Bridge Street, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 1BZ

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Teaching Staff

To Ensure Our Pupils Have The Very Best Opportunities For Learning

Staff at William Barnes Primary School work very hard to ensure our pupils have the very best opportunities for learning.  The extremely talented team work closely together and enjoy meeting the challenges and aspirational targets for our children.

Mrs Karen Wrixon

NPQH – Head teacher – SEND, safeguarding lead, PSHE, assessment, music, PPA cover year 5 and 6, SLT

Interests

Anything on the sea.

Favourite Child's Book

The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe

Favourite Place

Cornwall

Favourite Food

Vegetable stir fry.

Mrs Naomi Lewis

BEd (Hons) Reception, modern foreign languages

Interests

running and baking cakes.

Favourite Child's Book

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Favourite Place

Cyprus

Favourite Food

Cherry bakewell cake and mushroom risotto 

Mrs Hannah Dyke

BA (Hons) Reception, Science

Interests

Cooking, Swimming and Pilates

Favourite Child's Book

Matilda

Favourite Place

Italy

Favourite Food

Pasta

Mrs Jo Haselgrove

PGCE Year 1 geography and  history

Interests

Horse Riding, Walking & Reading

Favourite Child's Book

Black Beauty

Favourite Place

Iceland

Favourite Food

Seafood

Mrs Laura Gilham

BSc (Hons) Year 2 Geography, PGCE Primary

Phonics Lead, Global Learning, Religious Education

Interests

Travel, reading and skiing

Favourite Child's Book

Carrie’s War (Nina Bawden)

Favourite Place

In the mountains

Favourite Food

Mediterranean Food

Mr Joshua Newman

BEd (Hons) Year 3 PE, swimming pool, choir

Interests

Exploring new places with my dog

Favourite Child's Book

The Giraffe, The Pelly and Me

Favourite Place

Anywhere near the sea!

Favourite Food

Chilli

Mrs Lisa Cox

BEd (Hons) Year 4 Outdoor Education and School Council

Interests

Hockey and Football

Favourite Child's Book

A series of Unfortunate Events books by Lemony Snicket

Favourite Place

Croatia

Favourite Food

Curry

Dr Richard Hull

PhD NPQH PGCE Year 5 Deputy Head mathematics, computing, French, residential visits, assessment, deputy safeguarding lead, web site, publicity

Interests

Guitar, running, mountain biking, mindfulness

Favourite Child's Book

The Lord of the Rings

Favourite Place

Lake Garda

Favourite Food

Raspberries.

Mr Russell Field

BEd (Hons) Year 6 English, art, design and technology, teaching and learning, assessment for learning

Interests

Tennis and Art

Favourite Child's Book

The Butterfly Lion

Favourite Place

London

Favourite Food

Pepperoni Pizza!

Ms Danielle Maynard

Year 1,2,3,4 PPA cover from September

Interests

Favourite Child's Book

Favourite Place

Favourite Food