Coppice Valley Primary School

Learners for Life

Key Stage 1 Team

 

Mr Cawte, Deputy Head & Year 2 Teacher (Job-share)
Mr Cawte, Deputy Head & Year 2 Teacher (Job-share)

After spending many years in retail and leisure, managing cinemas and book shops, I decided to retrain as a primary teacher. In 2011, I joined the Coppice family as a newly qualified teacher and can't imagine teaching anywhere else. I have a passion for teaching early reading and have lectured in phonics and early reading for a number of teaching training programs. I also have a habit of retaining very useless bits of information!

Mrs Jessop, Year 2 TA
Mrs Jessop, Year 2 TA

My name is Katerina Jessop, after graduating as a teacher in the Czech Republic, I worked in a number of teaching and non-teaching roles. I  joined Coppice Valley Primary School in 2020 as an advanced teaching assistant and currently work in Year 2. 

Miss Dodd, Year 2 Teacher (maternity leave)
Miss Dodd, Year 2 Teacher (maternity leave)
Miss Morris, Year 1 Teacher
Miss Morris, Year 1 Teacher

I studied a BA Honours Degree in Drama and Theatre Arts at the University of Birmingham prior training as an actress at Drama Studio in London. I spent several years working as an actress, predominantly in Shakespearean productions and latterly in Theatre in Education in which I specialised in taking Shakespeare into schools. This led me to decide to take a career change and become a teacher. I trained with Red Kite Teacher training and received her PGCE from the University of Leeds. 

Mrs Gibbons, Year 2 Teacher (maternity cover)
Mrs Gibbons, Year 2 Teacher (maternity cover)

I started my teaching career teaching Spanish and French in a Secondary school before moving into primary teaching. I still love to speak other languages and I really enjoy travelling to other countries.  I have 2 football-mad sons so much of my time outside of work is spent cheering them on at their football training and matches!

Mrs Nalder, Year 1 TA
Mrs Nalder, Year 1 TA

My name is Nicolle Nalder and I am a qualified Advanced Teaching Assistant currently working in year 1. I have been at Coppice for 10 years and before I moved to Year 1 I was in EYFS. Both my children were at Coppice and have had many happy years here.