Year 1 to 6
If you have a children who is joining us in Y1 – Y6, you are likely to have moved into the area or your child has transferred from another school. We would like to welcome you to Lambourn and tell you a little bit about ourselves. We often welcome new children into school. We have buddies who look after our new pupils; they help them to settle in, find their way around and help them to make new friends.
We are a single entry school; we have one class for each year group. As your child moves through the school, he or she will have a new class teacher at the start of the new school year. Much thought and time is given to hand over liaison work, so the children transfer seamlessly into their class and year group. It’s always really exciting for the children to move up each year and work with different teachers, as all our staff have their own particular strengths, interests and ways of engaging children in their learning – as you’ll find out below.
Miss Katy Sheppard
Class Teacher Year 1, Religious Education Subject Leader
I have been a member of the staff team at Lambourn School
since November 2019, teaching in Year One. During my time
at Lambourn School as a class teacher, I have had additional
responsibilities including, Religious Education and am the key
stage 1 identified teacher participating in the BBO Maths Hub Teacher Research group with Miss Caswell to develop the school’s Mastery approach in Maths and spread excellent practice, for the benefit of all pupils. I love teaching children to be passionate and enthusiastic about what they do and am particularly interested in creative writing and Art.
Mrs Alecia Leon
Class Teacher Year 2, Phonics Subject Leader
I have been a member of the staff team at Lambourn School since 2019, teaching in Year 2. In my time at Lambourn School as a class teacher I have had additional responsibilities, including Phonics Lead, which involved the introduction, training and monitoring of the delivery of the Read, Write Inc. Phonics Programme.
Teachers and Teaching Assistants deliver daily sessions to develop early Reading, Writing and Comprehension, as well as interventions to support Reading and Writing through creative, fun and engaging lessons. I am passionate about teaching; I love being in the classroom where I can inspire children to become inquisitive learners particularly in the area of creative writing.
Miss Libby Caswell
Class Teacher Year 3, Science Subject Leader
I have been a member of the staff team at Lambourn School since 2018 teaching in Year 3. In my time at Lambourn School as a class teacher, I have had additional responsibilities, including History, Geography and Science. I completed my NQT induction at Lambourn School in the 2018-19 academic year, having previously qualified at Plymouth University.
Growing up on a farm has made me passionate about using the wonderful outdoor environment at Lambourn to enhance the learning experiences for our children. In 2019-20 I have worked with Miss Cupit and Miss Sheppard in the BBO Maths Hub Teacher Research Group to develop the school’s Mastery approach in Maths and spread excellent practice, for the benefit of all pupils.
Mrs Kay Findlay
Class Teacher Year 4, Computing & Music Subject Leader, School Choir
I have been a member of the staff team at Lambourn School since
September 2011. I joined as a teaching assistant and worked across
all year groups until I retrained as a class teacher starting in 2018.
I qualified in 2019 after completing initial teacher training in Year 5
and teaching in Year 6 in the summer term at Lambourn. Since 2019,
I have been the Year 4 class teacher. In my time at Lambourn School as a class teacher, I have had additional responsibilities, including Computing & Music as well as leading the School Choir and weekly collective worship sessions to prepare children for whole school services and our celebrations of religious festivals.
Outside of school, I am a qualified swimming teacher and coach at Marlborough Penguins Swimming Club where I have been a member since 2013. I am poolside several times each week, coaching the age group regional squad and as B Team Manager, I also attend many swimming meets throughout the year supporting the swimmers and head coach.
Mrs Amanda Horrocks
Class Teacher Year 5, Senior Leadership Team (SLT), Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) & English Subject Leader
I have been a member of the staff team at Lambourn School since 2019, teaching in Years 5. After working in education in a variety of roles in the United States for 12 years, I moved to the United Kingdom in 2019and took up my position at Lambourn School. In my time at Lambourn School as a class teacher I have had additional responsibilities including, English Subject Leader and Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).
Miss Maria Cupit
Class Teacher Year 6, Senior Leadership Team (SLT), Looked After Children Lead (LAC), Pupil Premium Lead & Mathematics Subject Leader
I have been a member of the staff team at Lambourn School since 2013 teaching in Years 2, 4, 5 and 6. In my time at Lambourn School as a class teacher I have had additional responsibilities, including Assistant Head Teacher and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDCo).
More recently, I have been the Primary Mathematics Lead for Excalibur Academies Trust working across the nine primary schools within the MAT (Multi-Academy Trust) to support schools to improve learning and teaching in Maths. This year I worked alongside Miss Caswell when the school joined the BBO Maths Hub. The Bucks, Berks and Oxon Maths Hub is one of 37 designated hubs in The Maths Hub programme supported by the National Centre for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics and funded by the DfE. Maths Hubs bring together mathematics education professionals in a collaborative national network, to develop and spread excellent practice, for the benefit of all students.
In the 2019-2020 academic year, I was also able to attend a range of conferences in London and Bristol and work with the EAT Head of Primaries and an Associate from Partners in Excellence to support staff in school to share best practice to raise standards and to facilitate a better future for pupils.