WELCOME TO THE LANGLEY ACADEMY PRIMARY
WELCOME TO THE LANGLEY ACADEMY PRIMARY
Grace is originally from Lancashire and moved into the area to study English and Drama at Royal Holloway University of London. After completing her Masters in Shakespeare she undertook the Graduate Teacher Training Programme in Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.
Grace has been working in Datchet for the last four years. Her particular interests are outdoor learning, PSHE and Literacy. She is very passionate about Early Years teaching and is committed to ensuring each child develops into an independent, confident learner. She is really looking forward to working at The Langley Academy Primary as the Assistant Head teacher in September and is excited about the journey ahead.
To relax, Grace enjoys going to the theatre, reading and keeping active.
Pavan has lived in Slough for 14 years, where she attended a local primary school and secondary school. She completed her Batchelor of Education (teacher training degree) at the University of Gloucestershire in 2013.
She specialised in Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Modern Foreign languages. She loves teaching in the early years as she is very passionate about hands on learning.
Pavan has been teaching for 2 years, as a reception teacher for a year and as an inclusion class teacher; teaching various age groups. In her spare time she enjoys swimming, running and attempting to bake!
Pavan also enjoys travelling to different countries and visiting new places. She is very happy to be teaching in Reception and is looking forward to the exciting adventure that The Langley Academy Primary has begun.
Vicky is originally from Croydon, but has lived within the local area for the past five years. She studied her Bachelor of Education Teacher training degree at the University of the West of England, in Bristol. During Vicky’s previous six years of teaching, she has worked within all Primary Key Stages (1, 2 and the Early Years).
Vicky completed her National Award for SEN Coordinators at Roehampton University in 2014.
Within her spare time Vicky enjoys taking her dog on long walks, spending time with family and friends and watching the rugby.
Vicky is very passionate about teaching within the Early Years, making sure provision is accessible for all learners and is linked to the children’s every day experiences.
Mrs Joanne Starkey
Jo has lived in High Wycombe all her life. For the past 10 years she has worked within primary schools, undertaking a number of roles including supporting children with various special needs. When she started working in a Reception Class, she found the perfect place for her. Jo has a real passion for understanding how children learn and develop independently in Early Years. To build on this, she decided to develop her knowledge further. She is currently completing her BA Degree in Early Years Education at Buckinghamshire New University.
Jo is married and lives with her husband, daughter, son and dog Beau. She also has pet snakes, marine fish and seahorses.
Jo is really excited about joining The Langley Academy Primary and contributing towards the fun and adventures ahead.
Kelly was born and raised in Slough and is proud to be a member of the local community. She attended a local Secondary school and furthered her education at East Berkshire College.
Her childhood ambition was to join the Royal Navy, however, as she grew older, her mind-set changed, she worked for several years as an Office Supervisor before leaving to raise her three boys.
Kelly later volunteered at a local Nursery School, after a short while she was offered a permanent position: She now has 10 years’ experience working within Early Years. She feels privileged to become part of each child’s learning experiences. Kelly is committed to encouraging each child to progress at their own speed, in a supportive environment that meets the needs of each child. She is a firm believer in providing the right environment to enable children to become confident, proud, learners.
In her free-time Kelly is very active, she enjoys camping, cycling, walking her dog and fishing (which was taught to her at a very young age by her father and older brother). Kelly also enjoys dancing and listening to music. Most recently, Kelly has purchased some ice-skates to enable her and her husband to become part of their youngest son’s hobby.
Geeta is extremely proud to be a part of the Langley Academy Primary team as a Learning Support Assistant. She is a qualified Early Years Practitioner with over 9 years’ experience in Early Years. She is a big believer in letting children take the lead in their play and loves being a part of their adventures.
With her bubbly and happy personality she is able to make each child feel special and give them the support they need to thrive, she encourages them to take risks and learn something new.
Geeta has two young children of her own and knows how important it is to make sure each day brings a positive experience and helps to make sure that every day counts!
Charmaine has worked within early years for the last fifteen years, initially as a nursery nurse and then as a registered childminder. Charmaine went on to study Contemporary Education at Brunel University and gained valuable experience at Parlaunt Park Primary Academy where she worked in the Early Years Foundation Stage, as well as Key Stages one and two.
Charmaine is very excited to be part of the Langley Academy Primary team and is eager to support all the children in their individual and unique learning journeys.
Charmaine has recently trained as a HomeStart volunteer to help vulnerable families. In her spare time, Charmaine enjoys spending quality time with her three children.