Year 3

Mr T Arnold

Teacher (Australia)

My Interests: I enjoy spending time with my family and my dog Betty, doing a wide variety of activities. You can often find me on a kayak, a paddleboard or a mountain bike in the local area and beyond. I often visit my family in Cornwall for summer holidays, where I spend my days surfing the waves and eating the pasties. I enjoy playing rugby and support the mighty Sale Sharks. I also love other sports such as Football, Cricket, Basketball and F1. I am new to Meadow this year, but I am enjoying meeting the lovely staff, the incredible children and the supportive families that make Meadow great. 

Fun fact: I am a qualified Ski Instructor and taught in Japan where the average temperature was -20ºC! Interestingly, I learnt more Mandarin than Japanese when I was living there!

Miss B Parker 

Teacher (India)

My interests:  I love going on long walks with my labradoodle dog, Max. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I have been a teacher at Meadow for 5 years and have been to Year 2 for the past 3 years.  This will be my first time in Juniors this year but I am looking forward to the new challenges ahead!

I love being a teacher and help children grow and learn everyday!

A fun fact about me: When I was in Year 4, I won the ‘Stars in Their Eyes’ singing competition. (Unfortunately, I now can’t hold a tune unlike my 8 year old self!). 

Mrs L Sparks 

Teaching Assistant 

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.

Miss A Brown 

Teaching Assistant 

My Interests: I’ve worked with children for over 25 years. From working in nurseries to running kids clubs abroad for Thomas Cook. For the last 14 years I’ve been working at Meadow as a teaching assistant and a play worker at Dolphin club.

I live with my Gramps, a crazy chihuahua called Duggie and my last rescue chicken called Pearl.

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

3 times.

Miss S Wardle

Teaching Assistant 

My interests: I enjoy being outdoors. Especially allowing the wind to blow through my hair riding my horse Merlin. Merlin was rescued as a family pet when he was born and has given me many happy memories since owning him. 

I have been a teaching assistant since I was 17 and couldn’t think of a better job to have! 

Fun fact about me: 

My most embarrassing moment was whilst shopping, I ran behind an old lady and slam dunked my shopping in her trolly thinking it was my nan. My face was as red as a tomato!

Mrs L Stewart

Teaching Assistant 

My interests: I love spending time with my family of a weekend and catching up with friends. I enjoy nature and being outside and I also like doing my bit to help the environment by being eco friendly. My happy place is baking a nice cake in the kitchen and then eating it all up. I read lots of books and like to watch environmental documentaries.

Fun fact about me: I was born with bright red hair so my sister said I looked like an orangutan as a baby.