Miss C Thomas
Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Miss Thomas (Higher Level Teaching Assistant) joined the school in September 2006.
She has a Diploma in Child Care and after qualifying spent seven years as a nanny. She then worked for five years as a teaching assistant in a school in Plymouth and was an Ofsted registered child-minder for a year.
Miss Thomas loves the outdoors and enjoys spending time with her daughter swimming, walking their Border Terrier and playing with their rabbits. In the warmer months, they love to bodyboard and attempt to play golf. Other interests include ‘Wake Up Shake Up’, which she leads throughout the school.
Mrs H Breeze
Teaching and Admin Assistant
Mrs Breeze (teaching assistant/admin assistant) joined the school in February 2008. She has worked with children since 2000, in both Pre-Schools and Primary Schools, and various age ranges from 2½ years through to 11 years old.
She has an NVQ Level 3, a Diploma in Early Years Education and has experience in supporting children with DCD (Developmental Co-ordination Disorder). She has many years of experience with supporting children with SEN and Speech and Language, and has recently gained a recognised qualification with 'Elklan' - Speech and Language Support for 5-11's. She has also has the 'Drawing and Talking Therapy' certificate.
Mrs Breeze has a keen interest in all wildlife, particularly birds and hedgehogs. In her spare time she loves to walk the coast paths around Cornwall and Devon accompanied by her dogs.
Mrs Debbie Hayward-Allison
Mrs Hayward-Allison (teaching assistant) moved to Cornwall in April 2015 from London, following a lifelong dream to live by the sea. She is a very experienced TA, having worked with children for over 22 years in many capacities: working as a TA (in which she has a particular interest and experience of working with SEND children), running a youth club, counselling children, running social skills groups and setting up and managing a very successful after-school club.
She and her husband have four grown-up children between them. They love spending time together and with their family and friends, going to the cinema, music, dancing and taking walks along the beach and coastal paths of Cornwall.
Miss Lizzie Prout
Miss Prout (teaching assistant) joined the school in January 2014. She has worked with children since 2008, in primary schools as well as being a support worker with children who have challenging behaviour and learning difficulties.
She has a Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education and experience in supporting children with a range of challenging behaviours.
Miss Prout has a keen interest in spending time in the outdoors, and is heavily involved within the scouting movement.
Mrs Karen Sims
Mrs Sims (teaching assistant) moved to Devon from London. She has been working with children since 2000, and has worked in all key stages. She has an NVQ Level 2 in Learning Support.
She has four children and helps manage a football team!
Mrs Jo Loughton
Mrs Loughton (teaching assistant) joined the school in 2018. She has worked with children since 2014 in nurseries and primary school settings. She has a NVQ Level 3 in Children and young people’s workforce.
When not at work, Mrs Loughton enjoys spending time with her family, walking the dog and running.