Welcome to our Owls 2 Class page!


Owls 2 Staff Team:

Hello, I’m Mrs Apps.

I am the Year 1 teacher in Owls 2.  I have been working at Ashurst Wood for 11 years, initially as a teaching assistant, then as an Higher Level Teaching Assistant.  As an HLTA I taught KS2 French for 3 years.  I completed a Schools Direct teacher training programme in 2020 and am delighted to now be teaching in KS1.


Ashurst Wood is a very caring school, and this nurturing ethos is important for me as a teacher.  The well-being and self-esteem of every child is top of my list.   I love working with Year 1 and seeing their wonder and excitement about the world around them develop throughout the year.  Children this young also have a huge sense of fun, so our days are always varied and full of smiles! 

Outside school, I have a busy life with my family.  I have a passion for languages and travelling, so when not working, I like to see as much of the UK and Europe as I can. 

I look forward to watching your children grow and succeed in my class.

Hi, I’m Mrs Newman, the Teacher in Year 2. 

I have been working in schools for 17 years, initially as a Teaching Assistant before becoming a Teacher 12 years ago. I have taught in Years 1-6 and really enjoy working in Year 2 seeing the children becoming more confident learners as they grow.


Alongside my teaching role at school I am P.E. leader. It is lovely to see the children trying out new sports and competing in matches. I am also a Safeguarding deputy and jointly lead Geography and Science at Ashurst Wood. 


Outside school I love travelling with my family and visiting different countries around the world. I also like exercise and walking in our lovely local area in which I also live. My own children went to Ashurst Wood School and I have always enjoyed the nurturing ethos of the school as well as the commitment of academic progress of every child. 


I am looking forward to being part of your child’s primary school journey and working with you to ensure they have a wonderful learning experience with us. 




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