Year 5

Mrs K Inglis

Teacher (Brazil)

My interests: I love to spend my free time with my family and friends. I can often be found enjoying long walks with my husband, son, daughter and two dogs at my favourite place, the beach. When I’m not enjoying the fresh air I enjoy spending time with my head in a book. I make time to read everyday and enjoy reading on my own or sharing stories with my children. I am new to Meadow this year but am really enjoying getting to know all of the wonderful staff, children and families which make up the school community.

A fun fact about me: My dad used to be a dairy farmer and I was never more at home than when in my wellies helping feed the calves. When I was younger, I won many prizes for showing calves at agricultural shows and once slept in a cowshed overnight on a bed of straw.

Mr J Anson

Teacher (Greece)

My interests: My friends and family are very important to me and I like to spend my time with them. I enjoy playing football and I am also an avid Derby County supporter. I also like to keep fit and healthy by going to the gym and riding my bike. This is my second year at Meadow and I particularly enjoy teaching Maths.

A fun fact about me: Before becoming a teacher, I used to teach archery to children and adults.

Mrs J Dunmore

Teaching Assistant (Brazil/ Greece)

My interests: I have 3 grown up children Laura, Amie and Joe who I love spending time with. I also have a baby granddaughter - who I think is my own baby. I love to socialise with my friends, I enjoying walking and like to read whenever I get chance. I have a huge interest in shopping - which is an expensive hobby but one I really enjoy .

I have been a teaching assistant for about 15 years I find it fun, interesting and rewarding .

Fun fact about me: I can recite the alphabet backwards underwater

And I’m a great joke teller

Mrs L Wardle

Teaching Assistant (Brazil/ Greece)

My interests: I love spending time with my family although both my children are now grown up, so getting together nowadays is sometimes mission impossible. I have 3 dogs and enjoy taking them for walks but the real passion in my life is my horse Merlin who I don’t consider a pet but a cherished member of the family. He had a tough start in life and was rescued when he was only 2 days old, he is now 24 and as energetic as ever I spend most of my spare time with him he probably has a better manicure than me and a shinier coat ha, ha!

Fun fact about me: I learned to ride a horse before I could walk! I qualified to ride for Great Britain when I was 15.

Mr S Davies

Teaching Assistant (Greece)

My interests: I love spending time with my family and socialising with friends. I enjoy all sports, both watching and participating, but football is a particular passion, especially Liverpool whom I've followed all over Europe. I coach a local u11's football team and am a qualified swimming instructor.

Fun fact: 2 truths & 1 lie, but which is which. I've swam with dolphins, I have metal wires in my arm, I've never had a birthday in England.

Mrs R Rkontovounissiou

Teaching Assistant (Greece)

(currently on maternity leave)

Mrs L Beckett

Teaching Assistant (Brazil)

My interests : Spending time with my family is my favourite thing to do. I have two children Iris and Charlie, but our family will soon grow by four legs when we get our first puppy! We are all very excited to welcome little Olive to the family.

My hobbies are anything that my children want to do, I love taking them on days out to the zoo, to crazy golf or for a nice muddy walk.

Fun fact: I love sharks and have swam with the sharks at the Blue Planet. My dream is to swim with Great white sharks in Australia.

Miss C Kilkenny

Teaching Assistant (Brazil)

My interests: I love to read fantasy novels and listen to a lot of music (I also ‘try’ to play guitar). I enjoy photography and cinematography, Whenever I go anywhere I make sure to document my travels, capturing all the memorable moments through a lens. My house is full of plants and I hope to never stop adding to my little inside jungle. I love spending time with everyone in school and couldn’t ask for a more rewarding job!

A fun fact about me: I have been a vegan for 3 years.

Mrs P Ward

Teaching Assistant (Brazil)

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.