Year 1

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.