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What our people say

Emma Wood, Emotional Literacy Support Assistant, Kingsmead Primary School

I work at Kingsmead Primary School as a Teaching Assistant. My work is varied and always interesting; teaching small groups or supporting children in class. I have also been lucky enough to train in Emotional Literacy Support and in this role I work with children throughout the school focussing on areas such as feelings, bereavement, anxiety and social skills. I love my job - it is hard work, but so rewarding. There are lots of opportunities to undertake training and develop CPD.

Karen Vine, Teacher, Kingsmead Primary School

I have worked at Kingsmead Primary for four years and can honestly say it is the best school I have ever worked in. Being led by an inspirational head teacher, the school lives and breathes the school ethos of being useful, kind and ready to learn. Every staff member is valued equally and we care about their needs. There is an atmosphere of professionalism in school, but it is also a warm, caring, fun place to work. The children are given so many opportunities to learn in exciting ways and global learning is a very big focus in school. We embrace people from all cultures and all walks of life and the children are incredibly caring towards each other. It is fantastic to work in a school where I feel supported and respected and where we all pull together as a team. I wouldn't want to work anywhere else.

Cathy Lewis, Teaching Assistant, Kingsmead Primary School

The teaching staff put the children’s learning first with interesting and informative lessons. I teach the children at their level in small groups both in the class, supporting the teacher and out of class planning and delivering interventions tailed to the child’s needs. The interventions are sometimes 1:1 which can be rewarding.

The atmosphere in the school among staff is both friendly and supportive, sharing ideas and best practice. Music is a big part of the school week with a band and recorders. The Head teacher regularly runs art clubs and displays the children’s art work through the school. We run sports clubs and attend other schools to compete.

Overall, it is a warm and friendly place to work.

Jai Stark, Deputy Head and year 3 class teacher

J H Godwin's whole school community emanates nurture, respect and aspiration. Everyone is passionate about helping others be the best they can be and supporting those who need it most.

Nia Hughes Senior Leader and year 6 teacher

Working at JHG is like being part of a big family, the team are always there to celebrate with you in times of joy, commiserate with you when things are tricky and be a great sounding board when needed. With such a diverse group of people, there is always someone who knows the answer!

Lisa Murphy, SEND teaching assistant

I enjoy working at J H Godwin we work together to achieve the best outcome for our children. I feel lucky to be part of the J H Godwin family and I know if I need help someone always will help.