Our Staff 2019/20

We strongly believe in the importance of building closely bonded relationships between children and teachers, and we consider ourselves very fortunate that our small staff and low teacher/pupil ratios allow us to do this. We find that our children happily adapt to different adults and situations from an early age.

A broad background within education allows our staff to apply their unique perspectives and expertise to support all children across the school.  Just as our children have different strengths, so do our teachers. Teachers are assigned to various subjects according to their individual strengths, interests and specialisms. The children are taught most subjects by their homeroom teacher, but also receive specialist teaching for other subjects such as Music, P.E. and Spanish. Coordinators oversee curriculum planning and ensure that continuity, progression and standards are in accordance with our Curriculum.

 

Ms. Alison – Director and Owner

Primary and Middle School Senior Leadership Team / Support Teacher / KS2 Music Teacher

Alison holds a teaching Certificate in Primary Education from Derby University, England.  Her major subjects were in Music, Psychology and Primary Education. She also did an Open University Degree course in Ethnic Minorities and Community Relations and has a TEFL qualification from Warwick University.

Alison has 38 years teaching experience in England, Greece and The Turks and Caicos Islands.

This is Alison’s 28th year at Provo Primary and Middle School.

 

 

Miss Sian – Principal of Primary School

Primary and Middle School Senior Leadership Team / KS2 Co-ordinator / Support Teacher

Sian holds a First Class Honours Degree in Primary Education (BEd. Hons.) from Reading University, England. Her major subjects were in Science and Primary Education.

Sian has 28 years teaching experience in England and The Turks and Caicos Islands.

This is Sian’s 21st year at Provo Primary and Middle School.

 

Mr. Toby – Principal of Middle School

Year 7/8 Teacher (Year 7 Homeroom Teacher) /  Primary and Middle School Senior Leadership Team

Toby holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A. Hons.) in History from the University of Newcastle, UK. He also has a Masters of Letters (M.Litt.) in Modern American History from the University of Newcastle, which included a research placement at Emory University, Atlanta, GA.  Toby then studied Primary Education and has a Post Graduate Certificate of Education (P.G.C.E.) from the University of East Anglia, UK.

Toby has 14 years teaching experience, with 6 years teaching experience in the UK, including 1 year as a Primary School Headteacher.

This is Toby’s 8th year (collectively) teaching at Provo Primary and Middle School.

 

 Mrs. Stefanie

Office Administrator / Support Teacher

Stefanie holds  a Post-graduate Certificate of Education (P.G.C.E) from University College of Wales, Newport. She also holds a Higher National Diploma (H.N.D.)  in Business Studies and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management, both from Kingston University, UK.

This is Stefanie’s 15th year at Provo Primary and Middle School.

 

 

 

Mr. Jason

Year 7/8 Teacher (Year 8 Homeroom Teacher) / Middle School Vice Principal / Senior Leadership Team / Head of English

Jason holds a Bachelor of Education Degree (BEd. Hons.)  He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Inclusion and Special Educational Needs and an Advanced Certificate in Teaching.  All qualifications are from The Queen’s University of Belfast. He holds a Certificate of Higher Education from Harvard.  He is also an Associate Examiner for Cambridge International Examinations.

Jason has 11 years teaching experience, with 5 years in Northern Ireland where he taught Year 6, preparing children for SATS and other secondary school entrance exams.

This is Jason’s 7th year teaching at Provo Primary and Middle School.

 

Miss Iman

Year 6 Teacher

Iman studied Media and Cultural studies at Kingston University before completing a P.G.C.E. in Primary Education (with EAL as a specialism) at The University of East London.

Iman has taught Years 5 and 6 in London for the last 5 years.

This is Iman’s 1st year teaching at Provo Primary and Middle School.

 

 

Mr. John

Year 5 Teacher / PE Coordinator

John holds a first-class honours degree in the Social Sciences and a Primary PGCE with QTS from Sheffield Hallam University.

John has worked as a teacher in an inner city school in Sheffield, England for 18 years, mainly in Years 5 and 6, but in his time has taught all age groups within the primary setting. He has also led Maths, Science, Music and P.E. and had responsibility for formulating behaviour policies.

For 2 years, John also taught Psychology and Sociology in an F.E. College in Sheffield and for 5 years worked as a residential Social Worker in a school and home for Children with emotional and behavioural difficulties.

This is John’s 1st year teaching at Provo Primary and Middle School.

 

 

Ms. Laura

Year 4 Teacher / Primary School Vice Principal / Senior Leadership Team

Laura holds a First Class Honours Degree in Primary Education (B Ed Hons) from Sheffield Hallam University, England – majoring in Drama and Early Years.

She has 30 years teaching experience in England including 3 years as a Primary School Assistant Headteacher and 13 years experience leading English.  She has taught classes from Kindergarten through to Year 4, predominately in Years 1 and 2.

This is Laura’s 1st year teaching at Provo Primary and Middle School.

 

 

Miss Mani

Year 3 Teacher / Primary School School Council Leader

Mani holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A. Hons.) degree from the University of East London in Visual Art Theory and Education. She also holds a  Post Graduate Certificate of Education (P.G.C.E.) in Primary Education, from the Metropolitan University in Manchester, U.K.
Mani taught English to speakers of other languages for 2 years while in Manchester using her T.E.S.O.L qualification. She also has a Yoga’s Up Certificate which qualifies her to teach Yoga to children from ages 6 to 12.
Mani has lived, travelled and worked in Europe, South East Asia, Australia, the Pacific and the U.K.
Mani has 24 years teaching experience with 12 years in primary education in the UK.

This is Mani’s 12th year teaching at Provo Primary and Middle School.

 

Miss Helen

Year 2 Teacher / EYFS Co-ordinator

Helen holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A. Hons) in Early Childhood Studies and a Post Graduate Certificate of Education (P.G.C.E) in Primary Education with Early Years Specialism from University Campus Suffolk, UK.

At her last school, Helen had the opportunity to co-ordinate PE, RE and EYFS across the school as well as have opportunities to lead Forest School sessions with EYFS and KS1. Helen has recently had intensive training supporting young children with Autism.

This is Helen’s 5th year of teaching, with 3 years focused teaching Reception in the Early Years Foundation Stage in the UK.

This is Helen’s 2nd year teaching at Provo Primary and Middle School.

 

Mrs. Helen

Year 2 Assistant Teacher

Helen holds a BA (Hons) in German with Spanish from Newcastle University, and a PGCE from the University of Sheffield.

She has over 10 years experience, mainly in teaching Spanish, German and French at Primary and Secondary level. Helen has also worked as a class teacher in Year 5 and Early Years, and in pastoral roles in Key Stage 3.

This is Helen’s 7th year (collectively) teaching at Provo Primary and Middle School as a Spanish, Toddler and supply teacher across both schools.

 

Miss Lucia

Year 1 Teacher

Lucia holds a Bachelor of Education (B. Ed) from St. Patrick’s College, Dublin City University, Ireland where she also completed an Action Research Project titled “Inclusive practices in quality Physical Education lessons with a focus on children with Special Educational Needs”.

She has worked as a primary school substitute teacher in Ireland and taught Year 2 in the British Heathfield International School, Vientiane, Laos.

This is Lucia’s 1st year teaching at Provo Primary and Middle School.

 

 

Support and Specialist Teachers

Mrs. Indira

Years 3-5 Support Teacher / Supply Teacher

Mrs. Indira holds a Bachelor of Education degree (B.Ed Hons), which she gained at the University of North London, specialising in Health and Recreation.

She has 21 years teaching experience, working in schools in London.  During her career she has had the opportunity to co-ordinate the teaching of RE and Literacy and also held responsibility for the school library.

Her most recent teaching post was at Channing School for girls, a private school, where she taught for 13 years.

This is Indira’s 3rd year at Provo Primary and Middle School.

 

Mrs. Rochelle

Years 6 – 8 Support / Supply Teacher

Rochelle holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A. Hons) degree in Primary Education with an emphasis in Literacy Education, which she gained from The Northern Caribbean University in Jamaica. She also holds a Diploma in Visual and Performing Arts. Rochelle has been a teacher since 2008 and throughout that time has catered to students at the early childhood, primary and high school levels.

Rochelle is very passionate about personal and professional development and has attended several leadership and team-building seminars.

This is Rochelle’s 2nd year teaching at Provo Primary and Middle School.

 

 

Mrs. Anouk

Spanish Teacher / Year 1 &  Early Years Unit Support Teacher

Anouk holds a Bachelor Cum Laude Honours Degree from The American University of
Paris and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from Nottingham University in the UK.

Anouk has more than six years of experience working in British and Spanish schools.

This is Anouk’s 1st year teaching at Provo Primary and Middle School.

 

Mr. Alfred

Music Teacher / Supply Teacher

Alfred has a LRSM, Diploma in Music (ABRSM) from Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts and a Teachers Diploma from The Mico University College (Jamaica).   He also holds a BSC. In Information Technology from the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean, a Post Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security University of Liverpool (UK) and is currently pursuing a MSC. in Cyber Security.

Afred has taught K – High School Music in both Jamaica and The Turks and Caicos Islands.  He has the ability to teach and play multiple wind instruments including clarinets, saxophones, trumpets, trombones, flute,  and guitars drums and piano.

This is Alfred’s 1st year teaching at Provo Primary and Middle School.

 

 

Mrs. Niki

Theatre Arts Performing Arts Teacher
Niki holds a BA (HONS) in Dance from London Contemporary Dance School, is a qualified Professional Studio Instructor with YMCAFit (UK), holds a Professional Associate Diploma in Acting and Musical Theatre from Arts Educational School, London and is a Master Scuba Trainer with PADI.

Niki has over 16 years experience teaching performing arts, fitness and SCUBA to both children and adults in England, The Philippines, Tanzania and The Turks & Caicos Islands. Niki runs an extensive After School Performing Arts Programme for children, teenagers and adults on campus.

This is Niki’s 5th year at Provo Primary and Middle School.

 

Miss Raiven

PE  Teacher / Early Years Unit Teaching Assistant

Raiven holds a Master of Arts (MA) – Applied Health Sciences as a Golden Key International Scholar (top 15% in the Applied Health Sciences faculty.  She also holds a Bachelor of Sport Management (BSM) for which she graduated with a first-class standing.  She has a Minor in Labour Studies. She has also completed Student-athlete (Women’s Football) and been awarded a Level 1 Braille Certification from the University of the West Indies, Bridgetown, Barbados.

Raiven has worked as a Hockey Camp Counsellor and teaching assistant in Canada and a Sport Development Officer for the turks and Caicos Rugby Football Union (TCIRFU).

This is Raiven’s 1st year teaching at Provo Primary and Middle School.

 

 

 

 

Early Years (Kindergarten and Early Years Unit)

 

Mrs. Amanda

Kindergarten Teacher

Amanda holds a B.A. in Physical Education and Biology from Chester College of Higher Education and a Post Graduate Certificate of Education (P.G.C.E.) in Primary Education with Early Years Specialism (3-8 yr olds).

Amanda has 30 years teaching experience in Primary Education both in the U.K. and in International Schools in Sechelles, Malaysia, Singapore and T.C.I.

This is Amanda’s 7th year (collectively) teaching at Provo Primary and Middle School.

 

Mrs. Claire

Kindergarten Assistant Teacher

Claire holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Deaf Studies from the University of Bristol, UK. She also holds a Primary Post Graduate Certificate of Education from the University of Hertfordshire, UK. Whilst studying for her P.G.C.E., Claire spent a year working part-time as a communication support worker for primary aged Deaf children with special needs.

Claire has 12 years teaching experience, with 9 years teaching at Provo Primary and Middle School.

 

 

Miss Claire Marie

Early Years Unit Teacher

Claire Marie holds an International Diploma In Montessori Pedagogy for Early Years Education from the Montessori Center International in London.  She also holds certificates in: Yoga for Children from Montessori Center International; Understanding the Autistic Spectrum Disorder from Montessori Institute AMI and Child Protection, Creative Mark Making and Observation Assessment and Planning from the Camden Training and Media Service.

Claire Marie has 14 years teaching experience, which includes 5 years experience in London and 1 year in Australia. This is Claire Marie’s 9th year teaching at Provo Primary and Middle School.

 

Mrs. Laranda

Early Years Unit Teacher

Laranda holds a Certificate in Early Childhood Education, from The Turks and Caicos Islands Community College (Through the University of The West Indies, Jamaica). She is currently pursuing her Bachelors in Early Childhood Education at The Turks and Caicos Community College.

Laranda has 18 years of teaching experience. She has taught from infant to Year 4. She has 4 years teaching experience in Middle Caicos and 14 on Providenciales, in both the Private and Government schools.

This is Laranda’s 4th year (collectively) teaching at Provo Primary and Middle School.

 

Ms. Myrna

Early Years Unit Teacher

Myrna holds an Early Childhood Certificate from The Bermuda College, Bermuda and an Associate Degree in Education from The Turks and Caicos Community College.

Myrna has 31 years teaching experience in The Turks and Caicos Islands and Bermuda, including 5 years working with students with mental and physical challenges.

This is Myrna’s 21st year teaching (collectively) at Provo Primary and Middle School.

 

Mrs. Kiki

Early Years Unit Teaching Assistant
Kiki has a Child Development Certificate from Miami Dade College and is currently in her second year of her Associate Degree in Education from The Turks and Caicos Community College.
This is Kiki’s 10th year as a teaching assistant at Provo Primary and Middle School.

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Jeannette

Early Years Unit Teaching Assistant

She has a wealth of experience working with young children and has a large family of her own.  She is currently in her second year of her Associate Degree in Education from The Turks and Caicos Community College.  Her first language is French and is happy to support the learning of this language.

This is Jeannette’s 20th year at Provo Primary and Middle School working as part of the Early Years Team.

 

 

 

Ms. Shara

Early Years Unit Teaching Assistant
Shara holds a Minor in Dance from UNC-Greensboro, USA.  She is currently attaining her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Humanities here too.  She is also a Certified Baby Signing Time Instructor (ASL Based).  Shara is also a trained YMCA Professional (Swimming, Dance & Gymnastics) and she coaches at the local gymnastics club. Shara has over twenty years in dance experience and twelve years in dance education.  Over the years, she has brought this strength to our PE and Theatre Arts programmes and she has also developed a gross motor skill development programme (based on the UK PE Curriculum).
This is Shara’s 15th year teaching at Provo Primary and Middle School, with 8 years being in our Early Years Team as both lead and teaching assistant.  she is particularly excited to be a part of our Mindfulness curriculum this year.

 

 

 

 

Cleaning and Maintenance

Our wonderful, hard working cleaning and maintenance staff keep our school clean and tidy everyday.

 

Mr. Sajouste

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Attamae