My name is Miss Byrne and I have worked at Sandown for 9 years. This year, I am studying for a Masters Degree in Early Years, so this will be keeping me very busy! I live with my fiancé and am excited to be getting married in 2022. I enjoy living on the South Coast and often go for walks in the countryside or down to the beach. Although I’m not a keen cook, I do like to bake when I can, carrot cakes is my signature dish! I love my garden, from planting and nurturing the plants and flowers to sitting and relaxing in the sunshine with a really good book! I also like listen to a range of music genres and enjoy going to watch live bands and festivals.
My name is Miss Richford and I have taught at Sandown Primary School and Nursery for 9 years. I enjoy travelling and am currently exploring new places in the world by using the alphabet to choose each destination. So far, on my alphabet tour, I have visited Amsterdam, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Dubrovnik and Edinburgh. I wonder where it will take me next!
In my spare time, I enjoy exercising, eating out and going to musicals. My grandmother was Italian so I blame my genes for my love of Italian food!
Miss Byrne and Miss Richford would like to welcome all children and their families to Sandown School.
We acknowledge that starting school can be an exciting but also an anxious time for both children and their parents and carers. Therefore, we work hard to ensure that all families have a smooth transition from Nursery into Reception. We begin this in July with communication with nurseries, home visits, Teddy Bears Picnics and inviting all parents and carers to Class Dojo. When the school year begins in September, we focus on the children being happy and settled above all else. We truly believe that happy and settled children make motivated and independent learners.
We are also very lucky to have two Nurture Teaching Assistants, who run Sandown Seagulls, Mrs Groves and Miss Blackman and two Speech and Language Teaching Assistants, who work closely with the children, Mrs Dennis and Miss Maynard.