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Come and meet the staff at our school.
Picture 1 Miss O'Mahony: Deputy Head, Y3/4
Picture 2 Mr Evans: Curriculum Lead, Y5/6
Picture 3 Mrs Spooner: YR/1, Health & Wellbeing
Picture 4 Mrs Tapper: HLTA, Expressive Arts
Picture 5 Mrs Harris: LSA, Science & Technology
Picture 6 Miss Penduck: LSA, Forest School

Miss O'Mahony is our Year 3/4 Class Teacher. She is also the Deputy Head, Welsh Lead, Humanities Lead and Expressive Arts Lead. She is a fantastic singer and very creative!

Mr Evans teaches Year 5/6. He leads Science & Technology and DCF. He loves coding and languages. This year he is studying Japanese, Welsh and German!

Mrs Spooner teaches Reception and Year 1. She leads Health & Wellbeing. She is very sporty and plays netball!

Miss Hurley is our Year 1/2 Class Teacher. She enjoys creating calming learning spaces.

Miss Barwell is our PPA Teacher. She loves making links between science and RE!

Mrs Tapper is our HLTA. She is part of the Expressive Arts Team and runs our dance club.

Mrs Foster and Mrs Lewis are KS2 LSAs. They are experts in helping children to overcome challenges in their learning.

Mrs Davies is an FP LSA. Mrs Davies teaches the children how to cook and provides gardening opportunities.

Miss Penduck works in class with our youngest children. She is also our Forest School Leader.

Mrs Price works in our office. She will give you a warm welcome whenever you visit the school and is always happy to help.

We are also supported by a team of peripatetic music teachers from Gwent Music who enable us to provide a range of musical opportunities, and some fantastic sports coaches who enhance our curriculum and extra-curricular clubs with a range of activities.

We also have some fantastic governors!
Picture 1 Angela O'Brien: Chair of Governors, Safeguarding
Picture 2 Stacey Kendrick: Vice Chair

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.

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!

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