Staff

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 and Gifted & Talented

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

Member of Subject Group A: Computing, English, Mathematics, RE & Worship and Science 
Subject Leader for Mathematics and RE & Worship
Class Teacher of Elm Class, Year 2

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.

Teaching Staff

Miss Sophia Chivers

Member of Subject Group B: Art, DT, Geography, History, Music, PE and PSHE & Healthy Schools
Subject Leader for PSHE & Healthy Schools
Class Teacher of Ash Class, Reception

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.


Mr Simon Tilsley

Member of Subject Group A: Computing, English, Mathematics, RE & Worship and Science
Subject Leader for English
Class Teacher of Chestnut Class, Year 1

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 Debbie Welch

Class Teacher of Elm Class (Monday), Year 2

Mrs Tracy Edwards

Member of Subject Group B: Art, DT, Geography, History, Music, PE and PSHE & Healthy Schools
Subject Leader for Geography, History and Music
Class Teacher of Maple Class (Monday-Wednesday), Year 3

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

Member of Subject Group B: Art, DT, Geography, History, Music, PE and PSHE & Healthy Schools
Subject Leader for Geography, History and Music
Class Teacher of Maple Class (Thursday-Friday), Year 3

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

Leader of Subject Group B: Art, DT, Geography, History, Music, PE and PSHE & Healthy Schools
Subject Leader for Art, DT and PE
Class Teacher of Oak Class, Year 4

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 Louise Binks

Member of Subject Group B: Art, DT, Geography, History, Music, PE and PSHE & Healthy Schools
Class Teacher of Sycamore Class, Year 5

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.


Mrs Louise McCabe

Leader of Subject Group A: Computing, English, Mathematics, RE & Worship and Science
Subject Leader for Computing and Science
Class Teacher of Willow Class, Year 6

Now entering my fifth year of teaching, this is my third at Little Waltham. After graduating with a first class degree in Illustration from DeMontfort University I studied for a PGCE at the University of East Anglia. I have worked with both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, always teaching mixed year groups. This year I am subject leader for Science and Computing.

Interim & Peripatetic Staff

Mrs Charlotte Aries

Special Needs Co-ordinator

Mr Guiseppe Calabro

Peripatetic Guitar Teacher

Mr Rory Duncan

Peripatetic Keyboard Teacher

Mr Neil Hawes

Swimming Teacher

Mrs Teresa Barwick

Swimming Assistant

Mr John Trew

ICT Technician

Learning Support Assistants

Mrs Joanna Young

Senior Learning Support Assistant and Learning Support Assistant for Willow Class

Mrs Mandy Power

SENCO Support Assistant

Mrs Nicola Ayris

Learning Support Assistant for Elm Class

Mrs Diane Draper

Learning Support Assistant for Ash Class

Miss Samantha Rich

Learning Support Assistant for Oak Class and Willow Class

Mrs Amanda Penn

Learning Support Assistant for Elm Class

Mrs Karen Clements

Learning Support Assistant for Chestnut Class

Mrs Judy Hector

Learning Support Assistant for Oak Class and Sycamore Class

Mrs Julia McGuigan

Learning Support Assistant for Ash Class

Administration

Mrs Gillian Polhill

School Business Manager

Mrs Kathryn Low

Finance Assistant

Mrs Lisa Bateman

Receptionist

Mr Geoff Slide

Clerk to the Governing Body

Premises

Mr Alan Donoghue

Caretaker

Kitchen Staff

Mrs Carla Ling

Cook

Mrs Sasha Fergus

Kitchen Assistant

Miss Danielle Poulton

Kitchen Assistant

Midday Assistants

Mrs Amanda Penn

Supervisor of Midday Assistants

Mrs Mandy Power

Supervisor of Midday Assistants

Mrs Claire Bennet-White

Midday Assistant

Mrs Natasha Hendry

Midday Assistant

Mrs Kelly-Ann Hernaman

Midday Assistant

Mrs Yveta Hudekova

Midday Assistant

Mrs Tonia Knight

Midday Assistant

Mrs Gemma Old

Midday Assistant

Mrs Rachael Runnacles

Midday Assistant

Mrs Rachael Toublic

Midday Assistant

Enrichment Activities Instructors

Madame Kate Millner

French

Mrs Joanna Young

Singing & Music

Premier Sport

Dance & Sports