Year 3

Mr M Haxell

Teacher (Australia)

My interests: I love all sports and keeping fit and I like to play football with my friends and go paddling on my kayak. I like all things computing and reading books about history. I’ve been a teacher for 5 years now and I love doing fun lessons and activities with the children I teach.

A fun fact about me: When I was younger, I once fell into a penguin enclosure at a zoo and got chased by a lot of very hungry penguins.

Mrs S Phillips

Teacher (India)

My interests: I love spending time with my family and friends. As a family, my four daughters, husband and I enjoy swimming and going camping. We also love trips to the beach, whatever the weather! I love music, especially live performances, and enjoy going to concerts when I can. I also love live comedy. Another pastime of mine is reading; I always have a book on the go!

A fun fact about me: I once jumped out of a plane and did tandem skydiving! This was a birthday gift off my brother and was an exhilarating experience!

Miss A Brown

Teaching Assistant (India/Australia)


My Interests: I’ve worked with children for over 20 years. From working in nurseries to running kids clubs abroad for Thomas Cook. For the last 10 years I’ve been working at Meadow in Dolphin club and and as a 1-2-1 teaching assistant.

I live with my Gramps, a chihuahua called Joey and 3 rescue chickens Betty, June and Pearl.


Fun fact about me: I’ve been white water rafting and swam with dolphins

3 times.




Miss D Biles

Teaching Assistant (Australia)


My interests: I enjoy arts and crafts; especially sewing and designing my own clothes. Which involves sketching ideas and choosing types of fabric as well as selecting colours to use. I also enjoy Health and Fitness, I often run and enjoy adventures and occasionally attempting to conquer the odd mountain.


Fun Fact About Myself: I once knocked myself unconscious climbing DOWN Moel Famau and woke up in a thorn bush surrounded by strangers. Hasn't stopped me attempting the 3 peaks though!




Mrs R Whyte

Teaching Assistant (India)


My interests: I enjoy the outdoors, walking and run to keep fit.


Fun fact about me: I lead the singing when we stay over at Burwardsley