Early Years Teachers

Mrs Coleman joined Ruckleigh School in January 2018 as the Kindergarten Teacher and Early Years Coordinator having taught since 2001 in both Solihull and Wiltshire. Mrs Coleman was the Early Years Coordinator in a local school raising the Ofsted standard in Early Years to Outstanding and she has taught across all classes in Early Years and Lower School. Mrs Coleman graduated from the University of Liverpool with a science degree and, prior to teaching, worked as a Business Development Manager in WH Smith. Mrs Coleman completed a Diploma in Business Studies before retraining as a teacher at the University of Bath with an Early Years specialism.

Mrs Freeth is an experienced Teaching Assisant who joined Ruckleigh School as an Early Years Practitioner in 2001. Prior to joining Ruckleigh Mrs Freeth spent 7 years in North Solihull working as both a Teaching Assistant and Specialist Support Assistant across all Key stages in Primary Education. Mrs Freeth holds a Specialist Teaching Assistant (STA) qualification gained through Worcester University.

Miss Lutwyche came to Ruckleigh School in 2012 with Early Years Professional Status and NCFE Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualifications. Having previously worked as a early years practitioner for 4 years at St Andrews RC Primary School where she supported children in the early years. Miss Lutwyche comes from a fine art background with a First Class Degree in Design she worked as a freelance designer and community artist prior to her teaching career.

Mrs Chandler joined Ruckleigh in 2015 as the specialist Nursery teacher. Mrs Chandler previously taught in Year 2 and Nursery in a Birmingham Preparatory School. Mrs Chandler gained her primary teaching degree at the University of Worcester and is a qualified Paediatric first-aider. Mrs Chandler has competed in archery across the country and now teaches an introductory extra curricular archery club.