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Mrs. Kirsten Pounds                       Reception, Religious Education


 I studied at the University of Gloucestershire specialising in early years teaching. My passion is teaching in reception helping the children learn through play to encourage and motivate the class.
I strongly believe in a partnership between school and home and look forward to working closely with parents.



Mrs. Samantha Moll                        Year 1, Assessment & Standards Leader, Literacy


I have worked in Years 1-6 at the Dassett, initially as a teaching assistant and now as a teacher for the past 8 years. I particularly enjoy teaching Year 1 as it is the transition from the EYFS to Key Stage 1, a key time where children develop the skills they will build on in later years. I have two children both at Kineton High School and in my spare time I like visiting the theatre, reading and travelling.



Mrs. Samantha Parkes                  Year 2, SENCO/Intervention Leader, NQT Mentor,

                                                    First Aider, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead


During my time at The Dassett I have taught Years 1-5 at various times. I have enjoyed the uniqueness of each class and seeing how children's learning develops during their time with us. I feel really lucky to work at such a wonderful school. In my free time I enjoy playing and listening to music, reading and ringing the bells at Burton Dassett church.



Mrs Natalie Collen                          PE Curriculum and Inter-School Competition, PSHE 

(On maternity Leave)

I particularly enjoy teaching English, as children glue together the rules that we cover through exciting topics and produce work they can be proud of.

P.E is a subject I also enjoy, as keeping fit and healthy makes us all feel great and we can have lots of fun building on our skills along the way.

In my spare time, I love nothing more than taking my scruffy little dog, Molly, for a brisk walk across the fields and spending quality time with family and friends.



Miss Rachael Williams                    Year 3/4 Science, Music and Student Mentor


This is my 6th year at the Dassett and I have previously taught Years 1 and 4 here.  This year, I am really excited to be moving into Reception and starting our newest children on their school journeys.  My favourite subject is Science and I love seeing children develop their curiosity about the world around them.  Outside of school, I love to read, spend time with friends and travel.  I also play the flute and piano in my spare time.  



Mrs. Georgie Saunders                    Year 4/5



Mrs. Beth Hanna                             Year 6, Maths, ICT


This will be my fourth year at The Dassett and my third in Year 6. I can't wait to get started with my new class in a September and look forward to helping the prepare for secondary school. It is a very busy year with lots of exciting challenges for the children. Outside of school I love being in the great outdoors - climbing and hiking are particular favourites, as well as walking my dogs and swimming with my daughter.





Picture 1 Mrs Pounds
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Picture 3 Mrs Moll
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Picture 5 Mrs Parkes
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Picture 9 Miss Williams
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Picture 11 Mrs Hanna
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