Our Team

Marlene Carter:

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

Tanya Hearne:

I joined the Sunlight/Twilight Team in November 2017. I am currently studying a level 2 Business Administration course at Highbury College. I enjoy working with children and have worked with children from the ages of 2- 11 years in various pre-schools and schools in Portsmouth. I have qualifications in Early Years, Teaching Assistant, First Aid and IT. My hobbies range from reading historical novels, baking, cooking and creating my own greeting cards. I also love spending time with my family going on long country and seaside walks.

Lisa Kirk:

I have been a teaching assistant for seven years and worked at St Swithun’s for three years, currently in Kangaroos class.  The opportunity to work in Before School Care and I grabbed the chance, working Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and really enjoy starting the morning with our super Key Stage 1 children.  It’s great to get to know the children from the lower year groups, through playing games and exploring arts and crafts.

Jess O’Mara:

I spend the main part of the school day over at the Pre-School where I love to get messy and have fun. I have a degree in Early Years Education Studies and have been working with children for the past 4 years. I enjoy going for walks, reading and colouring.

Lubova Sabir:

I am originally from Latvia and have been in Portsmouth since 2007 and have two children who attend St Swithun’s.  I have a degree in Business Management and speak Russian, Latvian and English.  My interests are gardening, cookery, reading and sport and love working in Extended Day Care with the Key Stage 2 children.  I also work as a lunchtime assistant, which is always a busy time helping to organise games and activities with Key Stage 1 children.  So I get to meet lots of children throughout the day.

Veronika Sibanda:

I joined the Extended Day Care team in September 2018. I am also a teaching assistant at St Swithun’s.  I have an NVQ level 3 SEN, a level 3 TA qualifications as well as paediatric First Aid. I enjoy working with children of different age groups and I have 6 years experience of working with SEN children whose English is an additional language. My hobby is swimming and I love any kind of art and craft activities. My first language is Czech, but I understand Slovakian and Polish too.

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