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Steve Symonds (Teaching Assistant)

Hi I’m Steve Symonds. After many years working in the Civil Service I decided to volunteer as a teaching assistant, was subsequently employed and have worked at three schools in the York area. I think Park Grove has a very welcoming and friendly atmosphere, which is very...
Posted On 31 Mar 2017

Louise Grainger (Teaching Assistant)

Hi everyone, I’m Louise Grainger and I have worked at Park Grove since February 2001 so it has become my second home! Previously I qualified as a Teaching Assistant at Osbaldwick Primary School but chose to leave to devote my working career to Park Grove.  My time here has...
Posted On 31 Mar 2017

Helen Old (Teaching Assistant)

I have worked at Park Grove for many years now and enjoy working in all classrooms and with small groups for interventions. In my spare time I enjoy walking and cycling and spending time with my family. Contact Mrs Old –...
Posted On 31 Mar 2017

Geri Durkin (Teaching Assistant)

Hi everyone, I am Geri Durkin. I work in Key Stage 2 as a teaching assistant. I have been at Park Grove since 2011. I support pupils with their English and Maths in the mornings, as well as supporting the class teacher. I also work with small groups of children to help them have...
Posted On 31 Mar 2017

Charlotte Platts (Teacher)

I am Miss Platts and have been a teacher here at Park Grove since 2015. I have a passion for teaching and learning and enjoy working with young people immensely, as everyday is different and there is always something to make you smile. As a creative individual I have a passion...
Posted On 31 Mar 2017

Giles Mastrelli (Teacher)

My name is Giles Mastrelli and I currently teach in Class 8.  I have worked at Park Grove School for seven years and have taught throughout Key Stage 2. I really enjoy working at Park Grove as this school has a lovely welcoming atmosphere with very helpful and enthusiastic...
Posted On 31 Mar 2017

Amy Canham (Teacher)

Hello I am Amy Canham and I joined the teaching staff at Park Grove Primary in September 2013 after teaching in Kingston Upon Hull. The children at Park Grove are very helpful, creative and well behaved in class. My aim is that children enjoy coming school and have fun whilst...
Posted On 31 Mar 2017

Jackie Thomas (Teaching Assistant)

Hi, I am Jackie Thomas. This is my second year in Class 1, before that I have worked in Class 2 and in Class 3. I really enjoy being in Class 1, working and playing with children in the Early Years Foundation Stage. All the children and staff are absolutely lovely and supportive....
Posted On 31 Mar 2017

Catherine Fitzgerald (Teaching Assistant)

Hello, my name is Catherine Fitzgerald and I am a Teaching Assistant in Class 3.  I realised I had a passion for working with children and have taken several courses in the subject, including a specialist SEN one which included a placement as St. Wilfrid’s Primary School which I...
Posted On 31 Mar 2017

Christine Shelton (Teaching Assistant)

My name is Christine Shelton and I have been a TA at Park Grove for many, many years (pre-fire). I have worked in all classes over the years but at present work in Class 3 with Mr Gardiner. Over the years I have helped children with their artwork and find it amazing what...
Posted On 31 Mar 2017

Laura Savoia (Teaching Assistant)

Hello, my name is Laura Savoia and I have been working as a teaching assistant at Park Grove since 2003, initially as a volunteer when my daughter started school.  I achieved HLTA status in 2012 and work as a TA in class 4, also covering PPA time in class 2 and 4 when I teach...
Posted On 31 Mar 2017

Aimee Thomas (Teacher)

My name is Aimee Thomas and I am the Class 4 teacher. I have lived in York all my life but spent three years studying at University in Scarborough. I have always wanted to be a teacher from a young age and I love planning exciting and engaging lessons for my class.The experience...
Posted On 31 Mar 2017

Will Gardiner (Teacher)

Hi, my name is Will Gardiner and I am the Class 3 teacher. I’m very proud to say that I was born and raised in this brilliant city and have lived here all my life.  I love working at Park Grove because of the overwhelmingly friendly nature and ethos of the school. My aim is to...
Posted On 31 Mar 2017

Deborah Carr-Brion (Teacher)

My name is Deborah Carr-Brion. I am originally from Bolton, near Manchester, but have lived in the York area for since completing my training in Scarborough. I live in a small town to the north of York with my husband.     I have taught at this school for many years and now have...
Posted On 31 Mar 2017

Lynn Bilton (Teacher)

Hi, I’m Lynn Bilton and I am the Class 5 teacher. I have previously worked in Class 2 with EYFS/KS1 children. I really enjoy working with this age group as they are so enthusiastic and we never have a dull day! I am a great believer in making all lessons as interactive as...
Posted On 31 Mar 2017

Natalie Slater (Children and Family Support Worker/Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)

My name is Natalie Slater and I have worked at Park Grove Primary since September 2011. I am a Higher Level Teaching Assistant providing in-class support for children with Special Educational Needs. In addition to this, I provide teaching cover, as and when required and every...
Posted On 31 Mar 2017

Liz Martindale (Assistant SENDCO/Children and Family Support Worker/Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)

Hi, my name is Liz Martindale and I work in the Pupil Support Team at Park Grove School. I have worked at the school since 2009 and all my own children attended Park Grove. I used to work as a medical underwriter for an insurance company but left to be at home with m...
Posted On 31 Mar 2017

Gary Stoner (Site Manager)

Hello, my name is Gary Stoner the Site Manager for the school with responsibility for the day to day maintenance and upkeep of the school and its grounds. Contact Mr Stoner – g.stoner@ebor.academy
Posted On 31 Mar 2017

Claire Dykes (Office Staff)

Hello! My name is Claire Dykes. I work in the School Office two days a week on a Tuesday and Friday. I joined the team in November 2014. The office is really busy, but I enjoy a challenge!!. All the staff are so friendly and helpful at Park Grove and we have a great office team!...
Posted On 31 Mar 2017

Sarah Embleton (Office Staff, Librarian, MSA)

Hi, my name is Sarah Embleton and I have worked at Park Grove since 2006. I have 3 roles in school: I work 4 mornings in the office, 2 afternoons in the library and I am also a midday supervisor. When I am not in school I like to spend time with my family and friends.  I have a...
Posted On 31 Mar 2017