Mrs Angela Parry


Where do you teach and what are your curriculum responsibilities?

I teach in Maples (Year 5) and I am subject lead for Growth Mindset, Key Stage Two Maths, History and Geography.

How long have you been at Ripponden for?

I started working at Ripponden in September 2016.

Have you taught anywhere else? Where? For how long?

I have previously taught for 15 years in the Harrogate area - 6 years at New Park School, Harrogate, 5 years at Beckwithshaw C. P. School, Harrogate and 4 years at Aspin Park School, Knaresborough.

What is your philosophy on Education?

I try to put the children at the heart of everything I do in the classroom. I want them to be engaged in their learning and develop a love of it that will last a lifetime. I believe that good relationships, between staff, children and parents, are the key to the children achieving their potential. 

Why do you love working at Ripponden?

I love working with such a friendly and caring staff team, and with such motivated and 'full-of-beans' children - their enthusiasm inspires me to be creative with the curriculum and offer fun and memorable ways to learn.

A little about you when you are not at school...

My family are my top priority - I love spending time with them and can usually be found roaming the moors somewhere around Hebden Bridge at the weekend, come rain or shine! I also love to cook, and while away many a happy hour in the kitchen, or sampling the delights of local eateries - essential research! I also enjoy the odd yoga class when I can squeeze one in.