Our Team

Claire Hoskins:

I have worked at St. Swithun’s Catholic Primary School since October 2015, as a teaching assistant in Years 3 and 4. I have many years experience working with children and young people, previously running play settings and parent toddler groups. I have Food Hygiene, Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding and EpiPen training.  I am passionate about the extended hours care, and enjoy co-ordinating the creative crafts we offer.  Outside St. Swithun’s, if I am not busy with my own four children, I find relaxation in crocheting and cross-stitch.

Matt McDonald-Woods:

I began working at St. Swithun’s Catholic Primary School as a lunchtime supervisor in 2014. I joined the Sunlight/Twilight team in September 2017, having previously worked in an after school play scheme. I have completed my Food Hygiene and Safeguarding training.  Outside St. Swithun’s, I am a Cub leader and help with other groups within the Portsmouth District; you may also spot me cycling around Portsmouth as a food courier! My hobbies include photography and skateboarding.

Justyna Waszak:

I have worked at St. Swithun’s Catholic Primary School since September 2015, as a teaching assistant in Years 5 and 6. As my native language is Polish, I also assist pupils who have English as an additional language. I have many years experience working alongside children and young people, in nurseries, Sure Start Centres, afterschool clubs and play schemes.  My Safeguarding training is up to date.  Outside St. Swithun’s I enjoy knitting, reading and cycling. Most recently, I have adopted an orphaned cat.

Marlene Carter:

I started assisting with the Early Years Team and working as a Midday Assistant in 2016.  I am now studying my NVQ in Childcare and have completed my Food Hygiene Training.  I love working with the children and being part of the team.  Outside school, I like spending time with my family.

Tanya Hearne: