Mrs Becky Hayter is our Head Teacher and she believes that our school is a truly wonderful place to be. She has been at Bathford School for seven years and has taught Year 2, Year 6 and been our Deputy Head Teacher. Mrs Hayter studied English and French at Oxford University and has lived in France and Luxembourg. Before she became a teacher Mrs Hayter worked for two of the ‘big four’ professional services firms.
Mrs Keenan is our Deputy Head teacher and SENDCO (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator). Prior to this she taught Classes 2 and 6 at Bathford. She leads the school in delivering the Thrive programme which we use to support our children’s social and emotional development. Mrs Keenan loves to be outdoors and is a keen hockey player.
Mrs Matadeen is our fantastic Year 6 teacher. “Running, dancing and yoga keeps me very active. I enjoy speaking Spanish and French. I’m passionate about teaching Year 6 and always aim to inspire, motivate and challenge them as they develop through their final stages of primary.”
Miss Lynnette Baily is our super teacher in Year 4. She has taught at Bathford Church School for four years and has a lot of experience in Years 4 and 5. Miss Baily loves linking children’s work to creativity, especially art. Miss Baily is our subject leader for English and she helps to support the school with reading, writing and spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPAG).
Mrs Esther Hinde teaches two days in Year 1 with Mrs Morcom. She has taught many other year groups as well and is an expert on all things ecological. She works brilliantly with our school councillors to help the school save energy and is the subject leader for Science. Away from school, she can often be seen on her tandem bicycle!
Mrs Rachel Morcom teaches three days in Year 1 with Mrs Hinde. She is very creative and loves running the art club after school. She is also a Governor at St Stephen’s Church School, one of our Bath Hub partners and part of the Bath & Wells Multi-Academy Trust.
Mrs Katie Robertson is our Reception class teacher. Mrs Robertson has been teaching at Bathford School for five years and has been a Reception class teacher for six years. Mrs Robertson absolutely loves teaching Reception class because every day is so much fun. She firmly believes that children learn best through play and through teaching that is engaging, interactive and imaginative.
Our amazing Teaching Assistants:
We are lucky to have talented, kind, dedicated teaching assistants throughout the school.
Our Wraparound Club staff:
Lisa runs our Breakfast Club which is open from 7.30am to 9am each day. Hannah helps Lisa with our After School Club which runs Monday to Thursday from 3.15pm to 6pm each day. Both are qualified to work with children and enjoy engaging with them and leading creative activities. Good use is made of our outdoor area, weather permitting!
Our amazing office staff:
Mrs Susie Freeman is our Office Administrator and the main point of contact for day-to-day enquiries. She is often the first face that parents and visitors see when they visit the school. Susie also deals with ParentPay, club payments and administration, school trips, dinner money, medication and daily registration of sickness and absence. Susie works from 8.30am to 4.30pm every day during term-time. To contact Susie directly please email: firstname.lastname@example.org