Katie Parling, Y1 Teacher
I am now in my fourth year teaching here at Scholes (Elmet) Primary. I love working in an environment where every day is a new adventure for the children – and me, too! When I’m not at school, I enjoy baking – particularly cakes. I also like playing netball and spending time with my friends and family.
Vicky Latham, Y1/2 Teacher
I was born and bred in Leeds but have also lived and worked in London, Scarborough and Pontefract. I have three children and also lots of pets, which are part of my family, too. Dogs, cats, chickens, guinea pigs, rabbits, a goat, mice and hedgehogs have all been part of the family at some point. I have taught in all year groups, from Nursery to Year 6. I love making learning active and fun, and enjoy seeing children learn with a smile on their faces. Working closely with a colleague, I’m a Health Leader across Sphere Federation.
Kay Lowry, Y2 Teacher (class share)
I completed a degree in psychology, which gave me an insight into child development. I found this, as well as seeing my own children grow and develop, fascinating. This led me into a career in schools. I’ve been teaching for six years and feel very blessed to have a job that allows me to watch children grow and learn every day. In my spare time, I enjoy baking and exploring the countryside with my children.
Natalie Lake, Y2 Teacher (class share)
I’ve lived here in Leeds for 13 years now, after moving here to go to university. Since gaining my teaching qualification in 2011, I’ve taught in three Leeds primary schools, including Moortown Primary, one of the other schools in Sphere Federation. Outside of school, I’m a busy mum. I enjoy family time, visiting new and exciting places. I’m very proud to be a primary school teacher where I can watch children flourish in their education.
Lydia Wilkins, Y2 Teacher (currently on maternity leave)
As a child, two of my ambitions were to teach and be a mother. I’m privileged that both those ambitions are now my reality. I joined Scholes (Elmet) Primary in 2006 and I’ve enjoyed teaching every year group from Reception to Year 5. I’m often asked which is my favourite age to teach and my honest answer is: ‘There’s magic to every year group!’ In my spare time, I enjoy pilates, body combat and eating apple flapjack!