as we develop key skills of: adaptability, determination, independence, problem solving, communication and commitment we will be able to put into practice the wise words of Dolly herself that, "Dreams are of no value if they're not equipped with wings." This year, we aim to grow our wings!