Miss Jarvie (4JJ)
I completed my PGCE at Keele University in 2014, specialising in Humanities, and went on to study part of my Masters qualification the following year. I started at Ash Green at the very beginning of 2016 and am now very happily teaching in Y4, whilst also taking on the role as Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator.
Previously, I spent 10 years working as a leader at a physical play centre, supporting children aged 6 months to 7 years with their co-ordination and balance skills. Following this, I worked with children within the Social Care system, aged 10- 18. This included children with a range of emotional, physical and behavioural needs and this provided me with invaluable experience in supporting SEN pupils.
I am passionate about enabling all pupils to achieve their potential, to find their strengths and to develop their self-esteem. Each child is an individual with a multitude of talents and a wealth of potential and I believe it is a teacher’s responsibility to nurture and encourage each pupil, so that they can all work to achieve their best together.
Mrs Morris (4JM)
I have been involved with Ash Green School since my sons began their education journey, way back in 1993. Coming from a business and industry based background, I took a break to raise a family and pondered a change of career. Being passionate about education, I was able to offer and use my life skills becoming a parent helper in Reception, Year one and Year two before embarking on my four degree course, at Keele University. I was inspired by the committed teachers at Ash Green and was rewarded with gaining a joint B.A. Honours in English and Ancient History, along with my Concurrent Certificate in Education. Upon graduating, I was fortunate to have gained a post at the school and began my teaching career in Year three, in the autumn of 1998. I spent 8 years in that year group before moving to the Infant department spending a memorable 10 years in Year two! I am now, this September, re-joining the junior staff as a Year four class teacher and looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead. At no time have I questioned my choice of career but have seen it as a privileged and inspiring vocation and I am very proud to be part of this very special ‘family’.