Meet our Team | Mrs Leighton


Our staff at Lower Heath are a brilliant team! But do you know who we are and what makes us tick? Here’s a message from Skylark Teacher, Mrs Leighton:

“From a very young age, I wanted to become a primary school teacher and here I am. I qualified in 2010 from the University of Cumbria with a Primary Education degree and from then have worked in various schools and have covered all age groups from Reception through to Year 6. I started my teaching career in Durham, in the North East of England (where I am from) but when my husband, Carl, joined the RAF, we were posted to Lincolnshire. Luckily, due to the flexible nature of teaching, I was able to move with him and managed to secure a job in a local school. For the last 4 years, I have been extremely lucky to have lived in mostly sunny Cyprus where I took a career gap and I was a full time Mammy to our two children: William (6) and Hannah (4). We relocated back to the UK at the end of July 2023. Although I do miss it terribly, we have such special memories to cherish forever and it doesn’t take long to settle back into UK life! Outside of teaching, I enjoy adventures with my children – we are looking forward to making a list of things to do here in Shropshire – any recommendations welcomed! We LOVE the beach and I enjoyed paddleboarding in Cyprus but I am not sure I am quite so keen in the cold waters here! I am quite creative and enjoy making things, I started a little business creating wreaths in Cyprus but will have to see what spare time I have now. I knew our next posting was going to be Shawbury and when I saw the job come up at Lower Heath, I knew this was the kind of school I wanted to work in and to reignite my love for teaching after my career gap. I can already see that it is such a special school with a lovely family-feel and I cannot wait to get started in Skylark class and to get to know you all better.”

– Mrs Leighton

Why not click here to learn more about our Year 1/2 Class!

Posted by marchesadmin on 23rd October 2023, under Uncategorised

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