Meet Our Staff

 Our Teachers

 Miss King – Head Teacher

Miss S KingI am Miss King and I am very proud to be the Head Teacher of the school.  I have been a member of the teaching profession for over 20 years now in a variety of roles and always wanted to be a teacher from the age of 5!  I have been Head Teacher at The John Moore Primary School for 9 years and the most exciting part of my role is to see pupils enjoying exciting learning opportunities and to be able to celebrate their learning successes with them.

Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my young niece and nephew and singing in a local Community Choir.

Mrs Laing – Acting Head Teacher


Mr Blakey-  Deputy Head Teacher and Part Time Year 5 Teacher

I am Mr Blakey and I am the Deputy Head Teacher. I also teach the Year 5 class on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. I lead the KS2 team and mathematics across the whole school. I have been a teacher for nearly 20 years and really enjoy working with children to foster their love and enjoyment of learning as they strive to do their best. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, photography and amateur dramatics.



Mrs Philcox – Inclusion Manager

I am Mrs Philcox and I am the Inclusion Manager. My job is to look after the children with Special Educational Needs and/or disabilities. This includes children who are gifted and talented as well as children who need a bit of extra support to ensure that they make progress in school.  Part of my job is to set up the interventions that take place in our school – these groups are designed to enable children to make rapid progress in a small group or 1:1 situation. I teach some of these groups. I have always wanted to be a teacher and I love my job! Outside of school, I love to read and enjoy eating the cakes that Mrs Alderman bakes and brings into the staffroom!

Mrs Alderman –  Part Time Teacher in Year 1 and Foundation Stage Leader

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I am Mrs Alderman and I teach the Year 1  class on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. As well as being a teacher I have other responsibilities at the school which include Foundation Stage leader, AfA Champion and Forest School Leader. I love teaching at the school and really enjoy the fact that no two days are the same and there is always something new to be discovered. Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my family and baking cakes for others!


Miss Wyer – Teacher in Reception

My name is Miss Wyer and I teach the Reception class. I have a love of teaching in the Early Years. I love seeing the rapid progress in learning to read and write that children in the Reception year make. I am really enjoying my time at The John Moore Primary School. I am also currently responsible for DT and Art and Design across the school. Outside of school, I love borrowing a dog for a walk or cooking up something sweet in my kitchen.


 Mrs Johnson – Part Time Teacher Year 1

My name is Mrs Johnson and I teach Year 1 on Wednesday afternoons, Thursdays and Fridays.  I love being around children and watching them learn, as I learn with them! Every day is different and exciting, which is why I enjoy my job so much.  When I’m not at school I enjoy spending as much time as I can with my little boy and family – especially cooking  for them.



Mrs Williams – Teacher Year 2 and Key Stage 1 Leader

Hi I’m Mrs Williams and I thoroughly enjoy being a teacher, supporting children with learning opportunities so they can be the best they can be. I am the Key Stage 1 Leader and class teacher in Year 2, having previously taught in Worcestershire for 21 years. I am really excited about working at The John Moore Primary School. I also have the responsibility of MFL and International Links. Outside school I enjoy spending time with my daughter, reading, painting and going to the cinema when I can!

Mrs Hodgson – Part Time Teacher Year 3HC

My name is Mrs Hodgson.  I am a part-time teacher and I teach in Year 3HC with Mrs Cadman. We have two class teaching assistants, Mrs Holtham and Miss Ryan. I work on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. I am responsible for leading Phonics and Music throughout the school. I have worked at this school for over 12 years.  When I am not at work I enjoy spending time with my family.  My hobbies include running, reading and going for country walks.


 Mrs Cadman – Part Time Teacher Year 3HC

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My name is Mrs Cadman. I am a part-time teacher, teaching in Year 3HC with Mrs Hodgson. I have worked at The John Moore Primary School for over 10 years. I am responsible in school for Personal, Social, Health Education and Citizenship (PSHCE) and Healthy Schools. When I am not working, my two children keep me very busy! I enjoy spending time with my family in the outdoors, going for walks or visiting beaches. When I get spare time, I enjoy listening to a variety of music, running and swimming.


Mrs Foster – Teacher Year 3F

Hello, My name is Mrs Foster and I teach Year 3F. I enjoy teaching Year 3 and having lots of fun with our learning. I also have other jobs in school including taking responsibility for History and Geography. Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. When I am not busy at school or with my family I also like to paint and draw, play squash and go to the gym.


Miss Stephens – Teacher Year 4

I am Miss Stephens and I am the Y4 teacher. I have taught for ten years and am very excited to have joined The John Moore Primary School this year. In school, I am also responsible for PE. Outside of school, I spend lots of time with my friends and family. I also run and like being active. I have completed 4 half marathons, including one in Tewkesbury.


Mrs Hathaway – Part Time Year 5 Teacher

6M5A9107My name is Mrs Hathaway and I have worked at The John Moore Primary School for over 10 years. Currently I am a part time teacher, working on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. I teach Year 5 with Mr Blakey.  I am also responsible for English  and absolutely love to see the development of children’s writing as they progress through the school. On a Monday and Tuesday I teach in Year 5 and on a Wednesday I teach intervention groups from across the school.  Outside of school, my two young children  keep me very busy. I have always had a love of animals especially dogs and horses, although I now tend to watch equestrian competitions rather than entering them!

Miss Man – Teacher Year 6


I am Miss Man and I teach the Year 6 class. I joined The John Moore Primary School in September 2014. I’ve lived in Hong Kong for a few years and while over there, I traveled to New Zealand  and did a tandem skydive over Lake Taupo. Outside of school, I enjoy trips to the cinema and I like to sample different cuisines.



Miss Madge – Part Time Teacher

Miss J MadgeMy role in the school is a P.P.A. teacher, which means that when the class teacher has time out of the classroom to plan, prepare and assess,  I step in. Before settling at John Moore, I worked as a class teacher, first in Yorkshire, in Knaresborough and Leeds, and then in Italy, in Padua and Milan.The best part about my current job is that I work with all the age groups and I enjoy watching the children’s development as they move through the school. When I am not in school, I enjoy going out and about with my family and friends and I especially enjoy everything and anything to do with Italy.


 Mrs Bates – Part Time Teacher


My name is Mrs Bates and I joined The John Moore Primary School in September 2014 as a PPA Teacher. I really enjoy working in different classes and teaching children of all different ages. My favourite subject is music and I love singing and playing the piano. I also like going running in my spare time. My husband, my son and I recently moved to Cheltenham from London where I was a teacher for 7 years, so we like to spend the weekends exploring our new local area.


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