Employees of Little Waltham Primary School belong to one of the following staff groups and they all work together as one team to ensure that our pupils receive the best provision possible.
Mrs Elizabeth Maycock, Headteacher
Subject Leader for Assessment, Gifted & Talented and RE & Worship
I have thoroughly enjoyed my role as Headteacher at Little Waltham School and found it to be most rewarding. My early career was in banking where I spent a number of years working in the money markets; during this time I also obtained an HNC in Business Studies. I began my teaching career as a ‘mature’ student at St John’s CE Primary School in Danbury having obtained my degree with the Open University whilst my children were young. Since qualifying, I have taught every year group and enjoyed them all. I was Deputy Head at Great Waltham School prior to taking up my Headship at Little Waltham and was responsible for leading in Mathematics and ICT.
Mrs Ruth Baker, Deputy Headteacher
Subject Leader for Mathematics and RE & Worship
This is my sixth year at Little Waltham and my fifth year as Deputy Headteacher. It is a pleasure working with such a supportive and good humoured team! Having graduated from the University of Wales, with a BSc in Psychology I studied for my Post Graduate Certificate in Education with the Essex Schools Consortium in Initial Teacher Training. I have taught across both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 and in schools with children from a variety of social backgrounds. I have had positions of responsibility including SENCo. I am responsible for leading a subject leader group which includes Mathematics, Science, Computing, PSHE and RE & Worship.
Mrs Sophia Wells
Class Teacher of Ash Class, Reception
Subject Leader for Early Years and Science
I am thrilled to be the Foundation Stage teacher at Little Waltham. I am looking forward to another year of lots of new learning and fun adventures. I graduated from Canterbury Christ Church University in 2012 with a first class BA (Hons) degree in Primary Education, during which I taught in a variety of schools across Essex, Kent and the USA. I am now entering my fourth year of teaching having previously taught across Key Stage 1 and Foundation Stage in a large infant school in Chelmsford. This year I am leading EYFS, PSHE and Healthy Schools.
Mrs Charlotte Watson
Class Teacher of Chestnut Class, Year 1
Subject Leader for Computing
Biography to follow shortly
Miss Georgina Smith
Class Teacher of Elm S Class, Year 2
Subject Leader for PE
I graduated from the University of Greenwich in 2015 with a BA (Hons) Degree in Primary Education. During this time, I taught in a range of schools across South-East London. Previously I spent four years teaching a mixed Year 5 and 6 class at a school where I was also Subject Leader for Geography and completed a Maths Leadership Course. This is my fifth year of teaching but my first year at Little Waltham and I am very excited for the fun and challenges that teaching Year 2 will bring.
Mr Simon Tilsley
Class Teacher of Elm T Class, Year 2
Subject Leader for English
Senior Teacher and Key Stage 1 Phase Leader
Having graduated from Wolverhampton University with a BA (Hons) degree in Hospitality Management I worked for Essex County Council in residential care for six years. I completed a PGCE in primary education in 2005 and have been teaching for eleven years. I have mainly taught foundation stage, year one and year two. My favourite subjects are art and literacy. When I am not teaching I spend my time cycling and walking my energetic dogs.
Mrs Tracy Edwards
Class Teacher of Maple Class, Year 3 (Monday-Wednesday)
Subject Leader for Geography and History
I hold a BA (Hons) with Primary Education and a specialism in History. After completing my teacher training at Chichester University in 2000, I then spent five years teaching in an infant school in Witham before moving to Little Waltham. I have taught across both Key Stage 1 and the Foundation Stage and have thoroughly enjoyed teaching all year groups. This is my eleventh year at Little Waltham and I have been fortunate to have worked closely with many dedicated staff and wonderful children. I have just returned to teaching after having a little girl and am now enjoying teaching in Key Stage 2 as part of a job share.
Mrs Julia Heminsley-Taylor
Class Teacher of Maple Class, Year 3 (Thursday-Friday)
Subject Leader for Geography, History and Mathematics
I hold a BA (Hons) in Primary Education gained at Anglia Ruskin University. My first eight years in teaching was spent at another school in Chelmsford where I taught all across Key Stage 2 and was the Maths Subject Leader. I am very happy to be teaching at Little Waltham as part of a job-share and hold closely the school’s ethos and values.
Miss Angela Peck
Class Teacher of Oak Class, Year 4
Subject Leader for Art and DT
This is my fifth year of teaching at Little Waltham, where I have been fortunate to work with so many fantastic children and committed staff. I completed my Post Graduate Certificate in Education at Canterbury Christ Church University, after a BA (Hons) Degree in Fine and Applied Arts and English Language and Communication. This year I am leading Art and PE and coordinating the School Council.
Miss Caroline Willsmer
Class Teacher of Sycamore Class, Year 5
Subject Leader for Healthy Schools, PSHE and School Council
I gained a degree in Art History from the University of Essex and then spent a further year studying at the Courtauld Institute of Art, gaining an MA qualification. After graduating I completed a SCITT teacher training course and then spent 6 years teaching at a school in Wickford. I have spent my career so far working across Key Stage 2 and I thoroughly my job as a teacher. I am really excited to be joining the teaching team at Little Waltham and look forward to becoming part of the school community.
Miss Louise Binks
Class Teacher of Willow Class, Year 6
Subject Leader for Music
I have just entered my first year of teaching. I completed a BMus (Hons) Music Degree, which included the modules Music Performance focussing on the harp, Music Education and Music Health & Wellbeing. I then went on to study a Post Graduate Certificate of Education at Canterbury Christ Church University. During my studies I experienced teaching in a variety of schools in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 year groups. I also completed the enhanced study of Special Educational Needs and whilst studying this I had the opportunity to have a placement at a Special School. All of these experiences have enabled me to work with children with a variety of social backgrounds and needs, which I have thoroughly enjoyed.