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...

Jessica McQueen

Early Years Foundation Stage 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...

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...

Tabitha Wren

Year 1 Teacher
Email me here.

I have been a member of Lanesend Primary School for six years where I was lucky enough to join the team as a Newly Qualified Teacher.  I am currently teaching in Year One after having the exciting opportunity to travel up with the 2018-19 cohort from Reception and join them on their learning journey at Lanesend for another year. My teacher training took place in Bristol, where I studied a degree in Early
read more...

Tayler Skinner

Year 1 Teacher

I am excited to now be a part of the Lanesend family in my first year of teaching after completing my PGCE with schools direct through Winchester University. I am currently teaching year one, and the class of Clouds Hill. I have a background degree in Theatre Design, where I specialised in children’s theatre, which I studied at Nottingham Trent University. I have a passion for creativity and like to add that
read more...

Lucy Wyld

Year 1 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...

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...

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...

Dan Owen

Teacher

I am delighted to have joined the team at Lanesend and feel very fortunate to be able to work with all the fantastic children, families and adults in the school.   Before qualifying as a teacher, I travelled, lived and worked in several countries around the world. I taught English in schools below the slopes of Mount Fuji in Japan; worked at an international school in one of the most hazardous cities in the
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...

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...

Susannah Campion

Year 5 Teacher
Email me

Unbelievably, this is my 28th year of teaching! I did my P.G.C.E. in English and Drama at Cambridge University in 1992. Since then I have taught in schools in Kent, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. I was Head of Drama at Ditcham Park School, in Petersfield, for 7 years. I have been teaching English for over 17 years at Sandown High School, which became Sandown Bay Academy and is now known as The Bay CE School.
read more...

Elisa Jones

Year 5 Teacher
email me here


I am Miss Jones, I am the teacher for Baggy Point class, in Year Five. This is my second 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  since I was 5. I have been on their committee for almost two years and 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...

Georgia Dyer

Year 6 Teacher
email me here.

2019-2020 is my tenth year at Lanesend. I first joined the team in 2010 when we were still known as Love Lane. Having been a pupil at Love Lane myself it truly felt like ‘coming home’ and it has been great to see the school evolve and grow so incredibly during my time here. Before I joined Lanesend, I worked at Sandham Middle School for sixteen years. It was during this time that I really developed a love for
read more...

Elisa Jones

Year 5 Teacher

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...

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...

Jessica McQueen

Early Years Foundation Stage 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...

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...

Tabitha Wren

Year 1 Teacher
Email me here.

I have been a member of Lanesend Primary School for six years where I was lucky enough to join the team as a Newly Qualified Teacher.  I am currently teaching in Year One after having the exciting opportunity to travel up with the 2018-19 cohort from Reception and join them on their learning journey at Lanesend for another year. My teacher training took place in Bristol, where I studied a degree in Early
read more...

Tayler Skinner

Year 1 Teacher

I am excited to now be a part of the Lanesend family in my first year of teaching after completing my PGCE with schools direct through Winchester University. I am currently teaching year one, and the class of Clouds Hill. I have a background degree in Theatre Design, where I specialised in children’s theatre, which I studied at Nottingham Trent University. I have a passion for creativity and like to add that
read more...

Lucy Wyld

Year 1 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...

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...

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...

Dan Owen

Teacher

I am delighted to have joined the team at Lanesend and feel very fortunate to be able to work with all the fantastic children, families and adults in the school.   Before qualifying as a teacher, I travelled, lived and worked in several countries around the world. I taught English in schools below the slopes of Mount Fuji in Japan; worked at an international school in one of the most hazardous cities in the
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...

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...

Susannah Campion

Year 5 Teacher
Email me

Unbelievably, this is my 28th year of teaching! I did my P.G.C.E. in English and Drama at Cambridge University in 1992. Since then I have taught in schools in Kent, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. I was Head of Drama at Ditcham Park School, in Petersfield, for 7 years. I have been teaching English for over 17 years at Sandown High School, which became Sandown Bay Academy and is now known as The Bay CE School.
read more...

Elisa Jones

Year 5 Teacher
email me here


I am Miss Jones, I am the teacher for Baggy Point class, in Year Five. This is my second 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  since I was 5. I have been on their committee for almost two years and 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...

Georgia Dyer

Year 6 Teacher
email me here.

2019-2020 is my tenth year at Lanesend. I first joined the team in 2010 when we were still known as Love Lane. Having been a pupil at Love Lane myself it truly felt like ‘coming home’ and it has been great to see the school evolve and grow so incredibly during my time here. Before I joined Lanesend, I worked at Sandham Middle School for sixteen years. It was during this time that I really developed a love for
read more...

Elisa Jones

Year 5 Teacher

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...

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...

Jessica McQueen

Early Years Foundation Stage 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...

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...

Tabitha Wren

Year 1 Teacher
Email me here.

I have been a member of Lanesend Primary School for six years where I was lucky enough to join the team as a Newly Qualified Teacher.  I am currently teaching in Year One after having the exciting opportunity to travel up with the 2018-19 cohort from Reception and join them on their learning journey at Lanesend for another year. My teacher training took place in Bristol, where I studied a degree in Early
read more...

Tayler Skinner

Year 1 Teacher

I am excited to now be a part of the Lanesend family in my first year of teaching after completing my PGCE with schools direct through Winchester University. I am currently teaching year one, and the class of Clouds Hill. I have a background degree in Theatre Design, where I specialised in children’s theatre, which I studied at Nottingham Trent University. I have a passion for creativity and like to add that
read more...

Lucy Wyld

Year 1 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...

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...

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...

Dan Owen

Teacher

I am delighted to have joined the team at Lanesend and feel very fortunate to be able to work with all the fantastic children, families and adults in the school.   Before qualifying as a teacher, I travelled, lived and worked in several countries around the world. I taught English in schools below the slopes of Mount Fuji in Japan; worked at an international school in one of the most hazardous cities in the
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...

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...

Susannah Campion

Year 5 Teacher
Email me

Unbelievably, this is my 28th year of teaching! I did my P.G.C.E. in English and Drama at Cambridge University in 1992. Since then I have taught in schools in Kent, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. I was Head of Drama at Ditcham Park School, in Petersfield, for 7 years. I have been teaching English for over 17 years at Sandown High School, which became Sandown Bay Academy and is now known as The Bay CE School.
read more...

Elisa Jones

Year 5 Teacher
email me here


I am Miss Jones, I am the teacher for Baggy Point class, in Year Five. This is my second 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  since I was 5. I have been on their committee for almost two years and 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...

Georgia Dyer

Year 6 Teacher
email me here.

2019-2020 is my tenth year at Lanesend. I first joined the team in 2010 when we were still known as Love Lane. Having been a pupil at Love Lane myself it truly felt like ‘coming home’ and it has been great to see the school evolve and grow so incredibly during my time here. Before I joined Lanesend, I worked at Sandham Middle School for sixteen years. It was during this time that I really developed a love for
read more...

Elisa Jones

Year 5 Teacher

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...

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...

Jessica McQueen

Early Years Foundation Stage 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...

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...

Tabitha Wren

Year 1 Teacher
Email me here.

I have been a member of Lanesend Primary School for six years where I was lucky enough to join the team as a Newly Qualified Teacher.  I am currently teaching in Year One after having the exciting opportunity to travel up with the 2018-19 cohort from Reception and join them on their learning journey at Lanesend for another year. My teacher training took place in Bristol, where I studied a degree in Early
read more...

Tayler Skinner

Year 1 Teacher

I am excited to now be a part of the Lanesend family in my first year of teaching after completing my PGCE with schools direct through Winchester University. I am currently teaching year one, and the class of Clouds Hill. I have a background degree in Theatre Design, where I specialised in children’s theatre, which I studied at Nottingham Trent University. I have a passion for creativity and like to add that
read more...

Lucy Wyld

Year 1 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...

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...

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...

Dan Owen

Teacher

I am delighted to have joined the team at Lanesend and feel very fortunate to be able to work with all the fantastic children, families and adults in the school.   Before qualifying as a teacher, I travelled, lived and worked in several countries around the world. I taught English in schools below the slopes of Mount Fuji in Japan; worked at an international school in one of the most hazardous cities in the
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...

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...

Susannah Campion

Year 5 Teacher
Email me

Unbelievably, this is my 28th year of teaching! I did my P.G.C.E. in English and Drama at Cambridge University in 1992. Since then I have taught in schools in Kent, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. I was Head of Drama at Ditcham Park School, in Petersfield, for 7 years. I have been teaching English for over 17 years at Sandown High School, which became Sandown Bay Academy and is now known as The Bay CE School.
read more...

Elisa Jones

Year 5 Teacher
email me here


I am Miss Jones, I am the teacher for Baggy Point class, in Year Five. This is my second 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  since I was 5. I have been on their committee for almost two years and 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...

Georgia Dyer

Year 6 Teacher
email me here.

2019-2020 is my tenth year at Lanesend. I first joined the team in 2010 when we were still known as Love Lane. Having been a pupil at Love Lane myself it truly felt like ‘coming home’ and it has been great to see the school evolve and grow so incredibly during my time here. Before I joined Lanesend, I worked at Sandham Middle School for sixteen years. It was during this time that I really developed a love for
read more...

Elisa Jones

Year 5 Teacher

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...

Office 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...

Jessica McQueen

Early Years Foundation Stage 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...

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...

Tabitha Wren

Year 1 Teacher
Email me here.

I have been a member of Lanesend Primary School for six years where I was lucky enough to join the team as a Newly Qualified Teacher.  I am currently teaching in Year One after having the exciting opportunity to travel up with the 2018-19 cohort from Reception and join them on their learning journey at Lanesend for another year. My teacher training took place in Bristol, where I studied a degree in Early
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Tayler Skinner

Year 1 Teacher

I am excited to now be a part of the Lanesend family in my first year of teaching after completing my PGCE with schools direct through Winchester University. I am currently teaching year one, and the class of Clouds Hill. I have a background degree in Theatre Design, where I specialised in children’s theatre, which I studied at Nottingham Trent University. I have a passion for creativity and like to add that
read more...

Lucy Wyld

Year 1 Teacher
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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...

Maryann Price

Year 2 Teacher
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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...

Ruth Gangonells

Year 4 Teacher
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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...

Dan Owen

Teacher

I am delighted to have joined the team at Lanesend and feel very fortunate to be able to work with all the fantastic children, families and adults in the school.   Before qualifying as a teacher, I travelled, lived and worked in several countries around the world. I taught English in schools below the slopes of Mount Fuji in Japan; worked at an international school in one of the most hazardous cities in the
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...

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...

Susannah Campion

Year 5 Teacher
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Unbelievably, this is my 28th year of teaching! I did my P.G.C.E. in English and Drama at Cambridge University in 1992. Since then I have taught in schools in Kent, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. I was Head of Drama at Ditcham Park School, in Petersfield, for 7 years. I have been teaching English for over 17 years at Sandown High School, which became Sandown Bay Academy and is now known as The Bay CE School.
read more...

Elisa Jones

Year 5 Teacher
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I am Miss Jones, I am the teacher for Baggy Point class, in Year Five. This is my second 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  since I was 5. I have been on their committee for almost two years and 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...

Georgia Dyer

Year 6 Teacher
email me here.

2019-2020 is my tenth year at Lanesend. I first joined the team in 2010 when we were still known as Love Lane. Having been a pupil at Love Lane myself it truly felt like ‘coming home’ and it has been great to see the school evolve and grow so incredibly during my time here. Before I joined Lanesend, I worked at Sandham Middle School for sixteen years. It was during this time that I really developed a love for
read more...

Elisa Jones

Year 5 Teacher

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...

Premises


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...

Jessica McQueen

Early Years Foundation Stage 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...

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...

Tabitha Wren

Year 1 Teacher
Email me here.

I have been a member of Lanesend Primary School for six years where I was lucky enough to join the team as a Newly Qualified Teacher.  I am currently teaching in Year One after having the exciting opportunity to travel up with the 2018-19 cohort from Reception and join them on their learning journey at Lanesend for another year. My teacher training took place in Bristol, where I studied a degree in Early
read more...

Tayler Skinner

Year 1 Teacher

I am excited to now be a part of the Lanesend family in my first year of teaching after completing my PGCE with schools direct through Winchester University. I am currently teaching year one, and the class of Clouds Hill. I have a background degree in Theatre Design, where I specialised in children’s theatre, which I studied at Nottingham Trent University. I have a passion for creativity and like to add that
read more...

Lucy Wyld

Year 1 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...

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...

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...

Dan Owen

Teacher

I am delighted to have joined the team at Lanesend and feel very fortunate to be able to work with all the fantastic children, families and adults in the school.   Before qualifying as a teacher, I travelled, lived and worked in several countries around the world. I taught English in schools below the slopes of Mount Fuji in Japan; worked at an international school in one of the most hazardous cities in the
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...

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...

Susannah Campion

Year 5 Teacher
Email me

Unbelievably, this is my 28th year of teaching! I did my P.G.C.E. in English and Drama at Cambridge University in 1992. Since then I have taught in schools in Kent, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. I was Head of Drama at Ditcham Park School, in Petersfield, for 7 years. I have been teaching English for over 17 years at Sandown High School, which became Sandown Bay Academy and is now known as The Bay CE School.
read more...

Elisa Jones

Year 5 Teacher
email me here


I am Miss Jones, I am the teacher for Baggy Point class, in Year Five. This is my second 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  since I was 5. I have been on their committee for almost two years and 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...

Georgia Dyer

Year 6 Teacher
email me here.

2019-2020 is my tenth year at Lanesend. I first joined the team in 2010 when we were still known as Love Lane. Having been a pupil at Love Lane myself it truly felt like ‘coming home’ and it has been great to see the school evolve and grow so incredibly during my time here. Before I joined Lanesend, I worked at Sandham Middle School for sixteen years. It was during this time that I really developed a love for
read more...

Elisa Jones

Year 5 Teacher

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...

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...

Jessica McQueen

Early Years Foundation Stage 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...

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...

Tabitha Wren

Year 1 Teacher
Email me here.

I have been a member of Lanesend Primary School for six years where I was lucky enough to join the team as a Newly Qualified Teacher.  I am currently teaching in Year One after having the exciting opportunity to travel up with the 2018-19 cohort from Reception and join them on their learning journey at Lanesend for another year. My teacher training took place in Bristol, where I studied a degree in Early
read more...

Tayler Skinner

Year 1 Teacher

I am excited to now be a part of the Lanesend family in my first year of teaching after completing my PGCE with schools direct through Winchester University. I am currently teaching year one, and the class of Clouds Hill. I have a background degree in Theatre Design, where I specialised in children’s theatre, which I studied at Nottingham Trent University. I have a passion for creativity and like to add that
read more...

Lucy Wyld

Year 1 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...

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...

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...

Dan Owen

Teacher

I am delighted to have joined the team at Lanesend and feel very fortunate to be able to work with all the fantastic children, families and adults in the school.   Before qualifying as a teacher, I travelled, lived and worked in several countries around the world. I taught English in schools below the slopes of Mount Fuji in Japan; worked at an international school in one of the most hazardous cities in the
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...

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...

Susannah Campion

Year 5 Teacher
Email me

Unbelievably, this is my 28th year of teaching! I did my P.G.C.E. in English and Drama at Cambridge University in 1992. Since then I have taught in schools in Kent, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. I was Head of Drama at Ditcham Park School, in Petersfield, for 7 years. I have been teaching English for over 17 years at Sandown High School, which became Sandown Bay Academy and is now known as The Bay CE School.
read more...

Elisa Jones

Year 5 Teacher
email me here


I am Miss Jones, I am the teacher for Baggy Point class, in Year Five. This is my second 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  since I was 5. I have been on their committee for almost two years and 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...

Georgia Dyer

Year 6 Teacher
email me here.

2019-2020 is my tenth year at Lanesend. I first joined the team in 2010 when we were still known as Love Lane. Having been a pupil at Love Lane myself it truly felt like ‘coming home’ and it has been great to see the school evolve and grow so incredibly during my time here. Before I joined Lanesend, I worked at Sandham Middle School for sixteen years. It was during this time that I really developed a love for
read more...

Elisa Jones

Year 5 Teacher

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...