7A | Mrs Mashiter | R7 | Mitton

My name is Mrs Mashiter. I really enjoy being a Year 7 form tutor and helping the new pupils settle into Ribblesdale. We always work together as a team in form to support each other to make new friends and find our way around school. I have two children called Florence who is 5 and Edward is 2, they keep me busy! I was also brought up on a farm with lots of cows. In my spare time, I enjoy netball with my friends.


7B | Mrs Ainsworth | G3 | Mitton

Hello my name is Mrs Ainsworth and I teach science along with looking after form 7B. I really take pleasure in being a Year 7 form tutor and cannot wait to meet you. I am sure you will have lots to tell me; such as fun facts about yourself and what you have been up to over summer. If I don’t end up with you in my form I really hope that I get to teach you science. See you in September!

7C | Miss Billington | G7 | Edisford

My name is Miss Billington. I have been working at Ribblesdale since 2015. I have just returned to Ribblesdale after having a little girl called Grace. She is so curious and into everything that she shouldn’t be into. The subject I teach is geography and I have done the occasional PE lesson too! I love spending time outdoors and exploring the country, especially the Lake District. My favourite type of food is Mexican even though I have never been to Mexico! I am looking forward to meeting all the year 7s in September and I am sure you will love Ribblesdale.

7D | Mrs Taylor | R6 | Edisford

Hi, I have been working at Ribblesdale since September 2000 (a long time).  I teach history and I am Curriculum Area Leader for humanities, as well as being an Associate Senior Leader.  Every September I get very excited to welcome in our new year 7 pupils and I am really looking forward to getting to know everyone.  I enjoy reading, walking and watching my favourite football team, Manchester United.  I have two children aged 7 and 12 and I enjoy spending lots of family time with them too.  My favourite food is Italian and like most people, I love going on holiday!  I am sure that you are all really looking forward to joining us at Ribblesdale and ready to open the next chapter in your lives.

7E | Mrs Caswell | G1 | Downham

Hi, my name is Mrs Caswell and I am fortunate enough to be the form tutor of 7E which is in the best house, Downham. This is great for me as purple is my favourite colour.  I am also a science teacher so my form gets to be in a cool science lab every morning. I love travelling and trying different types of food (love biscuits!). I have an adorable black Labrador called Millie which I walk every day and have hens, three of which were hatched at Ribblesdale during science week. Looking forward to meeting you soon.


7F | Mrs Bradshaw | R15| Downham

I love being a dedicated year 7 form tutor as I get to meet you before you even start school at Ribblesdale. I enjoy hearing how excited you all are and taking you through to the next stage of your school life. I have a daughter who attended Ribblesdale so I also know what it’s like to be a parent of a pupil who attends this school. Here are some things you might like to know about me : My favourite colour – Green, season – Summer, food – Chinese, book – any autobiography, drink – water, hobbies – shopping and reading. If I don’t end up with you in my form I really hope that I get to teach you mathematics.

7G | Mrs Houldsworth | C1 | Chatburn

My name is Mrs Houldsworth and I’m one of the year 7 form tutors. The main subject I teach is maths but I’ve had a year 7 form since I started at Ribblesdale 5 years ago and I really enjoy it! I look forward to meeting my new group in September and hopefully doing lots of exciting things throughout the year!

7H | Mr Patel | B1 | Chatburn

My name is Mr Patel and it has been a great pleasure being a year 7 form tutor for the first time in my teaching career. I have learnt a lot and cannot wait to continue on this journey to try and make Ribblesdale an enjoyable and lasting experience for you. I like to keep fit by taking part in spinning classes and my favourite food is chicken. I love spending time with my family at the weekends and during the holidays. I absolutely love teaching science. I am very much looking forward to meeting you all in September so that we can share some great stories about your summer adventures.

7J | Mrs Lynch | B6 | Waddington

My name is Mrs Lynch and I have been a year 7 form tutor for a long time. I teach science and my form are in Waddington house. I have two dogs they are called Ruby and Teddy, I also have chickens and love cooking using the eggs they lay. I am looking forward to meeting you in September and hearing about yourself and what you have been doing over the Summer.

7K | Mrs Whalley | D8 | Waddington

My name is Mrs Whalley and I’m really looking forward to meeting you! It might seem a bit daunting making the step to high school but I promise you that you’ll be looked after and you’ll have a great time; learning new things and making life-long friends. So you’ll feel like you know a bit about me before you start here are some things about me:

My favourite colour is blue. My favourite food is fish and chips. My favourite book is Jane Eyre (and all other books on this planet). I am a Blackburn Rovers fan and I love to go trampolining with my children. I can’t wait to hear all about you!