Staff

Mrs Hayter
Headteacher

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.

Miss Lawton
Deputy Head Teacher and Year 2 teacher

Miss Lawton has worked at Bathford Church School for one year as our Year 6 teacher and has now moved to teach our Year 2 class as well as becoming our Deputy Head teacher.  Miss Lawton is an experienced Year 2 teacher and was Key Stage One leader as well as Deputy Safeguarding Lead at her previous school.  She has also taught Year 4 and Year 1. Miss Lawton loves to be outdoors and is a keen hockey player.

Mrs Thornton
SENCO and Senior Leadership Team (SLT) member

Mrs Joanne Thornton is our school SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator). Mrs. Thornton has been at Bathford School for fifteen years and she has been a teacher for twenty-eight years.  Mrs Thornton leads the school in delivering the Thrive programme which we use to support our children’s social and emotional development.  She is also a qualified dyslexia teacher and Theraplay teacher.

Miss Baily
Year 5 Teacher and Senior Leadership Team (SLT) member

Miss Lynnette Baily is our super teacher in Year 5.  She has taught at Bathford Church School for three years, previously as our Year 4 teacher.  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 Casey
Year 6 Teacher

Mrs Sarah Casey is our amazing Year 6 teacher.  She has taught across several different year groups and has previously taught Year 5 at Bathford School.  She always has a smile on her face and is very patient.  Mrs Casey leads PSHE in school (Personal, Social and Health Education).

Miss Burgin
Year 4 Teacher

Miss Hannah Burgin is our Year 4 class teacher.  She has taught at Bathford Church School for three years, previously as our Year 3 teacher.  She has a great sense of team spirit and is our PE subject leader.  She arranges lots of matches and competitions in different areas of sport.  Miss Burgin is a keen hockey player herself and a fast runner!!

Dr Emmett
Year 3 Teacher

Dr Rachel Emmett is our Year 3 teacher.  She has previously taught both Year 4 and Year 2 at our school.  Dr Emmett is our leader for maths in school and she has been working with the Boolean Maths Trust in Bristol to help the school develop mastery in maths.  Dr Emmett is also the person everyone goes to if they have something wrong with them because she’s a real doctor!

Mrs Hinde
Year 1 Teacher

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 Morcom
Year 1 Teacher

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.

Miss Fairclough
Reception Class Teacher

Miss Katie Fairclough is our Reception class teacher.  Miss. Fairclough has been teaching at Bathford School for two years and has been a Reception class teacher for four years.  Miss. Fairclough 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.

Mrs Davison
Support Teacher

Mrs Christine Davison teaches different groups of children from all age groups.  She is an amazing musician and can speak French. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking – especially baking- and playing, singing or listening to music. She is also an active member of the All Saints Weston worship team and regularly takes part in services.

Mrs McMullen
Planning, Preparation and Assessment (PPA) release time teacher

Mrs Louise McMullen releases teachers for their PPA time. She is very creative and the children she works with always produce the most amazing drawings, painting and collages.

Mrs Tucker
Planning, Preparation and Assessment (PPA) release time teacher

Mrs Jane Tucker has worked in many different year groups across the school and enjoys teaching all ages. She is an expert in science, art and DT – especially cooking – and she loves creative projects.  She releases teachers for their PPA time.

Our amazing Teaching Assistants

We are lucky to have talented, kind, dedicated teaching assistants throughout the school.

PPA release time:

Miss Louise

Class R:

Rhiann

Jo

Class 1:

Natalie

Jo

Class 2:

Carol

Class 3:

Karen

Class 4:

Nikki

Rhiann

Ness

Debbie

Class 5:

Karen

Class 6:

Ness

Breakfast and After School Club Leaders

Amy Puttock, works in the Breakfast and After School Club every day.   She enjoys reading with the children.

Karen Mortimer, works in the Breakfast and After School Club every day.  She enjoys coming up with creative activities for children to do.

Please contact either Amy or Karen directly on 07401 822963 for bookings. Please remember to let them know in advance if your child will not be attending a club.

Our amazing office staff

Mrs Suzie 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.  Suzie also deals with ParentPay, club payments and administration, dinner money and daily registration of sickness and absence. Suzie works from 8.30am to 4pm every day.  To contact Suzie directly please email:  suzie.freeman@bathford.bwmat.org

Mrs Noreen Booth is our Office Manager and deals with finance, staff, facility lettings, external suppliers and the administration of the school. Noreen works from 9am to 2pm every day. To contact Noreen directly please email: noreen.booth@bathford.bwmat.org

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