Teaching Assistants

Please see below our teaching assistants for 2016-17. 

Mrs M Potter

Mrs Potter

I have been working in Education since 1986. I have been a teacher in my homeland Mexico and also in the UK. I have been employed as a Teaching Assistant at St Margaret’s since November 2015. In my time at St Margarets I have been pleased to find that all the staff are really friendly, helpful and supportive!  In my spare time I enjoy completing crosswords and cross stitching.

Mrs Lisa Boland

Mrs Boland

I have worked at St Margaret’s for 14 years and am employed as a SEN Teaching Assistant. I am experienced in supporting children with additional needs to encourage independence and self-worth. St Margaret’s is not just a place of work but has become a way of life. A place where I feel valued and happy to be included. I find my role a rewarding one and I can’t visualise myself anywhere other than here.  I have a partner of 25 years and have 3 children ranging from ages 10-24.

Mrs Rachel Parkes

Mrs Parkes

I have been employed as a Teaching Assistant at St Margaret’s for 12 years. I have worked in upper KS2 and KS1 and am currently supporting in Years 4, 5 and 6. I have also worked with small groups of children and on a 1:1 basis supporting with Maths. I am proud to be part of a supportive team at St Margaret’s and enjoy the challenges my role brings.  I enjoy travelling in the school holidays and reading. I am involved with the Ashton Churches and am Chief Marshal for the annual Whit Walk events.

Mrs Lesley Tyre

Mrs Tyre

I have been a Teaching Assistant at St Margarets for 16 years. I have worked under the leadership of three Headteachers. There is a lovely atmosphere here at St Margaret’s and its lovely watching the children grow and flourish.  I am married with two children, who both attended St Margaret’s School!

Mrs Christine Parker

Mrs Parker

Coming soon

Mrs Jane Williams

Mrs J Williams

I have been employed as a Teaching Assistant working within KS2 for 16 years. Since September 2016 I have been working in a Year 1 class so am now experiencing life within KS1.  I have two grown up children and two grandchildren, my daughter is also a Teaching Assistant in a Primary School. I enjoy travelling in the school holidays.

Mrs Wendy O'Farrell

Mrs O'Farrell

I have been employed at St Margarets for over 10 years supporting SEN children from Reception up to Year 5. I love the challenge of working with children on a 1:1 basis and watching them learn and grow into a valued member of school. I enjoy watching the children change and progress through school life and watching their confidence grow so that they can continue on their journey into secondary school.  I live local to St Margaret’s and am married with a family of my own.

Mrs Tracey Lawson

Mrs Lawson

My journey started off as a pupil at St Margaret’s school! After this my 3 children all attended here and I am now employed here as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant. I have worked at St Margaret’s for 15 years, starting my career here as a SEN support in nursery. Following this I worked in Year 2 for 8 years and currently I am working with Year 6. I enjoy coming to work knowing that I can make a difference to a child’s life. I take pleasure in helping the children to succeed academically, socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually.  I am a single parent and love football, particularly Manchester United! I have two sons and a daughter.

Mrs Jayne Woods

Mrs Woods

I am employed as a 1:1 Teaching Assistant supporting interventions in Early Years. I originally started at St Margaret’s in 2001 as a Midday Supervisor and then began working as a TA in 2009. I am really proud of the parent/teacher relationships which we have in the Early Years Unit. I find that every day is different and it’s nice to see each child progress.

Mrs Grace Swindells

Mrs Swindells

I am a Level 3 Teaching Assistant in the Nursery. I have worked at St Margaret’s for 11 years but have worked in Early Years and KS1 settings for 33 years!  I am married with 2 boys, a dog and cat.

Mr Mohammed Ayyaz

Mr Ayyaz

I have worked as a 1:1 Teaching Assistant at St Margaret’s for 6 years. I enjoy working and teaching in small groups and taking part in practical work to aid the children’s learning. My 1:1 role brings me great satisfaction in seeing the progress that my student makes.  I am also a father to two young girls who like to keep me on my toes!

Miss Beki Steeple

Miss Steeple

I started working at St Margaret’s as an Apprentice Level 2 Teaching Assistant in October 2009. I have since finished my apprenticeship and am now qualified as a Level 3 TA. I work in the Early Years Unit and really enjoy seeing the children develop and progress throughout the year.  I live at home with my parents and I enjoy socialising with friends. I also like keeping active and going to the gym.

Miss F Jones

 Miss Jones

I am a 1:1 Teaching assistant supporting a child in Fox Class, which is a KS1 class of mixed Year 1 and Year 2 children. I have worked at St Margaret’s for 3 years and this was my first job. There is a real friendly atmosphere in the school and it is a nice environment to work in. Outside of St Margaret’s I am a scout leader!

Miss Joanne McGinn

Mrs J McGinn

I have been involved with St Margaret’s School for 16 years through running the Before & After School club. I have been employed as a TA for 8 years, working in both KS1 and KS2. I love working with the children and aiding them with their learning. I enjoy the satisfaction that as a good role model I can make differences in children’s lifes.

I have an 18 year old daughter who attended St Margaret’s School. When I am not at St Margaret’s I like to travel and see different countries.

Mrs Z Parveen

Mrs Z Parveen

I am a level 3 Teaching Assistant and currently work on a 1:1 basis supporting a child in Reception. I love working with the children and staff at St Margaret’s.  I am married with 4 children and 15 fish!

Mrs S Greenwood

I am the Pastoral Support Leader at St Margaret’s. My role involves supporting our children and families, both socially and emotionally. I am also the child protection officer in school and deal with any safeguarding issues. I have been at St Margaret’s for 11 years. I thoroughly enjoy my role and being part of such a hardworking and dedicated team. I also enjoy working with the various personalities of the children in school.  I have two amazing children - a son aged 17 and a daughter aged 15. I love being a mum!

Mr L Turner - Sports Leader

Mr Turner

I am the School Sports Leader and have worked at St Margaret’s since 2013. I have worked with various schools across Manchester coaching sport and also work within Elite Female Football and Rugby, both youth and senior level. I enjoy helping young people develop physically and find a love of sport and exercise.

I play Rugby League myself and also enjoy playing the guitar.