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Mrs Jemma Black

by Helen Farren on September 10, 2018 Comments Off on Mrs Jemma Black

Mrs Jemma Black

Teaching Assistant & MMS

A Few Things About Me

I am new to the position of Teaching Assistant, but am not new to working with children! After graduating in psychology, I have worked in a variety of settings with children and young people, within the health service and the education sector. I chose to work from home once I had my own children and have been an Ofsted Registered Childminder for over twelve years. I love working with children and enjoy the new challenges each day brings. I have been a parent at Estcots for eight years and have been part of the Parent and Friends Association (voluntary fundraising team) throughout those years, so I feel like I know the school well, but it’s great to have a new perspective and I am thoroughly enjoying working in the classroom.

When I’m not working, I’m a mum to 3 children and enjoy spending time with them and my wider family. I also like to bake, socialise with friends and do a spot of gardening!

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Miss Hannah Puttock

by Estcots Primary School on October 31, 2016 Comments Off on Miss Hannah Puttock

Miss Hannah Puttock

EYFS Teacher

I have been lucky enough to work at Estcots for 8 years. I enjoy teaching the younger years and have taught in Early Years, Year 1 and 2. I love seeing the children begin their journey and become confident and independent members of our school.

There is no better feeling than seeing children achieve and do things that they couldn’t do before.

A Few Things About Me

In my own time I enjoy seeing family and friends. I enjoy reading and going to the theatre and cinema.

I also love going on holiday, some of my favourite experiences have been skiing in Canada and being on safari in Africa.

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Mrs Hayley Pilate

by Estcots Primary School on October 28, 2016 Comments Off on Mrs Hayley Pilate

Mrs Hayley Pilate

Teaching Assistant

After spending many years bringing up my children and volunteering at Estcots I made the decision that working with children was for me.

I decided to go back to college and retrain as a Teaching Assistant. I was fortunate to be offered  a position at Estcots School where I could start fulfilling my passion for working with children and achieving my goals.

I currently work in Early Years and absolutely love the daily challenges this brings as well as being part of a fantastic team that is well placed to watch the children learn and grow.

A Few Things About Me

Outside of work I spend most of my weekends watching my two boys playing football, normally in the pouring rain.

I also love to spend time with friends, going to the cinema, eating out and taking walks in the countryside.

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Miss Sarah Elborough

by Estcots Primary School on October 28, 2016 Comments Off on Miss Sarah Elborough

Miss Sarah Elborough

EYFS Teacher

Estcots is a very special place for me as I used to attend here as a child!

I joined Estcots as an Early Years Teacher in 2011. I absolutely thrive on being part of young children’s education. To watch an enquiring mind evolve from an early age and to actually be part of individual children’s development to individual learners is an absolute honour.

Prior to teaching I was a Teaching Assistant at Estcots and hoped one day that I would return as a teacher!

A Few Things About Me

I am an identical twin, but I assure you it is definitely me teaching at Estcots and not my twin sister! In my spare time I like to meet up with friends, shop a little, relax watching a good film at the cinema and when I am feeling energetic I like to play some sports including tennis and badminton.

I used to play tennis for my local tennis club in East Grinstead when I was younger.  I have not travelled the world, although I recently visited America and cannot wait to return. There are many places I would like to see including New York, Australia, Dubai and Italy.

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Estcots Primary SchoolMiss Sarah Elborough