Ilfracombe Church of England (VC) Junior School

Year 4



Lauren Caller - Teacher and Year Head


My hopes this year are for 3LC to be the best that they can be!

My favourite children's book is most definitely The Jolly Postman. You can have hours of fun with it! I'm also a huge fan of anything written by Roald Dahl.

I'm always so proud of each and every child I work with and to see the journey they embark on through our wonderful school. They really are all superstars!



Deb Spelman - Teacher

I am really excited to be returning to year 4, which is where I started my career and have many happy memories. We're a great team with a lot of energy. I'm looking forward to getting to know each one of your children and helping them create their own magic moments throughout the year.

My favourite book has always been Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I have a real sweet tooth so the idea of being in a factory surrounding by chocolate and sweets really appeals to me.

Over the past two years I have discovered a love for cycling. Every Saturday my sister and I take to the roads, rain or shine, and power up and down the many hills around North Devon. I was very proud last year when we took part in a cycling sportive and completed 100km!



Tania Slade - Teacher


I hope to have a happy and successful year with my class.

My favourite children's book is You're A Bad Man Mr Gum; it's so inventive and funny.

I am most proud of my two daughters who are both simply wonderful!




Joe Alcock - Teacher


I hope that every child in 4JA can fulfil their potential throughout the year ahead.

My favourite children's book is "Not Bad for a Bad Lad" by Michael Morpurgo, a fantastic tale based around the redemption of a naughty child.

I am most proud of joining a profession that i am very passionate about!




Ali Ravenscroft - Teacher


I am a keen rugby fan and am looking forward to the upcoming Rugby World Cup.

Moving from Suffolk to North Devon has also opened up the opportunity to learn to surf, which is proving to be rather tricky.

One of my favourite things to do is to have a relaxed BBQ on the beach with friends in the glorious British sunshine. I look forward to seeing everyone in September and hope you all enjoy the summer.


 Learning Support Assistants


Ruth Strong - LSA


 My favourite children's book of recent years has to be Michael Morpurgo's War Horse. It takes the reader on an emotional roller coaster.

I'm proud of my family and I hope to continue to do the best I can for all the children that I am privileged to work with.




Jo Kybert - LSA

This year I hope to make school a happy place to be for all the children I work with.

My favourite children's book is Northern Lights by Phillip Pullman .

The achievement that I'm most proud of in recent years has to be cycling fully loaded all the way to Spain from my house here in Ilfracombe. It was both a huge challenge and loads of fun.



  Emma Isaac - LSA


My favourite books are anything written by Roald Dahl especially "Fantastic Mr Fox".

I love supporting children in their learning and watching each individual develop.

I'm most proud of my truly, amazing three children. Two of them have been through Ilfracombe Juniors in their schooling years, my little one will join us September 2017.




Amy Simpson - LSA 

I have worked with children since 1999. Its lovely seeing a few familiar faces around the school that I looked after as babies.  I hope the children have an enjoyable fun experience at school, positive memories like I have. 

I have an eleven year old son that keeps me busy with his clubs etc. In my free time I enjoy camping and spending time with friends and family.

My favourite children’s book is The Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton. It was read to me as a child.




Emily Blackmore - LSA








  Sophie Hatch - LSA