Mrs Brown - Assistant Head - EYFS teacher (Blisland) - Language team
I joined the TMS team in 1988, so am very proud to say that I have been teaching here for 30 years which makes me the longest serving member of staff! I am also lucky enough to see parents who were once children I taught, bringing their own children to Threemilestone School, developing new relationships with them and learning of their own successes.
What I love most about teaching is being able to help children grow and succeed in their own unique way. I have seen many changes across my years at TMS, but I am always ready and raring for a new challenge! Being a part of the Senior Leadership Team is an enjoyable role I have taken on for the past 13 years; I am currently EYFS & Key Stage 1 Leader and I love the extra responsibilities brought by this. I have also been part of the Governing Body for a number of years as a staff representative.
Outside of school I thoroughly enjoy living near the beach and my family and I are all keen brass banders! I am very proud of my grown up children who are embarking on careers in dance and radiography.
Mr Knight - EYFS teacher (Kea Class)
Since childhood, I have always had ambitions of becoming a Primary school teacher. I have worked as a Teaching Assistant in Devon for five years but have recently moved down to Cornwall to complete my teacher training.
When I am not teaching, I am often playing sports, at the beach or painting. I think creativity is a core part of learning, and I always reflect this in my teaching.
I feel very grateful to have the opportunity to complete my teacher training and start my ECT year at TMS. I am excited to begin my journey at TMS alongside such a supportive team.
Favourite book as a child: Eat Your Peas by Kes Gray
Miss Grubb - EYFS and KS1 teacher
I joined the TMS team as a NQT in 2020. I have absolutely loved my first years of teaching, and find myself being inspired daily by the staff and children at TMS!
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 continuing my journey at TMS, and finding out what the next year has in store, I know it’ll be amazing!
Favourite books as a child: Matilda - Roald Dahl
Favourite book recently read: The Endless Beach- Jenny Colgan
Miss Bryant -Year 1 teacher (Budock) & Creative team
I joined the TMS team in June 2019 after achieving my degree in Primary Education in Bristol. Since then, I have moved around our school quite a bit and have enjoyed working in years 3, 4, 6 and 1. I have absolutely loved my first years of teaching and I feel so lucky to be playing my part in such a passionate and driven team. Over the last four years, I have been busy developing our school's Art & Design curriculum and I thoroughly enjoy seeing our children's creativity flourishing as they move up through our school. Art & Design is a bit of a 'teaching passion' for me, so I am always up for a quick sketchbook chat. It always makes me smile when children from across the school hunt me down to show off an incredible final piece!
There are so many reasons as to why I have fallen in love with teaching, but the main reason is, of course, the children. I have never had a day at Threemilestone without a serious case of 'the giggles' because there is always something to giggle about!
When I'm not teaching, I am usually sitting on the back of a horse or fussing over my extremely spoilt ragdoll cats: Eric and Louie.
Favourite book as a child: The Malory Towers Series, by Enid Blyton
Favourite book recently read: Yellow Face, by R.F. Kuang
Miss Wallis - Year 1 teacher (Widemouth Bay) & STEM team (maths leader)
I came to TMS as a newly qualified teacher, in 2020, after completing my PGCE in Primary Education at Bath Spa University. I 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 loved my time working at TMS due to the positive feel and sense of community. For the last 3 years, I have had the privilege of working in year 2 and this has brought lots of wonderful memories and fun times. But I am excited to start my next adventure in year 1!
Outside of school, I enjoy walking my dog, baking, going to pilates and playing the guitar.
Favourite books as a child: Room on a Broom
Favourite book recently read: Holes - Louis Sachar
Mrs Rail - Year 2 teacher (Retallack) & Humanities team
I came to TMS in 2018 after completing my teaching degree at Plymouth Marjon. I became a teacher after being inspired by my own primary school experience. I loved school and couldn't wait to give children the same fun experiences I had. I absolutely love working at Threemilestone school due to the friendliness and community feel that it brings. Outside of school, I like to visit the beach and go on walks around Cornwall. I am excited to see what other fantastic memories will be made during my TMS career.
Favourite books as a child: Matilda - Roald Dahl
Mrs Beckett - Year 2 teacher (Bedruthan) & STEM 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.
Favourite books as a child: ’The magic faraway tree’ Enid Blyton, read to me at bedtimes
‘Ballet Shoes’ Noel Stretfield, first book I chose for pleasure
Favourite book recently read: Anything by James Patterson
Miss Body - Year 3 teacher (Black Rock Class) & Humanities team
Having completed a PGCE with Bath Spa University I am joining TMS as an NQT in 2020. 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.
Favourite books as a child: Winnie the Pooh - A.A.Milne
Favourite book recently read: Christopher Robin A.A.Milne
Mr Rowland - Year 3 teacher (Rame) & STEM team
I began my teaching journey by volunteering at TMS school as a teenager, after being a pupil here for my early life. The staff here inspired me to fulfil my desire to support children and see them flourish in all aspects. After completing my Bachelor of Education with an SEN specialism at Plymouth University, I have worked in schools across Bristol and Cornwall, honing my skills and furthering the passion for my professional role.
Joining the TMS team feels amazing! Returning to where it all began with experiences to share and the ambition to provide children with the same memorable, broad experiences that I once did. As an early career teacher (ECT), it is important to surround yourself with a supportive and welcoming team, which I have found at this school!
I love teaching because of the ‘little victories’ that you get every single day, whether it may be a challenging maths concept that finally ‘clicks’, a science experiment that helps children take control of their own learning or even a PSHE conversation that helps a child to navigate their friendships.
When I’m not teaching, you can find me in the kitchen or enjoying the weekend football!
Favourite Book as a child: The BFG by Roald Dahl
Mrs Murt - Year 4 teacher (Marazion) & Language team
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.
Favourite books as a child: Numberland
Favourite book recently read: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Miss Andrew - Year 4 teacher (Angarrack) & PE team
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 eight years now and I absolutely love it. The pupils make my job worthwhile and I am excited to be starting my first full time teaching role within the classroom. This school is an amazing place to work in, and the children are brilliant - I cannot wait for each year to start!
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 U16s and I manage, coach and play in my own team (Penryn Ladies) which has been running for eight seasons. I also enjoy watching films, going to the beach with my friends and taking care of my two beautiful doggies (dalmation cross spaniel and a coonhound).
Mrs Ascroft- Year 5 teacher (Wheal Coates)
I qualified as a teacher in 2000 in Worcestershire after completing my degree in Sheffield and spending time living and working abroad. I then taught full-time as a year 3/4 class teacher in a small rural primary school in Herefordshire until I got married at the end of 2009. After moving to the Northwest I expanded my teaching skills by working in a wide variety of primary schools as a supply teacher. This led to a year teaching in a specialist class for children with autism, a very worthwhile experience.
After having my own two wonderful boys I took a role as a learning support assistant in a Secondary school for three years. In 2019 we moved to Cornwall, fulfilling a desire we had for many years. Working at Threemilestone School since September 2019 has been a very enjoyable and fulfilling time for me and I feel extremely lucky to be part of such a dynamic team of people, especially the children.
Outside of school, I really enjoy walking and spending time in the beautiful Cornish countryside with my husband and two boys. Although, this does tend to be standing on the side of football pitches cheering them on! I also really enjoy eating out and spending time with my wider family whenever I can.
Mrs Webb - Year 6 teacher (Wheal Coates), assistant headteacher, DDSL & Language team
I started my teacher career in 2015 and haven't looked back since! I feel very fortunate that my teaching journey has led me back to Threemilestone School, where I myself was a primary school pupil - a place which holds many happy memories for me!
As a teacher, I love getting to know the children in my class, celebrating their strengths and enjoying their success in all areas of life. I strive to create a classroom full of fun, smiles and laughter where every child can grow, develop and flourish.
When I am not at school, I love exploring new parts of Cornwall with my springer spaniel, Oggy. I will also take any opportunity to travel around the world and find new and exciting places – my favourite place at the moment is Yosemite National Park in California.
Miss Smith - Year 5 teacher (Sennen Cove) & STEM Team
Having qualified this year, I am very excited to start my teaching journey at Threemilestone! Previously, I worked for environmental charities and very much look forward to integrating this knowledge into my teaching as well as sharing my passion for all things outdoors!
I moved down to Cornwall in 2021 after spending many years of amazing holidays enjoying all that Cornwall has to offer and always wishing I could live here. During my free time you will find me at the beach, no matter the weather, making the most of our gorgeous coastline. I am also an avid crocheter and so will always have a half finished project and a ball of wool in tow.
Favourite book as a child: We’re going on a bear hunt - Michael Rosen
Favourite book read recently: Northern Lights - Philip Pullman
Mrs Brown -Year 6 teacher (Blackwater)
I starting teaching in 2004 after working in London straight from university and then spending time bringing up my two children. We moved as a family down to Cornwall in January 2020 and in that time, I have been fortunate to work across many different schools in various roles. I absolutely love teaching and have a real passion for ensuring that all children receive a quality education. I also think it is important for children to aspire to be the very best that they can and I feel it is my responsibility to provide them with information on all the amazing and challenging opportunities the world has.
In my personal time, I enjoy keeping fit and healthy by walking my gorgeous little dog, Billie, occasionally running and I go to a local gym. Maths and puzzles are also a passion of mine and I can regularly be seen with either a crossword, sudoku or similar on my knee.
Favourite book as a child – anything by Enid Blyton
Favourite book recently read: The Figurine by Victoria Hislop
Mr Wake - Y6 teacher (Watergate Bay) & STEM team (maths leader)
Before joining TMS, I studied and worked for 4 years with the goal of becoming a primary school teacher. During that time, I worked in a range of different schools mainstream schools as well as many years working within a special education needs 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 have been working at Threemilestone school for 4 years now and have loved every minute of it! I have met so many incredible children and adults along the way. I love the outdoors and I believe we should encourage children to use it 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 children to seek and explore new things. 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!
Jenna Johnston - Reading Leader
In 2011 I began my teacher training at Threemilstone School and was quickly eager to secure a job in such a dedicated, friendly and passionate school. I am very proud to be part of such an extraordinary team who strive to give every child the very best possible start in their school journey. During my time I have enjoyed teaching across EYFS and KS1. Currently I am leading phonics and early reading at the school. There is overwhelming evidence that reading has a significant relationship to children’s life chances. For this reason alone, I am passionate about ensuring our children get the best start in life and leave our school as lifelong readers.
Outside of school you will find me on the beach walking very slowly with my shell collecting daughters, husband and golden retriever, Elsie. We enjoy spending time together as a family doing anything active!
Favourite book as a child: One Snowy Night by Nick Butterworth
Favourite book recently read: The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz by Jeremy Dronfield
Mrs Vale - Science teacher (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!l;p
Favourite books as a child - All in One Piece - Jill Murphy (when I was very little)
Emma by Jane Austen (in KS2)
Favourite book recently read: The Hundred Year Old Man who climbed out of the window and disappeared - Jonas Jonasson
Mrs Browning - Music teacher & Creative Team
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.