Meet our staff
We have some great people working here at St Peter and St Paul, from a variety of backgrounds with experience in many areas. In addition to teachers the school has teaching assistants, midday supervisors and administration support, all of which help the school day run more smoothly.
Miss Smith is our Headteacher who loves to go scuba diving in her holidays and can often be seen in classrooms seeing what and how we are learning. She likes to teach and teaches every afternoon all over school!
Miss Smith expects everyone in school to treat each other with respect and wants everyone to reach their potential. She loves singing and runs the school choir and teaches us all new songs to sing. Miss Smith leads worship and asks us lots of questions too. She cares about us but expects us all to try our best and never give up.
Sometimes she gets wacky ideas for new things – you never know what’s next, you just have to wait and see!
Reception / Foundation Stage
Reception teacher, Mrs Gould, is best known for going to work to have fun and play!
She is proud Mummy to Emily and calls all the children she teaches “her babies” (even when they are almost ready for Year 1!)
She loves to sing and in her youth was an award winning dancer. These days 5-a-day.tv is her favourite way to “boogie”.
Mrs Gould’s first teaching post was way back in 1992. So she’s even taught some of Burgh School’s Parents!
I’m the Year 1 teacher and I have been teaching at Burgh School for 15 years. I have taught Year 1 for two years and before that I taught Foundation Stage. I have good knowledge of the EYFS and this helps me to understand the learning needs of our younger children as they move to Year 1.
I try to be an encouraging and helpful teacher and do my best to make lessons in Year 1 fun!
Out of school I love exciting days out with my own son and spending time exploring new places in my caravan.
Mrs Kirk is funny, caring and very kind. She helps us to learn in fun ways.
She is friendly and tries not to shout! Mrs Kirk always solves any problems we have if we tell her.
She loves to sing – especially when we have a spelling test. Mrs Kirk is in charge of DT in school.
Miss Millman is our lovely Year 4 teacher.
If she is not in a good mood (which doesn’t happen very often!) you’d better do as you are told.
She is polite and helpful. She is always a good friend to other staff. She has a secret stash of chocolate and loves to bake.
Miss Millman is in charge of History and Geography in school.
According to the children … Mrs Walton is super smiley, jolly, kind, caring and scary at times!
Mrs Walton has high expectations and sets firm boundaries. She is encouraging and has high aspirations for each and every child. She loves her job!
Year 6 and Deputy Head
Small minds discuss people, average minds discuss events and great minds discuss ideas. Really great minds discuss Mathematics!
Or so says Mr. Hurdman anyway. Other acceptable discussion topics include F1, Portsmouth FC and Coventry Bees speedway team. The list of unacceptable topics is headed by temperamental IT equipment!
Mr. Hurdman believes that every child should make the most of their one chance at school, so children in his class are encouraged to aim for perfection. Although this itself may not be achievable, by doing so they are more likely to achieve excellence!
PPA and Management time cover
Mrs Arnold always loses her glasses! She is very funny and has a good sense of humour.
She used to teach Year 3 then she taught lots of different classes last year as well as intervention groups. This year she is one of our Year 3 teachers (because we have two classes) and has been at Burgh School since 2001. She is also really good at Art!