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 - It is the igniting of a fire, not the filling the bucket. 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.
Class 5 Teacher
My name is Mr Mark Easter and I am currently the teacher in Class 5. 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.
Class 2 Teacher
I feel incredibly fortunate to join the excellent team at Shortlanesend School. I work in class two with the wonderful year ones and twos.
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 relax on the beach, walk, sea swim and read. I also love baking and spending time with family and friends.
EYFS Teacher (Class 1)Mon-Wed /Year 2/3 teacher (Class 3) Fri
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! I have taught all ages from Nursery all the way up to Year 4.
I've worked at SLE now for 3 years and am very lucky to work in two different classes this year. On Monday - Wednesday I am in Class 1 with the wonderful reception children and on Fridays I am teaching in Class 3 with the fabulous children in there.
I am also PE coordinator and 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 making dens in the woods with my six year old son, Archie and our new puppy Buzz!
EYFS Teacher (Class 1)/SENCO
Hello, My name is Mrs Stanhope and I have worked at Shortlanesend since 2009.
I work in Class one with our wonderful Reception class two days a week and I am also the school SENCO.
I am passionate about music and love being involved with the schools Performing Arts group. I lead our weekly singing assembly to all the children in the school and co-ordinate the music curriculum throughout the school.
Outside of school, as well as bringing up my two children, I lead the music in a Church in Truro and help with a youth group. I also enjoy spending time with friends and family, baking cakes, sewing and going on bike rides.