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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!