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Teaching Staff


Mrs South is our Head Teacher. She likes wearing red or purple. She gives out Lyndhurst Champion certificates every Friday to the children who have tried their best.

Likes – Reading, walking along the beach, holidays, shopping, well behaved children and fish and chips!

Dislikes – Banana flavoured things, anything messy or untidy and people who don't say "please" or "thank you".


Mrs Davy is our Deputy Head Teacher. She usually leads our values assemblies and enjoys choosing children to help her! She is very proud of all the children and staff at our friendly, happy school.

Likes – Horse riding, moto gp, films, travelling abroad, dogs and cheese!

Dislikes – Daddy long legs and dark mornings.


Mrs Halley has worked at our school for a long time. She is our Deputy Head and our KS1 Team Leader as well as being Maths coordinator.  She enjoys teaching maths and likes to see polite, considerate children around our school.

Likes – Big cups of tea, smarties and maths.

Dislikes – Bad manners and sprouts!


Mrs Eales teaches in Octopus class in Reception and is our Beach and Forest Schools Co-ordinator. 

Likes – Relaxing on the beach, shopping and eating lots of yummy Thai and Italian food.

Dislikes – Chocolate and getting up early on the weekends!


Mrs Rolfe teaches in Turtle class in Reception. She also helps to organise the children's parade.

Likes – Sunshine, shopping and walking her dog.

Dislikes – Frogs, cotton wool and rushing around.



Mrs Welsted is our Early Years Team Leader and also teaches in Starfish class in Reception. She enjoys teaching her class and is looking forward to this terms topic.

Likes – Dogs, monkeys, Zumba, Disney Films and going on holiday.

Dislikes – Scary films, roller coasters, spiders and spicy food.

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Miss Dawkins teaches in Seahorse class in Reception.

Likes – Cinema, cats, polar bears, reading and shopping.

Dislikes – Rudeness and bad manners.


Mrs Bray teaches for 3 days in Parrot class in KS1.

Likes – Running, fireworks, pink things and reading a good book.

Dislikes – Heights, rudeness and spiders




Mrs Holland teaches for 2 days in Parrot class in KS1 and is our EAL coordinator.

Likes – Strictly Come Dancing, going out and seeing friends and chatting a lot.

Dislikes – People who don't smile, dirty sugar and getting up early!

Mrs Esser is currenty on maternity leave.

Likes – Cooking, Topshop, art and her cat Boris.

Dislikes – Getting up early and slugs.


Mrs Benge is our teacher in Leopord class, KS1. 

Likes –  Cooking, dancing, reading, spending time with friends and family and her cat Tommy!

Dislikes –  Spiders, traffic and getting up early on the weekend.


Mr Johnson teaches Lemur class in KS1 and is our very own bee keeper!

Likes - Hedgehogs, books, sunshine, cycling and cheese

Dislikes - Slugs, bad manners and mushrooms.



Mr Cannon is the teacher in Jaguar class in KS1 and he is very proud to be working at such a lovely school.

Likes –  Good manners, laughter, spending time with his family, reading, riding his bike, listening to funky records and Charlton Athletic.

Dislikes –  Unkindness, snakes and traffic jams.


Miss Angus teaches for 2.5 days in Panther class KS1. She is also in charge of music.

Likes – Being outside in the fresh air, growing things and exploring new places.

Dislikes – Getting up early, feet and brussel sprouts.



Mrs Ellwood teaches in Panther class KS1 for 2.5 days..

Likes – Painting and drawing, sunny holidays and chocolate cake.

Dislikes – Getting up in the morning and tidying up!


Miss Dingwall teaches in Toucan class KS1.

Likes – Anything Disney, Chocolate and relaxing in the sunshine.

Dislikes – Spiders, being late and being woken up!


Mrs Howlin is the teacher in Treefrog class KS1.

Likes – Singing, swimming and making cakes.

Dislikes – Rude people and smelly feet!


Mrs Rix is SEN Teacher. She ensures all the children at Lyndhurst Infant School are happy and enjoy learning.

Likes – Spiders, swimming, reading and walking along the seafront.

Dislikes – Nuts and cold weather.


Mrs Wedgwood is the Teacher in charge of the Special Support Centre (SSC).

Likes – Polite and kind children, going for walks and sparkly things.

Dislikes – Spiders and mess.