Meet the Staff…

Mr Kenny

Mr Kenny

Head Teacher

"I was very proud to become Head Teacher in 2007. Brookside is, without doubt, the best school I have ever been lucky enough to work in!"

Mrs Clark

Mrs Clark

Assistant Head

"I am also one of the Foundation teachers. I love working in the Foundation Unit and giving children the best start to school life."

Mr Beharall

Mr Beharall

Assistant Head

"I am also the Year 6 teacher. In my down time, I play a bit of football, watch films and am a keen collector and listener of music (terrible singing voice though!)."

Miss Youngs

Miss Youngs

Nursery Teacher

"I enjoy working with the youngest children in school, setting them off on their learning journey."

Miss Marshall

Miss Marshall

Year 1 Teacher

"I love working in Year 1 - seeing the children flourish into fantastic writers and mathematicians! I also run the School Parliament where we make very important decisions about the school!"

Mrs Hallam

Mrs Hallam

Year 2 Teacher

"I love being part of the Key Stage 1 team and working in Year 2. In my spare time, I enjoy drawing and reading. I also love spending time with my five year old twin girls."

Mr Lead

Mr Lead

Year 3 Teacher

"As well as teaching Year 3, I’m also in charge of PE and German at Brookside. I love doing anything sporty both inside and outside of school!"

Miss Waterfield

Miss Waterfield

Year 4 Teacher

"After living and growing up in East Leake, it was very exciting to start my adventure as a teacher at Brookside School."

Mr Benskin

Mr Benskin

Year 5 Teacher

"Now in my second year at Brookside, I am thoroughly enjoying life in Year 5! I’m also a keen runner, regularly racing distances ranging from 1 mile to ultra marathons."

Mrs Poppleton

Mrs Poppleton

Teacher

"I teach in Year 2, Year 3 and Year 5. I am also the Special Educational Needs co-ordinator."

Mrs Hignett

Mrs Hignett

Teacher

"I love working with the children at Brookside as every day is different. I have a particular interest in Birds of Prey and would like to perhaps own one some day."

Miss Buchanan

Miss Buchanan

Teacher

"I am really pleased to be part of the Brookside community. I work in Year 6 and have a specialism in Dyslexia. Outside of school, I enjoy regular cinema trips, rare encounters with a ski slope and the odd bit of baking."

Mrs Evans

Mrs Evans

Teaching Assistant

"I love working in Foundation. We have lots of fun and no two days are ever the same! When I’m not at school then I enjoy spending time with my family, reading and going on holiday!"

Mrs Headington

Mrs Headington

Teaching Assistant

"I have worked at Brookside since 2000. I am a Higher Level Teaching Assistant. My interests outside of school are keeping fit and reading."

Mrs Hewitt

Mrs Hewitt

Teaching Assistant

"I love helping and having fun with the children at Brookside. When I’m not at school, I enjoy days out with my family, visiting interesting places for walks and bike rides."

Mrs Hodgkin

Mrs Hodgkin

Teaching Assistant

"I have two young daughters who keep me busy outside of school, and I enjoy yoga and getting together with friends and family."

Mrs Parr

Mrs Parr

Teaching Assistant

"I have an interest in creative crafts at school, which includes making flags and helping to organise the school float for the village carnival."

Mrs Peatman

Mrs Peatman

Teaching Assistant

"At home, I enjoy cooking (I’m well known for my cakes in the staffroom!), reading and taking long walks, rain or shine!"

Miss Smith

Miss Smith

Teaching Assistant

"I enjoy encouraging all the children to learn and helping them to develop. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family. I also like walking my dog."

Mrs Welbourn

Mrs Welbourn

Teaching Assistant

"I love helping Year 1 in their day to day activities, exploring new ideas with the children both inside and outside the classroom."

Miss Wiltshire

Miss Wiltshire

Teaching Assistant

"I help with the school choir and have been very proud of the children’s achievements, singing in front of the school and also performing in public in the village."

Mrs Brown

Mrs Brown

School Office Staff

"If anyone needs any information, the school office is the first place to call. In my spare time I enjoy walking my dog and being a busy mum."

Mrs Roberts

Mrs Roberts

School Office Staff

"I really like working in the office at Brookside but I don’t particularly like having my photograph taken!"

Mr Hammond

Mr Hammond

Caretaker

"I have been promoted to the school caretaker. I have got an NVQ2. I love working at Brookside and being part of the team. Everyone is really friendly and great fun to work with."

Nikki Cavill

Nikki Cavill

School Cook

"I love it here, working at Brookside. In my spare time, I enjoy keeping fit, reading books by Jodi Picoult and going shopping - I like buying chocolate!"

Mrs Arnold

Mrs Arnold

Midday Supervisor

"Before I moved to East Leake, I taught History and I still examine GCSE. The best bit about being a midday supervisor is getting to know all the children."

Mrs Burrows

Mrs Burrows

Midday Supervisor

"I like working here and in my spare time I like making things."

Mrs Franklin

Mrs Franklin

Midday Supervisor
Mrs Moore

Mrs Moore

Midday Supervisor
Mrs Pearce

Mrs Pearce

Midday Supervisor

“I enjoy being part of the midday team and getting to know the children at Brookside. In my spare time I love spending time with my family. I also enjoy doing anything creative.”

Mrs Usher

Mrs Usher

Midday Supervisor