Meet Our Team
Mrs J Baker
Miss K Beasley
I have worked with children for 15 years, I gained my NVQ level 2 and 3 in Childcare and Education whilst doing a modern apprenticeship in 2006. I started working at Manor in 2009 as an Early Years Practitioner based in Foundation Stage. My favourite part of the job is seeing how much the children change and progress throughout the year and that no 2 days are ever the same!
In my spare time, I ferry my boys to football training and matches (I’m the loudest and proudest parent on the sideline).
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; caravanning and/or visiting places of historical interest.