Manor Primary School

Making People Successful

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Meet Our Team

Mrs J Baker

I have been a teacher for the past 16 years, having been lucky enough to have taught every year group from Nursery to year 6.  I have always been passionate about supporting every child to reach their full potential, and for every child to feel valued and proud of themselves.  When I joined Manor Primary School, I went back to university and completed my SENCo qualification.  In my role I get to work with children, families, other schools, different professionals and the local authority.  I am always driven to help every child to be successful and to achieve their full potential.  When children encounter barriers to their learning, I always try to help the individual and to make their own personal learning and experiences relevant for them.  My focus is for every child to achieve the best of their abilities, to learn life long skills and for them to know how unique, special and valued they are.


Mrs H Syrad

I always wanted a career working with children and whilst my children attended Manor Primary I was offered a lunchtime assistant job in 2009.  Later in the year I became Teaching Assistant and I have run our Breakfast Club since September 2013.


I gained a NVQ3 in Supporting teaching and learning, and later, I achieved a Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences with the Open University. During my time at Manor I have worked in nursery, year 3/4 and flexible cover across phases.


I joined Goldfinch in 2011 as a SEN TA and have attended numerous training courses and lectures on varying aspects of the additional needs of children. I liaise with the Speech Therapist and Educational Psychologist, as well as our SENco, to enable me to deliver personalised interventions. Following further training I have shared the ELSA role (emotional literacy support) for the last four years. This role gives me the most job and personal satisfaction. I feel incredibly lucky and privileged to share a smile, a laugh, chat and play with children who can otherwise find daily life a struggle.


In my spare time I can be found on my allotment; making jams and chutneys; at classic car shows; caravaning and/or visiting places of historical interest.


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