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Teaching Assistants

Our teaching assistants come from a wide range of backgrounds and have an equally wide range of skills. They include one with HLTA qualifications (Higher Level). They provide a range of support throughout the school from assisting individual children with special needs to general classroom support and small group work. They support all the curriculum areas as well as providing specialist skills in speech therapy, science, gardening, recycling, cooking; sport; art & craft and music. They are an invaluable asset to our school and a key part of the pastoral system.

Mrs Newns

Mrs Newns has lived in Wotton for sixteen years and  has worked at The British School for seven years. She is married with three children who have all attended The British School.  She particularly enjoys helping the children to be more creative and loves getting messy with the Reception children!  She is the Curriculum Lead for the Kindergarten Committtee.  Outside school her interests are reading, walking her dog Roxy and watching her children in various sporting events.

Mrs Jackson

Mrs Jackson has worked at The British School for twenty years in both KS1 and KS2. She has been married for 28 years and has three grown up daughters. In her spare time she enjoys reading, walking and swimming..

Mrs Symanowski

Mrs Symanowski has  lived in Kingswood, Wotton under Edge, for seven years with her husband and three children. She began working in her children’s Primary School as a parent helper when her youngest son started school 6 years ago, during which time she trained to be a teaching assistant. She has been working at The British School since January 2013. Outside of school she enjoys running and supporting her children in their many activities!

Mrs Butler

Mrs Butler began by helping in the school as a volunteer when her children were small and she enjoyed it so much that she trained to become a teaching assistant. She enjoys walking, going to the cinema, running and spending time with her husband and four children.

Mrs Sutton

Mrs Sutton has lived in Wotton for two years with her husband and three children, She previously worked in a secondary school in Hampshire, with KS3 and KS4 children, as a Learning Support Assistant. After having a career break, to bring up her children, she began volunteering in her sons year 2 class and enjoyed it so much she decided she would like to work as a Teaching Assistant in a Primary School. Outside of School she enjoys spending  time with Family and friends. She particularly enjoys photography and hiking.

Mrs McTear

I have lived in Wotton since 2014, and my own children started at the school not long after. I have worked with children for long time in wide range of different roles including teaching English to Japanese and Korean children, as a childminder for over 7 years as well as completing a PGCE and supply teaching before having my family.  

I love to be outdoors in nature– walking and swimming. I love my role as forest school teacher at the school and being able pass on my love of nature! 

Louisa Hopkins

Louisa has lived in Wotton and Kingswood for 50 years and is a former Pupil of The British School. She is married with two grown up children. Louisa has been working with SEND children for 9 years. Louisa's own child has a disability and has represented Team GB for Archery in the Para Olympics. Louisa enjoys spending time with her family and supporting them in their many sporting activities. 

Mrs Campbell

Mrs Campbell moved to the area in 2018 with her husband and two children. She has had experience working with and supporting schools, children and their families around North Bristol, achieving the Young People Friendly Bernardo's Award for her drop in service and health promotion. In her spare time she loves walking, going for adventures with her little ones, reading and arts and craft. 

Mrs Graupner-Tremaine

Mrs Graupner-Tremaine moved to Wotton in 2022 with her husband and two children and joined The British School shortly after. She is passionate about working with children and has experience of EYFS, KS1 and KS2 having previously worked at a Primary School in Thornbury. 
She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, camping and baking and has two cats (Steve and Maximus) and two rabbits (Jace and Faun).