Mrs Alison Flack
Head of School
About Mr Ruck
Working with children is something I have always wanted to do. After I left secondary school I studied at Boston College where I gained my ‘Certificate in Childcare and Education’ and a ‘BTEC National Diploma in Childcare’. This enabled me to attend University College Northampton for three years where I gained my ‘BA Honours in Early Years Education with QTS’.
I joined Whaplode C of E Primary as a newly qualified teaching in 2002 as a Reception Teacher. While working here I have taken on the role of Education Visits Co-ordinator. This has been great fun and allowed me to organise residential visits for year groups throughout the school. I am also the schools P.E co-ordinator and am looking forward to developing the importance of sport in school over the coming terms.
When school is over I enjoy spending time with my wife and two super boys, Samuel and Mason. Oh and my dog Rafa!
About Miss Halden
I have recently joined Whaplode Primary School – September 2016 as a qualified teacher to work in Class 1.
Over the last 18 years I have worked in 2 other settings. Initially I started at a secondary school in Peterborough, whilst working there my main focus was on special educational needs and Year 6 transitions to Year 7. I held this position for 3 years.
I then moved to the county of Lincolnshire and started working at Gosberton House Special School which is where I have been for the last 15 years.
During my time there I have worked in both Key Stages and within all year groups at some time or another. My background has been majorly focussed on special educational needs, with a huge emphasis on Autism and Social Communication.
Over the years I have thoroughly enjoyed working with all of the different children and their various needs and abilities but now is the time to use my knowledge and expertise within a mainstream setting.
I enjoy teaching all subject areas but I ensure there is a big emphasis on the lessons being practical, hands on and very visual to ensure all students are engaged, motivated and progress within their learning.
About Mrs Garner
At university I studied for a three-year BA (Hons) Degree in English Literature and History with a view to becoming a teacher; during this time I volunteered at my local primary school as often as I could. Once I had completed this I undertook a Post Graduate Certificate in Education which provided me with Qualified Teacher Status.
I have had experience working in early years to year four. I have also taught early years, year one and year two individually and in mixed age classes. You could say that I love Key Stage One! I have a specialism in Science and particularly enjoy teaching scientific skills. Previously I have worked in an urban three-form entry, culturally diverse school and also a small primary school with less than seventy children. These teaching experiences have taught me invaluable lessons which strengthen my practice today. I strongly believe that as a teacher you never stop learning and if you can inspire a love of learning this will help children have a fantastic school experience. I look forward to my career at Whaplode CofE Primary School.
About Mrs Portor
I completed a three-year BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS course at Bishop Grosseteste Univeristy. I have a subject specialism in the core subject of Mathematics. Furthermore, I have specialised in Key Stage One and Lower Key Stage Two.
I have worked in a variety of school settings, which has provided me with a wealth of experience. These have included teaching a mixed early years and year one class, and years one, two, and four. These settings have involved schools of various sizes from little villages, to larger schools in multi-cultural urban areas, working with children who have English as an additional language.
I believe in the importance of catering education to supply for every individual need in the primary classroom and I look forward to happy career at Whaplode CofE primary school.