I have had the pleasure of being the Head teacher of Kniveton Church of England © Primary for nearly 23 years. I previously worked in a school in inner city Derby.
I have seen our school grow from only having two teachers and 35 pupils to 5 teachers and, one year, 75 children! It has been a privilege to share the educational journeys of so many wonderful children and share their family’s lives.
I have a passion for Art and Literacy. I am the English coordinator in school. I also look after:
Teaching and Learning, Assessment,, Safe Recruitment, R.E.,
Collective worship and am the International coordinator.
I have two children- Katie, my daughter, was a Reception teacher at Repton Primary for nine years and has just set up her own nursery in Doveridge and my son, Tom, who has lived in Munich and China and worked at top international hotels out there and is now a chef at the Savoy Hotel in London.
My hobbies are my two adorable grand children: Harvey who is six and Tommy who is four. I also enjoy visiting our partner schools in Sri Lanka and Gambia and carrying out joint curricular projects with them. When I am not busy with these I enjoy painting and drawing, reading, gardening and spending time with friends.
Mrs Lynn Board- Headmistress
Mrs Gorman has been working at Kniveton School for twelve years and currently teaches Class 2 3 days a week, with Miss Robson teaching Class 2 on Thursdays and Fridays.
She enjoys teaching all subjects but particularly loves Maths and playing around with numbers. This is her area of responsibility within school, with PSHE. She is also the teacher representative on the Governing Body.
Mrs. Gill Gorman
Mrs. Slack has been working as a teacher at Kniveton Primary for the last thirteen years. She started working in Key Stage 1 and then moved to sharing Years 2, 3, 4, (Class 2) with Mrs. Gorman, and currently teaches Y5/6 with Mrs. Board. (Class 3)
She enjoys music and is a member of Belper Musical Theatre where she takes part in shows and concerts.
She has two children. Anna has just finished training to teach and Tom is about to go to university.
Mrs. Slack looks after P.E., Computing, Educational visits and is the school link tutor for the university, in our school.
Mrs Nicola Slack
Miss Laura Firth. Infant Teacher
Miss Firth lives in Ashbourne with her partner. She has a BA (Hons) Childhood Studies degree and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education which she achieved with merit. She has been teaching for 7 years and has experience as an Early Years Coordinator and has also taught Years 1 and 2. Her favourite subject to teach is Science. Miss Firth’s hobbies are gardening and reading. She also has a love for animals owning two rabbits, one of which is a house rabbit and two guinea pigs. She currently holds responsibility for science within the school.