Here is where you will find the staff that work with and support St Stephen’s Primary School.

Mrs Alison Ashworth-Taylor
Executive Headteacher

Likes: spending time with my family and friends, singing, karaoke and dancing
Dislikes: being tired and rudeness
Favourite Place: anywhere near the sea
Favourite Book: any crime thrillers!
Favourite Film: P.S. I Love You
Favourite Word: decant
Favourite Food: ravioli on toast and seafood (not together)
What I would like to be remembered for: being a great mum, smiling, caring and making a difference

Mrs Rosie Barnes
Assistant Headteacher

Likes:  wild beaches and cycling
Dislikes: when people don’t show respect to one another
Favourite Place:  New Zealand, Chile, Scotland and France
Favourite Book:  detective fiction
Favourite Film:  Pretty Woman
Favourite Word:  holidays
Favourite Food:  seafood

Ms Gill Ross
Assistant Headteacher

Likes: reading, walking my dogs and laughing
Dislikes: being stuck in traffic and muddy fields
Favourite Place: by the pool in Spain
Favourite Book: 101 Dalmatians
Favourite Film: Princess Bride
Favourite Word: aluminum
Favourite Food: cheese

Mrs Julie Moss
EYFS / KS1 Class Teacher

Likes: Spending time with family, holidays, Zumba, cappuccinos, and sleeping.
Dislikes: Bananas, ignorant people, being cold and Sci-Fi films.
Favourite place: Northumberland
Favourite Film: Grease
Favourite Book: Anything by Val McDermid
Favourite Word: Holidays
Favourite Food: Chinese
What I would like to be remembered for: Being a good mum and being kind & caring towards others.

Miss Melissa Bolton
KS2 Class Teacher

Likes: Chilling with friends in the sunshine.
Dislikes: Messy rooms and areas.
Favourite place: Bowness on Windermere.
Favourite Film: Any Disney film – I’m a big kid at heart!
Favourite Book: Any book written by Cecelia Ahern.
Favourite Word: SUPER!
Favourite Food: Spaghetti Bolognese, (with cake and custard for dessert).
What I would like to be remembered for: My ability to cheer up my friends when they are feeling low.

Mrs Rachel Howarth
Class Teacher EYFS/KS1

Likes: Spending time with family and friends, days out in the sunshine, holidays, reading and red wine.
Dislikes: Bad manners and rudeness.
Favourite place: My home town of Darwen and anywhere surrounded by family and friends.
Favourite Film: Love Actually, Titanic, Dirty Dancing and The Sound of Music.
Favourite Book: There are too many to choose from. Thinking about children’s books any by authors like Michael Morpurgo, Roald Dahl and Dr Seuss. However I do like a good crime book.
Favourite Word: I don’t have one. I prefer a nice smile!
Favourite Food: I like all food but my favourite is probably a traditional Sunday roast or anything Italian.
What I would like to be remembered for: Being a good friend and mum and being there when people need me.

Mrs Lorraine Catchpole
Teaching & Learning Assistant
(1:1 support, Intervention support)

Likes: Zumba, keep fit and spending time with family and friends.
Dislikes: Cold weather and rudeness.
Favourite place: Las Vegas and the Lake District.
Favourite Film: Pride and Prejudice.
Favourite Book: Romantic novels.
Favourite Word: Holidays.
Favourite Food: Home made potato pie.
What I would like to be remembered for: Working hard AND always being there for my family and friends.

Mrs Geraldine Walmsley
Teaching & Learning Assistant
(Support for SEN and PP in KS1)

Likes: Face time……with my daughter and grandchildren in Australia and spending time with my family in the UK.
Dislikes: Rude people and Icy roads!
Favourite places: Australia, Riga and Tockholes.
Favourite Film: The Sound of Music
Favourite Book: Traditional children’s books that I read to my children and grandchildren
Favourite Word: Fun
Favourite Food: Anything with chips!
What I would like to be remembered for: For being a good wife, mum, grandma and daughter.  Helping people whenever I can.

Mrs Karen Riding
Administration Officer

Likes: Spending time with family and friends. Holidays and days out. Eating out.
Dislikes: Rudeness, bad manners and selfishness. 4 ringed ring binders!!!
Favourite place: France, the Lake District, Lytham and Tockholes Woods.
Favourite Film: Watching Home Alone with my family! Bridesmaids, Pretty Woman and other Rom Coms.
Favourite Book: My favourite books are those from reading with my children and the pleasure we all got from them –  Stick Man, Wobble Bear, Find Anthony Ant and most Roald Dahl books especially Fantastic Mr Fox.
Favourite Word: Holidays
Favourite Food: Indian and Italian – but not at the same time!!!
What I would like to be remembered for: Being the best wife and mum that I can be and a good friend.

Miss Kirsty Smith

Likes: Kind, polite people, shopping and family time.
Dislikes: Bad manners, ignorance and bridges
Favourite place: Somewhere sunny with my family
Favourite Film: Grease, Dirty Dancing and Princess movies
Favourite Book: I don’t really have one so it would have to be story books with my children
Favourite Word: Awesome!
Favourite Food: Italian, Indian and apple crumble and custard (not at once!)
What I would like to be remembered for: Being kind, making everyone feel welcome and being the best mum I can be making my children happy.

Mrs Kerry Boardman

Likes: Going to the gym and spending time with friends and family
Dislikes: Rudeness and bad manners
Favourite place: Anywhere hot
Favourite Film: Beauty and the Beast, Love Actually
Favourite Book: I don’t really have a favourite book but love listening to my children read
Favourite Word: Fantastic
Favourite Food: Nandos
What I would like to be remembered for: Being a good mum and good friend

Ms Julie Briggs
Breakfast Club/ Lunchtime supervision