Meet the Team

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Miss Charles - Class Teacher

I am very excited to be going into my fifth year of teaching at St Matthew’s and over the moon to be returning as the Nursery class teacher. I feel very lucky to be able to share and support our youngest children at the beginning of their journey into ‘big school’. Starting school nursery for many young children (as well as many parents and carers) can often be very daunting as it is their first experience of new adults, environments and routines; it is my aim to make the transition into St Matthew’s as positive and happy as possible for everyone. Nursery is such a wonderful and unique time in a child’s life and I am looking forward to all of the amazing and fun experiences that we are going to share together over the next year! I have taught in Early Years for eight years and each day I am blown away by the magic, curiosity and imagination of such young children. It is a privilege to work with children who naturally show a thirst and love for learning.

About me! My favourite thing to do outside of school is spending time with my family. I have two young daughters with lots of energy who like nothing more than jumping in puddles and exploring outdoors. We spend lots of time going for walks in the woods or adventures in the park. When I have some time for myself, I love both cooking and crafting (not at the same time)! I am also attempting to teach myself to play a few songs on the piano; my aim is to be able to play Twinkle Twinkle Little Star!

St Matthew’s is an excellent place to work with an amazing team of people who will ensure you and your child feel welcomed into our school family. One of my favourite things about St Matthew’s is the fabulous outdoor space we have and the opportunities for learning this brings. I love watching the children enjoy the freedom of exploring and learning outside. I know that the year ahead is going to be fantastic and I cannot wait to meet you when you start in Nursery.

Mrs Bickmore - Teaching Assistant

I am very excited to be working with our Nursery children as they start their school journey at St Matthew’s. I can’t wait to have fun with them as they learn and develop their personalities, knowledge and skills.

I have been part of the St Matthew’s family for six years and feel very lucky to work with our amazing children and staff.

Outside of school, I enjoy growing my own vegetables, painting, Joe Wicks workouts, learning Welsh and spending time with my family and two cats, Frida and Jessie.

I’m really looking forward to seeing you when you start with us in Nursery!

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Class governor friend

This year, we are extremely pleased to introduce our ‘Class governor friends’. Your class governor friend is a member of the governing body, who will remain linked to your class throughout their time as a governor, moving through the school with you. They are looking forward to getting to know you all over the coming year!

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Emma Entwistle

My name is Emma Entwistle and I was originally a parent governor when my three children attended St Matthew’s. When they moved to high school, I became a foundation governor so that I could continue to support school. I am a teacher in a single-entry faith school in Salford and I am passionate about helping young people achieve their potential through education and ensuring children have the best opportunities to succeed in their lives.

When I became a governor at St Matthew’s I was keen to play a role in ensuring that all the children received the best possible education. The school has gone from strength to strength over the years and has worked to ensure that all the children can be the best they can be. School prepares each child to be able to make choices leading to happy, successful and fulfilling lives. In my role as a school governor, I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to contribute to the life of St Matthew’s.