Year 5

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Mr Bennett

I have always loved working with children and young people. After I completed my degree in Sports, Health and Exercise Science at The University of Hull, I worked as a youth worker at my local church and as a personal trainer. I then completed the Graduate Teacher Program in 2011. I spent the first 10 years of my career working at a primary school in Stoke, teaching Years 3,4 and 5. During that time, I was fortunate enough to lead Maths, Music and P.E. I also spent two years as Phase Leader for Lower Key Stage Two.

I moved to Ash Green in January 2021. I am the Computing lead and currently teach in Year 5. I believe that children should love learning; be resilient in tackling new skills and be prepared for life beyond the classroom walls. I would describe myself as committed, caring and calm and I aspire to provide every child with a first-class education, offering a wide range of learning opportunities and experiences.

Having two young children, I mostly spend my weekends running around the garden, reading stories or building tower blocks and blanket forts. However, I do also manage to find the time to play football and practise my drums, piano and guitar- all of which were self-taught, in the hope that one day I will also find the time to be in a band!

Miss Griffiths (5RG)

I have always enjoyed working with children. After my Natural Sciences degree at the University of Cambridge, I worked as a youth and children’s worker and then trained for my PGCE at Keele University. I have been at Ash Green since November 2014. I have taught Year 5 and 6. I love teaching Science and I am the Science leader at Ash Green. I was recently awarded the status of a Chartered Science Teacher. So far during my time at Ash Green, I have been involved in a variety of fun activities, such as reliving war-time air raids and evacuation, performing Shakespeare at the New Vic, holding Anglo-Saxon trials, doing an archaeological dig, going on residential trips and running a Dragons’ Den project. I am passionate about giving children great learning experiences; I think that is the best part of my job.