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East Preston Infant School

East Preston Infant School

Teaching Assistants

Mrs Watson - Y2 Teaching Learning Assistant

Mrs Watson is one of our Teaching Learning Assistants working in Year 2.  She enjoys being outside playing games with the children at lunchtime.

Likes – Hot days in the garden and watching her children go-karting.

Dislikes – Snow and an untidy house.

Mrs Houghton - Y2 Teaching Learning Assistant

Mrs Houghton is a Teaching Learning Assistant in Y2 and started at East Preston Infant School in September 2015.  She has previously worked in Early years for many years and loves watching children learn and develop.

Likes - Dancing, running, reading and listening to music.

Dislikes - Frogs!

Mrs Boult - YR Teaching Learning Assistant

Mrs Boult is a Teaching Learning Assistant. She has worked with children for over 22 years.

Likes - Going to Brownies, chocolate and reading Danielle Steel books.

Dislikes - Frogs and messy bedrooms.

Mrs Wallace - YR Teaching Learning Assistant

Mrs Wallace is a Teaching Learning Assistant.  

Likes - Walks in the countryside with her family, drinking tea and reading

Dislikes - Spiders and heights

Miss Brooks - YR Teaching Learning Assistant

Miss Brooks is a Teaching Learning Assistant in YR.

Likes - Horse riding, chocolate, dancing and her two children

Dislikes - Spiders, rudeness and the train gates

Mrs O'Keefe - Y1 Teaching Learning Assistant 

Mrs O'Keefe is a Learning Support Assistant she joined our school in November 2015.

Likes - Children (especially babies), baking, sewing, vintage clothes, walks in spring sunshine, daffodils, Mr Whippy ice cream, Philip Schofield and dancing round the kitchen.

Dislikes - Getting up in the morning, being cold, bad manners and being on my own.

Mrs Chilvers - Year 2 Teaching Learning Assistant

Mrs Chilvers is a Learning Support Assistant. She worked in a local pre-school for 3 years before joining our school in November 2015. She also worked with children for many years before having two children of her own.

Likes - Spending time with her family, chocolate, warm weather and reading.

Dislikes - Cold and wet days, rudeness, lateness and coffee.

Mrs Tapping - YR Teaching Learning Assistant 

Mrs Tapping is a Teaching Learning Assistant.

Likes - Walking in the woods, cake and disney

Dislikes - Woodlice, armadillos and runner beans

Mrs Wheatley - Learning Mentor 

Mrs Wheatley is our Learning Mentor working across all year groups. She is qualified with a degree in primary education and has a background working with early years.

Likes - butterflies, reading novels and watching films.

Dislikes - Spiders and fish

Mrs Finn - Y1 Teaching Learning Assistant

Mrs Finn is a Teaching Learning Assistant in Y1.

Likes - Cats, reading and walking

Dislikes - Heights, being late and spiders

Miss Loosemore - Y1 Teaching Learning Assistant  

Miss Loosemore is a Teaching Learning Assistant in Y1.  She joined us in November

Likes:  Long walks with the family, chocolate and Christmas.

Dislikes:  Spiders, heights and bad manners.

Mrs Gingell - Y2 Teaching Learning Assistant 

Mrs Gingell is a Teaching Learning Assistant in Y2.  She has worked in Primary Schools as a Teaching Learning Assistant since 2012.

Likes - Netball, the beach, her three children and Julia Donaldson.

Dislikes – Bad manners, lateness and slimy things.

Mrs West - Year 2 Teaching Learning Assistant 

Mrs West works as a Teaching Learning Assistant in Year 2. 

Likes – Walking her dog on the beach, chocolate and Coronation Street

Dislikes - Unkind people, beetroot and people who drop litter