Meet the Staff
Governor Committees: Resources; School improvement
I joined the school in September 2015. I have twin daughters, who keep me very busy and I love playing sport. My favourites are football, boxing and running, which all keep me reasonably fit! I’m also a big Chelsea FC fan so will always be happy on a Monday if they have won at the weekend. Away from sport, I enjoy reading, films and cooking. I think it’s really important that children are active learners and take responsibility for their learning, so I’m always keen to see this as I’m walking around school. I’m always popping in and out of classrooms as I find it really rewarding to see all the exciting things that are going on in our school.
Deputy Headteacher, SENCO and RE Leader, Year 4 teacher
Hello! I am the Deputy Head at school and I love teaching at Riccall. Our children are creative and exciting and make coming to school each day a real adventure... I am currently the Year 1 teacher and work alongside Mrs Northern. So, if you are in school come and see 'THE SUPER MEGA BRAINS!' we love sharing our learning journey with others. I am SENCo for the school which means I look at how we are meeting the needs of all our learners and making sure that those who need it get support at the right times. Our children know that their contributions are valued and help shape what we offer them. I work in partnership with Parents so they are involved in what is going on and are part of how we support our children. I live in the village and am enjoying discovering walks with our dog Scruff. I have 2 children (Jake and Belle) and they both help out at school when they can. They are both teenagers now and they love it when I share stories about them (or maybe they dont!). I love to read and Terry Pratchett is my favourite author, his discworld novels capture my imagination and make me laugh out loud. I can recommend Maurice and his educated rodents as this is a different twist on the Pied Piper of Hamlyn. I am a bit of a film buff and love going to the cinema (maybe for the huge bag of pick and mix!). I look forward to seeing you...
Foundation Stage Teacher
Hi, I’m Mrs Morris and I’m new to Riccall school, I am really excited to be the new Foundation stage teacher and get to know my new class. We will be learning new skills through a combination of play and adult led activities following the interests of the children. Away from school, I live with my husband and 6 year old son, we enjoy spending lots of time outdoors and love camping in Cornwall every summer. My son and I are both members of our local martial arts club where I kick box every week.
Hello! I work in Year 1 with Mrs Wilson and I love it! Every day is something new and exciting and we never know what new things we will discover in our learning! I live in the village with my husband, who is Liverpool FC mad, my baby girl Pippa, my dog Winston and my cat Gordon. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, socialising, cooking and travelling to many exotic locations! I have a particular passion for reading and am very rarely seen without a book at home. I will be taking on the role of English (reading and phonics) Leader at Riccall, so if you have any questions please feel free to come by and say hello!
Year 2 Teacher
Hi all, My name is Miss Sweeting and I am the teacher of Year 2 at Riccall. We learn through exciting activities that are linked to the children’s current interests. The children are encouraged to get ‘stuck in’ with lots of hands on learning and we work incredibly hard as an amazing team. I am the art and DT subject leader for the school and I am also very excited to have taken on the role as the SENDCo. I love animals and I have an incredibly mischievous dog called Dexter. I also enjoy playing hockey; I play for an all ladies hockey team in Hornsea.
P.E, History and Educational Visit Subject Leader. (Y5 Teacher)
Year 5 teacher, PE and History subject leader. I teach in Year 5 and I especially enjoy organising lots of sport and PE activities in school. I am married and have grown up children. In my spare time I enjoy watching all sports and I am a life long fan of Leeds United.
Y6 teacher Music and ICT Leader
Hello! I teach in Year 6. I enjoy cycling and when I'm not at school I like to go for long rides in the countryside. I also love playing different musical instruments including my violin and my guitar. I like to meet up with other people to play in bands and orchestras.
Hello! My name is Miss Simpson and I am the Year Three teacher. I am the new computing lead and love finding new ways to use technology in the classroom. I do my best to look after my environment and enjoy spending time outdoors. My favourite subject is PSHE and I especially enjoy sharing books with children.
Personal, Social, Citizenship and Health and Emotional and Economic well-being (PSCHEE) Subject Leader.
I am currently enjoying being back in the classroom part-time with Year 4. I have worked with Mrs Kinnaird in the past and am looking forward to working alongside her again. I love stories and reading to children is one of my greatest pleasures; nothing is as satisfying as reaching the end of a good book and hearing the applause of children who have become totally immersed in the story and the lives of the characters over a few weeks. My favourite author is Michael Morpurgo, closely followed by Elen Caldecott. I also love maths and PSHE. In the 2017/18 school year I am excited at the prospect of the new 'Charity Champions' club and seeing the playleaders improve our playtimes.
French coordinator Hello! I love working with children at Riccall school and seeing how they progress. I work part time, teaching year 3 every Friday. I also teach year 1 every Tuesday afternoon and do intervention work with groups of children. I am married with two grown up daughters, a dog called Alfie and a cat called Henry. In my spare time I love reading, walking in the countryside and cycling. I have also recently taken up canoeing.
Finance and Compliance Officer and Teaching Assistant
I currently work as a teaching assistant in EYFS all day Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. I have now joined the office team and I will be working in the office on a Tuesday and Wednesday morning, and all day on a Thursday and Friday. I am married and have two children. In our spare time, we love going to the beach to collect fossils.
School Administrator (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
I am the school secretary. Riccall School is a great place to work, full of friendly staff and children. I am married with 2 children and enjoy gardening, eating out and walking.
Teaching assistant in Year 6, School Administrator (Wednesday afternoon) ICT Technician and Home School Link Worker.
My name is Caroline Adams and I am the Home, School Link worker in school. I am on the playground every morning and at the end of the school day (except Fridays) please come and say hello. I am a teaching assistant in Year 3, 5 and 6, admin assistant on a Thursday and Friday lunchtime and ICT technician. I get a great deal of pleasure working with children within such a happy, caring environment, and I am always busy. I am married with one daughter. In my spare time I enjoy watching sport, travelling in my motorhome and holidays abroad.
I am a teaching assistant working with the younger children in Foundation . I am married with three grown up sons. In my free time I love walking at the coast.
I am a teaching assistant in Year 2 and 3. I enjoy working at Riccall school because we always have lots of fun in our learning and every day is different. I am married and have grown up children. In my spare time I run to keep fit, I love to go shopping, I enjoy baking and reading and sometimes go to watch Leeds United.
I am a HLTA/teaching assistant working with KS1and KS2. I am married with two children.
I currently work as a teaching assistant in year 1 which is lots of fun! I am also a HLTA which means I have the added bonus of working in years 2, 3, 5 and 6! I live in Riccall with my two girls Mia and Amelie and my dog Rocky. When I'm not at school or looking after my family I enjoy reading crime mysteries, walking and I especially like socialising with my friends.’
I am a teaching assistant in KS2 . I am married and have two grown up children and two gorgeous grandchildren . In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my friends and family and going on holiday.
I am a teaching assistant in Year 4, but I do pop up in other classes in school, so look out for me!
A lot of children know me or know of me, as I have been attached to the school for 2 years in Zac's Club (a before & after school club, based in school). I have worked in high schools for 20 + years, so I'm looking for new adventures in a new setting.