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Meet the Team

Mr Kew

Early Years Leader & Teacher

My name is Jay Kew and I am thrilled and excited to be the new Reception Teacher and Leader at Barton Farm Primary Academy. I cannot wait to meet each and everyone of you in person very soon, but until then I thought i would introduce myself in a few lines. I have been a passionate Early Years teacher for the last five years at a large Infant School near Hedge End, before that teaching and living in Brighton. I adore teaching in Year R and truly believe that by providing children with the best possible start to their education, they will leave Year R as happy, confident and curious learners for the rest of their journey through education...naturally Year R is the best! In my free time you will often find me outdoors, taking long walks with my mischievous Golden Retriever Archie, who I'm sure you will hear lots about over the next year, attempting to hike up mountains or enjoy jogging at the local Park Run. Please give me a wave and say hello if you see me out and about. I am an avid traveller and try to spend as much of my free time as possible exploring exciting places around the world and love sharing these with my pupils. I would like to say that I am also quite 'green fingered' following our recent stint at home, but like my pupils I still have things to learn to become a great gardener. Oh and not forgetting supporting the best football team in the world...Southampton FC. I feel privileged to be given the opportunity to teach the first class at Barton Farm and cannot wait to start our adventures together. keep safe, take care and see you all very soon.

Mrs Keogh

Admin Officer

My name is Mrs Keogh and I can’t wait to start at Barton Farm Primary Academy. I am passionate about working with children have spent the last 3 years being in charge of all things admin at an inner city primary school with some 660 children in Southampton. I’m married with two grown up sons who have certainly kept me busy while they were growing up. I love being in the great outdoors and enjoy walking, gardening and going to the beach. When the weather isn’t so nice I keep myself busy with arts, crafts and sewing. The school is looking amazing and I am so excited about meeting you all and being able to see the children flourish during their time with us.

Mrs Taylor

Learning Support Assistant

I’m really looking forward to supporting in Mr Kew’s class and getting to know you all! I’ve been working at a preschool with 2-4 year olds, so you will all seem quite big to me. It’s going to be so exciting to be in a brand new school together, learning and having fun. II am married and have two grown up children. When I was younger I travelled a lot and lived on a ship for a while. Then I worked in an office in London and Basingstoke using my French for a long time but after I had my own children I realised that I really enjoy helping others to learn and grow so I started working with children. I love kayaking, cooking and adventure stories. What do you love? Do come and tell me when we see each other at school in very soon.

Mrs Read

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

I'm Ms Read and i’m very excited to be helping you as you start your learning journey. I’ve worked within a school setting for many years and have experience across Early Years, KS1 and KS2. I also worked as a co-teacher in kindergarten, whilst living in Virginia. During my last post I worked across Early Years and KS1 as a HLTA, plus supervisor of the after school club. I continued to work in Early Years throughout the pandemic. In my spare time, I love to cook, craft and be creative and really enjoy woodland walks with my children and being in my garden. I love to visit Hilliers Arboretum. I do hope you are keeping well and have had a wonderful summer.

Miss Parfitt

Learning Support Assistant

I'm Miss Parfitt 22 years and for the last two and a half years I have worked in a local primary school supporting children. I have been a dancer for most of my life and still enjoy it as a hobby. At some point I would love to travel and explore other countries. I am really looking forward to meeting you and getting to know you all very soon