Rebecca Vodden-Page is a teacher at Barrow Hill Primary school. Barrow Hill is a small school with 88 pupils on roll. She has worked there since April 2015. Rebecca is the lead teacher for maths as well as the lead teacher for Computing. Since joining Barrow Hill Rebecca has had the opportunity to support other members of staff, lead a workshop at a maths conference and support other school within the local community. Rebecca is also chair of governors at a school in Chesterfield.
Prior to working at Barrow Hill Rebecca worked at an outstanding school in Rotherham for 8 years, working across all key stages and leading ICT.
Rebecca began her teaching career working in several schools as a supply teacher. She then settled into a permanent position at a large primary school in Derbyshire in 2004.
Rebecca has worked alongside other leaders to develop the use of ICT across all curriculum areas. She has been part of a team that has implemented and adapted a creative curriculum making it purposeful and engaging for children. She prides herself on having a passion for teaching and learning and supporting others to achieve their full potential.
Sarah Cooper is the Reception Class Teacher and Foundation Curriculum manger at Bolsover Infant and Nursery School. It is a larger than the average-sized infant school.
She began her teaching career at Bolsover Infant and Nursery School as an NQT in 2007 working in Key Stage 1. She now works in the Foundation Stage Unit, which currently has 74 Reception children on roll.
She has a particular interest in the teaching of phonics and has lead training sessions on how to plan and teach outstanding phonics lessons.
Sarah is currently leading a research project on ‘fabulous phonics’ where she is collaborating with other schools in identifying what the best way of teaching phonics is.
Tracey Fieldsend is the Deputy Head Teacher of Bolsover Infant & Nursery School. There are 309 pupils in the school. She was trained in Derbyshire and has worked for Derbyshire all her teaching career of nearly 29 years at the same school where she has seen many changes in that time around the community, which was once a thriving mining town.
She has taught all age groups from nursery through to Year 2. During this time she has been co-ordinator of the science and Maths curriculm. The Behaviour Improment Project and the Education Action Zone leader. For 20 years she has been the Special Needs Co-ordinator until recently where she she is now the manager of SEN supporting a new SENCo. Just after her promotion to Deputy Head, she also became the Early Years Co-ordinator and managed all aspects of both nursery and reception curriuculm.
Throughout this time she has led key training for other SENCo’s alongside the SSSEN service and supported many new SENCo’s in their role. She has also led the cluster meetings for the Early Years and SEN and is very much looking working to working with the 4Derbyshire Alliance as SLE for SEN.