Upper Key Stage 2 (UKS2) Phase Leader – Mrs Smith

Mrs Smith

I have the pleasure in being the UKS2 Phase Leader this year for Year 5 and Year 6. I last knew these two groups of children when they were in Years 3 and 4 so I am looking forward to working with them again and seeing how much they have grown up.

I have worked at Frederick Bird for 15 years now having started as a newly qualified teacher. I have worked in many roles over the years – teacher in years 3-6, Year 5/ 6 phase leader, Year 3/4 phase leader and the curriculum lead.

We have a busy year ahead in UKS2 and will be inviting you in over the year to take part in lots of events and play an active part in your children’s learning. Although it is a phase with Key stage SATS, we will still be aiming to have lots of fun at school.

I look forward to us working together and if you have any questions please come and see me or your child’s class teacher or drop me a message.

Lower Key Stage 2 (LKS2) Phase Leader – Mrs Patel

Mrs Patel

This year I am leading LKS2 (Year 3 and Year 4) as the Phase Leader. I started this role last year just after Easter, so I am very much looking forward to having a whole year with the phase, this year.

I have worked at Frederick Bird for 18 years in many roles across the school, from Nursery to Year 6. I am currently in charge of Reading for the school and I am very passionate about children having access to exciting and engaging books. I will be talking to the children about reading over the year.

I look forward to working together with you as parents, for your child. As a mum myself of two small children, I understand how important the relationship is between parents and school. If you have any questions, please speak to me or one of the team, or drop me a message on Class Dojo or via the school office.

Key Stage 1 (KS1) Phase Leader  – Mrs Franklin-Hackett

Mrs Franklin-Hackett

I have the pleasure in being the KS1 Phase Leader this year for Year 1 and Year 2, I also carried out this role last year so I am very much looking forward to seeing how Year 2 develop and welcoming Year 1 and seeing what joy they bring to KS1.

I have worked at Frederick Bird for 18 years in many roles, many of you will know me for my work with our Special Needs Children across the school.

We have a busy year ahead in KS1 and we will be inviting lots of you in over the year to take part in lots of events and play an active part in your children’s learning.

I look forward to us working together and if you have any questions please come and see me or your child’s class teacher or drop me a message.

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Phase Leader  – Mrs Alonzi  

Mrs Alonzi

I have recently returned from maternity leave and I am delighted to now be the EYFS Phase Leader for Reception and Nursery.  

I have worked at Frederick Bird for many years, across all year groups, so if you have older children, then you may know me already. I have previously led on the teaching of English and I am passionate about the enjoyment of reading. I am keen to share this passion with you and your child. 

Whether your child is joining us in Nursery or this is the first time your child is starting school in Reception, I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible over the coming year. We have lots of exciting learning opportunities planned for the year ahead and we look forward to inviting you into class to participate in the learning with your child. 

If you have any questions, please come and find me on the gate or speak with your child’s class teacher. You can also send us a message on Class Dojo. I look forward to working in partnership with you so that your child has the best start to their school life here at Frederick Bird.