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Stamford Park Junior School

Teaching Staff

Picture 1 Miss Jones - Deputy Head
Picture 2 Miss Birchall
Picture 3 Mrs Columb
Picture 4 Mrs Cook
Picture 5 Miss Miller
Picture 6 Mrs Rainford
Picture 7 Mrs Rodgers
Picture 8 Mrs Southworth
Picture 9 Mr Whitehead
Picture 10 Miss Wray

Mrs Columb Class 3RC



I have been teaching at Stamford Park for 9 years and I have taught classes in Year 3 and 4. I now teach year 3 for two days a week alongside Mrs Rainford. I enjoy working at SPJS because everyone is so enthusiastic and eager to learn.


Outside school, my hobbies mainly involve taking part in, and watching sport. I enjoy swimming and watching most sports, particularly rugby union and I support my hometown team of Leicester Tigers.


When I was at school, my favourite subjects were maths and French.



Mrs Rainford Class 3RC



I am an experienced junior school teacher who worked in Nottingham before joining Stamford Park. I have taught all age groups from Year Three to Six. My degree is in geography so I’m delighted to use my expertise in this field to develop the geography curriculum in school. I also enjoy running the school’s cross country club and taking children to compete in races against other schools.


In my spare time I like to read, draw and jog around the local park. However I seem to spend most of my time being a taxi service for my children!



Miss Wray Class 3JW



This is my third year teaching at Stamford Park Junior School and I am teaching a Year 3 class this year. I enjoy everything about being a teacher; my favourite subjects to teach are creative writing, history and science.


In my free time I go kayaking and camping and spend as much time with my family as possible.



Mr Whitehead Class 4TW


After being at Stamford Park School for 13 weeks, on the final placement of my PGCE, I am excited to be joining this year as an NQT. I love being in the classroom with the children and have a particular interest in Science and nature.


Outside of school I enjoy nothing better that hitting the gym, or burying my head in my laptop and mixing and producing music.


Miss Miller Class 4FM



I am looking forward to continuing to play my part in the friendly school community and delivering exciting and engaging lessons. My favourite subjects to teach are science and art because they allow pupils to explore the wider world whilst being inventive and creative.


In my free time I enjoy being outdoors- especially cycling, camping and climbing. I also have a passion for food and love to cook and bake for family and friends.


Mrs Cook Class 5LC



This is my fifth year teaching at SPJS but my first year teaching year 5.  I enjoy teaching history as I find the Elizabethan period fascinating. I also enjoy teaching literacy as I love reading the amazing stories the children write.


When not working I enjoy being creative and love making clothes and modelling using clay. I have recently taken up snowboarding and am determined to master it!


Mr Odell Class 5RO


This is my third year as Assistant Head Teacher at Stamford Park Junior School. I have been here for seven years and taught in a range of year groups from Year 4 to Year 6. I thoroughly enjoy teaching all subjects, although  my favourites are maths, geography and PE.


I am a keen sportsman who loves most sports, particularly running, football, tennis and cricket. However, as I get older, I seem to do more ferrying around of my young family so that they can enjoy their sporting adventures, rather than taking part in my own pursuits.


I enjoy many parts of working at SPJS:  residential trips to Robinwood, hosting various PTA events, such as the Beetle Drive, and escorting the school teams to a variety of sporting events.




Mrs Southworth Class 6KS



I am currently teaching in Year 5 and am enjoying working with a new year group. SPJS is a school where everyone is friendly. In our class we like to learn about each other and like to share with each other the fun and exciting things we do outside of school.


I am fascinated by history and the past. ( I would love a time machine to go exploring.) I am an active person and try to keep fit. In the past I have qualified as a ski instructor and as a sports massage therapist. I take a keen interest in sports, especially rugby – I am Sale Sharks fan, motor sports and I enjoy Yoga and Pilates.


My family and friends are extremely important to me and I try to spend as much time with them as I can.



Miss Birchall Class 6BR


This is my sixth year teaching at Stamford Park. I have taught Year 3 for four years and I am currently teaching Year 6, which I am thoroughly enjoying. I am also the school's SENCO, which means that I make sure that I work hard to ensure that children with special educational needs are supported in school. 


When I was at school, my favourite subject was English as I love reading and writing. It is also the subject that I studied for my undergraduate degree at university. English is now my favourite subject to teach as I am very passionate about literacy and I am keen to inspire this passion in my students. I still love nothing more than curling up with a good book!


In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, going to the gym and travelling to different places in the world. I am hoping to have the opportunity to visit or teach in a school abroad in the future. 


Mrs Rodgers Class 6BR


This is my fourth year at Stamford Park Junior School. I am currently enjoying teaching Year 6 and love the variety of subjects. I also spend time working with children identified as Gifted and Talented. 

Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my one year old son and, when I have time, playing netball and taking part in triathlons. 



Miss Jones



This is my third year as Deputy Head at Stamford Park Junior School. My favourite subject to teach is English, as I absolutely love to read and write. In fact, English was my degree at University too. In the future, I'd love to write a book for children and have it appear in our school library!


In my spare time, I really enjoy travelling and experiencing new countries; especially where the weather is better than English weather! Next year I'm hoping to visit several destinations in Asia to learn more about their culture. I also enjoy playing netball and taking my rather wild puppy for walks too.