At Bar Hill Primary School we are fortunate to have an excellent team. Our Head Teacher, Teaching Staff, Support Staff and Administration Team work hard to ensure our children receive the best possible education and care.
I commenced my headteacher’s post in 1997 after starting my teaching career in 1974 as a newly qualified teacher. I was Miss Brown then and returned as Mrs Whyte! I am half Italian and half Welsh but unable to sing a note!! My twins are now young adults. Jon is at Anglia Ruskin studying sociology and Annie is dancing her way through her gap year. This is a great school and I am very proud to be the school’s third headteacher. We have fantastic pupils who really serve their community well and a committed staff and Governing Body team.
I began teaching at Bar Hill School in September 2000. I enjoy teaching Year 6 and helping with their transition to secondary school. This is a fantastic school to work in! I lead the ‘Bike It’ Crew and have the title of ‘Bike It’ Champion. My daughter is at Nottingham Trent university and is training to be a teacher. My son has just finished at Long Road Sixth Form in Cambridge. In our spare time, Mr Tabram and I enjoy going away in our motor home.
I joined Bar Hill Primary as an Early Years Specialist four years ago and the time has flown by! Every year I continue to learn new things, just like the children that I teach. In the last couple of years I have been responsible for developing the Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship curriculum, and the Anti-Bullying Council (ABCers), which also includes ‘Playground buddies’. Another very exciting role that I am looking forward to developing this year is as the EAL (English as a Second Language) Coordinator. This includes working closely with pupils and parents to make sure that all our families feel part of a valued community.
I qualified as a teacher in 2003 but I have been part of the school for nearly 20 years! I am currently teaching in Reception and I am also the SENCO. I enjoy reading, swimming and playing and listening to music.
I’m the Key Stage One Area Leader, and teacher of Class 6. I joined Bar Hill in September 2011 and have had a wonderful time getting to know all the children and staff here. I have previously taught in Key Stage One and Key Stage Two, in both single and mixed aged groups. I am responsible for Science in the school, and I also run an ICT club. I’m orginially from the North East, near Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, but moved to the area for university, after which I stayed down here and moved to St Ives.
I started at Bar Hill in September 2010 and really enjoy teaching in such a friendly and welcoming school! This year I am teaching Year 1, am the ICT Leader and International School Coordinator. Part of my International Coordinator role involved setting up our link with Atewase Primary School in Ghana and we are looking forward to developing this link more this year. Out of school I enjoy rowing and travelling to interesting places.
I joined Bar Hill School in 2010 and have managed to teach in every area of the school except Reception! I lead Music and RE in the school and also lead the school choir. This year I will be based in Class 4 teaching Year Two.
I have recently joined the infant team, teaching Year 1, after graduating from the University of Northampton. I am looking forward to getting to know all the children and staff at Bar Hill Primary school.
I started at Bar Hill in January 2000 but have been teaching since 1982. This year I’m Maths co-ordinator and Middles’ team leader. I teach Class 9 every morning. I live with my cat, Esmerelda, in Oakington. I taught for a long time in the Lake District but I grew up in Little Shelford and moved back to Cambridge to be nearer to my parents who still live there. Whenever I can, in my spare time, you’ll find me on the North York Moors Railway, where I’m learning how to become a station foreman!
I am really excited about teaching in the Middles and getting to know the staff and children in the school. I know from personal experience how the children of the school are valued and encouraged to achieve their full potential and I am looking forward to playing my part in the Middles team. In my spare time I enjoy reading and decorating cakes!
|David Hawkins (see above)|
I started working at Bar Hill Primary School in September 2007. I currently teach the Year Five class which I am really enjoying. I am responsible for History and geography in the school. I also run a High Fives Netball club. I enjoy spending time with my young son William. In my spare time I enjoy walking, reading, helping with Guides and cooking.
|Stephanie Tabram (see above)|