Foundation Stage

Stephanie Begley

Class Teacher

Background:
Steph began her teaching career at St Columb Minor Academy in 2008. Her passion for teaching and learning is firmly rooted in Early Years Foundation Stage practice. Since 2015, Steph has successfully led the Early Years phase at St Columb Minor. Alongside her role in school, Steph is also an Early Years specialist leader and thoroughly enjoys sharing her passion for Early Years with others.

Why did Steph choose teaching?
Steph entered the profession because she is eager to make a difference to young children’s lives. She adamantly believes that teaching is one of the most direct ways to make a lifelong impact.

Outside of school:
Steph enjoys walking along the coastal paths and enjoys visiting the beautiful beaches here in Cornwall.

Most unusual unknown fact about Steph:
She once broke her collarbone going down a slide backwards.

Favourite quote: 'To teach is to touch a life forever.'
Hannah Rogers

Class Teacher

Background
Hannah has been a Year 1 teacher at St Columb Minor Academy since 2018. She didn’t start her teacher training until she had her son Izaac, who is now 10 and realized that it is never too late to follow your dreams. Hannah began her teaching career as a Teaching Assistant and Lunchtime Supervisor in Newquay and gained her degree and teaching qualification whilst working in schools.

Why did Hannah choose teaching?
Hannah wanted to be a teacher from a young age, however, she got a job working for London City Airport magazine and did that for a few years. Hannah believes that all children deserve the best teaching and the best chances in life and that all children should feel happy and safe in school.

Outside of school
Hannah enjoys baking biscuits and bread for her family so much that her husband has told her that she should be a contestant on Bake Off! Hannah also loves walking with her family and has walked the A-Z of Cornwall starting at Allet and ending at Zennor (not all in one go though!).
 
Most unusual unknown fact about Hannah
Hannah is a huge Lego fan. She has been to Legoland twice and loves getting Lego sets for birthdays and Christmas.

Favourite quote: 'I only want to live in peace and plant potatoes and dream' Tove Jansson, Moomin, Vol.1
Nettie Miles

Teaching Assistant

Jo Law

Teaching Assistant

Maddy Irving

1:1 Teaching Assistant

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