Year 4

  1. Home
  2.  » Year 4
The Teachers

Mrs Mitchell (4AM)

I joined Ash Green in March 2015. Prior to this, I have worked in four very different schools and in total I have 12 years teaching experience. In my previous school I was Maths and Key Stage Leader and during my teaching career I have worked in EYFS, KS1 and KS2. I have also held Science and PE leadership roles during my teaching career.

I began teaching after finishing University in Higher Education where I enjoyed three years in the agri-food marketing department at Harper Adams agricultural college. I then moved outside education, working for ten years as a brand manager for Co-operative retail services and for Molson Coors as Grolsch and then Coors Light Brand Manager. Fifteen years ago I successfully changed direction and completed a work based GRTP teaching programme which enabled me to teach in Primary Education. Having children who have been through Primary school recently, this has helped me to understand children of this age well. I am a very dedicated individual who is passionate about ensuring that all children can achieve in a rich and stimulating learning environment.

Miss Jarvie (4JJ)

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.

Ash Green Site Icon

Mrs Cooper (4JJ)

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.