Mrs Rachel Patterson-Azzopardi
The first time I came to St John's was in 2007 when I was a student teacher completing my PGCE. I was fortunate enough to be given a job in Year 1 at the end of that academic year. My year in KS1 was really enjoyable but I then moved to Year 4 and began leading KS2. I have spent most of time teaching Year 6 and heading up Maths across the school. The children and families are the reason that I am still teaching here today; they make my job both rewarding and enjoyable. My aim, each year, is for every child in my class to reach their academic potential and for them to continue to develop into becoming the person that they want to be when they grow up.
Currently, I am teaching Year 5 for the first time and continuing to lead across the school, including in Maths. I am passionate about this area of the curriculum and like nothing better than teaching children who lack confidence in this subject.
Outside of school, I had a baby in 2019 so life is very busy. As a family, we enjoy spending time outside and visiting family and friends. I am a huge fan of Harry Potter and enjoy watching films when I get the chance.