James Neal

I retrained and qualified as a Teaching Assistant in 2013, then completed my Foundation Degree in Supporting Teaching and Learning in 2017. I have been a Teaching Assistant at Prestbury since September 2015. I particularly enjoy teaching PE across Lower Key Stage 2, in addition to taking our children to many sports events during the year. The residential trips to PGL are also a highlight for me!

In my previous career I was a vehicle technician for 23 years, mainly with manufacturers such as BMW and Porsche.

I live with my wife and two children, plus our little dog Alfie. Both of my children are extremely active; my son plays cricket and rugby and my daughter also plays cricket for the Cheshire County under 18’s girls team. We have a very busy family life but we wouldn’t have it any other way!

My own interests include cricket and I am a coach at Macclesfield Cricket Club. I play Crown Green bowls and also Short Mat indoor bowls, in which I represented England for 4 years. As a family, we love holidays in North Wales but our highlight was a trip to South Africa, where we visited our partner school, Maxonia. The partnership with Maxonia is something that I am very passionate about, having visited with school back in 2016.

Let your light shine that people may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven
  • The Reception children enjoyed learning about Lunar New Year. They received red envelopes from two of their friends… https://t.co/L3AVmHa7eQ

  • Y2 peer editing this letters from Paddington to Aunt Lucy https://t.co/dgL3oxVJP5

  • The Reception children enjoyed making their own repeating patterns, first using body percussion and then natural ob… https://t.co/2fLsfkcDIO

  • Year 5 had a wonderful time in the snow this afternoon ❄️☃️ https://t.co/tHGLV8EKyh

  • Key Stage 1 have been having lots of fun in the snow today. There’s been snow shops, snowmen, snow mounds and lots… https://t.co/3MBlsAKF88