Lucinda is a qualified teacher with a specialism in music and IT. Lucinda’s main instrument is her voice, having taken part in the Central Festival Operatic Society performances of La Boheme and Gianni Schicchi. Lucinda has organised many school music events throughout her teaching career including Carol Concerts, Christingle Services at Eton Chapel, Harvest Festivals and Summer Productions. Lucinda believes that music has a unique power of reaching and emotionally inspiring anybody at any age, having starting playing the piano aged 5 her Mum said she started singing before she could talk. Lucinda loves being a mum and spends most of her spare time with her family. The family love being outside, going on walks, going to parks or cycling and in the summer like to explore Cornwall in their camper-van. They also love going to live music concerts and music festivals. When Lucinda gets time to herself (which she says is rare) she enjoys swimming and spa visits.
Nicola joined us in September 2016 as a PPA teacher. She began teaching in 2006 after completing a PGCE at Bath Spa University, having previously obtained a BSc degree in Geography at Southampton university. During her career Nicola has held many positions including; head of healthy schools, head of SMSC and UNICEF’s Rights Respecting and year 3 and 4 team leader. Nicola loves learning new things and is passionate about helping children to become lifelong learners. As a teacher she wants to inspire children to become fascinated by the different history, environment and cultures of the world we live in. In her free time Nicola loves being a mum to Amelia and Tom. The family enjoy days out and holidays exploring new places.
Helen joined Evendons as a PPA teacher in January 2017. She is an experienced primary teacher, having qualified in 1988 with a BEd at Christchurch College Canterbury with English as her main subject. She spent several years teaching in primary schools with roles as both upper and lower school leader and has experience teaching in all age ranges. Following a career break bringing up her two children (and two dogs!) she returned to part time supply teaching and more recently PPA teaching. She enjoys the challenge and variety of teaching in all classes across the school and the unique opportunity that brings to build relationships with all the staff and pupils. Helen is a keen baker, reader and walker and enjoys yoga and pilates.
Claire began her teaching career in 1999, after graduating with a Mathematics/Geography BSc Hons Degree at Leeds University and a PCGE with specialism Mathematics at Cambridge University. During her teaching career she has held numerous positions, including Assistant Head Teacher, Mathematics Subject Leader, Teaching and Learning Coordinator, NQT mentor, SENCO and Learning Success Teacher. Claire’s favourite thing about being a teacher is seeing children develop a love of learning. She strongly believes that learning should be a fun, purposeful experience with high expectations, praise and encouragement; it is a joy to see happy children becoming independent learners proud of their achievements! In her spare time she plays as part of a netball team and enjoys family days out with her
son and daughter.
Helen joined the school in 2017. She has had a career working in primary and secondary schools and has also worked for a charity supporting children with Special Educational needs. She enjoys working with children of all ages at Evendons where her roles so far have included Supply Teacher, PPA cover teacher and 1:1 tutor. Helen has a first degree in Geography, a PGCE and a Masters degree in Education. Her dissertation exploring the development of self esteem in children reflects her continued passion for supporting all learners to achieve and flourish. Helen’s interests outside school include being mum to her teenage son and daughter and owner to her rescue dog Murray! She enjoys walking, yoga, socialising and art and craft projects for relaxation.