Meet the Staff
Meet the Staff
Executive Head Teacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Richards has been the Executive Head Teacher of Bramham and Shadwell Primary Schools since September 2015 and has over twenty years' experience in teaching. Mrs Richards has spent her time here, ensuring the provision and outcomes for children represent excellence within both settings. Mrs Richards graduated in Newcastle with a BSc followed by a Post Graduate Certificate in Education; she worked for thirteen years in an urban Leeds Primary School, and was promoted to both Assistant Head Teacher and then to Deputy Head Teacher for the last seven years of her time there. Following the arrival of her daughter, Mrs Richards began a new post in The Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL) as Deputy Head Teacher, before accepting the post as Executive Head Teacher for our Federation. Mrs Richards' philosophy for children runs through every vein of our schools; she is devoted to her position in ensuring every child meets their potential; in her commitment to families and in the Federation vision of Excellence for All.
Head of School and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
My name is Mr Rugg and I really enjoy working with the wonderful children and staff in the Bramham and Shadwell Federation. It is a privilege to work as Head of School in Bramham, educating, nurturing and inspiring children and watching them grow and develop each day. I have previously worked across KS2 in contrasting schools in Leeds, with many years based in Year 6 alongside leading Maths across the Federation. Prior to teaching I worked in business and government and have a degree in Business Management alongside my teaching qualifications. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, cycling, music, playing the drums, reading and following Leeds United.
Assistant Head Teacher / SENDCo and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Hello, my name is Mrs Veverka and I am the Assistant Headteacher and Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator (SENDCo) across Bramham and Shadwell Federation. I completed my teaching degree specialising in the Early Years and then went on to complete the National Award for SEN Coordination. I worked as a Deputy Headteacher before accepting a position in the Federation in 2017 based at Bramham Primary School. This year I have completed the Senior Mental Health Lead training and I am passionate about ensuring all children receive the best possible start to their school life and that all children are happy individuals who are excited to come into school each day to see what fantastic things they will be doing. I am very much looking forward to my new role and working across both schools will all of the children, parents and staff.
Reception Class Teacher
My name is Miss Peecock and I’m the Reception teacher at Bramham Primary school. I thoroughly enjoy teaching here, working in a wonderful environment with a fantastic team. The children never cease to amaze me with their enthusiasm and determination to learn new things. I have a love of all things creative and particularly enjoy developing opportunities for children to explore their creative side outside, whether this be a mud tea party or painting in the rain! I find it fascinating to watch the children’s natural creativity develop as they find new and ingenious ways to solve problems and develop their ideas. Above all, I am passionate about providing a stimulating, engaging, and nurturing environment, where children are genuinely interested and engaged in what they are learning about; where they are challenged and motivated to reach their potential; and where they feel they are listened to, valued and respected. Outside of school, I like to spend time with my own children, family and friends, playing tennis and doing anything creative!
Hello my name is Mrs Lewis I’ve worked as a Child Care Practitioner in a variety of settings across Leeds and I’ve recently spent the last 2 years at Shadwell Childcare within the Federation. I love to see children soaking up the world around them and encourage them to ‘ Look up, look down , look all around ‘. Prior to that I worked as a Childminder and a nursery nurse in a primary school covering early years, reception and year 1. This fostered a strong relationship with families in the community and I love it when they now wave at me in their cars or when I teach their families. I love spending time with my two daughters and Bichon Frieze dog who is extra special to us as he has 3 legs and is still able to join us on many adventures. I love to keep busy and enjoy the outdoors and have spent many years camping, walking and exploring both home and abroad with my friends and family and Girlguiding Uk. Recently I completed the Yorkshire 3 Peaks and Mount Snowdon but Ben Nevis is my nemesis as it keeps disappearing under extreme weather!! I look forward to my next adventure and helping to make all the children in Class R grow and develop in a rich and stimulating environment.
Year 1 Teacher & Key Stage One Leader
Hello, my name is Mrs Eggleston and you’ll find me teaching in Class One and I am also Key Stage One Leader, a role I share with Mrs Pelc. As a teacher I look for any opportunity to inspire children and bring the magic into the classroom, from growing magic beanstalks to catching wild things! It is my hope that the children I teach engage with and enjoy learning so they can all reach their full potential. I have a great love of children’s literature with a degree in English in Education and books play a major role in my classroom environment. Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, walking in the beautiful Yorkshire Moors and trying to cook new recipes (always with varying degrees of success!).
Hello my name is Mrs Davis and I am the SEND Teaching Assistant and lunchtime assistant. I have been working in the care industry for the past three years caring for the elderly and keeping them safe in their own homes. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time helping and making a difference to their lives but now as my youngest child is moving onto her next big adventure in starting full time school in September I feel now is the time for me to start my new adventure too. I have had first hand experience with a child who has special educational needs and have dealt with some very difficult and challenging situations. I am really excited to be joining the Bramham Primary School team in September and meeting all the lovely children.
Teaching Assistant and Lunchtime Supervisor
I have worked within the Federation for 6 years and I am currently in Bramham Primary working as a Teaching Assistant in Year 2. I am also in charge of making sure that your lunchtimes are a happy, enjoyable time. Prior to that I was a Credit Analyst with a telefonica company before leaving to have my four children who are all in Shadwell Primary School. I love working in school, supporting children and watching them develop into confident happy individuals. I thoroughly enjoy my position and work in a wonderful environment with a fantastic team.
Year 2 Teacher
Hello, my name is Miss Parsons and I am thrilled to be teaching at Bramham Primary School. I truly love teaching children and my lessons are consistently engaging, as I feel children learn and retain skills more effectively in an environment that stimulates their learning. During my free time, I commission art work so I have a real passion for the subject. I love to inspire the children at Bramham to acknowledge their full potential within Art. As well as Art, I have enjoyed teaching English as it has been highly rewarding to observe children's vocabulary knowledge widen, making their writing a real joy to read.
My name is Miss Ritson and I am the teaching assistant for class 1. I have been at Bramham for six years and I count myself very lucky to be able to work with so many fabulous children and watch them grow into the amazing young people they are. Every day I am amazed by their enthusiasm, hard work and caring attitudes. Outside of school I love reading and going for days out with my family, especially if involves wildlife or taking my little boy to jump in muddy puddles.
Year 3 Teacher
Hello, my name is Miss Cocker and I am very much looking forward to joining the team at Bramham from September 2023. I am excited to share my love of learning with my class and inspire all my students to reach their full potential. I am passionate about student’s personal development and opportunities for increased cultural capital, such as school-based trips, community involvement and extracurricular activities. As a teacher I look for any opportunity to develop engaging and creative lessons, including working outside the classroom, and practical child-led lessons. In my free time I enjoy volunteering (including spending time this summer at a turtle sanctuary) and spending time with friends and family
Year 4 Teacher
Hello, my name is Miss Braim and I am very excited to be joining the Bramham team and start teaching Year 4 in September! I am ready to share my love of learning with the children and help them to develop socially, emotionally and academically. Outside of school, I enjoy travelling, exploring the outdoors and playing the flute. I look forward to sharing my passion for music with the children and enhancing their learning through discussion-based and outdoor lessons. If you walked into my classroom, you would find an environment where children are sharing their learning and problem-solving together to reach their full potential.
Hello, I am Mrs Legault and I’ve been a TA at Bramham now for 10 years. I love working with children of all ages and abilities and take great pride in watching them come in as little 4 year olds and leave as proud confident 11 year olds. I’m a paediatric first aider too so I’m responsible for patching your little guys up when they have a fall. I also drive the school mini bus to all the sports fixtures which I love. I have many interests outside of school too which include dancing, swimming and cycling, and most recently sewing, this has become a great pastime of mine.
Year 5 Teacher
Hello! My name is Miss Ings and I teach Year 5. This is my 6th year working within the Federation and I have loved it. I have previously been French and Computing lead for the Federation. This year, I enjoy working alongside Mrs Veverka as Associate SENDCo, as this is what my university degree was in and is a big passion of mine. I feel privileged to be part of the children's learning journeys and watching them develop and change daily, through discovering new things about themselves and the world around them. My favourite subject is History. Outside of school, I enjoy socialising and going to the gym. Usually in the holidays, I can be found travelling and exploring the world. I am very excited for the year ahead with new challenges and watching the children achieve their full potential and have fun whilst doing so!
Hello! My name is Mrs Beckett and I am the Class 4 Teaching Assistant. I spent 15 years working within the criminal justice system but took a career break to raise my two children. I worked with a lot of children and families over the years and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it so I was keen to change my vocation going forward. I was fortunate to join Bramham in 2021 and I love every minute here. I enjoy supporting children, helping them develop, thrive and excel. No two days are the same! Whether it be supporting the class teacher, one to one work or small groups, it is all so fulfilling, and I love being part of this team.
My name is Mrs Turner and I work as a Teaching Assistant in Class 3. It is my job to help you to learn in the classroom and have a wonderful lunchtime break. When I am not in school I love to spend time with my family going on long walks, watching fun films and baking lots of yummy treats.
Year 6 Teacher
Hello, my name is Miss Prankard and I teach in Year 6. I love teaching in Year 6 because there are so many amazing things to look forward to! We get stuck into some really interesting topics including Global Economy and World War 2 that leads to super interesting learning. We also get to go on a 3 day residential, which is lots of fun and we make loads of memories. Then finally, we end the year with a show-stopping production! It is an absolute whirlwind of a year that whizzes by because we are just having the best time! When I am not planning interesting and engaging lessons that I hope my class will love, I am usually baking, reading or travelling! I also love to regularly see my family in my hometown of Cardiff. I love all subjects that we get to teach in our school, however, my favourites are History, English and PSHE. I have worked in the Bramham Shadwell Federation since 2016 and I have loved every moment.
Hello, my name is Mrs Walker and I love helping children discover the joy of reading and the wonder found in a good book! I was born in Canada and love to travel and have lived and worked in different countries including Paraguay in the heart of South America. I enjoy eating tapas and practising my Spanish whenever I can. I have a psychology degree from Leeds University and loved the opportunity to study with fellow students from all over the world. In my spare time I enjoy swimming, walking, playing tennis and enjoying good food with friends and family. I am looking forward to new and exciting learning adventures together with Miss Alexandra and the Year 5 class.
PE Lead Teacher
I’m Mr Brotherton. I studied Sport at university before undertaking my PGCE and I’ve been teaching at the Federation since 2013; I first taught Year 4 at Shadwell for three years. This was a great part of my career as it meant I got to teach all the subjects we offer at the school. During this time I also began to set up sports teams for Shadwell which meant I got to work with a variety of children outside of the classroom. In 2016 I became a Lead Teacher of P.E. across the Federation. This role saw me step out of the classroom to teach P.E. to the majority of classes at both Bramham and Shadwell, to ensure they have the best opportunities to participate in P.E. and school sport; it’s fantastic! It’s also now my job to ensure that all children enjoy P.E. and are encouraged to lead healthy, active lifestyles. A large part of my current role is developing the sports teams at both Bramham and Shadwell, something which I truly enjoy! My most favourite achievement is being able to help all the children grow as individuals and as teams, working together to become successful and improve their resilience!