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Support Staff

Family Support and Wellbeing Assistant

Mrs M Prince


"Hello, my name is Mrs Prince. I am passionate about children's wellbeing and how vital it is that children and their families are well supported. I am on the gate before and after school every day,. please say hello to me!

 I enjoy spending time with my family and our dog Toby and baking delicious treats such as cakes and biscuits."

Trust Attendance Officer:

Mrs A Adcock


"Hello, my name is Mrs Adcock and I am lucky enough to work across all four schools within the Trust. I am currently based at Minterne but travel to the other schools so you should see me on the gates in the mornings. I work as part of the Wellbeing Team and manage school attendance. I love my job and it's lovely to see the children's smiley faces each day when they come into school!

When I'm not at work I love spending time with my family, going to the cinema and for long walks with our two dogs."


Nursery Nurse:

Mrs C Betts


"Hello everyone. I am Clare and I'm so lucky to spend every day in the Ladybirds Nursery Class playing with all of my fabulous friends.

I like being happy and having fun, exploring lots of new and exciting activities. I especially enjoy making bubbly, rainbow puddles with the boys and girls outside and splashing about in our wellies!!

At home I love being with my family and friends. I enjoy eating all things nice! I like going shopping and taking our dogs for long walks before curling up with our fleecy blankets to watch a funny film."

Nursery Nurse:

Miss J Nunn


"Hello, I am Joanne and I think Ladybirds Nursery class is fantastic. I really enjoy playing inside and outside, and I really love dancing and singing. I especially like sharing fun times and making each other laugh lots.

I have two dogs at my house; we have fun times together, especially when walking by the seaside. Henry and Ozzie always run into the sea and get VERY wet! They shake and make me very wet too...cheeky!"

Higher Level Teaching Assistant:

Mrs C Stoneham


"I have been working at The Oaks for a very long time. I enjoy working with groups of children in Numeracy and Phonics. At home I enjoy being with my grandchildren."

Higher Level Teaching Assistant:

Mrs S Risbridger


"Hello everyone! I really love working at The Oaks with all the children. I'm currently working as a Teaching Assistant across the school.

When I am not at work I love spending time with my family and going for walks (when it's not raining!)."

Higher Level Teaching Assistant:

Miss H Eddicott


"I really enjoy working and having fun with the children. I especially love role play and getting messy! When I am not at school I enjoy taking my two big dogs for lots of walks and supporting my favourite football team!"

Teaching Assistant:

Mrs F Green


"Hi! I'm Mrs Green and I work in Year 2. I love Me Time when I get to chat to you all and find out what you have been up to when you are not at school or join in with your games and colouring. My favourite lesson is Science where we get to do really exciting experiments!

When I'm not at school, I love being outdoors and active with my family. Some of our favourite things to do are to explore the woods near where we live and go bug-hunting or find new places to visit when we go away in our caravan!"

Teaching Assistant:

Mrs T Brown


"Hello everyone, I love working here with all of you, learning new things, dancing around and having fun.

When I am at home I spend my time looking after my two children. We love going on bike rides and competing on the Wii to see who is the best dancer (me of course!). "

Teaching Assistant:

Mrs K Vigeon


"Hello my name is Mrs Vigeon and I work in Ladybirds Nursery Class.

I enjoy having fun with the children especially outside when we can jump in the puddles.

When I'm at home I love spending time with my family, walking, cycling and watching films."

Teaching Assistant:

Mrs L Brown


"Hi, I'm Mrs Brown. I really enjoy being a Teaching Assistant.

Outside of school I'm very busy looking after my two children and our dog called Boris. We love spending time walking and going to the park."

Teaching Assistant:

Mrs S Green


"Hi! I'm Mrs Green and I work in Year R. My favourite part of my job is interacting with all the children in 'ChiL' time.

When I'm not in school I enjoy spending time with my family. We love being active and outdoors, our favourite thing is going on bike rides. I also love

going on holiday spending time together, visiting new places and generally having lots of fun!"

Teaching Assistant:

Mrs V Van-Den-Broek


"Hi my name is Mrs Van-Den-Broek and I work in Year 1. I really enjoy coming into school everyday and seeing the children's lovely smiley faces. When I'm not in school I enjoy spending time with my family, visiting new places especially France. I also love cooking and baking delicious cakes!"

Teaching Assistant:

Miss K Buddle


"Hi I’m Miss Buddle and I work in Year R.

I love seeing the children’s bright smiley faces and listening to their interesting stories.  I enjoy P.E. days and Welly Walks.

When not in school I am with my 2 children and our dog.  We enjoy going out on our bikes or having great fun at the beach, but we do love the odd pyjama day watching films usually when it’s raining."

Teaching Assistant

Mrs J Walsom


"Hi, my name is Mrs Walsom.  I support learning across the whole school. I really enjoy the Welly Walk and 5 a day, I'm still learning these!
When I'm not at school I enjoy spending time with my family, going on long walks and baking cakes."

Teaching Assistant:

Mrs A Blackmore


"Hello! I'm Mrs Blackmore I work in Year 1. I love our PE days and '5-a-day', although I need a bit more practice at street dance!

At home, I spend lots of time in the park with my family and our dog Summer, even when it's raining!"

Teaching Assistant:

Miss L Adcock


"Hello!  My name is Miss Adcock.
I love literacy especially the story books.  When I am not at school I love baking cakes, reading and going on holiday.......oh and buying nice shoes!!"

Teaching Assistant:

Mrs J Townsend-Blazier


"My name is Mrs Townsend-Blazier. I have been at the school for over twenty years. I love working with the children and this year I am in Year 1, which is great.

I have been married for over thirty years and have two sons. We have recently become grandparents, so this has given us a new lease of life; keeping us very busy and poor! But it is fantastic."

Teaching Assistant:

Mrs L Woods


"Hello! I am Mrs Woods and I work in Year 1 which I thoroughly enjoy.

When I am not at school I love spending time with my family and running!"

Teaching Assistant:

Mrs M Smith


"Hello, I am Mrs Smith and I enjoy coming to school every day.

I love cooking, reading and watching most sports. I especially like going to Arsenal Football Club with my family."

Teaching Assistant:

Mrs S Mannering-Green


"Hi, I'm Mrs Mannering-Green! I love working at The Oaks school and all of the children are amazing. I really enjoy playing all of the fun activities with the children and learning about our different topics. Outside of school I love spending time with my family and going to the park with my two sons."

Teaching Assistant:

Mrs D Vann-Scott


"Hello, my name is Mrs Vann-Scott.

I work in Year 1 as a Teaching Assistant and a Midday Supervisor.

I love my job and I love working with the children. When I'm not at work I love going away in my motorhome with my family."

Teaching Assistant:

Mrs T Woodcock


"Hi, I'm Mrs Woodcock and I work as a Teaching Assistant and a Midday Supervisor at The Oaks.  I love working at the school with the children and the staff, we always have lots of fun.

When I am not at school I enjoy family time with my husband and two children, we enjoy going on bike rides and camping."



Speech and Language

Teaching Assistant:

Mrs E Sutehall


"Hi, my name is Mrs Sutehall and I love working at The Oaks school, helping all the amazing children with their speech and language.  When I'm not at school I enjoy Karate, singing and being with my two boys."

The Acorn Centre Teaching Assistant

Mrs M Webster


The Acorn Centre Teaching Assistant

Mrs P Vadher


"Hi, my name is Mrs Vadher and I am very lucky to be working in Blackbirds Class. I thoroughly enjoy getting to know all of the children. I especially enjoy being creative with the children and going on exciting Welly Walks in the woods.

When I am at home, my two children always keep me busy and we love going to the beach and baking delicious cakes."


The Acorn Centre Teaching Assistant

Mrs K Sharp



Midday Meals Supervisors

Miss H Eddicott, Miss J Letchford, Mrs E Belafalvi, Mrs C Matthews, Mrs C Roberts, Mrs E O'Sullivan, Mrs K Sharp, Mrs L Scott, Miss G Skinner, Mrs M Hughes, Mrs L Chung-Yates, Mrs D Vann-Scott, Mrs T Woodcock, Mrs K Whyton