Helen Leissle and¬†Shannon Males¬ are¬†our Year 1 teachers.
Helen Leissle gained a BA (Hons.) degree in European Languages and Political Institutions from Leeds Metropolitan University in 1991.¬† She has lived and worked in France, Italy and Germany, before returning to England to settle and bring up her family.¬† Once her two children were of school age, Helen decided to enter the teaching profession, studying for a PGCE at St. Mary‚Äôs University College, in Twickenham.¬† Helen joined Barnes in September 2008. For her first four years here she shared a Year 3 class on a job share basis. She became a full-time¬†Year 1 teacher in September 2013.¬†Helen leads on modern foreign languages and is a huge advocate of pupils learning foreign languages.
Shannon Males has been appointed as a Year 1 classteacher and she will work very closely with the very experienced Helen Leissle. Shannon will also be in her first year of teaching. Shannon studied a three year course in Early Childhood and Education at St Mary‚Äôs University. She graduated from there this summer. Jade Huxley, our Key Stage 1 Leader, will also be working closely with Shannon.