Designated Safeguard Lead
Learning & Teaching
Educational Visits Leader
I began my teaching career in a large Junior School in Slough where I spent the first five and half years of my teaching career. From there I moved to a Lower School as a Deputy Headteacher in Central Bedfordshire where I worked for 8 years followed by my first headship at Bozeat Primary from January 2015 where I have enjoyed getting to know the families, governors, staff and most importantly, our amazing children.
I love coming into work every day; no day is ever the same and I work alongside some amazing colleagues who all work so hard to give the children the most amazing opportunities.
Fascinating Fact: Used to play pool for a county team.
Responsibility for attendance
As School Administrator I am part of the very busy office team and generally the first point of contact for parents and visitors alike whether it be on the telephone, face to face or email. I have many tasks to complete including attendance information, club bookings, trip payments and the weekly Bulletin to name but a few. In a previous life I trained as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) which means that, from time to time, I am also lucky enough to work with the children too.
I started my career in the Education sector working for a Central Government Quango, before moving across to work for 3 different Local Authorities supporting schools on capital funding and asset management development.
I started at Bozeat in 2014 to take on a role that enabled me to spend more time with my children whilst continuing to work in Education. There is never a dull moment working in Bozeat Primary School and every day is completely different providing a new set of challenges. We have an enthusiastic and talented team of staff which makes Bozeat a positive, supportive and most importantly fun place to be.
Fascinating Fact: I have been granted the Freedom of the City of York.
Key Stage 2 Leader
SENDCo & Inclusion
Science Subject Leader
My journey into teaching began as a teaching assistant, my role progressed to a Nursery Nurse. It was from there I realised my favourite place on the planet (apart from being at home) was in the classroom. I completed my teaching degree while working as an unqualified teacher. I remained in my last school for 11 yrs before joining Bozeat Community School in 2015.
Teaching brings satisfaction that words cannot describe. Each year, every class, every child bring their own unique treads for the year. I encourage the children to question and believe if you can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach them to learn by creating curiosity they will continue the learning process as long as they live. As a teacher I don’t just teach the children to read and write, I teach them to question what they read and write. I teach them to question everything.
Responsibility: SENCo, Key Stage 2 Leader and Science subject Leader
Fascinating Fact: I have an enthralment with all things equine and fowl but have a deep fear of fish!
Newly Qualified Teacher
This is my first year as a qualified teacher. I began my career in education as a Teaching Assistant in a Junior school, also in Northamptonshire. After two years in this role, I knew I wanted to progress to become a Teacher and began my training year; during that time, I was lucky enough to train at Bozeat and be offered a teaching job within the school!
I enjoy coming to work every single day and hearing the stories my class have to share. I am lucky enough to work with a fantastic, supportive group of colleagues and have found the school community to be so welcoming. The staff and children make every day enjoyable.
Fascinating Fact: As my class know, I am a huge fan of Harry Potter and Disney and like to sing Disney songs at the top of voice, when no one else is around! If I could do another job, I would love to be a Disney princess!
I am a recently qualified teacher who trained to teach in schools in Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire. I am now the teacher in Tigers class in Key Stage 2. I went to university to study English and enjoy teaching this, as well as Science!
I love supporting the children I teach to reach their full potential and not to shy away from a challenge.
Outside of school, I like to hunt for vintage and antique treasures as well as learning to ballroom dance!
Subject Lead: Joint Science Lead
Responsibility: Anti-bullying committee
Fascinating Fact: I have a fluffy, black and white cat called Talluah
Key Stage 1 Leader
Computing Subject Leader
Deputy Designated Safeguard Lead
Before teaching I was a nursery nurse who worked with toddles aged 18 months to 3 years old. Following that I started my teacher career in 2012 in central Bedfordshire in a lower school teaching early years and year 1. From there I moved to Bozeat where I am now in my third year. What I have loved most about my time so far is getting to know the families and seeing the children moving through the school and growing up.
Responsibilities: Key Stage 1 Leader, Maths and Computing Lead
Fascinating Fact: I used to be able to do a length of front crawl in under 6 seconds
PE Subject Leader
I before training to be a teacher I began working for a local nursery, I remain there for nearly 6 years and in this time become trained to care for children. After this time I felt the need for more challenge and moved on to caring for children with challenging behaviour in Northampton, I worked hard for another 4 years and over this time the company grew and evolved to keep the children longer and became trained to care for young adults too. Finally before teaching I spent several years at a home for adults with specific needs running a small house on the grounds.
I made the transition to university and qualified as a teacher beginning my career at Bozeat Primary. I love every day and engaging with all the children who bring a new spin to every day.
Responsibility: Physical Education
English Subject Leader
I began my teaching career in a large lower school in Northampton where I had a Reception class of 35 children, some of whom could not speak English. From there I moved here to Bozeat, where I have spent 18 happy years! During my time at Bozeat I have taught across the school and have had the pleasure of teaching many children across lots of different families. I am passionate about the Early Years and I love working with our Reception and Nursery age children. I have worked alongside some amazing and talented colleagues who all work tirelessly to provide the best possible education for the children. Bozeat School is a very warm, welcoming and supportive family, one of the reasons why I have stayed here for as long as I have.
Year: Early Years
Subject Lead: English
Fascinating Fact: I used to work in the crèche at Silverstone Race Circuit during race weekends and I also used to help organise pop up crèches for events such as The Bedford River Festival.
I started my career in childcare working at Unilever Day Nursery in Sharnbrook. I left there to work in the SCBU/NICU at the Royal London hospital caring for premature babies.
I worked as a nanny for many years meeting many famous faces along the way and caring for their children.
After having my own family I became a parent helper at Bozeat Nursery which led on to me gaining a permanent position in Early Years which I love!
Fascinating Fact: I am a good skier
I began working with children when I was 21 years old. I trained as a maternity nurse and travelled to Barbados, Greece and Spain to look after babies. I worked as a nanny for many years. I first came to Bozeat School when I volunteered as a parent helper seven years ago. I now work between Reception and Nursery which I love.
Year: Nursery and Reception
Fascinating Fact: I used to be a funk DJ and one night I DJ’d alongside Craig Charles.
I became a Teaching Assistant in 2016 at Bozeat Primary, prior to this I volunteered at my daughter’s school as a parent helper. I work with the children across the school from Nursery to Year 6. Nothing is more rewarding than supporting the children to grow in confidence and independence. In my spare time I love spending time with my two children having as much fun as possible.
I started Bozeat School as a relief lunchtime supervisor. Five years ago I got a job as a teaching assistant working in the Reception class. Since then I have worked in various classes in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. I enjoy my lunchtime role as get to mix with all the children and then as a teaching assistant watch them move through the school.
Fascinating fact: I like to keep fit by running which I try to do daily.
I have several roles at Bozeat Community Primary School, working across both key stages and as a 1:1 teaching assistant. I am passionate about education and strive to create an enabling environment to facilitate rich learning experiences. Outside of my working day I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.
Before I became a Teaching Assistant, I was a childminder for 6 years and enjoyed seeing the children in my care learning. I then wanted to progress my career further and worked in a local nursery for 1 year, I enjoyed working in the nursery but decided I would like to work more in schools and followed my career to Victoria primary school. I was there for 4 great years and learned a lot before moving on to Bozeat primary. I have been here nearly two years and enjoyed coming in to work to teach the children the school values.
Fascinating Fact – I would like to a skydive
Pastoral Care Support
Before School Club Manager
My role at Bozeat Primary School started in 2009 offering one to one support to a reception child . I then went on to be a teaching assistant supporting KS 1 and Reception in 2012 until 2016 . My role then changed to teaching assistant in the mornings and Pastoral care / Nurture Care for children across the whole school in the afternoons . This role offers mainly social and emotional support to the children to help them with everyday life . This includes many different programs and techniques that I have learnt from the many training courses I have attended . I take great pride in my work , love working with all of the children and enjoy being part of a great team .
Year: Year 1
Fascinating Fact: I used to swim for the county when I was a teenager
Breakfast Club Assistant
During my time here at Bozeat I have worked for three headteachers and seen so many changes. Changes for the better, I have seen the school constantly improve year upon year.
I enjoy watching how the children grow from shy little ones to performing in front of everyone in Year Six. The lunchtime playground can be challenging during the winter months; I need many layers to survive!
Let’s Get Cooking Club Volunteer
After School Club Manager
I started out my working life by being a hairdresser then an office worker followed by a carer. I am now settled working as a lunchtime supervisor and After School Club Leader.
I also volunteer at school whenever I can, for example, I am currently helping Mrs Moy with ‘Let’s Get Cooking’ and Ms Mohan with ‘Forest Schools’.
I found a passion for working with children after working at Rowan Gate School which had a huge impact on me.
I work with some amazing children and a fantastic group of teachers, TA’s and office staff.
I am currently studying for my A levels and hope to go onto Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln which is one of the best teacher training universities in the country. The encouragement I have received from Ms. Virk cannot be underestimated. I work in after school club and volunteer in Key Stage 2. The advice, guidance and support received from all teaching staff is second to none.
I have been involved with the school for some 20+ years, firstly as a parent then governor and now an employee. My education in property maintenance began as a child being taught by my father, eventually working alongside him for many years. I try to honour him by following his teaching, if it needs doing do it right and don’t put off until tomorrow as it will only get worse. In the later years I served 5 years as the elected Northamptonshire President of the Painting & Decorating Association (P.D.A.).
My drive is to react to every teacher request immediately, whether it’s a repair or prop required for class. If I can enhance a child’s learning experience I will. As for repairs, all parents know what one child can do, times that by a hundred and that’s my job.