Mrs S Longmuir - Headteacher
I joined Woburn Lower School as Headteacher in January 2020 and it has been a real pleasure getting to know everyone. I am passionate about working together with parents, staff and Governors to fulfil a common goal of achieving the best outcomes for our children. At home, I love reading, swimming and spending time with family and friends.
Mrs P Black - Senior Teacher / Early Years Teacher
I joined Woburn Lower School as the Reception teacher in September 2012 having worked in large urban schools in London and Buckinghamshire for nearly thirty years. I have taught Nursery to Year Six but my passion is for Early Years so much so that I am currently studying for a Masters degree in Early Years education. I am an advocate for the outdoor curriculum across the Key Stages and I love teaching science. At home I enjoy working on my allotment and cooking with the produce I grow as well as going for walks in the woods with my old black Labrador Alfie.
I teach Year 1 and Year 2 in our charming village school, Woburn Lower School. Following four years at University, studying for my degree and my PGCE, I entered into this wonderful profession. I encourage the children to be kind, curious and considerate of one another. At home I enjoy photography and love to go for walks in the countryside.
Believe it or not, many years ago I was a professional ballet dancer. After many years travelling around I then went to work as an actress in London’s West End, before deciding that Stage Management was for me. I spent many happy years “calling” shows. That is the person who sits by the side of the stage and tells everyone when to change the lights, sound, set or pyrotechnics. It was whilst working in theatre that I met Alistair, he was a lighting designer and we married and had two children. As Alistair toured the world we moved out of London to the country and as a mum I spent a great deal of time helping in playgroups and Lower Schools. As our boys grew older we realised that I would probably not go back to working in theatre, so I trained as a teacher instead. The course I took allowed me to teach in a wide range of schools, from village schools of 25 children to big Luton schools with 400. I’ve now taught for many years, and still enjoy the energy that children bring to their learning.
At home I love to spend time in the garden, growing plants, fruit and vegetables and chasing the cats around!
My name is Madame Gylphé. I am a Modern Foreign Languages Teacher of French and German and have been teaching French at Woburn Lower School since 2012. I grew up in France and have lived in Germany. I enjoy speaking French, German and Spanish. At Woburn Lower School, I introduce pupils to their first foreign language and accompany them on their learning journey until they leave for Middle school.
I find it very rewarding to teach pupils about the various French “fêtes” and traditions, and foster their appreciation of the French culture.
My name is Emma Lunn and I have worked in the office job sharing with Jenny Howe since 2016. Woburn is such a lovely school to work in and I love seeing the children grow and progress through the different year groups.
I have a daughter at university and a son of school age and at weekends I enjoy long family walks with our cocker spaniel Lottie.
My name is Jenny Bartlett and I have worked at Woburn Lower School for 10 years!! I am currently working in Squirrels Class, but during my time here I have worked with each year group. I feel very lucky to work in such a lovely little school.
At home I have 15 year old twins and I enjoy taking my Border Collie, Foxy, out for walks.
My name is Kirsty Borthwick and I have been working at Woburn Lower School in Squirrels Class since September 2020. Prior to being here I have worked with children in Early Years settings and have several qualifications up to Level 4 in supporting children’s learning and development across all age ranges. I am really enjoying working in a school environment, getting to know all the children and supporting them in their learning.
I have two children of school age myself and when not working, we enjoy spending time together as a family.
My name is Peter Gendall and I have been the Caretaker at Woburn Lower School since April 2019. My previous roles were in the fire service and latterly as a painter and decorator.
Outside of school, I enjoy taking my dogs for long country walks.
My name’s Sarah Bowyer and I started at Woburn in November 2020 as the Lunchtime Supervisor. I’ve worked in childcare for 24 years - school settings are the best to work in, especially small ones like Woburn. I like to make children laugh and feel safe.
My favourite colour is purple, I enjoy crafting, spending time with my family - I have two girls 9 and 7, two rabbits, a cat and a husband! And I LOVE anything to do with cats!!
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