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Kingmoor Junior School
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Mr John
Role in School
Headteacher

 

If I were an animal, which animal would I be and why?
I would be an Eagle as I love having a view of the whole landscape and eagles fly so high they get a great view!

Why did I become a teacher?
To make a difference. My job gives me a clear purpose - and I love that.

Mr Harvey
Role in School
Deputy Headteacher and Year 4 Class Teacher

 

 



Mrs Stewart
Role in School
Assistant Headteacher
Year 6 Class Teacher, Member of the Senior Leadership Team, Arts Leader, Maths Team Member, and School Council Teacher Member
       
             If I were an animal, which animal would I be and why?
A Dolphin.  Dolphins are very sociable animals. I am also a very friendly person and enjoy making new acquaintances. Equally, I love to swim. Dolphins also have, what looks like a smile and I not only love to smile but to have people smile back at me.
                     Why did I become a teacher?
From a very early age I knew that I wanted to be a teacher.  In primary 2. my teacher inspired me to look and bring out the very best in people around me. I continue to do so. 'Light bulb moments', times of challenge, and school collaboration ensure that teaching varies greatly from one day to the next.


Mrs Grierson
Role in School
Year 3 Class Teacher, RE Subject Leader, Drug Education and RSE Leader, PHSE Leader, SMSC Lead and Kidsafe Lead


If I were an animal, which animal would I be and why?

My first ever cuddly toy was a little panda called ‘Rascal’. For the first 5 years of my life Rascal spent every second of the day beside me. I couldn’t sleep or even leave the house without him, Now he sits proudly on my beside table – a little thread bare and well loved. This one little bear turned into a collection of over 70 panda teddies! Therefore, I would choose to be a panda as they hold a special place in my heart!

                              Why did I become a teacher?
During my time at secondary school, I was taught by 2 amazing teachers who helped to inspire me and ignite a love of learning. To this day, I still think about them and their ‘pearls of wisdom’ – they had a huge impact on my life and I will always be grateful. I became a teacher because I wanted to help make a difference to children’s lives. I love seeing that ‘lightbulb moment’ when children discover new learning and hope that in some small way I will have helped guide them to a happy, healthy future.


Miss Charlton
Role in School
Year 3  Class Teacher and PE Subject Leader

                 
               If I were an animal, which animal would I be and why?
If I were an animal I would be a Butterfly, in particular a Monarch Butterfly. A Monarch butterfly flies up to 3000 miles a year and I love to travel and visit new places. I also like bright colours and patterns.

                               Why did I become a teacher?
To work with young people and to make a difference.  To help children become what they want to be and to teach the skills to succeed in life. 


Mrs Clark
Role in School
Year 3  Class Teacher 

 



Mr Jones
Role in School
Year 3 Class Teacher, IT Subject

Leader, Computing Lead in Year 4 and 6.  Extra Curricular Clubs Lead and  
Inter-School Competitions Lead.
 
                  If I were an animal, which animal would I be and why?
If I was an animal I would be a dog, they have all the attributes I admire, loyalty, good fun, energetic and enjoy life.
                                   Why did I become a teacher?
I became a teacher because I have always enjoyed learning new things and finding out about the world.  This love of knowledge came from my teachers and I wanted to be able to encourage others to explore the world around them and reach their full potential.


Miss Dalgliesh
Role in School
Year 4 Class Teacher and History Subject Leader
              
             If I were an animal, which animal would I be and why?
If I was an animal I would be a Robin. Robins symbolise change. Throughout the school year children go through many changes and I am always there to help and guide them to become more independent and self- reliant.  The energy of a Robin will teach you how to move forward with grace, tenacity, perseverance and assertion.

                                   Why did I become a teacher?
A teacher is someone who believes that there is no glass ceiling to any child's learning. I became a teacher to make sure that all children, of all abilities, reach their full potential.  I teach because I want to see all children breaking down barriers and showing the world how fantastic they are and how much they can achieve.


Miss Taylor
Role in School
Year 4 Class Teacher, Design and Technology Subject Leader

 
             If I were an animal, which animal would I be and why?
I would be a monarch butterfly due to the amount of travelling they do - they travel 3000 miles a year around the world! I love travelling to new places in the world and hope to continue doing this and explore even more of the world. 

                            Why did I become a teacher?
I have always wanted to be a teacher since being inspired by my own primary school teachers who have always stuck in my mind. I want to be that person for somebody else; to enthuse and inspire children to learn and grow into the best possible version of them self.


Mrs Tickner
Role in School

Year 5 Senior Class Teacher, Inclusion Manager, SENCo, Safeguarding Lead, Designated Looked After Teacher, First-Aider, Member of the Senior Leadership Team and Chief Gardener!

               
            If I were an animal, which animal would I be and why?

I would be a cat and not just because they are my favourite animals.  I can be a bit of loner at times, being an only child, but like to choose when to spend time with others.  Cats also love pottering around the garden as do I! Cats are graceful, loved and make people smile; I would like to think that this reflects me.
                                      Why did I become a teacher?

When I left school at 16, I became a Legal secretary in the centre of London. I visited a friend at University and began to think it was something that I would love to do. One of my own primary teachers was my inspiration although I never dreamed that I would be able to get a degree and become a teacher myself.  Twenty-five years later, I still get a huge thrill out of being a teacher and working with children.  I work with amazing people and have taught over 1000 wonderful pupils at Kingmoor!  My advice to children is set your sights high and achieve your own dreams.


Mr White
Role in School
Year 5 Class Teacher, E-Safety

Co-Ordinator, University Link Tutor and Maths Team Member

               
                If I were an animal, which animal would I be and why?

My busy role requires me to have all hands and feet at the ready.  I would be a magnanimous spider monkey. A prehensile tail (functions as another limb) allows me to be incredibly versatile, while carrying out the hard work with my troop.  Swift and very sociable, this cheerful character looks after all around them.
                                     Why did I become a teacher?
I thoroughly enjoyed school whilst growing up and admired the teachers immensely. They inspired me to become a teacher to give pupils the best school experience.  I aim to enthuse each pupil at all times with wonderful learning opportunities in every lesson.


 

Mrs Braniff

Role in School
Year 5 Class Teacher and Geography  Subject Leader

           
               If I were an animal, which animal would I be and why?

Giraffe - my favourite wild animal.  Like a giraffe I love to be able to see what is going on around me. I love watching children work and play together.  Being able to witness the achievements our children make everyday is just one of the privileges of being a teacher.
                      Why did I become a teacher?

My GCSE and A level Geography teacher was my inspiration.  You could see the passion she had for her subject and for lifelong learning.  I believe it is vital for our children to learn about the world and about how to be a responsible citizen.  My first class are now at university themselves, one of my pupils is now training to be a primary school teacher!  This makes me feel very proud indeed!


Miss Johnston

Role in School
Year 5 Class Teacher


             If I were an animal, which animal would I be and why?
If I was an animal I would be a Hummingbird, this is due mainly to the fact I love bold colours.  Not only this, a Hummingbird symbolises the enjoyment of life.                 

                                     Why did I become a teacher?
Coming from a family of teachers I have not always wanted to be a teacher! However, I found my love for working with children drew me in.  I absolutely love working within a school, helping children and teaching them the skills they need in life.



Mrs Cowie
Role in School
Year 6 Class Teacher, English Subject Leader and a Member of the Senior Leadership Team


            If I were an animal, which animal would I be and why?

I could take some inspiration from many animals in the animal kingdom.  Firstly, my love of my family, my friends and my work colleagues - I think I must share with the elephant.  Elephants are very sociable creatures and I think I am too.  I think my sense of humour I share with a cheeky monkey as they like to fool around and have fun!  I love this too!  At winter, I could turn into a bear and hibernate from the dark and cold.  As I get older, I appreciate a good night’s sleep more and more so perhaps I could be a sloth too!
                            Why did I become a teacher?

I became a teacher so that I could share my love of learning; in particular, of reading and writing.  I was fortunate to have been taught by some amazing teachers who inspired me to learn:  I wanted to share my passion with the children and bring the curriculum to life for them.



Mrs Jones
Role in School
All Year Groups Teacher, Maths Subject Leader, Staff Development Leader  and a Member of the Senior Leadership Team


If I were an animal, which animal would I be and why?

If I was an animal I would be a Cheetah as I like to respond to tasks quickly and act as soon as I can.  Anyone who knows me knows that I like to be organised and get things done promptly!  I do take part in some running out of school but wouldn't quite say I am up to cheetah standards just yet!  

Why did I become a teacher?

I became a teacher because I loved school myself and I absolutely love working with children.  No two days are the same and I am also kept incredibly busy!  I enjoy the discussions I have with children and it is wonderful to see their confidence grow both socially and academically over their time in school. I truly feel like I have one of the best jobs in the world and feel incredibly lucky to work in such a great school.


Mrs Bedford

Role in School
All Year Groups Teacher and Music Subject Leader



 







Mrs Hunter

Role in School
All Year Groups Teacher and Science Subject Leader
 


Mrs Graham

Role in School
All Year Groups Teacher and SENCo

Currently on maternity leave.

Support Staff
Mrs Darling
Family Liaison Officer
Mrs Hodgkison
Business Manager
Mrs Haslam
Administrator
Mrs Nichol
Administrator
Mrs McSorley
IT Technician
Mr Smith
Site Manager
Teaching Assistants
Mrs Brooks, Mrs Bryceland, Mrs Muldoon, Mrs Parsons, Mrs Nugent, Mrs Harrison, Mrs Irving, Mrs Little,
Mrs Mattock,
Mrs Warwick, Ms Smith.
Kitchen and Mid Day Supervisors
Mrs Dunlop, Mrs Sumpton, Mrs Coupland, Mrs McStay, Mrs Barker, Mrs Corbishley, Mrs Kitney, Mrs Scott, Mrs Pietruszka