The children!

 

Firstly, our school would not be anything without the fun, talented, hardworking children that attend.  

 

Meet the team!

Mr Gary Harvey

 

I have worked here at All Saints Babbacombe for over two years; I am responsible for the safety of all who enter and exit at the vehicular and pedestrian entrance, as well as being the first friendly face you will see in the morning! 

I am also part of the Meal Time Assistant team and carry out various other duties around school when and where needed.

Mrs Caroline Labrum

Head teacher

 

Born and raised in London, my first degree is in the History of Art. I was planning a career in the Arts, until I was asked to run some workshops on a children’s summer play scheme. I had so much fun, I realised that primary teaching was what I wanted to do… After completing my PGCE and qualifying as a teacher, I taught for 15 years in Northamptonshire before relocating to Devon in 1999. I have been headteacher at Babbacombe since 2006; I love working in education and feel privileged to share in the lives and learning journeys of so many children and people. I am very proud of our school and feel very lucky to work with such a talented and committed team of staff and such fantastic children.

I spend my free time enjoying the outdoors: walking on Dartmoor, and trying to keep my garden and bees under control! I love cooking and baking cakes for my family and friends, and am always threatening to open a tea shop one day! I am a keen Arsenal supporter and live in a village just outside Torquay with my husband, who is a tutor and lecturer in renewable energy technologies (and a lifelong Chelsea fan).

Miss Sally House

Deputy Head

Class 5 teacher 

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I have always been passionate about the arts and education. After graduating with a degree in music in 1997, I did a PGCE at Exeter University. I have taught in a variety of schools across the south-west of England, and became Deputy Headteacher and Year 5 class teacher at All Saints Babbacombe Primary School in September 2007.

If the children were asked to describe me I’m sure they would tell you about my love of shoes and all things sparkly; they’d probably also mention my strange sneezes and being overly enthusiastic in singing sessions!

Mr Ollie Bray

Class 6 teacher

I studied at the University of Exeter for my degree in Biological Sciences, specialising in medicinal microbiology and evolutionary medicine, where I graduated in 2010.  Having taught and coached younger people through my adult life I followed this into education and completed a post graduate certificate in education, again with the University of Exeter where I qualified with a science specialism in 2011.  Since qualifying I have worked in many schools across south Devon, covering the full age range from reception to year 6, and spent some time working with the education department at the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth where I worked with school groups from both primary and secondary schools.  I have been lucky enough to start my first full time position as year 6 teacher at Babbacombe All Saints Primary School at the beginning of the summer term, 2012.

Mrs Kelly Fundrey

Class R Teacher

In 2001 I studied Sports Science at De Montfort University. After qualifying I then decided to train as a primary school teacher. In 2004 I gained a place on a SCITT (School centred initial teacher training) course, moving from my home city of Leicester all the way down to Cornwall. I qualified in 2005 with an early years specialism and taught year R children in Leicester until I relocated to Torquay in 2007. Since 2007 I have taught mixed year R/1 children at St Marychurch Primary School; I then joined All Saints Babbacombe in December 2009, covering maternity leave in class R and I have stayed there ever since!

Moving to Torquay was an easy decision, not only to be closer to my parents and the sea but I had met (on one of my many visits!) the man that would become my husband. Matt and I married in August 2011 and the reception class of 2010/2011 came to the church to cheer me on!!

When I’m not busy planning, I enjoy going down to the beach, eating out, shopping and swimming. What many people don’t know is that I am a black belt in Tae kwon Do and during my time in Leicester I helped train young children to become confident in self-defence.

Mrs Sue Cocker

Class R TA

 

Hi, I'm Sue Cocker. I have been working at Babbacombe for 28 years. During this time I have worked in all year groups as a Teaching Assistant. I have also helped with children with various special needs. I have worked in the reception class for several years and very much enjoy working with both Mrs Fundrey and all the children.

Mrs Janice Jones

Class 3 TA

I have been working at All Saints Babbacombe for 12 years. I have spent many of those 12 years working as a TA in class 3. As well as being a TA, I run two after school clubs: craft club and guitar club.

I am also a trained Bereavement Counsellor on hand to help children and adults who have suffered a loss.

 

Ms Vicki Parratt

Class 4 teacher

 

I completed a BSc in Psychology at Bristol UWE and went on to work with adults with learning disabilities. My role became more and more associated with teaching, and it was through this that I was inspired to develop my teaching carer further. I went to Costa Rica to complete my Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign language (TEFL) and ran classes in business English in San Jose for a short while before taking my skills to India, where I volunteered as a teacher of English in Delhi.

On my return I was determined to continue my career in education and worked at Abbotskerswell Primary school as an LSA before getting a place on a PGCE course at Marjons Teaching College. This is where my journey with All Saints Babbacombe started! I worked as a student teacher in Year 2 with Mrs Ryder before qualifying and covering maternity leave in Year 3 and then year 1. I am now delighted to say that I am a Year 4 teacher and  am loving every minute!!

Miss Christina H

Class 4 TA

 

I have worked at the school for several years, throughout Keystage 1 and 2. I am currently based in class 4 and work along side Miss Parratt, class teacher.

I run a chess club on a Tuesday. I am also support staff Governor. I lead all the Health & Safety within the school and have developed a successful pupils' Health and Safety team.

 

 

 

Mrs Vikki Walsh

Class 5 TA

My name is Vikki Walsh and I am a teaching assistant in class 5. I first started working at Babbacombe School twelve years ago and in that time have worked across both key stage one and two, this has given me the opportunity to gain experience in many different settings. I have developed my career by gaining an NVQ3 for teaching assistants, THRIVE practitioner, NPSLBA qualification and becoming a level three TA/ Cover Supervisor in 2010. I jointly help to run a Craft Club with Mrs Jones, which is now in its third year; this is held on a Monday after school. I also, am privileged to have had my design for a House Point System agreed and introduced in 2011, which now runs successfully throughout the school.

Mrs Rosa Cowell

LSA

 

Hi everyone! My name is Mrs Cowell, I joined All Saints Primary School in 2009 as a teaching assistant in class two. Since then I have been working in the same class (currently class five), as a Learning Support Assistant. I am originally from Chile, moved to Torquay from south London with my husband and children. I enjoy days out and picnics with my family and friends.

Mrs Stevie Cornish

Learning  Intervention Leader

 

This is my second year at Babbacombe. This year I am responsible for running that 'Rapid' programme, which invloves working with small groups of children to develop their reading, writing and maths.

Previously to working at Babbacombe I was at Ellacombe School for nearly 10 years, where I supported children needing speech and language therapy. Before that I was at Torquay Acadamy, formally TCC, which is where I gained a City and Guilds in learning support.

At Babbacombe I am a partner in running 'Fun with food' after school club.

Mrs Linda Etches

Year 1 TA

 

I started working at Babbacombe in April 2000 and had been working as Class 6 teaching assisstant for 7 years. In September 2013 I joined Mr Thompson as Class 1 Teaching Assistant.

I have several roles in school which include, looking after the library, ICT suite and junior practical area ensuring thay are kept tidy and stocked up with resources. I also update the communal display boards around the school.

One of my other roles is leading the fundraising team.

Mrs Jayne Hart

HLTA

 

I graduated from the University of Plymouth in June 2011 and was awarded with a Higher Education Certificate in Working in the Children’s Workforce. I have been working as the school’s HLTA for two years covering the PPA Time in Classes R - 4. I am also responsible for The Worship Team, The Play Leaders and much of the Pastoral Care. I am one of three members of staff who make up the child protection team and am a designated First Aider.

I have three gorgeous children of my own and various interests and hobbies including Weight Training, Swimming, Walking my dog Hugo, reading,  going to the cinema and taking an active role within my church St. Matthias in the parish of Wellswood.

Mrs Karen Ryder

Class 2 teacher

 

 

After studying for my BSc in Podiatry at Plymouth University, a change in my career path happened. I undertook a year working on a voluntary basis at local Primary schools, allowing myself time to think. I loved every minute of the experience and decided that Primary teaching was the job for me! With the decision made I then enrolled on a PGCE course at Marjons Teaching College. Once qualified I worked as a supply and short term contract Primary teacher within local schools. I arrived at Babbacombe in 1997 and have been here ever since! Most of my career has been spent working within KS1 which is my real passion.  I love my job because every day is different and certainly never dull !

I have been married to Andrew for 14 years and have a gorgeous daughter, who also attends Babbacombe Primary school. We love spending quality family time together and laughing !

Miss Angela Fletcher

Class 2 TA

 

I have worked at Babbacombe for the past six years as a teaching assistant and I also have a role as a meal time assistant during the lunchtime. I have worked in both Year 1 and 2. I currently work with Mrs Ryder in Class 2. I did my NVQ training at Oldway Primary School. On Wednesdays after school I run ‘fun with Food’ club with Mrs Cornish. I love my job and find each day brings a different challenge !

Mr Marcus Thompson

Class 1 Teacher

After taking a Gap year and spending time volunteering at Shiphay Primary School, I decided that Primary teaching and not secondary teaching was for me! Shortly after this, I received confirmation of my place at Rolle College, Exmouth to study on the BEd Primary Course with Physical Education as my specialism. I had been inspired by two of my previous teachers to teach PE and was very excited at the prospect of inspiring others.

My 4 years at Rolle College were fantastic and provided me with lots of opportunities to work with children from reception to Year 6. Time flew by and before I knew it I had qualified as a teacher and had started my first temporary post, teaching Year 2 at Queensway RC Primary School. I then got my first full time post at White Rock Primary School where I spent 10 very happy years. During this time I also worked as a School Sport Co-ordinator which allowed me to gain further experience in delivering Physical Education, working with with many children and also training teachers to teach PE.

After leaving White Rock I spent 2 years teaching at Ilsham before getting my first part time job here at All Saints. I was recently thrilled to be offered the opportunity to teach Year 1 and I really love teaching this age group. I am very lucky to also have the opportunity to deliver PE to Year 5 and Year 6 and to share my passion of PE and School Sport.

Miss Sasha Hook

Class 6 TA

 

I am Miss Hook, I have been working at Babbacombe school since 2009 as Class One TA and in September 2013 I am very happy to have became class 6 TA.

 

I also run Circuit training sessions after school. I have a keen interest in Health and Fitness and Physical Education is my favourite subject in school. 

I am currently undergoing training in Forest schools and hope to be running this across the school very soon.

 

Mrs Liz Curran

Class 3 teacher

 

My name is Mrs Curran and I have the privilege of teaching Class 3 with Mrs Thompson. I have great enthusiasm for teaching and particularly enjoy working creatively with the children in our learning experiences on the Romans and Madagascar. At Babbacombe Primary I am the PE, educational visits and club coordinator and I also enjoy helping children to set up their own clubs at lunch time too!

Mrs Jenny Thompson

Class 3 Teacher

My name is Jenny Thompson and I live in Newton Abbot. After completing my A-Levels at Torquay Girl’s Grammar School I went to University in Plymouth. My degree involved studying and working in Germany for 18 months. I very much enjoy languages and have some very close friends in our German twin town, Besigheim.  Another of my interests is in wildlife and I spent many years as a volunteer at the Shaldon Wildlife Trust. Having made many friends there, I am still a regular visitor and now enjoy sharing my interest with my daughter.

I have been married for 7 years and have a daughter called Millie. I enjoy spending time with my family, all of whom live nearby. My hobbies include netball and skittles and I play in local leagues for both. I have now been teaching for 10 years and still enjoy the challenge of passing on my knowledge and experiences to children.

Mrs Amy Wyatt

LSA

 I have worked as a teaching assistant for 5 years now, joining All Saints Primary School in February 2012 as a Learning support assistant.

My qualifications include a BA (Hons) degree in Performing arts and HND in Drama in the community. I have recently started a performing arts club after school for Years 5 and 6.

I love working in schools and can't imagine ever doing anything else!

Mrs Bridget Jell

SENCo

I’m Bridget Jell and I’ve worked at All Saints Babbacombe School since 2001, first as a class teacher and now, as the Special Educational Needs Coordinator.  In my role of SENCO I have the opportunity to visit all classes from Class R to Class 6.  I work with teachers to ensure children who need extra help with their learning get additional support to enable them to make progress and achieve their full potential. 

Part of my job entails meeting with other professionals from outside services and external agencies, such as the educational psychologist, school nurse and speech and language therapist.  I arrange assessments for children when required and oversee the writing of Individual Education Plans.  These individual plans for children with additional needs have targets agreed by the teacher, the student and the parents, and are reviewed termly.

Every Thursday finds me at Babbacombe in my SENCO role, which I enjoy very much.  My other interests include visiting grandchildren, sewing Barbie doll clothes, walking, writing, reading and looking after my two very special excessively fluffy cats, Digger Boy and Daisy Woozle.     

 

Mr Phil Jewell

LSA

Lunch time play supervisor

I work as a learning support assistant and since January 2013 I have started full time in class 4 supporting two statemented pupils.

I also set up various activities at lunchtimes to keep the children active, enthused and engaged.

I also manage the playleaders and oversee the running of their activities.

 I thrive on the daily challenge I get from doing this very rewarding job. 

MTAs

We are Babbacombe's mealtime assitants we help to make lunch times a happy time! 

Mrs Margi Edwards

Administrator

 

I am Margi Edwards I have worked as administrator in the school office since 2001. I enjoy what I do to support the headteacher and all the staff in their daily work.

Mrs Alison Paddon

Admin assistant and Receptionist

I have been working here since 2010 in the office as Assistant Administrator. I enjoy my varied role which includes day to day office duties such as the administration of school dinner, attendance, supporting the teachers and general admin procedures.

 

 

 

 

Mrs Liz Loly

1:1 Learning support tutor

Having initially trained as a teacher in 1999, I went on to spend several years in the ‘real world’, before coming full circle and returning to my initial passion of teaching! During that time I was mainly involved in the PR/ marketing side of the successful bid for the 2012 Olympics in London. It was an exhilarating and once-in- a-lifetime opportunity that I will always remember with great excitement, but could never replace the pleasure of watching a child master a new lifelong skill or see them develop a passion for learning.
 

 

 

 

 

 

                                  The Governing Body

Governors of a Voluntary Aided School such as ours ususally serve a four year term on the Governing Body.               

Foundation Governors

Staff

Fr Paul Jones

Caroline Labrum (Headteacher)
Wendy Ayton Sally House (Teacher Rep)
Di Everett Christina Hajigeoriou (Support Staff Rep)
Linda Begley  
Dr Grahan Ross Andrews.. MA Phd  

Local Authority

Parent Governor

Myrna Bruce

Kate Northstone

                               

Clerk to Governors

Margi Edwards