Home Page

Year 5 Teachers and Teaching Assistants


Year Leader:

Mrs Spalding


Teaching Assistant:

Mrs Mungham

















Class Teacher:

Mr Lingden                                                         

I have been a teacher at Minterne for 2 years now and have enjoyed it thus far. I became a teacher for many reasons; the challenge and uncertainty it presents day to day; the holidays (love to travel); to have a positive impact on the children and their education, and the idea that I can try to make learning enjoyable and accessible to all in my class. I try to think outside the box, and like to be quite spontaneous in the classroom, to keep children engaged and interested in the topics that we learn.


One of the many things that I like to do in my spare time, is to read. I don’t have a favourite author or book, but do favour satirical and dystopian novels; 1984, Brave New World, Clockwork Orange. I also like anything by Kurt Vonnegut, and Catch- 22 is spectacular. I also enjoy running in the Blean Woods with my 4 lovely dogs, yes four -  Sirius, Loki, Remus & Severus.  It’s a great way to unwind in such a lovely setting.















Teaching Assistant: 

Mrs Hewson



















Class Teacher:

Mr Good


Hello! My name is Mr. Good and I am a teacher in Year 5. I have been at Minterne since 2014 and was also a pupil here many years ago! I love working here because new and exciting things happen all the time and it gives me the chance to help children achieve incredible things every day!


Before joining Minterne, I studied English and Creative Writing at Falmouth University in Cornwall, somewhere I love going back to visit during the summer! I like travelling around the world to visit interesting cities and finding out all about new places. I also like spending my free time reading in the park, jumping around at concerts and cooking in my kitchen. My heroes are Ernest Hemingway, Bill Murray and David Byrne.


Teaching Assistant:

Mrs Waghorn