Ilfracombe Church of England (VC) Junior School

Year 4



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!


Alisha Wasley - Teacher

I am really looking forward to the year ahead in 4AW, I hope that all of the children have a fantastic year and continue to reach their full potential.

My favourite children's book is 'Matilda' by Roald Dahl, I just love how she can do anything she puts her mind to!

I am most proud of graduating from University and now working in career that I love.


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.



  Nicky Filer - LSA


I love reading all the Roald Dahl books, especially Danny Champion of the World.

I am most proud of my children.

I hope to continue working with the amazing children that I see every day in our school



Steph Hewitt


The mystery and magic of the Harry Potter series makes them my favourite children's books.

I am most proud of completing my degree in a subject that I love.

I hope to continue working with children, giving them all of the support and encouragement they may need.



Emma Paternoster - LSA

My hopes and dreams for the year ahead are to continue supporting children in year four and being able to experience them developing in confidence as the year continues.  

My favourite children's book is the Snowman by Raymond Briggs as its about going on a magical adventure to the Northern Lights with a flying snowman .

I am most proud of my two daughters who always make me smile everyday .



  Sophie Hatch - LSA








Simon Field - LSA