Our Teachers

Mrs Summers

Mrs Summers was born and raised in Colchester. She lives with her husband, daughter and a fish. In her spare time, she loves to read books and play music. Mrs Summers plays the flute, piano and cello.

Mrs Summers went to school in Colchester and attended the universities of Sheffield and Canterbury. At university she studied music and completed her teaching degree.

Mrs Perry

Mrs Perry graduated from Essex University in 2015 with a first class BSc Hons degree in Psychology. She then completed her initial teacher training and graduated in June 2016. After that she secured her first teaching job in our school.

Mrs Perry was born and grew up in Colchester, but has recently moved to Suffolk with her husband. Her hobbies include sports and music. She plays tennis with her husband as well as playing netball and hockey. Mrs Perry can play the flute and saxophone and likes to play duets with members of her family.

Mrs McRae

Mrs McRae has been teaching 14 years. She is originally from Kent but moved to Colchester when her husband was posted here. They have three children, all boys, and a border collie dog. She plays netball for a team called the 'Typhoons' and her favourite thing to do is spending time with her family.

Miss Staines

Miss Staines graduated from Anglia Ruskin university in 2009 with a BA Hons in Primary Education with initial teacher training. After 2 years she became English Co-ordinator and then in 2012 she studied to become a SENCO. She been teaching now 7 years. 

Miss Staines grew up in Chelmsford and worked in a small Catholic Primary school in Braintree at the start of her career. She has taught all age groups from Year 1-6, her favourite year group being Year 6. She currently lives on Mersea Island. 

Miss Staines hobbies include singing- she enjoys writing and recording music with her brother and sister as well as being the lead singer in a functions band. She also enjoys baking and walking her two dogs, Bobby and Franklin along the beach in the evenings. 

Mr Aylett

Mr Aylett was born in Canada but has lived in England since 1968. After becoming a teacher he started work in south Essex before living and working in Lesotho, Southern Africa for two years. On returning he worked in schools in both Essex and Suffolk before joining Service Children's Education in 1990. He then spent 20 years living and working in Germany and Cyprus, becoming headteacher of Montgomery Primary School in Hohne in 2002. In 2009 he and his wife returned to the UK and he started work as headteacher of this school.

Mr Aylett has been married since 1983 and has three grown up children. He has two grandchildren who also live in Colchester. He was once, in his younger days, a keen sportsman (representing Essex in athletics and basketball) but now prefers to spend time with his family. He enjoys walking when the opportunity arises as well as cooking and gardening.

Mr Holton

Mr Holton started teaching in 2008 at a small village school in Danbury, Chelmsford. For most of his life he has lived in Essex, including Kelvedon, Witham and Colchester. American Football is his greatest love and he keenly follows the Green Bay Packers. He also spends time learning about computers and his beloved pets. In total there are currently (January 2017) 80 legs in his house! He owns 15 rats and 4 very spoilt guinea pigs!

Mrs Planting

Mrs Planting grew up in Tiptree, where she was a member of the artistic rollar skating club from the ages of nine to seventeen. The group did everything that you see of professional ice skaters, just on four wheels! The sport took Mrs Planting to competitions across the county and as she progressed she got involved in training, a big influence on her ultimate career choice.

Mrs Planting really enjoyed school and went to the UEA in Norwich where she got a first class degree in Psychological Sciences before completing her PGCE in 2009. She was lucky to get her first job in a small village school where she had trained, before meeting her husband and deciding to move back to Colchester.

Outside of school, Mrs Planting loves travelling and visited both Iceland and Australia last year. She enjoys skiing and recently learnt to scuba dive.

Mrs Roberts

Miss Roberts graduated from the University of Cumbria in 2012 with a BA Hons in Primary Education. She began teaching at Montgomery Junior School in September 2012 and has been here ever since. She has taught year three and currently teaches a year five class.

Miss Roberts was born and grew up in Cheshire and moved to Colchester with her husband. One of her favourite hobbies is skiing and she is very competitive when it comes to sport! Miss Roberts admits being slightly obsessed with her pets; she has a huge fluffy cat called Mavis and a lovely small dog called Doug. She enjoys cooking and trying out new recipes.

Miss Cannons

Having completed studies at Nottingham University and the University of East Anglia, Miss Cannons teaching career began in Braintree in 1999. She took up a position at Montgomery Junior School in 2005 after taking a year out of the classroom to backpack around the world. She continues to love spending time abroad as well as unwinding at favourite spots along the Suffolk coast.

When she's not at school (or on holiday), Miss Cannons can often be found out and about with her super shiny black Labrador who is guaranteed to enjoy a stroke if you stop and say hello!

Miss Cannons is very competitive and was once a member of the award winning girl guide tent erecting team in Great Bentley! She is quite good at taking photographs and has recently enjoyed some clay-pigeon shooting lessons.

Mrs Rattray

Mrs Rattray grew up in a military family and lived most of her early childhood abroad. Her only time in the UK was spent in Colchester and her older sister attended Montgomery Infants!  She has been teaching since 1994 and started work at Montgomery in 2008. OFSTED visiting made her first day memorable! 

She lives with her husband and two children who are all very sporty so she works hard at the gym to keep up. Other hobbies include reading and she also loves playing the game ‘Articulate’.

Mrs Dignum

On leaving Middlesex University in 1996, I moved to Colchester and started my teaching career at Montgomery Junior School. I have been responsible for many aspects of the curriculum since joining. However, science and maths are my passion.

At home, I enjoy making and doing activities. Baking, sewing, DIY, gardening and origami occupy my time when not working.

My cocker spaniel, Holly, is a lively dog who keeps me busy walking every day. She particularly likes catching balls and wading through muddy puddles.

I enjoy trying out new things. When I my 30s I attended an adult dance class and even passed 3 exams on the way. Also, my mother originates from the Isle of Man, which makes me ¼ Viking!