Hello, I'm Mrs Spalding and I am Minterne's SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator).
I have had lots of different roles at Minterne - parent volunteer, Teaching Assistant, ICT Teacher, Class Teacher and Y3/Y5 Leader - but the SENCO role is something that I have wanted to work towards for many years. I am passionate about being a SENCO - it is so rewarding as I really enjoy being able to help the children in our school who might need a little extra support. I love getting to know all of the children that I work with and it is a pleasure to be able to be there to help them.
When I am not in school, you'll often find me at the cinema - I go almost every weekend - you can imagine how excited I was when Sittingbourne's new cinema opened. My other favourite thing to do is to go camping - I really like the Isle of Wight as there are so many beaches to visit and I try to get there in the summer holidays.
If you see me around at Minterne, I really like to say hello or give a little smile or wave - it brightens my day when children smile back!
Computing and Online Safety
Hello! I'm Mrs Gaze and I teach Computing and Online Safety to all classes at Minterne. I am lucky enough to be able to teach some classes for other subjects during the week as well. I have been teaching for about 30 years, including secondary schools and primary schools in London and Kent.
Outside of school life, I am an avid cross stitcher, but also love photography, camping and travelling with my family. But, wherever I go, there will always be a cross stitch project packed in my bag.
I have 4 pets including the latest addition to the family - a bearded collie puppy we call Bowie!