My name is Ella Baker and I have been a teacher for 12 years and 8 of those have been at Lobley Hill Primary School. I started my career, teaching in Bristol, before moving to teaching in New Zealand before I came to Gateshead. I have a real passion for the outdoors, and how gardening and the outdoor curriculum can enrich the experiences of our children in school. I also have a love for sport and love coaching rugby in particular.
Out of school, my family are very important to me, my husband Chris, our beautiful daughter Harriet and our two dogs Milly and Lilah. we have recently bought a rundown farmhouse that needs a lot of work and I am very much looking forward to designing and building my dream garden. If I have any spare time, I love to go running, swimming and walking with my dogs.