Current Teaching Staff
Below are details of our current teaching staff together with some brief information about them:
Miss Jones – Headteacher I have been the substantive Headteacher since Easter 2016. I was previously the Deputy Head, and have worked at the school since 2010. As Headteacher I am determined to continue to build upon our current ethos that we are one big family and each individual has something positive to share and develop, in what ever form! We hope that every child who comes to our school will leave us having achieved as well as they possibly can, having learned to love learning and having built a confidence in their own worth. Every decision I make for our school is always made with our children at the fore front of my mind. Our children are at the heart of all we do.
Mr Dickson – Deputy Head I am very excited to be returning to Orsett this year as the Deputy Head! I have been teaching and learning with the children of Orsett for 7 years and have got to know so many wonderful families! I believe in supporting children to develop their love of learning and skills that will make them successful and confident adults. Within my new role I am looking forward to getting into lots of different classes and working with a wider range of children every week. I will be leading on Teaching and Learning and PSHE for the school. Both are key areas and so important in child development.
Mrs Manley – SENCO I am the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) and am responsible for ensuring that vulnerable groups of children progress well at Orsett by ensuring that they are supported and challenged as appropriate. I work with staff, parents, and pupils and outside agencies to in order that all our children get the best possible provision here at our school. I maintain a belief in a personalised programme for all of our children, particularly those who have special educational needs, as we hold the view that ‘one size does not fit all’. This is my seventh year at Orsett and I have thoroughly enjoyed teaching in both KS1 and KS2 as well as leading a range of intervention groups throughout the school to help support children’s progress. I also lead English within the school and love to see the creativity that goes on in all of the classes
Mrs Richardson – Year 6 Teacher I am the Year 6 teacher and Maths and Science subject leader. I have many years of previous teaching experience across both key stages in Brentwood. I am already enjoying working at Orsett and my aim is to encourage the children to develop enthusiasm, enjoyment and responsibility for their learning. I look forward to this important year with my new class.
Mrs Lucas – Year 5 Teacher I have been volunteering at Orsett for the past 4 years whilst completing my degree at Anglia Ruskin University and then whilst completing a SCITT programme. I am excited for the year ahead with class 5. The enthusiasm the children have shown so far towards their own learning is inspiring. I am looking forward to the year ahead working with the children, parents and staff!
Miss Dow – Year 4 Teacher I am the class teacher in Year 4 and have also taken on the responsible of leading D&T this year. I also really enjoy teaching art and design and having discussions in PSHE because I feel like children can really express themselves in these subjects and we can get to know each other a lot better. My aim is to encourage children to explore their learning in different, creative ways, improve their independence and promote a growth mindset – Making mistakes is always a good thing! I am really looking forward to my second year here at Orsett and working with my new TAs, class and parents!
Mr Partridge – Year 3 Teacher I am really pleased to have joined Orsett Primary School and have felt really welcomed by the staff, children and families. I am the Year 3 teacher and am responsible for French and P.E across the school. I have several years of teaching experience (mainly across Key Stage 2) in schools within both Thurrock and Essex. I look forward to this year with my new class and helping the children to become resilient learners who believe they can achieve!
Mrs Olajide – Year 2 Teacher The animated look on the Children’s faces when they are engaged in learning, is one of the reasons that have kept me in Orsett since 2007. I teach Year 2 and I’m also involved in other activities such as: Subject Leader for Geography, RE & Worship and Music; School Choir and co-ordination of assemblies and religious events across the School. My role with the Choir has led to my organisation of the Choir musical production and varied community linked events. I am looking forward to this year and the opportunity to inspire the Children – again.
Ms Gosling – Year 1 Teacher I have been working in education for many years. Initially I helped as a parent helper and found supporting the children in their reading very rewarding. Eventually, I started work as an LSA and over many years progressed to HLTA. Finally, with experience in many schools within London and Thurrock I qualified in teaching a few years ago. Already I have found Orsett CE Primary School a wonderful place to work, the children are respectful and the staff welcoming. I am looking forward to this year, working together to achieve our goals.
Mr Foster – Year R Teacher Before working at Orsett I was an LSA for 6 years and got to work with children with a variety of different needs and abilities which gave me the drive to become a teacher. I have been at Orsett for 3 years now and have enjoyed every minute of it. I am looking forward to going back into reception this year so I can help support the new children throughout the year in their creative learning.
Miss Linale – part time PPA cover I am currently the Year 15 PPA teacher and have the responsibility for overseeing Pupil Premium. I am also the History coordinator. I have been at Orsett for several years and have taught most of the children in this school in reception. One of the most rewarding aspects of my job is watching children progress through the school and being so proud of the individuals that they become. When I’m not at school I spend all my time at baby groups with my daughter Elsie.