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Team Littleham

Mr Tom Paddon

Academy Head & DSL

I am privileged to be part of the team here. You will often find me by the school entrance at the beginning and end of the day so please do get in touch if you have any questions and I will be happy to help.

Favourite book: 'Sky Hawk' by Gill Lewis is one of my favourites.
I love how she cleverly creates big moments when you least expect it! I also really like the connection she makes with animals and humans. There's something comforting about her style too and I have enjoyed reading it to classes.

Mrs Louise Baker


Favourite book :'The Midnight Gang' by David Walliams
Reading this to my children brought them into the world of friendship, theatre and magic, and how anyone can make their dreams come true!

Ms Carrie Goodwin


SENDCo and deputy safeguarding lead.

Hello! Like Mr Paddon, I am privileged to be part of the Littleham C of E team. I have over 15 yrs classroom teaching experience in both KS1 and KS2 and 8 yrs experience as an Inclusion Lead / SENDco. I am dedicated to creating a stimulating learning environment that fosters growth and empowers all students to reach their full potential.

Favourite book: 'Oi Cat!' By Kes Gray (or any of the Oi books)
They are just so funny to read. I love the characters, the funny images of where the different animals can sit and the fact that it rhymes. Just fabulous.

Mrs Joanne Poslett

Pastoral Lead & Deputy DSL

Pastoral & Pupil Premium lead and deputy safeguarding lead.

Favourite book: One of my favourite books is ‘The Twits’ by Roald Dahl. I like it because some bits are funny, and some are gross! Roald Dahl describes the characters so well; I can envisage them when I’m reading!

Mr Ed Thomas

Oak class teacher (Yr 5/6)

Favourite book: My personal favourite book is 'The Hound of the Baskervilles' by Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle.
I love how he builds suspense throughout the story!

Mr Jamie Robinson

Ash class teacher (Yr 3/4)

Favourite book: 'Wuthering Heights'- Emily Bronte.
A very engaging read which is full of suspense and at times can be quite frightening. The characters are very interesting which all add to a great story.

Mr Mark Badham-Doyle

Chestnut class teacher (Yr 1/2)

Adult book - 'The Millenium Trilogy' (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo etc.).
The story and character development across the trilogy was incredible and the main character is a powerful and intelligent female character.

Childrens book - Everything by Julia Donaldson!
As an aspiring children's author, I loved a rhyming text and Julia Donaldson was a big influence on my own book. I also love her use of some quite advanced vocabulary, which spawned many an interesting question when reading to my daughter.

Mrs Lucy Doyle

Willow class teacher (Nursery & Reception)

Favourite book: 'Wolf Hall' (the whole series) or 'The Go Between'
They are two I have really enjoyed as an adult. Mr Gumpy's Outing is my fave kids' book! It's just a really funny and charming book that my children also now love.

Mr Steve Hayman

Willow class teacher (Nursery & Reception)

Mr Hayman covers Mrs Doyle's PPA and takes the class on a Friday.

Miss Lynne Jackman

Beech class teacher (Nurture hub)

Miss Jackman is supported by Mrs Twycross, Mrs Heyworth, Mrs Jones (M,T & W) and Miss Hunter (Th & F).

Favourite book: 'Frankenstein' by Mary Shelley
I love the way this book leaves you with more questions than answers and makes you think about how we treat those closest to us. Was it really the monster’s fault or did Victor Frankenstein get the result he deserved?

Children’s book: 'The Borrowers' by Mary Norton
I just love the idea of a tiny world with tiny people living under the floorboards. It's exciting and mysterious all at the same time.

Mrs Amanda Heyworth

Teaching assistant

Favourite book : 'Anne of Green gables' by Lucy Maud Montgomery.
An interesting tale of a young orphan girl in the 1880s . The book tells the tale of how Anne grows and evolves. Its an emotional rollercoaster of a book, Anne wins everyone over with her wit, charm and determination.

Mr Daniel Nosworthy

Caretaker (South West Norse)

Favourite book: 'We're going on a bear hunt' by Michael Rosen. It's just an absolute classic!

Mrs Vanessa Land

Kitchen manager

Miss Jessica Land

Kitchen assistant & Breakfast Club lead

Mrs Leigh Dickinson


Favourite book: 'The Edge Chronicles' are a series of fantasy adventure books.
These are my favourite books because of the detailed illustrations and stories that sparked my imagination.

Mrs Siobhan Scott

Pastoral support

Favourite book : My favourite book is 'The Smartest Giant' in Town by Julia Donaldson. I enjoyed reading it to my children because of it's rhyming and repetition which meant they were able to join in, but more importantly it made us laugh! The illustrations ( by Axel Scheffler) are fabulous, left nothing to the imagination! It makes me smile every time I read it.

Mrs Emma Gibson

Pastoral support

Favourite book: 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'. Roald Dahl is one of my favourite authors!
I love how he introduces many unusual characters in this book. It's really made me laugh! I like how the book teaches you that if you make the right choices, you will succeed your end goal!

Mrs Ali Jeffries

Teaching assistant

Favourite book: 'My Naughty Little Sister' series, written by Dorothy Edwards.
The illustrations (by Shirley Hughes) were fabulous too. I remember thinking I was just like her, stubborn & mischievous - I'm pretty sure my older brother did too !! I also love reading any Roald Dahl books.

Mrs Jacqui Clarke

Teaching assistant

Favourite book: 'Brave New World'.
I absolutely love dystopian novels and how they portray a possible alternative future and how some of the ideas written about are not just science fiction but are now science fact.

Miss Winnie Tang

Teaching assistant

Favourite book: 'The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse'.
I think it's a simple, yet beautifully written book filled with uplifting messages.

Mrs Lorraine Twycross

Teaching assistant

Favourite book: 'The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe' by C.S Lewis.

My all time favourite! I love the language that is used and how the characters are developed over time. Simply brilliant!

Mrs Kelly Jones

Teaching assistant

Favourite book: 'James And The Giant Peach'
Just one of my favourite books that I loved reading and listening to as a child, and letting my imagination go. I now enjoy reading it with my children.

Miss Katrina Hunter

Teaching assistant

Favourite book: My favourite books are part of a series which is 'The Villain Tales' by Serena Valentino.

These books are about the villains in the fairytale stories and how they become that way. These books have to be read in order, and once I started reading them it was very hard to put them down! They really get you sucked into the book and using my own imagination to picture it all. I love the way they're all entwined together. It makes it a good read, linking everything back to the odd sister. I can get lost in these books!

Mrs Sophie Phillips

Teaching assistant

Favourite book: 'The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse' is one of my favourite books. Written by Charlie Mackesy.
I like this book as its full of quotes with so many different messages and meanings, it's wholesome and warming.

Miss Emma Trail

Teaching assistant

Favourite book: 'The Lion, The witch and the wardrobe'. C.S Lewis.
I love this book because it transports you to a mystical world through a wardrobe. A real adventure book with interesting characters, including talking animals and mythological creatures!

Mrs Nicola Antoni

Teaching assistant

Favourite book: My favourite book is the 'Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' which my father gave me when I was five.
I loved the idea of a magical world that could be entered via a wardrobe.