Year 1

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Mr D Gallagher

Teacher (Wrens)

My interests: The three most important people in my life are my Sons, Arthur and Oscar and my wife, Sam. I love spending time with them both: we enjoy singing, dancing and going out together. I enjoy watching football and I love listening to music and watching comedy. I try to go and see a musician or comedian live as often as I can. I have just entered my 4th year of teaching at Meadow and thoroughly enjoy it!

A fun fact about me: I can say the whole alphabet backwards in under 10 seconds!

Miss S Hinton

Teacher (Robins)

My interests: I enjoy spending time with my friends and my son, Jack, who also went to Meadow, and is now in High School. When I'm not being a taxi driver for him and his friends ferrying them to various sporting activities, I enjoy going away for weekends and finding new places to explore. I trained to be a teacher here at Meadow 9 years ago and loved it so much I never left! .

A fun fact about me: I am extremely clumsy and have broken my wrist 5 times!



Mrs J Spencer

Teacher (Robins)

My interests: I love delicious food and enjoy cooking and baking using the fruits and vegetables that I have grown in my garden. I enjoy dancing, swimming and going for walks with friends and family. I love nothing more than finding a bargain and enjoy hunting in charity shops, car boot sales and shop sales for the best buys! My ideal day is a day on the beach where I can relax in the sun with music and a good book, but also bodyboard on the waves and explore in the rockpools with my young children.


I love being a part of the Meadow Primary family and it makes me happy to be able to help and be there for the children and to see them learn.


A fun fact about me: I am extremely competitive and love playing (but hate losing!) games with friends. If you are in my class, I will play some fun games with you.


Mrs C Clarke

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

My interests: I love visiting new places with my family and spending time together. I am a member of the zoo and I love the outdoors and exploring. I enjoy travelling and I am always looking for new adventures.

Interesting fact:

I have been on a camel ride in the Sahara, swam with dolphins and have been kissed by a reindeer.

Mrs J White

Teaching Assistant

My interests: I love to spend my spare time with my 3 children Millie, Peter and Teddy. The two eldest are now in high school and Teddy currently attends Meadow and is very happy. I love to go and watch mine and my boys favourite team Manchester United. I have been a TA for just over a year, Meadow being my first job and I wouldn’t change it for the world. I love to watch the children learn and grow and building special relationships with them all.

Fun fact: from the age of 5 I had a pony called “Zoe” together we won lots of gymkhanas, we were the best team and the best of friends



Mrs P Ward

Teaching Assistant


My interests: I love spending time with my family which includes my husband Lee, 2 children Jake and Mia, as well as our 4 pets: Loki, our English Cocker Spaniel, our 3 cats named Oreo, Coco and Seb. I live locally and I am sure lots of you will see me out and about, walking for miles and miles with Loki, burning off some of that Spaniel energy.

I love to bake and to swim as regularly as I can. I also love to visit the Lake District where Mia and I will walk and climb mountains with Loki.


Fun fact: in 1984, I was a runner up in a National Blue Peter competition and I received my Blue Peter badge. I had to design a garden for the International Garden Festival in Liverpool.


Miss M Ward

Teaching Assistant


My interests: I love to exercise and swimming is my favourite activity, which is why I went on to qualify to be a swim teacher. I am sure a lot of you have seen me working during swim lessons at the local sports centre.

I love to bake when I have the time, as well as going on walks and I especially love going on walks in the Lake District.

I have a dog called Loki, he is a chocolate and tan English Cocker Spaniel. He is very loving and playful but he can be very mischievous. You’ll probably see me out walking him with my mum.


Fun fact about me: I won a competition designing Christmas Cards for WWF (World Wildlife Fund) when I was younger and the cards got printed and sold around the world.