Ullesthorpe Church of England Primary School

Mrs McMurran - Year 3/4 teacher

I have been teaching for 17 years – prior to that I was a pharmacist. I started my second career as a parent volunteer before becoming an LSA. I was inspired by what I saw and experienced in these roles to take the next step and become a teacher. In 2005 I came to Ullesthorpe for an interview and as soon as I walked into the school I felt at home. One of the great things about our school is that feeling of being part of a close family. I joined the team and have been here ever since. After teaching KS1 for many years I moved to Year 3 and 4 last year.


Maths has always been a passion of mine and I try to show children that maths can be fun and exciting. As Maths coordinator I want all children to feel confident and have an “I can do it” attitude with maths. There is nothing better than seeing that light bulb moment when a child makes connections and sees the patterns in maths.


I have three grown up children and spending time with them as well as our family in Scotland is important to me. My husband and I enjoy walking and spending weekend breaks exploring different parts of Britain. However my favourite activity is to curl up with a good book (and possibly some chocolate!)