Mrs Anna Slater
Reception Class Teacher/English lead/SLT
After qualifying from the University of Warwick twenty years ago, I started my teaching career in South London, going on to teach in Birmingham and Stratford-Upon-Avon. More recently, I have been teaching in village schools and am relishing the prospect of returning to work in Stratford-Upon-Avon, with the wealth of culture and opportunities it affords for children to thrive. I have taught across the primary range and love to explore creative and practical ways to develop children’s knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of learning. Outdoor learning is a passion of mine and I am lucky enough to have qualified as a Forest School Leader, it is such a pleasure to watch children develop an appreciation of nature and the world around them, in all weathers. As Alfred Wainwright said, there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing!
In my spare time, I love nothing more than to spend quality time with my family – my husband, two children and two very lively cocker spaniels! We spend a lot of time climbing and the children compete in various competitions around the country. For our sins, we also support West Bromwich Albion football club and try to take in as many home games as possible – sadly, often ending in disappointment! I also love to read and will usually be involved in a box set or two to unwind in the evenings.
Miss Georgina White
Year 1 Class Teacher
I started working as a teacher in a Year One class after graduating from Bath Spa University in 2015. After completing my NQT year I took time out to travel around the world and to teach in an orphanage in Cambodia. I enjoy experiencing new places and pushing myself to overcome my fears. This has led me to try skydiving, swimming on the edge of Victoria Falls and diving in the Great Barrier Reef.
I enjoy teaching all areas of the curriculum and strive to allow children to express their imaginations and creativity in all subjects. In my spare time I like to cycle to relax and enjoy baking cakes.
Mrs L Withers
Year 2 Class Teacher/Deputy Head
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Mrs Natalie Pearson
Year 3 Class Teacher
Mrs Pearson is a long term supply teacher
Mr Simon Moss
Year 4 Class Teacher
After graduating with a degree in Theology from the University of St Andrews (after a certain royal couple’s time there!) I went to work as a parish assistant in Stoke on Trent. As part of my role, I ran an after-school club at the church primary school. I subsequently trained to teach at Warwick University and taught in Coventry schools in the Early years, KS1 and KS2, up until joining the team at Stratford Primary. I love been creative and do my best to help children find their creative spark. Music is a passion and I am a great advocate for lots of high quality singing opportunities in school, given what we know about all the benefits of music making to the young mind. I recently completed a postgraduate diploma in Child Psychotherapy to expand my understanding of the ways in which we can help children. I hope my classroom is a place that is kind and forgiving, thoughtful and encouraging and a place where together we grapple with the joys and challenges of growing up in the world in which we find ourselves.
Ms J Ingate
Year 5 Class Teacher/Science lead
Mrs Ingate is currently off ill and the class is being taught by Mrs Cordelia Brown - long term supply.
I have been working in the education since 2009 across Key Stages 1-4 in various Gloucestershire schools and my career has progressed quickly from my starting point of Teaching Assistant to my current position of Senior Leader. I joined Stratford Primary School in November 2016. I have degrees in both Primary Education and also Special Education and Inclusion Management. I have an interest in children’s behaviour management and relish the challenges that this particular area of teaching brings on a daily basis. Whilst living in Canada I also had the opportunity to work in an Elementary School in Niagara Falls and also became the Head of Governors which was incredibly fulfilling. I believe that communication and mutual respect between teachers, class children and their parents is vital for happy and successful relationship. I am always very vocal about wanting my children to be “tired but happy” when they leave me at the end of the school day.
I have two teenage children who, along with my scruffy terrier keep me very busy at home. My interest lies in Central Korean Martial Arts and I attend classes every week and particularly enjoy attending various weekend seminars throughout the year working to graduate through the grading belts. I have also been known to get very competitive when Geocaching with friends and family! However I usually tend to walk more sedately when out with our dog and also when attending the Winchcombe walkers’ festival every summer. I absolutely love to read books in particular historical novels involving the Tudor Dynasty and love travelling to new places and meeting new people.
Mrs Sarah McCormack
Year 6 Class Teacher/Maths lead/SLT
Since graduating from Manchester University, with a degree in History, and completing a PGCE at Swansea University, in 1993, I have taught in schools in London and Worcestershire, before joining Stratford Primary School in September 2015.
Although relatively new to Stratford Primary as a teacher, I have been a parent of the school since 2006, when the first of my three children started in reception. My third child, who I was lucky enough to teach in Year 6, left in July 2017. I feel privileged to be part of the team in such a wonderful school, which has provided all three of my children with a fantastic start in their educational life, ensuring they are happy, enthusiastic and successful learners, well-equipped for the next steps in their education. This sums up my philosophy as a teacher as I, in turn, strive to provide the same for all the children I teach, ensuring that they have fun whilst learning.
I enjoy teaching all subjects, but I especially love Maths and History. Over the years, I have been involved in many Year 5 and 6 productions and I’m very much looking forward to our summer extravaganza at The Arts House! I lead on mathematics in the school.
With my 3 children, 2 rabbits, 3 guinea pigs (not forgetting my wonderful husband!) and busy working life, I have little spare time but do enjoy travelling, walking, camping and being by the sea. I also love reading; enjoy cooking new vegetarian and vegan recipes with my children; and have to admit to being both a massive Star Wars and West Ham fan!