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Asby Endowed School

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'Together with the staff and governors, you have ensured that the school continues to be a welcoming school that serves the local community well. You have created strong relationships with the small number of families whose children attend the school'. Ofsted October 2018

 

Meet our dedicated teachers and staff, who are committed to providing a high quality learning experience for all the children at Asby Endowed School.

 

Rachel Smith
Consultant Headteacher

I started my teaching career in Sheffield in a large rural school in Derbyshire where I worked for three years, movingonto an inner city school in Sheffield where I also worked for three years and eventually settling and  working in a range of schools in the Eden valley.

 

I have been head teacher at Long Marton school for over 20 years, I am a qualified Local Leader in Education and have been working with Asby school since last October 2012. Since April 2013 I have taken on the role of Consultant Headteacher.

 

 

Michelle Clark
Class 2 Teacher

 

I completed my PGCE teaching training in 2008 after graduating from Bournemouth University with a degree in Archaeology. I have taught in a number of different school, both large and small schools in Coventry, Cyprus, Italy and North Yorkshire.  I moved to Cumbria in 2016, and returned to teaching after maternity leave at Long Marton Community School where I taught English and Maths to Year 2. 

 

This is my first appointment as a Senior Teacher and I am excited about the challenges that lay ahead.

 

 

Emma Capstick
Class 1 Teacher

 

I qualified from St Martin's, Carlisle and worked in a small Eden school for a short time before joining Asby Endowed School in 2006. During my time at Asby I have also completed a PGCE in special educational needs.

 

When not at school I enjoy spending time with my three young children.

 

 

Heather Lowthian

Science, Computing & Music Teacher

 

I teach Science, Computing and Music to both Class 1 and 2.  I have a degree in Microbiology with Environmental Science and worked as a microbiologist for 5 years before completing a PGCE at St.Martin's College in Carlisle in 2002.  I teach at several of the local primary schools.  My daughter attended Asby Endowed School. Outside of school, I enjoy walking and horse riding.

 

 

Rosie Slack
Teaching Assistant

 

My name is Rosalie Slack, however everyone calls me 'Rosie'.  I have been a parent of pupils at Asby School, and for several years I have also been a teaching assistant in the KS2 classroom.

 

 

Joyce Law

Teaching Assistant

 

After leaving school and completing a NVQ 3 in Hotel and Catering & working in the catering trade for 7 years . I had a complete career change!  I trained at Biggins Nursery while studying & completing my NVQ Level 3 in Childcare  and Education.  I  also completed a Teaching Assistant Course.  I then worked as a Teaching Assistant at Ravenstonedale Primary School for 12 years before joining Asby School in 2015.

 

 

Kate Walsh

French Teacher

 

I love French having lived in France for a couple of years! I teach in 6 primary schools within the Eden Valley.  I began teaching in secondary schools but now thoroughly enjoy introducing the language to younger learners.  Out of school, I enjoy mountain biking, skiing and running with the rest of my family and dog!

 

 

Margaret Barker
Small School Business Manager

 

I look after administrative matters and manage the finances of the school. I also ensure the building is well-maintained.

 

 

Dianne Maughan

Cleaner In Charge

 

I live on the outskirts of the village of Great Asby, and I have one son, who attended the school.  I started working at the school on October 2003. I am also a school governor. 

 

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