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Diocese of West Yorkshire
 

Willo 

Staff

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

Headteacher     

       

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 Aldous

Administrator & Clerk to Governors

 

Having lived around the area for the first 18 years of my life, I travelled to Hong Kong where I lived for 3 1/2 years.  I then moved to 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.

Mrs Holme

Willow Class Teacher (Y3/Y4)

 

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 Garner

Teaching Assistant

 

I was brought up on a hill farm near Clapham, over a thousand feet above sea level!  I married my husband, Simon, and moved to Gargrave 26 years ago.  We have two daughters, Kate aged 23 and Emma who is 21.  I love gardening and walking, especially walking around the lake district.

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Mrs Comerford (Y4/Y5)

Sycamore Class Teacher

 

I’m originally from Cardiff but moved to Skipton from Worcester at the end of July 2016. I’m married with two children. My career has been varied; before having children I worked as a Stenographer in Court rooms, the House of Lords and at Conferences around the country but when my children were young I gave up work to study a BSc in Psychology. I spent some time teaching Music to pre-school children and then took my PGCE. Before moving to Gargrave Primary I worked in a very small school, only 44 children! I love singing, spending time with family and friends and, like Mrs Holme, holidays!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Driver

Teaching Assistant & MSA

 

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 Spensley (Awaiting Photo)

EYFS Teacher

 

I grew up in Lancashire before moving to the Yorkshire Dales 17 years ago when I got married.  I have 2 children.  I enjoy reading and watching my children play rugby.  I joined Gargrave Primary School in September 2017.

 

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.

Miss Hesleden (Y1/Y2)

Ash Class Teacher

 

I grew up in Malhamdale, attending Kirkby Malham, Aireville and Ilkley Grammar School.  After leaving school I worked as a teaching assistant before completing a four year degree in Primary Education with QTS at Leeds Metropolitan University.  I enjoy spending time with my friends, walking, playing squash and netball.  I joined Gargrave school in September 2014.

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 Y5/Y6 children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Dawson (Awaiting Photo)

Sycamore Class Teacher

 

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 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.

Dr Lindsay

Oak Class Teacher (Y6)

 

I grew up in Bingley, attending Myrtle Park Primary and Bradford Girls’. I studied Archaeology at the University of Manchester gaining a BA, MA (in Stone Age archaeology) and a PhD. Having worked in Museums for several years I decided to return to education and studied for a PGCE in Primary Education at the University of Leeds. In my spare time I enjoy baking, gardening and spending time with Mr Lindsay and Plato our cat.

 

 

Mrs Lawrence

Teaching Assistant & MSA

 

 I was brought up in the New Forest and then lived in Herefordshire, working as a registered nurse.  My husband and I have recently moved to the area to be near our grandson.  I enjoy walking our six dogs and all aspects of craft.

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 Lord

Teaching Assistant & MSA

 

I was born in Canada and moved to England when I was a small child.  I moved to Skipton in 2002 and live here with my husband and three children.  I am currently doing a degree in "Young Children's Learning and Development" and intend to take my PGCE and train to be a teacher.  

 

I love being part of the team at Gargrave School, getting to know all the children and watching them grow in confidence.

Miss Bunting

MSA & Kitchen Assistant

 

I have worked at Gargrave Primary School since 2010.  I have 5 children who all attended Gargrave School.  My hobbies are sewing, watching movies, walking, dining out and spending time with the children.

 

 

Mrs Ali (awaiting photo)

Out of School Club Assistant 

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Miss Wild

Out of School 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 Gilmartin (awaiting photo)

Teaching Assistant & MSA

 

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Mrs Flinn-Smith (awaiting photo)

Teaching Assistant

 

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