My name is Mrs Maudlin, and I am the Senior Lead Teacher at Bawburgh and the teacher of Hummingbirds, alongside my colleague Mrs Wilson. I have been a teacher for many years, having taught throughout KS2, and feel extremely lucky to be doing a job a thoroughly enjoy and feel passionate about. I started my teaching career in 2007, after studying for my degree at Chester University and completing a PGCE at Liverpool Hope University. I thoroughly enjoyed my time up North, however, after growing up in Norfolk, I came back to the area to be closer to my family.
I enjoy teaching all subjects, but I have a passion for teaching English and instilling a love of reading in young people. I believe that exposing all children to high quality literature increases engagement, and the many different teaching approaches I adopt, enables children to gain a deeper understanding of literature in a creative and fun way. I am the subject lead for English in school, which enables me to continue to develop new strategies for teaching and learning within this area of the curriculum.
Outside of school, I am a Mum to my two young children, who keep me very busy! I also try to read as much as I can and enjoy listening to all kinds of music. I love travelling and holidays in the sun with my family. As a special treat, I enjoy going to the theatre and wish I could go more often!
My name is Mrs Bailey and I’m delighted to be the class teacher in Kingfishers.
My journey towards teaching has been a winding path but I finally arrived at Bawburgh in 2017. After graduating from Liverpool University, I worked in marketing and business development, getting to travel for work and visiting some amazing places.
I decided to take some time out to travel properly and spent a while in South America. I got the travel bug though and went back home via France to indulge in my hobbies of skiing and snowboarding. I often spent the summers working in different areas of France but always ending up back in the mountains. I eventually came back from France fifteen years later with a love of cheese, wine and a pretty good French accent!
Having run a restaurant with my husband in France, I am still a keen foodie but more likely to be found down at the allotment growing my own fruit and veg rather than spending hours in the kitchen.
My desire to change career and start teaching was one of the reasons we moved back to the UK. Having two young children was a real motivator to move into education and supporting them through primary school has helped me to see school life from a child’s perspective.
I am very happy to be settled in Norfolk which is where I grew up and I am excited to be part of the wonderful team at The Bawburgh School. I can’t pick a favourite subject because I genuinely love all areas of the curriculum but at a push I’d pick English because I love books so much or French because it’s great fun to speak another language.
Within school I am also PE Lead and actively look for new ways to encourage the children in keep fit and active to support physical and mental health.
Our new lunchtime clubs are designed to introduce a range of fun games and play into school to keep children interested in activity.
I am also the SENCO in school and help to support those children with additional educational needs. Further information around SEN support can be found in the Statutory Documents section: SEN report.
My name is Mrs Dring and I am the class teacher of Flamingos.
Last year I completed my Initial Teacher Training with SCITT and I was lucky enough to have 2 of my placements here at The Bawburgh School in Reception. This means I am fortunate enough to already be familiar with the school, the routines and all of the wonderful children and staff who make this school such a fantastic place to work!
Before completing my teacher training I worked at a specialist resource base for children with autism and complex needs for 8 years. I also completed my BA Hons Degree in Childhood Studies in my final three years at the SRB. It is through this training, experiences and my career so far that I have developed a real passion for working with children to help them reach their fullest potential.
Outside of school I spend a lot of time with my family and friends. I enjoy watching films, reading and long walks along the beach in the summer, followed by a swim in the sea or a game of crazy golf!
On secondment to our partnership school - Barford Primary School
My name is Mr Johnston and I am Jackdaws’ teacher. I have taught at The Bawburgh School for just over four years, but had a further year training here with Mr Easterbrook and Mrs Staff as mentors. I love the place. The size allows everyone a chance to get to know each other and more importantly, help each other. The friendly attitude of everyone here makes teaching at Bawburgh a real joy. The setting is also amazing. Many is the time we’ve stopped a lesson to stare at a kestrel, heron or marsh harrier as it flies by.
I am a passionate teacher. There is nothing more satisfying then when working with children, you see that little smile when they finally grasp a problem they have been wrestling with. Further, they have the capacity to surprise you with their thinking and inventiveness and this invariably makes me grin and often think of things in a different light.
At home, I have two young children, William and Rosie and am married to Lucy. We live in the South of Norfolk and love the opportunity to go for walks or bike rides. I love my films, cycling, coaching rugby and Beccles RUFC and helping as a governor at Loddon Primary Federation. So, all in all, it’s a rather busy but fun life.
BTW That’s not really a picture of me, but my class will get the joke!
My name is Mrs Wilson and I am the teacher of Hummingbirds three days a week alongside my colleagues Mrs Maudlin. I have been a teacher for 9 years, being at my previous school in Norwich for my whole teaching career. I have taught throughout KS2 and love working with children of all ages. I enjoy seeing children become passionate about a subject or topic and love seeing them learn.
I completed my degree in History at the University of East Anglia and that is why I eventually ended up living in Norwich, having grown up in Chelmsford. I am married and have 2 children, Joseph and Eddie, and a cat called Archie.
I enjoy teaching all subjects, but I have a passion for teaching history and talking to children about different time periods that I have studied and continue to study in my own time. I am the subject lead for History, Geography and Life skills.
Outside of school, I read lots of different books and love watching films. I enjoy travelling and going on holidays with my friends and family, especially skiing! I run regularly and like to go for a swim at least once a week.
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.
My name is Miss Hipperson and I am a HLTA, which gives me the privilege to work with all the classes across our school! I am a qualified primary school teacher and I have previously taught in Key Stage 1.
My teaching journey began at my dance school, where I still enjoy teaching today, and my ambition to teach continued to grow whilst I completed my Childhood Studies degree. I like finding ways to make learning creative and helping children to discover their potential!
Outside of school, I enjoy being creative, usually through dancing or art and spending time outside, especially with animals!
My name is Carol Evans, 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.
Hello I am Hollie I have been employed by Bawburgh school since 2015. During this time i have had many roles currently i am the Breakfast Club Lead, MSA and an assistant in Kingfishers class. I enjoy my different roles at Bawburgh as this gives me the chance to interact with the children in different ways.
I am also a wife and mum to two children, at home we have a very lively dog called Sonny. I enjoy going out with my family and friends having lots of fun times.
My name is Clive Mills; I work as the Catering Manager/ Chef at the school.
Since joining, I have aspired to develop and increase the profile of the catering within the school. In addition to providing healthy, nutritious meals for the pupils I have expanded the kitchen’s service provision to provide parents’ lunches, birthday tables and the popular 'Over 60's' lunches.
I chose to become a governor to support the school to achieve its aims and mission statement and to be an integral part of the development of our pupils academically, emotionally and physically.