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Miss E Hart

Head Teacher
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Miss Hart was born on the Wirral, quite close to Liverpool. She moved to the Midlands when she came to University and some of her favourite memories are of inter-railing and backpacking around Europe and Australia when she was a student. She is a big WBA fan and would love a season ticket but her family don't want to sit in the cold every weekend so she can't have one! Miss Hart also spends alot of time apologising to people when she take her naughty labrador for walks.
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Miss R Summers

Deputy Head Teacher & Senco
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Miss Summers was born in Stourbridge and went to school in Wolverhampton. She went to university in Birmingham and has been teaching for 14 years. All of her spare time is taken up with entertaining her two sons (Max and Toby) who have a love for football and cars. Miss Summers was part of a global link project and has been lucky enough to teach in Africa for the last two years.
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Mr T Moore

Safeguarding Lead and Family Support Worker
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Mr Moore was born in Stoke On Trent, and grew up in Wolverhampton. He has been working in Sandwell schools for almost a decade. When he's not at school Mr Moore likes listening to music, reading and going to the cinema.
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Mrs J Owens

Assistant Head Teacher, Leader EYFS 2-5 yrs & Reception Class Teacher.
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Mrs Owens grew up in Devon and moved to Birmingham after studying here at University. She started teaching in 2001. It's a job that she really enjoys and is very excited to be back in the Foundation Stage at Brandhall.​ Out of school Mrs Owens loves spending time with her family. She has a little girl who always keeps her busy!
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Mrs A Collins

SENCO Assistant
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Biography coming soon...
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Miss F Dudley

Year 6 Teacher & Subject Leader in T&L/Art/DT & UKS2 Phase Leader & Whole School Display Leader
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Miss Dudley was born in Walsall in 1988. She shared her childhood with her sister and says her happiest childhood memories were spent whilst holidaying with her family. Miss Dudleys biggest achievement to date is becoming a proud mother to her little boy Milo. In her free time, when she’s not running after a toddler, she enjoys art and craft activities and also likes to holiday in Cornwall. For a treat, she usually indulges in an Indian Takeaway!
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Mr D O'Connor

Year 5 Teacher and Subject Leader in ICT
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Mr O’Connor was born in Bearwood in 1992. Growing up, his happiest childhood memories were playing football in the park all day with his friends and then riding their bikes home as fast as they could, to be back in time for dinner! He shared his childhood with his younger brother and his step brother and, even now, he loves beating them on Fifa! He says his biggest achievement is graduating university to become a teacher after many years of hard work. In his own time, Mr O’Connor enjoy playing sports of any kind and used to play football and rugby. He loves going to visit new places, it doesn’t matter where. Recently, he travelled around Europe and there were lots of places he’d like to go back to.He also has two pets, a corn snake called Sid, and a crested gecko called George!
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Miss M Cabezas

Year 5 Teacher and Subject Leader in MFL
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Miss Cabezas was born in Birmingham Queens Elizabeth hospital. Her happiest childhood memory was when she lived in Spain. She spent her childhood years here and was very happy.Miss Cabezas's biggest achievement to date would have to be when she skydived from 15,000 FT! She enjoys going on holidays and her favourite destination would have to be Thailand, she just loves the beaches. When home, Miss Cabezas free time is taken up with her two dogs, Fudge and Rolo,going out for long walks. Miss Cabezas admits that her favourite food has to be pizza every time!
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Mrs J Brewer

Year 4 Teacher
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Mrs Brewer was born in a Victorian hospital in Dudley, which has since been demolished! Her childhood was very happy and she shared great times with her younger sister, Emily. Mrs Brewer’s favourite times were going on holiday in an old camper van. Miss and her family used to tour around the British Isles for weeks and weeks. Miss Brewer says that her biggest achievement to date would have to be returning to college, then on to university, when she was 30 and finally becoming a teacher after 7 years of studying. Today she likes to go on holidays to Devon and Cornwall with her family and Lottie, her chocolate Labrador. In her free timeshe enjoy shopping for bargains. She enjoy all foods and especially likes to go out for a meal with her friends. She also enjoys time out in her garden which was landscaped by Groundforce!
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Mrs S Sidhu

Year 3 Teacher and Subject Leader in RE
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Mrs Sidhu was born at the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham. She went to university in Birmingham where she fell in love with the West Midlands and later married and moved to Wolverhampton. Her best childhood memories were playing teachers with her two sisters. From then she knew she always wanted to be a teacher and its her biggest achievement. She loves to go back to Nottingham to spend time with friends and family. Her favourite colour is pink and favourite food is pasta.
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Miss K Brown

Year 3 Teacher /Assistant Head Teacher /Key Stage 1 Phase Leader and Subject Leader in English
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Miss Brown was born in Builth Wells. This is a town in the county of Powys, Wales. Her happiest memories, whilst growing up, were the yummy BBQs held at her primary school.Miss Brown enjoys travelling and spending her holidays anywhere hot and luxurious. Miss Brown also enjoys Scrabble and shopping, a lot! She also enjoys Afternoon teas. Miss Brown's biggest achievement to date would be buying her own house!
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Miss C Paige

Year 2 Teacher
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Miss Paige was born in Sandwell during the late summer month of August. She is part of a large family and grew up with her 3 siblings. One of her happiest childhood memories is going to Disney Land in Florida!When Miss Paige was little she wanted to become a hairdresser, however she changed her mind and this lead to her biggest achievement to date: obtaining her teaching degree. In her free time Miss Paige loves to shop for clothes. She also enjoys travelling. Her favourite destination list keeps growing every year as she has visited Lanzarote, Canada, New York, Florida and Mexico. Miss Paige ideally visits any country where it is hot. She also likes to eat out and her favourite restaurant is TGI Fridays.
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Miss C Jones

Year 2 Teacher & KS1 Phase Leader
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Biography coming soon...
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Miss K Edkins

Year 1 Teacher
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Miss Edkins was born at Wordesley in 1993. She has two Sisters, one older and the other younger. In fact her happiest childhood memory was when her little Sister came into the world. Miss Edkins says that her biggest achievement to date would be passing university and qualifying to be a teacher. During the holidays, Miss Edkins likes to visit somewhere warm, with a beach and with lots to explore and see. In her free time she enjoys reading all genres of books and takes part in Karate to keep fit. Miss Edkins enjoys Vegetarian food and likes to tuck into a healthy jacket potato, but she also enjoys a roast dinner with all the trimmings too! You wouldn’t want to get on the wrong side of Miss Edkins, as she achieved her black belt in Karate when she was just 12 years old!
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Miss S Hopkins

Year 1 Teacher
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Miss Hopkins was born at Wordesley Hospital in September. She shared her childhood with her three sisters. Her biggest achievement to date is becoming a primary school teacher. In her holiday time Miss Hopkins likes to visit destinations that are hot. In her free time she enjoys walking her dog Tilly and riding her horse Barney. Miss Hopkins also likes to do clothes shopping...What girl doesn’t?
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Mrs K Morley

Nursery Teacher
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Mrs Morley was born in Stourbridge, on a Tuesday in June. During her childhood she really enjoyed visiting her Great Auntie in Edinburgh and have great memories of fishing for tiddlers with a jam jar and net. Mrs Morley grew up with her two brothers. Today she has her own family and is Mom to three children. Mrs Morley is most proud of becoming a mother and also the moment when she jumped from a great height with a length of elastic strapped to her feet. Bungee jumping was a fantastic achievement!In her free time Mrs Morley enjoys eating out and spending time with her family and friends. She also loves to travel. Before having her children she had visited Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Fiji, America, Canada, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and the Cook Islands. Mrs Morley plans to continue her travelling adventures when the kids have left home! 
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Mrs S McDonald

Nursery Teacher
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Mrs McDonald has worked at Brandhall for 5 years now and is currently working in nursery. She is a mother of one and loves to spend time with her family and friends. She enjoys going to the cinema and cooking.
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Miss A Davies

Learning Support Practitioner
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Miss Davies works in the reception class. She likes listening to music and getting her nails painted. She has two sisters and enjoys spending time with her family.
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Miss L Bladen

Learning Support Practitioner
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Miss Bladen is a level 3 LSP. She was born in the winter months of 1989. Miss Bladen grew up with her elder Sister and her happiest childhood memories were her family holidays. Miss Bladen owns a horse, Bella, who is 11 years old. With her horse Miss Bladen entered a dressage show and came 5th. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
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Miss S Powell

Learning Support Practitioner
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Miss Powell was born March 1995, in Sunny Sandwell. She spent her childhood growing up with her younger Brother. Miss Powell’s happiest memories are of her big family holidays to Devon. She still visits there a lot as her family live in Devon. Her parents have a caravan in Wales too, so she also holidays there quite often. Miss Powell has a puppy, which is a cockapoo! His name is Reggie and she enjoys taking him on long walks. She also loves to travel and explore new Countries and their Cities, her favourite destination being Turkey.
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Mr S. Gough

Learning Support Practitioner
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Mr S Gough is originally from Bromsgrove. He was born in February 1981. Growing up Mr Gough’s happiest times were spent fishing with his Dad. He has one sister who is younger than him. Mr Gough’s biggest achievement to date is earning his qualifications to work with children. He is now the proud Father of 2 boys. Mr Gough does like holidaying; however does not like flying! An interesting fact about Mr Gough is that he only has 9 toes!!
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Miss J Maguire

Learning Support Practitioner
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Miss Maguire was born in 1990. She has 1 brother, who is older than her. In her holidays, Miss Maquire loves visiting her Dad at his home by the sea.Miss Maquire has two young children.
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Mrs J Evans

Learning Support Practitioner
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Mrs Evans is an avid Aston Villa supporter and also has 54 pigeons! She is a keen gardener and enjoys reading, especially autobiographies. She has been with us at Brandhall Primary School for 19 years and says that she is “still loving it!”
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Miss S Evans

Learning Support Practitioner & Forest School Leader
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Miss Evans was born in Birmingham. Both of her parents were teachers. Miss Evans enjoys going to the athletics, going on walks and watching films. She has two guinea pigs called Pippin and Alfie. She enjoys working with the children and doing different activities with them in forest school.
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Mrs S Burgess

Learning Support Practitioner
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Mrs Burgess was born in Birmingham on the 2nd April. She shared her childhood with her one Brother; however she does have lots and lots of extended family and loses count at over 20 cousins! Her fondest memories whilst growing up are being on the beach with her family. Mrs Burgess‘s biggest achievement to date is having her beautiful family. She has two boys; Zak aged 7 and Thomas who is 10 months old. In her free time Mrs Burgess loves to read and play with her boys. Her favourite holiday destination is Cornwall. Mrs Burgess knows sign language and she once jumped off a cliff into the sea on an adventure holiday from school!
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Mrs M Roberts

Learning Support Practitioner
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Mrs Roberts loves it here as she is an ex-pupil of Brandhall Primary School. She has one Sister and a grown up son. Mrs Roberts is also a Nan to Poppy-Rose. Mrs Roberts volunteers as a puppy walker for the West Midlands Police Service. She has done this for the past five years and have helped to train 13 police dogs so far.
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Miss S Reed

Learning Support Practitioner
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Miss Reed is 26 years old and before working at Brandhall, was a deputy manager of a before/after school and holiday club. Miss Reed loves travelling and going on holidays. She has a pet kitten called Frankley!
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Miss R Pallett

Learning Support Practitioner
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Miss Pallett was born in Birmingham in 1989. Growing up her happiest childhood memories were when she was Irish Dancing, as she got to do lots of exhibitions and Feis which took her to lots of places, even New York! She also won lots of medals and trophies. Miss Pallett has an older brother, who does what older brothers do best, and annoys her! Miss Pallett’s biggest achievement to date is becoming a proud home owner. For her holidays Miss Pallett loves to go to Ireland for lots of visits throughout the year to see her family, and likes to go abroad at least once to holiday by the sea and relax. In her free time Miss Pallett loves to shop and enjoys being pampered!
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Mrs J Skeldon

Learning Support Practitioner
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Mrs Skeldon is one of 7 children and grew up in Brandhall, going on to leave the area in 1986. She attended Brandhall Infants and Brandhall Junior School, followed by Perryfields secondary school. Mrs Skeldon is married with two grown up children whom she is very proud of.
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Mrs T White

Learning Support Practitioner
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Mrs White attended Causeway Green Primary School and then Britannia High School. She studied Health and Social Care and Childcare, to Level 3, at Halesowen College. Mrs White has been married for 7 years now and has two wonderful children; Charlie aged 4 and 9 month old Emmie-Leigh. She has always had a love for helping and caring for others, especially children. She says “there is no greater reward than seeing a child grow, flourish and achieve everything they have worked so hard for!”
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Miss J Washington

Learning Support Practitioner
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Biography coming soon...
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Miss L Shaw

Learning Support Practitioner
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Miss Shaw was born in May at Sandwell Hospital. Her happiest memory whilst growing up is Christmas and seeing all her family. Her favourite place to holiday is France. Miss Shaw is Mom to three lovely children, a set of twins and an older Son.
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Mrs S Hall

Learning Support Practitioner
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Mrs L Griffiths

H.L.T.A (Higher Level Teaching Assistant)
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Mrs Griffiths works in Foundation stage in reception and nursery. She has a son who is 16 years old. She enjoys spending time with her family, especially when travelling. Mrs Griffiths also loves the theatre, music concerts, comedy shows and card making.
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Miss T Hatton

H.L.T.A (Higher Level Teaching Assistant)
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Mrs Hatton was born in gorgeous Bromsgrove in 1969 and has two brothers, one who she gets along with and the other one who is annoying! She also has a sister. She has actually been working at our school for 25 years now! You could say she’s part of the furniture! Mrs Hatton went to the outstanding Moat Farm School; she liked reading and writing. She then went to Langley High School. She was 18 when she got her first job and she said it was Brilliant. Miss Hatton has two Lovely boys.
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Mrs S McVeagh

H.L.T.A (Higher Level Teaching Assistant)
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Mrs McVeagh was born sometime in the early 80’s and so, yes, was traumatised by many of the awful pop bands around at the time! She is pleased to say that things have much improved and she thoroughly enjoys listening to Calvin Harris, Rihanna and Cold Play. Mrs McVeagh also enjoys playing sports and exercising. She currently rows down the River Seven on a Friday night for Bewdley Rowing Club and visits the gym when the opportunity arises. However, before you think her an exercise maniac, she assures us that her other hobbies include socialising, eating, reading, eating and eating out!
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Mrs L Young

H.L.T.A (Higher Level Teaching Assistant)
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Mrs Young was born at Mary Stevens Hospital, Stourbridge in 1964. She is an only child. Her fondest childhood memories are spending holiday times with her parents. Mrs Young is a Mother to three grown up children, one girl and two boys. She also has a one year old grandson. Her greatest achievement to date is raising her three children successfully. In her free time Mrs Young enjoys spending time with her family and friends, camping and walking. She owns a touring caravan and enjoys family holidays in Devon and Cornwall.Mrs Young enjoys most foods, however nothing beats a Sunday Roast!
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Mrs A Wood

Office Manager
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Mrs Wood has recently joined Brandhall Primary and is really enjoying working here; we are a great team! In her spare time, Mrs Wood loves watching live music and going to the theatre. She says “I like anything as long as it’s not sloppy or sad!” She has two teenage daughters who she is extremely proud of. The rest of her family live in Portsmouth, Cleethorpes and Spain, so weekends and school holidays are usually spent travelling to visit them. Mrs Wood and her husband have just started to grow their own vegetables and are hoping that they will soon be able to reap the rewards!
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Mr C Durham

Site Manager
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Biography coming soon...
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Mr W Hocknull

Caretaker
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Mr I Gibbs

Instrumental Brass Teacher
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Mr Gibbs is part of the Sandwell Music and Art Service from Sips Education. He is in school every Wednesday and teaches children from a variety of year groups. He runs and organises the school choir and helps to put on a concert every Christmas!
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Mrs N Stewart

Education Welfare Officer
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Mrs Stewart provides support to the school and families regarding attendance and punctuality. She is in our school every Wednesday to offer support and advice.
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Mr D Abbiss

Business Manager
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Mr Abbiss was born in Wolverhampton in 1984 and went to St Chads Primary School. His dream job was to play professional football for Nottingham Forest FC or even be their Manager! He still supports Nottingham Forest and hasn’t given up his dream of managing them one day! Mr Abbiss joined the school in 2008. A perfect day for him would include playing and watching football and spending times with friends and family and laughing all day long!
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Mrs H Rawlings

Office Administrator
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Mrs Rawlings was born in October. She grew up with her 2 Sisters and Brother. During her childhood years Mrs Rawlings holidayed at Shell Island in Wales. One of her happiest memories here was flying her Batman kite from the highest sand dune!Mrs Rawlings is a very proud house owner and lives here with her Husband and retired Grey hound Indy. Mrs Rawlings and Indy volunteer for Pets as Therapy, and have been doing so for the past 5 years. They visit the school every week to help children with their reading and also regularly visit the elderly residents at Beechcroft Care Home in Oldbury. Mrs Rawlings weekends are spent at her caravan in Hereford, whenever she gets the chance. She also enjoys socialising with friends and eating out. Mrs Rawlings does love Italian foods though she also enjoys a chilli and adores Twiglets!
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Miss H Betts

Office Administrator
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Miss Betts was born in Sunny Sandwell in July.She shared her childhood with her 3 sisters and 4 brothers! Growing up Miss Betts had a keen interest in running , and she became the county champion in the 800meters and 400 meter events. In her free time Miss Betts fundraises for her family’s charity Sophie’s Gift, and each year they visit Kenya with the kind donations given to them and help build new buildings for the orphans who live there. Miss Betts recently raised funds by living on only £1 a day for a month....She missed her KFC’s!Miss Betts also coaches people with learning difficulties for a charity called Dudley Olympics. She coaches Athletics, Football and Swimming. Even though fundraising keeps her busy, Miss Betts does also get the chance to holiday. Her favourite destination would be Gran Canarias. She also enjoys socialising with her friends. Especially if they finish the night with a Chinese take away!
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Miss L Truslove

Office Administrator
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Miss Truslove was born in Stourbridge in 1996 but has always lived in Rowley! Her childhood consisted of arguing with her sister (they are the best of friends now) and travelling around England in the family's touring caravan during the holidays with her family and friends. Miss Truslove's favourite place that she has been to is Florida- She loves any type of rollercoaster!Her hobbies include sleeping a lot because she is a teenager but she also watches too much Netflix on a weekend because she can get easily addicted to television series (they literally become her life).Miss Truslove also loves a good take away, Indian being her fav:)