meet the reception staff

Mrs Norris – Reception Teacher

Hello! My name is Claire Norris and I have been working at Dovecote since it opened.  I have three children who keep me busy when I am not at school.  I love cats and we currently have one.  I am learning ballet.  I am a complete beginner but it’s lots of fun!  I also play football which I really enjoy. I am the Reception teacher but I also work with Nursery children as well. I’m looking forward to all the exciting things we are going to do together.  

Mrs Harris – Early Years Lead/Assistant Head

Hi, I’m Catherine Harris. I Have been teaching for twelve years. I am the Early Years Leader and one of the Assistant heads. I love teaching Early years and fostering a love of learning from a young age. Most of all I love having lots of fun with the children. 

I have just come back to work after Maternity leave. I have a gorgeous baby boy who has just turned one. He is a little ball of energy and keeps me on my toes. If there was an Olympic crawling race towards something you shouldn’t touch he would definitely win!

I have two cats: Tinkerbell and Willow. They are both rescue cats. Tink likes to talk to you; she can be a bit grumpy and thinks she is the boss. She does have a soft side and has the occasional cuddle. Willow loves people, food, hair bobbles and playing fetch.  I have always been sporty and have played netball for twenty-three years. I still love it! I am looking forward to finding out more about the children and learning about their interests, hobbies and achievements this year.

Miss Archer

Hello! My name is Miss Archer. I am currently working in the Foundation unit as well as in Butterfly House with children with additional needs. I am a mum to four children so I am kept very busy doing lots of fun things, making memories. In my spare time I enjoy going to concerts and love going to watch theatre shows. 

Mrs Watson

Hello! My name is Kerry Watson I will be supporting children in the Foundation Unit. I have three boys, a dog and a cat. I enjoy visiting my sister in Spain and caravanning on the east coast.

Mrs Sharratt

Hello, my name is Jo Sharratt and I will be supporting children in the Foundation Unit on Mondays. I have two grown up, sporty boys…. Oliver and Josh. I enjoy swimming, reading and watching my boys play cricket.

Mrs Kendrick

My name is Mrs Kendrick. I have worked at Dovecote for nearly three years. I have worked in Nursery and Reception and I am excited to be in both this year.

I am a mum to four boys who keep me very busy! in my spare time I enjoying walking and going to our caravan in Norfolk.

Mrs Yates

Hi, I’m Mrs Yates. I have previously worked in most year groups in school and the Butterfly House. I came back to Early Years last year and I love it! I have three children, two of whom are at secondary school. I have a pet dog named Roxy and a pet tortoise called Flash.  I love spending time with my family and going on walks and doing things with my children.

Mrs Mullen – Nursery Teacher

When I’m not busy teaching Year 6, I’m with my large family! I have 4 children. Joe who is 16, Ben who is 13 and my twins, Ruth and Will who are 10. Weekends are full of taking the children to activities such as football and kayaking. We also host big Sunday dinners! Our house is full to the brim and always very noisy!

Mrs Wilson – Level 3 Support & Early Years Family Support

Hello! My name is Mrs Wilson and I’ve worked in the Foundation Stage for five years. I am also the family support worker for Early Years and Key Stage 1, as well as Language Lead, where I support with early language, communication and speech.  When I’m not at school I enjoy going on trips out with my little boy and his daddy.  I like to spend time with my family and seeing friends, playing games and watching films on TV.  We have eight cats at the moment as we have rescued them from our garden.  They all keep us busy with feeding time as well as play time.  Three of them will be re-homed soon. 

Mrs Dale

Hello, my name is Mrs Dale and I work with children in the Foundation Stage Unit over lunch and in the afternoons.  In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and going away in our caravan.

Miss Morrell

Hello! My name is Miss Morrell and I have been working at Dovecote for seven years. I currently work in the Foundation Stage Unit and Butterfly House. In my spare time, I enjoy spending my time with my family and friends and taking my dog on adventurous walks.

Mrs Commander

I work in Year 1 and Reception.  Outside of school, I like watching Liverpool and love spending time with my grandchildren.