Hi, I'm Gemma Ryan and I joined the school in February 2017. I work as a 1:1 teaching assistant in Ocean Class. Before joining the team at Shillingstone, I worked in a SEN school in various roles for nearly six years. I am part of a large extended family. I do not currently have any children but would like to have some in the future. I have many hobbies outside of school: I really enjoy baking yummy treats; reading pretty much anything; going to the cinema; taking photos as reminders of amazing days out; listening to music and going on road trips to music festivals.

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Hi, my name is Michelle Lowe. I joined the team at Shillingstone in September 2014 and was working as a 1:1 teaching assistant in Woodland Class. Since September 2016, I have been working in Jungle Class, supporting the Reception children in our school. Before joining Shillingstone, I previously worked as a teaching assistant in Blandford and have always thoroughly enjoyed working with children, watching them grow and develop over the years. I live in Blandford with my husband and two children, both of which are in Desert Class. Outside of school, I enjoy baking, cycling and spending time with my family. 

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kimwoodI have worked at Shillingstone Primary School since 2004, working in Key Stage 2 and more recently in Key Stage 1. During this time I have worked as a 1:1 teaching assistant with 2 different children. Since September 2013, I have moved to Woodland Class, supporting the younger children in the school. My daughters attended this school and are now both at University. I enjoy my job very much and work with some great people. Outside of school I enjoy cooking, gardening and cycling.

sallymoseleyHello! My name is Sally Moseley. At the moment I am working in Desert Class as a 1:1 teaching assistant, which is a role I very much enjoy. I joined Shillingstone School in September 2008, when I started in class 3. I have 3 children who spent their primary years at this school, one of whom has Special Needs. My outside interests include gardening, sports, cross stitch and walking my dog.

janetpooleI have been working as a Teaching Assistant here at Shillingstone Primary School since 1997, some of it in Class 3, more recently in Class 4 and now in Class 2. As well as supporting the children in Desert Class, I am also the ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) in the school. As I live in the village, many years before I was a pupil of the school myself and later my 4 children also attended Shillingstone School. My eldest grandson is now in Desert Class, in Year 6 and his brother is in Ocean Class, in Year 3. Their youngest brother is in Woodland Class. As you can see Shillingstone School has been part of my life for many years with many happy memories. My interest include: walking the dog, cycling, keeping fit and playing with my grandsons.


IMG 0118I moved to Shillingstone with my family in 2010 and joined the school in March 2011. I work as a teaching assistant, currently in Jungle Class and am a member of the PTA. My youngest daughter attended the school and is now at Sturminster Newton High School. It's a fabulous place to be, especially with the wonderful views we have here! I like anything arty! Outside of school, I enjoy cycling and walking my dog with my family.

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