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Meet the staff at Rimrose Hope...

 

Senior Leadership Team


Headteacher

Hello my name is Lawrence Crilly and I am the proud headteacher of this wonderful school. I started my teaching career at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Junior School in 1992 and taught there for six years before moving as deputy head to St Silas CE Primary in Toxteth. After four years as the deputy head I became the headteacher of St Silas and worked in Liverpool for a further two years prior to moving into Sefton as the headteacher of Beach Road Primary. In 2008 I joined Rimrose Hope CE Primary and a new chapter began. I am fortunate to work with a fantastic team of people who strive every day to fulfil our mission of having faith in every child.

Choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions a parent has to make and I hope that, as you view this website, you will see the high standards of achievement, innovation and care we offer all the children at Rimrose Hope.

 

Deputy Headteacher

Hello, I am Miss McMinn and I am very proud to be the deputy head of this fantastic school. I have been teaching for 14 years and started off my career as a newly qualified teacher (NQT) at Beach Road Primary School. I began my teaching career in Year 3 and have since worked in Year 6 and most recently Years 1 and 2. I enjoy responding to the different challenges that each year group brings and nothing gives me greater pleasure than seeing the children make good progress during the course of a year. I am responsible for for Key Stage 1, Assessment, RE and English. I am passionate about reading and want to instil a love of reading in the children of Rimrose Hope. It is a pleasure to work at this school and the vision: ‘Faith in our children-the hope for the future’ is at the heart of everything I do.

 

Assistant Headteacher   

Hello my name is Mrs Warrington.  I am proud to be the Assistant Headteacher of this brilliant school! I have been teaching for 13 years. I have worked serving the community of Seaforth for the past 12 years, having taught across all year groups in Key Stage 2.  I am the team leader for Year 5 and 6 and the SENCO/Inclusion Manager for the main school. I teach in one of the Year 5 and 6 classes. I thoroughly enjoy teaching in our school and nothing gives me greater pleasure than to see children achieving their goals and succeed.

 

 

 

Learning Mentor

Hi! I’m Christine Butler, Learning Mentor and Parent Support at Rimrose Hope. I started this part of my career at Beach Road School in 2006, and have continued to be part of a fantastic team of staff at Rimrose. I have had a very varied career, including teaching children and adults, which I hope enables me to help and support children and parents with the various difficulties we all face in modern life. I work full time at the school, so if you need to come in for a chat, please do ring me to arrange a time. My number is 288 6519. I am based in the Community Room on the ground floor, just by the main office. You are very welcome to call in for a tea/coffee.

 

 

Office Staff

Hello! We are the office Staff, Mrs Carol Halliday is the Office Manager and Mrs Karen Murphy and Mrs Sylvia Laurie are Admin Staff. 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Site Manager

My name is Mr. Rogers and I look after the school. I have been the Site Manager since Rimrose Hope opened. My main priority is making sure our children and staff work in a safe environment. I really enjoy working in a great team and with all of the children. 

 

 

 

 

 


EYFS - Nursery

Hello , I am Mrs Owen. I have been working as a teacher for 25 years; most of my work has been in early years. I started teaching in the Nursery at Rimrose Hope in April 2011.  It is a privilege and a pleasure to work with the youngest members of our school and be part of their introduction to our school. The children never cease to inspire and amaze me with their wonderful creativity and imagination. The children learn through exploration and hands on activities and no one day is ever the same. Please visit the Nursery page to find out more about the children's learning journey. Another aspect of my role within school is the shared responsibility with Miss Brady of art and design technology . I am passionate about providing every opportunity for the children in our school to develop their talents in these areas. 

 

 

 


Hello! I'm Miss Broadfoot and you will find me in the Nursery! I enjoy being part of the Early Years team. It is always a special moment when children start nursery and so I try to make learning fun! Another part of my role is to co-ordinate the 30 hour provision for nursery aged children. It is very rewarding being part of the Rimrose Hope Primary School community. On a Wednesday morning I run the toddler group in the community room. It's  a great opportunity to share some time with your baby/ toddler in a friendly, informal atmosphere. There are lovely toys to play with and a range of books to share. If you are interested in joining please pop along.

 

 

 

EYFS - Reception

Hello! I am Mr Ward, Foundation Stage Manager and one of the Reception Class teachers in our school. I love working in the early years as it is a fantastic feeling to watch the children grow from strength to strength throughout the year. I enjoy working with our parents and carers to help the children achieve their potential and it is brilliant to have a resource like this website to help our bond with the children and parents grow even stronger.

 

Hi, my name is Mrs Ventre. I have just started my sixth year of teaching at Rimrose Hope and my fifth year teaching in Reception. I started my journey here as a PGCE student and fell in love with the school immediately. I am passionate about early years education, being part of all those wonderful 'lightbulb' moments our children have as they learn and discover new things! It is an absolute privilege to work at Rimrose Hope and watch our children grow in confidence and ability. 


 

Hi, my name is Mrs Quinn. I have been a Teaching Assistant for 10 years. I began working with Mr Ward when we amalgamated to Rimrose Hope, having previously worked in Beach Road School. I thoroughly enjoy working with Reception and helping the children develop through all areas of the curriculum. It is amazing to see how the children grow in their learning. I love my job as everyday is a unique experience and I feel privileged to be part of such a fantastic team in the Foundation Stage.

 

 

 

 


Hi, my name is Miss Rimmer. I have had the pleasure of working in Reception for the past three years, I am really passionate about my job and love working within the Early Years, I worked with Mr Ward and Mrs Quinn for a year and for the past two years I've worked alongside Mrs Ventre. 

 

 

 

Hi, my name is Miss Spollin. I have worked at Rimrose Hope for around 7 years now and have had the opportunity to work in different year groups throughout the years, but I have been fortunate to work in Reception class with Mrs Ventre for the last three years. I enjoy working with the younger children and I love to see the progress that they make from joining us from Nursery to leaving us to go up to Year 1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi, my name is Mrs Dougan. I've been working at Rimrose Hope since 2012 and I have worked with most years, but currently working in Reception with the little ones. It's a joy working with children and I love my job immensely.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Years 1 and 2

 

Hello, I am Miss Brady and I am part of the fantastic year 1/2 team! This is my fifth year teaching at our wonderful school and I feel extremely lucky to be a part of the Rimrose Hope family. I love watching our children progress and grow in confidence as they move along their school journey. Along with Mrs Owen, I am the Art and Design Technology Coordinator. We are passionate about giving the children opportunities to express and explore their artistic talents!

 

 

Hello,
I am Mrs McComish and this is my fifth year at Rimrose Hope. I am a class teacher in Year 1/2 and thoroughly enjoy watching the children achieve new goals and grow in confidence. I am thrilled to be part of such a wonderful team and feel lucky to have such a wonderful class! I'm looking forward to this year very much! As well as teaching my lovely class, I am also the Geography Coordinator and the leader of the Rights Respecting School Award. 

 

 

 

 

Hello, I am Mrs Congdon, I have been teaching for eleven years, and started as an NQT at Beach Road. I have taught in Year, 1, 2, 4 , 5 and 6 and have a passion for music! I run the school choir, and co-ordinate the band, and other music sessions in school. I would love to one day get the whole school singing every day! 
I love working in Rimrose Hope because I enjoy helping and working with the children to overcome their barriers and fulfil their true potential.

 

 

Hello, I am Mrs Robinson and I have been teaching for 14 years. I have taught in all year groups but especially enjoy teaching in year 1/2. I love sports and I am in charge of P.E in school. I love working at Rimrose Hope and enjoy seeing children reach their full potential .

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello, I am Mrs Duffy I am very proud to work at Rimrose Hope with our fantastic team in Years 1 and 2. I began my supporting role as a nursery nurse at Beach Road School in 1999. I am currently working as a HLTA supporting Miss McMinn and our wonderful children. I have the pleasure of watching our little ones progress and achieve and hope to make a significant contribution to their learning.
 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello,
I am Mrs Rogers and I am the class teaching assistant in 1/2M. I enjoy working with our lovely class and feel like a valued member of the team. I enjoy encouraging the children to reach new goals and try their best at all times. 

 

 

 

 

 

My name is Miss Lawler. I work in Year 1/2 in a supporting role. It is a joy to be a part of Rimrose Hope school and seeing the children develop over the years. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello I am Mrs West and I have been working in the local community for almost twenty years. I have worked in all year groups and am currently working in Year 1/2 alongside Miss Brady. I really enjoy seeing the children blossom as they learn new things. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Years 3 and 4

Hello,

I am Mrs. Ginn and I am team leader for Year 3 and 4. This year I have taken on a new role, working alongside Mrs. Warrington, looking after our children with special educational needs.

I have been a teacher at Rimrose Hope CE Primary School for the last 9 years and have enjoyed teaching children from Year 1 to Year 5. It has been a privilege to be able to watch the children grow in confidence as they progress through the school.

As an Associate Member of the British Dyslexia Association I have a keen interest in helping children overcome barriers to reading and am delighted that we have now achieved the British Dyslexia Association Quality Mark.

 

 

Mr. Stephens - I am a member of the Year 3/4 team and used to be the team leader in Year 5/6. I feel extremely fortunate to be a part of a fantastic team here at Rimrose Hope. I think telling Mr. Crilly that I loved fancy dress got me the job (good job I didn't mention about supporting Liverpool)! Prior to then, I taught in Southport for 10 years, working in Year 5 and Year 3 classes. Since coming to Rimrose, I have worked with fantastic, talented children and this year's class are no exception! Over the course of two years it is amazing to see the children we teach develop and progress as individuals. I feel it is a real challenge and honour in Year 3/4 to help the children make the next step in their journey fully prepared for what lies ahead.
 

Hello, I'm Miss Sullivan, I am part of the Year 3/4 team and have been lucky to meet such special, fantastic children while I've been here. I am extremely passionate about providing a happy, positive environment so your children are excited and eager to come to school to learn. I like to provide the children with a variety of learning opportunities to ensure that everybody's needs are met in order for them all to achieve. I am also Computing Co-ordinator and in charge of the school website, Twitter page and the Parent App, please come and talk to me if you have any suggestions on improving these as communication is key! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi, I am Mr. McWilliam and I am an NQT new to Rimrose Hope, completing my PGCE at Edge Hill University. I am delighted to be part of the 3/4 team in this terrific school supported by a fantastic network of staff throughout. I am looking forward to progressing through this initial year of my new career with my brilliant class who I hope to encourage and enthuse their desire for knowledge whilst giving them the confidence to be in charge of their own learning.

 

 

 

Hello, I am Miss O'Grady. I started my Rimrose Hope journey in 2014. I currently work with Mrs Ginn's class as part of the Year 3/4 team. I am very passionate about Music and it is a delight to be able to pass this onto the children. I see each individual as a single note .. Together we create a MASTERPIECE! If singing is for you, come along to my Rimrose Rhapsodies after-school club! We perform in assembly regularly for everybody to hear all of our hard work.

 

 

 

 

Hello, I am Mrs Ozdemir. I am a Teaching Assistant working in Year 3 and 4. I currently work with Mr. McWilliam supporting our lovely class. I am also a school Governor and secretary of the PTFA. I'm always available to talk about things going on in school if you wish to find out more.
 

 

 

 

Hi, I'm Miss Pendleton. I've been a Teaching Assistant at Rimrose Hope for eight years, but have been working with children in various establishments for over twenty-four years. Whilst at Rimrose Hope, I have been lucky enough to work with most age groups and I'm currently working in Year 3/4 alongside Miss Sullivan. No two days are the same in our school and I really enjoy the vital role I play in helping educate the children from our community. It is amazing to watch a child grow and develop both inside and out throughout their primary years. I contribute as part of a fantastic team who make learning fun and enjoyable. Seeing those 'light bulb' moments and end results make my job worthwhile.

 

 

Years 5 and 6

 

Hi, I'm Mrs Stott - I have worked in Seaforth since 1997, at William Gladstone CE Primary and now at Rimrose Hope. I have taught across the age ranges, from Nursery up to Year 6 which has made my job varied and challenging, both of which make it a great job to have.
I have responsibility for Mathematics across the school. Maths tends to be a 'marmite' subject - you love it or hate it. It is my aim to ensure children at Rimrose Hope love it!  
I am team leader for the CLD Resource Base, Rose Class.  In Rose Class we have a team of people who have made the environment caring and nurturing to enable the children to progress in all areas of the curriculum.  It is a great place to work, the children keep us very busy and two days are never the same!

 

Hello, I am Miss Moffatt, I am an NQT (Newly Qualified Teacher) currently working in year 5/6. I am looking forward to the year ahead and seeing the children progress and develop their skills. My specialism is Science and I am lucky enough to lead this subject at Rimrose Hope. I'm really excited about the opportunities that I can give the children over this academic year.  

 

 

 

 


I am Mrs Toohey, I have been a Teaching Assistant at Rimrose Hope since it opened its doors in 2009.
I have been a part of the year 5/6 team since and I am currently a HLTA working with Mrs Warrington. I love the challenges, children and rewards this year group bring,including working with inspirational staff.


 
 

 

 


Hi, my name is Miss Sach. I am currently working in Y5/6 but I have also worked throughout the different key stages. I worked at Beach Road School for three years before it amalgamated with William Gladstone and became Rimrose Hope School. I enjoy watching the children learn, grow and progress to their abilities. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi I am Mr Ward, a Teaching Assistant in Year 5/6. I have been at Rimrose Hope for approximately seven years; one year as a volunteer whilst qualifying and the remainder working with children on a one-to-one basis. I enjoy all aspects of school life and look forward to the future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rose Class

(Resource Base for Children with Complex Learning Difficulties)

 

Mr Keating
I have taught in Seaforth since 1993, firstly at Our Lady Star of the Sea, until my semi-retirement in 2011. I then delivered the Change4Life programme to a number of Sefton schools, to engage more children in sport and also ran Parents As Educators courses in some  schools in Numeracy and Literacy, as well as supply teaching. Since January 2014, I have had the privilege of teaching the wonderful children at Rimrose Hope across all of the age ranges, with fantastic support from all staff, with the added bonus of teaching the children of former pupils of Our Lady Star of the Sea! My current role is teaching the wonderful children in Rose Class alongside a dedicated team of colleagues. The children are a credit to the school, their families and themselves, coming into class every day wanting to learn and trying their best in all that they attempt.


Hello, My name is Mrs Pollard and I have worked in both William Gladstone and Rimrose Hope Schools as a Teaching Assistant since 2000.  I am currently working in Rose Class as a HLTA It is very fulfilling to see the children grow, develop and see them gain in confidence.  It is lovely to celebrate in their uniqueness.
 

 


 

 

Mrs Byers
I am a teaching assistant in Rose Class and have many years experience working with children who have special needs. I enjoy working as part of a dedicated team and in such a lovely school. I care very much about meeting the needs of all the children and in particular helping to create a nurturing learning environment. 

 

 

 

 

Hello, I am Miss Moran, a Teaching Assistant. I started my journey at Rimrose Hope in 2008 working across various sections of the school. My current position at school is within the special needs provision which is a position I truly enjoy. 
 

 

 

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