Team Lanesend

Our staff are known as "Team Lanesend" and as a team we are all here to help every child develop their learning potential.

Content is still to be added.

Meet our team:

Quick links
Headteacher and Deputy - Premises - Lunch team and Kitchen team - Teachers - LSAs - Office team - Inclusion Team - Additional Teaching Staff - Music Tuition

Headteacher and Deputy


Tara Hopkinson

Early Years Foundation Stage Lead
email me here

Unbelievably, this is my ninth year working in Reception at Lanesend Primary School; my first teaching post having completed my PGCE at Bath Spa University. Prior to this, I studied at the University of Southampton and gained my degree in English Language and Literature. I am Early Years Lead and a member of the Progression Team, with responsibility for Early Years and Transition, supporting children and their
read more...

Tabitha Wren

Early Years Foundation Stage
Email me here.

This is my fifth year as a teacher at Lanesend Primary School, where I was lucky enough to get my first teaching post in Reception. I studied in Bristol, obtaining a degree in Early Childhood Education, followed by a PGCE in Primary Education at the University of Brighton, where I specialised in Early Years and Key Stage 1. Early Years has always been an interest of mine, as I find it incredibly rewarding setting
read more...

Gemma Hinkley

Early Years Foundation Stage Teacher
email me here

This is my first year at Lanesend Primary and I feel very lucky to have been given the opportunity to join such a friendly and unique team. Before joining Lanesend I worked for 16 years at another island primary school.Since the age of five I was determined I wanted to be a teacher and 17 years later here I am doing my dream job and loving every day. I completed my teaching degree at St Mark and St John’s in
read more...

Sally Coppen

Year 1 Teacher
email link here

I am a teacher in Year 1 Gruffalo Class where we love learning and have lots of fun. When I started teaching it was teaching Science in a High School to students up to eighteen years old but I have also taught in Reception and all Primary year groups. I love learning new things and being with the wonderful children.  
read more...

Jessica McQueen

Year 1 Teacher
Email me here

This is my fifth year teaching at Lanesend Primary School, where I was lucky enough to get my first teaching post. I have been fortunate to have taught in Year 2, Reception and now in Year 1. I studied at Winchester University and have fulfilled placements in a range of schools across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. I was part of The University of Winchester Netball Team and I now play in the Isle of Wight Netball
read more...

Sarah Fifield

Year 1 Teacher
Email me here

I moved to the Island 10 years ago with my family and it was the best move ever. I qualified as a teacher in 1994 and since then have taught in a number of schools both on the mainland and on the island. I worked as a supply teacher on and off whilst raising our 4 children. I love running, singing and being with my family.  
read more...

Sylvie Poulton

Year 1 Teacher
email me here

My path to a career in teaching has taken me all over the country on a route through lots of different jobs; my favourite role was managing a huge bookshop. I trained as a teacher over in Portsmouth at the same time as my now teenage daughter was starting school and we came back to the Island a few years ago. Teaching is definitely in my blood and guiding and nurturing children through their early years in school
read more...

Maryann Price

Year 2 Teacher
Email me here


Since joining Lanesend Primary I have had the pleasure of working with so many lovely families.  I am currently teaching Year Two and I am thrilled to be part of such an amazing and unique team. Over the last fifteen years I have worked in four other Island schools as class teacher, teaching assistant and as a support for individual children.   I am a mother of two children and enjoy spending my
read more...

Katie Lewis

Year 2 Teacher
email me here


I feel very lucky to be a member of Team Lanesend and have been part of the school for about eight years now.When I left school I trained to be a teacher and once I had qualified I worked at an infant school in Northamptonshire. Living away from the Island was fun, but having been spoilt with a childhood of sunshine, walks and beaches we decided to return. Moving back after ten years away was exciting! I
read more...

Lizzie Westbrook

Year 3 Teacher
email link here

I am in my fifth year of working in year 3 since joining Lanesend. I have responsibility  for PE and sport across the school. We have some amazing sports people in our school which also helps my love of winning!Out of school I play for Gurnard netball club with my sister Karen. I also have a Shetland pony called Dave who my nieces love to to ride and take for walks! He even came into school for show and tell
read more...

Lucy Wyld

Year 3 Teacher
email me here


I am a year 3 teacher, in my second year of teaching, loving the variety and excitement that the role brings everyday. At university, I completed my degree in History and this is still one of my favourite subjects to teach, encouraging the children to investigate and question. I really enjoy the variety that our whole school topics offer, and love planning and teaching the curriculum through
read more...

Shelly Bailey

Teacher


read more...

Dawn Gilbert

Year 4 Teacher
email me here

This is now my ninth year at Lanesend Primary and I feel very privileged to be working with such an amazing team, in an amazing school with amazing children. Prior to Lanesend I taught Year 5 in a Middle School which was a very interesting, challenging and exciting time for me and before this I was a teaching assistant where I was inspired and enthused by many amazing teachers that I worked with. I have taught
read more...

Graham Andre

Leader of Learning Year 3 & 4
email me here

I have worked in Education for over two decades, with roles ranging from school cleaner and secretary to teaching assistant and most recently class teacher. After several years of indecision and fear of paperwork I finally bit the bullet, completing a part time degree in Education and Training Studies and became qualified through the GTP route. I have experience in teaching all year groups, from Reception to Year 6
read more...

Ruth Gangonells

Year 4 Teacher
email me here

I was very lucky to have joined the Lanesend team in September 2016 as a PPA cover teacher in Years 1 & 2. I then covered a maternity leave in Year 5 and I haven't left since.Before this, my family and I lived in beautiful Girona, in Catalonia, Spain where I taught in an English immersion school after having started my teaching career in a school in Kent.In my free time, I enjoy being
read more...

Matt Thorne

Year 5 Teacher
email me here


I have been fortunate enough to join the Lanesend team this year having spent my teaching career in secondary school. I have taught English and Classical Civilisation and relish the opportunity to teach Maths and Science and the whole diverse spectrum of subjects that the school offers. However, my love will always be literature having studied it a Cambridge University and I hope to pass that passion on to the
read more...

Elisa Jones

Year 5 Teacher
email me here


I am Miss Jones, I am the teacher for Mary Poppins class, in year five. This is my first year as a ‘real teacher’ and I am loving every minute. My class are gorgeous, and luckily, are on board with my passion of all of things theatre. I have been a member of the Wight Strollers and have been since I was 5, I have been on their committee for almost two years a lead the carnival side of things too.
read more...

Becky Brailsford

Year 6 Teacher
email me here


Although I am new to Team Lanesend, I have been teaching for over 20 years.  Initially I taught on the mainland, in a junior school in Glastonbury.  After nine years there I moved to the island and have since taught in a middle school and two primary schools before arriving here in September.  During my career I have taught across the whole of Key Stage 2 and also in Years 7 and 8 (though I much
read more...

Amy Troy

Year 6 Teacher
email me here


This is not only my first year in Lanesend Primary, but my first year as a class teacher! I am thrilled to have the opportunity to further my teaching career in a school as lovely as Lanesend, with the fabulous team that work here. I completed my Bachelor of Education degree at home in Ireland in 2017 and spent a year gaining valuable experience in a range of schools before taking the next step to have a class of
read more...

Sam Read

Year 6 Teacher
Email me here


‘I joined Team Lanesend in September 2017 after working through all 3 tiers of education over the last 12 years. Initially I taught at Solent Middle School and then after 3 enjoyable years I moved to Cowes High School. During this time I taught a range of year groups and subjects, but my particularly specialism is in Geography. During this time I became Head of Year 7, working with children and families to support
read more...

Georgia Dyer

Year 6 Teacher

email me here.




read more...

Teachers


Tara Hopkinson

Early Years Foundation Stage Lead
email me here

Unbelievably, this is my ninth year working in Reception at Lanesend Primary School; my first teaching post having completed my PGCE at Bath Spa University. Prior to this, I studied at the University of Southampton and gained my degree in English Language and Literature. I am Early Years Lead and a member of the Progression Team, with responsibility for Early Years and Transition, supporting children and their
read more...

Tabitha Wren

Early Years Foundation Stage
Email me here.

This is my fifth year as a teacher at Lanesend Primary School, where I was lucky enough to get my first teaching post in Reception. I studied in Bristol, obtaining a degree in Early Childhood Education, followed by a PGCE in Primary Education at the University of Brighton, where I specialised in Early Years and Key Stage 1. Early Years has always been an interest of mine, as I find it incredibly rewarding setting
read more...

Gemma Hinkley

Early Years Foundation Stage Teacher
email me here

This is my first year at Lanesend Primary and I feel very lucky to have been given the opportunity to join such a friendly and unique team. Before joining Lanesend I worked for 16 years at another island primary school.Since the age of five I was determined I wanted to be a teacher and 17 years later here I am doing my dream job and loving every day. I completed my teaching degree at St Mark and St John’s in
read more...

Sally Coppen

Year 1 Teacher
email link here

I am a teacher in Year 1 Gruffalo Class where we love learning and have lots of fun. When I started teaching it was teaching Science in a High School to students up to eighteen years old but I have also taught in Reception and all Primary year groups. I love learning new things and being with the wonderful children.  
read more...

Jessica McQueen

Year 1 Teacher
Email me here

This is my fifth year teaching at Lanesend Primary School, where I was lucky enough to get my first teaching post. I have been fortunate to have taught in Year 2, Reception and now in Year 1. I studied at Winchester University and have fulfilled placements in a range of schools across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. I was part of The University of Winchester Netball Team and I now play in the Isle of Wight Netball
read more...

Sarah Fifield

Year 1 Teacher
Email me here

I moved to the Island 10 years ago with my family and it was the best move ever. I qualified as a teacher in 1994 and since then have taught in a number of schools both on the mainland and on the island. I worked as a supply teacher on and off whilst raising our 4 children. I love running, singing and being with my family.  
read more...

Sylvie Poulton

Year 1 Teacher
email me here

My path to a career in teaching has taken me all over the country on a route through lots of different jobs; my favourite role was managing a huge bookshop. I trained as a teacher over in Portsmouth at the same time as my now teenage daughter was starting school and we came back to the Island a few years ago. Teaching is definitely in my blood and guiding and nurturing children through their early years in school
read more...

Maryann Price

Year 2 Teacher
Email me here


Since joining Lanesend Primary I have had the pleasure of working with so many lovely families.  I am currently teaching Year Two and I am thrilled to be part of such an amazing and unique team. Over the last fifteen years I have worked in four other Island schools as class teacher, teaching assistant and as a support for individual children.   I am a mother of two children and enjoy spending my
read more...

Katie Lewis

Year 2 Teacher
email me here


I feel very lucky to be a member of Team Lanesend and have been part of the school for about eight years now.When I left school I trained to be a teacher and once I had qualified I worked at an infant school in Northamptonshire. Living away from the Island was fun, but having been spoilt with a childhood of sunshine, walks and beaches we decided to return. Moving back after ten years away was exciting! I
read more...

Lizzie Westbrook

Year 3 Teacher
email link here

I am in my fifth year of working in year 3 since joining Lanesend. I have responsibility  for PE and sport across the school. We have some amazing sports people in our school which also helps my love of winning!Out of school I play for Gurnard netball club with my sister Karen. I also have a Shetland pony called Dave who my nieces love to to ride and take for walks! He even came into school for show and tell
read more...

Lucy Wyld

Year 3 Teacher
email me here


I am a year 3 teacher, in my second year of teaching, loving the variety and excitement that the role brings everyday. At university, I completed my degree in History and this is still one of my favourite subjects to teach, encouraging the children to investigate and question. I really enjoy the variety that our whole school topics offer, and love planning and teaching the curriculum through
read more...

Shelly Bailey

Teacher


read more...

Dawn Gilbert

Year 4 Teacher
email me here

This is now my ninth year at Lanesend Primary and I feel very privileged to be working with such an amazing team, in an amazing school with amazing children. Prior to Lanesend I taught Year 5 in a Middle School which was a very interesting, challenging and exciting time for me and before this I was a teaching assistant where I was inspired and enthused by many amazing teachers that I worked with. I have taught
read more...

Graham Andre

Leader of Learning Year 3 & 4
email me here

I have worked in Education for over two decades, with roles ranging from school cleaner and secretary to teaching assistant and most recently class teacher. After several years of indecision and fear of paperwork I finally bit the bullet, completing a part time degree in Education and Training Studies and became qualified through the GTP route. I have experience in teaching all year groups, from Reception to Year 6
read more...

Ruth Gangonells

Year 4 Teacher
email me here

I was very lucky to have joined the Lanesend team in September 2016 as a PPA cover teacher in Years 1 & 2. I then covered a maternity leave in Year 5 and I haven't left since.Before this, my family and I lived in beautiful Girona, in Catalonia, Spain where I taught in an English immersion school after having started my teaching career in a school in Kent.In my free time, I enjoy being
read more...

Matt Thorne

Year 5 Teacher
email me here


I have been fortunate enough to join the Lanesend team this year having spent my teaching career in secondary school. I have taught English and Classical Civilisation and relish the opportunity to teach Maths and Science and the whole diverse spectrum of subjects that the school offers. However, my love will always be literature having studied it a Cambridge University and I hope to pass that passion on to the
read more...

Elisa Jones

Year 5 Teacher
email me here


I am Miss Jones, I am the teacher for Mary Poppins class, in year five. This is my first year as a ‘real teacher’ and I am loving every minute. My class are gorgeous, and luckily, are on board with my passion of all of things theatre. I have been a member of the Wight Strollers and have been since I was 5, I have been on their committee for almost two years a lead the carnival side of things too.
read more...

Becky Brailsford

Year 6 Teacher
email me here


Although I am new to Team Lanesend, I have been teaching for over 20 years.  Initially I taught on the mainland, in a junior school in Glastonbury.  After nine years there I moved to the island and have since taught in a middle school and two primary schools before arriving here in September.  During my career I have taught across the whole of Key Stage 2 and also in Years 7 and 8 (though I much
read more...

Amy Troy

Year 6 Teacher
email me here


This is not only my first year in Lanesend Primary, but my first year as a class teacher! I am thrilled to have the opportunity to further my teaching career in a school as lovely as Lanesend, with the fabulous team that work here. I completed my Bachelor of Education degree at home in Ireland in 2017 and spent a year gaining valuable experience in a range of schools before taking the next step to have a class of
read more...

Sam Read

Year 6 Teacher
Email me here


‘I joined Team Lanesend in September 2017 after working through all 3 tiers of education over the last 12 years. Initially I taught at Solent Middle School and then after 3 enjoyable years I moved to Cowes High School. During this time I taught a range of year groups and subjects, but my particularly specialism is in Geography. During this time I became Head of Year 7, working with children and families to support
read more...

Georgia Dyer

Year 6 Teacher

email me here.




read more...

Inclusion Team


Tara Hopkinson

Early Years Foundation Stage Lead
email me here

Unbelievably, this is my ninth year working in Reception at Lanesend Primary School; my first teaching post having completed my PGCE at Bath Spa University. Prior to this, I studied at the University of Southampton and gained my degree in English Language and Literature. I am Early Years Lead and a member of the Progression Team, with responsibility for Early Years and Transition, supporting children and their
read more...

Tabitha Wren

Early Years Foundation Stage
Email me here.

This is my fifth year as a teacher at Lanesend Primary School, where I was lucky enough to get my first teaching post in Reception. I studied in Bristol, obtaining a degree in Early Childhood Education, followed by a PGCE in Primary Education at the University of Brighton, where I specialised in Early Years and Key Stage 1. Early Years has always been an interest of mine, as I find it incredibly rewarding setting
read more...

Gemma Hinkley

Early Years Foundation Stage Teacher
email me here

This is my first year at Lanesend Primary and I feel very lucky to have been given the opportunity to join such a friendly and unique team. Before joining Lanesend I worked for 16 years at another island primary school.Since the age of five I was determined I wanted to be a teacher and 17 years later here I am doing my dream job and loving every day. I completed my teaching degree at St Mark and St John’s in
read more...

Sally Coppen

Year 1 Teacher
email link here

I am a teacher in Year 1 Gruffalo Class where we love learning and have lots of fun. When I started teaching it was teaching Science in a High School to students up to eighteen years old but I have also taught in Reception and all Primary year groups. I love learning new things and being with the wonderful children.  
read more...

Jessica McQueen

Year 1 Teacher
Email me here

This is my fifth year teaching at Lanesend Primary School, where I was lucky enough to get my first teaching post. I have been fortunate to have taught in Year 2, Reception and now in Year 1. I studied at Winchester University and have fulfilled placements in a range of schools across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. I was part of The University of Winchester Netball Team and I now play in the Isle of Wight Netball
read more...

Sarah Fifield

Year 1 Teacher
Email me here

I moved to the Island 10 years ago with my family and it was the best move ever. I qualified as a teacher in 1994 and since then have taught in a number of schools both on the mainland and on the island. I worked as a supply teacher on and off whilst raising our 4 children. I love running, singing and being with my family.  
read more...

Sylvie Poulton

Year 1 Teacher
email me here

My path to a career in teaching has taken me all over the country on a route through lots of different jobs; my favourite role was managing a huge bookshop. I trained as a teacher over in Portsmouth at the same time as my now teenage daughter was starting school and we came back to the Island a few years ago. Teaching is definitely in my blood and guiding and nurturing children through their early years in school
read more...

Maryann Price

Year 2 Teacher
Email me here


Since joining Lanesend Primary I have had the pleasure of working with so many lovely families.  I am currently teaching Year Two and I am thrilled to be part of such an amazing and unique team. Over the last fifteen years I have worked in four other Island schools as class teacher, teaching assistant and as a support for individual children.   I am a mother of two children and enjoy spending my
read more...

Katie Lewis

Year 2 Teacher
email me here


I feel very lucky to be a member of Team Lanesend and have been part of the school for about eight years now.When I left school I trained to be a teacher and once I had qualified I worked at an infant school in Northamptonshire. Living away from the Island was fun, but having been spoilt with a childhood of sunshine, walks and beaches we decided to return. Moving back after ten years away was exciting! I
read more...

Lizzie Westbrook

Year 3 Teacher
email link here

I am in my fifth year of working in year 3 since joining Lanesend. I have responsibility  for PE and sport across the school. We have some amazing sports people in our school which also helps my love of winning!Out of school I play for Gurnard netball club with my sister Karen. I also have a Shetland pony called Dave who my nieces love to to ride and take for walks! He even came into school for show and tell
read more...

Lucy Wyld

Year 3 Teacher
email me here


I am a year 3 teacher, in my second year of teaching, loving the variety and excitement that the role brings everyday. At university, I completed my degree in History and this is still one of my favourite subjects to teach, encouraging the children to investigate and question. I really enjoy the variety that our whole school topics offer, and love planning and teaching the curriculum through
read more...

Shelly Bailey

Teacher


read more...

Dawn Gilbert

Year 4 Teacher
email me here

This is now my ninth year at Lanesend Primary and I feel very privileged to be working with such an amazing team, in an amazing school with amazing children. Prior to Lanesend I taught Year 5 in a Middle School which was a very interesting, challenging and exciting time for me and before this I was a teaching assistant where I was inspired and enthused by many amazing teachers that I worked with. I have taught
read more...

Graham Andre

Leader of Learning Year 3 & 4
email me here

I have worked in Education for over two decades, with roles ranging from school cleaner and secretary to teaching assistant and most recently class teacher. After several years of indecision and fear of paperwork I finally bit the bullet, completing a part time degree in Education and Training Studies and became qualified through the GTP route. I have experience in teaching all year groups, from Reception to Year 6
read more...

Ruth Gangonells

Year 4 Teacher
email me here

I was very lucky to have joined the Lanesend team in September 2016 as a PPA cover teacher in Years 1 & 2. I then covered a maternity leave in Year 5 and I haven't left since.Before this, my family and I lived in beautiful Girona, in Catalonia, Spain where I taught in an English immersion school after having started my teaching career in a school in Kent.In my free time, I enjoy being
read more...

Matt Thorne

Year 5 Teacher
email me here


I have been fortunate enough to join the Lanesend team this year having spent my teaching career in secondary school. I have taught English and Classical Civilisation and relish the opportunity to teach Maths and Science and the whole diverse spectrum of subjects that the school offers. However, my love will always be literature having studied it a Cambridge University and I hope to pass that passion on to the
read more...

Elisa Jones

Year 5 Teacher
email me here


I am Miss Jones, I am the teacher for Mary Poppins class, in year five. This is my first year as a ‘real teacher’ and I am loving every minute. My class are gorgeous, and luckily, are on board with my passion of all of things theatre. I have been a member of the Wight Strollers and have been since I was 5, I have been on their committee for almost two years a lead the carnival side of things too.
read more...

Becky Brailsford

Year 6 Teacher
email me here


Although I am new to Team Lanesend, I have been teaching for over 20 years.  Initially I taught on the mainland, in a junior school in Glastonbury.  After nine years there I moved to the island and have since taught in a middle school and two primary schools before arriving here in September.  During my career I have taught across the whole of Key Stage 2 and also in Years 7 and 8 (though I much
read more...

Amy Troy

Year 6 Teacher
email me here


This is not only my first year in Lanesend Primary, but my first year as a class teacher! I am thrilled to have the opportunity to further my teaching career in a school as lovely as Lanesend, with the fabulous team that work here. I completed my Bachelor of Education degree at home in Ireland in 2017 and spent a year gaining valuable experience in a range of schools before taking the next step to have a class of
read more...

Sam Read

Year 6 Teacher
Email me here


‘I joined Team Lanesend in September 2017 after working through all 3 tiers of education over the last 12 years. Initially I taught at Solent Middle School and then after 3 enjoyable years I moved to Cowes High School. During this time I taught a range of year groups and subjects, but my particularly specialism is in Geography. During this time I became Head of Year 7, working with children and families to support
read more...

Georgia Dyer

Year 6 Teacher

email me here.




read more...

LSAs


Tara Hopkinson

Early Years Foundation Stage Lead
email me here

Unbelievably, this is my ninth year working in Reception at Lanesend Primary School; my first teaching post having completed my PGCE at Bath Spa University. Prior to this, I studied at the University of Southampton and gained my degree in English Language and Literature. I am Early Years Lead and a member of the Progression Team, with responsibility for Early Years and Transition, supporting children and their
read more...

Tabitha Wren

Early Years Foundation Stage
Email me here.

This is my fifth year as a teacher at Lanesend Primary School, where I was lucky enough to get my first teaching post in Reception. I studied in Bristol, obtaining a degree in Early Childhood Education, followed by a PGCE in Primary Education at the University of Brighton, where I specialised in Early Years and Key Stage 1. Early Years has always been an interest of mine, as I find it incredibly rewarding setting
read more...

Gemma Hinkley

Early Years Foundation Stage Teacher
email me here

This is my first year at Lanesend Primary and I feel very lucky to have been given the opportunity to join such a friendly and unique team. Before joining Lanesend I worked for 16 years at another island primary school.Since the age of five I was determined I wanted to be a teacher and 17 years later here I am doing my dream job and loving every day. I completed my teaching degree at St Mark and St John’s in
read more...

Sally Coppen

Year 1 Teacher
email link here

I am a teacher in Year 1 Gruffalo Class where we love learning and have lots of fun. When I started teaching it was teaching Science in a High School to students up to eighteen years old but I have also taught in Reception and all Primary year groups. I love learning new things and being with the wonderful children.  
read more...

Jessica McQueen

Year 1 Teacher
Email me here

This is my fifth year teaching at Lanesend Primary School, where I was lucky enough to get my first teaching post. I have been fortunate to have taught in Year 2, Reception and now in Year 1. I studied at Winchester University and have fulfilled placements in a range of schools across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. I was part of The University of Winchester Netball Team and I now play in the Isle of Wight Netball
read more...

Sarah Fifield

Year 1 Teacher
Email me here

I moved to the Island 10 years ago with my family and it was the best move ever. I qualified as a teacher in 1994 and since then have taught in a number of schools both on the mainland and on the island. I worked as a supply teacher on and off whilst raising our 4 children. I love running, singing and being with my family.  
read more...

Sylvie Poulton

Year 1 Teacher
email me here

My path to a career in teaching has taken me all over the country on a route through lots of different jobs; my favourite role was managing a huge bookshop. I trained as a teacher over in Portsmouth at the same time as my now teenage daughter was starting school and we came back to the Island a few years ago. Teaching is definitely in my blood and guiding and nurturing children through their early years in school
read more...

Maryann Price

Year 2 Teacher
Email me here


Since joining Lanesend Primary I have had the pleasure of working with so many lovely families.  I am currently teaching Year Two and I am thrilled to be part of such an amazing and unique team. Over the last fifteen years I have worked in four other Island schools as class teacher, teaching assistant and as a support for individual children.   I am a mother of two children and enjoy spending my
read more...

Katie Lewis

Year 2 Teacher
email me here


I feel very lucky to be a member of Team Lanesend and have been part of the school for about eight years now.When I left school I trained to be a teacher and once I had qualified I worked at an infant school in Northamptonshire. Living away from the Island was fun, but having been spoilt with a childhood of sunshine, walks and beaches we decided to return. Moving back after ten years away was exciting! I
read more...

Lizzie Westbrook

Year 3 Teacher
email link here

I am in my fifth year of working in year 3 since joining Lanesend. I have responsibility  for PE and sport across the school. We have some amazing sports people in our school which also helps my love of winning!Out of school I play for Gurnard netball club with my sister Karen. I also have a Shetland pony called Dave who my nieces love to to ride and take for walks! He even came into school for show and tell
read more...

Lucy Wyld

Year 3 Teacher
email me here


I am a year 3 teacher, in my second year of teaching, loving the variety and excitement that the role brings everyday. At university, I completed my degree in History and this is still one of my favourite subjects to teach, encouraging the children to investigate and question. I really enjoy the variety that our whole school topics offer, and love planning and teaching the curriculum through
read more...

Shelly Bailey

Teacher


read more...

Dawn Gilbert

Year 4 Teacher
email me here

This is now my ninth year at Lanesend Primary and I feel very privileged to be working with such an amazing team, in an amazing school with amazing children. Prior to Lanesend I taught Year 5 in a Middle School which was a very interesting, challenging and exciting time for me and before this I was a teaching assistant where I was inspired and enthused by many amazing teachers that I worked with. I have taught
read more...

Graham Andre

Leader of Learning Year 3 & 4
email me here

I have worked in Education for over two decades, with roles ranging from school cleaner and secretary to teaching assistant and most recently class teacher. After several years of indecision and fear of paperwork I finally bit the bullet, completing a part time degree in Education and Training Studies and became qualified through the GTP route. I have experience in teaching all year groups, from Reception to Year 6
read more...

Ruth Gangonells

Year 4 Teacher
email me here

I was very lucky to have joined the Lanesend team in September 2016 as a PPA cover teacher in Years 1 & 2. I then covered a maternity leave in Year 5 and I haven't left since.Before this, my family and I lived in beautiful Girona, in Catalonia, Spain where I taught in an English immersion school after having started my teaching career in a school in Kent.In my free time, I enjoy being
read more...

Matt Thorne

Year 5 Teacher
email me here


I have been fortunate enough to join the Lanesend team this year having spent my teaching career in secondary school. I have taught English and Classical Civilisation and relish the opportunity to teach Maths and Science and the whole diverse spectrum of subjects that the school offers. However, my love will always be literature having studied it a Cambridge University and I hope to pass that passion on to the
read more...

Elisa Jones

Year 5 Teacher
email me here


I am Miss Jones, I am the teacher for Mary Poppins class, in year five. This is my first year as a ‘real teacher’ and I am loving every minute. My class are gorgeous, and luckily, are on board with my passion of all of things theatre. I have been a member of the Wight Strollers and have been since I was 5, I have been on their committee for almost two years a lead the carnival side of things too.
read more...

Becky Brailsford

Year 6 Teacher
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Although I am new to Team Lanesend, I have been teaching for over 20 years.  Initially I taught on the mainland, in a junior school in Glastonbury.  After nine years there I moved to the island and have since taught in a middle school and two primary schools before arriving here in September.  During my career I have taught across the whole of Key Stage 2 and also in Years 7 and 8 (though I much
read more...

Amy Troy

Year 6 Teacher
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This is not only my first year in Lanesend Primary, but my first year as a class teacher! I am thrilled to have the opportunity to further my teaching career in a school as lovely as Lanesend, with the fabulous team that work here. I completed my Bachelor of Education degree at home in Ireland in 2017 and spent a year gaining valuable experience in a range of schools before taking the next step to have a class of
read more...

Sam Read

Year 6 Teacher
Email me here


‘I joined Team Lanesend in September 2017 after working through all 3 tiers of education over the last 12 years. Initially I taught at Solent Middle School and then after 3 enjoyable years I moved to Cowes High School. During this time I taught a range of year groups and subjects, but my particularly specialism is in Geography. During this time I became Head of Year 7, working with children and families to support
read more...

Georgia Dyer

Year 6 Teacher

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Office team


Tara Hopkinson

Early Years Foundation Stage Lead
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Unbelievably, this is my ninth year working in Reception at Lanesend Primary School; my first teaching post having completed my PGCE at Bath Spa University. Prior to this, I studied at the University of Southampton and gained my degree in English Language and Literature. I am Early Years Lead and a member of the Progression Team, with responsibility for Early Years and Transition, supporting children and their
read more...

Tabitha Wren

Early Years Foundation Stage
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This is my fifth year as a teacher at Lanesend Primary School, where I was lucky enough to get my first teaching post in Reception. I studied in Bristol, obtaining a degree in Early Childhood Education, followed by a PGCE in Primary Education at the University of Brighton, where I specialised in Early Years and Key Stage 1. Early Years has always been an interest of mine, as I find it incredibly rewarding setting
read more...

Gemma Hinkley

Early Years Foundation Stage Teacher
email me here

This is my first year at Lanesend Primary and I feel very lucky to have been given the opportunity to join such a friendly and unique team. Before joining Lanesend I worked for 16 years at another island primary school.Since the age of five I was determined I wanted to be a teacher and 17 years later here I am doing my dream job and loving every day. I completed my teaching degree at St Mark and St John’s in
read more...

Sally Coppen

Year 1 Teacher
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I am a teacher in Year 1 Gruffalo Class where we love learning and have lots of fun. When I started teaching it was teaching Science in a High School to students up to eighteen years old but I have also taught in Reception and all Primary year groups. I love learning new things and being with the wonderful children.  
read more...

Jessica McQueen

Year 1 Teacher
Email me here

This is my fifth year teaching at Lanesend Primary School, where I was lucky enough to get my first teaching post. I have been fortunate to have taught in Year 2, Reception and now in Year 1. I studied at Winchester University and have fulfilled placements in a range of schools across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. I was part of The University of Winchester Netball Team and I now play in the Isle of Wight Netball
read more...

Sarah Fifield

Year 1 Teacher
Email me here

I moved to the Island 10 years ago with my family and it was the best move ever. I qualified as a teacher in 1994 and since then have taught in a number of schools both on the mainland and on the island. I worked as a supply teacher on and off whilst raising our 4 children. I love running, singing and being with my family.  
read more...

Sylvie Poulton

Year 1 Teacher
email me here

My path to a career in teaching has taken me all over the country on a route through lots of different jobs; my favourite role was managing a huge bookshop. I trained as a teacher over in Portsmouth at the same time as my now teenage daughter was starting school and we came back to the Island a few years ago. Teaching is definitely in my blood and guiding and nurturing children through their early years in school
read more...

Maryann Price

Year 2 Teacher
Email me here


Since joining Lanesend Primary I have had the pleasure of working with so many lovely families.  I am currently teaching Year Two and I am thrilled to be part of such an amazing and unique team. Over the last fifteen years I have worked in four other Island schools as class teacher, teaching assistant and as a support for individual children.   I am a mother of two children and enjoy spending my
read more...

Katie Lewis

Year 2 Teacher
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I feel very lucky to be a member of Team Lanesend and have been part of the school for about eight years now.When I left school I trained to be a teacher and once I had qualified I worked at an infant school in Northamptonshire. Living away from the Island was fun, but having been spoilt with a childhood of sunshine, walks and beaches we decided to return. Moving back after ten years away was exciting! I
read more...

Lizzie Westbrook

Year 3 Teacher
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I am in my fifth year of working in year 3 since joining Lanesend. I have responsibility  for PE and sport across the school. We have some amazing sports people in our school which also helps my love of winning!Out of school I play for Gurnard netball club with my sister Karen. I also have a Shetland pony called Dave who my nieces love to to ride and take for walks! He even came into school for show and tell
read more...

Lucy Wyld

Year 3 Teacher
email me here


I am a year 3 teacher, in my second year of teaching, loving the variety and excitement that the role brings everyday. At university, I completed my degree in History and this is still one of my favourite subjects to teach, encouraging the children to investigate and question. I really enjoy the variety that our whole school topics offer, and love planning and teaching the curriculum through
read more...

Shelly Bailey

Teacher


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Dawn Gilbert

Year 4 Teacher
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This is now my ninth year at Lanesend Primary and I feel very privileged to be working with such an amazing team, in an amazing school with amazing children. Prior to Lanesend I taught Year 5 in a Middle School which was a very interesting, challenging and exciting time for me and before this I was a teaching assistant where I was inspired and enthused by many amazing teachers that I worked with. I have taught
read more...

Graham Andre

Leader of Learning Year 3 & 4
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I have worked in Education for over two decades, with roles ranging from school cleaner and secretary to teaching assistant and most recently class teacher. After several years of indecision and fear of paperwork I finally bit the bullet, completing a part time degree in Education and Training Studies and became qualified through the GTP route. I have experience in teaching all year groups, from Reception to Year 6
read more...

Ruth Gangonells

Year 4 Teacher
email me here

I was very lucky to have joined the Lanesend team in September 2016 as a PPA cover teacher in Years 1 & 2. I then covered a maternity leave in Year 5 and I haven't left since.Before this, my family and I lived in beautiful Girona, in Catalonia, Spain where I taught in an English immersion school after having started my teaching career in a school in Kent.In my free time, I enjoy being
read more...

Matt Thorne

Year 5 Teacher
email me here


I have been fortunate enough to join the Lanesend team this year having spent my teaching career in secondary school. I have taught English and Classical Civilisation and relish the opportunity to teach Maths and Science and the whole diverse spectrum of subjects that the school offers. However, my love will always be literature having studied it a Cambridge University and I hope to pass that passion on to the
read more...

Elisa Jones

Year 5 Teacher
email me here


I am Miss Jones, I am the teacher for Mary Poppins class, in year five. This is my first year as a ‘real teacher’ and I am loving every minute. My class are gorgeous, and luckily, are on board with my passion of all of things theatre. I have been a member of the Wight Strollers and have been since I was 5, I have been on their committee for almost two years a lead the carnival side of things too.
read more...

Becky Brailsford

Year 6 Teacher
email me here


Although I am new to Team Lanesend, I have been teaching for over 20 years.  Initially I taught on the mainland, in a junior school in Glastonbury.  After nine years there I moved to the island and have since taught in a middle school and two primary schools before arriving here in September.  During my career I have taught across the whole of Key Stage 2 and also in Years 7 and 8 (though I much
read more...

Amy Troy

Year 6 Teacher
email me here


This is not only my first year in Lanesend Primary, but my first year as a class teacher! I am thrilled to have the opportunity to further my teaching career in a school as lovely as Lanesend, with the fabulous team that work here. I completed my Bachelor of Education degree at home in Ireland in 2017 and spent a year gaining valuable experience in a range of schools before taking the next step to have a class of
read more...

Sam Read

Year 6 Teacher
Email me here


‘I joined Team Lanesend in September 2017 after working through all 3 tiers of education over the last 12 years. Initially I taught at Solent Middle School and then after 3 enjoyable years I moved to Cowes High School. During this time I taught a range of year groups and subjects, but my particularly specialism is in Geography. During this time I became Head of Year 7, working with children and families to support
read more...

Georgia Dyer

Year 6 Teacher

email me here.




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Premises


Tara Hopkinson

Early Years Foundation Stage Lead
email me here

Unbelievably, this is my ninth year working in Reception at Lanesend Primary School; my first teaching post having completed my PGCE at Bath Spa University. Prior to this, I studied at the University of Southampton and gained my degree in English Language and Literature. I am Early Years Lead and a member of the Progression Team, with responsibility for Early Years and Transition, supporting children and their
read more...

Tabitha Wren

Early Years Foundation Stage
Email me here.

This is my fifth year as a teacher at Lanesend Primary School, where I was lucky enough to get my first teaching post in Reception. I studied in Bristol, obtaining a degree in Early Childhood Education, followed by a PGCE in Primary Education at the University of Brighton, where I specialised in Early Years and Key Stage 1. Early Years has always been an interest of mine, as I find it incredibly rewarding setting
read more...

Gemma Hinkley

Early Years Foundation Stage Teacher
email me here

This is my first year at Lanesend Primary and I feel very lucky to have been given the opportunity to join such a friendly and unique team. Before joining Lanesend I worked for 16 years at another island primary school.Since the age of five I was determined I wanted to be a teacher and 17 years later here I am doing my dream job and loving every day. I completed my teaching degree at St Mark and St John’s in
read more...

Sally Coppen

Year 1 Teacher
email link here

I am a teacher in Year 1 Gruffalo Class where we love learning and have lots of fun. When I started teaching it was teaching Science in a High School to students up to eighteen years old but I have also taught in Reception and all Primary year groups. I love learning new things and being with the wonderful children.  
read more...

Jessica McQueen

Year 1 Teacher
Email me here

This is my fifth year teaching at Lanesend Primary School, where I was lucky enough to get my first teaching post. I have been fortunate to have taught in Year 2, Reception and now in Year 1. I studied at Winchester University and have fulfilled placements in a range of schools across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. I was part of The University of Winchester Netball Team and I now play in the Isle of Wight Netball
read more...

Sarah Fifield

Year 1 Teacher
Email me here

I moved to the Island 10 years ago with my family and it was the best move ever. I qualified as a teacher in 1994 and since then have taught in a number of schools both on the mainland and on the island. I worked as a supply teacher on and off whilst raising our 4 children. I love running, singing and being with my family.  
read more...

Sylvie Poulton

Year 1 Teacher
email me here

My path to a career in teaching has taken me all over the country on a route through lots of different jobs; my favourite role was managing a huge bookshop. I trained as a teacher over in Portsmouth at the same time as my now teenage daughter was starting school and we came back to the Island a few years ago. Teaching is definitely in my blood and guiding and nurturing children through their early years in school
read more...

Maryann Price

Year 2 Teacher
Email me here


Since joining Lanesend Primary I have had the pleasure of working with so many lovely families.  I am currently teaching Year Two and I am thrilled to be part of such an amazing and unique team. Over the last fifteen years I have worked in four other Island schools as class teacher, teaching assistant and as a support for individual children.   I am a mother of two children and enjoy spending my
read more...

Katie Lewis

Year 2 Teacher
email me here


I feel very lucky to be a member of Team Lanesend and have been part of the school for about eight years now.When I left school I trained to be a teacher and once I had qualified I worked at an infant school in Northamptonshire. Living away from the Island was fun, but having been spoilt with a childhood of sunshine, walks and beaches we decided to return. Moving back after ten years away was exciting! I
read more...

Lizzie Westbrook

Year 3 Teacher
email link here

I am in my fifth year of working in year 3 since joining Lanesend. I have responsibility  for PE and sport across the school. We have some amazing sports people in our school which also helps my love of winning!Out of school I play for Gurnard netball club with my sister Karen. I also have a Shetland pony called Dave who my nieces love to to ride and take for walks! He even came into school for show and tell
read more...

Lucy Wyld

Year 3 Teacher
email me here


I am a year 3 teacher, in my second year of teaching, loving the variety and excitement that the role brings everyday. At university, I completed my degree in History and this is still one of my favourite subjects to teach, encouraging the children to investigate and question. I really enjoy the variety that our whole school topics offer, and love planning and teaching the curriculum through
read more...

Shelly Bailey

Teacher


read more...

Dawn Gilbert

Year 4 Teacher
email me here

This is now my ninth year at Lanesend Primary and I feel very privileged to be working with such an amazing team, in an amazing school with amazing children. Prior to Lanesend I taught Year 5 in a Middle School which was a very interesting, challenging and exciting time for me and before this I was a teaching assistant where I was inspired and enthused by many amazing teachers that I worked with. I have taught
read more...

Graham Andre

Leader of Learning Year 3 & 4
email me here

I have worked in Education for over two decades, with roles ranging from school cleaner and secretary to teaching assistant and most recently class teacher. After several years of indecision and fear of paperwork I finally bit the bullet, completing a part time degree in Education and Training Studies and became qualified through the GTP route. I have experience in teaching all year groups, from Reception to Year 6
read more...

Ruth Gangonells

Year 4 Teacher
email me here

I was very lucky to have joined the Lanesend team in September 2016 as a PPA cover teacher in Years 1 & 2. I then covered a maternity leave in Year 5 and I haven't left since.Before this, my family and I lived in beautiful Girona, in Catalonia, Spain where I taught in an English immersion school after having started my teaching career in a school in Kent.In my free time, I enjoy being
read more...

Matt Thorne

Year 5 Teacher
email me here


I have been fortunate enough to join the Lanesend team this year having spent my teaching career in secondary school. I have taught English and Classical Civilisation and relish the opportunity to teach Maths and Science and the whole diverse spectrum of subjects that the school offers. However, my love will always be literature having studied it a Cambridge University and I hope to pass that passion on to the
read more...

Elisa Jones

Year 5 Teacher
email me here


I am Miss Jones, I am the teacher for Mary Poppins class, in year five. This is my first year as a ‘real teacher’ and I am loving every minute. My class are gorgeous, and luckily, are on board with my passion of all of things theatre. I have been a member of the Wight Strollers and have been since I was 5, I have been on their committee for almost two years a lead the carnival side of things too.
read more...

Becky Brailsford

Year 6 Teacher
email me here


Although I am new to Team Lanesend, I have been teaching for over 20 years.  Initially I taught on the mainland, in a junior school in Glastonbury.  After nine years there I moved to the island and have since taught in a middle school and two primary schools before arriving here in September.  During my career I have taught across the whole of Key Stage 2 and also in Years 7 and 8 (though I much
read more...

Amy Troy

Year 6 Teacher
email me here


This is not only my first year in Lanesend Primary, but my first year as a class teacher! I am thrilled to have the opportunity to further my teaching career in a school as lovely as Lanesend, with the fabulous team that work here. I completed my Bachelor of Education degree at home in Ireland in 2017 and spent a year gaining valuable experience in a range of schools before taking the next step to have a class of
read more...

Sam Read

Year 6 Teacher
Email me here


‘I joined Team Lanesend in September 2017 after working through all 3 tiers of education over the last 12 years. Initially I taught at Solent Middle School and then after 3 enjoyable years I moved to Cowes High School. During this time I taught a range of year groups and subjects, but my particularly specialism is in Geography. During this time I became Head of Year 7, working with children and families to support
read more...

Georgia Dyer

Year 6 Teacher

email me here.




read more...

Lunch team and kitchen team


Tara Hopkinson

Early Years Foundation Stage Lead
email me here

Unbelievably, this is my ninth year working in Reception at Lanesend Primary School; my first teaching post having completed my PGCE at Bath Spa University. Prior to this, I studied at the University of Southampton and gained my degree in English Language and Literature. I am Early Years Lead and a member of the Progression Team, with responsibility for Early Years and Transition, supporting children and their
read more...

Tabitha Wren

Early Years Foundation Stage
Email me here.

This is my fifth year as a teacher at Lanesend Primary School, where I was lucky enough to get my first teaching post in Reception. I studied in Bristol, obtaining a degree in Early Childhood Education, followed by a PGCE in Primary Education at the University of Brighton, where I specialised in Early Years and Key Stage 1. Early Years has always been an interest of mine, as I find it incredibly rewarding setting
read more...

Gemma Hinkley

Early Years Foundation Stage Teacher
email me here

This is my first year at Lanesend Primary and I feel very lucky to have been given the opportunity to join such a friendly and unique team. Before joining Lanesend I worked for 16 years at another island primary school.Since the age of five I was determined I wanted to be a teacher and 17 years later here I am doing my dream job and loving every day. I completed my teaching degree at St Mark and St John’s in
read more...

Sally Coppen

Year 1 Teacher
email link here

I am a teacher in Year 1 Gruffalo Class where we love learning and have lots of fun. When I started teaching it was teaching Science in a High School to students up to eighteen years old but I have also taught in Reception and all Primary year groups. I love learning new things and being with the wonderful children.  
read more...

Jessica McQueen

Year 1 Teacher
Email me here

This is my fifth year teaching at Lanesend Primary School, where I was lucky enough to get my first teaching post. I have been fortunate to have taught in Year 2, Reception and now in Year 1. I studied at Winchester University and have fulfilled placements in a range of schools across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. I was part of The University of Winchester Netball Team and I now play in the Isle of Wight Netball
read more...

Sarah Fifield

Year 1 Teacher
Email me here

I moved to the Island 10 years ago with my family and it was the best move ever. I qualified as a teacher in 1994 and since then have taught in a number of schools both on the mainland and on the island. I worked as a supply teacher on and off whilst raising our 4 children. I love running, singing and being with my family.  
read more...

Sylvie Poulton

Year 1 Teacher
email me here

My path to a career in teaching has taken me all over the country on a route through lots of different jobs; my favourite role was managing a huge bookshop. I trained as a teacher over in Portsmouth at the same time as my now teenage daughter was starting school and we came back to the Island a few years ago. Teaching is definitely in my blood and guiding and nurturing children through their early years in school
read more...

Maryann Price

Year 2 Teacher
Email me here


Since joining Lanesend Primary I have had the pleasure of working with so many lovely families.  I am currently teaching Year Two and I am thrilled to be part of such an amazing and unique team. Over the last fifteen years I have worked in four other Island schools as class teacher, teaching assistant and as a support for individual children.   I am a mother of two children and enjoy spending my
read more...

Katie Lewis

Year 2 Teacher
email me here


I feel very lucky to be a member of Team Lanesend and have been part of the school for about eight years now.When I left school I trained to be a teacher and once I had qualified I worked at an infant school in Northamptonshire. Living away from the Island was fun, but having been spoilt with a childhood of sunshine, walks and beaches we decided to return. Moving back after ten years away was exciting! I
read more...

Lizzie Westbrook

Year 3 Teacher
email link here

I am in my fifth year of working in year 3 since joining Lanesend. I have responsibility  for PE and sport across the school. We have some amazing sports people in our school which also helps my love of winning!Out of school I play for Gurnard netball club with my sister Karen. I also have a Shetland pony called Dave who my nieces love to to ride and take for walks! He even came into school for show and tell
read more...

Lucy Wyld

Year 3 Teacher
email me here


I am a year 3 teacher, in my second year of teaching, loving the variety and excitement that the role brings everyday. At university, I completed my degree in History and this is still one of my favourite subjects to teach, encouraging the children to investigate and question. I really enjoy the variety that our whole school topics offer, and love planning and teaching the curriculum through
read more...

Shelly Bailey

Teacher


read more...

Dawn Gilbert

Year 4 Teacher
email me here

This is now my ninth year at Lanesend Primary and I feel very privileged to be working with such an amazing team, in an amazing school with amazing children. Prior to Lanesend I taught Year 5 in a Middle School which was a very interesting, challenging and exciting time for me and before this I was a teaching assistant where I was inspired and enthused by many amazing teachers that I worked with. I have taught
read more...

Graham Andre

Leader of Learning Year 3 & 4
email me here

I have worked in Education for over two decades, with roles ranging from school cleaner and secretary to teaching assistant and most recently class teacher. After several years of indecision and fear of paperwork I finally bit the bullet, completing a part time degree in Education and Training Studies and became qualified through the GTP route. I have experience in teaching all year groups, from Reception to Year 6
read more...

Ruth Gangonells

Year 4 Teacher
email me here

I was very lucky to have joined the Lanesend team in September 2016 as a PPA cover teacher in Years 1 & 2. I then covered a maternity leave in Year 5 and I haven't left since.Before this, my family and I lived in beautiful Girona, in Catalonia, Spain where I taught in an English immersion school after having started my teaching career in a school in Kent.In my free time, I enjoy being
read more...

Matt Thorne

Year 5 Teacher
email me here


I have been fortunate enough to join the Lanesend team this year having spent my teaching career in secondary school. I have taught English and Classical Civilisation and relish the opportunity to teach Maths and Science and the whole diverse spectrum of subjects that the school offers. However, my love will always be literature having studied it a Cambridge University and I hope to pass that passion on to the
read more...

Elisa Jones

Year 5 Teacher
email me here


I am Miss Jones, I am the teacher for Mary Poppins class, in year five. This is my first year as a ‘real teacher’ and I am loving every minute. My class are gorgeous, and luckily, are on board with my passion of all of things theatre. I have been a member of the Wight Strollers and have been since I was 5, I have been on their committee for almost two years a lead the carnival side of things too.
read more...

Becky Brailsford

Year 6 Teacher
email me here


Although I am new to Team Lanesend, I have been teaching for over 20 years.  Initially I taught on the mainland, in a junior school in Glastonbury.  After nine years there I moved to the island and have since taught in a middle school and two primary schools before arriving here in September.  During my career I have taught across the whole of Key Stage 2 and also in Years 7 and 8 (though I much
read more...

Amy Troy

Year 6 Teacher
email me here


This is not only my first year in Lanesend Primary, but my first year as a class teacher! I am thrilled to have the opportunity to further my teaching career in a school as lovely as Lanesend, with the fabulous team that work here. I completed my Bachelor of Education degree at home in Ireland in 2017 and spent a year gaining valuable experience in a range of schools before taking the next step to have a class of
read more...

Sam Read

Year 6 Teacher
Email me here


‘I joined Team Lanesend in September 2017 after working through all 3 tiers of education over the last 12 years. Initially I taught at Solent Middle School and then after 3 enjoyable years I moved to Cowes High School. During this time I taught a range of year groups and subjects, but my particularly specialism is in Geography. During this time I became Head of Year 7, working with children and families to support
read more...

Georgia Dyer

Year 6 Teacher

email me here.




read more...