Class Teacher - Taff Fach
Mrs Alyson Underhill-Jones
Originally from Pentwyn (I attended Nursery at St. David’s CIW) I grew up in Sully and Penarth in the Vale of Glamorgan before moving to Bridgend 13 years ago. I completed my teaching degree at UWIC in Cardiff and have worked in various schools across Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan, Rhonnda Cynon Taff and Bridgend. I am enthusiastic and passionate about working at St David’s CIW and am excited to help the children reach their full potential. My roles and responsibilities at St David’s along with being the Nursery teacher is to develop the children’s Health and Wellbeing along with helping the school become a Rights Respecting School. I was delighted that we were able to gain the Bronze Award last year and hope to gain the Silver Award this year. I am very busy with my daughter (who is 11) outside of school and enjoy helping her look after her pony called Daisy. I also have a dog called Sophia, three cats (Louis, Adara and Aleah) and some fish!!
Class Teacher - Taff Fawr
Mrs Clair Hughes
Originally from Taunton, I came to Cardiff to do my teaching degree. I graduated in 1996 with a BA hons in Education. I began working at St David's C/W Primary school in 1997. Having taught the Reception class for many years I am now teaching some of my original pupil's children, which is lovely!
Senior Class Teacher - Rhymney
Miss Sarah Powell
I was very fortunate to join St David's in September 2020. I am orginally from Merthyr Tydfil but I have lived in Cardiff for 5 years. I began my teaching career after completing my PGCE at Cardiff Metropolitan University. I previously taught across a range of year groups in a school in Ebbw Vale before joining the team at St David's. Outside of school, I love cycling, cooking and spending time with family and friends.
I am very passionate about teaching and enjoy supporting children to achieve their very best. I am so pleased to be part of the team at St David's and I look forward to working with you all.
Class Teacher -Ely
Miss Zoe Morgan
With a lifelong dream of becoming a teacher, I am so proud and honoured to be a part of the wonderful team at St David’s Church In Wales Primary School. Born and raised in Bridgend, I spent my childhood making memories with my close-knit family, enjoying time with friends, and always pursuing my hobbies of singing, dancing, and acting. In 2017, I went to University of South Wales where I studied a three-year teacher training course; gaining experience from a range of primary schools and teachers; graduating with a First-Class Honours Degree. This training stood me in good stead, moulding me into the teacher I always dreamt of becoming.
The minute I walked into St David’s, I fell in love with the ethos, community, and wonderfully warm reception I received. To now say I am a KS2 teacher in this school is a real dream come true. As a teacher, I pride myself on the welfare and happiness of the children in my classroom; whilst giving them a well-rounded and enjoyable education. With every class I have the honour of teaching, I will work my hardest to give them the courage and confidence to shine like the stars they are. I have loved every second of my first year at St David’s and I can’t wait for many more years at this fantastic school.
Temporary Class teacher -Usk
Miss Rachel Williams
I have recently started working at St David’s as a supply teacher and have been overwhelmed by the warm welcome I have had from all staff, children, and parents. I am delighted to be returning to the school in September as part of the St David’s team. After leaving school, I completed a Business Economics degree at Cardiff University and started working in an office. However, I quickly realised this was not for me and moved into a coaching role where I would train and support new members of staff. I found this very rewarding and it ignited my passion for teaching. I then began volunteering at a few local primary schools before completing my PGCE in 2020. I believe in creating a warm and friendly classroom environment where children feel supported and comfortable to share their thoughts and feelings. Outside of school, I enjoy travelling, walks along the beach and spending time with friends and family.
Class Teacher - Usk
Miss Genna Lavis Cole
I joined St. Davids in September 2019. Prior to joining St David's I have worked in different Church in Wales schools in the Vale of Glamorgan as an LSO before completing my PGCE at UWTSD. I have had the opportunity to work with a range of children from Nursery to Year 6, along with Eco teams and gardening groups. Outside of school I enjoy watching musical theatre, taking long walks with my dog and travelling to new places.
I am currently on maternity leave and look forward to returning to St David's In July 2022.
Class Teacher -Severn
Mr Scott Morgan
Shw'mae! I am ecstatic to be joining such wonderful school this year! Originally from Carmarthenshire, I'm a fluent Welsh speaker and see it as a goal in my career to inspire and motivate pupils, staff and the wider community to learn the language. I began my teaching career in Newport after completing my PGCE at Swansea Metropolitan University. Over the last 6 years, I have taught in two schools in Newport working across KS2, leading mathematics and Welsh second language development.
Outside of school, I am a keen runner, racing in many 10K and half marathon races each year. Also, I love taking my dog on adventures around Wales! I am delighted to be leading the implementation of the New Curriculum for Wales at St David's.
I very much look forward to an exciting year ahead!
Temporary Class Teacher -Wye
Mr Cory Baker
Mr Scott Norman
Originally from the beautiful location of North Devon, I moved to Cardiff in 2009 to complete my degree and teacher training. After securing my first job in the West Midlands, I couldn't wait to return to Cardiff (which I now think of as home) so thankfully two years later, I joined the team here at St David's (my second home!) in 2016 as a Key Stage 2 teacher. I am proud to bring a calm, organised and patient personality to the classroom and I wouldn't dream of doing any other job. I enjoy working with the children on their journey to become ambitious and confident learners ready to fulfil their lives in an ever-changing and increasingly digital world.
Class Teacher - Ogmore
Miss Bethan Bowen
I am very much looking forward to starting the new school year and becoming the Year 6 teacher! I completed my teaching degree at the University of South Wales and I have gained lots of experience working in different schools across the primary phase through various supply work. This will be my first class and I am very excited to see what the year ahead brings! I am very passionate about giving young children the best possible education in life through high quality teaching and learning experiences! My roles and responsibilities at St David’s include supporting Miss Underhill-Jones to develop the children's Health and Wellbeing and running afterschool Health and Fitness clubs. Outside of school I enjoy spending time with family and friends, going for long walks, attending the gym and reading a good book!