Come and meet the staff at our school!
I have worked in education since 2001, first as a class teacher where I taught across the primary age range, and then as a Deputy Head teacher and Special Educational Needs Coordinator. I joined Siddington Primary School as Head teacher in September 2020. It is my job to ensure that children are happy to come to school, enjoy learning and have the opportunities to develop and grow as individuals. I want to ensure that all children reach their potential and have high aspirations for their futures.
I have always loved education and completed my Masters degree in Education in 2018. I enjoy it so much that I am currently continuing my studies at University! In my spare time I love gardening, reading books, going out for dinner and travelling with my family.
I joined Siddington in February 2017 as Assistant Head Teacher. I love my new job. I teach in the Eagles class on Mondays to Wednesdays, then work across both schools on a Thursday. The children are wonderful and never a day goes by without them making you smile and laugh lots! Siddington has a warm and friendly atmosphere with a huge sense of community spirit. My job is making sure everyone is learning to the best of the ability and the teachers are teaching well too. I also lead music across Siddington and Kemble.
Before Siddington I was a deputy head at a very large school so initially seeing only 100 children was a shock and assemblies felt very small!
I love being a mum to my two boys - Nathan and Joshua. I also love reading and singing in a choir as well as seeing my friends and family too.
I have been teaching since 1992. After studying in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and Cumbria, I spent time living and teaching in Germany before moving to Essex and finally returning to Gloucestershire to teach at Siddington. I have enjoyed my time teaching at Siddington.
I have been teaching for 4 years now. I joined Siddington C of E Primary School in April 2018 as the Y1/2 teacher. I previously taught a Foundation class in a large school in East Yorkshire for three years. I am enjoying living in Gloucestershire and look forward to spending more years getting to know the area. I thoroughly enjoy teaching the children in my class. They continue to amaze me every day. They are so excited by all that we do and they put a smile on my face every day.
I joined the Siddington team in 2017 to job share with Miss Tranter in Eagles on Thursdays and Fridays. I now also support children with their English and Maths in different classes on Wednesdays. I enjoy all the different subjects I get to teach and working with such lovely children and staff. Before moving to Gloucestershire, I worked in Wiltshire and have taught a variety of different year groups over the years. It is a real privilege to be part of a child’s learning journey.
Up until last year I worked at Kemble school as a midday supervisor. I enjoyed it, however always wanted to be in the classroom. I finally got that opportunity last year when I applied for a TA job at Siddington. It has been a rollercoaster ride with lots to learn but I absolutely love being in the school and working with the children. The biggest challenge of all is working out how to get the most out of each individual - they are all so different. I live in Oaksey with my husband, Pete, my 2 children Josh (14) and Eloise (12) and our crazy dog Scamp. I spend most of my spare time running around after my busy family, but I am also a governor for Oaksey school and manage to fit in a bit of singing in Kemble Church choir.
Since having our three children, I have worked in education, initially as a pre school assistant, then deputy Manager and then a Teaching Assistant at a private School. In September 2017, I joined the Siddington team in the school office. The Job is very varied and no two days are the same but I enjoy the challenge of the busy school office whilst being surrounded by happy children who thrive in our lovely setting! In my spare time, I enjoy being with my family and friends and like to travel. I am in a walking group and supper club with friends and like listening to music and attending concerts.
As a newcomer to teaching, having volunteered at Siddington across all year groups and Kemble listening to Year 1/2 children read, I’m delighted to have recently joined the Siddington team.
I love the variety of working at school, from participating in the Walking Bus to helping children in class as a Teaching Partner to assisting the lunchtime team.
Ensuring children are having fun while learning and playing makes everyday so different, rewarding and inspiring.
As a parent of two boys, I love sharing my knowledge and life experiences and being a role model. The outdoors, swimming, playing and watching football in particular fill my weekends having done so for generations in the Mears family.
The role of Forest School Leader at Siddington School has enabled me to expose children to the opportunities afforded by the outdoors similar to those I experienced when growing up on a farm in the Welsh Borders. I enjoy seeing the children develop confidence in their abilities, build a natural curiosity and understanding of the world while having fun and getting messy! I believe this engagement has long term benefits for both their learning and well-being.
Initially I joined the team at Kemble as a Classroom Teaching Assistant in KS2 in 2007 and subsequently qualified as a Forest School Leader 6 years ago. Recently I have enjoyed the challenge of developing a Forest School area for the children at Siddington to give them similar opportunities.
With the latest curriculum developments needing to see a focus on the origins of food and its preparation I have implemented cookery sessions for both schools.
When not in school I can be found leading educational activities for Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, training for St. John Ambulance or supporting many local community groups, as a School Governor, member of the P.C.C. and Brown Owl to name but a few!
I only joined Siddington Primary School in February 2019 as a teaching partner in reception class after a career change. There was so much to learn but within a short space of time I realised how much I loved working with children and I now work breakfast club, after school club and as a midday supervisor. The children make everyday different and it’s never boring.
I worked in education for may years before setting up my own Early Years Music business.
In 2015 we moved from Derbyshire to Gloucestershire and I was lucky to secure to TP role at Siddington. since then I have enjoyed working in both KS1 and KS2. I'm currently supporting Kingfisher's as well as teaching in Reception on a Tuesday.
I love the fact that everybody is different and to see the joy on a child's face when they 'get it' makes me feel I've made a difference. It's such a rewarding job!
I live in Tetbury with my husband, three children, three gerbils and an ageing cat. Life is busy in the McCutcheon household but whenever I have the chance you'll find me badgering the family to go on a country walk or visit a museum. When I get the time for myself I will be singing.
Prior to joining the Siddington school family, I have spent the whole of my educational career working in specialist schools with children who have additional needs - both educational, medical and emotional. I have always considered myself very lucky to work with children, to watch each individual grow and develop new skills whilst exploring their environment is a true pleasure.
I have three children and four dogs which keeps me busy. I do also enjoy sewing, crafting, music and the great outdoors.
Having started my career working in London for an Educational Consultants, worked in other industries and had a career break to have my two children, I am now back in an education environment. Working in the office is very varied with no two days the same. I greatly enjoy the variety of working alongside staff and children.
Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family and socialising with friends.