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...

Sally Coppen

Year 2 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...

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...

Jeremy Robinson

Teacher

Teaching is my second career after spending more than 20 years in the manufacturing and charity sectors. Although this is my first year at Lanesend, I have been connected to the school for more than 4 years as a parent, volunteer and trustee. It seemed natural therefore to apply for a job here after my teacher training and become a fully-fledged member of Team Lanesend! I am passionate about the outdoors and sports
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...

Shelly Bailey

Year 4 Teacher



This is my first year teaching at Lanesend Primary and I feel really lucky to have joined such an amazing team. I have worked in education for nearly 20 years, working in pre-schools, holiday clubs, and working as a TA in several schools before completing my teacher training. Over my 10 year teaching career I have taught in Early Years, Year 1, 2 and 3 and I am currently really enjoying teaching Year 4! Although I
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...

Vanessa Weightman

Teacher

I am excited to now be a part of the Lanesend family in my first year of teaching after completing my PGCE. I have been very fortunate in my life to have travelled and worked across the world following my passion of dance and sharing this with others. I trained on a professional BA dance course at the Institute of the Arts Barcelona before jetting off to work in Greece. Once completing my contract I travelled to
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...

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...

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
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...

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...

Sally Coppen

Year 2 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...

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...

Jeremy Robinson

Teacher

Teaching is my second career after spending more than 20 years in the manufacturing and charity sectors. Although this is my first year at Lanesend, I have been connected to the school for more than 4 years as a parent, volunteer and trustee. It seemed natural therefore to apply for a job here after my teacher training and become a fully-fledged member of Team Lanesend! I am passionate about the outdoors and sports
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...

Shelly Bailey

Year 4 Teacher



This is my first year teaching at Lanesend Primary and I feel really lucky to have joined such an amazing team. I have worked in education for nearly 20 years, working in pre-schools, holiday clubs, and working as a TA in several schools before completing my teacher training. Over my 10 year teaching career I have taught in Early Years, Year 1, 2 and 3 and I am currently really enjoying teaching Year 4! Although I
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...

Vanessa Weightman

Teacher

I am excited to now be a part of the Lanesend family in my first year of teaching after completing my PGCE. I have been very fortunate in my life to have travelled and worked across the world following my passion of dance and sharing this with others. I trained on a professional BA dance course at the Institute of the Arts Barcelona before jetting off to work in Greece. Once completing my contract I travelled to
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...

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...

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
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...

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...

Sally Coppen

Year 2 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...

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...

Jeremy Robinson

Teacher

Teaching is my second career after spending more than 20 years in the manufacturing and charity sectors. Although this is my first year at Lanesend, I have been connected to the school for more than 4 years as a parent, volunteer and trustee. It seemed natural therefore to apply for a job here after my teacher training and become a fully-fledged member of Team Lanesend! I am passionate about the outdoors and sports
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...

Shelly Bailey

Year 4 Teacher



This is my first year teaching at Lanesend Primary and I feel really lucky to have joined such an amazing team. I have worked in education for nearly 20 years, working in pre-schools, holiday clubs, and working as a TA in several schools before completing my teacher training. Over my 10 year teaching career I have taught in Early Years, Year 1, 2 and 3 and I am currently really enjoying teaching Year 4! Although I
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...

Vanessa Weightman

Teacher

I am excited to now be a part of the Lanesend family in my first year of teaching after completing my PGCE. I have been very fortunate in my life to have travelled and worked across the world following my passion of dance and sharing this with others. I trained on a professional BA dance course at the Institute of the Arts Barcelona before jetting off to work in Greece. Once completing my contract I travelled to
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...

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...

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
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...

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...

Sally Coppen

Year 2 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...

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...

Jeremy Robinson

Teacher

Teaching is my second career after spending more than 20 years in the manufacturing and charity sectors. Although this is my first year at Lanesend, I have been connected to the school for more than 4 years as a parent, volunteer and trustee. It seemed natural therefore to apply for a job here after my teacher training and become a fully-fledged member of Team Lanesend! I am passionate about the outdoors and sports
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...

Shelly Bailey

Year 4 Teacher



This is my first year teaching at Lanesend Primary and I feel really lucky to have joined such an amazing team. I have worked in education for nearly 20 years, working in pre-schools, holiday clubs, and working as a TA in several schools before completing my teacher training. Over my 10 year teaching career I have taught in Early Years, Year 1, 2 and 3 and I am currently really enjoying teaching Year 4! Although I
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...

Vanessa Weightman

Teacher

I am excited to now be a part of the Lanesend family in my first year of teaching after completing my PGCE. I have been very fortunate in my life to have travelled and worked across the world following my passion of dance and sharing this with others. I trained on a professional BA dance course at the Institute of the Arts Barcelona before jetting off to work in Greece. Once completing my contract I travelled to
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...

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...

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
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...

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
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...

Sally Coppen

Year 2 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...

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...

Jeremy Robinson

Teacher

Teaching is my second career after spending more than 20 years in the manufacturing and charity sectors. Although this is my first year at Lanesend, I have been connected to the school for more than 4 years as a parent, volunteer and trustee. It seemed natural therefore to apply for a job here after my teacher training and become a fully-fledged member of Team Lanesend! I am passionate about the outdoors and sports
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...

Shelly Bailey

Year 4 Teacher



This is my first year teaching at Lanesend Primary and I feel really lucky to have joined such an amazing team. I have worked in education for nearly 20 years, working in pre-schools, holiday clubs, and working as a TA in several schools before completing my teacher training. Over my 10 year teaching career I have taught in Early Years, Year 1, 2 and 3 and I am currently really enjoying teaching Year 4! Although I
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...

Vanessa Weightman

Teacher

I am excited to now be a part of the Lanesend family in my first year of teaching after completing my PGCE. I have been very fortunate in my life to have travelled and worked across the world following my passion of dance and sharing this with others. I trained on a professional BA dance course at the Institute of the Arts Barcelona before jetting off to work in Greece. Once completing my contract I travelled to
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...

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...

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
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...

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...

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...

Sally Coppen

Year 2 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...

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...

Jeremy Robinson

Teacher

Teaching is my second career after spending more than 20 years in the manufacturing and charity sectors. Although this is my first year at Lanesend, I have been connected to the school for more than 4 years as a parent, volunteer and trustee. It seemed natural therefore to apply for a job here after my teacher training and become a fully-fledged member of Team Lanesend! I am passionate about the outdoors and sports
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...

Shelly Bailey

Year 4 Teacher



This is my first year teaching at Lanesend Primary and I feel really lucky to have joined such an amazing team. I have worked in education for nearly 20 years, working in pre-schools, holiday clubs, and working as a TA in several schools before completing my teacher training. Over my 10 year teaching career I have taught in Early Years, Year 1, 2 and 3 and I am currently really enjoying teaching Year 4! Although I
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...

Vanessa Weightman

Teacher

I am excited to now be a part of the Lanesend family in my first year of teaching after completing my PGCE. I have been very fortunate in my life to have travelled and worked across the world following my passion of dance and sharing this with others. I trained on a professional BA dance course at the Institute of the Arts Barcelona before jetting off to work in Greece. Once completing my contract I travelled to
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...

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...

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
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...

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...

Sally Coppen

Year 2 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...

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...

Jeremy Robinson

Teacher

Teaching is my second career after spending more than 20 years in the manufacturing and charity sectors. Although this is my first year at Lanesend, I have been connected to the school for more than 4 years as a parent, volunteer and trustee. It seemed natural therefore to apply for a job here after my teacher training and become a fully-fledged member of Team Lanesend! I am passionate about the outdoors and sports
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...

Shelly Bailey

Year 4 Teacher



This is my first year teaching at Lanesend Primary and I feel really lucky to have joined such an amazing team. I have worked in education for nearly 20 years, working in pre-schools, holiday clubs, and working as a TA in several schools before completing my teacher training. Over my 10 year teaching career I have taught in Early Years, Year 1, 2 and 3 and I am currently really enjoying teaching Year 4! Although I
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...

Vanessa Weightman

Teacher

I am excited to now be a part of the Lanesend family in my first year of teaching after completing my PGCE. I have been very fortunate in my life to have travelled and worked across the world following my passion of dance and sharing this with others. I trained on a professional BA dance course at the Institute of the Arts Barcelona before jetting off to work in Greece. Once completing my contract I travelled to
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...

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...

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
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...