Miss Anna Cowcher
Reception Class Teacher, English lead and deputy designated safeguarding firstname.lastname@example.org
Anna comes to Heathcote Primary School with a wealth of experience from a wide variety of settings, from small village schools to a large inner city primary. This broad range allows Anna to help us shape Heathcote into the centre of excellence we intend to be.
Miss Laura Baggley
Reception Class Teacher
After graduating in 2009 from Nottingham Trent University, with a Ba Honours in Childhood Studies, I embarked upon a PGCE in order to achieve my lifelong ambition of becoming a primary school teacher. During my 4 years at university, I had the opportunity to spend time in a wide range of educational settings, including a hospital school, main stream primary and secondary schools, a specialist school for children with autism and an international school in Hong Kong. Once I qualified as a teacher, I spent 5 years at a large primary school in Nottinghamshire. During my time at this school, I worked with children from a variety of backgrounds and thrived on the opportunity to provide not only an excellent education, but also offer the children opportunities to take part in activities, which would create magical memories. The achievement of taking 30 year 3 and 4 children to Disneyland Paris will be a fond memory which remains with me for life. In August 2018, I relocated from my home city of Derby to live with my boyfriend in Leamington Spa. It was in the September of 2018 that I had the privilege of joining Heathcote Primary school. I strive to offer a warm and welcoming classroom, and encourage all children to exceed their potential through exciting and inspirational learning activities.
In my spare time I enjoy visiting family in Derby and Hong Kong, spending time with friends, shopping and planning holidays to faraway places.
Mr Matthew Whatson
Year One Teacher
Mrs Cassie Shirley
Year Two Class Teacher/SLT
I graduated with an Open University degree in Criminology and Social Policies in 2012. I’ve worked with young people for around 11 years. I have both volunteered and worked within a vast range of settings from nurseries to the Youth Justice Service. In 2014 I decided to take the plunge and gain a teaching qualification and I’m now into my 5th year of teaching. I am passionate about making learning fun and accessible for all children. I believe in the power of relationships and the importance in building mutual respect both in and out of the classroom. I look forward to being part of the future development of Heathcote Primary School.
I am married with 3 teenage children, all currently studying towards gaining GCSEs. I enjoy keeping fit, taking part in a range of classes from HIIT to Clubbercise. I love to hike particularly in secluded areas, one of my most loved walks being Janet’s Foss and Malam Cove in the Yorkshire Dales.
Mrs Kim Abernethy
Year Three Class Teacher and Deputy Head Teacher
See Senior Leadership for biography
Also Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Maxine Lawson
Year 3 Teacher - Part Time
I have very fond memories of my first ever class which comprised of my four Grandparents! I would make them sit on our stairs and do ‘sums’ and writing! It was written in the stars for me to be a teacher and I am as passionate now about my ‘vocation’ as I was then. Very happy and fulfilling school days (both Primary and Secondary) inspired me to be the best teacher I can possibly be. I am a Warwickshire ‘girl’ through and through and love living in Warwick with my family; husband, Oscar (15) and Abi (14). The three of them keep me busy when I am not in school! I enjoy family adventures- near and far, especially in hotter climes. I feel greatly privileged to be part of young individuals’ lives and embrace the opportunity and responsibility of shaping each ‘whole’ little person in my care. Fun-loving but firm and fair, I give my best to ensure that the classroom is a warm, safe, inspiring and happy learning environment. I am very excited about my new teaching and learning journey at Heathcote Primary School.
Mrs Helen Parashar
Year 4 Class Teacher