Sheddingdean Community Primary School

Sheddingdean Community Primary School

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Ofsted 2011: "Parents and carers are very supportive of the school and one parent's comments sums up the views of others"
"The children are known as individuals and their educational needs are quickly identified and catered for."
"We view education as a partnership between home and school, a continuous process. We aim to involve parents/carers closely throughout the child's whole time at school."

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Team Sheddingdean

 

Meet The Staff

Yasmin Ashraf

Head Teacher

Hello, I joined the school in September 2013 and feel very privileged and proud to be leading the learning at Sheddingdean Primary School. Each day provides an equal amount of excitement and challenge and no day is ever the same! When not in school I still enjoy the solace of a bracing run across the Downs only these days it’s more of a little jog!

 

Sarah Cubitt

Assistant Head Teacher

Hello, I joined the school in June 2015, having previously been a senior leader in a small school in Norfolk. I am enjoying my new role as Assistant Head supporting learning and look forward to the challenges ahead.

At weekends I enjoy supporting my football team Norwich City although the results are not always enjoyable!

 

 

Linda Kumm

School Business Manager

I have been involved with Sheddingdean School since it was built in 1986 and worked here since 1988. My 3 children have all been pupils. I enjoy spending my spare time with my 2 granddaughters, watching Brighton & Hove Albion FC with my husband, cooking and DIY. In my younger days I completed the London to Brighton cycle ride 3 times!

 

Diane Walsh

School Secretary

I am the school secretary and love my job working in the main office, I have worked at Sheddingdean for over 10 years.

My daughter Laura attended Sheddingdean before moving onto secondary school. I love knitting, sewing and eating chocolate! when I am not being a taxi driver for Laura.

Nellie

School Dog 

I am Nellie and I am very pleased to be spending some of my time with the wonderful children of Sheddingdean Primary School.  I am a 'Poogle' (half Beagle=nosey and half poodle=doesn't malt). Since the summer term of 2016 I have been visiting the school for longer periods of time so that I can help support the children at the school.  This year I may listen to some readers, I may get to see some of the childrens' wonderful learning, I may get to show the children some of my tricks or I may just sit in on some lessons and enjoy watching the children learn.  Sometimes I will help children to feel better if they need cheering up for whatever reason.  Outside of school I enjoy sniffing everything and walks! I am looking forward to being the first Sheddingdean School dog.  Move over Albert! (translated from barks by Carol Thompson - Nellie's owner)

Find out more about me!

 Nellie

Alan Ridgewell

Eagles (Y6) Teacher

I’m Alan and I’m very pleased to be teaching in Year 6 at Sheddingdean Primary School. In my spare time I enjoy playing cricket during the summer months at Scaynes Hill CC where I am 1st team captain and when I’m not playing cricket I can usually be found at Selhurst Park watching Crystal Palace F.C. (much to the delight of all the children who support Brighton in the school!). This year I have also taken on the role of Intervention Leader meaning I’ll be overseeing all the interventions across the school making sure we are supporting our children in the best way possible. 

Ben Blackwell 

Parakeets (Y5) Teacher

I studied to be a teacher at Brighton University and completed my course in 2013. I am in my third year of teaching at Sheddingdean and my first year teaching Year 5. I previously taught English as a second language overseas and studied History at UNiversity. I like to go on long cycle tours when I get the chance and read as often as I can.

 

Iain Campbell
KS2 Leader/Owls (Y4) Teacher

Hello! I'm really pleased to be part of the team at Sheddingdean, my favourite subjects are History and Maths. Outside of school, I spend a lot of time with my family, walking our rather larger Boxer dog (Harley) and visiting local historical sights. My favourite books are mostly based on the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons. In addition to this, I enjoy rugby and when I get the chance, I enjoy playing for Burgess Hill rugby club.

Phillippa Ventress

Kingfisher (Y3) Teacher

I'm Phillippa and I'm very pleased to be teaching Year 3 this year. Outside of school I enjoy many activities such as swimming and running. My favourite subjects are English, P.E. and Art. I have worked in Surrey and West Sussex over many years and I am now delighted to be at Sheddingdean.

Rhiannon Ravenscroft

Starlings (Y1/Y2) Teacher and KS1 Leader

Emma Baker 

Wrens Class Teacher (Rec/Y1)

I really enjoy being a teacher and have taught in East London and Sussex. I'm very excited to be working in Wrens Class at Sheddingdean and live very close to the school.

I enjoy gardening, growing vegetables, reading, exploring in Bedelands, listening to music and loving life. I have two children and two Guinea Pigs.

Becky Laloux

EYFS Teacher

 

Jodie Vaughan

SENCo

I am very happy to have joined the school in September 2016 as the SENco. I am passionate about ensuring that the necessary provision is made for children who have special educational needs, to enable all children to reach their full potential and join in with all school activities. In my spare time, I enjoy family days out with my husband and two young children, baking, weekly cinema trips and reading a range of book genres. 

 

Justine Green

Intervention Teacher and Learning Mentor

Hello. I was excited to join the school in January 2016 as an Intervention Teacher, providing extra support in English and Maths in Years 4, 5 and 6. In April 2016 I took on the additional role of Learning Mentor. I have really enjoyed the opportunity to get to know the children at Sheddingdean and to help them with all aspects of their learning.

Outside of school I enjoy swimming, walking my two lively red setters and visiting theme parks with my three children.

 

Carol Thompson 

Forest School Leader and Intervention Teacher

This year I am very fortunate to be the Forest School Teacher at Sheddingdean Primary School.  I love being outside and sharing the woodland experiences with the children.  Outside of school I enjoy time with my family, which includes my husband, three children and my one year old dog, Nellie (see her profile above).  As a family we enjoy walking, playing and camping.  When I get time to myself I enjoy rowing with the club at Ardingly Reservoir.

 

Rosemarie Proctor 

Music PPA cover

I'm very lucky to have a job that involves my favourite thing - music! Fairtrade is also a passion (especially the chocolate), along with getting outdoors at weekends, and visiting members of my family in Dorset. I also play keyboard in a local band that plays at charity events.

 

Rebecca Johnston

Higher Level LSA

I have been teaching as a cover teacher at Sheddingdean for 7 years now and have taught right across the school so I am a very familiar face around the school with many 'hats' as I am a parent governor too.

I have 3 children who have all attended Sheddingdean but now only have my youngest son still at the school.

Ann Stoneham 

Learning Support Assistant

Hi, I've been a member of staff since April 2004. I have a 16 year old son and in my spare time/holidays, I love spending time in London visiting various attractions as well as musical theatre... this also includes some therapeutic shopping!!

 

Ursula Pummell 

Learning Support Assistant

I have worked at Sheddingdean School since 2007 particularly enjoying running the after school sports clubs. I have three children who all attended Sheddingdean School and in the little spare time I have, I enjoy trying to keep fit, watching my son play cricket (a good excuse to spend an afternoon in the sun!) and cooking.

 

Tracy Lang 

Learning Support Assistant

I have worked at Sheddingdean since 2009. I enjoy seeing the children make their way up through the year groups using their many skills gained from their learning.

In my spare time I enjoy camping with my family, anything Disney and visiting European cities.

 

 

Hayley Kelsey

Learning Support Assistant

I have worked at Sheddingdean for three years now, currently as LSA in Kingfishers class, although I have also worked in KS1. I am involved with SEN, which I love. Have three children, who have all attended this school, my youngest a pupil in Eagles class.

 

 

Katarina Brenner

Learning Support Assistant

Hello, this is my third year working at Sheddingdean and I am happy to be working with 'Starlings' class.  I am very curious by nature and therefore very excited about being a part of our Forest School. I love finding new ways to make learning creative and fun. 

After work I enjoy every minute with my two lovely children exploring life. You are most likely to find us outside, somewhere in the mud.

 

Paul Evento 

Learning Support Assistant

I am now into my eighth year of working at Sheddingdean and I am still as enthusiastic as ever.  This year I am based in  Year 2 and run three football clubs after school plus a before school keep fit club. In my spare time I walk my dogs and my weekends are taken up watching both my sons playing football for Hassocks FC and watching the best football team in the world...Brighton and Hove Albion!

Paul Wakeford 

Premises Officer

I have 3 girls, 2 that go to Sheddingdean and 1 who has just left.

My passion is gardening, and when I'm not working at Sheddingdean, I'm working for myself. Also, I am a big Crawley Town fan!

 

 

Geraldine Tate

Midday Meal Supervisor

 

 

Fiona Reeves

Midday Meal Supervisor

I love working with children and love playing games with them or sports. I am a hard-worker and value being on time and am independent and flexible.

 

Karen Stewart 

Midday Meal Supervisor

I have been working at Sheddingdean for several years and enjoy seeing the progression of the children through  the school.
I enjoy spending time with my family, researching family history and gardening.

 

Clare Holbrook

Midday Meal Supervisor

Hello. I enjoy working at Sheddingdean. Everyone is very kind and welcoming. I have four children, three sons and a daughter, who keep me very busy. I enjoy walking, reading, gardening and warm weather! One day I would love a puppy so we could go for walks together.

 

Asma Shahin

I have been working at Sheddingdean since December 2015. I am a proud mother of three boys all of whom have experienced the excitement of attending this very primary school.

Creating new dishes at home is my specialty and the majority of my siblings and cousins live nearby so visiting them is easy and very convenient for sharing recipes. Also, taking the occasional stroll around our pleasant town proves to be very refreshing.
I am very happy to be working at the school my sons attended and always look forward to a new day looking after the pupils.