At Robert Arkenstall we have an open door policy and are always happy to speak to parents and carers. Usually a small matter can be discussed promptly at the start of the school day. KS1 staff are on the playground each day meeting children as they arrive. KS2 staff are available if you pop into school. The office will do their best to find the relevant person quickly.
You can also get an instant message to KS2 staff via Class Dojo.
However you will appreciate that sometimes it is better to book an appointment at a convenient time for both parties; teachers are always happy to call you by phone or put a time in the diary when they can give their attention to any issues.
Please see your child's class page to meet the teaching team who work with the children.
Deputy Headteacher and Year 5/6 Class Teacher (Jupiter Class)
Deputy Headteacher in 2016. He is one of our safeguarding child protection officers and sits on the SMT.
Mr Fisher co-ordinates assessment across the school and is the school's Pupil Premium lead.
He shares the teaching in Jupiter class with Mrs Nock and is in class on Thursdays and Fridays.
KS1 Leader, SENDco and Year 2 Class Teacher (Comet class)
KS2 Leader and Year 5/6 Class Teacher (Neptune Class)
many years currently teaching in Neptune class. Mrs Jaworski leads the team of teachers in Key Stage 2 and is part of the SMT.
PPA Cover Teacher KS1 (Star Class and Sun Class)
and is currently one of our PPA cover teachers in KS1. Mrs Sharpe teaches on a Tuesday and a Wednesday. She has subject responsibility for Art and particularly enjoys sharing the children’s amazing creative ideas.
PPA Cover Teacher KS1 & KS2
and Key Stage 1. She has responsibility for PE across school having been a very active and dedicated swimmer in a former life!
Year 1/2 Class teacher (Moon Class)
Year 2 Class teacher (Comet Class)
years and currently job shares with Mrs Gale teaching in Comet class on Thursday – Friday. Mrs Allen loves getting her wellies on to go outdoors with the children.
Year 3 Class teacher (Mercury Class)
in Mercury class, where he brings learning to life through his love of film and music. Mr Carless is a keen sportsman and enjoys art too. He is the English lead.
Year 3/4 Class Teacher (Earth Class)
Year 3/4 Earth Class out in our mobile classroom. She is the school's maths lead.
She also enjoys swimming and designing her classroom - you will catch her in the pool or shopping for her classroom resources at the weekend!
Early Years Foundation Stage (Sun Class)
Miss Hew-Martin joined us in 2017 in KS2 to teach Year 4 and is now enjoying a new role as EYFS teacher in Sun class.
She is a home grown teacher having previously attended Robert Arkenstall Primary as a pupil. She loves sharing new picture books with the children. When she is not at school she enjoys trips to the cinema and in the holidays is a keen traveller - she has visited Mexico and Malaysia and her next stop is India!
Year 5/6 Class Teacher (Mars Class)
Mr Hodge joined Robert Arkenstall in 2013 and teaches Year 5/6 in Mars Class. With a background in I.T. and a love of sport, he unsurprisingly leads both Computing and P.E. Within these roles, he's been working to ensure that all our e-safety planning and policies are up-to-date and that we have plenty of sporting events to attend.
Mr Hodge also loves a game of bingo and he can regularly be found calling out the balls (often whilst dressed in an absurd costume).
Year R/1 Class Teacher (Star Class)
Music Specialist and PPA Cover
cover teacher in years 3 and 4. She teaches music to all pupils, leads singing practise, runs the choir and teaches recorder to huge numbers of children. Each year she supports the school productions and leads our amazing Spring Music concert, accompanying many of the children herself.
Year 1/2 Teacher (Moon Class)
Year 5/6 Teacher (Jupiter Class)