SEND: Meet the team

Ruth Alphey - SENDCo

Ruth Alphey

My three fun facts

  1. I love spending time in my garden and have a passion for growing flowers.
  2. My two cats are naughty and once ate all of my dinner!
  3. I enjoy Science Fiction stories. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have friends out in space?

😍 My favourite thing about HPS 😍

The children are just wonderful, with their positivity, curiosity and eagerness to learn. As a team, we all work together to give them the best possible future.

Kylie Ford – Assistant SENDCo

Kylie Ford

My three fun facts

  1. I have a large dog called Buster he is super playful and very strong!
  2. I enjoy crafting and making personalised things
  3. My favourite snack is definitely crisps, I can't think of a flavour I don't even like!

😍 My favourite thing about HPS 😍

The children love to learn!

Laura Lane - Pastoral Lead

Laura Lane

Three facts about me

  1. I love animals and have a dog, 2 cats, 3 hamsters and a cockatiel
  2. Going to the beach is my favourite day out
  3. I like to play games

😍 My favourite thing about HPS 😍

My favourite thing about HPS is the friendliness of the staff and students. Everyone has given me a very warm welcome to the school

Hannah Gleeson

Hannah Gleason

My three fun facts

  1. I was born in Wales and moved to Devon when I started University in 2001. I loved Devon and didn’t want to leave!
  2. I enjoy being creative and doing any arts and crafts from knitting, memory quilt making to photo frame pictures and designs
  3. I love visiting the coast and Exmoor with my children and 2 dogs

😍 My favourite thing about HPS 😍

The sense of community within staff, parents and pupils. Children are always enthusiastic to get involved with activities and fundraising ideas.

Carol Hawkins

Carol Hawkins

My three fun facts

  1. I came to Heathcoat Primary School when I was your age.
  2. My favourite animal is a pig.
  3. I love to read books and enjoy time with my family.

😍 My favourite thing about HPS 😍

The dedication for learning.

Vicky Bartin

Vicky Bartin

My three fun facts

  1. I love playing sports.
  2. I like going for walks.
  3. I like watching football and I support Chelsea fc.

😍 My favourite thing about HPS 😍

How we all want the best for every child that attends Heathcoat Primary School.

Naomi Taylor

Naomi Taylor

My three fun facts

  1. I absolutely love Harry Potter.
  2. I love animals and have a lot of pets, (fish, 3 cats, 2 bearded dragons and a dog).
  3. I have a passion for swimming and love to teach it.

😍 My favourite thing about HPS 😍

The passion for learning every one has.

Paula Hempstead

Paula Hempstead

My three fun facts

  1. I absolutely love art and enjoy illustration for children's stories
  2. I read as much as I can as books take you on a journey of imagination
  3. I can't think of anywhere better to be than by the seaside with my family

😍 My favourite thing about HPS 😍

I love HCP because it is such a welcoming and inclusive environment for all the children and staff.

Julie Broom

Julie Broom

My three fun facts

  1. I love to visit the beach because it’s calming πŸ–
  2. Going on holiday with my family is my favourite time of the year. ✈️
  3. My dog β€˜Cali’ because she’s fun and loves to play 🐢

😍 My favourite thing about HPS 😍

Witnessing the progression.

Karen Warren

Karen Warren

My three fun facts

  1. I'm a keen amateur landscape and nature photographer.
  2. I love walking on the moors and South West Coast Path.
  3. I'm a lifelong Spurs fan.

😍 My favourite thing about HPS 😍

The desire to make a lasting positive impact on each and every one our students.

Anna-Marie Southcott

Anna-Marie Southcott

My three fun facts

  1. I enjoy reading all types of books
  2. I like long walks with my family
  3. I love football and support Chelsea football club

😍 My favourite thing about HPS 😍

The thing I love most about HPS is the children and my fantastic colleagues!.

Lisa Stoneman

Lisa Stoneman

My three fun facts

  1. I love camping (in the sun β˜€οΈ)
  2. I enjoy watching cricket.
  3. My favourite pizza is ham and pineapple!!

😍 My favourite thing about HPS 😍

Seeing students achieve and reach their own personal goals and dreams.

Julie McCarthy

Julie McCarthy

My three fun facts

  1. I have a dog and a cat
  2. I enjoy reading.
  3. I love rugby, especially when Wales play.

😍 My favourite thing about HPS 😍

That it is a great school with friendly people and an enthusiasm for learning.

Sarah Perry

Sarah Perry

My three fun facts

  1. I like gardening with my children
  2. I like baking with my children
  3. I like being creative

😍 My favourite thing about HPS 😍

What I like about HPS is the school grounds that is full of learning fun.

Michelle Kurniak

Michelle Kurniak

My three fun facts

  1. I have a busy house with 4 pets -2 dogs and 2 guinea pigs as well as 3 children
  2. I enjoy going for a walk
  3. I love all things Disney!

😍 My favourite thing about HPS 😍

My favourite thing about HPS is seeing our school values demonstrated by the children.

Elaine Edwards

Elaine Edwards

My three fun facts

  1. I was born in London but moved to Devon to go to college
  2. I love animals and have lots of different pets. I also rescue and look after hedgehogs
  3. I enjoy doing art and craft activities and like to learn a new skill each year

😍 My favourite thing about HPS 😍

Seeing the children progress and achieve in their learning and development.

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