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
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
Class Teacher of Oak B Class, Year 4
Subject Leader for Mathematics and RE & Worship
I joined Little Waltham in 2011 and became Deputy Headteacher in 2012. 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.
Miss Louise Binks
Class Teacher of Willow Class, Year 6
Subject Leader for Music
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 Tracy Edwards
Class Teacher of Chestnut Class, Year 1 (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. I have been fortunate to have worked closely with many dedicated staff and wonderful children and am now enjoying teaching in Key Stage 2 as part of a job share.
Mrs Glenda Finch
Class Teacher of Chestnut Class, Year 1 (Thursday-Friday)
Special Needs Co-Ordinator
I graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 1988 with a B.Ed (Hons) and have taught across the whole primary age range in Havering and Essex schools. I completed the National Award for SEN Coordination in 2010.
My role at Little Waltham is a great opportunity for me to combine my love of class teaching with working as the SENCo across the school, coordinating the provision for pupils with special educational needs or disabilities.
Mrs Angela Carvey
Class Teacher of Oak C Class, Year 4
Subject Leader for Art and Design Technology. Wellbeing Champion
So far, during my time at Little Waltham, 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.
Miss Georgina Smith
Class Teacher of Elm 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 third year at Little Waltham and I continue to enjoy teaching Year 2.
Mr Simon Tilsley
Class Teacher of Maple Class, Year 3
Subject Leader for English
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. 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.
Miss Caroline Willsmer
Class Teacher of Sycamore Class, Year 5
Subject Leader for Healthy Schools, PSHE and Science. Head of 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.