School Staff

Mrs Peel BSc (Hons) Geography  PGCE (Primary) NPQH

Mrs Peel BSc (Hons) Geography PGCE (Primary) NPQH

Headteacher, Designated Safeguarding Lead, Subject Lead for PE & Geography

I was educated at Kirkby-in-Malhamdale Primary school and then at Skipton Girls’ High School. After a successful degree course at Newcastle University I embarked on a career in teaching. My first post was at Ripon Cathedral School and then as deputy head teacher at Pudsey Greenside, Leeds. Prior to this position I was head teacher at Rathmell C of E Primary School. I am married with two children and am committed to improving pupils learning.

Mrs Dawson

Mrs Dawson

Oak Class Teacher (Y6) & SENCO, Designated Safeguarding Lead, PSHE, Mental Health & Wellbeing

I am originally from Liverpool, but moved to Yorkshire 14 years ago, although I now live in Lancashire. I am married and have three young children, who keep me very busy! I have taught at Hellifield Primary School, as well as working with children with additional needs in many different Primary schools across Craven. I joined Gargrave Primary School in September 2017. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

Mrs Holme

Mrs Holme

Ash Class Teacher (Y1/Y2) Subject Lead for Maths, Art & DT, School Based Mentor

I have worked at Gargrave Primary school since 2006 and prior to that I worked at Lothersdale Primary school, St Philips CE in Nelson and Calversyke Middle School which was in Keighley.  I am married with two sons and we live on a farm!  Before qualifying as a teacher in 1995 I completed a photographic degree and then had a variety of jobs from advertising to catering.  I enjoy painting, walking, spending time with family and friends and holidays!

Mrs Carson

Mrs Carson

Sycamore Class Teacher (Y5)

The Yorkshire Dales have been my home for a few years now, after living and teaching in Cheltenham. I am glad to be in the North again, having spent happy teenage years in South Manchester. I studied for my teaching degree in Reading and my first job took me to Aldershot where I taught children from military families. In my free time I love to be with my two grown up sons: watching them play cricket or walking in limestone country.

Mrs Spensley

Mrs Spensley

Apple Class (EYFS) Teacher (Job Share) Subject Lead for RE & EYFS

I’ve been a primary school teacher since 2001, teaching in schools in the Yorkshire Dales. I have two children and family life keeps me very busy! I love reading and can often be found with my nose in a book. My children play rugby so I can often be seen (and heard) supporting from the sidelines. I am looking forward to teaching Apple Class in September 2020!

Miss Turner

Miss Turner

Willow Class Teacher (Y3/Y4) Subject Lead for Science & Computing

I have recently moved to Yorkshire from Heysham where I grew up. I graduated as a teacher from the University of Cumbria after spending many years working in Nursery’s. I then moved to London for my first few years teaching before moving back up north. I enjoy being outdoors, reading and spending time with my friends and family.

Mrs Aldous

Mrs Aldous

School Business Manager Designated Safeguarding Lead

Having lived around this area until 18, I travelled to Hong Kong where I lived and worked for 3 1/2 years.  I then moved to North Devon for the next 6 years and then back to “good old Yorkshire” where I married and had two children.  I joined Gargrave School in February 2010, and gained a level 4 diploma in school business management in 2015.  I enjoy gardening, meeting friends, riding my motorbike and walking my dog around the gorgeous area in which we live.

Miss Heseltine

Miss Heseltine

Teaching Assistant

I grew up in Malham and went to school in Skipton. After studying Sport & Recreation Mngt at Staffs University I worked in Leisure & Recreation centres for many years in Kingston upon Thames and Central London. I then moved to New Zealand and managed private swimming schools and spent a lot of time teaching swimming to school age children. More recently, since 2011 I have worked in Events, large Multi-Sport events – I worked for the London Olympics 2012 and the last 3 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014, Gold Coast 2018 & Birmingham 2022 before joining Gargrave school in September 2022 as a TA.

Mrs Driver

Mrs Driver

French Specialist Teacher

I am originally from France where I obtained a degree in International Marketing and Management. I moved to England 13 years ago to work as a manager of an international freight company for a couple of years. I swiftly moved on to teaching French in local primary schools. After taking a break to raise my wonderful little family, I returned to teaching this year as a teaching assistant with a view to eventually training as a teacher. I thoroughly enjoy being part of the Gargrave team and I am thankful to be able to carry on teaching French on a weekly basis. 

Mrs Chadwick

Mrs Chadwick

Teaching Assistant

I live in Skipton and have worked at Gargrave for 13 years.  I started in reception and gradually worked my way through the year groups, now working with Key Stage 2 children.

Mrs Martinez

Mrs Martinez

Teaching Assistant & MSA

I was born in Spain.  I went to university and have a degree in Politics.  I have 2 beautiful children.  I came to England 5 years ago and love being a part of Gargrave School’s family.

Mrs Deville

Mrs Deville

Teaching Assistant

I moved to Skipton over 28 years ago from Rotherham, South Yorkshire because of my husband’s job.  We have 2 children.  My interests are reading, walking and caravanning.  I also have a wish list of places in the world I would like to visit and I’m slowly ticking them off.

Mrs Gilmartin

Mrs Gilmartin

Teaching Assistant & MSA

I grew up in the North East of England and came to live in Yorkshire in 2005. My career was in Sales, Marketing and Finance, until I raised my family. I have two sons and a daughter. My hobbies include hiking, gardening and holidays. I’m a big history fan and read lots of history books and love music!.

Mrs Walton-Brown

Mrs Walton-Brown

Teaching Assistant & MSA

I started work at Gargrave school in September 2015.  Prior to that I worked with children and their families.  I have 2 children and enjoy spending time with family and friends.

Mrs Gormley

Mrs Gormley

Teaching Assistant & MSA

I moved to Gargrave from London in 2016 after ten years working in charity PR and communications. In my spare time, I enjoy day trips with my lovely family, going to the theatre, gardening and anything to do with art and craft.

 

Miss Daley

Miss Daley

Teaching Assistant & MSA

I moved to Silsden in 2020 from Harrogate. I have been a teacher since 2015. I have worked in schools in Bradford and Harrogate until I had my first child in 2021. My hobbies include cooking, baking and reading. I enjoy spending time with my partner and daughter exploring the Yorkshire dales and beyond.

Miss Wild

Miss Wild

Triangle Club Leader & MSA

I was brought up in Ilkley and attended Ilkley Grammar School.  I moved to Gargrave 20 years ago and I have 3 children all of who attended Gargrave School.  I worked at Gargrave Pre-School before joining the team as Out of School Club leader and MSA.  I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, walking our puppy and going to the cinema.

Mrs Robinson

Mrs Robinson

Triangle Club Assistant

Originally from Barnoldswick, I went to Gisburn Road Infant/Junior School and later to St Monica’s Convent  in Skipton, I then studied fashion at Bradford College of Art. I have worked in fashion houses in London and later in Leeds and Nottingham. For a 5 yr period I had my own business designing children’s wear and taught fashion and dressmaking at Nelson & Colne College and Lancashire College. I have 3 children and 5 grandchildren, with another one on the way. Family is important, I love to help and be with them as much as possible.

Mrs Halls

Mrs Halls

Cook & MSA

I grew up in North Yorkshire moving to the Skipton area when I was 7 and attending Carleton Primary School & SGHS. I spent 10 years in Australia, working for Yachting Australia, then moved to South West Scotland and finally back home to Yorkshire in 2014. I have four children, and I am also very involved in Girl Guiding in the area.

Mrs Fellows

Mrs Fellows

Kitchen Assistant & MSA

I grew up in Folkestone, Kent. I went to university in Bristol. I lived there for 19 years in which time I enjoyed a career in accountancy, met my husband and we had our daughter. In 2017 after visiting friends in the Yorkshire Dales we fell in love with the area and relocated here. I run my own fabric business and love sewing in my spare time.