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                                    Meet the EYFS Team 



Mrs H Pinnington EYFS leader

Qualifications/ Training : (Qualified Teacher Status, BA hons, PGCE, Early Years Professional Status, Pediatric First Aid):  


Mrs Pinnington is the Early Years phase leader. She has responsibility for teaching and learning across the EYFS. She has a range of experience of teaching in many Reception & Nursery classes. She previously worked as a Children Centre teacher and part of the Hampshire Early Years advisory team.  She brings lots of specialist EYFS knowledge and experience to the role. She is very passionate about early years pedagogy.

Miss L Boatwright:  Reception Class teacher

Qualifications/ training: (Qualified teacher status, Pediatric first aid)

Miss Boatwright has been teaching in EYFS for 6yrs +. She has taught both Reception and Nursery.  She has lots of experience and is developing specialist knowledge of EYFS through her clear passion for this area of teaching.

Mrs L Stock Class Reception Class teacher

Qualifications/ training:  (Qualified teacher status, Pediatric First aid)

Mrs Stock has spent 6yrs + teaching Reception. Mrs Stock is really enjoys teaching in EYFS .Prior to qualifying as a teacher, she gained experience in early years working in a Montessori Nursery and as a Nanny.  

Mrs L Sparks:  Reception Teaching assistant

Qualifications/ training: Qualified teacher status, EYFS teaching diploma, Psychology Degree with Child Development. 

Mrs Sparks is a reception class teaching assistant.  She is a qualified teacher. She also brings many years of experience working within EYFS. She has supported children in both Reception and Nursery classes.

Mrs T PercivalReception class teaching assistant.  

Qualifications/ training:  Pediatric first aid

Tricia has been working predominantly with Reception for a number of years and is very experienced in early years pedagogy.  In her spare time Tricia also leads a Rainbows group.

Zsuzsanna Somheghi- Learning support assistant. 

Qualifications / training: Qualified teacher, Pediatric First Aid

Zsuzsanna has worked to support a range of different SEN needs within the school. She has also worked as a preschool practitioner before joining the school team.

Miss E Collins: Learning support assistant

Qualifications/ training:  NVQ Level 3, Pediatric first aid

Emma has also worked with the Nursery team before joining the school in her current role.  She has a good knowledge of MAKATON and practical strategies to support children with communication.

Sharon Bicheno- Learning support assistant.

Qualifications/ training: NVQ 3

Sharon has been working as an LSA within the school for the past 3 years. This year she has joined the EYFS team as a 1:1 support assistant. She also works in the breakfast and afterschool club.

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