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Mr A Brown, Head Teacher, Governor and Designated Safeguarding Lead.

I was absolutely delighted to be appointed Head Teacher at Southrop School in early 2009.

My teaching career began after many years in industry – I managed large construction projects for an international energy utility for some 20 years.  After a period of voluntary work in a special school, however, I decided to re-train as a teacher.

In 2004 I joined Southrop School as the Junior Class Teacher and still teach some of the time in both classes. As well as my teaching days, and being Head Teacher, I have responsibility for Maths, PE, R.E., Worship, Equal Opportunities, Looked After Children, Educational Visits and Child Protection throughout the School. The small size of our school enables me to get to know all the children and their families really well, and I enjoy catching up with parents at the beginning and end of the school day.
   
I live with my wife and daughter in Cricklade where we look after various pets. My wife and I are both active members of St John’s Church in Swindon.

Mrs J McLellan, Junior Class Teacher.

I teach the Junior Class. I trained as a teacher after having my own family and before that worked in IT. My particular focus with the class is Art, D&T and the Humanities and the children have produced some wonderful artwork.

Southrop School has a very special character and I feel very lucky to be working here.  In any spare time I enjoy getting out on my bike into the countryside or down to my new allotment.

Miss M Davies, Infant Class Teacher & Deputy Safeguarding Lead.

From a very early age I always knew I wanted to work with children.  After finishing my degree, I got my first teaching position in a small school as the infant teacher.  After many years I have come full circle and I am back where I belong, Infants.

I love working in small schools, life is busy but you always feel part of the team.  I am responsible for Science, Music and PSHCE in the school and obviously ensuring the children in Foundation Stage and Key Stage one are being provided with a fun and inspirational learning environment.
 
I am a mummy to 2 children, and we have Monty, the lab, Boris, the wandering cat, Orange and Nemo, the fish, and the newest addition, United Genius, the Guinea Pig.  I am on the committee for our local playgroup, help with my children's school PTA and run our church's Sunday school.

Mrs C Brickley, Special Educational Needs Coordinator and Staff Governor.

I joined Southrop School in September 2008 as the SENCo and part-time SEN teacher. I now also teach French to the Upper Juniors. I have lived in Southrop with my husband Peter since 2007 and have two grown-up daughters. Our two retrievers are to be seen out with us come rain or shine, enjoying the local walks and usually more muddy than golden!

I have previously taught in Leicestershire and Buckinghamshire but by far prefer this wonderful part of the world! I really enjoy being a part of the local community, playing in the ladies' skittles team, singing in the Church choir when it gets together at Christmas and Easter, and participating in productions staged by the Leach Valley Players at the Village Hall. I also enjoy gardening and strive to be self-sufficient in vegetables for at least part of the year.

It is a privilege to be on the Governing Body of Southrop School and to be given the opportunity to be involved in the growth and development of this very special small rural School.

Mrs H Woodhams, Teaching Assistant.

I was delighted to join Southrop Primary School in November 2010 as a Teaching Assistant, helping in the Infant Class and now the Junior Class. I have been a Teaching Assistant for over 15 years and have always worked with Key Stage One and Reception children, which I thoroughly enjoy. I became a Higher Level Teaching Assistant in 2006 and completed my Early Years Foundation Degree through the Open University in 2008.

My home is in Highworth where I have lived for 13 years, and I have three grown up daughters, a granddaughter and a grandson. Outside school, I enjoy cooking and cross-stitching, as well as scrapbooking family photographs. I also have an interest in music and enjoy playing the piano.

Mrs S Bowers, Infant Class Teaching Assistant.

I live in Kempsford with my two boys. I worked at the nursery my sons attended (saving on childcare and petrol!) for 5 years and gained the NVQ Level III in Early Years and Education during this time. I took up the post of Teaching Assistant at Southrop in 2001, and have worked in both the Junior and Infant classes. I have taken the Higher Level Teaching Assistant certificate and have completed the Forest School Leaders course.

I take specific care of the Reception pupils when they first join Southrop - there is never a dull moment and it is always thoroughly enjoyable!

Mrs P Mayhew-Simpson, Teaching Assistant and Supply Teacher.

I joined the school in 2015. I work with the junior class and as I am a qualified teacher I occasionally teach when Mrs McLellan is unavailable.

Mr P. Robinson, Teaching Assistant.

Having retired from working in Children's Services in a neighbouring county I was delighted to join the school as a teaching assistant in 2015. I work part time to support a specific child with special needs.

Miss L Carpenter, After School Club Playleader.

I have been with the school for several years and currently supervise the children after school on three days a week. I also have a child at the school.

Mrs C Simmons, School Administrator.

I work in the office every morning dealing with many aspects of administration. I have been with the school for a number of years. Both of my children attended the school when they were younger.

Mrs K Wilkins, Midday Supervisor.

I joined the staff several years ago when I had three children at the school. The oldest two have moved to secondary school now bur as well as working at the school I am involved with the PTA Committee.