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Name: Miss Bassett
Role: Reception Teacher, Foundation Leader, PE and RE Subject Leader
Favourite film: The Lion King
Favourite children’s book: The Jolly Christmas Postman
Favourite food: My dad’s roast dinner
Who inspires you: My Mum (the kindest person I know who would do anything to help anyone)
Favourite quote:Change begins at the end of your comfort zone!”


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Name: Miss Brisco
Role: Class Teacher and SENCO
Favourite film: Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Favourite children's book: Mrs Pepperpot – I loved all of the stories
Favourite food: Rhubarb crumble and custard
Who inspires you: People I meet who do lovely things to help others
Favourite quote:If you can’t say anything nice… Don’t say anything at all.” Bambi


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Name: Mrs Gregan
Role: Year 6 Class Teacher, PE and Computing Subject Leader
Favourite film: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Favourite children's book: Charlotte’s Web
Favourite food: Steak, chips, salad and peppercorn sauce
Who inspires you: My Grandad & Mother Theresa
Favourite quote: “If nothing ever changed, there would be no butterflies.” “Be prepared to accept change and fly!”


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Name: Mrs Harrison
Role: Year 3 Class Teacher. English Subject Leader
Favourite film: The Secret Garden
Favourite children's book: ‘Goodnight Mister Tom’ by Michelle Magorian. I read this book when I was in Year 6 and have loved it ever since. I also loved ‘A Little Princess’ by Frances Hodgson.
Favourite food: All Italian food- particular pizza and pasta!
Who inspires you: I have many people in my life that inspire me for many different reasons, at work and at home. My Grandma has inspired me greatly as I have grown up and she taught me so much about life. Anne Frank is also an inspirational figure; a young girl with so much potential and gifts to offer the world. She went through a great ordeal but always had hope and belief in the people around her…’despite everything, I believe that people are really good’.
Favourite quote: All of Mother Theresa’s quotes inspire me to become a better person and to show love to all. These are two of my favourites: “Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”


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Name: Miss Hornby
Role: Headteacher
Favourite film: I have three!  It’s A Wonderful Life, The Wizard of Oz and The Sound of Music.
Favourite children's book: Charlotte’s Web which I read to my little sister when she was 7; following which she refused to eat meat (thought my mum would kill me!) and continues to be a vegetarian today.
Favourite food: A roast dinner with lots of roast potatoes and lashings of gravy.
Who inspires you: So many people; Mother Teresa, Pope Francis, Martin Luther King, whose actions have changed the lives of others. On a more personal level my own dad who always told me to enjoy life as it is now.  
Favourite quote: There are so many quotes which move and inspire me. Mother Teresa I think put it beautifully: ‘I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world’ and Gandhi, who challenges us to be better human beings: ‘Be the change you want to see in the world today.’


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Name: Mrs Hotchkiss
Role: Deputy Headteacher, Year 5 Class Teacher, Curriculum Leader, Numeracy & Geography Subject Leader, Student Co-ordinator
Favourite film: Twelve Angry Men
Favourite children's book: “The tale Jeremy Fisher” by Beatrix Potter (any of her stories)
Favourite food: Smoked salmon
Who inspires you: My Grandad
Favourite quote: “Without hope! Without witness! Without reward.” The 12th Doctor


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Name: Mrs Lyons
Role: Year 4 Class Teacher, English and HRSE Subject Leader
Favourite film: Annie
Favourite children's book: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Favourite food: Seafood
Who inspires you: My Mother because she is so kind
Favourite quote: “Feel the fear and do it anyway” Susan Jeffers


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Name: Miss Mallinson
Role: Music Teacher
Favourite film: The Holiday
Favourite children's book: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Favourite food: Seafood linguine
Who inspires you: My Mum
Favourite quote: “He who sings prays twice” St. Augustine


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Name: Miss Lane
Role: Year 1 Class Teacher
Favourite film: The Lion King
Favourite children's book: The Tale of Tom Kitten
Favourite food: My Nana’s homemade Apple Pie
Who inspires you: My best friend Jenny, the kindest and most hardworking person I know
Favourite quote: “Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the lights.” Albus Dumbledore


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Name: Mr Nay
Role: Sports Coach
Favourite film: The Lion King
Favourite children's book: Mr Men books
Favourite food: Spaghetti Bolognese
Who inspires you: My son, Frankie Nay
Favourite quote: “Treat people the way you want to be treated.”


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Name: Miss Woodend
Role: Year 2 Class Teacher, Science and Music Subject Leader
Favourite film: Up
Favourite children's book: The tiger who came to tea
Favourite food: Roast chicken dinner with extra mashed potato
Who inspires you: My Year 5 primary school teacher – Miss Jackson
Favourite quote: “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” Dr. Seuss