Sarah Mathys

This is my second year at Totnes St John’s. Having previously worked at the school as a supply teacher, I was thrilled when I saw the advert for a job share in what was then EYFS.


Since qualifying from The University of Hertfordshire with a BEd Honours degree in 1999, I have taught in a variety of schools and across Key Stages, although my experience and expertise is in the Early Years. I love the challenge of finding fun and enjoyable ways to teach, and find working with children of this age immensely rewarding.


Through my teaching I aim to nurture children’s natural desire to find things out by providing learning opportunities that challenge, motivate and inspire. Questions are encouraged and children are guided and supported where needed to find the answers. I encourage the children in my class to take risks and help them to understand that we learn through trial and error.

I am constantly reviewing my own practice and believe that learning should be a journey for all!

Louise Wright