Teaching Assistants and Learning Mentors
Mrs. Dawn Palfrey - Learning Mentor (behaviour) - based in year 1
Mrs. Palfrey is also one of our deputy designated safeguarding leads.
I started working at Oldmixon Primary school nearly 21 years ago. My three children came to Oldmixon and enjoyed their time here. I am Key stage 1 Learning mentor; Year 1 Teaching Assistant and Deputy safeguard lead. I enjoy all aspects of my role and love the family feel that Oldmixon Primary School offers.
Mrs. Karen Hynes - Learning Mentor (attendance) - based in year 5
Mrs. Hynes is also one of our deputy designated safeguarding leads.
I have worked at Oldmixon for 19 years. I've worked throughout the school, but never in early years! I am learning mentor and deputy safeguarding lead. I have worked in year 6 for many years but I'm presently based in Year 5. My heart lies with the older children; I have a passion for working with KS2 learning. My main focus is attendance and behaviour management. In higher KS2 we take pride in getting our children ready for secondary school by helping them become independent learners. Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my family and socialising with friends.
Mrs. Andrea Whybrow - Teaching Assistant - based in year 4
Mrs. Whybrow is also our lead first aider.
I have worked at Oldmixon school for several years across all year groups from nursery to year 6.
Mrs. Bethan Brown - Teaching Assistant - based in year 2 (mornings only)
Mrs. Brown is also one of our Talk Boost leads and is MAPA trained.
My name is Bethan Brown. I am a teaching assistant at Oldmixon Primary School. I have mainly supported the Foundation Stage in my time here. I really enjoy seeing the children progress in their first years of schooling. I particularly enjoy supporting children to learn through hands on experiences and seeing their thrill when learning something new.
Mrs. Andrea Hayes - Teaching Assistant - based in year 2 (mornings only)
I've been a teaching assistant for ten years, I moved to Weston last year and joined Oldmixon this September. Most of my career has been in key stage 1, predominantly in Year 2. I am looking forward to being part of the Oldmixon team.
Miss Dani Loud - Teaching Assistant - based in year 2
I've always wanted to be a teaching assistant, so last year I finally took the plunge and went back to college to gain the qualifications that I needed to be able to do so. I am loving being part of the Oldmixon family, and I cannot wait to continue my journey here.
Mrs. Cheryl Parker - Teaching Assistant - based in year 3
Mrs. Parker is also one of our breakfast club leads and family club leads. She also leads forest school.
I am a teaching assistant who has worked at Oldmixon for 20 years across all age ranges and year groups. I particularly enjoy supporting family club, and spending time to get to know our families in a relaxed environment. For a number or years I have ran forest school and love to see our children engaging outdoors, getting involved in teamwork and importantly having fun!
- Teaching Assistant - based in year 1
Mr. Thomas also supports P.E.
Miss Emma Coles - Teaching Assistant - based in year 6
Miss Coles is also our Pupil Voice lead and also looks after our school resources.
I am a Teaching Assistant in year 6. I trained as a nursery nurse at Bridgwater College and came to Oldmixon on placement. All I can say is that I haven’t left since! 21 years have flown by and I’ve worked in every year group from Nursery to year 6. I have two children, a 11 year old son who is at secondary school and a 4 year old daughter who is at Oldmixon. As a family we enjoy music, reading and making memories together. Oldmixon is a fantastic place to work with amazing children who have the best team supporting them.
Miss Emma Cox - Teaching Assistant
Miss Cox also takes a lead role with ELKLAN and leads our Homework Club.
Miss Cox takes a lead in managing our website.
I have worked at Oldmixon for the last 22 years. I came here to Oldmixon as a student from Bridgwater college 24 years ago and then started working in the nursery as a nursery nurse. Since working here I went on to become a teaching assistant and have worked throughout out the school over the years. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and close friends.
Mrs. Jackie Higgins - Teaching Assistant - based in year 5 (Monday - Wednesday only)
Mrs. Higgins is also our playground lead.
I am a Teaching Assistant in year 5. I am from Glasgow, but moved here 12 years ago. I have only ever worked at Oldmixon, and the staff and kids made me feel welcome. I am married and have a daughter and son, and a little Westie dog called Winston. My hobbies are reading and going on long walks with my dog. I absolutely love working at the school, the children are amazing and a credit to the school, I hope I have many more years here.
Mrs. Jackie Robinson - Teaching Assistant - based in Reception
Mrs. Robinson is also one of our Breakfast Club leaders and takes a lead role within compliance in our Nursery.
I have been part of Oldmixon for 31 years. I first joined with my eldest son and have watched both of my children and now granddaughter enjoy their education here at Oldmixon. I was proud to be part of a successful campaign to increase Oldmixon infant school to a growing Primary School. Over the years, I have worked in all classes but my heart lies with the foundation stage.
Miss Jasmine Bastin - Teaching Assistant
Miss Bastin is also our lead person for media and takes a lead role in managing our website.
I am a teaching assistant and have worked at another local school, previous to joining Oldmixon School. I have worked in both KS1 and KS2 and have worked with children with specific educational and behavioural needs, as a one to one support.
Miss Kate Wilson - Teaching Assistant - based in year 3
Miss Wilson also takes a lead role with Talk Boost and ELKLAN.
I have been at Oldmixon for 6 years across EYFS and key stage 1. I enjoy doing language activities with the children. Outside of school I participate socially at the running club.
Mrs. Laura Robertson-Card - Teaching Assistant
Mrs. Robertson-Card is also our family liaison for our families with children in EYFS (Nursery and reception).
My name is Laura Robertson-Card; I have worked at Oldmixon for 6 years across various year groups. I mostly enjoy working in Early Years and I enjoy teaching children new things.
Miss Lisa Marles - Teaching Assistant
Miss Marles is also our lead for our school environment and links to our community.
I have worked at Oldmixon for nearly 7 years. For the majority of the time have worked in year 5 as a Teaching Assistant. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my 3 children.
Mrs. Sally Hince - Teaching Assistant - based in year 6 (mornings only)
Mrs. Hince is also the lead for our School Choir.
I have 5 years’ experience in the education system, and have been part of the Oldmixon family for nearly 3 years. Prior to this, I had a 10 year career as a contract lawyer working in the defence and government services sectors. I am passionate about music, which is always playing in my house, and am proud to say I run Oldmixon Choir, which started life in April 2019. My hobbies and interests outside of school involve spending time with my three children and my family/friends. I used to be a very keen runner, having completed loads of half marathons over the years, and I’m still hoping to run a marathon at some stage!
Miss Lisa Joles - Teaching Assistant - based in Reception
I have worked here for 6 years. Previous to coming here I worked for 18 years at Around 3 nursery. 24 years of early years’ experience altogether! I have also previously been deputy manager. I have always worked in early years, I love working with the children and seeing them learn new things. I believe that the first 5 years is most important for setting them up for life.