I have worked at The Bawburgh School for 13 years following my 4 year teacher training at the University of Hertfordshire where I gained a degree in Education with honours. I specialised in the Key Stage 1 curriculum with an interest in Key Stage 2. My subject specialisms were Geography, MARRA (monitoring, assessment, recording, reporting and accountability) and the expressive arts.
I moved back to Norfolk after my training and I am now married with 2 children. My hobbies and interests include swimming, crotchet, dancing and arts and crafts.
I am a class teacher two days a week in Kingfishers. I am also the subject lead for History and Geography across the school. I am passionate about working in Key Stage 1 with an enthusiasm for outdoor learning. I have a keen interest in the teaching of Maths after being the subject leader in Maths for several years.
Hello, this is my sixth year at The Bawburgh School. I love teaching in Flamingos class, and really enjoy seeing the benefits that a creative curriculum allows. As a member of the senior leadership team I look forward to being part of the drive forward in developing our children to the best of their abilities. As the overall lower school lead it is a pleasure to see how the children develop confidence ready to tackle their learning in KS2.
I have a big passion for phonics, literacy and maths and have facilitated many workshops for children, adults and those with special needs in my teaching and non-teaching career. I feel that music and performance is essential in an infant classroom as it helps to engage, entertain and capture the children's imaginations. Our Christmas productions always bring such pride and joy to me and the children gain self-esteem and confidence so that they can tackle anything in their learning.
Outside of school I enjoy meeting up with friends, going out to eat, and reading and writing stories. However my favourite past time is being with my children and grandchildren! My favourite hobby is reading a good book and eating chocolate (preferably at the same time!) but I am very fussy, I like chocolate with no bits in it!
I stumbled across The Bawburgh School as a freshly graduated Psychology and Educational Development graduate in 2005. Having moved from Norfolk to Nottingham for my undergraduate studies I had vowed to never return to Norfolk…how very glad I am to have broken that vow.
Originally I trained in lower Key Stage 2 before finding my home in EYFS where I spent many happy years. Following the birth of my little boy in November 2017 I am very excited to start a new chapter in my teaching career in Key Stage 1.
Alongside my classroom teaching role I have proudly been the school SENCo since 2009, this role has given me the opportunity to continue my studies to gain both a National SENCo award and a MA in Inclusive Education. I believe that every child really does matter and all children are able to thrive and achieve their true potential given the right care and support.
Outside of school I spend my time (after changing nappies) cuddling my cat, sewing, reading, learning sign language, jumping about in my Zumba class and counter acting my good work by eating cake!!!
I have been at The Bawburgh School since December 2016.
I work Mondays and Fridays. When I'm not here, I'm at home with my lively toddler playing princesses, jumping in muddy puddles or watching Bing!
I have a Creative Writing Degree and spent 4 years at Art School so spend lots of my free time writing.
Working across the whole school in a specific way with children that helps develop their social and emotional well-being.
Enthusiastically and positively I support children to become self-assured, capable and adaptable enabling them to engage with life and learning.
My name is Carol Harnden, I currently work with Chris Johnston in Jackdaws Class. I've been at the school for many years and have worked with every year group over that time. I work with children in the class on a one to one basis who benefit from intervention work as well as whole class work.
My experience as a qualified (HLTA) Higher- Level Teaching Assistant spans over fourteen years of which sixteen months of that I have been employed by The Bawburgh School. I am fortunate enough in my role that I teach in all the classes to cover class teachers (PPA) Planning, Preparation and Assessment time. The subjects I teach are Religious Education, Art and Design, Design and Technology and Computing. I am absolutely passionate about Religious Education and have the privilege to be R.E. subject lead. I enjoy getting messy with the children in craft club. My other duties include creating displays in school and looking after the librarians and buddies.
I have lived in Norfolk for eighteen years after relocating from Essex for my husband’s job. We have three grown up children; a daughter and a son and daughter twins. My hobbies include visiting the theatre, reading and gardening. My favourite things would be spending time with my lovely family, collecting bears and eating fudge!
I am a Level 3 qualified Teaching Assistant, whilst studying I worked as a full time volunteer at my daughter’s school.
I have worked at The Bawburgh School for over 11 years now. During this time I have had the privilege to work across the whole school. I currently work in Reception/Year One class alongside Mrs Sharpe, a dedicated Leader and Teacher who shares a great vision. We have an excellent rapport and share the same work ethics.
I am also Senior MSA and run the After School Club alongside Mrs Tuma, yet another member of staff with great dedication and energy! We put our creative heads together to come up with fun activities for both Key Stage One and Two.
I have a passion for helping children to learn and develop and watching them grow. It gives such fulfilment to see how far they come when they start in Reception and progress into strong, intelligent young learners. There is nothing more amazing than making a bond with children, being able to comfort them when they are sad and encourage them when they are progressing. Having good relationships with parents is also very important to me, being able to reassure them and celebrate with them when their child has made an achievement.
When the school bell rings, I like to relax to music or go for a nice walk and take in some beautiful natural surroundings.