Welcome to Reception! The teachers in Reception are Miss Murphy (Squirrels) and Miss Watts (Hedgehogs).



Hello, my name is Miss Murphy and I teach in Squirrels. I am an Early Year’s specialist and am passionate about early years, having taught in many schools both in the UK and at an international school in Norway. I am interested in keeping fit and like to take part in running events. When I am not in school I am a busy mum to my beautiful son, Theo.





Hello, I’m Miss Watts and I teach Hedgehogs Class. I am an Early Years specialist, and can’t wait to start teaching Reception. I previously worked as a building facilities manager in London but always wanted to teach. When I’m not in school I enjoy walking (especially along the coast), keeping fit and baking.








 Hello, I am Miss Knight and I have been working at St Matthew’s for several years. I have worked as a Nursery Nurse in the Nursery and also in Reception. I also enjoy helping with make the costumes for the end of year productions. In my spare time I like to travel. My favourite place I have been to is New York.





 Hello, I am Mrs Cruickshank! I started working at St Matthew's in September 2016 having been working with children in schools and children's homes for many years. I always enjoyed maths, science and sport at school and I still like to keep fit by running and cycling.  I have three children of my own and love playing games, cooking and camping with them. 





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