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South View Community Primary School



Mrs J. M. Tomlins



Welcome to the South View Community Primary School Website. My name is Mrs Tomlins and I am delighted to be leading the school through such an exciting part of it's journey. We hope our website holds all the information you are looking for, but if there is anything else you need please contact our school office. Visits to our school are welcome, and I'd be happy to personally give you a guided tour.

Mrs S. Elliott

Foundation Stage Teacher/PE

I graduated from the University of Wolverhampton with a BEd in Primary Education with QTS. I started teaching at South View in January 2013 and have enjoyed teaching in Year one and more recently the EYFS. In my spare time I enjoy being outdoors, travelling to new places and cooking different types of food. I have a passion for animals from around the world and I particularly enjoy observing them in the wild.

Mrs D Holmes

Foundation Stage Teacher/PE

I have worked at South View since Sept 2012 in the Foundation Stage. I have also taught years 2,3 and 4. After leaving school I trained to be a Nursery Nurse and mostly worked in Maternity units on Post- Natal and Special Care units. I spent 3 ½ years living and working in New Zealand. Whilst there, I worked in day nurseries caring for 2-5 year olds.

I have two children and one very special little grandson. My son lives in Australia and my daughter lives in Peterborough.  I love to travel whenever possible and have a keen interest in dance. I run a dance club for KS1 and KS2.  The children have the opportunity to perform at the Cresset with other primary schools twice a year.

Mrs C Davis

Assistant Head, SENDCO

Hello! My name is Mrs Davis and I am the new Assistant Head, SEND Co-ordinator and I teach in Year 1. I have previously worked in schools in Birmingham and Berkshire, but I have now moved back to Rutland where I grew up, and I am excited to be part of the team at South View. I have mostly taught in KS1 and lower KS2, and have been the English Co-ordinator, SENCo, NQT mentor and Key Stage Lead in my previous roles.


I love to teach stories through Sign Language and particularly enjoy art and geography. I like spending time with my family and friends, as well as reading, tea & cake and trying to keep my mischievous cats out of trouble!


Mrs C Evans

Foundation and KS1 Cover Teacher/French

I'm now back from maternity leave and very excited to be teaching in year one!  When I'm not in school, I spend my time running around after my two boys, building lego castles, getting covered in paint and dressing up as Spiderman!

Miss E Biddlecombe

Year One Teacher/KS1 Lead/History

Hello! My name is Miss Biddlecombe and I will be teaching Year 1 Hazels.  I graduated from Bishops Grosseteste University in Lincoln in 2010 and have 5 years experience as a Year 1 teacher at schools in Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire.  I have previously been Head of Maths, Science and RE and ran the school KS1 choir as I love to sing!

I have spent the last year living in Australia and I travelled to New Zealand, Indonesia and Asia where I volunteered as an English teacher at a school in Cambodia.  In my spare time I like to go on walks and hiking up mountains, I managed to get to the summit of Mount Snowdon last year!  I enjoy reading and visiting new places. I’m really looking forward to getting to know everyone here at South View.

Mr E Reacher

Year One Teacher




Mrs S Gray

Year Two Teacher/RE


Mrs D Hutton

Year Two Teacher

I am one of the new members of the team at Southview having completed my teacher training in 2015.  My training focused on Key Stage 1 and I am delighted to be teaching in Year 2.  I enjoy all aspects of the curriculum, particularly Art, Drama and English.  I am also keen on outdoor learning and hope to make use of the fantastic space we have at Southview, by having lessons outside whenever possible. 


At weekends I enjoy gardening and baking for my family.

Miss S Bell

Year Three Teacher/UKS2 Lead/Art&DT

Hello! I am Miss Bell and I am privileged to be teaching the fabulous Beeches class this year.


Originally from North Yorkshire, I moved to Deeping St James over twelve years ago where I began my teaching career. I spent five years working in the city of Peterborough (Dogsthorpe and Nene Valley). However, since joining South View in September 2009, I have never looked back. Instantly, I fell in love with the school. The children are impeccably behaved and have a real thirst for learning and the staff, especially the teaching assistants, are amazing to work with as they continually go that extra mile to ensure that the children are happy and progress in their learning! What more can you ask for?


I have taught throughout Key Stage 2 and have experience in Key Stage 1. Teaching is my passion; it is not just a job to me! I particularly enjoy teaching Maths, Computing, Science and Geography. Outside of school, I like spending time with my family and taking my two wonderful children, Megan and Louis out on day trips.


I am really excited about coming back full time and being part of a new teaching team at South View.

Miss C Patmore.

Year Three Teacher/ICT

My name is Miss Patmore and I joined the team at Southview in January 2017. I graduated with BA Primary Education (with QTS) in 2013 from the University of Northampton. I have previously taught Year 3 and Year 4 and I am very excited to now be teaching Aspens! 


In my spare time I like to spend time with my family and friends, read and take photos outdoors. I also love messing about with computers which is why I now run Lego Club!

Miss G Turner

Year Four Teacher/LKS2 Lead/Science

I am Miss Turner and I teach Poplars class in Year 4. I have been at South View for 3 years. I was lucky enough to complete my teacher training here and they wouldn’t let me leave!!! I am the subject leader for Science in school and I always love the children bringing in their Science creations to show me. In my spare time I like to go camping with my family and enjoy spending time walking my dog ‘Little Red’ (who is not actually that little).

Mrs S Speechley.

Year Four Teacher

I have lived in Crowland since I was seven and came to South View Community Primary School as a child. I have three children that also came to this school. I started working here as a Teaching Assistant in 2000. In 2009, I graduated from the University of Leicester with a B.A. (Hons) in Educational Studies and at the same time achieved Higher Level Teaching Assistant status. I have worked across the school from Foundation Stage to Key Stage Two but having now completed my Teacher training I am now teaching Junipers’ Year Four class.

Miss H Barrett

Year 5 Teacher/Deputy Head/Literacy/Attendance

Throughout my teaching career, I have been fortunate to work with children from Foundation Stage through to Year Eight in both state and independent schools across several areas of the UK.  I strive to create an enjoyable learning environment and develop inquiring minds enabling every child to develop a life-long passion for learning in order to fulfil their potential. My aim is to encourage children to be as enthusiastic about their learning as I have been throughout my life. 


Mrs R Mark

Year 5 Teacher

Having taught across all year groups, in a wide variety of schools, I am an experienced teacher with a wealth of knowledge and skills to draw upon. I work hard to support children in making progress and as a result, I frequently consult the latest research and adapt my teaching, using a range of strategies to engage and motivate learners.


Ms S Garland.

Year Six Teacher/Maths

Hello, I am Ms Garland and I have just joined South View, this January. I have been teaching for over 20 years across a range of Primary Schools across the Peterborough area. I have taught from Year 3 through to Year 6, but have spent most of my career teaching Upper Key Stage 2.

This year I am teaching Redwoods Class, who have given me a wonderful welcome. I enjoy teaching a range of subjects in particular drama! I try to make my lessons fun and interesting by using a range of different learning styles.

At home, I enjoy cooking, meeting up with friends and travelling to new places.


Miss L Walsham

Year 6 teacher/PSHE/SMSC/School Council

Hello! I’m Mrs Walsham and I have been at South View since Easter 2015 as a teacher in Year 5 and I am now very excited to be teaching in Year 6 (in Oaks Class). Before that, I taught English to children in Italy which was challenging but a lot of fun. When I’m not teaching, I enjoy camping, cycling, reading and spending time with my family and my cat, Stanley. My favourite subjects include English, Maths and History but I also enjoy learning languages, such as French and Italian.

Mrs J Hill.

Higher Level Teaching Assistant/Art

I moved to Crowland in 1983. My daughters came to South View after attending the Abbey 3,4,5 Playgroup, which I had the pleasure of leading. I have wonderful memories of the children and parents and the fun times we shared there. I was asked to help out at South View Community Primary School in, what were then, Reception classes. This led to me becoming a Teaching Assistant in 2004 working across Key Stage One and the Foundation Stage as it is now. Through training and professional development I gained Higher Level Teaching Assistant status in 2010. Children’s learning has been and continues to be a very important and fulfilling part of my life.

Miss L Atkinson.

Nursery Nurse

I have always lived in Crowland, and came to South View as a child. I now have two girls of my own. My eldest now attends the school. I have previously worked in Early Years in Nurseries, before starting here in September 2013, working in Foundation Stage. I love to read whenever I have spare time. I also love to spend time as a family with my daughters.

Mrs P D’Souza.

Teaching Assistant/French

I have been working in South View since 2012. I support children across the whole KS1 and in addition to this, teach French for our KS2 pupils. My hobbies are reading, going to the gym and taking part in quizzes.

Mrs V Edwards.

Teaching Assistant

I have worked at South View school for the past 26 years, most of the time working as a one to one teaching assistant.

I am married with two boys and I have two grandchildren.   I enjoy reading and love to watch  anything about wildlife on T.V.

Mrs A Gratton.

Teaching Assistant

I am a 1:1 SEN TA working in year 6 now. I started working at Southview in 2011 and have worked my way through each year group  of the school. I am married with one daughter, Megan who is 10, and  I live in Weston, just outside Spalding. I love camping, reading and walking.

Mrs R Hart.

Teaching Assistant

I am a wife, and mother of two boys. I enjoy church, time with my family, swimming, cycling and cooking. I am blessed to be in a job I really love.

Mrs D Onibanjo

Teaching Assistant

I’m Mrs Onigbanjo (Mrs O for ease!)

I have worked here at Southview since 2014 and I mainly work in Key Stage 2.

I live in the Deepings and have 3 children. I enjoy socialising with my friends, water volleyball (2016 family champion!) and spa days…..

Miss B Mason

Teaching Assistant


Hello, my name is Miss Mason and I have the pleasure of supporting children across KS1. I have lived in Crowland all my life and attended South View for my own primary school education. Ever since joining the South View family children’s learning and personal achievements, big or small, have been an important part of my work as a teaching assistant and the best part of my job. In the past I worked for a performing arts academy teaching musical theatre and dance across schools in Lincolnshire as well as performing professionally on stage.

Mrs T McKenna

Teaching Assistant

I joined the  Southview team in January this year as a 1:1 Teaching Assistant and I really love working here. Previously I have been a parent helper and a member of the Friends of Southview on and off for the last 12 years and have always enjoyed it. I am also a qualified Children’s nurse and worked on Amazon ward, Peterborough City Hospital recently and have worked with children for many years. I am married and have 3 children and 2 dogs. I enjoy cycling and being outdoors and socialising with friends and I am looking forward to working with Maples this year.

Mrs A Hassan

Teaching Assistant

I have lived in Crowland for over twenty years and my three children all attended South View School. I became a parent helper at the school in 1998 when my eldest child started and began my job as a Teaching Assistant in 2005. I mainly work with children in Year 5 and 6 and also teach French across KS2. I am passionate about reading, enjoy spending time with family and visiting the theatre.


Mrs S Newton

Teaching Assistant

I have been a Teaching Assistant for 28 years and can honestly say I have the best job in the world.
I came to South View in 2013 to work as a one to one Teaching Assistant which I find  very rewarding and challenging all at the same time.

On a more personal note I have 4 wonderful grandchildren who I adore and who keep me on my toes!
When I have time to myself I love reading, listening to music and eating out.

Mrs J Mackay

Teaching Assistant

I have worked as a Teaching Assistant at South View for over 25 years.  I enjoy all crafts, reading and socialising.  I have been married for over 40 years with 2 children and this year I became a Grandma for the first time.  Love shopping, hate cold weather!

Mrs T Stevens

Teaching Assistant

I have worked as a Teaching Assistant for 12 years. I am married with two boys one of which went to South View.  I enjoy reading, shopping and socialising with friends.

Mrs J Sharpe

Teaching Assistant

I have been a Teaching Assistant for 11 years, predominantly in Key Stage 1 and have two sons who also attended South View.  In my spare time I enjoy reading thrillers, baking and spending time with friends.  My pet hate is drivers who don't indicate at roundabouts!

Mrs K Ling

Teaching Assistant

I previously worked in Early Years in a Nursery and as a childminder's assistant after gaining my qualifications. I live with my husband and three children who are 13,9 and 8 and we are currently building our own home after living in a caravan for almost 10 years! I have worked across the school in KS1 and KS2 but will be spending the next year in Foundation. Most of my personal time is spent with friends, family, at my favourite spa or trying out a new delicacy (I love snails and raw mince)!


Mrs J Strickland

Learning Mentor

I have lived in Crowland for 30 years (all my married life!) and our son attended South View too. I have worked in education for 20 years and at South View since 2005. I absolutely love my job! Helping children to succeed in school by removing barriers to learning and encouraging them to enjoy their entire school experience is for me, the ultimate reward. I also love to increase their enjoyment of sport and (as some of you know!) I am a very keen distance runner and also enjoy cycling, squash and climbing.  I am very fortunate to work alongside great members of staff who all share the same positive vision for the children at South View.

Mr R McIntosh

Teaching Assistant

My name is Mr McIntosh and I started at the school last year as a T.A. but I have been the lifeguard at the pool since 2010. This year I will be coaching sport in both key stage 1 and 2 as well as class work. Outside of school I enjoy anything sporty.

Mrs J Munton

Administration Manager

Just over 25 years ago I was appointed School Secretary, a role which has developed over the years to Administration Manager along with a qualification of  Certificate of School Administration.  During this time I have seen over 1200 children start their school life at South View.  There have been many changes during this time and with the combined strength of the staff, children and the community it makes each school day worthwhile.  

In the education system there are constant changes, which also affects the administration roles and keeps us on our toes with the demands of training, new technology and the needs of our lovely children.  I am proud to work at a school to be able to witness how the children continue and develop into well rounded, respectful, polite and well mannered pupils.

Outside of school I enjoy sewing, gardening and reading.  I am also a keen member of the local amateur dramatics group, CADS, where I am actively involved with the annual pantomime and other productions staged by the society.

I have two lovely children who are both happily married.  I also have one granddaughter.

Mrs C Hunter

School Business Manager

I am the School Business Manager at South View and have worked at the school since 2003.  I live in Spalding and have three children.  Outside school I enjoy reading, live music, eating out and being on the beach !

Mrs J Blackbird

Administrative Assistant