Emily Beckett

Reception and Year 1 Phase Leader
Emily’s main area of expertise is with Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), having always taught a mixture of Nursery or Reception children.  Emily has also done a lot of work on developing outdoor learning which is where her main passion in education lies.  She has travelled to Norway to see how kindergartens over there use the outdoors to enhance learning. Emily strongly believes in promoting tolerance, respect and trust so that the children develop into caring, responsible young people. Outside of school Emily is interested in the natural world, always having had a love of animals, as well as sailing and jewellery-making. She is also a bit of a baking enthusiast and loves to experiment with different cake concoctions!


Emily Colbear

 YR Teacher

Emily joined us in September 2018.




Megan 1Megan Douglas

 Y1 Teacher

I  joined Evendons in September 2015 after spending four years completing my teaching degree at Plymouth University. During my degree I specialised in ICT and computing, with a keen interest in teaching using film, coding and blogging. I have been lucky enough to teach in a range of different schools in the South West as well as teaching on an international placement in Finland. I love to expand my classroom from just four walls to appreciate a wider learning environment, particularly by getting outdoors! In my spare time I like to support my local football team, go to the theatre, practise a little yoga and travel and explore the world as much as I can.


Sarah Parry

Y1 Teacher 

During Evendons’ inaugural year, Sarah spent five weeks working closely with all year groups looking deeply at how children understand every day mathematics.  She was so inspired by her experience that she was keen to come back and join the team.  As part of her continued research Sarah is exploring the language adults and children use on a daily basis – much of it mathematical – and its impact on children and their learning. Passionate about nurturing the whole child through many mediums as well as creating an environment in which mistakes are part of everyday learning, Sarah is eager to ensure that the children continue their journey through Evendons highly engaged.

Sarah is mum to a son aged 10 and a daughter aged 12 (who is in another STEM school – Bohunt Secondary School).  In her spare time Sarah enjoys all aspects of art, craft and sewing as well as baking, bike-rides and taking her children on trips away.


Charlotte Jones

 Y1 Teacher

Charlotte has rejoined Evendons in September 2018 after a year away.





Lucy Hind

YR Teaching Assistant 
Lucy is a teaching assistant in reception, she joined us when we opened in September 2014.





Clare O’Shea

YR Teaching Assistant 
Clare joined us recently as a teaching assistant in reception.




Paul Gater

YR Teaching Assistant 
Paul joined Peake class at the beginning of 2017.  After a long career in finance he moved to the role of teaching assistant in 2009 and was also a Nanny for 18 months.  He is married with one son at secondary school.  Paul enjoys cycling and skiing – but not at the same time!




Jo Ravinet

Teaching Assistant 

Jo joined us in September 2017.





Emma Wells

Teaching Assistant 

Emma joined the school in October 2017 and works as a 1:1 teaching assistant in reception. Before joining the school, Emma was a parent governor at her children’s primary school for 5 years. Emma is passionate about reading and hopes to share her love of books with the children and is thrilled to be part of the Evendons team.



Karen Riddington

Y1 Teaching Assistant 
Karen is a teaching assistant in year 1, she joined us when we opened in September 2014.




Sarah Nimmey

Y1 Teaching Assistant 

Sarah joined the team at Evendons in September 2016 as a Teaching Assistant in Year 1 and is thoroughly enjoying her time here. She originally studied French and Italian at Glasgow University, followed by a PGCE in Modern Languages and more recently has spent 4 years as a childcare practitioner working with 2-4 year old children at Emmbrook Preschool in Wokingham.

Sarah is kept busy being a mum to 3 children, aged 13, 11 and 7 and has been a Governor at Emmbrook Infant School for the last 5 years.


Sarah Margel

Teaching Assistant 

Sarah joined us in September 2018.


Cathy Macdonald

Teaching Assistant 

Cathy joined us in September 2018.


Ness Buchanan

Teaching Assistant 

Ness joined us in September 2018.