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Mrs Whateley

Year 1 Teacher

I am a class teacher in Swallows class. I have been teaching for 16 years and have a wealth of experience working in EYFS, Year 1 and Year 2. I am passionate about children making progress through learning which is enjoyable and purposeful, and am so excited to be a part of their school journey here at Trinity. 




Miss Bowld

Year 1 Teacher

Hello, I am class teacher in Swallows class. I am extremely lucky to be part of the Trinity journey from the beginning. I am passionate and dedicated  to see the school growing and welcome our children and families in our community. I have taught in the Early Years for over 10 years and love the play based learning environment that can be a achieved. I am very excited to be part of our continued journey. 



Miss Luff

Year 1 Teacher

I have over 6 years of experience working in Early Years settings, I studied Early Childhood Studies at University and completed my PGCE with Early Years specialism because I am really passionate about this stage of child development and learning.  As a Year 1 class teacher I have thoroughly enjoyed having a play-based curriculum in KS1 and centering it around the children. I find that this is how children learn best. Outside of school I am a very active person,  I love surfing, swimming or being outside lots.


Miss Back

Teaching Assistant

I have recently joined the Trinity team and I must say, what a wonderful place to work everyday. I grew up in Topsham and still live very local to the school. I have worked at a local Exeter school in Early Years and Key Stage 1 classes for many years where I was able to complete my HLTA status. I am really passionate about children’s emotions and welfare, and like to see all children meet their own personal goals. I have two children aged 6 and 3 who attend the school. In my spare time I love to go to the gym and create something special with my sewing machine. 


Miss Newton

Apprentice Teaching Assistant






Miss Russell

Teaching Assistant






Miss Holland

Teaching Assistant - 1:1 support and interventions

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