Introducing our Staff 1

I joined St James’ Catholic Primary School as Year 1 class teacher in 2013 bringing 3 years of teaching experience with me.  I find St James’ a wonderful community to be a member of and I have thoroughly enjoyed being part of its development over the last two years.  As well as teaching Year 1 and being part of the Key Stage 1 team I have recently become Science Coordinator.  This is a role I look forward to as I have a background in science, completing a degree in Biomedical Science before training to be a teacher.  In my spare time I enjoying spending time in the outdoors, walking and cycling, and enjoy traveling to other countries when I can. Miss Chapman.

I have worked at St James’ since September 2011. I was first employed as class teacher in a mixed year 1/2 class then becoming a straight year 1 class after two years. I then had my little girl in 2014 and when I returned from maternity leave I joined the early years team and became the nursery teacher and also took on a new role of Numbers Count teacher. So I teach nursery in the morning and work with children one to one doing Numbers Count 3 afternoons a week. Numbers Count is a bespoke maths intervention for children from year 2 upwards. I am also the Art and DT coordinator (working with Mrs Collins).  Mrs Rutter.

Hello I’m Mrs Malone,
I was employed as a Nursery Nurse 10 years ago to work at St James nursery and reception class. Since having my two boys Jack 7yrs and Ewan 4 yrs old I have been working part time.
We now run as a unit. So even though I’m based in the Reception class I also get to interact, observe and work alongside both reception and nursery children. Which I absolutely love!
Im also a qualified pediatric first aider. I went to college straight after leaving school to train as a nursery nurse. I have a CCE (Child care education) certificate and the NNEB Diploma. This took me 3 years.
I have therefore been working in schools for the last 18 years or so! Wow that has gone fast!
I love my job and especially love being part of the St James family.