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Year 5 Staff

Mr Sherman - Year 5 Leader and Class Teacher of Ash


My name is Mr Sherman. I started teaching at Merton three years ago and have loved every minute of it. Outside of school I enjoy playing basketball and watching as much sport as possible. I also enjoy going to the gym, watching a good film and reading as much as I can!


Mrs Garside - Class Teacher of Elm 


I have been teaching for nine years and really enjoy how every day is different. In my spare time, when I'm not looking after my little boy, I enjoy reading and watching films. I also enjoy nail art, learning new patterns and trying them out on myself and friends!


Miss Batchelor - Class Teacher of Holly 


My name is Miss Batchelor, and this is my very first year of teaching. I am already loving it here at Merton with my first class! In my spare time, I enjoy socialising with friends and swimming. I also like to relax by watching TV and reading.


Mrs Gerrard - LSA


I have worked at Merton Junior school since January 2017, I thoroughly enjoy my time at school and look forward to each day there. I have 3 beautiful children, 2 of whom attend the school too. When I am not at work my children and I go out and about hunting for new parks to explore and spend sunny days playing in.


Miss Rodgers - LSA and librarian



I am now in my 7th year here and I love it.  When I'm not at work I like to spend time with my family watching films, going out on day trips and going camping.


Mrs Ballard - LSA


This is my first job in a school as Learning Support Assistant with Year 5 in the mornings and Admin officer in the afternoons.  At home I live with my husband, and daughter Gracie, with our two cats Oreo and Luna, and two guinea pigs, Crystal and Pearl.