Meet the Staff

Meet the Staff

Miss Simpson

Foundation Stage Class

My name is Miss Simpson and I teach the Foundation Stage Class. I enjoy learning through play with my class both inside and outside. I spend lots of time thinking of fun activities for my class to do and I like to follow my classes’ interests to ensure they have fun whilst learning. Along with the other adults in my class we make sure our children are happy, settled and eager to learn. In addition to being a class teacher I have just taken over computing across the Federation which, I am very excited about! I love teaching and have always wanted to be a teacher. To do my job I went to university for 3 years to study History before doing a PGCE to become a teacher.

Miss Jennings

Early Years Teacher & SENCO

Hello I'm Miss Jennings I teach in Class R to Class 3. I enjoy working in different year groups as I get to see all the children and how they are developing throughout the year. I love being a teacher and completed my degree, specialising in early years. I particularly enjoy teaching maths and PE. When I'm not in school I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

Mrs Denton

Early Years Teaching Assistant

My name is Mrs Denton and I work as at teaching assistant in class R supporting Miss Simpson and Miss Jennings. My children attend Bramham Primary School and I love working here! My role is to help the children to settle in to school during their year in Reception ensuring their days are happy, fun and safe. I love working with children and helping them to learn new skills – no two days are the same at school, which is brilliant. I want to help to ensure that each child leaves Bramham Primary School with the fondest memories and goes on to be the best that they can be. I am also a qualified swimming teacher and outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading and baking.

Miss Camm

Year 1 Teacher

'Hello, my name is Miss Camm and I teach Class One. I love coming to school every day and teaching my class fun and exciting lessons! In Class One we learn about lots of interesting topics such as, The Jolly Postman, Neil Armstrong and the seaside. In my classroom I like to set up playful environments for the children to engage with and apply their learning. I have always wanted to be a primary school teacher and to do so I studied Early Childhood Education at University for three years. At University I developed my understanding of the importance of meaningful, experiential learning for young children and try to make each day in Class One fulfilling for each child. When I am not at school I enjoy spending lots of time with my family and socialising with my friends. I also love to read! I am keen to share my favourite children's stories with my class such as Marmaduke - The very different dragon, The best loved bear and so many more!

Mrs Legault

Year 1 Teaching Assistant

Hi my name is Mrs Legault and I'm a TA in year one, paediatric first aider and offer cooking skills to all year groups as part of the curriculum. Oh and I also drive the mini bus for Bramham. I'm a qualified nursery nurse and have been at Bramham school now for 6 years. I love working with children of all abilities and take great pride in watching them come in as timid little 4 year olds and leave as proud confident 11 year olds. I have many interests outside of school which include dancing, swimming and cycling, but most of all watching my own teenage daughter grow and find her path in life.

Mrs Wilson

Year 2 Teacher

My name is Miss Wilson and you will find me teaching in year two at Bramham Primary School. I have been teaching for eight years and love everything about being in the classroom! Before joining the Bramham team, I worked at Shadwell Primary School so I know the expectations, the staff and the children in the federation very well. I particularly love being creative and enjoy doing art, music, drama and role play with the children. The children have all enjoyed our daily Wake Up Shake Up routines to get their brains ready for learning each morning - they even like to go home and teach it to their Mums and Dads! I lead science and art across the federation and want to inspire the children to do exciting experiments and wonderful art work. Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my fiance and my dog and I love a good adventure in the Yorkshire countryside.

Mrs Sohal

Year 2 Teaching Assistant

I have worked in Shadwell Primary School for four years before moving over to Bramham Primary School to be a Teaching Assistant in Year 2. Prior to that I was a Credit Analyst with a telefonica company before leaving to have my four children who are all in Shadwell Primary School. I love working in school, supporting children and watching them develop into confident happy individuals. I thoroughly enjoy my position and work in a wonderful environment with a fantastic team.

Miss Ewen

Teaching Assistant Year 1 and Year 2

My name is Miss Ewen and I work as a Teaching Assistant in KS1 supporting Mrs Meadows in Year 1 and Mrs Lawton in Year 2. I am also in charge of making sure that your lunchtimes are a happy, enjoyable time.I love bright colours, reading with children and sharing jokes. When I was a little girl I attended Bramham Primary and had the most wonderful learning experience which is why I am so pleased that I work here now so that I can help children to have the same experience as I did.

Miss Beaumont

Year 3 Teacher

Hi, my name is Miss Beaumont and I teach Year 3 at Bramham Primary School. I am delighted to be teaching at such a fantastic school where I aim to motivate and inspire all children to enjoy learning, fulfil their potential and strive for success at any level. Having just moved into the area I look forward to getting involved in the school’s role in the local community. As well as this, I love languages andI am a keen and enthusiastic sports woman, participating at both netball and cross country/ athletics at county level. I am looking forward to sharing my enthusiasm with the pupils as part of extra curricular activities. Outside of school, I enjoy visiting foreign countries, keeping fit, walking the family dog and cheering on Leeds Rhinos.

Mrs Turner

Year 4 Teaching Assistant

My name is Mrs Turner and I work in Year 4 on a morning with Mrs Kirby and in Year 3/4 on an afternoon with Miss Sloper. I started at Bramham Primary in September and I love working here. It is my job to help you to learn in the classroom and have a wonderful lunchtime break. When I am not in school I love to spend time with my family going on long walks, watching fun films and baking lots of yummy treats.

Miss Duckett

Year 4 Teacher

Hello, my name is Miss Duckett and I am the year 4 class teacher at Bramham. I have worked for the Bramham Shadwell Federation for over two years now and I have loved every minute of it! I studied Psychology at the University of York and was particularly drawn to educational and special educational based topics, leading me to work as an educational research assistant at the university. After gaining lots of theoretical knowledge I knew I wanted to work with children and put what I had learnt into practice so I decided to pursue a career in teaching. I am really looking forward to working with year 4 this year as it is very exciting seeing the children enjoy all the fun topics we cover and learn lots of new things with a smile on their faces. I like to challenge children with fun and exciting tasks and experiments that motivate and encourage them to think and find out for themselves. Outside of school I enjoy being with my friends and family and have several interests including going on country walks, working out at the gym and reading.

Miss Alexandra

Year 5 Teacher

Hello! My name is Miss Alexandra and I teach the Year 5 children at Bramham Primary School. I have previously worked with a range of year groups including a Year 5 and 6 class, a Year 1 class and a mixed class of Years 3, 4, 5, and 6! With just one week into teaching Year 5, I already love the children’s enthusiasm and natural curiosity. I have many exciting history, geography and science topics planned for this year along with stimulating school trips. As a teacher, I firmly believe that a fun and engaging curriculum with a range of activities will truly embed the children’s learning. I am a creative person, with a keen interest in art. Year 5 have already impressed me and shown a similar artistic interest on our launch day by creating the planets of our solar system using a range of materials (check this out on our class page). Outside of school I love to travel and explore new places - luckily Year 5’s first topic is the world around them! As Year 5’s class teacher I hope to build the children’s confidence in learning and provide support and challenges in order that they will reach their full potential.

Mrs Ritson

Teaching Assistant

My name is Miss Ritson and I am the teaching assistant for Year 5 and Year 6. I have been at Bramham for five years and I count myself very lucky to be able to work with so many fabulous children and watch them grow into the amazing young people they are. Every day I am amazed by their enthusiasm, hard work and caring attitudes. Outside of school I love reading and going for days out with my family, especially if involves wildlife or taking my little boy to jump in muddy puddles.

Miss Prankard

Year 6 Teacher

Hello, my name is Miss Prankard and I teach in Year 6. I love teaching in Year 6 because there are so many amazing things to look forward to! We get stuck into some really interesting topics including Global Economy and World War 2 that leads to super interesting learning. We also get to go on a 5 day residential, which is lots of fun and we make loads of memories. Then finally, we end the year with a show-stopping production! It is an absolute whirlwind of a year that whizzes by because we are just having the best time! When I am not planning interesting and engaging lessons that I hope my class will love, I am usually baking, reading or travelling! I also love to regularly see my family in my hometown of Cardiff. I love all subjects that we get to teach in our school, however, my favourites are History, English and PSHE. I have worked in the Bramham Shadwell Federation since 2016 and I have loved every moment.

Mr Brotherton

PE Lead Teacher

I’m Mr Brotherton. I studied Sport at university before undertaking my PGCE. I’ve been teaching at the Federation since 2013; I first taught Year 4 at Shadwell for three years. This was a great part of my career as it meant I got to teach all the subjects we offer at the school. During this time I also began to set up sports teams for Shadwell which meant I got to work with a variety of children outside of the classroom. In 2016 I became a Lead Teacher of P.E. across the Federation. This role saw me step out of the classroom to teach P.E. to the majority of classes at both Bramham and Shadwell, to ensure they have the best opportunities to participate in P.E. and school sport; it’s fantastic! It’s also now my job to ensure that all children enjoy P.E. and are encouraged to lead healthy, active lifestyles. A big part of my current role is developing the sports teams at both Bramham and Shadwell, something which I truly enjoy! Some of our biggest achievements were when Shadwell’s mixed Tag Rugby team came third in the County, out of 750 teams, in 2016! We have also had successful boys’ and girls’ football teams and Shadwell’s girls’ Tag Rugby team are three-time Leeds City Champions! My most favourite achievement, however, is being able to help the children grow as individuals and as teams, working together to become successful and improve their resilience!

Miss Kirby

Executive Assistant Head Teacher

My name is Mrs Kirby and I work as Executive Assistant Head Teacher at Bramham Shadwell Federation. After completing a PGCE in Primary Teaching, I have now worked in teaching for over 15 years. Prior to this, I worked in a range of companies in the private sector. I also spent a lot of time travelling and was lucky enough to work in Australia and live in Italy. My love of travelling continues to this day! In my role as Executive Assistant Head Teacher, I am fortunate enough to be responsible for developing all the non-core curriculum areas taught, which is a real honour since I have a wide variety of interests myself which I am truly passionate about. I have a special interest in Geography as I have a degree in this subject and I also enjoy learning and teaching Modern Foreign Languages. It is a real pleasure to be part of creating such an exciting and engaging curriculum for our children at the Federation. In addition, I also provide support, guidance and direction to newly-qualified teachers to ensure that they are confident to teach and plan quality provision for our children. In my role, I also ensure that Bramham school runs smoothly each day. I lead whole school assemblies and run regular School Council meetings. Children have lots of amazing ideas on how to improve our environment and how to raise money to achieve their aims. I really enjoy my job at the Federation since every day is different at school and there are always lots of fun and exciting activities happening. The children are all wonderful to be around and are such a joy to know. The school truly does feel like one big happy family and I am very fortunate to be part of this.

Miss Pickard

Executive Assistant Head Teacher

I have always wanted to be a teacher. This led to my choices in A-Levels at college (Geography, English Literature, Sociology, and A-S Theology). Between studies, I lived and worked in Southern Ireland (Bantry, in County Cork) before spending 3 months in Australia. A degree at Leeds University followed (Human Geography) before I embarked on a Post Graduate Certificate of Education in Primary Teaching. I am currently one of the Executive Assistant Head Teachers which means I work as part of a team to help make the Federation a fantastic place to be. There are lots of other aspects to my job too. Some of the time, you can find me having lots of fun (and working hard) with the children in Class 6 at Shadwell. It’s an important year as the children prepare for their transition to High-School. I work alongside them to develop the skills of communication to solve any social issues, along with developing the confidence, resilience and perseverance needed to tackle any tricky work. I adore this aspect of my job as the children are such brilliant characters – each day they make me smile or feel really proud as we discuss books, global topics and even the football, TV and music! I am also English Leader across the Federation. This is a fantastic part of my job as I get to work with of the brilliant Teachers to think of ways to make our English lessons interactive, interesting and fun; and our classrooms exciting and engaging – especially in the reading areas! I get to see children from Key Stage 1 and Reception as I walk around each week to say ‘hello’ and celebrate the brilliant work that they have done too. The children often write letters to me and my dog Lola who sometimes visits them. Lots of children visit me to show me their brilliant reading and writing - I give out lots of extra-special, sparkly stickers! This means I get to know the children really well and work between both Schools, organising and helping to plan exciting events for them. I do regular assemblies at both Bramham and Shadwell and I also work alongside the other teachers in both schools making sure everything runs smoothly on a day to day basis.

Mrs Wilson

Executive Deputy Head Teacher & Federation Inclusion Manager