Mrs Evans (Headteacher)
I joined the school in January 2006. I teach Class 2 in the mornings on Thursday and Friday.
We are a small class of 10 and I teach them English, Maths and Science. I also teach all the older children every Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, and Class One on a Wednesday afternoon. That means I get to teach all the children in the school which is lovely. The rest of my time is taken up with my role as headteacher. I love my job as no day is ever the same and I work with some great people. It is a very happy school with a friendly family atmosphere.
Mrs Lancaster (School Administrator)
Marian joined Doddi as school Administrator in Jan 2005. She has over 20 years Personnel/HR and business experience at senior management level gained in large finance organisations. In addition to this Marian has had classroom experience having worked as a TA for two and a half years in a village school when she first moved to Devon five years ago. Marian has post graduate qualifications in Personnel Management and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
Miss Davies (Teacher, class 1)
I joined the school in 2008 as a Newly Qualified Teacher. I teach Class One which comprises of Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children. I endeavour to make the children's learning playful, practical and purposeful in order to help them achieve. I am also a member of the Governing Body and a member of the Pre-School commitee.
Mrs. McManus (Teacher, Class 3)
Mrs. McManus joined Doddi School in 1995 and has enjoyed teaching at the school so much that she has been there ever since! Currently, she teaches Class 3 five mornings a week. Class 3 is a small class made up of the Year 5 and 6 pupils at the school and during these morning sessions she teaches English, maths and science to the group, with French and PE on Fridays. She also teaches the whole of Key Stage 2 on three afternoons a week. During these sessions, she covers art, D and T, history, geography and PHSE.
Mrs. McManus is a lively person and takes the ‘Awake and Shake’ sessions for Key Stage 2 on two mornings a week. She also enjoys making lessons fun and interesting by using lots of different resources and organising trips out of school to bring lessons to life. Mrs. McManus also enjoys teaching the creative subjects and her pupils have had their artwork displayed in Exeter Cathedral and at the Phoenix Centre and have shown their dances on stage at the Barnfield Theatre for 3D Dance Events.
Mrs Elworthy (Learning Assistant)
Helen has two sons at Doddi and is an ex pupil herself! Prior to joining the staff team as a Learning Assistant and Meal Time Assistant, Helen served on the Pre School Committee and she has been Friends Treasurer since 2006. Helen also assists with the teaching of French in school. Her previous work experience in customer services roles required her to use her language skills and we are fortunate to be able to make use of these in school.
Mrs Cupper (Learning Assistant)
Peta moved to the village six years ago and three of her four daughters attended the school before moving on to secondary education. Peta joined us as a part time member of staff in February 2010 providing temporary cover as needed. Since November 2010 Peta has been working four days a week providing learning support to a child currently in class one. In addition, she also has responsibility for the bookeeping of dinner monies.
Prior to becoming a busy mum of 4, Peta was a Coronary Care Staff Nurse
Ms Jerrard (Learning Assistant)
Heather Jerrard works supporting children across the whole school in the class room. She also works with small groups of children who need extra support in reading and maths. One of her particular interests is ICT and she enjoys helping children in this area.
Sarah Wylie (Learning Assistant)
Jim McCullar is our caretaker, he comes in every day at 4.00pm to clean our school and help with any repairs.