I joined Horncastle Primary as Deputy Headteacher in September 2018, when I relocated with my family from Colchester in Essex. I became ActingHead in Janury 2023.
I trained to be a teacher at Roehampton Institute in London, with subject specialisms of English and Maths. I qualified in 1999 and starting teaching a Year 5/6 class in the London Borough of Harrow. After I had taught for two years, I took a year out to travel Australia. Along the way, I did several jobs including working on a banana farm!
When I returned to England, I moved to Lincoln where I taught for 8 years. During that time, I married and had my first child. We relocated as a family to Essex where I worked in a newly opened primary school and saw it grow from 78 to 420 pupils.
During my time as a teacher I have taught every year group form Year 1 to Year 7, have led several subjects and Key Stages, been a Deputy Headteacher in three schools and an Acting Headteacher.
Out of school, I enjoy spending time with my husband and my two children. I love reading, watching reality TV shows and I am a huge Take That fan!
I have been lucky enough to teach at Horncastle Primary School for 30 years, starting my career as a Newly Qualified Teacher and I am now teaching the children of some of my past pupils which is just lovely! Over my 30 years, I have taught across the school and now as Assistant Head I still enjoy getting into classes and chatting to the children which still makes me smile. I went to university in Wales and then returned back to Lincolnshire to start teaching. I am Welsh and if your child comes home singing ‘Happy Birthday’ in Welsh, it was probably me who taught them!
One of my passions, both in and out of school is singing and over the years I have led many choirs and we have been lucky enough to sing at Lincoln Cathedral, the Lincolnshire Show and most recently at the Fly Arena Sheffield through the Young Voices Project. Singing I believe is good for the heart and soul and most importantly confidence.
Outside of school, I am kept busy with family life. I am married and have one daughter. In my spare time I like to meet friends for coffee, this usually includes cake, and walk my labradoodle, who is also quite partial to cake!
I qualified as a teacher in 2013 and started my career in a small village primary school, teaching mixed age classes through a ‘Mantle of the Expert’ curriculum, which I loved! I worked there for 3 years before moving to Horncastle Primary school – a huge school in comparison. During my time as a teacher, I’ve taught all year groups within KS1 and KS2. For a number of years, I have worked as the school’s Inclusion Leader. I thoroughly enjoy working with pupils, staff and parents right across school!
Outside of school, I love spending time with my husband, little girl and dog. I like to read, watch a series on TV and go for some long walks!
I joined the admin team at Horncastle Primary in January 2023. I previously worked in a PRU with secondary aged children where I gained 2 years experience as an administrator and attendance officer.
Working within a school office can be extremely busy but very rewarding. I really enjoy helping all of our lovely children and families with any enquiries they have and when the children come to visit us in the office it makes our day.
I am married and have two lovely daughters. My spare time is usually spent supporting my children in their hobbies, enjoying family days out, and socialising with my friends which usually involves chinese takeaway. I also have an unhealthy obsession with cheese!!!
I joined Horncastle Primary School in January 2022 as Assistant Caretaker. I form part of the Estates Team here who generally look after the school behind the scenes. I love my job as it differs every day. Once all the normal day to day tasks are completed I can go from mending a tap to planting seeds, to emptying bins.
I enjoy being a part of a team of like minded people who are constantly trying to improve our children’s learning environment.
In the time I have been here I have made some good friends and built a good level of communication with everyone.
In my spare time I mainly enjoy time with my family and partner and our furry friends.
My 2 youngest Children attend HPS so I tend to help out when possible with School discos etc.
I enjoy Cooking and Baking. (basically feeding people)
We have 2 cats Barry and Joan and a Mini Dachshund Walter.
I travelled a little in my 30s.
I have swam with dolphins, parasailed, and visited an orphanage in Kenya. I loved Italy, another place I intend to return. My favorite place was the Masai Mara where I did a 3 day safari which was quite simply breathtaking.
I plan to do that again when my children are old enough to join me and appreciate how amazing it is.
I recently joined Horncastle Primary School after working as a youth worker. I am enthusiastic about the emotional wellbeing of young people and think that it is important to help them build self esteem, confidence and emotional resilience to support them through their time at school.
Outside of work I like reading, painting, going on walks and cooking.
My journey into education began over 15 years ago in a secondary school in Kent and started working at Horncastle Primary school in February 2023. Over the years, I have been fortunate enough to move areas due to being a Forces/military family. I have lived in Kent, Hampshire, Suffolk, Cyprus (I miss the weather!) and now Lincolnshire.
At my previous school I trained to become a Level 3 Forest School Practitioner and successfully set up a Forest School provision. I have a huge love for the outdoors. Any opportunity to be outside, I will take it, even if it`s freezing cold and raining because there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing!
Out of school, I love to spend time with my family and two dogs, Molly and Marley. We like to explore forests and eat fish and chips by the coast. I enjoy gardening, especially looking after my house plants and baking with my daughter. I also have an unhealthy habit of eating Nutella out of the jar with a spoon!
My working career started out as a software engineer working for a flight simulator company working on Boeing 747 aircraft engines. I left in 1993 when my first daughter arrived, with two more daughters following on.
My involvement in education started in 1998 when I began going into my daughter’s school as a parent helper and discovered that I actually quite enjoyed it!
Since then, I have been employed in primary schools in settings from nursery through to year 6.
I joined Horncastle Primary School in September 2011 as a Teaching Assistant and was promoted to the new challenges of HLTA in May 2021.
Out of school, I enjoy gardening, scrapbooking and baking lots of cakes – especially a variety of cupcakes for the staffroom!
I am the class teacher of Dormice and have been teaching in the Early Years for over 15 years. I began teaching over 20 years ago. I started my career teaching Year 1 and Year 2 at King Edwards First School in Mansfield. I have enjoyed a year teaching Year 1 in an Army school at Osnabrook in Germany. I returned back to Mansfield to Berry Hill Primary School where I taught Reception. I then moved to Grantham to teach Reception for 4 years. I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to teach in the Nursery at Horncastle Primary School.
In my spare time, I enjoy walking my dog, catching up with friends, spending time with my family, gardening, reading, cooking and yoga!
I have been a Nursery Teaching assistant at Horncastle Primary school since April 2005.
I spent most of my childhood growing up in North Wales, where I qualified in Nursery Nursing (NNEB) in Bangor in 1989.
At 7am on New Year’s Day in 1990, I started a Nursery Nurse post in the Special care baby unit at Yeovil District hospital, Somerset.
I moved to Lincolnshire in 1991 and began work at Maple House School in Horncastle, supporting a reception child with SEN. I then started work as a teaching assistant in the reception class at Holy Trinity School, Tattershall until 1994. I was then employed as a Nursery Nurse at a Nursery school in Boston until I went on maternity leave at the end of 1998.
After becoming a mum to two young daughters, I helped at the local Tiny Tots group that we attended, and I also helped at Horncastle playgroup.
Time outside of school is mostly spent with family and friends.
I joined Horncastle Primary School in 2021, as a teaching assistant and lunchtime supervisor. Alongside assisting with our family construction business.
From 2007, I worked in a local nursery where I gained my knowledge and experience of the EYFS, where I remained until I had my first child. Before that, I worked as a one to one assistant at Horncastle Primary School.
When I’m not at work I enjoy being a mother and creating special memories with family and friends. I love going to the beach, listening to music and dancing.
I officially joined the Horncastle Primary School team in 2021, following supply posts at the school, in the previous year.
I qualified as a Primary School Teacher in 2011 at Bishop Grosseteste University Collage in Lincoln. Following this, I secured my first teaching post at a school in Rotherham and lived in Sheffield, where I had completed my Human Geography degree in 2010. I have experience across all year groups but EYFS is certainly where my heart lies.
In 2017, I relocated with my husband to Scotland and continued to teach in Moray schools, surrounded by the beautiful Scottish Highlands.
Growing up on a farm has always meant I have a love of being outdoors. Out of school, I enjoy long walks with my friends, family and dog!
I have been a teaching assistant in EYFS at Horncastle primary school since September 2018, where I have lived locally for 23 years.
I qualified with a diploma in childcare and education at Lincoln College and then went on to work in a local nursery. After a few years of working at the nursery, I decided to try something new and went on to work across East Lindsey in children centres, delivering educational play sessions for 0-5 year olds. I also worked outreach setting up play sessions in towns/villages where families with young children had no access to children centres.
Out of work, I love to spend time with family, I have 3 children and they keep me very busy. I enjoy baking and my children love to help.
I have been a Class Teacher at Horncastle Primary School since September 2018, after completing my teacher training in 2017 through the LTSA Schools Direct programme, as well also completing my PGCE through the University of Lincoln. I also have a degree in Business Studies.
In my first teaching year, I was in a Reception Class at a school in Newark. I then moved to Horncastle Primary School, where in my first two years, I taught in Reception, before going on maternity leave to have my first child. Upon returning part way through the academic year, I taught across different year groups. I am now back teaching in the EYFS.
Out of school, I enjoy spending time with my family, especially my gorgeous little boy. I enjoy listening to music, exploring new places and baking cakes, especially if they are chocolate and I can eat them afterwards!
I joined the EYFS team at Horncastle Primary in January 2023. I grew up in the area and even attended the school myself!
Prior to starting at the school, I worked in schools, nurseries and children’s centres and gained my Early Childhood Studies Degree in 2015 whilst working in a nursery.
Out of school I love spending time with my family, I have 2 children myself, so most of my spare time is spent taking them to clubs/ birthday parties at the weekends! I love watching a good TV series and munching on some chocolate!
I`ve been employed at Horncastle Primary School since 2006 but started as a volunteer in Reception and Nursery in 2005. I have worked in all year group across the school in this time and had many roles including 1 to 1 support for a boy that I was with from Nursery all way to year 6 , Teaching Assistant, Pupil Premium support and now back to Teaching Assistant; I`ve even had a dinner supervisor role!
In 2007 I achieved CACHE level 2 Certificate in Child Care and Education. In 2008 I achieved my CACHE level 3 NVQ in Children`s care, learning and development . In 2020 I also achieved NCFE CACHE level 2 in Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties and NCFE CACHE level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People`s Mental Health.
I have lately taken on the role as “Wellbeing Champion” of Horncastle Primary School within the Wellspring Trust, which I am looking forward to.
Out of school I run the local 1st Horncastle Beavers Group which I really enjoy doing and have been an active member of 1st Horncastle Scout Group for over 35 + years from being a child member to now a leader. I like music especially Northern soul and 60`s, cooking, camping/ caravanning and arranging nights out.
I have been a teacher at Horncastle Primary School since September 2007, after I arrived into the area from Paderborn in Germany where my husband had served in the British Forces.
I trained at Bishop Grossesste College, Lincoln and specialised in Early Years and KS1 Education. I started teaching Reception at Horncastle after completing a PGCE course in 2007. I spent 6 years teaching Reception and then taught Y2 for a further 7 years. I am currently teaching in Reception.
Out of school, I enjoy spending time with my family; my three grandchildren keep me very busy! I am a very keen reader, I enjoy going to the cinema and walking in the Lincolnshire Wolds.
I started working in Horncastle primary school as a teaching assistant in April 2022. I started in Year 6 and I am now in year 1. Previously I have taught English as a foreign language in Thailand and Myanmar.
Outside of school I like spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy doing arts, crafts and gardening with my 2 children.
I have been a class teacher at Horncastle Primary School since September 2018, coming straight out of completing my Primary Education degree at Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln. My first two years were spent teaching in Year 4 before moving down to work in Year 1. In school, I enjoy leading after-school clubs such as Cross-country and Well-being Colouring.
Outside of school, I enjoy reading, baking, solving jigsaw puzzles and participating in a variety of sports and exercise groups.
I have been a Teaching Assistant at Horncastle Primary since 2006. I have worked in all year groups but I am mainly based in EYFS and Key Stage 1. I enjoy seeing the children learning new skills and becoming independent as they progress throughout their time at the school
Out of school, I enjoy time with my family. We enjoy going for walks, having days out and I love making things with my children. I also enjoy crafts and being creative.
I have been a class teacher at Horncastle Primary School since September 2020. In my earlier career, I studied at the University of Lincoln and achieved an upper-class honour in Law. Following this, I joined and worked in the police force for a year where I decided that I wanted to work with younger people. I trained at Bishop Grosseteste University and qualified as a teacher in 2017.
In my first year, I taught a Year 5 class in Boston in a single form entry school. In my first year at Horncastle Primary School, I taught Year 2. Since then I have taken on the role of Computing Lead and work with lots of different children across the school teaching them about online safety.
When not in school, I enjoy spending time on my small holding with my animals and walking my dog. I am a keen reader, TV lover and crisp enthusiast!
I have been part of the team since 2006 when my youngest of 3 children started his Reception year. I joined as a Midday Supervisor. After completing a Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning in schools, I became a Teaching Assistant in 2012.
Out of school, I enjoy family time, walking my dog, listening to 80’s music and I just cannot resist chocolate!
I have worked at Horncastle Primary School since September 2014. I am currently a teacher in Year 3, Phase Leader for Lower KS2 and work alongside Mrs Barnes as maths co-ordinator.
I was born and raised in the beautiful county of Yorkshire before leaving for my training at King Alfred’s College, Winchester, where I obtained my B.Ed. (Hons). On leaving college I began my teaching career in Sheffield. Whilst there I married my husband a then RAF pilot, his job required we move, on average, every two years. This has given me the privilege to work in a variety of schools in England, Scotland, Wales and Germany, where I worked for Service Children’s Education. We settled in Lincoln just over 15 years ago, and now call it home!
In my spare time, I love sitting around our dining table with family and friends, travel, and walking my gorgeous but ridiculously loud dog, Buddy the beagle. I am also a supporter of Arsenal Football Club, a fact I am (at present) not too embarrassed to admit!
I’m Mrs Sherburn and I’m a teaching assistant working mainly in years 2 and 3. I have worked at Horncastle Primary School since September 2018. I have a BTEC National Diploma in Early Years and trained for this at Lincoln College. After leaving college, I worked in a private nursery in Louth for eight years before starting my own family.
I have three children who keep me busy in my spare time.
I trained at Ripon and York St. John College, and graduated with a BSc (Hons) QTS specialising in KS1 with Mathematics. In 1996, I started teaching at Horncastle Primary School.
During my time at the school, I have taught Reception, Year 1, Year 2 and this year I have moved into KS2 for the first time to teach Year 3. I was Maths Co-ordinator for many years and now responsible for Religious Education.
During my free time, I enjoy keeping fit which includes going to the gym regularly. I’m known for my love of tea!!!
I have worked at Horncastle Primary for almost 14 years after completing my childcare course where I did a placement in Nursery. An opportunity came for me to support a child new to the school and from there I have continued to work in KS2.
I have also been a Midday Supervisor in the past and a Bus Supervisor until recently. I currently work in Year 3.
I gained a degree in Environmental Science from King’s College London before training to be a teacher at Bishop Grosseteste College, Lincoln. I have been a teacher at Horncastle Primary since September 2007 and currently teach a year 4 class alongside Miss Dawson. I am a specialist teacher of mathematics and I am passionate about delivering fun and engaging maths lessons where all children achieve success.
Out of school, I love travel and adventure and I am always planning the next trip for my family and I. I also enjoy being outdoors and spend my spare time enjoying the countryside with my husband, two children and dogs.
I currently work in Y3 as part of a ‘job share’ with Mrs Barnes, for the latter half of the week. I dare not say how many years I have worked at Horncastle Primary School but it is a pleasure to be teaching children of children that I have taught!
I trained at Ripon and York St. John as a Primary and Middle school teacher, graduating with a B.Ed(Hons) in History and English. I have worked within KS2 predominantly but have also enjoyed working with KS1 children during monitoring and some supply work. I was the ICT co-ordinator for many years but am now responsible for Art and Design within school.
During my free time, I enjoy most sports and just being outside and active, dogs are a passion as they are so rewarding and being involved in different art activities.
I joined as class teacher at Horncastle Primary School in September 2018 after my family relocated to Lincoln.
I decided to train as a primary school teacher after working as a Teaching Assistant and Higher-Level Teaching Assistant between 2007 and 2012. I went on to complete my PGCE at York St John University, during which I had the opportunity to work in a variety schools in West Yorkshire.
In 2013, I took up my first teaching post in a Year 4 class. Since then, I have taught in Reception, KS 1 and Lower KS 2. I am also the subject lead for Relationship and Sex Education and have been actively working to implement the new subject across school since September 2020.
Besides watching crime fiction and Bollywood melodrama, I like to read and travel in my spare time. We have a son who is at university in London, so I’m forever looking for reasons to visit him!
I joined Horncastle primary school in 2017, previously I had worked in a local additional needs school within their boarding wing as a residential care officer from 2006. Here I supported youngsters with life skills, learning and behavioural support. When the wing closed, I moved into their school as a TA, where I remained until I had my first child.
My previous role helped me understand and learn strategies when working with children with additional needs and challenging behaviour both in a school and a home setting. I wanted a new challenge when I returned to work after having my daughter and I had never worked in a mainstream school before.
When I’m not at work I enjoy simply being a mother to my two children and spending time with my family. I love holidays in the sunshine, music and movies.
I have taught at Horncastle Primary School since September 2001. During this time, I have worked across Key Stage 2 and now work in Year 4. I also attended the school as a pupil – more years ago than I care to recall! My additional responsibilities include coordinating music provision across the school and overseeing/risk assessing educational visits. I have also mentored and supported newly qualified teachers who have started their careers at Horncastle.
I studied Music at University College Scarborough, specialising in Key Stage 2 Education, and qualified in September 1999. Prior to Horncastle I started my teaching career in Hull; initially as a supply teacher and then working in Reception, followed by Year 5, in my first teaching post.
My interests outside of school include playing the guitar and piano, cycling, travelling and DIY. I also enjoy a game of squash – as with most things in life; what I lack in talent, I make up for with dogged determination.
I trained at Bishop Grosseteste College in Lincoln, where I specialised in primary education. I qualified in 2004. I have been a teacher at Horncastle Primary School since 2007. During this time, I have taught years 4, 5 and 6.
Outside of school, I enjoy walking, eating out and meeting up with friends.
I joined the Key Stage 2 teaching team at Horncastle Primary School in September 2018 but have been a qualified teacher since 2003. I have a wide range of teaching experience, including EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 as well as one to one tutoring and leading craft and singing activities at toddler groups.
I have a teaching and drama degree and hence get very involved in storytelling, much to the amusement of the children in my class. Though I am not originally from Lincolnshire, I do now consider myself a Lincolnshire lass having lived here for 22 years now. I trained at Bishop Grosseteste College, Lincoln where I met my husband. We have two boys, whom we adore spending time with and have enjoyed camping holidays involving welly wading, hiking, kayaking and high ropes courses as well as crabbing and lots of rock and fossil hunting.
I am a very creative person and have many hobbies outside of school including sewing and crochet but I also like to dabble with painting and upcycling too. Going for walks with friends, followed by coffee (and maybe cake) is another favourite pastime of mine.
I completed my PGCE at Bishop Grosseteste College, Lincoln where I specialised in primary education. I qualified in 2013 and have taught at Horncastle Primary School since 2015. During this time, I have taught years 3, 4 and 5.
Outside of school, I enjoy walking my dog and meeting up with friends. I can often be found reading a book or painting landscapes using oils and acrylics. I am also rather partial to a chocolate orange!
I joined Horncastle Primary as a Teaching Assistant in 2018 as both my children were now attending the school. I am a qualified teacher with 20 years experience of teaching in KS2. I now enjoy assisting the learning within the classroom but still keep my hand in with covering teaching during PPA time.
Out of school I enjoy spending time with my family, especially getting away in the tent and getting out on the water on my paddle board or kayak. I also enjoy watching as much football as I can get away with, and am a lifelong Liverpool fan.
I have certainly taken a winding road to the position of Y6 class teacher in Horncastle Primary School. After graduating from university, I made the decision to watch the 2002 World Cup in South Korea. I found the experience so fabulous, that I decided to live in Korea for the next ten years!
While I was in Korea, I worked at various English academies including the rather prestigious Anyang Foreign Language High School. I lived in the Seoul district of Gangnam during this time and indeed I like to think I had Gangnam Style! I then opened my own English school in the city of Daejeon, about 100 miles south of the North Korean border. Managing my own school was a very rewarding life experience.
I came back to England in 2012 after a decade of being far from home. I qualified from Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln. After graduating, I worked in all year groups ranging from Nursery to Year 6. I joined Horncastle Primary school in 2019 and have been working in Year 6 ever since.
Away from the classroom, I am an avid follower of Everton and Southport FC. I also love watching Formula 1 and have been to Silverstone many times! To slow things down, I like nothing better than a good game of chess. My claim to fame is that I once met Paul Daniels. That’s magic!
I have been a teacher at Horncastle Primary school since September 2018, after completing both my Undergraduate Degree, in Education Studies and Psychology, and my PGCE at Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln. I have spent my four years at Horncastle Primary School teaching in Upper Key Stage 2, beginning in Year 5 and then moving to Year 6.
Before moving to Lincoln to train as a teacher, I lived in Cromer, Norfolk – I’ve spent plenty of hours on the beach and am pretty skilled at saving my chips from the seagulls.
Out of school, I enjoy getting to spend time with my family. I am a Great British Bake Off lover and like to spend my weekends baking new things. I also enjoy watching films; a particular favourite being Harry Potter!
Being from Horncastle, I have both attended and seen my four children come through this amazing school.
I originally became a midday supervisor and then moved on to being a supply teaching assistant. In 2007, I trained in Reception for my Cache Level 2 Certificate in Child Care and Education and qualified with a distinction.
Then, I had an opportunity to apply for a job working in KS2; I am a still here 16 years later! While being in school, I have completed many courses and gained many different qualifications.
I am currently working in Year 6 and enjoying the challenges that each new day bring.
Out of school, I enjoy arts and crafts and spending time with my family and friends
I have lived in Horncastle for nearly 20 years now and am the Breakfast Club Manager at Horncastle Primary School. I have worked at the school for around five years and started here when my own boys attended the school. I was previously a lunchtime supervisor.
Outside of school, I volunteer with a local Beavers group and the Banovallum Junior Brass Band, which my youngest son is also a member of. I really enjoy all of these roles.
I have worked here at school since 2017 after leaving my career in Travel. I have done various jobs here up to now Breakfast Club and Cleaning.
I am from Essex originally and I think my accent keeps some of the children entertained, I moved this way in 2002. I enjoy working with the children and love it when you’re out and about and children see you; it’s like your famous!
I have 2 children of my own and they do keep me busy being girls and with all my other interests of reptiles and other animals at home I am kept fairly busy most of the time.
I joined Horncastle primary school in 2018 as a lunchtime supervisor. Previously I worked caring for the elderly, if I could make their day easier I’d feel a sense of achievement. Likewise, when working with children if I can put a smile on their face then I’ve achieved what I’m here to do.
In my spare time, I like spending time with my family, watching horror films and the odd weekend away in my little caravan.
I have worked at Horncastle Primary for almost 29 years. I began my time here filling in for a week at lunchtime, and a week later I was offered a full-time position.
After volunteering to help with a young boy in reception, I was asked if I would like a permanent job in the classroom as a 1-1, supervising this child, and went on to work with many others over the next 25 years, while still doing my lunchtime duties.
In May this year, I took the decision to give up my TA role to spend more time helping to care for my elderly dad, but I wasn’t ready to give up altogether, so kept my lunchtime job on.
My time in school has gone full circle, but I now have the chance to sit back a bit and relax, and enjoy time with my family.