Who's who...

  • Mrs K Canham

    Acting Head of School

    spaxtonschool@educ.somerset.gov.uk

    Mrs Canham is the Executive Headteacher/CEO of the Quantock Education Trust and is also currently acting Head of School at Spaxton School.

    Mrs Canham always knew she wanted to be a teacher from a very young age. Her favourite subjects were French and PE and she started her career in both. Mrs Canham studied for a four year degree in French, German and Italian at the University of Reading, which involved one year abroad at the Universitiies of Poitiers and Konstanz. She then continued her studies in Reading at the School of Education where she took her PGCE course. Mrs Canham has been teaching for 37 years and was originally the Deputy Head of King Arthur's Community School in Wincanton before joining Haygrove School in her role as Headteacher.

    In her spare time, Mrs Canham loves spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys watching live sport - particularly Netball!

  • Mrs H Robertston

    Reception/Yr 1 Teacher

    spaxtonschool@educ.somerset.gov.uk

    Mrs Robertson is our Class 1 Reception and Year 1 Teacher. She has been teaching for 10 years and has been with us at Spaxton School for the last 3 years. Before teaching, Mrs Robertson used to work with children with complex special needs, autism and hearing impairments.

    Mrs Robertson says "The children at Spaxton are a joy. They are all proud of their individuality and show consistent kindness to each other. Also, the staff team are a unit of friends as well as colleagues."

    In her spare time, Mrs Robertson enjoys family time with her husband and two young children. They love taking their little dog for long walks on the hills and in the woods. She also loves baking, riding her horse, running, sharing cake with her friends and snuggling with a good book. Mrs Robertson also loves travelling and exploring new places. Her favourite book is 'Rebecca' by Daphne Du Maurier and 'Matilda' by Roald Dahl and her favourite film is 'About Time'.

  • Miss A Capel

    Class 4/5/6 Teacher

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    Miss Capel is our Year 4, 5 and 6 teacher. She has been teaching for 20 years in both primary and secondary school settings within the UK and Zambia. Her first impressions of Spaxton School are that it is a warm, welcoming, friendly and fun school that is part of a very caring and pro-active community. She says, "Spaxton school has fantastic children, inspirational staff and supportive parents."

    In her spare time, Miss Capel is a busy mum who likes to spend time outdoors, walking in the woods and splashing in the sea. Miss Capel also enjoys playing the cello, creating textile art, gardening, swimming, dancing and supporting her links with schools in Zambia. Her favourite book is 'Anne of Green Gables' by L.M. Montgomery.

  • Mrs C Selby

    Play Leader and Emotional Literacy Support Advisor

    spaxtonschool@educ.somerset.gov.uk

    Mrs Selby is our Play Leader and Emotional Literacy Support and joined Spaxton School in December 2019. She says, "I really enjoy working at Spaxton and the interaction with the children." When Mrs Selby is not at Spaxton she enjoys working as a volunteer for the NSPCC. She is a ‘Speak Out, Stay Safe’ School Service volunteer and always finds the job so rewarding.

    When she is not working in schools, Mrs Selby is busy being a mum to three children. She says, "Having grown up on the Quantock hills not far from Spaxton it felt like coming home when I started working at the school." Family time is important to Mrs Selby and they love spending time outdoors. They can often be found visiting National Trust properties or taking walks on the beach. They also love watching movies together and her families favourite film is Toy Story!

  • Miss J Marsh

    Teaching Assistant

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    Miss Marsh is our One to One in class two as well as a general Teaching Assistant. She is also the deputy designated safeguarding lead and works in breakfast club every morning form 8:30am and also does the after school club on a Wednesday and a Friday afternoon. Miss Marsh has been with us since September 2015 and says "All of the children are lovely. I love how different and individual they all are. They make my day every day. I also love the creative approach to learning that Spaxton has, as well as how as a school we celebrate differences."

    In her spare time, Miss Marsh loves to walk her dog Chester, who is apparently a bit naughty and likes to keep Miss Marsh on her toes! She also enjoys going shopping, to the theatre and listening to music.

    Miss Marsh's favourite film is Mamma Mia! She says, "I am a very VERY big ABBA fan!"

  • Miss C Tomlins

    Teaching Assistant

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    Miss Tomlins is one of our Teaching Assistants and runs the After School Club. She has been here with us at Spaxton School for 13 years now and says, "I love the smiles on the children's faces in the morning and the beautiful views of the countryside around us".

    In her spare time, Miss Tomlins is busy being a mum and a nanny to 3 year old Bailey. Her favourite book is The Faraway Tree and her favourite film is Toy Story.

  • Miss L Sellick

    Apprentice Teaching Assistant

    spaxtonschool@educ.somerset.gov.uk

    Miss Sellick is our Apprentice Teaching Assistant who has been with us since September 2019 and is hoping to one day become a fully qualified Teacher. Miss Sellick really appreciates how we encourage the children to go outdoors at Spaxton, and help them to learn to appreciate their surroundings.

    In her spare time Miss Sellick loves spending time with friends and family and keeping fit and healthy. She loves to go to the gym and play Rounders and Cricket in the Summer. Her favourite film is Despicable Me – she says, "I'm a true child at heart!"