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Year 5 Teachers and TAs

Miss Philo, Farah Teacher and Year 5 Leader


"Hello! I'm Miss Philo, Farah Class teacher and Year 5 Leader. I am really excited to welcome you to Year 5 and I know that we are all going to have a brilliant year together! 


I have been a teacher for quite a few years now and am lucky to have worked in Years 1, 3, 4 and 5, spending many happy years doing the job I love. My favourite lessons to teach are English and History and I also enjoy helping out with athletics club after school. 


Outside of school, I am happiest when beside the sea. I am lucky to live right by the beach, so you will often find me there, come rain or shine. I also love baking, going on long walks outdoors and, of course, shopping!"

















Mrs Waghorn, Farah TA


My name is Mrs Waghorn and I am the Teaching Assistant in Farah class. I  really enjoy working in Year 5 and can’t wait to work with you all. My favourite thing about Year 5 is the Christmas play! I love getting to make the props with the children and using LOTS of glitter!! When I am not at work I like to watch Disney films with my family and I love to go shopping with
my 2 daughters. I also like looking after my 2 Guinea Pigs.



Mrs Gray, Shakespeare Teacher


Hello, I am Mrs Gray and I have been at Minterne for a few years now. I have worked in year 4 and now, currently, a teacher in year 5. 

I really enjoy teaching and have worked across different ages and schools for over 10 years! 

I am also in charge of PE here at Minterne, which I love! I play netball myself and love keeping active and fit. I think it goes without saying that my favourite subject to teach is PE! 

I am a busy bee and when I am not at work, I am running around looking after my own children! 

Mrs Kirby, Shakespeare Teacher






Mrs Attwood, Shakespeare TA


"Hi I'm Mrs Attwood and have worked at Minterne for many years over all of the year groups.  I enjoy helping the children with their learning and watching them in their productions which they perform throughout the year.


Outside of work, I run a lot and have run the London Marathon twice, I also like to watch my son play football and spend time with my family and our dog."

Mrs Webb, Adele Teacher


"Hello I am Mrs Webb, one of the Year 5 teachers. I have worked at Minterne for a really long time across all of the year groups but Year 5 is my favourite (sshhh don’t tell the others!) We learn about lots of fun and exciting topics and read some amazing books. My favourite lesson to teach is maths and I love a fun science experiment too. In my spare time I enjoy getting out and about with my dog and I love a holiday in the sunshine with my own children."

Ms Ambury, Adele TA


"So here goes!

1. I have two dogs called Maple and Marshall who I love to walk.

2. I am happiest with a football at my feet!

3. I love fast cars, fast planes and fast bikes. One day I would love my own motorbike!

4. My five year old daughter says I am best at ironing and hoovering!

5. I love being a bit silly and doing things with a smile because it makes you feel better!" 

Miss Holsten, Adele TA


I am Miss Holsten. I'm a teaching assistant in Adele. I have worked at Minterne for about 8 months now, but I love it!  I love helping the children with their learning; everyday there is something new to learn, even for me.  When I am not in school, I love taking my own children out on lots of adventures, and watching Disney films with lots and lots of popcorn!