Samantha Townes

I started teaching after completing my degree and then the Graduate Teacher Programme in the East Midlands.

For many years I taught Year 6 and loved it. Year 6 children are good fun and it is great to be by their side as they transition into secondary school. When I started teaching at Prestbury I was the Year 6 teacher for two years until I made the move to Year 3 and LKS2. I am so pleased to be teaching the Year 3 and Year 4 children as they are so full of awe and wonder and they are a real joy to be with. It does not matter the sort of morning you have had because as soon as they walk in through the door, you cannot help but smile. They are keen to please and are willing to work hard and are looking to laugh and have fun at every opportunity.

I am also the Deputy Head and I love this aspect of my job. This role allows me to work closely with Mr Capener and support all the staff and children at our school. I feel incredibly lucky to work alongside the team at Prestbury as I think they are second to none. We have such a willing and happy staff and this makes our school a great place to be for adults, parents and children alike.

Outside of school I have two young children who keep me incredibly busy. We love spending time with our wider family and are always off out together having picnics at National Trust properties. We also love to cuddle up and watch films at home and eat lots of popcorn! My class are always telling me their latest recommendations for Netflix and Disney +!

I strongly believe that every child can shine at school and I feel at Prestbury we always celebrate the whole child and not just their academic ability and this is why I love my job.

Let your light shine that people may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven
  • After reading Stickman by Julia Donaldson, we collected twigs and made our own Stickmen to have adventures with.

  • Year 1 experienced what it is like to collect and carry water today if you don’t have access to clean water. They w…

  • We enjoyed making our own Christmas pudding in worship today whilst remembering mix up Sunday.

  • Reception have enjoyed drawing and writing about their aliens this week. Great work everyone.

  • Year 5 and 6 had their first match of the year. They performed incredibly well in the cold and dark conditions. Gre…