Meet our staff!
Mrs PollardHead Teacher
I have been the headteacher at St Mary's since January 2020 but I have been a headteacher since 2003, at our sister school St Joseph's in Cleethorpes. I am loving been the headteacher here at St Mary's it's such a lovely, caring school.
Miss SouterNursery Teacher
My name is Miss Souter and I will be your child's Nursery teacher this year. I am very excited to be working in nursery this year and I am really looking forward to getting to know your child. I love teaching creative subjects and I am passionate about the importance of learning through play. We have so many exciting things planned for next year and I cannot wait to get started.
Mrs L SmithFS2 Teacher
Mrs L Smith
Hello, my name is Mrs Smith and I will be working in EYFS as the Reception teacher. Having taught most of the years groups in primary school, I am excited to be returning to Early Years and developing your child's learning through play and exploration. We have lots of exciting topics and activity days planned ready for your return to school.
I feel lucky to be joining the St Mary's team and look forward to working with you and your children!
Mrs RostronYear 1 Teacher
Hello, my name is Mrs Rostron and I am your child's Year 1 teacher this year. I have worked at St Mary's for two years and in Early Years for 10 years. I have a keen passion for Early Years education and like children to be nurtured and to learn through creative play and exploration. We have some exciting topics planned for next year that the children will love.
Miss WellsYear 3 Teacher
Hello, my name is Miss Wells and I will be your child's Year 3 teacher this year.
I love to encourage learning through drama, role play and exploration and I like to let the children guide their own learning journey. I know the children are going to absolutely love the topics planned for this year.
I enjoy running and have a keen passion in promoting children being healthy and active.
Mrs J BielbySupport Staff
Mrs J Bielby
Mrs SteeperAssistant headteacher and year 5 class teacher
Hello, I am Mrs Steeper. I am the Year 5 class teacher, alongside Miss Snell, as well as being one of the Assistant Heads, with responsibility for English. I have been teaching for 26 years but this is my first year at St. Mary's and it is an amazing, happy and caring place to be in; I love every minute of it. When I am not teaching and having great fun learning with the children, I relax by gardening, growing fruit and vegetables, baking and watching the wildlife I encourage into my garden, as well as reading and listening to Radio 2.
Miss SnellAssistant head, SENDCO and year 5 teacher
Hi, I am Miss Snell and I teach in Year 5 alongside Mrs Steeper, Mrs Morris and Miss Greaves. I have been a teacher for 27 years and have been at Saint Mary's for five years. I am currently an Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for Special Educational Needs. I find my work interesting, rewarding and fun! In my own time, I enjoy playing the piano, reading, walking, camping, sailing, as well as running a cub scout pack each week.
Miss QueenSafeguarding officer
Miss SmithHome school liaison officer
Mrs Morristeaching assistant KS2
Hello, my name is Mrs. Morris and I am working in Year 5 as a class Teaching Assistant, helping and supporting the pupils with their learning. When I am not at work, I enjoy going for long walks (especially at the beach), cycling and swimming, as well as spending time at home looking after my garden.
Miss Greavesone to one teaching assistant
Hello everyone, I am Miss Greaves and I am a one-to-one teaching assistant in Year 5. I have been at this school for nearly 8 years. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, watching movies, listening to music, shopping, seeing my family, going on walks, cooking and baking.
Miss Barnesteaching assistant KS1
Hello, my name is Miss Barnes and I am the teaching assistant in Year one. I have worked at St Mary's for four years and have been based in Reception. However, this year I am very excited to be in Year 1.
Mrs SolomouYear 2 teacher
Hello,I am Mrs Solomou and this is my first year teaching at Saint Mary's and I am really excited to be part of the Year 2 team.
I think children learn best when it is meaningful and fun, so expect a lot of practical activities for this year where children can become really engaged in their learning.
In my own free time I love to read, I also go to yoga and clubbercise classes, but most of all I love spending time with my husband and three children.
Mrs SZlapanskateaching assistant KS2
Hi, I'm Mrs Szlapanska , I was in year 2 last year and am very happy to be working in year 4 this year. Out of school I love spending time with my husband and boys
Miss YoungerEarly Years Practitioner
Hello my name is Miss Younger and I'm an Early Years Practitioner in Nursery. I have worked at the school for over 8 years and my passion has always been in Early Years. I'm enthusiastic about supporting young children in their early learning and ensuring the children are happy and healthy. I look forward to meeting your child and being able to support them to give them their best start in school life.
Hello, my name is Miss Briscoe and I am a HLTA, I have worked at Saint Mary's for 6 years now, where I have worked in both Early Years and Year 1. I am currently based in Y2, I'm feeling very excited and positive about this year, I have had the privilege of working with your children since Reception so I'm feeling very lucky to get another chance to continue supporting their learning.
Mrs ShawTeaching assistant
Hi, I'm Mrs Shaw. I was in year 4 last year and am very happy to be working in year 2 this year. Out of school I love spending time with my family, walking my dogs and bike riding.
Mrs Dodson1:1 teaching assitant
Hi I'm Mrs Dodson and I am very happy to be working in year 2 this year. Out of school I love spending time with my family
Mrs Walton1:1 teaching assistant
Hello, my name is Mrs Walton and I'm a 1-1 teaching assistant.
Although St. Mary's feels like home to me (after attending as a pupil myself!) this is a new venture for me and one I'm very excited about. I'm really looking forward to getting to know all of year 2 when everyone returns in March!
Outside of school I love spending time with my two children and family, we love going for days out and going on adventures! I also love reading and always make sure I set aside some time each day.
Miss Davis1:1 teaching assistant
Hi! I'm Miss Davis, I'm working as a 1:1 teaching assistant!
I've worked in schools for 3 years now and love every minute and I'm always learning new skills.
Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, going for walks and cross stitch.
Miss South1:1 teaching assistant
Hello, my name is Miss South and I am a 1-1 Teaching assistant. I am new to the academy this year and feel very privileged and excited to be part of such an amazing team. I specialise in working with children that require extra support and enabling them to achieve the best outcome possible. I do this by being empathic, getting to know the child and building a long term bond.
Outside of school I have a keen interest in animals, being outdoors and pursuing fitness goals.
Miss Hadleyteaching assistant
Miss HadleyHello, my name is Miss Hadley and I am the teaching assistant in Year 3.I have recently started working at Saint Mary's.I have worked with children for over 14 years and I love the experience of helping children develop and learn.Away from school, I enjoy walking, reading, listening to music and spending time with my partner and my little boy, having fun and being spontaneous.I look forward to meeting you all!!