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Senior Leadership Team

Paul Campbell
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Paul Campbell

Headteacher

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Paul Campbell

Headteacher

Paul has over twenty years’ experience in the field of education. He’s worked in schools in a number of inner and outer London Boroughs as well as settings in Ghana, Ukraine and Borneo.  In each setting he has played his part in helping children to achieve excellent results and in making the children’s experience of learning exciting and enjoyable.  He is passionate about ensuring that the same is said about learning at Monteagle.

HEIGHT: 180 cm
FAVOURITE NUMBER: 13
ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: Lion
BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: I Want My Hat Back
MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE: Magnificent
FUNNIEST JOKE: I’m reading a book about anti-gravity. It’s impossible to put down
THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: Integrity
FANTASY SUPERPOWER: Mind Reading (the ultimate teaching power)

Mark Austin
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Mark Austin

Deputy Headteacher

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Mark Austin

Deputy Headteacher

Mark has worked at Monteagle for 16 years. He began at Monteagle as the school’s SENCo before becoming Assistant Headteacher and then Deputy Headteacher in May 2005. Mark has a particular passion for Safeguarding and ensuring that all Monteagle’s children are as safe, secure and happy as possible. Mark believes we have fantastic children, a great staff team and a supportive wider school community including parents and governors. Mark is excited to be part of the new developments that are taking place across Monteagle.

HEIGHT: 170cm

FAVOURITE NUMBER: 21

ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: Monkey (can have cheeky sense of humour!)

BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: The Twits

MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE: Thank you

FUNNIEST JOKE: The topic for my Year 4 class was genetics. Smiling broadly I pointed to my dimples and asked ‘What trait do you think I passed on to my children?’ One child called out ‘Wrinkles!’

THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: Integrity

FANTASY SUPERPOWER: To be able to transport from one country to another in seconds.

Hilary Buckland
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Hilary Buckland

Deputy Headteacher

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Hilary Buckland

Deputy Headteacher

Hilary has been working in schools since 1990. She has worked in small village schools as well as large schools in Ilford and Heathrow.  She spent a number of months working on a Native American Indian Reservation in Arizona. She is passionate about ensuring every child has an exciting, happy experience at school and achieves everything they are able.

HEIGHT: 160 cm
FAVOURITE NUMBER: 18
ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: Greyhound (I’m either incredibly busy or very sleepy)
BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: Danny the Champion of the World
MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE: That is not appropriate
FUNNIEST JOKE: What do you call a man with a spade on his head? Doug
THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: Integrity
FANTASY SUPERPOWER: Stretchy limbs (as in Elastigirl in ‘The incredibles’)

Alison Fisher
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Alison Fisher

Assistant Headteacher

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Alison Fisher

Assistant Headteacher

Alison has over seventeen years experience as a primary teacher.  She has worked in a number of schools in the outer London area.  Through her experiences as a class teacher she has made an impact on the enjoyment, achievement and attainment of the children she has worked with.  She believes that it is important to enrich the curriculum with high quality resources and learning experiences for the children, including the use of educational trips and visitors.  She has a wealth of experience and expertise to make a positive impact on learning at Monteagle.

HEIGHT: Short, but taller with heels on
FAVOURITE NUMBER: 1
ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: Donkey
BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: Where the Wild Things Are
MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE: No
FUNNIEST JOKE: Two snowmen standing in a field – one sniffs and says to the other ‘Can you smell carrots?’
THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: Perseverance
FANTASY SUPERPOWER: Invisibility

Janine Grigg
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Janine Grigg

Assistant Headteacher

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Janine Grigg

Assistant Headteacher

Janine has worked at Monteagle for over twenty five years and has taught children from Year 1 to Year 6. Currently she is teaching a Year 3 class and is Assistant Head for Years 3 and 4. Janine believes that when people feel happy they will work and achieve better. In her classroom she creates a warm, friendly, supportive ethos where children want to learn, are willing to have a go and are not afraid to make mistakes.

HEIGHT: 167 cm
FAVOURITE NUMBER: 2
ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: Meerkat
BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: Mr Men and another favourite is Owl Babies
MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE: “It’s Friday!” and “If you haven’t anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all!”
FUNNIEST JOKE: Q. What do elves learn at school? A. The Elfabet!
THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: Fairness
FANTASY SUPERPOWER: Teleportation

 

Rehana Talaimojeh
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Rehana Talaimojeh

Assistant Headteacher

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Rehana Talaimojeh

Assistant Headteacher

Rehana has over seven years experience in the field of Special Education. Previous to joining the world of education Rehana has over fifteen years of experience in financial markets. Rehana ensures that all pupils despites their needs achieve the best that they can. She believes with the appropriate provision all children can succeed.

HEIGHT: 165 cm
FAVOURITE NUMBER: none (0)
ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: Hippo
BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: Kite Runner
MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE: Everything happens for a reason
FUNNIEST JOKE: Every time you talk to your wife, your mind should remember that … ‘This conversation will be recorded for training and quality purposes’
THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: Integrity
FANTASY SUPERPOWER: Time Travel

Gaye Young
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Gaye Young

Assistant Headteacher

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Gaye Young

Assistant Headteacher

Gaye has 23 years experience working in education.  As well as working at Monteagle she has taught in settings in South Africa and for a short period of time volunteered in a school in Canada. In each school she has helped children reach their full potential in all areas of learning and has provided an enriched learning experience. She is a dedicated and committed educator whose mission is to ensure every child feels safe, secure and happy as they begin their school journey.

HEIGHT: 150 cm
FAVOURITE NUMBER: 21
ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: Meerkat
BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: Oh the places you can go
MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE: Amazing
FUNNIEST JOKE: Why was 6 scared of 7? Because 7 8 9
THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: Kindness
FANTASY SUPERPOWER: See into the future

Teachers

Esther Olatunji
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Esther Olatunji

Class Teacher

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Esther Olatunji

Class Teacher

Esther Olatunji is now in her sixth year of teaching and has been a Year 6 teacher four times. She has loved every minute of it! She enjoys supporting and preparing the children as they transition from primary to secondary. Esther started her teaching career in Barking and Dagenham and is a firm believer in providing the local children with continuous learning opportunities using everything around them. On a daily basis, Esther attempts to ensure the children learn to believe in themselves and acquire the necessary skills required to become successful. She believes all children CAN achieve; they may just need some helping hands to guide them and reach their individual potential.

HEIGHT:  170cm

FAVOURITE NUMBER: Any even number

ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: Giant Panda

BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon

MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE: I love IT!

FUNNIEST JOKE: Why did Adele cross the road? To say ‘Helloooooo from the other siiiide’.

THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: Bravery

FANTASY SUPERPOWER: Mind reading

Tara Feeney
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Tara Feeney

Class Teacher

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Tara Feeney

Class Teacher

Tara has just moved to London from Abu Dhabi where she taught primary for four years. She is originally from Ireland and is looking forward to working at Monteagle. . Her classroom is a fun and engaging environment where children feel safe and cared for. She will work with each child to develop essential skills, foster a love for learning and assist them in reaching their full potential.

HEIGHT: 5ft 4 inches

FAVOURITE NUMBER: 2

ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: “Penguin”

BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: “Under the Hawthorn Tree”

MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE: “Amazing”

FUNNIEST JOKE: “How do you get Pikachu onto a bus?……Pokemon”

THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: “Honesty”

FANTASY SUPERPOWER: “Stopping Time”

Mehzabin Ali
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Mehzabin Ali

Class Teacher

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Mehzabin Ali

Class Teacher

Mehzabin joined Monteagle in January 2015 and plans to stay for a long time – working at the school is great. She thoroughly enjoys helping children achieve their potential and finds it truly rewarding. The sense of achievement is second to none and she wishes to continue to do so at Monteagle.

HEIGHT: 177 cm
FAVOURITE NUMBER: 4
ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: Dolphin
BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: The Very Hungry Caterpillar
MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE: To be honest
FUNNIEST JOKE: What did the pencil say to the other pencil? You’re looking sharp
THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: Integrity
FANTASY SUPERPOWER: Invisibility (wouldn’t that be awesome?)

Kelly Isley
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Kelly Isley

Class Teacher and Leader of Learning of Early Years English

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Kelly Isley

Class Teacher and Leader of Learning of Early Years English

Kelly Isley has over ten years’ experience working in the field of education. She has a BA(Hons) degree in Early Years Education and Postgraduate Certificate in Education. She believes that education should be enjoyable, child-centred and creative. She is passionate about nurturing every aspect of an individual’s personality and supporting achievement. She aims to support in developing confident, caring and enquiring children in her class. Kelly thoroughly enjoys working at Monteagle and feels privileged to work with such amazing children and staff.

HEIGHT: 165 cm
FAVOURITE NUMBER: 4
ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: Guinea pig
BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: My cat likes to hide in boxes
MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE: Amazing
FUNNIEST JOKE: Q: What did the pencil say to the other pencil? A: You’re looking sharp.
THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: Kindness
FANTASY SUPERPOWER: Healing

Alison Livemore
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Alison Livemore

ARP Lead Teacher

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Alison Livemore

ARP Lead Teacher

Alison has been working as a teacher at Monteagle for three years.  Prior to teaching, she pursued a degree in Psychology which triggered her passion for helping pupils with a diverse range of needs. Alison worked as a class teacher in Year 1 and is now the lead teacher at the ARP.  Alison has shown enthusiasm to help children achieve fantastic results.  She is passionate about all children achieving the best of their ability.

HEIGHT: 173 cm
FAVOURITE NUMBER: 21
ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: Tiger
BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: Matilda
MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE: Fabulous
FUNNIEST JOKE: Q. Why can’t you give Elsa a balloon? A. Because she will let it go
THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: Integrity
FANTASY SUPERPOWER: Invisibility

Lisa Clarke
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Lisa Clarke

Class Teacher

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Lisa Clarke

Class Teacher

Lisa is originally from Dublin but has been living in the UK for 20 years. Prior to arriving in the UK she spent some time in America and Italy. She is currently in her fifteenth year of teaching. During this time she has taught in schools in Redbridge, Newham and of course Barking and Dagenham. Each school has brought a wide range of experiences and challenges all of which she enjoys greatly. Lisa hopes that these experiences and challenges make her a dynamic and inspirational teacher. During her spare time Lisa can be found at White Hart Lane cheering on Tottenham Hotspur.

HEIGHT: 165 cm
FAVOURITE NUMBER: 1992
ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: Deer
BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: The Selfish Giant
MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE: Dublin is the only place to come from in Ireland
FUNNIEST JOKE: I don’t know how to act my age, I’ve never been this age before
THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: Honesty
FANTASY SUPERPOWER: The ability to go back in time

Edana Conlon
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Edana Conlon

Class Teacher and Leader of Learning of UKS2 English

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Edana Conlon

Class Teacher and Leader of Learning of UKS2 English

Edana is in her fifth year as a primary school teacher.  She was born and raised in California to Irish parents.  Edana taught English in the Czech Republic for her first two years as a teacher.  Then, she returned to California to teach second grade in the heart of Silicon Valley.  Edana loves teaching and is thrilled to be a Year 6 teacher at Monteagle.

HEIGHT: 172 cm
FAVOURITE NUMBER: 5
ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: Elephant
BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE: What’s for you won’t pass you
FUNNIEST JOKE: What’s the biggest city in Ireland? Dublin. Because it keeps ‘dublin’ and ‘dublin’
THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: Loyalty
FANTASY SUPERPOWER: Flying

April Gray
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April Gray

Class Teacher and Leader of Learning of Computing

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April Gray

Class Teacher and Leader of Learning of Computing

April has been working in education for 8 years. She has worked in a number of schools in Bristol ranging from large inner city schools to small countryside schools whilst completing her teaching degree. Since moving back to London she has been a dedicated member of the Monteagle team. April enjoys being creative and has a keen interest in ICT which she is passionate about passing on to the children in her classes. She is dedicated to making the children of Monteagle’s education fun, exciting and purposeful.

 

HEIGHT:  174cm

FAVOURITE NUMBER: 7

ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: Meerkat

BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: Old Bear

MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE: Fantastic

FUNNIEST JOKE: Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to silly’s house. Knock knock, whose there? The chicken

THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: Perserverance

FANTASY SUPERPOWER: Flying (no more traffic jams!)

Zahara Javed
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Zahara Javed

Class Teacher

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Zahara Javed

Class Teacher

Zahara is a Newly Qualified Teacher at Monteagle. She trained with SCITTELS (School Centred Initial Teacher Training in East London Schools).  Whilst training to be a teacher, she experienced working in various schools within East London. She is passionate about pupil led learning and children having fun whilst learning. Zahara enjoys providing a safe, happy learning environment in order to maximise children’s achievements. Zahara is excited to start her career at Monteagle and looks forward to what the future holds.

HEIGHT: 5’3

FAVOURITE NUMBER: 3

ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: Meerkat

BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: Matilda

MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE:  ‘Hands by your side, facing the front, lips zipped’

FUNNIEST JOKE:  Why did the student throw his watch out of the school window? He wanted to see time fly.

THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: Integrity

FANTASY SUPERPOWER: Mind control

Laura Jenkin
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Laura Jenkin

Class Teacher and Leader of Learning in Year 4 and LKS2 English

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Laura Jenkin

Class Teacher and Leader of Learning in Year 4 and LKS2 English

Laura has over five years of experience in the field of education, since graduating university with a Psychology degree. She’s worked in schools in inner and outer London Boroughs as well as settings in Hastings, Indonesia and summer camps in the USA. In each setting she has played her part in building confidence, inspiring, motivating and encouraging children to reach their potential. She is dedicated to ensuring the children at Monteagle achieve all they wish to and more!

HEIGHT:  179 cm
FAVOURITE NUMBER:  8
ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT:  Dolphin
BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK:  Cakes in Space
MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE:  Flabbergasted
FUNNIEST JOKE:  Why did the cow cross the road? To go to the moooooovies
THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS:  Perseverance
FANTASY SUPERPOWER:  The ability to fly

Simon Isley
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Simon Isley

Class Teacher

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Simon Isley

Class Teacher

Simon began life as a fitness instructor. He went on to university to study sports injury rehabilitation and massage. After university, he worked as a Sport Coordinator and Teaching assistant. He then went back to university to do a PGCE and train as a primary school teacher. This started in a creative academy in Peterborough, where he discovered how amazing learning can be when a child’s imagination and nurturing what they are good at is put as a priority, alongside the core subjects. I now work in Dagenham, where I aim to continue a creative approach to a child’s learning.

 

 

HEIGHT:  5ft 8’

FAVOURITE NUMBER: 1

ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: Otter

BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: Not Now Bernard

MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE: Dude

FUNNIEST JOKE: I sold my vacuum cleaner the other day… it was just gathering dust.

THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: Kindness

FANTASY SUPERPOWER: To understand every language

Sarah Kerr
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Sarah Kerr

Class Teacher and Leader of Learning of KS1 Maths

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Sarah Kerr

Class Teacher and Leader of Learning of KS1 Maths

Sarah is a new comer to the field of education. She has worked for five years in a number of inner city schools in London and Portsmouth taking on various roles before becoming a class teacher. She ensures that each child reaches their full potential whilst enjoying their educational experience.

HEIGHT: 165 cm
FAVOURITE NUMBER: 22
ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: Koala bear
BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: Can’t You Sleep, Little Bear?
MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE: Super
FUNNIEST JOKE: Q. Why can’t the flower ride its bike? A. Because its petals fell off
THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: Fairness
FANTASY SUPERPOWER: Being able to stop time

 

Tobi Majekodunmi
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Tobi Majekodunmi

Class Teacher and Leader of Learning of LKS2 Maths

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Tobi Majekodunmi

Class Teacher and Leader of Learning of LKS2 Maths

Since graduating with a Masters in Education Psychology, Tobi has worked at Monteagle Primary School. Her desire to see children succeed whilst enjoying learning is one of her main motivations. She strongly believes in planting great character seeds in children which is why Monteagle is the perfect place for her.

HEIGHT: 162 cm
FAVOURITE NUMBER: 23
ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: Eagle
BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulen
MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE: Well done
FUNNIEST JOKE: I have productive thoughts in my dreams
THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: Integrity
FANTASY SUPERPOWER: Invisibility

Lisa McKnight
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Lisa McKnight

Class Teacher and Leader of Learning in Year 1

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Lisa McKnight

Class Teacher and Leader of Learning in Year 1

Lisa has been at Monteagle for over 12 years and has spent that time developing expertise in the Early Years.  She loves working with young children and has developed a good relationship with both families and children within the school. She is a fun and energetic teacher who strives to get all her children to achieve their full potential. Lisa was born in Carlisle in Northern England and came down to London looking for the perfect job which she has found in Monteagle. She has settled in London and has a daughter of 8 years old named Eloise whom is a mini version of herself.

HEIGHT: 165 cm
FAVOURITE NUMBER: 27
ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: Swan
BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: Monkey Puzzle
MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE: Amazing
FUNNIEST JOKE: Why is 6 afraid of 7 – because 7, 8, 9.
THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: Honesty
FANTASY SUPERPOWER: Invisibility

Leah Morris
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Leah Morris

Class Teacher and Leader of Learning of Geography

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Leah Morris

Class Teacher and Leader of Learning of Geography

Since Leah graduated university she has worked in the field of education, firstly as a teaching assistant and then as a qualified teacher. In each school and role in which she has worked, Leah has ensured the children’s environment is happy and caring which enables them to feel valued and appreciated. This then allows for a positive learning experience for the children.

HEIGHT:  165 cm
FAVOURITE NUMBER:  2
ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT:  Meerkat
BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK:  A series of unfortunate events
MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE:  Amazing
FUNNIEST JOKE:  The past, the present and the future walked into a shop. It was tense
THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS:  Perseverance
FANTASY SUPERPOWER:  Flight

Safia Munir
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Safia Munir

Class Teacher and Leader of Learning of EYFS Maths

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Safia Munir

Class Teacher and Leader of Learning of EYFS Maths

This is Safia’s second year working in Reception at Monteagle. Her passion is Early Years and Safia ensures she provides the best possible learning experiences to enable pupils’ to progress to their full potential. She is a happy, fun and creative member of staff and loves working at Monteagle. She believes being happy is a choice and doesn’t think people should settle for any less than they deserve.

HEIGHT: 157.48 cm
FAVOURITE NUMBER: 6
ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: Baby panda
BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: Bedtime for Monsters
MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE: Excellent
FUNNIEST JOKE: Q: What do you call cheese that’s not yours? A: Nacho cheese!
THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: Kindness
FANTASY SUPERPOWER: Everything I touch turns to gold

 

Seema Rashid
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Seema Rashid

ARP Lead Teacher

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Seema Rashid

ARP Lead Teacher

Seema Rashid has been working in Monteagle Primary School since 2005. She decided to be a teacher after completing her Masters Degree with Honours in Child Psychology and English Literature. Seema also has ten years of overseas teaching experience. She had started teaching in Monteagle Primary School as a Reception Year Class Teacher and has been Year 1 Class Teacher for 6 years. She strongly believes that all the children can achieve excellence and become what they aspire to be. She loves to inspire them and be part of their learning journey.

HEIGHT: 167 cm
FAVOURITE NUMBER: 9
ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: Meerkat
BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book.
MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE: Fantastic
FUNNIEST JOKE: What did the stamp say to the envelope? ‘Stick with me and we’ll go places’.
THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: Integrity
FANTASY SUPERPOWER: Midas’ Touch

Katie Shaughnessey
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Katie Shaughnessey

Class Teacher and Leader of Learning in Reception

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Katie Shaughnessey

Class Teacher and Leader of Learning in Reception

Katie has been at Monteagle for over 5 years spending most of her time in year 2 and is now fulfilling her role in Reception. She is originally from the East End of London so feels she can relate to a lot of the children and parents at Monteagle. She has a great passion for learning and believes that every child deserves the best.

HEIGHT: 173 cm
FAVOURITE NUMBER: 24
ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: Meerkat
BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: Where the Wild Things Are
MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE: You superstar!
FUNNIEST JOKE: What do you get if you cross Sonic The Hedgehog and Curious George? 2 Fast, 2 Curious
THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: Honesty
FANTASY SUPERPOWER: Teleportation

 

 

Tom Sheffle
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Tom Sheffle

Class Teacher and Leader of Learning of KS1 English

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Tom Sheffle

Class Teacher and Leader of Learning of KS1 English

Tom is a motivated and enthusiastic teacher, who always approaches teaching with a smile on his face, professionalism and a creative mindset. Tom loves sports and the outdoors, and he takes any possibility to enthuse children with his love for outdoor learning. Tom is especially passionate about reading and English in general, he shares his favourite stories and poems with his class as regularly. Tom aims to get the best out of individuals and push the children to reach their full potential.

HEIGHT: 176 cm
FAVOURITE NUMBER: 4
ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: Dolphin
BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: Beegu
MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE: Easy peasy lemon squeezy
FUNNIEST JOKE: www.conjunctivitis.com – that’s a site for sore eyes
THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: Integrity
FANTASY SUPERPOWER: Flying

Ashvin Sreetharan
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Ashvin Sreetharan

Class Teacher and Leader of Learning of UKS2 Maths

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Ashvin Sreetharan

Class Teacher and Leader of Learning of UKS2 Maths

Ashvin is currently in his third year of teaching at Monteagle. As a child, he was educated in Dagenham and Rainham and, apart from the two and half years he spent in Toronto, Canada, he has spent his life living in different areas of Essex. He has worked in schools in Thurrock, Stanford-le-Hope, Greenwich and, of course, Dagenham. Ashvin aims to ensure that his ability to persevere with challenges will encourage all children to do the same at Monteagle.

HEIGHT: 175.26 cm
FAVOURITE NUMBER: 8
ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: Killer Whale
BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: The Harry Potter series
MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE: Awesome
FUNNIEST JOKE: “Parallel lines have so much in common. It’s a shame they’ll never meet
THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: Perseverance
FANTASY SUPERPOWER: Having a sponge-like brain. That way, I can soak up knowledge!

Louise Weavers
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Louise Weavers

Class Teacher and Leader of Learning of RE

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Louise Weavers

Class Teacher and Leader of Learning of RE

Louise has worked in schools in Wales and within the borough. This will be her 18th year at Monteagle. She has enjoyed working within all the key stages throughout that time. She would like all children to leave primary school equipped with the basic skills and attitudes needed to succeed in life and with the child saying, ‘yes, I had fun learning.’

HEIGHT:  165cm
FAVOURITE NUMBER:  7
ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT:  Cat
BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK:  The lion, the witch and the wardrobe
MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE:  Fabulous
FUNNIEST JOKE:  Why does the statue of liberty stand in New York harbour?  Because she can’t sit down
THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS:  Integrity
FANTASY SUPERPOWER:  Invisibility

Specialist Staff

Angela Gregoire
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Angela Gregoire

Specialist English Teacher and Leader of Learning of English

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Angela Gregoire

Specialist English Teacher and Leader of Learning of English

Angela has been a teacher for 15 years. She has a special interest in reading, as she believes that learning to read is one of the most important things a child or adult can do in life to reach their full potential. Angela has worked at Monteagle since 2009. She now teaches in year 6 and leads Literacy across the school.

HEIGHT: 168 cm
FAVOURITE NUMBER: 1
ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: Meerkat
BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: The Marvels – Brian Selznick
MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE: The book fair is on its way
FUNNIEST JOKE: Why did the chicken cross the road? (Various punchlines!)
THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: Honesty
FANTASY SUPERPOWER: Invisibility

Belinda Henigan
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Specialist Speech and Language Support

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Belinda Henigan

Specialist Speech and Language Support

Belinda has worked at Monteagle for 25 years. She started as a Midday Assistant and then became a Special Support Assistant. For the past 5 years she has been the school’s Speech and Language Lead. She enjoys being part of the Inclusion Team supporting and moving the children forward.

 

HEIGHT: 162.5cm

FAVOURITE NUMBER: 13

ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: Labrador (loyal and friendly)

BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: Jane Eyre

MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE: Where has the time gone

FUNNIEST JOKE: What flies and wobbles?  A jelly- copter

THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: Honesty

FANTASY SUPERPOWER: To be in 2 places at once

Alex Kais
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Alex Kais

Specialist Art Teacher and Leader of Learning of Art and DT

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Alex Kais

Specialist Art Teacher and Leader of Learning of Art and DT

Alex is originally from Canada and this is his third year of teaching in the UK. He has worked in a number of education positions in Canada and the UK. He is very creative and comes from an Art, Drama and Music background. He is very excited to be teaching Year Six this year and helping to transition the children into secondary school.

HEIGHT: 175 cm
FAVOURITE NUMBER: 16
ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: Dolphin
BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE: Tuck your shirt in
FUNNIEST JOKE: What is cheese that does not belong to you? Nacho cheese
THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: Creativity
FANTASY SUPERPOWER: Fire breathing

Caroline Lowe
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Caroline Lowe

Specialist Health Support

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Caroline Lowe

Specialist Health Support

Caroline has worked at Monteagle School for 19 years. She started as a Special Support Assistant. For the past 5 years she has been the school’s Health Lead and High Level Teaching Assistant. She enjoys being part of the inclusion team, supporting pupils and staff with their medical needs.

 

HEIGHT: 165

FAVOURITE NUMBER: 7

ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: Panda

BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: Roald Dahl

MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE: Are you allergic to plasters?

FUNNIEST JOKE: Knock Knock, who’s there? Dr. Dr Who?

THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: Honesty

FANTASY SUPERPOWER: Invisibility

Kim Meeking
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Kim Meeking

Specialist English Support

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Specialist English Support

Kim’s blurb

 

Kim has worked in Monteagle for 20 Years. She started working in Reception as a volunteer. She went on to become a TA working in all year groups across the school and eventually become HLTA

Specializing in Literacy. She is very passionate and happy to be part of Monteagle always trying to help the children feel confident happy and interested in their learning.

 

HEIGHT: 170cm

FAVOURITE NUMBER: 25

ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: Caterpillar because I’m always hungry

BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: Charlotte’s Web

MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE: You’re a star

FUNNIEST JOKE: Why can’t you give Elsa a balloon?  Because she will let it go.

THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: Honesty

FANTASY SUPERPOWER: Become invisible when I choose to.

Jackie Oram
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Jackie Oram

Specialist EAL Support

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Jackie Oram

Specialist EAL Support

Jackie has worked at Monteagle for 20 years. She started as a midday assistant. After being involved with the children during lunchtime, Jackie started volunteering in the classroom listening to children read. After completing her NVQ levels 1-3 for supporting teaching and learning she took on the challenge of achieving her High Level Teaching Assistant qualification. She is now the lead of our EAL classroom specialising in helping children new to England with very little English. She loves integrating the children back into their classrooms with greater confidence and a better understanding of the English language.

HEIGHT: 5ft 7
FAVOURITE NUMBER: Any even numbers
ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: Cat
BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE: Well done
FUNNIEST JOKE: What is black, white and red (read) all over? A newspaper
THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: Kindness
FANTASY SUPERPOWER: To be able to make people tell the truth

Natalie Yates
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Natalie Yates

Specialist SEMH Support Teacher

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Natalie Yates

Specialist SEMH Support Teacher

Natalie has worked in primary education for 11 years. After studying Psychology, she trained to become a Class Teacher. During her 10 years in the classroom, she had a particular interest in children’s emotional development and focussed her attention on overcoming barriers to learning with children who had social, emotional or behavioural difficulties. In 2014, Natalie had the opportunity to devote all her time to her area of interest and took on a role at Monteagle Primary School as a Learning Mentor. She also leads the behaviour team and oversees provision for children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs (SEMH), and is Leader of Learning in Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE).

 

HEIGHT: 169 cm

FAVOURITE NUMBER: 10

ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: Giraffe.

BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.

MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE: Yeah, no problem…

FUNNIEST JOKE:

Why did the monkey fall out of the tree? – because it was dead.

Why did the second monkey fall out of the tree? – because it was tied to the first monkey.

Why did the third monkey fall out of the tree? – because he thought it was a game!

THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: Integrity.

FANTASY SUPERPOWER: Invisibility.

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Specialist MFL Teacher

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Lucy Duvall Hall

Specialist MFL Teacher

Lucy Duval-Hall is the French teacher here at Monteagle. She grew up in France and completed her primary and secondary education there and later came to England to go to University where she studied languages. Before becoming a teacher, she worked in Spain for a year and then Greece for a year.

 

HEIGHT:  1. 56m

FAVOURITE NUMBER: 7

ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: cat

BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: The famous five

MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE: Is it summer yet?

FUNNIEST JOKE: What do you call a dear with no eyes? No idea

THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: integrity

FANTASY SUPERPOWER: telekinesis

Teaching Assistants

Niamh Edwards
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Niamh Edwards

Teaching Assistant

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Niamh Edwards

Teaching Assistant

Niamh has works at Monteagle since June 2016. She supports children across years 5 and 6. She has a degree in fashion and textiles and she would like to train as an Art Therapist.

HEIGHT: 5’5
FAVOURITE NUMBER: 8
ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: White Rabbit
BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: The Rainbow Fish
MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE:
FUNNIEST JOKE: What is green, hairy and goes up and down? A Gooseberry in a lift!
THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: Reliability
FANTASY SUPERPOWER: Invincibility

Sannah Khan
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Sannah Khan

Teaching Assistant

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Sannah Khan

Teaching Assistant

Sannah Khan has worked at Monteagle Primary School for a few months firstly in a voluntary position and now as a member of the teaching assistant team.

HEIGHT: 5ft 8
FAVOURITE NUMBER: 8
ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: Panda
BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: Biff, Chip and Kipper
MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE: Is it your birthday?
FUNNIEST JOKE: How does a penguin build a house? Igloos it together!!
THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: Benevolence
FANTASY SUPERPOWER: Teleportation

Sue Bouchard
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Sue Bouchard

Teaching Assistant

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Sue Bouchard

Teaching Assistant

My name is Sue Bouchard
I started Monteagle Primary School in September 2016. I am a KS2 Teaching Assistant, supporting children with interventions in English, Reading and Maths and also supporting them in class with their work. I am a creative person and really enjoy art, which I try to use in the classroom. My other hobbies include reading and dancing (badly!).

HEIGHT: 5ft 4
FAVOURITE NUMBER: 6
ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: Butterfly (I know that’s an insect, but hey ho!)
BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: Charlotte’s Web
MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE: Really
FUNNIEST JOKE: What do you call a dinosaur with only one eye? Do-you-think-he-saw-us.
THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: Kindness
FANTASY SUPERPOWER: The ability to fly

Monjur Ahmed
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Monjur Ahmed

Teaching Assistant

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Monjur Ahmed

Teaching Assistant

Monjur has worked at Monteagle for nearly 2 years.

HEIGHT: 5ft 8
FAVOURITE NUMBER: 2
ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: Monkey
BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: Lion King
MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE: I don’t think so!!
FUNNIEST JOKE: Why did the banana go to the hospital? Because he wasn’t peeling well.
THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: Friendly
FANTASY SUPERPOWER: super speed

Ann Craven
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Ann Craven

Teaching Assistant

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Ann Craven

Teaching Assistant

Anne has worked at Monteagle Primary School for 8 years. She trained in a reception class voluntarily for three years to become a teaching assistant while completing her NVQ2 and NVQ3 qualifications. In September 2011 Anne became a qualified teaching assistant and has worked in year 2 for five years. She really enjoys working with children and enjoys supporting children to achieve in their learning.

 

HEIGHT:  157cm

FAVOURITE NUMBER: 5

ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: Blue Tang fish (Dory from ‘Finding Nemo’) because I’m forgetful and come out with random things sooooo… just keep swimming, swimming, swimming!

BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: All of the Ladybird books (The Elves and the Shoemaker, Rapunzel and Rumpelstiltskin etc).

MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE:

FUNNIEST JOKE: What do you get if you cross a sheep with a kangaroo? A woolly jumper!

THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: honesty.

FANTASY SUPERPOWER: The ability to time travel, so if I get something wrong the first time I can go back and change things!

Sarah Farrow
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Sarah Farrow

Teaching Assistant

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Sarah Farrow

Teaching Assistant

Sarah has worked at Monteagle for 3.5 years. She was a pupil at Monteagle and all her children also attended Monteagle. She started out as a Midday, then a cleaner and now she is a T.A. in the ARP. Who knows maybe she could be Headteacher one day!!

HEIGHT: 5ft 6
FAVOURITE NUMBER: 13
ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: Monkey
BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: Any Roald Dhal
MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE:
FUNNIEST JOKE: Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to the other side.
THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: Faith
FANTASY SUPERPOWER: Invisibility

Rajlaxmi Goswami
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Nursery Nurse

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Rajlaxmi Goswami

Nursery Nurse

Rajlaxmi has worked at Monteagle for 4 ½ years.

HEIGHT: 165cm
FAVOURITE NUMBER: 3
ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT:
BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: Gingerbread Man
MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE:
FUNNIEST JOKE:
THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: Caring/Honesty
FANTASY SUPERPOWER: To read people’s minds

Tracey Gray
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Tracey Gray

Teaching Assistant

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Tracey Gray

Teaching Assistant

Tracey has worked at Monteagle for 6 years. She enjoys being part of the team and finds her job very rewarding. Tracey has high expectations for all pupils and will always support them to achieve their goals.

HEIGHT: 162cm

FAVOURITE NUMBER: 24

ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: Lioness (strong, loyal and caring)

BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: Chronicles of Narnia

MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE: Is it Friday yet!

FUNNIEST JOKE: Why can’t you let Elsa hold your balloon? -She will let it go!

THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: Honesty

FANTASY SUPERPOWER: Mind reader

Linda Gray
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Linda Gray

Teaching Assistant

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Linda Gray

Teaching Assistant

Linda has worked at Monteagle Primary School for 17 years. She has undertaken 1 to 1 with many children over the years and she is now a TA.

HEIGHT: 5’6”
FAVOURITE NUMBER: 2
ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: Hyena
BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: Jungle Book
MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE: Is it lunchtime yet?
FUNNIEST JOKE: Why to cows have bells? Because their horns don’t work
THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: Honesty
FANTASY SUPERPOWER: To be invisible

Sonia Gunning
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Sonia Gunning

Teaching Assistant

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Sonia Gunning

Teaching Assistant

Sonia has worked at Monteagle Primary School for 5 years.

HEIGHT: 5ft 1
FAVOURITE NUMBER: 5
ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: Swan
BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: Going on a Bear Hunt
MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE: You can do it
FUNNIEST JOKE: What do you call a man in a pool with no arms or legs? Bob
THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: Honesty
FANTASY SUPERPOWER: Be in two places at once

Lisa Higgins
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Lisa Higgins

Teaching Assistant

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Lisa Higgins

Teaching Assistant

Lisa has been working at Monteagle Primary School for 16 years. Outside of school she is a busy mum to 7 children and she enjoys having days out with them when she has some free time.

HEIGHT: 5ft 10
FAVOURITE NUMBER: 7
ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: Kitten
BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: The Hungry Caterpillar
MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE: Please
FUNNIEST JOKE: How do you know when its raining cats and dogs? When you step in a poodle!!
THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: Honesty
FANTASY SUPERPOWER: To make pupils freeze

Gill House
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Gill House

Teaching Assistant

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Gill House

Teaching Assistant

Gill is a TA with the Behaviour Team. She was born in Barking and grew up in Dagenham. She has worked in education in Barking and Dagenham for 16 years (including 9 years at secondary level). Well known for having a cheery disposition and great patience, her greatest passion is for each child to have a happy and fulfilling experience of school life. Do your best to be the best is her advice for each child working towards a bright and shining future.

HEIGHT: Pint size
FAVOURITE NUMBER: 27
ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: Hyena – we both laugh a lot
BEST LOVED CHILDRENS BOOK: Any book that involves animals
MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRSE: Aw bless
FUNNIEST JOKE: What kind of tree can you fit in your hand? A palm tree
THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: Fairness /loyalty
FANTASTY SUPERPOWER: The power to freeze – to cool down heated situations!

Dawn Lambert
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Dawn Lambert

Teaching Assistant

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Dawn Lambert

Teaching Assistant

Dawn has worked at Monteagle for 7 years. She started working as a midday and trained as a T.A. two years later. She enjoys fund raising for the school and is the secretary of The Friends of Monteagle. Dawn loves working within a team and would do all she can to ensure students reach their goals.

HEIGHT: 5ft 1
FAVOURITE NUMBER: 11
ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: Armadillo (tough on the outside but soft on the inside)
BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: Cinderella
MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE: Is it Friday yet?
FUNNIEST JOKE: Teacher – Please name 2 pronouns
Student – Who? Me?
Teacher – Correct

THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: Honesty
FANTASY SUPERPOWER: To be cloned many times

Karen Latchford
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Karen Latchford

Teaching Assistant

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Karen Latchford

Teaching Assistant

Karen has been working in child care for twenty years. She worked voluntary for three years in a pre-school, then as a midday assistant for two years and was offered a role as a teaching assistant. She continued in this role for six years until leaving for Australia. In 2009 Karen returned to live in the UK and in 2010 she was employed as a teaching assistant and continues to work in this role.

HEIGHT: 5’4
FAVOURITE NUMBER: 7
ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: Tiger (beautiful on outside with a warm hear for protection of the young with a powerful strength to stand up when it is needed)
BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE: You can do it
FUNNIEST JOKE:
THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: Honesty
FANTASY SUPERPOWER: to be able to listen to peoples thoughts

Sara Lett
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Nursery Nurse

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Sara Lett

Nursery Nurse

Sara has worked at Monteagle in the Nursery for 19 Years!!!

HEIGHT: 5’6 inches
FAVOURITE NUMBER: 5
ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: Cat
BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: 101 Dalmatians and Black Beauty
MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORK OR PHRASE: ‘Seriously’
FUNNIEST JOKE: Man walks into bar….ouch!
THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: Honesty
FANTASY SUPERPOWER: To fly (I could then avoid all the traffic on the A13 each day)

Paula Mahoney
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Paula Mahoney

Teaching Assistant

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Paula Mahoney

Teaching Assistant

Paula has worked at Monteagle for 5 years.
Paula enjoys working with children on a one to one basis. Supporting them emotional, mentally as well as helping them achieve progress within their learning.
I enjoy working at Monteagle Primary School and being part of the amazing team.

HEIGHT: 5ft. 5
FAVOURITE NUMBER: 11
ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: Koala Bear cute and cuddly.
BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: The Fox and the Hound.
MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE: It’s party time!
FUNNIEST JOKE: What do you call a man with a spade on his head?…Dug
THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: Honesty as we all make mistakes but it’s how we change it that counts.

FANTASY SUPERPOWER: To be invisible and see the past, present and future.

Enakhe Ogumah
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Enakhe Ogumah

Teaching Assistant

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Enakhe Ogumah

Teaching Assistant

Enake has worked at Monteagle for 2 years.
He started working at Monteagle because he wanted to be a teacher. He wanted to educate and be responsible for helping the next generation on their first educational steps to world domination.

HEIGHT: 158 cm
FAVOURITE NUMBER: 7
ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: Tiger
BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: The Tiger who came to Tea
MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE: Everything happens for a reason, life is for living so live it well.
FUNNIEST JOKE: What do you call a popstar with a biscuit on his head? Lionel rich tea!
THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: Honesty, caring and understanding.
FANTASY SUPERPOWER: To be invisible

Sam Rump
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Sam Rump

Teaching Assistant

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Sam Rump

Teaching Assistant

Sam has worked at Monteagle for seven years. She started working through a work placement while studying for a level 2 in child care and education. After completing this she was taken on as a reception year T.A. During her seven years she has mainly worked within the EYFS as a T.A and supporting children with special needs. Whilst working at Monteagle she has continued to study and completed her level 3 in supporting teaching and learning and a level 4 in early years practice.

HEIGHT: 5’ 3
FAVOURITE NUMBER: 15
ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: Tiger
BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: We’re going on a bear hunt
MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE: Lets do this
FUNNIEST JOKE: why did the boy eat his homework? Because the teacher said it was a piece of cake.
THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: Fairness
FANTASY SUPERPOWER: To be able to be in two places at once

Lorraine Rump
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Lorraine Rump

Teaching Assistant

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Lorraine Rump

Teaching Assistant

Lorraine has worked at Monteagle Primary school for 22 years.  She started as a volunteer reading in class, she then worked as a midday for a few years before starting 1 to 1 in the Nursery as an S.S.A. Whilst working at Monteagle Lorraine has completed her level 3 as a specialist teaching assistant and also completed a TEACCH course.  Lorraine has supported in all years groups across the school.  Lorraine enjoys knitting and helps to run a knitting club and she is also part of the Friend of Monteagle which helps to raise money for the school through various events.

 

HEIGHT: 5ft 2

FAVOURITE NUMBER: 12

ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: Dog (Loyal and friendly)

BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: Going on a Bear Hunt

MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE: Is it Friday yet?

FUNNIEST JOKE: Will you remember me tomorrow, next week, next year? Yes………Knock Knock, who’s there?  See you have forgotten me already!

THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS:  Fairness

FANTASY SUPERPOWER: To see everything.

Louise Steadman
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Louise Steadman

Teaching Assistant

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Louise Steadman

Teaching Assistant

Louise grew up in Barking and Dagenham. She started working at Monteagle Primary School as a midday assistant and volunteering as a reader with the children. She has undertaken level 2 Community Sports Leader and most recently trained as a teaching assistant. She has worked at Monteagle for 16 years.

HEIGHT: 5ft 2
FAVOURITE NUMBER: 7
ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: Hyena – always laughing
BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: Charlotte’s Web
MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE: 4 on the floor
FUNNIEST JOKE: Teacher: “Be sure you go straight home”. Student: “I can’t I live just round the corner!”
THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: Honesty
FANTASY SUPERPOWER: To read minds

Val Sweetman
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Teaching Assistant

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Val Sweetman

Teaching Assistant

Val has worked in Monteagle for 16 Years. She started working in K.S.2 as a volunteer. She went on to become a SSA working in KS2 and eventually become a TA in Reception.
Then went on to work with nurture groups across the school. Val is very caring and understanding towards the children. She always seems to be able to cheer you up when you’re having a bad day and this is down to her nature and good sense of humour.

HEIGHT: 167cm
FAVOURITE NUMBER: 5
ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: Tiger (Tigger)
BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: Children’s Book of Treasury (Spike Milligan)
MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE: Fabulous
FUNNIEST JOKE: What do bees use to comb their hair? Honeycomb
THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: Humanity
FANTASY SUPERPOWER: Move back and forth in time.

Pat Ward
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Teaching Assistant

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Pat Ward

Teaching Assistant

Pat started at Monteagle as a midday and now works in the ARP as a teaching assistant. She really enjoys this as it’s a rewarding job.

HEIGHT: 162 cm
FAVOURITE NUMBER:11
ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: Dog
BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: Any book by Roald Dahl
MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE: Is is Friday yet?
FUNNIEST JOKE: Why are pirates called pirates? Because they ARHHHH!
THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: Honesty
FANTASY SUPERPOWER: To be invisible

Terri Willis
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Terri Willis

Teaching Assistant

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Terri Willis

Teaching Assistant

Terri started at Monteagle as a Midday Assistant. She studied and passed her Teaching Assistant courses, and now works in the ARP. She really enjoys and gets satisfaction from teaching the children.

HEIGHT: 158 cm
FAVOURITE NUMBER: 7
ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: Tiger
BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: The Tiger who came to Tea
MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE: Everything happens for a reason, life is for living so live it well.
FUNNIEST JOKE: What do you call a popstar with a biscuit on his head? Lionel rich tea!
THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: Honesty, caring and understanding.
FANTASY SUPERPOWER: To be invisible

Kenny Thomas
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Kenny Thomas

Teaching Assistant

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Kenny Thomas

Teaching Assistant

Mr Thomas has worked at Monteagle for a few years.  He has 4 wonderful children who all attended Monteagle school which he also attended many years ago

 

HEIGHT:  5ft 10

FAVOURITE NUMBER: 14

ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT Lion

BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: James and the Giant Peach

MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE: Keep Smiling

FUNNIEST JOKE: What do you call a deer with no eyes? No idea…(No eye deer)

What do you call a deer with no eyes that is not moving? Still no idea…(Still no eye deer)

THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: Honesty

FANTASY SUPERPOWER: To spread Joy to everyone

Support Staff

Dawn Baker
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Senior Administrator: Human Resources

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Dawn Baker

Senior Administrator: Human Resources

Dawn has worked at Monteagle for 9 years. She has worked in the schools wonderful library since she started and is always there to help the children choose books. Dawn also assists the school business manager with Human resources. Dawn loves to burst into song anytime any place anywhere. Dawn is a people’s person who enjoys socialising and working in groups and always willing to help anyone.

 

HEIGHT: 5 feet nothing!! Boo Hoo

FAVOURITE NUMBER: 9

ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: MEERKAT

BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: I don’t want to go to bed by Julia Sykes.

MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE: Allllriiiiighty then!

FUNNIEST JOKE: Q: Why can’t you give Elsa a balloon? A: Because she will Let it go.

THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: Honesty

FANTASY SUPERPOWER: To be invisible

Joanne Donnelly
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Joanne Donnelly

Senior Administrator: Attendance

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Joanne Donnelly

Senior Administrator: Attendance

Jo has worked as the School’s Attendance Officer for 5 ½ years. When she came to Monteagle she was training to be an accountant (yawn, yawn). She really didn’t imagine herself working in a school, but loves it. Jo thinks the staff are great and feels there is a real team effort to ensure all children receive the best education possible in a safe and happy environment. As for the children, she thinks they’re simply amazing!

Height 169cm
Number: 3
Animal: Donkey (in Shrek)
Book: Iggie’s House by Judy Blume
Phase: Why are you late??!! lol
Favourite joke: What are two robbers called? A pair of nickers!!
Virtue: Integrity
Superpower: Time Travel (I’m thinking ‘Back to the Future’)

Nicola Jose
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Nicola Jose

Parent Support Advisor

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Nicola Jose

Parent Support Advisor

Nicky has worked at Monteagle for the last 7 years. Before that she worked as an accounts manager, but decided that she would like to do something that she enjoyed. So when her children went to school full time she went back to college and then to university to get a BSC in Psychology. Nicky is a great believer in learning and the idiom that it is never too late to learn. Nicky also has a great interest in mental health and has worked voluntary for MIND. She believes passionately that that mental health is an issue that affects most people at some point in their life and should be openly spoken about in order to take away the stigma surrounding it. Nicky loves working at Monteagle as she gets to help people and sometimes they even buy her chocolates!

HEIGHT: 172 cm
FAVOURITE NUMBER: 28
ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: Dorie from Nemo………………..Dorie from Nemo……………..
BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: Telephone Ted by Joan Stimson
MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE: Has anyone seen my keys?
FUNNIEST JOKE: The first time I met my wife, I knew she was a keeper. She was wearing massive gloves.
THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: Integrity
FANTASY SUPERPOWER: To be in two places at one

Gary McCarthy
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Gary McCarthy

Site Manager

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Gary McCarthy

Site Manager

Gary was born in Barking and left Eastbury Comprehensive School in 1976. He worked in the building trade for 17 years acquiring various skills such as plumbing and heating, including attaining a qualification in Gas Safety. Gary joined Monteagle in April 1993. He strives to make Monteagle a safe and happy environment for all the children.
HEIGHT: 168 cm
FAVOURITE NUMBER: 18
ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: Beaver
BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: Treasure Island
MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE: No problem
FUNNIEST JOKE: A centipede was asked to come out and play outside by his best friend. After a short while his friend asked him to hurry up as he was waiting for him. Again a short period passed and the friend asked him to hurry again, the centipede did not appear. After half an hour the friend was getting frustrated and shouted “WILL YOU HURRY UP!” what are you doing in there? The Centipede replied “stop being so impatient I’m just putting my boots on”
THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: Integrity
FANTASY SUPERPOWER: Time Travel

 

Amy McHutcheon
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Amy McHutcheon

Administrator

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Amy McHutcheon

Administrator

Amy has worked at Monteagle Primary School for 4 years.  Previously she worked in retail.  Amy has a passion for the children and cares greatly about their education and welfare.  She believes all children have the potential to be whatever they want to be with the right start in early education and she is proud to be part of this team.

HEIGHT: 160cm

FAVOURITE NUMBER: 7

ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: Tiger

BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: Harry potter

MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE: good morning Monteagle primary school

FUNNIEST JOKE: what do you call a happy penguin? A peng-grin

THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS:  Loyalty

FANTASY SUPERPOWER: Telepathy

Tulen Nevzat
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Tulen Nevzat

Office Manager

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Tulen Nevzat

Office Manager

Tulen has worked at Monteagle for 9 years. She started out working as a volunteer in the office collecting the dinner monies. During her time at Monteagle she has undertaken a BA honours degree in facilitating learning and development. She is now the Office Manager.

HEIGHT: 5ft 5
FAVOURITE NUMBER: 10
ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: Lioness
BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: The BFG
MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE: It is what it is
FUNNIEST JOKE: Why did the M &M go to school? He wanted to be a smartie
THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: Truthfulness
FANTASY SUPERPOWER: Be able to read people’s minds.

Karen Seaman
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Karen Seaman

Senior Administrator: SLT Support

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Karen Seaman

Senior Administrator: SLT Support

Karen has worked at Monteagle for 13 years.  She started working in the library, she went on to become a midday, then a member of the office staff and eventually became the School Business Manager.  She is very happy to be part of a team that ensures the children have the best possible start in education to fulfil their potential in later life.

HEIGHT: 162.5 cm
FAVOURITE NUMBER: 13
ANIMAL I MOST REPRESENT: Panda (warm, soft and cuddly)
BEST LOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORD OR PHRASE: I’ll do it
FUNNIEST JOKE: What’s pink and fluffy? – Pink fluff
THE CHARACTER VIRTUE I MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHERS: Honesty
FANTASY SUPERPOWER: To move from one place to another in the blink of an eye