Year 4

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Miss Bullock

After concluding my American Studies and English degree at Keele University in 2011, I went on to begin my primary teaching journey by carrying out a Post Graduate Certificate in Education. At Edge Hill University, I had the experience of working in a culturally diverse school and was able to gain an understanding of supporting children with English as an additional language. I also had the chance to teach within a large Special Education school and both of these experiences have given me knowledge and skills that I apply to my daily teaching today. I chose a career in teaching, as I wanted to make a positive impact on children’s learning, increase their desire to learn and enable them to become confident and independent lifelong learners. Throughout my career, I have enjoyed working with colleagues and senior leaders to improve and reflect on best practice.  I have taught both KS1 and KS2 at Ash Green Primary Academy since 2015, and have been History subject leader since September 2019. Both staff and children at Ash Green Primary Academy work together to make it such an inspiring and rewarding place to teach and to learn.

Miss Jarvie

Miss Jarvie completed her PGCE at Keele University in 2014, specialising in Humanities, and completed part of her Masters qualification the following year. She started at Ash Green at the very beginning of 2016 and is now very happily teaching in Y4 whilst also taking on the new challenge as Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator.

Previously, Miss Jarvie 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, she worked with children within the Social Care system, aged 10- 18. This included children with a range of emotional, physical and behavioural needs, which has provided Miss Jarvie with invaluable experience in supporting SEND pupils.

Miss Jarvie is 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 Miss Jarvie believes it is a teacher’s responsibility to nurture and encourage each pupil, so that they can all work to achieve their best together.

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Mrs Cooper

My name is Samantha Cooper and I teach in a job share role. I am so pleased to be joining the Ash Green family, where I have been made to feel really welcome. I have been teaching and working in schools for over 17 years, and have worked predominantly in schools in Stoke-on-Trent, but also Staffordshire and Cheshire. I have specialism for both Maths and Behaviour – I am a Maths Specialist Teacher (MaST) and a Specialist Leader of Education (SLE) for Behaviour. I have held senior leadership positions for the last 10 years, giving me a diverse range of experiences which I am keen to share. I am passionate that children feel happy in order to achieve their full potential and I will make sure that all the children I teach are successful. This position marks an exciting lifestyle change for me and I look forward very much to achieving the best, together.