Learning Mentors

Mrs L Sparks

KS1 Learning Mentor

My interests: Over the years lots of my interests have come from following my children's sporting activities. My son has played football from a very young age and I have 100% been that football Mum on the sidelines shouting off side!! My daughter was a keen gymnast and dancer and I have spent years travelling around the country watching her compete in gym comps. So much of my life has been spent putting everything into my family and making special memories for us to treasure.


Now my children have become young adults I have found myself enjoying walks with my husband and up until recently eating out. I have a love for King Charles spaniels and love our dog Marni.


As a young adult myself I used to love to keep fit. I was part of a running club and loved to play netball. I am planning to take up some of these interests again in the future.


A fun fact about me: My daughter and I made it on to TV in the audition section of Dance Mom's UK (I was not auditioning). We got to meet Jenifer Ellison and the rest of the crew.


Mrs J Hawtin

Learning Mentor Lead


My interests : I love spending time with my husband and my daughter. We enjoy the outdoors and love going on long walks with our german shorthaired pointer Arthur.


I enjoy cooking new recipes and have a collection of cookery books from around the world.


I love visiting and exploring new places, one of my favourite places I have travelled to is Rome.


I have worked as a teaching assistant/learning mentor for 23 years which I very much enjoy.


A fun fact about me: When I was young I entered a competition in the Chester Chronicle newspaper, to my surprise, I won 48 packets of Hula Hoops.


Mrs P Stretch

KS2 Learning Mentor

My interests: I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. As a family, we love the outdoors especially cycling. I would like to cycle from John O' Groats to Lands' End in the future.

I have a rescue dog called Charlie, a cockatiel called Marley and lots of tropical fish. I also volunteer as a dog walker for an animal rescue centre which is something I love doing and often want to take all the dogs home with me.

I love shoes and everything vintage. I enjoy vintage fairs and once saw Bargain Hunt being filmed at one. I pop up in the background quite a few times during the program.


Fun fact about me: I have a Guinness World Record for the most people headbanging simultaneously.