Miss Lindsay (Head of School)
I am very proud to say that I am the Headteacher of Bishopstone. This is my eighth year as the HT. I also teach on a daily basis, mainly KS2.
I have been here since September 2013. Prior to this I have worked in Old Town, Swindon and then spent 7 years working for the British Embassy School Ankara, Turkey. I believe in quality teaching and learning and every child making progress. Our children are excited by learning and becoming learners and are always keen to share their progress with all the adults in the school.
I have one son, who attended Bishopstone School from Reception to Year 6 and I ensure the quality of education your children receive is what I would expect for my own. We work closely with other schools within our cluster to share expertise and build links for the children to benefit from.
Miss Pearson (EYFS/KS1 Teacher)
I have been teaching at Bishopstone School since September 2014. I started here as a Newly Qualified Teacher and have really enjoyed the challenges and rewards of working in a small school. I specialise in early years education and I hold Early Years Professional Status alongside my teacher training. I am passionate about my role of teaching the youngest pupils in the school but I also enjoy teaching the older pupils when the chance arises. In my spare time I sing both as a soloist and as part of local choirs and groups.
Mrs Morris (KS2 Teacher)
As Key Stage Two Leader my mornings are dedicated to teaching Years 5 and 6.
In Maths, we learn the skills and techniques required to solve calculations and mathematical problems. In English, we study high- quality books or extracts to stimulate our reading and writing. Our lessons are supplemented with additional sessions where the focus is on grammar and spelling. We follow the National Curriculum in PSHE and explore topical events throughout the year. Our bespoke scheme in RE guides our lesson content and is complemented by our value for the term.
In the afternoons we are joined by years three and four.
Our rolling programme of topics frame our learning within a Geography, History or Science focus. We complete differentiated work and our busy afternoons usually have a practical element within them linked to the current topic. You will find us planning or conducting science experiments or completing an art or design project. We may be using logical reasoning to debug programs in computing or using technology to support or present our learning in different formats. We also enjoy composing musical pieces and use technology to improve our performances.
The tasks are challenging, enjoyable and engaging for all. I encourage and support the children to think for themselves, demonstrate good time management and become independent learners.
Mrs Golding (Part time specialist teacher)
I am a part time teacher who has been at the school for many years. I am a specialist music teacher with a passion for PSHE and circle time!
Mrs Perkins (Full time educational support assistant) - working with KS2
After formal training I spent a number of years as a Home Economics/Textile teacher. After starting a family, I then did some supply teaching and child minding. I've been working as a teaching assistant at Bishopstone for the last 20 years.
Mrs Warrick (Full time educational support assistant - HLTA)
I work with children throughout the school, supporting academically within the classrooms in the morning, in the afternoon, as a fully trained ELSA, I work with individual children and groups. I have a wide range of training in many different areas of SEND children.
Mrs Tremlin (school administrator)
I have worked in the school office for over twenty years and have been a school governor for the last fifteen years. I have two children who have both attended Bishopstone School. I started as a parent governor and once they left for senior school I transferred to a non-teaching staff governor. I sit on the Accounting and Resources committee.
Mrs Rowe our peripatetic music teacher
Mrs Rowe is professional musician / teacher who been working with pupils of all ages for over 30 years. She specialises in a method of group strings (cello and violin) teaching which creates an enjoyable, ensemble musical experience. Using a practical approach, with games, songs, performance and backing tracks children make musical progress and have great fun at the same time! Mrs Rowe currently works in seven local primary schools through Swindon Music Service managed by local music hub, Make Music Swindon.
We are also delighted to have long standing volunteers that help regularly including Mr and Mrs Waite, Mrs Wright, Mrs Higgs
The teachers of Bishopstone CE are the most valuable asset that we have! Consequently, despite being a tiny school and face challenges with cover, we aim to get all staff out and about so that they are continually developing their own CPD. Most recently Miss Pearson completed her NPQML with the highest score possible!! Well done Miss Pearson.
Below you can see some of the CPD that staff have undertaken from 2019 to 2021, that strengthens both teaching and care for the children.