Jo began teaching in 2002 after completing a BA (Hons) in Primary Education specialising in Art. During her career she has held many positions including Leader of the Creative Arts and Reception Team Leader at a large primary school in Slough. Jo enjoys being outside and using the outdoor area to enhance children’s learning, she is looking forward to seeing how the outdoor space at Evendons develops as the school grows. Whilst working in Reception Jo developed an interest in child initiated learning and enjoys using the children’s ideas when planning and carrying out activities. She strongly believes that children learn best from experiencing the world around them rather than just hearing about it. Jo says that her favourite thing about being a teacher is seeing the look on a child’s face when they have understood a concept for the first time. In her spare time Jo enjoys playing with her young son, exploring National Trust properties and looking for treasure at the seaside. Jo will be working across the school, covering lessons and supporting teaching and learning.
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 recently joined us a PPA teacher.
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.