Dominic Patry

Teaching Assistant/ Midday Supervisor

My name is Dominic Patry and I have worked as a Teaching Assistant at St Mary’s since September 2016. Everyday, as I set foot in these hallways I am overwhelmed by emotion at the prospect of how we are changing these young lives for the better, moulding them into fine members of the community. I really enjoy working in an environment where we not just focus on the academic, but the cultivating of a mind that is not afraid of any challenge and knows only perseverance when faced with adversity. What else can I say about working at St Mary’s other than every day is an absolute joy thanks to the amazing staff, spirited children, and the inspiring members of the community.

Katy Norris

Y1/2 Teacher/ Literacy Lead

My name is Katy Norris and I have been at St Mary the Virgin since September 2017. I have taught Year 1/2 for 6 years and previously worked at Cross-in- Hand near Heathfield. I wanted to work at St Mary’s because it is a small and friendly school where we know all the children really well and get to know all the families. There is a great team spirit at the school which makes it a very happy place to be. Outside of school I love going to the theatre, reading books and if time, I walk my chocolate Labrador Wilson on the beautiful Ashdown Forest.