Mrs Beckett - Reception teacher (Bedruthan)
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 Bolt Year 1 (Boscastle)
Although I trained in Norfolk, I have always taught in Cornwall, both in large and small schools, but always with the youngest children. I took a career break at the end of 2008 to be a full-time mum and have slowly been building up my return to full time teaching by working through a supply agency and volunteering. I first worked at Threemilestone in Mrs Brown’s class in 2014, when I fell in love with the whole atmosphere and ethos of the school. Everyone has always been so friendly and welcoming. I really enjoy working with a parallel class and believe this brings so many benefits to the children.
I really love making things and will have a go at most crafts. I like the children to learn practically wherever possible and enjoy promoting DT as part of the STEM team. It’s rarely about the finished product, but the process of getting there and having a go.
When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family. Our favourite place is Godrevy beach, whatever the time of year! At home we have two cats, two rabbits and a fluctuating number of chickens. I use the eggs for baking with my daughter. Now that she is too old for the ‘50 things to do before you are 11¾’, we are trying to visit the best 50 beaches in Cornwall – as voted by the West Briton.
Mrs Tindale Year 1 teacher - job share (St Just)
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.
Starting school is an amazing, emotional time (usually more for mummies and daddies than for the children) and I feel privileged to have been in a position to encourage the transition to happen as smoothly and seamlessly as possible. I fell into teaching whilst studying for a degree in Nursing! I volunteered at a local primary school and decided that this was the path for me. My favourite thing to do outside of school is spend time with my husband and baby daughter.
Mrs Johnston Year 1 teacher - job share (St Just)
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 girl. 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.
Mr Lara Year 2 teacher (Lizard)
Though my teaching career has started only recently, I have been involved with schools in a number of different roles for a few years now. I started off as a Teaching Assistant and absolutely fell in love with the day-to-day possibilities that opened themselves up to me. It was at that time that I knew I had to go one step further and throw myself into teaching and haven't looked back! I put all of my efforts into becoming the best teacher that I could be, and this is something I will never stop trying to achieve. Having been at Threemilestone School for a year now, I am very passionate about the opportunity to have a positive impact on the lives of all of the wonderful children that are with us. What other job gives you the chance to create lifelong memories for so many different people in one day? I really am privileged to have such position, and aim to do my absolute best for every child, every day.
My family moved to Cornwall in 1998 and outside of school (and sometimes in), I love to play the guitar and drums. Though I can't claim to have had any number one singles, I used to play in a band with my brother and some friends. I love to draw and have written and illustrated two children’s books (which can be found on iBooks!) and reading about physics is a passion of mine as well. The universe is truly an amazing place! I am a keen football fan, and despite what Mr Hick may say, Tottenham Hotspur is the true pride of London.
Mrs Murt Year 3 teacher (Marazion)
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 Davies Year 3 teacher (Duporth)
I spent four years at University studying to become a primary teacher. It was my ambition to become an inspiring role model for future generations and it has become a real passion of mine to see those ‘lightbulb’ moments of children who have learnt something new because of my teaching. I was lucky enough to become part of the TMS team in 2014. I enjoy being part of such a special, inspiring group of professionals and children alike.
I love travelling and exploring different parts the world, however, living in a beautiful part of North Cornwall, the beaches and coastlines are where I spend a lot of my spare time. On those typical Cornish mizzly days, I love spending time on various arts and crafts including painting, drawing and...sewing (a new skill I learnt from Mrs Lobb and Mrs Martin at TMS!) It’s a real privilege being part of such a wonderful community at TMS and helping the children within it achieve their very best.
Mr Bagley Year 4 teacher (Bluff)
I’ve been teaching for about 14 years. I’ve worked in years 1, 3, 5 and I'm currently in year 4. 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.
Mrs Vale Year 5 teacher (Veryan)
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!
Miss King Year 5 teacher (Kynance Cove)
I am a newly qualified teacher after having spent the last three years studying Primary Education at the University of St Mark and St John in Plymouth. Throughout my degree I have trained in various schools and in both Key Stage 1 and 2, specialising in PE.
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 have joined 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.
Mrs Martin Year 6 teacher (Mullion Cove)
I have enjoyed spending my time with children since I was old enough to babysit and have had many opportunities to work with young people ever since. Whilst looking after my family, I decided to study for a degree. Eventually, in the summer of 2005, I qualified as a teacher – something I never
thought would happen to me. I have worked in many schools, teaching in almost all year groups and then I joined Threemilestone School in 2014. Y6 was a new challenge for me and I’m still enjoying it! Whilst I am excited about all learning, maths does come a little higher up the list along with science and making things. However, being around young people and helping them to see the best in themselves, has always been, and continues to be, my main reason for teaching.
Miss Bowen Year 6 teacher (Botallick)
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 teacher (Newquay)
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 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.