St Martin and St Mary Church of England Primary School

Staff profiles


We would like to welcome you to the staff of our school.
Judith Gore
Head Teacher
My name is Judith.

My favourite food is spaghetti vongole.

My favourite sport and hobby is dinghy racing on Windermere.

I have 2 favourite places! Aberdovey in Wales and Florence

My favourite colour is sky blue.

What I like about St Martin and St Mary School is the great spirit of the school, the wonderful children and the dedication of the staff.


Lisa Stephenson
Deputy Head / Reception Teacher (KS1)
My name is Lisa.

My favourite food is everthing especially chocolate!

I love baking and canoeing.

My favourite place is Spain having my holidays.

My favourite colour is black.

The best thing about school is the outdoor area.
Sue Britton
Deputy Head/Year 5 Teacher (KS2)
Hi my name is Sue.

My favourite food is a roast chicken dinner.

My favourite hobby is walking my two dogs with my husband.

My favourite Place is the Isle of Skye in particular Neist Point, and my favourite Colour is Blue.

What I like about St Martin and St Mary's is because it feels like being part of a big family with lots of wonderful things happening.
Pat Knight
Business / Office Manager
My name is Pat.

My favourite food is chocolate.

My favourite hobby is mountain climbing with my family.

My favourite place is Zermatt in Switzerland where I love to climb with my family.

My favourite colour is pink.

I love the super children, great staff and of course we are THE BEST SCHOOL!!!
Claire Yelland
Administrator
My name is Claire.

My favourite food is anything, andI am very partial to chocolate.

My favourite hobby is painting.

My favourite place is Cornwall.

My favourite colour is blue.

What I like about St Martin & St Mary is that we are like one big family.


Emma Graham
Administrator
Hi my name is Emma.

My favourite food is Italian, especially vegetable lasagne.

My favourite sport or hobby is running, zumba and watching football.

My favourite place is somewhere warm and sunny.

My favourite colour is pink.

What I like about St Martin & St Mary School:-

I love the friendly atmosphere of the school and watching the children grow up during their time at this school.
Vicki Lowis
Administrator
Liz Russell
Early Years - Nursery Teacher
My name is Liz.

I don't have a favourite food, but I love fish and prefer savoury foods especially olives and cheese and biscuits.

I love watching Formula 1, I have loads of hobbies including reading, cooking and camping.

My favourite place is Spain, the Costa Blanca.

My favourite colour is purple.

St Martin and St Mary's is such a happy school and I love the friendliness of the staff and the wonderful children.
Lisa Brockbank
Early Years - Nursery Teacher
Charlotte Casey
Early Years - Reception Teacher
My name is Charlotte.

My favourite food is cheese and biscuits.

My favourite hobby and sport is swimming and walking my dog Lola.

My favourite place to be is at home and my favourite colour is grey.

I love St Martin and St Mary because of the warm and happy atmosphere.
Kath Savage
Year 1 Teacher / SENCO
My name is Kath.

My favourite food is a roast dinner followed by rice pudding.

My fabourite hobby is walking on the fells.

My favourite place is the seaside or by the lake shore.

My favourite colour is the colour of the sunshine.

The best thing about St Martin and St Mary is everyone is so friendly and kind to each other and we have lots of fun.
Gemma Thwaites
Year 1 Teacher
Hi my name is Gemma.

My favourite food is Italian.

My hobby is running.

My favourite place is Jamaica.

My favourite colour is purple.

What I love about school is the friendly faces and shared values.
Emilie Thornton
Year 1 Teacher
Hi my name is Emilie.

My favourite food is a roast dinner.

My favourite hobby is being outdoors on the fells, either hiking, running or camping!

My favourite place is Cardiff in Wales, and I love all colours.

The best thing about St Martin and St Mary's is I love talking to the children and getting to know then and working with a fun group of people.
Ben Brown
Year 2 Teacher
Louise Swindlehurst
Year 2 Teacher
My name is Louise.

My favourite food is roast fillet of beef with all the trimmings.

My favourite hobby Zumba and walking with my family.

The best place to be is by the seaside especially Sandsend.

I have lots of favourite colours.

Jane Williamson
Year 3 Teacher
My name is Jane.

My favourite Food is wild mushroom risotto cooked by Wilf of course!

My favourite Sport and hobbies are walking and climbing in our Lakeland Fells.

My most favouritest place to be is Arisaig beach at sunset looking out to Skye.

My favourite colours are all shades of purples blues and greens.

What I like most about St Martin & St Mary School is seeing lots of smiling faces every day!
Gareth Hodgson
Year 3 Teacher
Hi I'm Gareth, I'm new at St Martin and St Mary's and I'm loving every minute.

I love all kinds of food, but my absolute favourite is a Christmas dinner with all the trimmings - even sprouts!

I am a keen runner, currently in training for my first Marathon next year. I also love taking part in assault courses like Tough Mudder and Born Survivor.

My favourite place to be is up on the mountains and fells of the UK.

My favourite colour is green - natures colour.

What I love most about teaching at St Martin and St Mary's is how welcoming everyone has been, and how keen to learn all of the children are.
Rachel Leigh
Year 3/4 Teacher
My name is Rachel.

My favourite food is my mum's roast dinner followed by crumble.

My favourite hobby is skiing, and my favourite place to be is anywhere with snow!

My favourite colour is pink.

I love all the children and staff that I have the pleasure of working with at St Martin and St Mary CofE primary school.
Rebecca Davies
Year 4 Teacher
Hello my name is Rebecca.
My favourite food is anything from the BBQ.
My favourite sport is swimming.
My favourite colour is pink.
In my spare time I enjoy walking in the beautiful hills with my lovely dog Fozzy!
Since starting at St Martin and St Mary C of E Primary School I have been made to feel so welcome and I am enjoying working alongside such friendly staff and children.
Mike Corrie
Year 4 Teacher
My name is Mike.

My favourite sport is Rugby, however I enjoy any sporting activities.

My favourite place is being out on the hills in the Lake District walking, and my favourite colour is blue.

As any of the staff will tell you I'm not fussy about food and will eat things that are left around in the staff room!

I think St Martin and St Mary is the most amazing school that is set in the most amazing location. For me, the best thing about the school is seeing all of the children enjoying their learning and getting involved in all the exciting activities we do.
Lorraine Howarth
Year 5 Teacher
Kirsten Metcalf
Year 6 Teacher
Hello, my name is Mrs Metcalf.

I have been teaching at St. Martin and St. Mary C of E Primary School for ten years and have now been teaching for twenty-two years.

I have taught in several schools in Leeds and Rotherham in South Yorkshire and have enjoyed all of the different experiences I have encountered.

In my opinion St. Martin and St. Mary C of E Primary School is a very special school, which is set in a beautiful location. We the privilege of working with amazing children who enjoy being challenged every day of their school life.

I am a very busy mum and have two sons – looking after them takes up most of my spare time. When I do have a little time to myself I enjoy walking my dachshund and reading. I also enjoy canoeing with my family on Lake Coniston.

Since arriving at St. Martin and St. Mary C of E Primary School I have taught in Year 5 and in Year 6. In Year 6 the children enjoy lots of exciting activities and are given many extra responsibilities. I really enjoy watching our Year 6 children rising to the many challenges set before them and feel very proud of them as they set out on their journey to secondary school as well rounded, mature young people.
Nat Norris
Year 6 Teacher
Hello my name is Nat,
I started my teaching career at St Martin and St Mary Primary School in 2014 and have been appreciating the fantastic staff, resources, facilities and surroundings it has to offer since then.

Having completed a degree in outdoor studies in Ambleside, I have learnt to make the most of the local surroundings and what they have to offer. In my spare time I love to go hiking, running, rock climbing and I love playing football and trying to play golf. I occasionally get the chance to go wild camping and fishing with my family. My favourite place has to be the Isle of Arran where many of my favourite hobbies take place!

I love cooking lots of different dishes but tapas has to be my favourite. Although I am not fussy in the slightest.

I am very proud to work at a school in which both the staff and pupils work extremely hard together to be the best we can be
Kate Williams
Early Years Teaching Assistant
Hi my name is Kate.

My favourite food is scampi, chips and salad.

My favourite sport and hobby is bowling and shopping.

The place I enjoy the most is my garden on a suuny day, and my favourite colour is blue.

I love working at St Martin and St Mary C of E Primary School with my special friends.
Lynsey Pickup
Early Years Teaching Assistant
My name is Lynsey.

My favourite food is steak and chips.

My favourite hobby is horse riding and going to the spa.

My favourite place is to be with my friends and family and my favourite colour is pink.

I love the friendly atmosphere with all the staff and children.
Jane Wild
Early Years Teaching Assistant
Hi my name is Jane.

My favourite food is mussels in white wine sauce with crusty French bread.

I love spending time with our family pets, walking the dog and riding my daughters horse.

My favourite place is The Isle Of Skye, this is where I spend all my holidays. Enjoying long walks, watching wildlife and beachcombing.

My favourite colour is blue.

I like St Martin and St Mary school because it is a wonderful, friendly, safe and supportive learning environment and the children and staff are lovely.
Fiona Wood
Early Years Teaching Assistant
Hi my name is Fiona. My favourite food is Thai.

My hobby is keeping fit and walking my dog.

My favourite place is Silecroft where my caravan is by the sea, and my favourite colour is bright pink!

I love working with all the children at staff at this wonderful school.
Louise Harrison
Early Years Teaching Assistant
Audrey Halsall
Early Years Teaching Assistant
My name is Audrey.

My favourite food is a Sunday Roast Pork dinner followed by bread and butter pudding.

I love cooking and gardening.

My favourite place is obviously the Lake District, but for sun and warmth Corfu.

My favourite colour is blue.

The school is so friendly with everyone supporting each other and also it is always trying to improve the facilities.
Tracey Hoggarth
Early Years Teaching Assistant
Kathryn Airey
KS1 Teaching Assistant
My name is Kathryn

My favourite food is chicken fajita's

My favourite hobby is walking my dog.

My favourite place is the Isle of Man and my favourite colour is red.

What I love about St Martin and St Mary's is all the great activities we enjoy within school.
Kirsty Galloway
KS1 Teaching Assistant
Hi my name is Kirsty.

My favourite food is Hot Pot.

My favourite hobby is working in my vegetable garden growing lots of veg.

I really love camping in Cornwall with my family, and my favourite colour is turquoise.

What a really like about school is working with a great group of people and having fun with the children.
Cathy Noble
KS1/2 Teaching Assistant / Midday Supervisor
Hi my name is Cathy.

My favourite food is haggis, neeps "n" tatties, and my favourite place is Edinburgh.

My favourite hobby is reading.

My favourite colour is blue.

The thing I like best about this school is the fabulous outside space.
Bev Rowlinson
KS1 Teaching Assistant
My name is Bev and my favourite food is Italian, and my favourite colour is red.

My hobbies are dog walking and socialising with friends, My favourite place to visit is Majorca with my family.

I love school, every day is different working with individual children is such a rewarding job.
Karen Garstang
KS1 Teaching Assistant
My name is Karen.

My favourite food is a good home cooked roast dinner (all the trimmings) with either apple pie or crumble for dessert.

My favourite sport or hobby is walking Ozzie our black laborador either on my own or with the family.

My favourite place at home with family and friends!!

I don't have a favourite colour as I like lots but suppose red is my first choice!

The thing that I love about school is the variety of educational and fun activities both during and after school offered to the children, its friendly staff and that the children cheer me up, no matter what troubles I have they make me forget them for the day.
Sarah Clarke
KS2 Teaching Assistant
My name is Sarah Clarke.

I love working here in Windermere.I live in the countryside and always enjoy my drive to school each morning in such a fantastic scenic area. We are all very lucky to live here!

One of my favourite hobbies is photography.I enjoy taking pictures where I live and of landscapes, my garden, wildlife, my sheep and my dogs.

Over the years I have bred spaniels and I now have 3 at home: Skye, Bunty and Isla. They are very mischievous but I love them very much!

My favourite place to go on holiday is to the seaside.I enjoy visiting the Northumberland Coast and have had some great holidays on a small Scottish Island called Raasay.

It is widely known in school that my favourite food is chocolate...especially snickers,but I do also love Italian food.

I thoroughly enjoy coming to work here with all my friends but especially with all the fantastic children at St Martin and St Mary's. Everyday is different which means life is never boring!

I am especially looking forward over the next year to all the changes and challenges we have ahead of us.
Caroline Hindle
KS2 Teaching Assistant
Hi my name is Caroline.

My favourite holiday is Devon because I love being by the sea.

My favourite food is chocolate or anything sweet and my favourite colour is black because I can accessorise it with vibrant colours.

I love socialising, reading and watching films with my family. What I love about school is that my daughter and 2 step daughters had good start to their education and have gone on to enjoy their jobs after a great start at this school.
Carole Quill
KS2 Teaching Assistant
My name is Carole aka Quilly.

My favourite food is at the lighthouse on a Friday night!

My favourite sport is Hockey, and the best place to be is on the top of school knott with my 3 dogs.

My favourite colour is Claret, this being the colour of my favourite football team!

The best thing about school is the chance it gives for all its children to shine.
Sue Storey
KS1/2 Teaching Assistant
Hi my name is Sue.

My favourite food is anything savoury especially bread and cheese!

My favourite sport is watching motor racing, both Formula 1 and Touring Cars.

My favourite place is being at home with my family, or camping with my best friend.

My favourite colour is turquoise.

What I love about school is that every day is different and we all work together as one big team.
Dawn Remnant
KS1/2 Teaching Assistant
My name is Dawn, my favourite food is chocolate! Is there any other food that beats this.

My favourite hobbies are sewing and cooking.

My favourite place is being at home so I can enjoy my hobbies.

My favourite colour is purple.

What I like about being at St Martin and St Mary's is being with kind and supportive staff.
Nicola Hastie
Cook / Cleaner
Adam Lawrence
Site Manager
Ellie Osborne
Kitchen Assistant
Angela Lawrence
Kitchen Assistant / Cleaner
Sheila Bell
Midday Supervisor
Janice Baker
Midday Supervisor / Cleaner
Janet Lowis
Midday Supervisor / Cleaner
My name is Janet.

My favourite food is spaghetti bolognese.

My favourite hobbies are tennis and reading.

I love going to Cyprus and my favourite colour is purple.

What I love about school is all the wonderful children.
Angela Blezard
Midday Supervisor
My name is Angela.

My favourite food is Chinese.

My favourite hobbies and sports are reading, writing, yoga and snowboarding.

My favourite place is either at home or the beach.

My favourite colour is turquoise.

What I like about St Martin and St Mary's is that the staff are approachable and knowledgeable and the children
are cared for and treated as individuals with individual needs.
Anita Burrows
Midday Supervisor
Thi Thi Kokolay
Midday Supervisor
Aimee Hicks
Midday Supervisor
Donna McShane
Midday Supervisor
Rebecca Burrows
Midday Supervisor
Claire Toms
Midday Supervisor