Meet our Teaching Staff
Mrs Victoria Walker - Headteacher
I have worked in schools for 28 years, starting my journey in Liverpool over a 4-year Bachelor of Education with Honours Degree. I spent the next 24 years working in 7 different schools across Tameside and Stockport in many different roles. I have been a manager and a head teacher for 19 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, music, reading and sport. Much of these where 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 generation to come making be feel proud and privileged to be part of their journey.
Miss Laura Vose - Deputy Headteacher
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!
Mrs Pamela Floyd- Reception - Robin Class and Key Stage 1 Leader
I teach in Reception Class at Ludworth. I am passionate about Early Years and lead the Eyfs and Key Stage One team at Ludworth. The first year of schooling is critical to their future development and I feel privileged to be part of this special year at Ludworth. I like to teach outdoors at much as possible and make full use of our beautiful school grounds. At Ludworth we have a wonderful choir and I enjoy supporting choir and musical events throughout the year. In my spare time I like to go running and spend time with my daughter.
Miss Vicky Morten - Reception - Owl Class
I am one of the Reception Teachers at Ludworth Primary School. I have worked in schools for 15 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. In my spare time I enjoy going to the gym and can be regularly found out and about running in the local area. I do my best to avoid any hills! I would really like to run a 10km race soon.
Mrs Emma Reid- Year 1- Puffin Class
This is my fourth year teaching at Ludworth and I feel very fortunate to be part of the team! I currently teach in Year 1 but since graduating from The University of Manchester in 2016, have taught children from Reception right through to Year 6. Here at Ludworth, I have curriculum responsibility for Outdoor Learning, which I really enjoy and I am Forest School trained. The benefits of outdoor learning on children's wellbeing, self confidence and independence are well documented so I am passionate about our children exploring our extensive grounds, connecting with nature and developing their environmental awareness. In my spare time I enjoy swimming, cycling and playing tennis, as well as spending time in the great outdoors with my husband and twin boys.
Mrs Natalie Welsh - Year 1- Kingfisher 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 Chrissie Hopwood - Year 2- Parrot Class
Hello! I am one of the Year Two class teachers. This is my third year teaching at Ludworth and I am so proud to be a member of this fantastic school! I have been a teacher for 12 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 Holly Gregg - Year 2- Flamingo Class
I am delighted to be a member of the Year Two team. This is my fifth year teaching at Ludworth and I feel very fortunate to be spending my week teaching such enthusiastic, energetic and eager young people. My aim is to help children continue their love for learning and for them to become confident, happy and independent learners. It is a privilege to be part of the P.E. and Outdoor Learning curriculum team and I am passionate in encouraging our children to be as physically active as possible. 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. Outside of school, I enjoy being outdoors and going to walks with my Border Collie, Marmite. At the weekends I absolutely love playing Hockey alongside my team friends at Manchester Moss Hockey Club.
Miss Charlotte Sweeney - Year 3 and 4- Toucan Class
This is my third year teaching at Ludworth Primary School after qualifying in 2018. 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. What I love most about teaching is when I see a child really engage in the lesson planned, their eyes widen and you can just see their imagination running wild. These little things are the reasons I am here today. In my spare time I love to dance, this is something I have done since I was just five years old. I also 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 Elisha Thomas - Year 3 and 4- Peacock Class and Key Stage 2 Leader
This is my fifth 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). I have curriculum responsibility for "PSHCE and Well being" here at Ludworth. 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 am also the subject leader for Art and DT in school, as well as being Key Stage 2 Leader. In my spare time I enjoy painting and crafting, going to music concerts and visiting new places.
Mrs Sheila Fowell - Year 3 and 4- Swan Class
Mrs Joanne Smethurst - Year 5 - Raven Class
This is my second year teaching at Ludworth Primary and I am thoroughly enjoying working with such a wonderful team! Before beginning my journey at Ludworth, I spent a year supply teaching across many schools in the Stockport and Manchester area, teaching a variety of different year groups from Reception to Year 6. My degree specialism is Mathematics, which I have tutored to GCSE level for many years. In my spare time I enjoy keeping fit, practising yoga and going for long walks.
Mrs Heather Chadwick - Year 5 - Nightingale Class
Having taught Year 6 at Ludworth for several years, I am delighted to now teach Year 5, Nightingale Class, this academic year. Over time, I have taught across both Key Stages in Stockport and Surrey schools and feel very much part of the wonderful Ludworth community and all it brings. Providing opportunities for all children remains central to my teaching, aiming 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 chasing my twin toddlers around, then I’m probably pottering in the garden. My weekends wouldn’t be the same without ‘Gardener’s World’, strong coffee and plenty of time outdoors!
Mrs Emma Lord- Year 6- Hummingbird 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. Recently, I have taught Year 6; seeing the children through the highs of residential sleep overs, pantomime performances and super 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!”
Mr Jake Senogles - Year 6 - Eagle Class
This is now my second year at Ludworth and I am very excited to be a part of this very special school. I began my teaching career at Sheffield Hallam University where I studied Primary Education. I then moved to my first school in Rochdale. I love teaching Year 6 and I am very excited for the year ahead which will be full of exciting and memorable experiences. In Year 6, I try to give children the independence and life skills that they need when moving on to high school and beyond. This year, I am particularly looking forward to our residential as I love being outdoors. In my spare time I love to play all kinds of sports such as golf, boxing and football. I often go for long walks with my Bernese Mountain Dog called Rory, named after Rory McIlroy.
Mrs Nicola Hankey - SENDCO and Year 1 - Kingfisher Class (on Thursdays)
I have worked in primary education for over 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 8 and Year 9) augmented my passion for inspiring young minds and I feel privileged to be teaching as part of the Ludworth Team. My appointment as SENDCo in 2014 also motivated me to further my own educational studies and I 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!