Meet Our Teachers

Barn Owls - Reception

Mrs Chapman

My name is Mrs Chapman and I am the teacher of Barn Owls. I have worked at Wellington Primary Academy in EYFS since it first opened in 2014. I live in Pewsey with my two children, Sophie who is 15 and Emily who is 11. I love reading, walking and visits to the beach. I am looking forward to getting to know all of the new Owls in September.

Snowy Owls - Reception

Mrs Mercer

My name is Mrs Mercer and I have been working at Wellington Primary Academy for a year now. I am originally from Cheltenham in the Cotswold’s and moved to Tidworth last summer. I trained in Cheltenham and specialized in Early Years, computing and science. I have taught a variety of ages but my heart is with EYFS (reception). I am very passionate about my job and I love watching children grow and learn, and believe that the first year is so vital for setting them up in life. I have had some crazy hobbies over the years, including being part of a youth circus! I also enjoy walking my dog and swimming. I spent most of my time as a child in the swimming pool and used to attend competitions most weekends, so the swimming pool has become my happy place. I understand the importance of learning through play and really enjoy setting up an engaging environment for the children every day.

Kestrels - Year One

Mrs Pooley

Hello, my name is Vicky Pooley and I've been teaching 15 years. During that time I have taught every year group, been the English leader and also SENCO. I started my career in Devon and after 7 years I took a break to volunteer in Papua New Guinea, working with teachers there. Like so many of the children at Wellington Primary Academy I am also the child of a soldier. I lived in Germany for many years as well as a number of other places. I have been lucky enough to travel quite a bit over the years and a highlight of this, recently, had been to hold a koala. I look forward to continuing my teaching career at Wellington Primary Academy.

Kites - Year One

Miss Calder

I trained as a teacher at the University of Winchester. Whilst at university, I gained teaching experience through placements in a range of year groups which included the Early Years Foundation Stage, Year 1, Year 2 and Year 4. After graduating I have been teaching Year 3 at a large primary school in Melksham. Outside of school, I enjoy taking part in sport especially netball and spending time in the countryside.

Robins - Year Two

Miss Brunton

I completed my teaching degree at Marjon University in Plymouth in 2014. That August I moved to Germany to complete my NQT year in Y2, where I remained until 2018 when I had a change of scenery and went into FS2! Whilst in Germany I have enjoyed being an active representative of the mess where I have had the opportunity to help to organise social events and I have spent many weekends adventuring around Europe. I am looking forward to starting at WPA, meeting the new pupils and staff, being back in the UK to explore more of the South Coast and to being able to shop on a Sunday!

Goldfinches - Year Two

Mrs Rooke

My name is Mrs Rooke, this is my second year teaching Year 2 at Wellington Primary Academy and I am going to be teaching your child in Goldfinches class in September. In my spare time, I enjoy kayaking and particularly enjoying paddling on the French lakes. Recently, I have tried my hand at learning to sail and found I am very good at capsizing boats. I also enjoy gardening and grow a lot of my own fruit and vegetables. I enjoy music and sing with a choir and play the oboe and piano. I am also passionate about reading and when time permits I can usually be found with my nose in a book. I look forward to welcoming you child into Goldfinches in September and look forward to getting to know them.

Hawks - Year Three

Mrs Osei-Konadu

I'm Mrs Josephine Osei-Konadu, and I'm excited to start my first year here at Wellington Primary Academy. I am married to a soldier and blessed with 2 wonderful girls who are both pupils of the school. My passion for teaching began as a mother. My daughter opened my eyes to the rewarding life of working with young children. I find joy in witnessing a child learn something new, knowing I was a main influence in their doing so. The impact I make in their lives makes for an even bigger and completely gratifying impact in my own life. My philosophy is that each child is unique, therefore they learn and thrive at their own pace and that is what I aim to bring to my class. When we moved to Tidworth, we had the joy to send our eldest daughter to this school and immediately fell in love with the school, teachers, and community. I feel very privileged to be joining this amazing team of teachers and to facilitate growth and learning for the children. In my spare time, I like to catch up with friends and cook to relax me. I look forward to many more years here!

Wagtails - Year Three

Miss Doyle

I am Miss Doyle. I have just finished four years at the University of Winchester completing a M.Ed in Primary Education. During my time at university, I have taught in both Key Stage 1 and 2, as well as completing a teaching placement in America. Coming from a forces background, I am excited to start my teaching career in an area that has always felt like home. I am looking forward to working alongside families and staff in the Wellington community. In my free time, I enjoy travelling, spending time with friends and family and continuing my own learning.

Ospreys - Year Four

Miss Taylor

Hello! My name is Miss Taylor and I am going to be with Year 4 Ospreys. I have been with Wellington Primary Academy for a year already and am really excited to working with the year 4’s. Previously, to starting at WPA, I lived in the Middle East for ten years where I studied and then taught in a British International School. During my two years teaching in KS1 I worked with a lot of children from different backgrounds and cultures, as well as languages. Now teaching in the UK I have found pleasure in enlightening the children on the world around us and look forward to further incorporating this into my teaching and learning. I thoroughly enjoy working with the children on thematical, creative and exciting topics, developing them with the children and ensuring they are engaged and happy. Outside of the classroom I am an avid reader and have over 300 books!

Woodpeckers - Year Four

Mr Bailey

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you ahead of the new academic year when I will be joining Wellington Primary Academy as Deputy Head Teacher. My name is Mr Bailey and I have recently relocated to Wiltshire from Poole, Dorset. I am passionate about education and imparting knowledge to the next generation. I have worked across the primary phase in a variety of schools. Most recently I have been working as Head of Year Four in a large junior school. Outside of school I have a variety of interests, such as playing badminton, sketching and reading. I am looking forward to getting to know you and your children when the new term starts. I look forward to being part of the Wellington Primary Academy family.

Kingfishers - Year Five

Mr Jeynes

My name is Mr Jeynes and recently qualified as a teacher at the University of Worcester. During my placements on my PGCE course I was fortunate enough to gain teaching experience, across a range of year groups in KS1 and KS2. Originally from Plymouth, I moved to the Herefordshire area to undertake my university studies. Having recently qualified I look forward to joining the Wellington Primary Academy community and working with my Kingfishers class. I believe that a child’s learning experience at primary school needs to promote a love of learning that challenges both their strengths and weaknesses. My outside interests include travelling, keeping active and spending time with my family and friends. I am a keen reader, avid film watcher and passionate about sport.

Falcons - Year Six

Mr Bruce

I have been teaching for many years now and have been lucky to teach Year 2 to Year 6- enjoying every year group. I am passionate about teaching and learning, believing everyone can achieve if they have a good learning behavior. Students say I am strict, which I am, because I have high expectations and high standards for myself and everyone else. They do (some) also say I have a good sense of humor, especially when teaching outside of the classroom on a class residential. I have been able to dress up as different characters showing my more chilled side. Outside of school I love the outdoors, having a career background in this. I have 2 lovely mountain bikes, Josephine and Fiona, who I like to ride down big hills bouncing off rocks as I go (luckily with full safety gear as I do crash sometimes!).I am looking forward to another Year 6 class with students I already know.

Sparrows - Year Six

Mrs Wallis

Originally from Lancashire, I began my teaching career there 8 years ago. Three years ago, I jumped at the chance to teach in Germany where I was lucky enough to travel some of Europe and America. I’m now looking forward to the next adventure in Tidworth and exploring the south of England. As a new mum, my daughter keeps me very busy but I also enjoy singing and watching shows in my spare time.