Mrs Beckett - Reception teacher (Bedruthan) & wellbeing team
It was my son Jack who, at the age of three, started me on my journey of becoming a teacher (he was one of those children who couldn’t bear to be left at pre-school and so I helped out and began to work there). Instantly I knew that teaching was going to become my passion. I ran my local pre-school for 10 years before becoming a teacher in 2007 and loved every minute, however my thirst to progress into teaching in primary education grew and so I decided to “go for it” and with the support of my family; a lot of hard work (and some tears) I gained my degree in child and youth studies. For my teacher training year, I was lucky enough to train here at TMS with our very own Mrs Brown and every day I feel blessed to be fulfilling my ambition in our wonderful school. Teaching is everything I hoped it would be and more and whether it be a smile, teaching a wake-and-shake routine, helping a child understand a maths problem or pretending to be one of the three little pigs and getting a laugh, making a difference to your child’s education and life is so important to me. Every child that I have taught has shaped me into the teacher I am today and seeing their smiles and happy, cheery faces every morning makes me proud to be their teacher.
Mrs Lobb Year 1 Class teacher Sept 2020 (Lamorna) & STEM team
I have been lucky enough to be part of the Threemilestone School family since 1990. I feel very fortunate to teach the youngest of our children which means I am able to enjoy watching them grow and develop for the whole of their time at primary school, and I love the fact that every year now, I have at least one child in my class whose parents I taught!
I have two grown up daughters: one is a Geologist and the other is a Reception teacher like her Mum. I also have two gorgeous dogs at home who keep me busy walking, doing obedience training, agility shows and scent work. I also love to knit and sew, read and cycle – but not all at the same time!
Miss Grubb - Year 1 & 2 Intervention teacher
I am joining TMS as a NQT following completing teacher training with Cornwall SCITT(specialising in Early Years and Key Stage 1), alongside studying for a PGCE with Bath Spa University. Prior to my teacher training I was a HLTA in a primary school, and my experience so far has enabled me to work with all year groups in a primary school setting.
I would describe myself as a creative, approachable and nurturing practitioner. I always strive to plan my teaching based on the children’s interests, as I believe this is when the optimum learning will take place. I deliver a very practical and ‘hands-on’ approach, because I know children learn best when they are doing! Outside of school, I enjoy reading, baking and exploring the natural scenery of Cornwall!
I am very much looking forward to starting my journey at TMS, and being part of such a strong team and community!
Mrs Johnston - Year 1 Class teacher (St.Just) - Languages Team
I started my teaching career at Threemilestone School in 2012 as a newly qualified teacher. I feel very lucky to be part of such a passionate and dedicated team who provide a rich and inspiring education. Coming from large family of teachers, my desire to become a teacher started from a very early age. To see learning take place before your eyes, to watch tiny steps become huge ones, to find answers for questions you’ve never asked and to cultivate a love for learning are but a few reasons why I love teaching. Out of the classroom, I enjoy spending my time with my husband and little girls. We enjoy getting away when we can, spending time on the beach, cycling our favourite trails, walking the coastline with our Golden Retriever or visiting friends and family.
Mrs Tindale - Year 1 Class teacher (St.Just) - HumanitiesTeam
I moved from Newcastle to sunny Cornwall in 2007 and joined TMS back in 2014. I have been lucky enough to nurture the littlest people at our school and support their families during their first years of formal education.
Mr Lara Year 2 class teacher (Lizard) & STEM team
Having been at Threemilestone School since I was an NQT, I have developed my own teaching practice with the children of our school at the very centre of everything I do. TMS is a great place to work, and my main passion is for the opportunity to have a positive impact on the lives of all of the wonderful children we have with us. This is something I strive to achieve every day. To be part of the great team at TMS is a privilege, and it is really exciting to involved in the brilliant journey the school is on.
I love to play the guitar and drums in my free time, as well as read every night. I am a keen football fan, and despite what Mr Hick may say, Tottenham Hotspur is the true pride of London.
Miss Wallis Year 2 teacher (Widemouth Bay)
I am a newly qualified teacher after recently completing my PGCE in Primary Education at
Bath Spa University. I have lived in Bath for 4 years as this is where I also completed my
undergraduate degree in Psychology. However, having grown up living in Cornwall, I knew I was always destined to return home.
I have worked in year 2 and year 6 during my PGCE, specialising in science. I am passionate about encouraging children to develop a sense of curiosity and a desire to explore the world around them. Outside of school, I enjoy walking my dog, baking, doing yoga and playing the guitar.
I am excited to start my teaching career at Threemilestone School and be a part of
Mrs Vale - Supporting KS1 team & Maternity leave! STEM team
I moved down to Cornwall to complete my teacher training and have never looked back! Since completing the last part of my teacher training here at Threemilestone, I have enjoyed teaching in both key stages alongside the other wonderful members of staff. The welfare of the children is at the heart of everything I do and I am always keen to promote a positive learning environment where everyone can succeed. I believe it is our job to broaden the children’s horizons and encourage their thirst for learning. One of my favourite things to do is walking with my husband and two dogs, Monday and Scrabble, and, after living in both France and Italy, I have never lost the travelling bug!
Mr Bagley Year 3 class teacher (Bissoe) & STEM team
I’ve been teaching for about 14 years. I’ve worked in years 1, 3, 4 and 5 and I'm currently back in year 3. I'm extremely enthusiastic about learning with computers, programming and the possibilities of using the internet to enhance learning within the school. I really enjoy running Code Club with the KS2 children and like it when they show me their latest projects (even if their programming skills are outstripping mine!).
I love teaching all of the areas in school but I particularly enjoy the STEM subjects - particularly science and DT where children have the chance to get really hands on and find things out using practical equipment and trial and error. I am also the school's Educational Visits Coordinator and I love going off on a trip or a camp with the school.
Outside of school, my hobbies include kitesurfing, crossfit and playing guitar in a local band.
Miss King Year 3 teacher (Kynance Cove) & Humanitiesteam
I believe teamwork and inclusion in the classroom is extremely important to raise self-esteem in order for the children to achieve and feel confident in their learning environment. I am very excited to be in such a wonderful team at Threemilestone School and begin my career within such a positive school community.
During my free time I enjoy going to the beach to participate in different water activities as well as being a 'Swim Safe' teacher. I've played netball since school and enjoy being part of a team.
Miss Body - Year 4 teacher (Black Rock Class)
Having recently completed a PGCE with Bath Spa University I am joining TMS as an NQT. I have been lucky enough to work in a range of schools covering every year group from 1-6 which has really allowed me to understand the educational path children are following and how best I can assist.
I aim to provide an honest, positive, nurturing environment where children feel safe and respected. Empowering children with a balanced wealth of knowledge and experiences to support them in gaining the confidence to support their aspirations and beliefs.
Outside of teaching my passion lies in sustainable, eco-living which I try to incorporate to every aspect of my life. I am often found in independent shops and markets or cooking up interesting new recipes with local
produce. Alongside this, I enjoy looking after my physical and mental health through exercise, mindfulness and restorative yoga.
Mr Rutterford Y5 Class teacher (Rinsey Cove) & Wellbeing Team
Even in the first few days working in TMS,I really enjoyed the fast paced environment and enthusiastic children in the classrooms. Starting half way through the school year was quite tricky, but I do enjoy a challenge and can already tell I'll be having a lot of fun with my class as well as learning lots!
Teaching has always been something I was interested in ever since year 6. I went to school down on the Lizard and I had a really inspiring teacher who helped me so much with my learning and made me enjoy school - that's something I want to bring to my classrooms. I believe that if children are enjoying themselves and having fun in lessons, their learning will thrive!
I have previously been a teacher for 5 years in Weston Super Mare and loved my time in the school I worked in up there, but everyone needs a change. So I took 18 months out to do a bit of travelling, some supply teaching, but mainly...Snowboarding! Which I absolutely love. To be honest, I love all sports, and in my free time away from teaching, you will always find me doing something active; whether it’s football on the beach or taking my dog for a run - anything outside really!
Mr Wake Y5 Class teacher (Watergate Bay) & Wellbeing team
I have recently completed my first year as a newly qualified teacher (NQT) at TMS and have loved every minute of it, albeit a rather odd year due to an unforeseen viral outbreak! Before joining TMS I carried out a 4 year journey with the goal of becoming a primary school teacher. During that time I worked in a range of different schools and environments teaching in year 2 and year 5 throughout my PGCE, as well as 3 years prior working within a special education needs (SEN) setting associated with challenging behaviours. From my SEN experience, I have worked closely with individuals of all ages with significant emotional challenges and barriers to learning. I have a passion for understanding mental wellbeing and finding the best way to communicate and support children to allow them to achieve their full potential.
I believe the outdoor environment is one of the greatest classrooms, and we should encourage children to use as much as possible, especially with the spectacular surroundings Cornwall has to offer. Having grown up in Cornwall alongside the sea and surf, I have spent many of my previous years travelling across the globe in search of remote surf destinations which has allowed me learn about many diverse cultures and people. From this, I aim to incorporate my authentic world experiences to inspire and motivate the children to be the best that they can be. You may even see me on the beach in the summer season working as a lifeguard for the RNLI! If you do, come and say hello!
Mrs Murt - maternity leave!
First thing you need to know about me is that I love teaching at Threemilestone. I got into teaching after completing my Psychology degree at Kingston University. The call of the sea pulled me back to Cornwall where I began to volunteer in a number of different settings and I fell in love with teaching the second I stepped into a classroom. After completing my PGCE, supply work and maternity cover, I have found my place within Threemilestone School where I cannot wait to see what the future holds for me. When I am not teaching you can often find me attempting to run of an evening or watching films, usually along the Disney or Harry Potter lines.
Miss Bowen Year 6 class teacher (Botallack) & Language team
I returned to Cornwall three years ago to start my teaching career after studying for a degree in geography and completing my teacher training in Southampton. Since then, I have enjoyed getting to know and learn with so many different children, celebrating their strengths and enjoying their successes. I feel very fortunate to be continuing my teaching journey at Threemilestone School, where I myself went as a primary school pupil – a place which holds many happy memories for me! When I am not at school, I love exploring new parts of Cornwall as well as travelling around the world and finding my new favourite place – at the moment it's Paris.
Mr Newsome Year 6 class teacher (Newquay) & STEM team
What I most enjoy about teaching, is sharing my working day with young people that are keen, enthusiastic and full of wonder. Although I’m new to the TMS team, I can already see that the children are keen to explore and ready for a challenge- two key elements to success. My love of teaching comes from my love of learning. Every day for me is a learning day, be it in the classroom, on the playground, out in the garden with a book, or my personal favourite- at the beach! It has been a privilege to teach year 6 for a number of years, working alongside an incredible group of people to strive for the very best for the children I teach.
For me, teaching and learning is all about sharing ideas, challenging ourselves and exploring the world around us. Growing up in Cornwall gave me an appreciation of how special this place we call ‘home’ really is. I try my very best to incorporate as many different experiences into my teaching as possible. Outside of school, I love to cook, read, run and spend time exploring the world with my fiancé or walking our crazy Sprocker, Rocco!
Miss Bryant Year 6 class teacher (Bodelva) & Creative team
I graduated from the University of the West of England in 2019 and was absolutely thrilled to be completing my NQT year with a lovely Year 4 class at TMS in 2019/2020. Although I loved teaching Year 4, I am very excited for the challenges that teaching Year 6 will bring me this coming academic year - I think that me, Miss Bowen and Mr Newsome will make an amazing team!
One of my main teaching passions is the subject of Art in all of it’s many forms and I am keen to get started in my role as part of the creative team this year. I love seeing our children develop their sense of perspective and their creative ideas as they move through the primary school. I also delve into a little bit of botanical-inspired painting in my own time every now and then!
When I’m not teaching, you will often find me walking on the beach with my dog. I love the outdoors and my love of horses plays a huge part in that. To me, galloping around the beautiful bridleways that Cornwall has to offer is the perfect way to spend a weekend!
Miss Hilbery - French teacher
Miss Andrew Sports Coach
My teaching career started in 2014 where I taught PE at Alverton Primary School. I then moved on to teach PE at St Meriadoc Junior School until I found TMS. I have been here for three years now and I absolutely love it. The pupils make my job worthwhile and I am always motivated to push them to the max. This school has amazing ability and I cannot wait for each year to start. I put all my effort into TMS and I hope my position here grows and grows.
I have lived in Cornwall all my life and grew up in Penryn. I had many hobbies growing up but the main sports I excelled in are football and table tennis. I played Table Tennis for England U18’s in Croatia and was county number 1 for three consecutive years. I played football for County U16’s and I manage, coach and play in my own team (Penryn Ladies) which has been running for four seasons. I also enjoy watching films, going to the cinema and chilling on the beach with my friends.
Mrs Thomas Pupil Support Mentor
I started my life at Threemilestone as a parent helper; since then I have worked in both key stages in a number of roles including one to one helper, lunchtime supervisor and class T.A, all of which I really enjoyed.
I am currently a pupil support mentor and I love this role... I love being able to make a positive difference for pupils who would otherwise struggle with school. I believe that proper support should be provided for pupil's emotional and mental wellbeing in order for them to get the most out of their time at school. Each child comes to school with different life experiences and I aim to always provide individualised support where needed. I am currently working towards becoming a qualified TIS practitioner (Trauma Informed Schools) along with Mr Hick and Mrs Ewart.
I love being part of the Threemilestone family , we all learn from each other and are a great team. I work with some great people, who all bring something different to the table-this is one of the things that makes us such a fantastic school.
Outside of school life I spend my time with my rather large family. I am quite often covered in glitter or play doh after playing with my three little girls. I love the sea being in it or near it, completing obstacle race courses, long walks and reading.
I have taught music for over twenty years to all ages and I am passionate about creating learning environments that give all the opportunity to learn, enjoy and share music together. I am delighted to have joined the brilliant team at Threemilestone. I believe that singing and music should be at the heart of all of our lives and from my own experience, through teaching and through bringing up my own children, I have seen the difference it makes, the connections it forms and the joy it brings.
After studying music at university I worked for various companies – including Virgin Music and Roland. In 2006 my growing family moved to Cornwall.
When I’m not teaching I’ll be found singing (I’m always singing something!) or playing piano, or will be outside enjoying all that this amazing county has to offer – with my three daughters, my husband and Bess, our collie-cross dog.