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6 McKellen

Miss Stephens

Year Leader












Mrs Beer

Lead Teaching Assistant


I have worked at Minterne for a very long time! I started as a volunteer reader, when my youngest daughter was in year three.

Every year has been very different. I have enjoyed working with a variety of people including Mrs Hurst and Mrs Hadfield, when they were class teachers.


My hobbies cooking and entertaining people. My favourite books are Skellig and The Girl with Dragon Tattoo.I love listening to music, including Coldplay and George Michael.


I have been married to Mike for a very long time!  I have two daughters, Chloe and Abigail also two granddaughters, Betsy who is eighteen months old and Evie, who is three months old.


Mrs Ingram

Teaching Assistant







6 Lennon

Mrs Sugden

Class Teacher


I love Minterne so much I have been teaching here for nearly twenty years! My first teaching job was in Canterbury and since then I’ve taught all year groups from Year 1 to Year 6.


My favourite part of the school week is Singing Assembly, as singing is my absolute favourite thing to do. When the hall is filled with children singing it’s an amazing sound!


In my spare time I try to keep fit by cycling with my husband. We both have fold up bikes that we can put in the boot of the car or carry onto a train - so the world’s our oyster. I have two grown up daughters Ellie, and Issy and a very naughty dog called Charlie.




Mrs Glenn

Teaching Assistant













Mrs Duchesne

Teaching Assistant





6 Holmes

Mrs Smiley

Class Teacher








Mrs Beach

Class Teacher






Mrs Atkinson

Teaching Assistant













Mr Phillips

Teaching Assistant


Hello!  My name is Mr Phillips and I am a one to one TA and the Music Co-ordinator.  I also teach music in PPA lessons.  My favourite part of the school day is interacting with the children and getting to understand them better.


Outside of work I enjoy playing the drums.  I have been playing for 25 years and performed in many bands during that time.  Currently, I am performing in a local covers band.


I enjoy walking, exploring spooky places and testing myself scrambling up mountains in Snowdonia!