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Meet the Team

The Reception Team



Kingfisher Class



Mr Parfitt


Mr Parfitt is the teacher in Kingfisher class and also the ‘Phase Leader’ for  the Early Years Foundation Stage.


Miss Parkin


Miss Parkin is a ‘Higher Level Teaching Assistant’ working in Kingfisher class with responsibility to support the teaching and learning of the class.


Miss Gunner


Miss Gunner specific role is to work closely with one of the children within Reception class, although she also has broader responsibilities for supporting teaching and learning within the class.  


Miss Fairweather


Miss Fairweather is a Graduate Intern who is spending one year working at St Helen’s in order to develop teaching  knowledge and skills before potentially commencing  a teacher training course.



Hummingbird Class



Miss Tempest  


Miss Tempest is the class teacher in Hummingbird class.


Mrs Warner


Mrs Warner is the classroom assistant in Hummingbird class with responsibility to support the teaching and learning within the class.


Mr Oliver


Mr Oliver is a classroom assistant in Hummingbird class who works closely with one child within the class but also has broader responsibilities for supporting teaching and learning.


Mrs Crisp


Mrs Crisp is a ‘Higher Level Teaching Assistant’ who works in Hummingbird class on a Monday afternoon. She works closely with Miss Tempest.



University and College Students


You may notice other adults supporting more familiar faces in the mornings and afternoons and these are probably local university or college students. We are very keen to encourage these individuals into our school as we feel that this benefits, not only the development of skills and experiences for these individuals, but also, crucially, provides the children within our classes access to more focused, small group or individual activities. This improves the learning for all children within the class.








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