Abbey Gates
Primary School

Miss Grace

Foundation 1

Miss Grace

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Mr Allington

Year 2 / Staff Governor

Mr Allington

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Miss Orchard

Foundation 2

Miss Orchard

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Mrs Brothers

Midday Supervisor

Mrs Brothers

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Mrs Keen

Midday Supervisor

Mrs Keen

Mrs Keen

Likes: Reading Walking

Dislikes: Sprouts

Interesting Fact: Been on a safari in Africa

Favourite Film: The Railway Children

Favourite Book: Oliver Twist

One thing you would take to a desert: Take my favourite book and read over and over again

If you could go back in time, where would you go? 1920s because I like the clothes.

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Mrs Day

Midday Supervisor

Mrs Day

Mrs Day

Likes: Yoga

Interesting Fact: Became yoga teacher at 44

Favourite Film: Dirty dancing

Favourite Book: Hathaway yoga

Pets: Gecko called Leo

If you could go back in time where would you go: France present day

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Karen Jones

Parent Governor

Karen Jones

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Alex Dixon

Parent Governor

Alex Dixon

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Mrs Winstanley

Midday Supervisor

Mrs Winstanley

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Mrs Kaur

Midday Supervisor

Mrs Kaur

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Mr Martin

Sports Coach

Mr Martin

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Mrs Miles

Year 6 / Midday Team Leader

Mrs Miles

Likes: Scotland, reading, camping, kayaking, watching movies, Costa Lattes and the colour red.

Dislikes: Curries, littering and being late.

Favourite book: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte'

Interesting Fact: I used to play basketball for the Nottingham Wildcats

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Mrs Bowell

Year 1, FSU/KS1 Leader

Mrs Bowell

Name: Mrs Bowell

Likes: The sunshine, reading, listening to music, drinking tea, shopping and spending time with my family.

Dislikes: Being cold and being woken up early!

Favourite colour: Red- especially if it is polka dot print.

Favourite authors: Jodi Picoult and Julia Donaldson 

Favourite children's book: We're going on a bear hunt.

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Mrs Jordan

Year 6

Mrs Jordan

Name: Mrs Jordan

Likes: Holidays (especially skiing), reading all sorts of books but especially Harry Potter, spending time with friends and family, shopping (love Ted Baker) and art.

Dislikes: Liver

Interesting fact: I was a knitwear designer before I became a teacher.

Favourite children's book: (Apart from all the Harry Potter Books) The Silkie by Sandra Ann Horn

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Mrs Hallam

Foundation 1, SENCO

Mrs Hallam

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Mrs Haywood

Year 3

Mrs Haywood

Name: Mrs Haywood
Likes: 
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Ken Fallows

Local Authority Govenor

Ken Fallows

Ken Fallows

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Miss Kingswood

Foundation / Midday Supervisor

Miss Kingswood

Name: Miss Kingswood
Likes: Food and friends
Dislikes: Escalators and things with lots of holes in (like crumpets)
Favourite book: Lord of the Rings
 

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Matthew Homewood

Co-opted Governor

Matthew Homewood

Matthew Homewood

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Mr Rich

Year 5

Mr Rich

Name: Mr Rich
Likes: Hockey, football, skiing, golf, cooking and reading.
Dislikes: People who don't listen to others.
Interesting fact:  I am related to who is said to be the most Ruthless man to have lived - Richard Rich from the Tudor times! 
Favourite Book: Omnibombulator
Favourite Film: James Bond Skyfall
Favourite Colour: blue
Who or what inspires you? My dad and brother! 
One thing you would take to a desert island and why? A spade so I could make lots of sand castles! 
If you could go back in time, where would you go? To being a kid again!

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Colin Barnard

Chair of the Governors

Colin Barnard

Colin Barnard

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Dennis Baker

Associate Governor

Dennis Baker

Dennis Baker

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Mrs Wilson

Year 4 / Co-opted Governor

Mrs Wilson

Name: Mrs Wilson
Likes: Siamese cats
Dislikes: Slimy mushrooms
Interesting facts: Lived and worked in Saudi Arabia
Favouite book: To kill a Mockingbird
If you could go back in time, where would you go? I would go back to being 21 again

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Mrs Wilmot

Foundation

Mrs Wilmot

Name: Mrs Wilmot
Likes: Smiley faces
Dislikes: Grumpy faces
Interesting fact: Climbed Mayan pyramids in Mexico
Favourite film? Titanic
Do you have any pets? Two Guinea Pigs called Fudge + Flake
Who or what inspires you? Duchess in Cambridge
One thing you would take to a desert island and why? Face cream- to stop wrinkles
If you could go back in time, where would you go? 1950

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Mrs Whitworth

Foundation

Mrs Whitworth

Name: Mrs Whitworth
Likes: Baking cakes and Scarborough
Dislikes: Brussel sprouts and ironing
Who inspires you: My Mum, she saw the good in everyone and was lovely.

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Mrs Tongue

Chef

Mrs Tongue

Name: Mrs Tongue
Likes: Children
Dislikes: Marmite
Interesting fact: I can do the splits
Favourite book: P.S I love you By Celia Ahurn
Do you have any pets? Two gold fish, called Cher and Meatloaf 
Who or what inspires you? My family
One thing you would take to a desert island and why? Kindle - I love reading
If you could go back in time, where would you go? Back to the 1980’s, just to tell myself that permed hair is not the way to go

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Mrs Tomlin

Foundation

Mrs Tomlin

Name: Mrs Tomlin
Likes: Strawberries
Dislikes: Brussel Sprouts
Do you have any pets? A Westie called Pippa, she is 12 years old

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Miss Taylor

Year 4, SEBCO

Miss Taylor

Name: Miss Taylor
Likes: Music, Olly Murs and Take that
Dislikes: Peas (especially mushy peas) 
Interesting fact: I play the clarinet in the Nottingham Concert Band
Favourite colour: Yellow. It is bright and cheerful

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Mr Summers

Year 3, Acting Deputy Head Teacher

Mr Summers

Name: Mr Summers
Likes: running, skiing, maths, ICT and travelling to foreign places
Dislikes: ham and pineapple pizza
Interesting fact: has visited Macchu Picchu in Peru
Favourite children's book: Northern Lights by Philip Pullman

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Mrs Slater Davison

Year 2

Mrs Slater Davison

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Mrs Evans

Business Manager

Mrs Evans

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Likes: 
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Interesting fact:
One thing you would take to a desert island and why?
If you could go back in time, where would you go?

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Mrs Reilly

Midday Supervisor

Mrs Reilly

Name: Mrs Reilly
Likes: Dogs and gardening
Dislikes: Cooked cabbage
Favourite colour: Red
Do you have any pets? Two dogs and One cat
One thing you would take to a desert island? Cake

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Mrs Knight

Kitchen Assistant

Mrs Knight

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Mrs Hawley

Midday Supervisor

Mrs Hawley

Name: Mrs Hawley
Likes: Walking, eating out and fast cars
Dislikes: House work
Interesting fact: Drives a sports car
Favourite film: Incredible Journey, colour: Purple, number: 4
Do you have any pets? One dog
One thing you would take to a desert island and why? A dog for company
If you could go back in time, where would you go? Australia 1900

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Mrs Goss

Year 1

Mrs Goss

Name: Mrs Goss
Likes: Holidays- Watching my children play football and cricket.Spending time with my family
Dislikes: Rude people
Interesting fact: I was a brown owl for 21 years!

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Mrs Elton

Kitchen Assistant

Mrs Elton

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Mrs Donnelly

Midday Supervisor

Mrs Donnelly

Name: Mrs Donnelly
Likes: Animals, cream cakes and Mother Nature
Dislikes: Litter and bad manners
Interesting fact: My husband is related to the “Smith Brothers” who were a boy band in the 1930/40
Favourite Colour: Green, Book: Charlotte's web Film: Shawshank Redemption 
Do you have any pets? Yes a Greyhound (Lizzie)
Who or what inspires you? Winston Churchill and Meryl Streep 
One thing you would take to a desert island and why? Tea bags- A cup of tea solves many ills 
If you could go back in time, where would you go? Red Indian Village

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Mrs Dearden

Office Assistant

Mrs Dearden

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Mrs Day

Midday Supervisor

Mrs Day

Name: Mrs Day
Likes: Good manners and animals
Dislikes: Brussel sprouts
Interesting fact: I grew up in the country on a farm
Favourite Colour: Purple Number: 4
Do you have any pets? One cat and two Guinea Pigs
Who or what inspires you? My Mum

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Mrs Cumberpatch

Executive Head Teacher

Mrs Cumberpatch

Name: Mrs Cumberpatch
Likes: Elvis!
Dislikes: Macaroni cheese
Interesting fact: I have jumped out of a plane at 10,000 feet (with a parachute)
Favourite colour: Red Film: Lord of the Rings Book: Atonement.
Do you have any pets? I have a Lakeland Terrier called Chewbacca
One thing you would take to a desert island and why? I would take a colourful umbrella to act as a: sunshade, rain cover and a signal for boats passing
If you could go back in time, where would you go? I never look back

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Mrs Comins

Year 5

Mrs Comins

Name: Mrs Comins
Likes: Italian food especially spaghetti carbonara and I love Scotland- the scenery is awesome
Interesting fact: I have swum in the Great Barrier Reef- it was one of the best days of my life 
Favourite Film: Christmas isn’t Christmas with out the Muppets Christmas Carol

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Mr Allen

Site Manager

Mr Allen

Name: Mr Allan
Likes: Football, cricket, Austria, walking and chocolate
Dislikes: Cheese and bullying
Interest Fact: Longest serving member of staff since school was built (also don't tell Mrs Whalley that I was the gorilla that carried her round the school- SSH!)
One thing you would take to a desert island? A radio
If you could back in time, where would you go? The 1970's because it was a great era

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