Above all I am passionate about educating children so that they have the essential skills they need to make the best start in life! At Lodge Primary we promote a love for learning so that all children become independent learners. Whenever the opportunity presents itself, I enjoy going for hikes with my family and dogs. We revel in long walks in the wonderful fresh air- and a steaming cup of hot coffee is always the perfect reward!
To me, engaging children and teaching them to love learning is essential. Here at Lodge Primary School I support every member of staff so that we are all united in the same vision. At the weekend I love nothing more than packing up my caravan and discovering more of the UK with my husband and children. During the short breaks we like to indulge by relaxing on the beach or burning off some energy in the swimming pool.
Nursery Teacher and Geography Leader
I would describe myself as a fish or a dolphin, because I just love the water so much! Swimming and scuba diving allow me to stay fit and healthy, and have fun at the same time! I am already looking forward to teaching my own baby how to swim so we can go on sunny holidays and relax by the pool.
Teaching Assistant in in Nursery
When I’m not working hard in Nursery you can find me watching sports, in particular the football and cricket. I love to spend time with my family, friends and the school rabbits, who keep me company at home!
Design and Technology Leader and Reception Teacher
At the weekend I enjoy watching musicals and singing along with my family, that’s when we’re not practising karate moves to achieve the next belt! I love to read about anything and everything!
Teaching Assistant in Year 1
Playing doubles tennis is where you’ll find me on a Saturday. Then for that lazy Sunday feeling, I love nothing better than reading a good book and spending time with my family.
Assistant Head and Reception Teacher
As a child my parents encouraged me to train as a singer, so in my younger years I toured the county singing and dancing to entertain others. Now however, I share my skills with all the children at Lodge instead. After school I like to cook and try out tasty new recipes that I have seen or read about.
Teaching Assistant in in Reception
Reading about and attempting to cook delicious, aromatic new dishes is how I spend my time when I’m not busy at school. I believe that swimming is an important life skill so every week I take a dip in the pool, which helps me to keep fit.
Teacher in Year One
I absolutely love reading and have a real fondness for the way books can make you feel and experience things that real life sometimes cannot.
Teaching Assistant in Year One
I love eating out and playing tennis with other teachers from school. Whenever possible, I fly over and spend time with my friends in America. The way of life and all the new places ensure that I keep returning! I just love teaching children how to read using phonics.
Teacher in Year One
Dancing, reading and participating in sports activities are my main hobbies. I like to explore and go on holiday to new places with my family. Whilst we are there, we always have lots of adventures and bring back many stories to tell the children at Lodge Primary. I love mental maths and am always encouraging the children to beat their own scores!
Teaching Assistant in Year One
I enjoy customising clothes, bags and accessories with embellishments such as beads and lace. At school I like to help the children enhance their own artistic projects in the same ways... There can never be too much glitter, or ever enough sparkle!
Teacher in Year Two
I enjoy watching football and supporting my local team with my family and friends. The thrill of the atmosphere at a football pitch is astounding... In fact, I get the same buzz making learning fun and interesting for the children in my class!
Teaching Assistant in Reception
I enjoy cooking large banquets and going to the cinema with my sons. I am passionate about helping each child to achieve and like to research new techniques to engage and support children.
Teaching Assistant in Year Three
My interests include shopping, eating out at restaurants and spending time with my friends and family. I like to watch new releases at the pictures and enjoy tasty treats.
Year Three Teacher
As a season ticket holder and number one fan, I fully support West Bromwich Albion and truly believe that the Baggies can achieve great things! I love all sports and think that there is a sport out there for everyone! Staying up to date with the latest fashions and styles are other interests of mine.
Year Five Teacher
I enjoy sports and love conveying this passion with the children at school. Volleyball, squash and badminton are favourites of mine and I often spend my weekends playing with friends and family. When I’m not keeping fit I like to indulge on scrumptious meals with my sisters.
Teaching Assistant in Year Four
I am very proud of my family and my children who are all doing very well in their studies: at university and at high school, where they work hard to achieve good grades. I hope to inspire the children at Lodge to work just as hard so that they too can achieve their dreams!
Maths Leader and Year Five Teacher
I am interested in travelling all over the world; the last place I visited was Japan where I experienced the local cultures and cuisine- now I want to go back again! I am passionate about maths and number, which is why my Mathletics club is so much fun! I see myself as a bit of a chef- Jamie Oliver eat your heart out!
Year Four Teacher
Taking part in sporting activities and keeping fit by working out fulfil the spare time I have after school... Whilst living a jet set life style is the dream I live during the holidays. My family, friends and Aston Villa are important to me.
Teaching Assistant in Year Three
My family and the community are the main elements of my life. I am eager to reinforce community values and help families embrace their cultural heritage, just like I have. I enjoy teaching children how to dance and celebrate their talents in grand shows.
Assistant Head and Year Six Teacher
I take part in karate lessons and am skilled in martial arts! I enjoy visiting new places and am passionate about reading and spending time with my family.
After school I just love to spoil my family and grandchildren! I like taking my grandson for strolls to feed the ducks and enjoy buying new presents for him. I am a keen swimmer and like try new classes at the local leisure centre.
Art Leader and Year Four Teacher
Every evening when I am tucked up in bed I settle down with a good book and escape to an exciting new land. I love the endless possibilities that reading offers and the new realms that I am transported to! At the weekend I am known as a regular at Nandos, where I spend a lot of time with my friends.
Teaching Assistant in Year Four
I love all activities that my family and I do together: swimming, baking, outdoor expedition, trips and adventures! I am a talented cake maker and decorator- one day I hope to appear on The Great British Bake Off!
English Leader and Year Six Teacher
I am obsessed with books, books, books! Reading children’s books is my favourite past time, because really I’ve never really grown up! If I haven’t got my head stuck in a book, which is a lot of the time (even while vacuuming,) I’ll be in the garden or taking landscape photographs.
Teaching Assistant in Year Six
I enjoy cooking for my family, reading a range of books and listening to music. In particular, I really enjoy listening to classical music because of the peace and tranquillity the harmonic melodies bring.
Curriculum Leader and Year Six Teacher
Fitness plays a big part in my life outside of school. I truly believe that exercising the body is just as important as having a mental work out! I try to lead by example and stay in shape by eating healthily and conducting rapid fire mental maths sessions. Equality for all is vital- I like to spread this message in the whole of my life.
Teaching Assistant in Year Five
I enjoy travelling to new places and studying the architecture of the new environments. I like to visit different cities, watch shows at the theatre and try the local food. I am a creative person and love to paint and draw!
Music Leader and Teacher Across School
During my spare time I like to spend time with my family visiting historical buildings and getting thrills at theme parks. I am passionate about helping others through charitable work and like to care for the environment by recycling. I believe that singing can spread happiness- which is why I have started Lodge’s children’s choir.
LSP in Year 4 and Nurture Mentor
I really enjoy listening to music and singing at the top of my voice to all the latest releases. I regularly go on outings with my family and grandchildren to restaurants and the park where I spoil them all! My friends all know me as a ‘Disco Diva’ because I easily win every dance off!
Learning and Nurture Mentor
Most of my time outside of school, is spent at theatres around Birmingham because I am so passionate about supporting children in West Bromwich Amateur Society express themselves through drama and song! I fully recommend the productions as they are always so fantastic! I also care about anything and everything to do with animals.
As an avid explorer, I enjoy anything that involves seeing and doing new things! Eating out, watching shows at the theatre and reading are all hobbies of mine. Weekend breaks, travelling abroad and purchasing glamorous shoes or handbags keep me entertained!
I am a huge West Bromwich Albion football fan and have a season ticket! I go to all the club’s matches and support the team along with my friends. I have a keen interest in art and technology and spending time with family and friends.
I am obsessed with cricket and want everyone else to be as passionate as me! When I'm not helping at school, you can find me coaching at the local cricket club or building the children at school's skills in the club I run.
Year 2 Teacher
Life away from school is filled with family. I enjoy going to the theatre, cooking and trying out new recipes. The tasting is the best bit! I enjoy watching sports. Saturday night with Match of the Day is a must!
I enjoy keeping myself active both mentally and physically. Roald Dahl books ignited my life long passion for reading, which is one of my favourite hobbies. I am a sports fanatic and enjoy coaching in my community, as well as participating in judo, football and swimming. I also have a passion for art, drumming and rollerskating.
Teaching assistant in Year 1
In my spare time I love catching up with my friends and going to the cinema. I enjoy taking my children out and about and seeing new and interesting things. Going to the zoo is a family favourite. We really enjoy it!
Outside of school I love to learn new things! I enjoy reading books, watching films and travelling to new places. Also, I have recently begun to do creative writing in my spare time, such as writing poetry and writing about things I have learnt and places I've been to.
Teaching assistant in Reception
I love spending time with my family, traveling around the country and abroad. We all love to visit new places and make memories.
My passion is reading and learning new languages. I have a large range of books in different languages, so when I get spare time I enjoy reading them.
Teaching assistant in Year 2
Teaching assistant in Year 5
I could define myself as a book eater because I love reading. In my spare time I like going for a walk or to the gym because I think that in a healthy body is a healthy mind. I love spending time with my family when we can play together, discover new places and experience new adventures.
Year 3 Teacher