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Ponthir Church in Wales Primary School

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Who's Who Pwy ydw Pwy

Come and meet the staff at our school.

Miss O'Mahony is the Deputy Head. She leads the Humanities Area of Learning & Experience (AoLE). She is a fantastic singer and very creative! Miss O'Mahony is a qualified Trauma Informed Schools Practitioner and leads a number of wellbeing initiatives across the school. The children especially love our new wellbeing dog, Lexi!

Mr Evans teaches our oldest pupils. He leads the Science & Technology AoLE. He loves coding and languages. Mr Evans is our senior teacher with specific responsibility for Curriculum Design and Professional Learning. 

Miss Allman teaches our youngest children. She enjoys arts and crafts and loves to create new things. She leads the Expressive Arts AoLE and ensures that all children have opportunities to learn instruments. Together with Miss Hurley, she runs the school Heddlu Bach (Mini Police).

Mrs Spooner leads the Mathematics and Numeracy AoLE. She is very sporty and plays netball! Mrs Spooner also enjoys developing the learning environments around the school.

Miss Hurley is the Languages, Literacy and Communication AoLE. She is very busy as we are a regional international languages lead school. Miss Hurley is passionate about teaching all our pupils to use British Sign Language.

Miss Tapper is our HLTA. She leads the Health & Wellbeing Team and runs our dance club. Miss Tapper also manages our tracking systems to ensure children make progress in reading and writing. 

Miss Penduck works in class with our youngest children. She is also our Forest School Leader. She loves exploring the outdoors and creating exciting role play areas.

Mrs Harris is a trained Mental Health First-Aider and supports children across the school. She enjoys dance and yoga and does an excellent job helping children to stay physically and mentally healthy.

Mr Leaves supports children with additional learning needs. He enjoys producing lovely artwork and being creative. He is a competitive cyclist and sets a great example to our pupils.

Ms Horsfall also supports children with additional learning needs. She has previously worked in fashion and is extremely creative. She enjoys creating beautiful learning environments for our pupils and helping children develop a love of reading.

Mrs Price works in our office. She will give you a warm welcome whenever you visit the school and is always happy to help. She enjoys running and you may spot her running around the village.

Mrs Evans joins us at lunchtimes to help the learning support assistants and senior staff care for the children in the canteen and in the play areas. She is lots of fun and helps the children to develop as healthy, confident individuals. Torfaen Play staff work alongside Mrs Evans to provide lunchtime activities. 

Mrs Wells is our cook. She is a feeder! She loves encouraging the children to try new foods and experience a balanced diet.

Miss Trapp is our cleaner. She does an excellent job keeping our school clean. She knows the children well and they look forward to seeing her at the end of each day.

Mr Evans is the school caretaker. He makes sure that the school site is safe, clean and tidy. He works hard to create the best environment for all our children. The children are greeted by Mr Evans in the mornings when he opens the school gates.

 

We also have some fantastic governors!

"Before retiring I was a solicitor in a local Family Practices for over 30 years. I am married to a fellow lawyer, now happily retired and have two sons, both of whom attended Ponthir Primary school. Between them they have produced, so far, four grandchildren who provide us with great joy and keep us on our toes!

I enjoy singing in various choirs, music in general, reading, yoga and my involvement as Churchwarden at All Saints Llanfrechfa and of course my commitment to Ponthir school.

When not enjoying these various activities we spend as much time as possible in our little Italian home where I attempt to practise my faltering Italian." - Angela O'Brien, Chair of Governors

"My name is Stacey and my son is currently in Year 2.  When my son started in Reception in 2016, I quickly joined The Friends of Ponthir School, as I wanted to be able to help the school and support the staff in achieving the very best for the school.  When a vacancy opened for Parent Governor in 2017, I saw this as an exciting opportunity to be able to enhance this support, making a valued contribution to both the school and to my son’s educational experience. 

In my personal life, I am an Audit & Assurance Manager.  I love planning and organising trips and activities for my family and friends.  I enjoy travelling, especially skiing which is all the more fun now my son can join in too!" - Stacey Reynolds, Vice Chair

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