Springwell Learning Community

The Team

Name: Phil Hutchinson
Position: Executive Principal
Length of service: 15 years
Interests: Football and Cricket 
Currently reading: Helping Children Learn Accidentally, Hywel Roberts
Favourite food: Fish
Ideal holiday: Brazil (Amazon)
Most likely to say: "You've done really well"/ "How much does it cost?"
Three words to describe you: Approachable, Fair, Driven
What the students say: Wants the best for us

Name: Mr Mills
Position: Executive Vice Principal
Length of service: 4 years
Interests: Photography
Currently reading: Berlin (Great Cities)
Favourite food: Avocado
Ideal holiday: In the sun
Most likely to say: How are you?
Three words to describe you: Always very helpful
What the students say: He Cares

Name: Neil Swain
Position: Executive Vice Principal
Length of service: 25 years (4 at Wellspring)
Interests: Motorbikes , guitars & sport
Currently reading: Eric Clapton – motherless children
Favourite food: Curry
Ideal holiday: Skiing
Most likely to say: I’ve got another new student for you!
Three words to describe you: Happy, fair, helpful.
What the students say:

Name: Jo Indian
Position:Head of Centre (Phoenix House)
Length of service: From September 2018
Interests: Travelling, cooking, spending time with family and friends.
Currently reading:
Favourite food: Thai
Ideal holiday: Anywhere with family
Most likely to say:
Three words to describe you: Honest, fair and caring
What the students say:

Name: Phil Burns
Position: Head of Centre (Park House)
Length of service: 10 years
Interests: Football, Golf, Socialising, Family, Aston Villa
Currently reading: Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
Favourite food: Sunday Roast
Ideal holiday: Las Vegas
Most likely to say: Excellent!
Three words to describe you: Caring, Committed, dedicated
What the students say: Your jokes are shocking!

Name: Rachel Patchett
Position: Parent Support Advisor/Safeguarding Leader
Length of service: 2 years
Interests: Family and skiing
Currently reading: Seven habits of highly effective people
Favourite food: Italian
Ideal holiday: Skiing/Exotic sun
Most likely to say: How are you today?/Would you like to talk?
Three words to describe you: Warm, honest and fun
What the students say: I need to see you

Teachers

Name: Mr Watts
Position: Deputy Head of Centre/KS3 Teacher
Length of service: 2 years
Interests: football, spending time with family, socialising
Currently reading: Ella’s Kitchen (a baby food book to help me with my son Oscar!)
Favourite food: Chinese food (which has to include chicken balls!)
Ideal holiday: somewhere hot with a pool.
Most likely to say: 'cheers then!'
Three words to describe you: easy going, caring, enthusiastic
What the students say: TBC

Name: Miss Barber
Position: KS2 Teacher
Length of service: 2 years
Interests: Socialising and travelling
Currently reading: Boys Don’t Try?
Favourite food: Italian Food
Ideal holiday: Thailand
Most likely to say: Do what’s right, not what’s easy.
Three words to describe you: Nurturing, approachable, passionate.
What the students say: Can we stroke the Guinea Pigs!

Name: Ms Wilkinson
Position: KS3 Teacher
Length of service: 3 years
Interests: Dress making and football
Currently reading: Patricia Cornwall, Body of evidence
Favourite food: Indian
Ideal holiday: Anywhere sunny, hot and quiet
Most likely to say: Cheer up
Three words to describe you: Energetic, fair, happy
What the students say: That I'm funny, crazy and I dance too much.

Name: Mrs Ladd
Position: KS3 Teacher
Length of service: 4 years
Interests: Gym and Pugs
Currently reading: Jojo Moyes - After you
Favourite food: Sunday Roast
Ideal holiday: USA
Most likely to say: Are you okay?
Three words to describe you: Patient, caring and hard-working.
What the students say: Kind

Name: Mr Farman
Position: Teacher
Length of service: 2 years
Interests: Sport and socialising
Currently reading: Alex Ferguson - My Life.
Favourite food: Curry
Ideal holiday: Mexico
Most likely to say: I win
Three words to describe you: Playful, big brother and kind
What the students say: Fun to play with

Name: Mr Hardy
Position: KS3 Teacher
service: Just over 2 years
Interests: Football, music and food
Currently reading: Football Manager Stole My Life
Favourite food: Indian
Ideal holiday: Cruise around the world
Most likely to say: “Well done for making the right choice.”
Three words to describe you: Calm, caring and committed
What the students say: “Your jokes are the best, Sir!”

Name: Mr J Blades.
Position: SEMH Teacher.
Length of service: 2 years (Sept 17).
Interests: Football, Drama, Behaviour Management and Family.
Currently reading: Howard Webb's Autobiography.
Favourite food: Anything.
Ideal holiday: Cyprus.
Most likely to say: Too much!
Three words to describe you: Passionate, Committed and Reliable.
What the students say: Mr Blades, are you going bald?

Name: Mr Mansfield
Position: Sports Teacher
Length of service: Joined in September 2018
Interests: Rugby, Fitness and Sport
Currently reading:
Favourite food: Anything
Ideal holiday: Caribbean
Most likely to say: Can you make me a strong tea, no sugar.
Three words to describe you: Passionate, committed and optimistic
What the students say:

Name: Mr Knight
Position: Maths Teacher
Length of service: 9 years
Interests: Football, spending time with the family, rugby league, films
Currently reading: John Gregory - The boss
Favourite food: Pizza
Ideal holiday: Florida
Most likely to say: Living the dream
Three words to describe you: Happy, funny, friendly
What the students say: Your funny Sir

Name: Mrs McLachlan
Position: KS2 Teacher
Length of service: Joined September 2019
Interests: TBC
Currently reading: TBC
Favourite food: TBC
Ideal holiday: TBC
Most likely to say: TBC
Three words to describe you: TBC
What the students say: TBC

HLTAs

Name: Mr Lucas
Position: HLTA 2 – Care Team
Length of service: 4 years
Interests: The great outdoors
Currently reading: A variety of books
Favourite food: BBQ
Ideal holiday: Diving
Most likely to say: Not just yet
Three words to describe you: Positive role model
What the students say: He is awesome

Name: Mrs Connall
Position: HLTA 1
Length of service: 7 years
Interests: Time with family and friends
Currently reading: Martina Cole
Favourite food: Any fruit
Ideal holiday: Any sunny location
Most likely to say: Morning!
Three words to describe you: To the point
What the students say: Are you joking

Name: Mr Tyson
Position: HLTA Care Team
Length of service: 19 years
Interests: Football, Reading, Sport
Currently reading: The Thirst by Jo Nesbo
Favourite food: Cheese
Ideal holiday: Sun, sea and sand
Most likely to say: Are you alright?
Three words to describe you: listener, fair and honest
What the students say: Fair but firm

Name: Mr Cook
Position: Care Team
Length of service: 12 years
Interests: Weight Lifting, cinema, reading
Currently reading: Cognitive behaviour theory for dummies
Favourite food: Pizza
Ideal holiday: America
Most likely to say: How can I help
Three words to describe you: Caring, bearded, fair
What the students say: Whats it like to have a beard?

Name: Mr Groves
Position: HLTA
Length of service: Joined in September 2018 months
Interests: Joinery
Currently reading: Technology Supplies Order Book
Favourite food: School Pudding
Ideal holiday: Somewhere hot.
Most likely to say: Measure twice, cut once.
Three words to describe you: Happy, funny and tall
What the students say: Where's the saw?

Name: Mr Williamson
Position: Care Team
Length of service: 2 years
Interests: Football, running, charity fundraisers & eating cakes
Currently reading: How to Bake the Worlds Best Cake.
Favourite food: Cake
Ideal holiday: Mr Kipling's Factory
Most likely to say: What we cooking today?
Three words to describe you: Busy, outgoing, hilarious
What the students say: What are the trips?

Name: Ms Spence
Position: Parkside HLTA
Length of service: 2 Years
Interests: Family and friends, walking my dogs, weekends away.
Currently reading:
Favourite food: Roast Dinners, baked feta
Ideal holiday: Sun, sea and sand
Most likely to say: What do you think you might need to do?
Three words to describe you: approachable, firm but fair, dedicated
What the students say: Kelly’s making the tea

Teaching Assistant

Name: Miss Williamson
Position: Parkside Teaching Assistant
Length of service: Joined September 2017
Interests: Reading books and card making.
Currently reading: The Accident by Linwood Barclay
Favourite food: Spaghetti Bolognese
Ideal holiday: Somewhere hot with a beach or sight seeing
Most likely to say: "No worries!"
Three words to describe you: Caring, fun and attentive
What the students say: It's mini Miss!

Name: Mrs McClellan
Position: Parkside Teaching Assistant
Length of service: Joined September 2017
Interests: Holidays, socialising with friends/family and bob sleighing
Currently reading: The Adventure of Hector the Giraffe
Favourite food: Sunday roast
Ideal holiday: France and Scotland
Most likely to say: "What would you like for breakfast?"
Three words to describe you: Great storyteller, thoughtful and cheerful
What the students say: "Please can I have more?"

Name: Miss Pearson
Position: KS2 Teaching Assistant
Length of service: 8 months
Interests: My family, theme parks and archery
Currently reading:
Favourite food: Thai Food especially "Pad Thai"
Ideal holiday: Australia
Most likely to say: " "
Three words to describe you: Patient, cheerful, understanding
What the students say: "Your always laughing and your kind"

Name: Ms Fields
Position: KS3 Teaching Assistant
Length of service: 2 1/2 years
Interests: Reading, movies and family.
Currently reading: Born to Run
Favourite food: Cheese
Ideal holiday: New York
Most likely to say: "Do you need any help?"
Three words to describe you: Helpful, reliable, nice.
What the students say: Kind and predictable

Name: Ms Hodkinson
Position: KS3 Teaching Assistant
Length of service: 1 year
Interests: Dancing
Currently reading: Baking book
Favourite food: Healthy foods
Ideal holiday: Beach holiday
Most likely to say: Morning!
Three words to describe you:
What the students say: She is ace.

Name: Ms Leonard
Position: Teaching Assistant
Length of service: 2 years
Interests: Theatre, drinking watching TV, my cats
Currently reading: Ugly by Constance Briscoe
Favourite food: Steak
Ideal holiday: Anywhere hot and safe (All inclusive adult only)
Most likely to say: Jeez
Three words to describe you: Caring, humorous, funny
What the students say: Are you mad? Nana Jan

Name: Mrs Sparkes
Position: Teaching Assistant
Length of service: 2 years 10 months
Interests: Reading, crafts, socialising
Currently reading:
Favourite food: Prawn Curry
Ideal holiday: Barbados - relaxing
Most likely to say: "Give over"
Three words to describe you: Friendly, cheerful, funny
What the students say: "Have you got any mints miss?"

Name: Ms Keogh
Position: Intervention TA
Service: 2 1/2 years
Interests: Roller Derby
Currently reading: The Book Thief
Favourite food: Cheese
Ideal holiday: Hawaii
Most likely to say: Can I borrow you?
Three words to describe you: Creative, busy, kind
What the students say: Always smiling and there if we need her.

Name: Miss Bryant
Position: KS3 Teaching Assistant
Length of service: Joined the team in January 2018
Interests: Outdoor activities
Currently reading: Perfect by Cecilia Ahern
Favourite food: A good cheeseburger!
Ideal holiday: A tourist one!
Most likely to say: Morning, you alright?
Three words to describe you: Kind, smiley, tall
What the students say: She's nice

Name: Mr Leyland
Position: Teaching Assistant level 3
Length of service: Joined the team in January 2018
Interests: Football, Golf
Currently reading: 
Favourite food: Steak
Ideal holiday: Aruba
Most likely to say: Hi
Three words to describe you: Honest, trusting, respectful
What the students say: Strong but fair

Name: Mrs Randell
Position: Parkside Teaching Assistant/ Intervention Teacher
Length of service: 6 Months
Interests: Family time, theme parks
Currently reading: Harry potter - again
Favourite food: Pepperoni pizza, lasagna
Ideal holiday: Tenerife
Most likely to say: No problem, I'll sort that
Three words to describe you: Friendly, cheery, helpful
What the students say: You can have a laugh

Name: Mr Hooper
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Three words to describe you: THE Super Hooper
What the students say:

Name: Mr Clarke
Position: Teaching Assistant
Length of service: Joined the team in September 2018
Interests: Football and behaviours
Currently reading: We Are Sunday League
Favourite food: Stuffed crust chicken BBQ pizza
Ideal holiday: Rome
Most likely to say: Now then
Three words to describe you: Alright, funny and fair
What the students say: Sound guy

Name: Miss Dobson
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Name: Miss Sorensen
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Name: Miss C Pearson
Position: KS2 Teaching Assistant
Length of service: Joined September 2018
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Name: Mrs Lond
Position: TA3
Length of service: Joined January 2017
Interests: Family days, watching films
Currently reading: Sleepers
Favourite food: Steak
Ideal holiday: Somewhere hot.
Most likely to say: Do you need a drink?
Three words to describe you: Happy, funny and blonde
What the students say: Where's Miss blond?

Name: Miss D Sparkes
Position: KS2 Teaching Assistant
Length of service: Joined December 2018
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Name: Miss Johnson
Position: Teaching Assistant
Length of service: Joined in April 2019
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Name: Mr Topliss
Position: KS3 Teaching Assistant
Length of service: Joined in April 2019
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Name: Mrs Beedie
Position: KS3 Teaching Assistant
Length of service: Joined in September 2019
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Name: Phoebe Robson
Position: Teaching Assistant Apprentice
Length of service: Joined in April 2019
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Name: Brett Dean
Position: TA
Length of service: Joined the team in November 2019
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Name: Damon Camplin
Position: TA
Length of service: Joined the team in November 2019
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Placement Officers

Name: Bev Nalder
Position: Student Guidance Manager
Length of service: 7 months
Interests: Holidays and films
Currently reading: Brutally Honest - Mel B's (Spice Girl) biography
Favourite food: Chinese
Ideal holiday: Anywhere the sun is shining!
Most likely to say: Hello, are you alright?
Three words to describe you: Never stops talking
What the students say: "Give us a lift home Bev!"

Name: Jackie Chapman
Position: Student Guidance Manager
Length of service: 7 months
Interests: Family and films
Currently reading: You before Me (again)
Favourite food: Sunday Roast
Ideal holiday: Lazy beach holiday
Most likely to say: The Universe will give you everything you need
Three words to describe you: Firm but fair
What the students say:

Office Manager

Name: Sian Raven
Position: Office Manager
Length of service: Joined the team in April 2018
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Administration Team

Name: Jodie Hutchison
Position: Administrator
Length of service: 5 years
Interests: Cars, holidays,
Currently reading:
Favourite food: Anything
Ideal holiday: Bora Bora
Most likely to say: I'm hungry
Three words to describe you: Bubbly, witty, to the point
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Name: Laura Beveridge
Position: Administrator
Length of service: Joined September 2018
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Name: Jasmine Graves
Position: Administration Apprentice
Length of service: Joined April 2019
Interests: Travelling and gym
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Favourite food: Italian and Chinese
Ideal holiday: Australia, Bali and Thailand
Most likely to say: I'm starving
Three words to describe you: Caring, blonde, funny
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Catering

Name: Teresa Jackson
Position: Catering
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Name: Danielle Thompsen
Position: Catering
Length of service: Joined September 2017
Interests: Family days out
Currently reading: Harry Potter (again)
Favourite food: Salad with jacket potato
Ideal holiday: Bora Bora
Most likely to say: I hope you're hungry!
Three words to describe you: Happy, honest and caring
What the students say: Whats for dinner Miss?