Who's Who

News and Profiles from Llangattock Staff

IMG_4162Mrs Kathryn Marshall

Position: Headteacher
Experience: I graduated with a BA in English and Psychology from West London, then completed my PGCE in Roehampton. I have worked in schools in London and Bristol before coming to Llangattock to cover a maternity leave post. 10 years later, I’m delighted to say I am still here,  now as headteacher following completion of the NPQH. I have a fantastic job and am lucky enough to still teach in Nursery and Reception for two days a week.
Favourite things: My teenage daughters (most of the time), Kettle crisps and fizz (other crisps are available), my PJs and holidays.

Mrs Marcell SmithMrs Marcell Smith

Position: SENCO and Eco Co-ordinator
Experience: I live in Llangattock and have two daughters who both came to this school.  I trained as a speech and language therapist before doing a PGCE at Swansea for Primary Education.  I have previously worked in Kent, Scotland and Merthyr Tydfil.  I have a particular interest in reading and spelling development and additional learning needs.  I have a Postgraduate Diploma in SEN (SpLD).  I enjoy nature and the outdoors, so I really like teaching science and running the Eco Club.

Favourite things: Travelling, pottering in the garden, reading, my dog, my cats and my chickens (oh, and of course my family!).

Mrs Jo JonesMrs Jo Jones

 Position: KS2 Leader and Year 5/6 Teacher
Experience: I graduated with a degree in Archaeology (yes, really) from the University of Liverpool, and completed my PGCE at the University of Leeds. I have worked in schools in Wiltshire, Blaenau Gwent and Torfaen and have been lucky enough to teach Years 5/6 in Llangattock since 2007. I am also currently acting as a Literacy Leader in Powys.
Favourite things: Goldfish, chocolate, watercress, Daniel Craig, my two fantastic children.

Mrs Bethan James

Position: Year 3/4 Teacher
Experience: I graduated from Cardiff University in 2008 with a BA Jt Hons in Religious Studies and Education, with some credits of Music in my first year. I then went straight into a PGCE at UWIC (now Cardiff Met.) Since qualifying as a teacher I have worked in schools in Caerphilly and Cardiff, and am now really enjoying being in a smaller school much closer to my home!
Favourite things: When I’m not playing ‘taxi service’ for my two young children to gymnastics/beavers/swimming etc I enjoy running with my border collie, singing with a choir, and getting away for weekends in the caravan with family.

Mrs Rhian WhittleMrs Rhian Whittle

Position: Foundation Phase Leader and Year 1/2 Teacher
Experience: I graduated with BSc (Hons) Degree in Computing and Publishing from Oxford Brookes University and a PGCE from UWE, Bristol, following which I taught in a school in Kent. Before joining the staff at Llangattock, I worked in London as a Senior IT Consultant and Project Manager for over 10 years. After having my first child, I completed a Returning to Teaching course at Caerleon and I have been working at Llangattock School since January 2010.
Favourite things:  Spending time with my family, holidays in the sun, walking my dog.

Mrs Liz ThomasMrs Liz Thomas

Position: Reception/Y1 Teacher
Experience: I completed my PGCE at Caerleon and following this I taught at a school in Aberfan, Merthyr.  I have now been teaching for more than 20 years, many of which have been at Llangattock, because I enjoy it here so much.
Favourite things: Art and photography, cows (the black and white variety that I am surrounded by at home!), my children (4 at last count!) and school dinners.

Mrs Sarah Kirkwood

Position: School Secretary
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Mrs Kelly Sandercock

Position: HLTA
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Mrs Ceri Jackson

Mrs Ceri Jackson

Position: Learning Support Assistant
Experience: I worked as a Manager in the Leisure Industry for 15 years. After having my second child I went back to college and retrained in Childcare, Learning and Development and completed Level 2 and 3 (CCLD). I trained at Hopscotch Nursery before being offered a job at Llangattock School in 2009. Since working here, I have completed my Catch-Up Numeracy and Literacy training.
Favourite things: Spending time with my family and animals, walking and curling up with a good book, oh and of course chocolate!

Mrs Jill Pritchard

Position: Learning Support Assistant
Experience:  I have worked at Llangattock School since 2006.  All 3 of my children attended Llangattock!  I recently obtained HLTA status.
Favourite things: 
Sheep, chocolate and my family.  And (when I get the chance)  sleeping in – I love sleeping!

Mrs Jennie MastersMrs Jennie Masters

Position: Learning Support Assistant
Experience: Before children, I worked in London as a Financial Journalist specialising in commodities, shipping and derivatives.  Now, in addition to helping the Nursery and Reception classes settle into school life, I run the level 6 Maths Club for some of the year 6 children.
Favourite things:  I live vicariously through my children but when the opportunity arises, I can be found with a good book and eating chocolate!

Miss Kacey Powell

Position: Learning Support Assistant
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Mrs Kirsteen Jones

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Miss Kate Dykes

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Mrs Rita WaldronMrs Rita Waldron

Position: Lunchtime Supervisor/ Supply LSA
Experience: I have got a certificate in education from Caerleon.  I have worked in Llangattock School since 1995, when my children were small I worked in the canteen then started working as an LSA and have worked in every class.  Both my children attended Llangattock School then went onto Crickhowell High School.
Favourite things:  I enjoy gardening, reading and eating!