Year 2

Mrs Horwood

Year 2 Teacher

I am Mrs Horwood and I joined Waycroft Academy in 2010. I am currently a year two teacher, having previously taught year one, year three and outdoor PE to years three to six. I am the Computing Subject Leader which includes E-safety. I really enjoy seeing children learn and start to take responsibility for their own learning.

Prior to teaching I worked within business and marketing for 15 years. I have travelled extensively and lived abroad. Outside school I enjoy travelling, playing netball, running and challenging myself by entering obstacle course races.

Mrs Maxwell

Year 2 Teacher

My name is Mrs Maxwell. I joined Waycroft in 2002 and have taught children across the school, from reception to Year 6. I particularly enjoy teaching history, having completed a history degree at the University of Bristol, although in my role as a Foundation stage teacher I like to support children as they pursue their personal curiosities and gain an excitement for learning.

I love to travel, both for pleasure and to further my educational experiences. My adventures have taken me to places such as Canada, Thailand and Hong Kong, and I have been lucky enough to visit schools and teach in Ghana, St Lucia and Delhi.

In my spare time I like to enjoy outdoor pursuits, I used to be a regular rock climber and have even jumped out of an aeroplane, but now I have two young children of my own my happiest times are spent with them.

Mr Whitlock

Year 2 Teacher

I enjoy teaching all aspects of the curriculum, but I particularly enjoy the "Eureka!" moments upon cracking a challenging maths problem. Outside of the classroom, I train, teach and compete martial arts, and I find great inspiration from exploring nature. In the academic year ahead, I am excited to celebrate children's many successes.