Catherine Higley
Headteacher

Responsibilities: Headteacher Qualifications: BEd (Early Years Education) Brighton University, NPQH Guildford University Experience: Prior to my employment at East-the-Water I was Headteacher of a large city school judged outstanding by Ofsted. I have led a range of schools securing rapid and sustained improvement. As an early years specialist I have established two new early year settings both judged as outstanding by Ofsted.

 

Adam Buckeridge
Deputy Head

Responsibilities: Deputy Headteacher with responsibility for assessment and raising standards, I am Initial Teacher Training Specialist Leader of Education. Qualifications: BA Business and Marketing Westminster University, PGCE GTP Middlesex University Experience: I am responsible for ensuring staff produce reliable and purposeful data. I initiate opportunities which enable staff to develop their leadership skills through teamwork and projects.

 

Deana Smith
Senior Leader SENDCo

Responsibilities: Member of senior leadership team with responsibility for Special Educational Needs Qualifications: BA Social policy and history Newcastle upon Tyne University, PGCE completed at De Montford University, SENCo qualification Experience: I lead a large team of specialised support staff ensuring needs of all pupils are met. I specialise in language and communication, autism and challenging behaviour. I have been deployed to support SENCos in the local community. I am an accredited trainer with experience leading the Improved Teacher Programme.

 

Clare Jackson
Senior Leader

Responsibilities: KS2 Lead, MFL and development of school leadership Qualifications: BA German Leeds university, PGCE completed at Exeter University Experience: I specialise in languages.

 

Sean Matthews
Senior Leader

Responsibilities: Lead the curriculum framework Qualifications: BSc Geography Plymouth university, PGCE NDTSA School Direct Experience: After a career with the environment agency as a consultant leading conservation and management I gained experience working as a teaching assistant in East-the-Water School. I then trained to teach through the NDTSA School Direct programme. I have teaching experience in both KS1 and KS2.

 

Kathy Davies
Teacher

Responsibilities: Science. Qualifications: Bsc Human Biosciences (1st Class) Plymouth University, PGCE NDTSA School Direct Experience: After a career working as a science technician I trained to become a teacher now leading science across the school. I have experience in KS1, KS2 and leading KS1 SATs.

 

Beth Downing
Teacher

Responsibilities: KS2 teacher with responsibility for leading literacy across the school Qualifications: BSC Maths (1st Class) Exeter, PGCE Exeter Experience: Although I lead literacy, I have previous experience of leading maths across the school, developing mastery to further extend pupils’ thinking. I led a maths research project and staff training investigating mastery in mixed aged classes with local maths consultant. I have also worked with a local partnership supporting an Oracy Project across the school.

 

Alison Mower
Teacher

Responsibilities: Specialising in PE and Gymnastics across KS2. Qualifications: BA Sports and Coaching University St Mark and St John, Taunton. PGCE University of Plymouth Schools Direct. Experience: I specialise in sport coaching, participating and teaching regularly at a local gymnastic club. I lead PE across the school.

 

Bethany Huggons
Teacher

Qualifications: BA 3D Design University of Plymouth (1st Class) PGCE University of St Mark and St John Plymouth Schools Direct Experience: I specialise in making and developing 3D art. I lead Maths across the school. I have experience of leading KS2 and KS2 SATs.

 

Abigail Heard
Teacher

Responsibilities: PE Qualifications: Bed (1st Class) Primary Education Plymouth University specialising in English. I teach KS2

 

Emily Sutton
Teacher

Responsibilities: IT Qualifications: BA Business and Accounts University of Wales PGCE Plymouth University Schools Direct. Experience: I gained experience working as a teaching assistant in East-the-Water School. I teach KS2

 

Kelly Bridle
Teacher

Responsibilities: Safeguarding Curriculum Lead Qualifications: BA Humanities Open University PGCE Plymouth University Schools Direct. Experience: I have experience in management within a large corporate group. I also have experience in education working as a Teaching Assistant and Clerk to Governors. I teach KS2 and lead KS2 SATs. I am presently a school governor.

 

Amy Hurrell
Teacher

Qualifications: BA Education Studies Bath University PGCE University of Bath. I specialise in the educational and cognitive development of children 7-11 years. I have experience teaching KS2 and leading KS2 SATs. I lead Maths across the school.

 

Melanie Carpenter
Teacher

Responsibilities: Specialising in Speech, Language and Communication. Qualifications: BA Business Administration University of Plymouth PGCE Plymouth University Schools Direct. Experience: I specialise in maths having worked in accountancy for many years. I have experience teaching KS1, leading KS1 SATs and I lead speech and language programmes across KS1 and with parents.

 

Roisin Butters
Teacher

Responsibilities: Lead peer reading project across the school. Qualifications: BA Dance and Culture Studies Surrey University, PGCE NDTSA School Direct Experience.

 

Kaleigh Smart
Teacher

Qualifications: BA Childhood Studies University of Plymouth PGCE University of Plymouth Schools Direct. I specialise in SEN and Understanding autism. I teach KS1 and lead KS1 SATs. I lead the School Council.

 

Alice Field
Teacher

Responsibilities: Specialising in PE and Gymnastics across KS1. Qualifications: Bed Early Childhood Studies Plymouth University Experience: During my teacher training I trained to support outdoor learning and Forest School. I lead PE across the school.

 

Katie Baker
Teacher

Qualifications BA Professional Development 1st Class (Childhood Studies) University of Plymouth PGCE University of Exeter: I teach KS2.

 

Madeline Lewis
Teacher

Qualifications: BA 3D Design (Spatial and Interior Design) University of Exeter PGCE NDTSA Schools Direct Experience: I teach Reception within the Foundation Stage Unit. I also have experience working as a Teaching Assistant in EYFS and KS1.

 

Amy Langmead
Nursery Teacher

Responsibilities: Lead speech, language and communication programmes and intervention for all nursery pupils liaising closely with the Speech Therapy Team. Qualifications: BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies University of Plymouth PGCE University of St Mark and St John, PGCE Primary ACT School direct Experience: I specialise in early years and outdoor learning. I gained experience working as a TA at East-the water School.

 

Becky Lovell
Teacher

Responsibilities: Reception teacher specialising in literacy Qualifications: BSc Law (1st Class) Swansea University, PGCE Primary NDTSA School Direct Experience: After achieving a first class Law degree, I gained experience working as a TA at East-the-Water School. I lead literacy across the foundation stage unit supporting our home school learning programme. I take a leading role in the delivery of speech, language and communication programmes for reception pupils.

 

Fay Roberts
Cover Teacher

Qualifications: BA History Open University, PGCE NDTSA School Direct Experience: After a career as an accounts manager I trained to become a teacher through NDTSA School Direct. I have experience teaching Early Years, KS1 and KS2.

 

Rachel Todd
Cover Teacher

Qualifications Bed (History) Rolle College Exeter. I have experience of teaching for many years in KS1 and KS2. Previously I have led teaching Humanities, French and Music.

 

Rosie Brett
Cover Teacher

Qualifications: BEd Primary (RE) University of St Mark and St John Experience: I have experience teaching across the primary age range including leading KS1 SATs. I have also led literacy across the school.

 
 
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