Meet our Teaching Assistants

Hello, my name is Lynne Badman.  I have worked at The Brook School since the school opened in September 1999.
I love helping the children to settle in when they start school and teaching them new skills. Its very gratifying to watch them progress through their first year at school and become confident independent children.
I enjoy walking, going to the cinema and spending time with my family.

Hello, my name is Maria O'Keefe and I am a Teaching Assistant. I have been working at The Brook since September 1999 when the school first opened in varying roles.
I enjoy being a teaching assistant and supporting the teachers develop the children's learning.
I enjoy all sports and love football especially when Liverpool FC are playing! I have two boys both in their teens and am married to a fireman.

Hello, I am Amanda Meadows and I am a Teaching Assistant. I have worked at The Brook as a TA since September 2001. I enjoy working with all the children here but especially like meeting the new children who join each year.
I have two girls and I enjoy visiting National Trust properties and country walks with my family.

I am Tracy Gidman and I am a Teaching Assistant.
I started at The Brook as a parent helper and became a member of staff in 2004.  I am a Forest School Leader.
I love animals and have a cat and two guinea pigs.

Hello, my name is Lisa Maposa. I have two children. They both attended The Brook.
I have been working at The Brook for 13 years as a Midday Meals Assistant and for the past five years as a part-time Teaching Assistant.
It is a great place to work and I really enjoy my job.

Hello, my name is Denise Barras and I am a Teaching Assistant, Special Needs working with small groups of children throughout the school.  I started in 2008 and prior to this I was a Parent Helper (and still am!) and have undertaken a number of other duties. I am proud to be associated with The Brook and I love it!
Before this and having children, I worked for a major bank as a PA in London and do not miss the commuting!
Outside of work, I make the most of my time with my family.

Hello, my name is Sam Etchells and I am Teaching Assistant in Duckling Class.



Hello, my name is Sue Potter and I am a Special Needs Support Assistant. I have been working at The Brook since 2012.

I work with children across all year groups on a 1:1 basis and in small groups focusing on phonics, maths and fine motor skills. I am also a Midday Meals Assistant. The Brook is a fab place to work. No two days are the same and I love the children’s enthusiasm for learning and seeing them progress.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with them, going on family holidays, catching up with friends and going to the cinema.