My name is Sue Costello and I am privileged to be the Executive Headteacher here at St Uny. I am a practising Christian and am married with three sons. I am a qualified advanced skills teacher and conduct Ofsted school inspections as a team inspector in primary and special schools. I have extensive senior management experience in schools, including 4 years as a headteacher. In addition, I have experience of being a Senior Leader in Education and a local authority adviser. My particular expertise is English, alongside special educational needs and assessment. I have two Masters degrees: the first in Leadership and Organisational Change and the second in Education. I qualified as a teacher in 1990 and have enjoyed teaching children of all ages during my career in the north east and in Cornwall.
I qualified as a teacher in 1990 and have taught in a variety of different schools both in this country and abroad. I have been teaching at St Uny since 2000 and in that time I have taught every year group from Reception to Year 5. I am Assistant Headteacher responsible for KS1 and Foundation Stage and I co-ordinate Numeracy throughout the whole school. I currently have a Year 2 class.
I did a degree in English and French at Liverpool University, and then had Jack and Livvy! I trained as a teacher in 2005 and have mainly taught Y5 and Y6. I came to St Uny in 2008 after working in Heamoor and Lanner Schools. I am now Assistant Head with responsibility for KS2, Literacy and Modern Foreign Languages. I am also Strategic Leader for Pupil Premium. Outside school I am part of St Ives Surf Life Saving Club and do as much open water swimming, running and cycling as I can. I just wish I was faster!
I started teaching at St Uny School in 1998 after gaining my degree at Bath University. I have taught Year one and two in this time and currently teach a reception class. I now work part time, job sharing with Sarah Brand and we coordinate the Early Years together. I have three children, two of whom attend St Uny School.
I teach in Foundation along with Stephanie Perkins. I have worked at St Uny since I qualified in 2006 and have taught both in Years 1 and 2. I am also the school Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator.
I did a PE degree at Bangor in North Wales, graduating in July 1998. I have taught in KS2 throughout my time at St Uny and currently have the Year 5 class. I am the subject leader for Science and PE and am also the Healthy Schools Co-ordinator.
After growing up in Bromley, Kent, I went to Exeter University where I gained a Bed in Primary Teaching. I taught in Cullompton, Devon for four years before moving to Cornwall with my husband Mark. I worked at Tolcarne School, Newlyn until leaving to spend time at home with our children Matthew and Martha. Whilst my family were young, I did supply teaching in a number of local schools including Heamoor, St.Mary’s CofE & St. Just School. Before coming to St.Uny in 2007, I worked part time at Pendeen School for nine years where I was PE coordinator.I teach the Y3/4 class full time and am subject coordinator for Art and DT. I run a High Five (netball) club, a Rounders club and a Recorder group.
I grew up near Tavistock in Devon. I went to the University of Sussex where I received a BA in Media Practice and Theory. I went on to study for a Masters at Falmouth University and gained a PGCE in 20th Centuary Art and Design Histories and theories. I then worked in local children centres and schools as a teaching assistant before Studying at the College of St Mark and St John for a PGCE in Primary Teaching. Since then I have taught KS2 in St Mellion Primary School before securing a teaching position in St Uny's year 6 class. I am currently teaching in year 4 and I am supporting Sandra Hipson in the role of ICT coordinator.
I spend 1 and a half days a week teaching music at St Uny and in that time I teach every child in the school. I also take year 2 for an afternoon each week.
I grew up in the Midlands, before studying medicine at Newcastle Upon Tyne University. I worked as a paediatric doctor across a number of hospitals in the North East and the West Midlands, until having my twins. Since then, life has changed! We relocated to Cornwall, I retrained to be a primary school teacher and am currently enjoying my second year at St Uny. Together with Chris Basset, we teach the year 3 class.