Who's who...

  • Miss L Sellick

    Teaching Assistant - Starling Class

    spaxtonschool@educ.somerset.gov.uk

    Miss Sellick is our 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!"

  • Mrs R Skews

    Teacher - Kingfisher Class and SENDCo

    spaxtonschool@educ.somerset.gov.uk

    Mrs Skews is our Senior Teacher, Kingfisher Class teacher as well as the SENDco. She has been teaching for 18 years, all of that time within Somerset schools. In 2012 she made the decision to leave the classroom to become a non-teaching SENDco of a large primary school, however she really missed the day to day interaction with the children and took a leap of faith leaving the school she had worked in for 15 years to become part of the Spaxton School community.
    Mrs Skews has truly enjoyed being part of the Spaxton community, saying "Pupils, staff and governors have all been really supportive and welcoming. The school has the children at the heart of all it does, inspiring all pupils to do their best. I really enjoying the holistic approach we have to learning developing the child as a whole, providing them with life skills as well as academic achievements"

    Mrs Skews is an avid crafter and enjoys making cards and scrapbooking her family’s adventures alongside her husband and daughter. She love the outdoors and enjoy being out and about in all weathers, and is a keen photographer who likes to capture a sense of belonging.

    In her spare time Mrs Skews is also a Brownie leader, sharing her passions with the young girls she supports. She still loves to read children’s books and her favourite author is Roald Dahl. Mrs Skews loves reading romantic novels especially those by Katie Fforde. Her favourite films are the Harry Potter series, including Fantastic Beasts and Crimes of Grindlewold, she loves how the directors have brought to life JK Rowling’s imagination.

  • Miss C Tomlins

    Teaching Assistant - Kingfisher Class

    spaxtonschool@educ.somerset.gov.uk

    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 A Capel

    Teacher - Kingfisher & Peregrine

    spaxtonschool@educ.somerset.gov.uk

    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!