Meet the Support Staff

You’ve heard from the teachers in the Meet the Teachers section of the website. Here is a little bit of information about our teaching assistants and support staff who work across the school. 

Mrs Bowers
I am Mrs Bowers. I based mainly within one class but you will also see me coming into different rooms and working with children from across the whole school. You will also see me outside at break time! I love Whitehill and I have two children who used to come here too! I enjoy taekwondo and taking part in mindful activities.

Miss Creese
I am Miss Creese and I am a teaching assistant at Whitehill. I have worked here several years and used to come here as a child. You will see me around school and outside when I am on break duty. I look forward to seeing you when you start!

Miss Grinstead
Hello I am Miss Grinstead. I have worked at Whitehill School for over 10 years.

I enjoy quiet reading to myself and love dancing. So if you see me on the playground come and say hello where we can have a dance and a sing song.

You can also find me some lunchtimes running my club Handy Helpers. I can read with you help you with your homework and the last week of term we play games on the computer which I love to join in with. 

Miss Henry
Hi my name is Miss Henry. I’ve been at Whitehill for about 25 years. I love music, arts and maths. I’m outside every lunchtime to help you and keep you safe.  If you’re hurt or ill I am here to look after you. 

When I’m at home I love gardening,  crafting and playing with my cats.

Mrs Keeling
My name is Mrs Keeling and I have worked at Whitehill school for 18 years. My favourite subject is Art and I love anything creative. I have 2 cocker spaniel dogs at home and twin daughters.

Whitehill is a great school!

Mrs McKenna
I am Mrs McKenna and I have been a Teaching Assistant at Whitehill for 2 years. I was born in France and I enjoy learning new languages. I can use British Sign Language and I am planning to start a BSL club. I also love reading, baking and dancing. You will see me around school and sometimes on the playground. I look forward to meeting you all!

Mr Mills
I’m Mr Mills (Junior) and I’ve worked at Whitehill for just over three years. I’m really into fitness at the gym and keeping healthy. Mr Mills (the Headteacher) is in fact my dad and not my brother! You will see me around school and outside when I am on break duty. I look forward to seeing all your faces when you start your new journey at Whitehill.

Mrs Vernon
I am Mrs Vernon. I am a Teaching Assistant and a Librarian (along with Mrs Winter). Our Whitehill library is full of fantastic books; I really think we have something for everyone! 

I am based in a class but can be found all over the school sharing book recommendations. I love reading and talking about books! I also run ‘Bonkers For Books’ club which is lots of fun.  

Mrs Cook
I’m Mrs Cook and you will see me working in the school office. I love working here and getting to see you all when you have to come to the office. You and your parents may have to come and see me to ask about information about trips, letters, music lessons or any other bits going on in school! When I am at home I enjoy gardening and cooking. I look forward to seeing you all when you join Whitehill!

Mrs Lanni

I’m Mrs Lanni and I work in the School Office. I’ve been at Whitehill for just over a year and love working here. I’m usually the one you’ll come to if you’ve forgotten your packed lunch/PE kit/ musical instrument and I’ll ring home to get someone to bring it in. Don’t be scared to knock on our door- we love our visits from the children. 

I’m a mum to three children (age 4, 6 and 9), a husband and have several pet chickens! I love to read and see my friends. 

I look forward to welcoming you all to Whitehill and getting to know you better.