This page contains information about preparing to start at Thomas Coram.
Year 3 teachers
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Mrs BruguierYear 3 teacher
I am Mrs Bruguier, a Year 3 teacher at Thomas Coram. I have two daughters and two sons and a cat. I have taught at TC for 14 years and really enjoy teaching Year 3. Maths, geography, history and art are my favourite subjects to teach. At lunchtimes, I run art club and chess club. When I teach, I like you to have lots of chances to move about and we have a regular run to help us with our learning. I'm really looking forward to meeting you and getting to know you.
Mrs DeeryYear 3 teacher
My name is Mrs Deery, a Year 3 teacher at Thomas Coram. You'll spot me straight away from my big curly hair! I have taught at Thomas Coram for a few years in lower key stage two. At school, I really enjoy creative tasks so my favourite lessons are probably D&T and Art. Outside school, I enjoy cooking, watching films and spending time with my family and friends. In the holidays, I visit my family in Ireland. I'm sure you might be feeling a little nervous about joining a new school but Thomas Coram is a very welcoming, friendly and supportive school with wonderful staff. I can't wait so get to meet you all soon!
Miss HealyYear 3 teacher
I'm Miss Healy. This is going to be my second year at Thomas Coram in Year 3, but I used to go to school here back when it was still a middle school many years ago! My favourite subjects to teach are Maths, English and Art. Outside of school, I love to read when I find the time (especially Harry Potter!) and going to see musicals at the theatre as often as I can! I know you may be nervous about starting a new school, but I am so looking forward to meeting you all and getting to know all about your interests!
Mrs GilesYear 3 teacher
I am Mrs Giles, I am looking forward to meeting you all when we can. I enjoy teaching art andmathematics and I can't wait to work together to produce some fun Science experiments. I love reading and have been looking at books that we can share as a class. I am sure that you are excited to see your new classroom and make new friends.
Mrs ForbesYear 3 teacher
I'm Mrs Forbes and I'm really looking forward to meeting you all! I have worked at Thomas Coram for quite a long time now - in fact I came here before you were even born! I'm lucky to have taught in all the year groups in the past but am very excited to be teaching Mrs Bruguier's class for one day a week this year. I really enjoy teaching English, science and PSHE and love running our brilliant School Council, which meets every week, sharing ideas and discussing ways to make our school even better! When I'm not at school, I like to spend time painting, reading or walking my dog - a crazy Labrador called Dexter who is always up to mischief! Now that you know a little about me, I can't wait to meet you and hear all about the things that make you happy!
Although the Year 3 teachers and teaching assistants are the main staff that you'll work with, the staff below will also be helping make sure you settle into Thomas Coram well and work hard.
Mrs CutlerHead of School
My name is Mrs Cutler and I am the Head of School. I have worked here for many years, in many different roles. This is a lovely welcoming school; my own two children used to attend it when it was a middle school and it was so friendly that I decided to come here too! When I am not in school, I love to read and particularly enjoy going to the theatre. I am very much looking forward to meeting and getting to know you all in September.
Miss WilliamsonAssistant Head
I'm Miss Williamson. I am the Assistant Head and I will be making sure that you all settle happily when you join us in September. I really enjoy being at Thomas Coram because everyone is friendly and kind, as you will see when you get to know everyone. When I am out of school I enjoy gardening, painting and long walks with my dog Lottie. I am so looking forward to getting to know you all!
Mrs GriffithsLower KS2 Phase Leader
My name is Mrs Griffiths and I am the Lower Key Stage 2 phase leader, as well as a Year 4 teacher. I have been teaching at Thomas Coram for nearly 5 years now and I have loved every moment. Although I love Maths, I also really enjoy the more creative lessons like D&T, Art and Music. In my spare time, I love baking, spending time with my friends and family and watching films. As I am sure you will find out, everyone is extremely kind and welcoming at Thomas Coram. We always do our best to make you feel part of the amazing TC family and we can not wait to welcome you into it in September. You will probably have a mixture of emotions and thoughts about moving schools, but it's going to be really exciting. I look forward to meeting you all soon.
I am Mrs Parker. I work with children, parents and staff at Thomas Coram and I also work at Victoria School so some of you might know me already. My job is to support those children who may find their learning a bit more difficult than others for a variety of reasons. I tend to get to know some children very well, some not so much and some of you might not notice me at all! I have two sons - one is all grown up and now lives in Australia and the younger one has just become a teenager. I'm looking forward to welcoming our new Year 3 children and their parents to our Thomas Coram family.
Mr HallsExecutive Headteacher
I'm Mr Halls and I'm the Executive Headteacher. This means that I lead the school with Mrs Cutler, as well as leading Victoria School (so some of you will recognise me already!). Like Mrs Cutler, I've been at Thomas Coram a long time because it's such a great place to learn, work and grow. For me, and everyone here, Thomas Coram is more than just a school: it's a family to belong to - I'm really looking forward to you becoming part of our family in September.
It'd be great if you knew a bit about Thomas Coram - who he was, what he achieved and why our school is named after him - before you even start with us! Below you can listen to a story about Captain Thomas Coram and the Foundling Hospital.
Are you feeling artistic? Artist Nick Sharratt shows you how to draw a foundling girl in her uniform. We'd be really impressed if you arrived in September with your own foundling picture!
You can even listen to a musical written for children about Thomas Coram and the Foundling Hospital!