Suzanne Bettles

I recently joined the St John's Meads School community after working in a primary school in St-Leonard's for 5 years, where I taught in Key Stage 1 and 2, led Key Stage 1 and Phonics and volunteered as a Staff Governor. I have had such a wonderful welcome to the school from the pupils, parents and staff and already feel a great sense of belonging to this warm community.

I enjoy all of the subjects that I teach but I especially enjoy English and RE. My favourite Bible passage is Galatians 5:22-23 "the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control." These are attributes that I actively seek to model and encourage in the children that I work with.

In my spare time, I am usually either working on my allotment, knitting up something cosy or sewing something special to wear. I also enjoy supporting our local rugby team too!

Katherin Weeks

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I grew up in North London and moved to Sussex with my family approximately 15 years ago. I have been a parent governor at a school in Bexhill-on-Sea and was a staff governor at my previous school. I enjoy running, reading and crafting.

Harriet Mackie-Savage

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Having previously taught in two other East Sussex primary schools and across key stage one and two I have always been impressed with the warm and welcoming nature of St John's Meads. As I begin my third year I have the privilege of teaching Year 5, which I am greatly looking forward to.

Additionally, I have taken on the role of English lead as well as continuing to lead History and Philosophy and co-ordinating trips and events. These are all subjects which I am passionate about and I'm looking forward to continuing to develop these areas; building on pupils' interests throughout the school and ensuring that all pupils' have the best possible exposure to an engaging and creative curriculum. I believe that foundation subjects, as well as core subjects, are crucial when developing lifelong learners and allowing children to develop and realise their potential.

Lucy Tullett

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I have been at St John’s Meads for five years now, teaching in both Key Stage One and Key Stage Two. It is a fantastic place to work, with enthusiastic staff and children who love to learn.

This year I will be Art & Design and Geography co-ordinator, promoting creativity and outdoor learning opportunities for all children within the school. We have the wonderful beach and downs just around the corner.

In my free time, I enjoy running, watching football and baking sweet treats!

Chloe Lever

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I am currently in my fifth year of teaching at St. Johns, having had the privilege of being a previous pupil, a student teacher and an NQT. I am very fortunate to work in such a wonderful school, where the children are encouraged and inspired to be the best they can be. I have very fond special memories of my time as a pupil and would love for the children I teach to look back and have the same. St. Johns offers exciting and creative learning opportunities inside and outside the classroom. In Reception we love to use our outdoor area when learning and exploring and we are very lucky to be able to use the surrounding areas of the beach and downs too! I look forward to another fantastic year at St Johns.

Molly Phipps

Having recently just completed my teacher training at The University of Chichester and I am very excited to join the team at St John’s Meads this year as the new Year 1 teacher.

I am looking forward to getting to know the school community and to help the children flourish in their learning and as people. My favourite subjects are Science and Drama, and I enjoy incorporating the active aspect of these subjects into my teaching. I have also performed in a number of pantomimes throughout the years, I feel this has influenced my style of teaching as I like to make learning fun and exciting.

In my free time I enjoy going to concerts and the cinema. My favourite animal is a sloth, hence why our class mascot is Sid the sloth!