Funded 3 & 4 year old nursery places now available!

Our Staff

Mr Wilson

Head of School

I have the great honour of being Head of School at Shortlanesend. I joined the school in 2009 as Year4/5/6 teacher and Assistant Head and have enjoyed every minute of my time here since. Before I arrived here I taught in a range of schools in Hayle, Plymouth (my home town) and Bedford. I have been involved in education for over 25 years; through which I remained true to ideal that education is about developing the whole child - igniting a life-long love of learning, I believe that the children, parents and staff at Shortlanesend school are equally passionate about education, and all help to create a friendly, warm, safe and stimulating environment.
Outside of school I am a passionate supporter of many sports - especially rugby, enjoy live music and spending quality time with my wife and two children.

Miss Irwin

EYFS Lead and Tamar Class Teacher

Hello, my name is Miss Irwin and I have worked at Shortlanesend since 2022 after moving here from another school where I was teaching for 6 years. I started off as Nursery Lead in our new nursery back in September 2022 and now have the privilege of overseeing the Early Years department at our school and work in Tamar class teaching the Reception children.
I am passionate about learning languages and can often be found bursting in to “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” in French. I believe that it is never too early to learn a new language.
Outside of school my 3 girls keep me busy. I love walking absolutely anywhere and spend my free time walking around the woods or quiet lanes near where I live so say hello if you spot me! Other hobbies include cooking (and eating!) and spending time supporting my family at the rugby.

Miss Adler

Kenwyn Class Teacher (Currently on Maternity)

I feel incredibly fortunate to join the excellent team at Shortlanesend School. I work in Kenwyn Class with the wonderful year ones.
I grew up in London during my early years and later moved to Cornwall. I returned to London to work and do my Art degree. After finishing, I travelled to India where I voluntarily taught in different schools. This was such an enriching experience, it helped me realise my passion for creative teaching. I enjoy learning new things from the children every day; they never stop surprising me with their fun facts!
I missed Cornwall so much, I couldn't wait to come back! I am a lover of the great outdoors. I like to walking on the beach, sea swimming and reading. I also love baking and spending time with family and friends.

Mrs Haynes (currently on maternity) 
Lynher Class Teacher
My name is Mrs Haynes and I am the Lynher Class teacher. This is my second year at Shortlanesend and it is an absolute privilege to be in such a friendly and supportive school. My class bring happiness every morning and they are constantly providing reward for me as they progress day-to-day. Teaching is a new profession for me, during my studies of Sports Science and Public Health I worked in a range of different educational settings, this is where my passion for teaching was ignited. I enjoy making the most of the beautiful Cornish coast, therefore, often spend my days off walking in the countryside or spending some time in the sea. I believe every child deserves an enjoyable, stimulating, and effective learning environment. 
Mrs Lewis

Fal Class Teacher

Hello I am Mrs Lewis and I teach Year 2 in Fal Class.
I started teaching back in 2007 in Oxford at a lovely but challenging school. I enjoyed it so much that I taught there for nearly 7 years! During my teaching career, I have taught all ages from Nursery all the way up to Year 4.
I joined SLE in 2017 and have enjoyed every minute of my time here. It is such a wonderful school with great staff and fantastic children.
Currently I am History, Geography and PSHE Leader. I am also in charge of leading the Read Write Inc phonics program through the school. I also run the school netball team, which I love as I play netball for Falmouth in my spare time.
Other things that keep me busy when I am not working are going for walks on the beach and coastal paths with my son Archie and our dog Buzz. I love exploring new places around Cornwall and you'll often find me on a woodland walk or National Trust property on my days off.

Mrs Ashley
Helford Class Teacher and English Coordinator 
Hello, my name is Kirsty Ashley and I am the teacher of Helford Class and also the English Coordinator across the school. I joined the team at Shortlanesend in 2006 and have thoroughly enjoyed my time here, teaching various different year groups. I have always wanted to teach and have now been a teacher for 18 years. My aim is to provide the children with a rich and engaging curriculum so that they can develop as individuals and gain the skills needed to become life long learners.
When not at school I am kept very busy by my three boys and can often be found on the beach.
Mr Easter

Gannel Class Teacher

My name is Mr Mark Easter and I am currently the teacher of Gannel Class. I have now been at Shortlanesend for 5 years and it has been an absolute privilege to work in such a supportive and friendly school. All the children at the school are amazing and are always surprising me with their curiosity, creativity and enthusiasm. Teaching is a relatively new profession for me after many years of being a chef and then working in the environmental sector with Natural England (12 years as a Reserve Warden on Goss Moor National Nature Reserve). I am passionate about the outdoors and wildlife and love wet and windy walks down at the beach or in the woods with my family.

Teaching Assistants
Mrs Parker - Tamar Class 
Miss Light - Kenwyn Class
Mrs Warchal - Tamar, Kenwyn and Fal Class
Mrs Beach - Tamar Class
Mrs Woods - Helford Class
Mrs Lowe - Gannel Class
Mrs Sandercock - Lynher Class
Mrs Light - Gannel Class
Mrs Kessell


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