Six teachers from Queen Elizabeth’s School to marry this summer – with five to wed on the same day

BLISS: Six teachers from QE School in Wimborne are getting married in the same year

BLISS: Six teachers from QE School in Wimborne are getting married in the same year

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THE school bell will barely have stopped ringing in their ears when these teachers hear the peal of wedding bells instead.

For half-a-dozen members of staff at one Wimborne school are set to tie the knot to their partners this summer – with five saying ‘I do’ all on the same day.

Despite teaching different disciplines, from English to PE, all of these QE School employees have chosen to hold their wedding days in the coming weeks.

Science teacher Imogen Parry-Jones, head of English Nick Stroud, PE instructor Gemma Yorston, psychology lecturer Sharon Davidson and English scholar Stephen James are all set to wed on Saturday, July 26.

Breaking with the trend, English teacher Amy Jeffrey will marry her fiancé Adam Wright in her hometown of Aller, Somerset, on August 2.

Miss Yorston has been with her partner Chris Heighway for 15 years.

She said: “We actually went to school together in Wales and that’s where we met.

“We’ll be getting married at the Orangery Suite in Merley, and then we’re going to have our reception at Deans Court in Wimborne.”

Miss Parry-Jones will wed Nicholas Gater in Cranborne.

She said: “I’m so excited – we’re all just keeping our fingers crossed for sunshine.”

Mr Stroud took the unusual step of proposing to partner Tom Clowes while suspended tens of feet in the air.

“We were in a tree house,” he said.

“It’s a hotel in the trees. It was wonderful.”

Miss Davidson, who teachers GCSE and A-level students psychology at the school, will marry Jonathon Harrison at Our Lady Queen of Peace RC Church in Southbourne.

And Mr James is set to walk down the aisle with bride-to-be Sarah Rumbold at Langtry Manor Hotel in Bournemouth.

However, his proposal almost fell at the first hurdle after the ring he designed failed to arrive at the school.

“It was supposed to be delivered here, but it didn’t show up and so there was a bit of a panic,” he said.

“But when it arrived I rather surprised myself by proposing in front of 100 people at the Pump Rooms in Bath.”

Head Martin McLeman said: “We’re delighted and thrilled with the six upcoming weddings.

“The whole school community is thrilled to bits.”

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8:52am Fri 18 Jul 14

Hessenford says...

Congratulations to you all and have a happy life but I hope you don't go on honeymoon during term time, you'll get fined.
Congratulations to you all and have a happy life but I hope you don't go on honeymoon during term time, you'll get fined. Hessenford
  • Score: 4

9:30am Fri 18 Jul 14

nickynoodah says...

Teachers have the life of Riley
9 till3 with an hour for lunch
and 19weeks paid holiday a year
free parking
free lunch
free cups of tea and coffee
plus higher pay than Sainsbury's and Lidl
you know it is
Teachers have the life of Riley 9 till3 with an hour for lunch and 19weeks paid holiday a year free parking free lunch free cups of tea and coffee plus higher pay than Sainsbury's and Lidl you know it is nickynoodah
  • Score: -62

10:11am Fri 18 Jul 14

allteachers says...

nickynoodah wrote:
Teachers have the life of Riley
9 till3 with an hour for lunch
and 19weeks paid holiday a year
free parking
free lunch
free cups of tea and coffee
plus higher pay than Sainsbury's and Lidl
you know it is
Life of Riley?! I wish. I work from 8am until 6pm during the school terms, that's 39 weeks of the year. There are 52 in the year, so 52 - 39 = 13 weeks not "working". Then I have extra work to complete when pupils aren't around. We don't just work when the pupils are in our classrooms. More pay than Lidl and and Sainsbury's? I hope so. Free stuff?! I wish, again.
I suggest you spend a whole week in a secondary comprehensive school so you know what it's really like.
What do you do for a living?
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: Teachers have the life of Riley 9 till3 with an hour for lunch and 19weeks paid holiday a year free parking free lunch free cups of tea and coffee plus higher pay than Sainsbury's and Lidl you know it is[/p][/quote]Life of Riley?! I wish. I work from 8am until 6pm during the school terms, that's 39 weeks of the year. There are 52 in the year, so 52 - 39 = 13 weeks not "working". Then I have extra work to complete when pupils aren't around. We don't just work when the pupils are in our classrooms. More pay than Lidl and and Sainsbury's? I hope so. Free stuff?! I wish, again. I suggest you spend a whole week in a secondary comprehensive school so you know what it's really like. What do you do for a living? allteachers
  • Score: 35

10:28am Fri 18 Jul 14

nickynoodah says...

allteachers wrote:
nickynoodah wrote:
Teachers have the life of Riley
9 till3 with an hour for lunch
and 19weeks paid holiday a year
free parking
free lunch
free cups of tea and coffee
plus higher pay than Sainsbury's and Lidl
you know it is
Life of Riley?! I wish. I work from 8am until 6pm during the school terms, that's 39 weeks of the year. There are 52 in the year, so 52 - 39 = 13 weeks not "working". Then I have extra work to complete when pupils aren't around. We don't just work when the pupils are in our classrooms. More pay than Lidl and and Sainsbury's? I hope so. Free stuff?! I wish, again.
I suggest you spend a whole week in a secondary comprehensive school so you know what it's really like.
What do you do for a living?
You ere obviously a maths teacher is this your free period
that I forgot about
I will add it to my list thanks.
[quote][p][bold]allteachers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: Teachers have the life of Riley 9 till3 with an hour for lunch and 19weeks paid holiday a year free parking free lunch free cups of tea and coffee plus higher pay than Sainsbury's and Lidl you know it is[/p][/quote]Life of Riley?! I wish. I work from 8am until 6pm during the school terms, that's 39 weeks of the year. There are 52 in the year, so 52 - 39 = 13 weeks not "working". Then I have extra work to complete when pupils aren't around. We don't just work when the pupils are in our classrooms. More pay than Lidl and and Sainsbury's? I hope so. Free stuff?! I wish, again. I suggest you spend a whole week in a secondary comprehensive school so you know what it's really like. What do you do for a living?[/p][/quote]You ere obviously a maths teacher is this your free period that I forgot about I will add it to my list thanks. nickynoodah
  • Score: -43

11:16am Fri 18 Jul 14

oliveoil67 says...

Many congratulations to you all.
As for the negative comment about teachers .. I wouldnt want their job. Tgey work long hard hours and with childrens changing aggressive nasty attitudes its no wonder nobody wants the job now
Many congratulations to you all. As for the negative comment about teachers .. I wouldnt want their job. Tgey work long hard hours and with childrens changing aggressive nasty attitudes its no wonder nobody wants the job now oliveoil67
  • Score: 22

11:28am Fri 18 Jul 14

Carolyn43 says...

oliveoil67 wrote:
Many congratulations to you all.
As for the negative comment about teachers .. I wouldnt want their job. Tgey work long hard hours and with childrens changing aggressive nasty attitudes its no wonder nobody wants the job now
nickynoodah obviously does - and he wouldn't last half a day before he walked out gibbering.
[quote][p][bold]oliveoil67[/bold] wrote: Many congratulations to you all. As for the negative comment about teachers .. I wouldnt want their job. Tgey work long hard hours and with childrens changing aggressive nasty attitudes its no wonder nobody wants the job now[/p][/quote]nickynoodah obviously does - and he wouldn't last half a day before he walked out gibbering. Carolyn43
  • Score: 16

11:30am Fri 18 Jul 14

Carolyn43 says...

Congratulations to all those getting married. I wish you a long and happy life together.
Congratulations to all those getting married. I wish you a long and happy life together. Carolyn43
  • Score: 7

12:00pm Fri 18 Jul 14

Blossom8 says...

Nickydoodah your out of touch .....setting targets, writing curriculum , preparing lessons, marking projects and homework, tutoring groups, tutoring individuals, assessing skills, nurturing, empathy, discipline, filling in triplicate paper work for exam boards, oh yes and teaching classes!!!
CPD in the so called holidays, team meeting, open days, parents evenings, then ofsted inspections, I could go on and on. Teaching is a vocation and not a 9-5 job they don't get bonuses they don't get free top of the range company cars or free holidays the work extremely hard with long hours encroaching into their own time and the deserve to be well paid and have a decent break to recover during the holiday.
I hope you all have wonderful wedding days and I wonder if you will be expecting your first babies together in the future .
Nickydoodah your out of touch .....setting targets, writing curriculum , preparing lessons, marking projects and homework, tutoring groups, tutoring individuals, assessing skills, nurturing, empathy, discipline, filling in triplicate paper work for exam boards, oh yes and teaching classes!!! CPD in the so called holidays, team meeting, open days, parents evenings, then ofsted inspections, I could go on and on. Teaching is a vocation and not a 9-5 job they don't get bonuses they don't get free top of the range company cars or free holidays the work extremely hard with long hours encroaching into their own time and the deserve to be well paid and have a decent break to recover during the holiday. I hope you all have wonderful wedding days and I wonder if you will be expecting your first babies together in the future . Blossom8
  • Score: 15

2:05pm Fri 18 Jul 14

nickynoodah says...

Teenagers leaving school cant spell read or write much better than me
and all ive ever done is collect trolleys at asda and buy and sell caravans and houses.
in less than 60 mins the teachers will be off till 9 am Monday next week
you lucky people you know.
Teenagers leaving school cant spell read or write much better than me and all ive ever done is collect trolleys at asda and buy and sell caravans and houses. in less than 60 mins the teachers will be off till 9 am Monday next week you lucky people you know. nickynoodah
  • Score: -16

3:20pm Fri 18 Jul 14

cazzia says...

nickynoodah wrote:
Teenagers leaving school cant spell read or write much better than me
and all ive ever done is collect trolleys at asda and buy and sell caravans and houses.
in less than 60 mins the teachers will be off till 9 am Monday next week
you lucky people you know.
I think you need to get yourself a bit of therapy mate
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: Teenagers leaving school cant spell read or write much better than me and all ive ever done is collect trolleys at asda and buy and sell caravans and houses. in less than 60 mins the teachers will be off till 9 am Monday next week you lucky people you know.[/p][/quote]I think you need to get yourself a bit of therapy mate cazzia
  • Score: 12

4:45pm Fri 18 Jul 14

Archie1976 says...

nickynoodah wrote:
Teachers have the life of Riley
9 till3 with an hour for lunch
and 19weeks paid holiday a year
free parking
free lunch
free cups of tea and coffee
plus higher pay than Sainsbury's and Lidl
you know it is
You forgot they have more work to do BEFORE and AFTER school hours so it's not just 9-3 and lets be honest how many of us would take job like this for £5,60/h
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: Teachers have the life of Riley 9 till3 with an hour for lunch and 19weeks paid holiday a year free parking free lunch free cups of tea and coffee plus higher pay than Sainsbury's and Lidl you know it is[/p][/quote]You forgot they have more work to do BEFORE and AFTER school hours so it's not just 9-3 and lets be honest how many of us would take job like this for £5,60/h Archie1976
  • Score: 6

6:37pm Fri 18 Jul 14

Carolyn43 says...

nickynoodah wrote:
Teenagers leaving school cant spell read or write much better than me
and all ive ever done is collect trolleys at asda and buy and sell caravans and houses.
in less than 60 mins the teachers will be off till 9 am Monday next week
you lucky people you know.
Come on nickynoodah. Put up or shut up. Volunteer to work in a school next term and then you'll have something to base your rantings on.

But you won't because you'd find out you're talking rubbish and that would shatter the delusion you have. You'd find out the truth and have to admit you're wrong and you would never want to do that.
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: Teenagers leaving school cant spell read or write much better than me and all ive ever done is collect trolleys at asda and buy and sell caravans and houses. in less than 60 mins the teachers will be off till 9 am Monday next week you lucky people you know.[/p][/quote]Come on nickynoodah. Put up or shut up. Volunteer to work in a school next term and then you'll have something to base your rantings on. But you won't because you'd find out you're talking rubbish and that would shatter the delusion you have. You'd find out the truth and have to admit you're wrong and you would never want to do that. Carolyn43
  • Score: 8

9:48am Sat 19 Jul 14

nickynoodah says...

oliveoil67 wrote:
Many congratulations to you all.
As for the negative comment about teachers .. I wouldnt want their job. Tgey work long hard hours and with childrens changing aggressive nasty attitudes its no wonder nobody wants the job now
Are you referring to teachers own nasty children ?
[quote][p][bold]oliveoil67[/bold] wrote: Many congratulations to you all. As for the negative comment about teachers .. I wouldnt want their job. Tgey work long hard hours and with childrens changing aggressive nasty attitudes its no wonder nobody wants the job now[/p][/quote]Are you referring to teachers own nasty children ? nickynoodah
  • Score: -1

10:08am Sat 19 Jul 14

Carolyn43 says...

nickynoodah wrote:
oliveoil67 wrote:
Many congratulations to you all.
As for the negative comment about teachers .. I wouldnt want their job. Tgey work long hard hours and with childrens changing aggressive nasty attitudes its no wonder nobody wants the job now
Are you referring to teachers own nasty children ?
Come on. Do the right thing. Volunteer at a school in September, or are you too frightened to find out the truth?

Your comments without evidence are a waste of everyone's time, including your own.
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oliveoil67[/bold] wrote: Many congratulations to you all. As for the negative comment about teachers .. I wouldnt want their job. Tgey work long hard hours and with childrens changing aggressive nasty attitudes its no wonder nobody wants the job now[/p][/quote]Are you referring to teachers own nasty children ?[/p][/quote]Come on. Do the right thing. Volunteer at a school in September, or are you too frightened to find out the truth? Your comments without evidence are a waste of everyone's time, including your own. Carolyn43
  • Score: 1

2:35pm Sat 19 Jul 14

wadjit says...

nickynoodah wrote:
Teachers have the life of Riley
9 till3 with an hour for lunch
and 19weeks paid holiday a year
free parking
free lunch
free cups of tea and coffee
plus higher pay than Sainsbury's and Lidl
you know it is
Wow, You are such a dull person.
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: Teachers have the life of Riley 9 till3 with an hour for lunch and 19weeks paid holiday a year free parking free lunch free cups of tea and coffee plus higher pay than Sainsbury's and Lidl you know it is[/p][/quote]Wow, You are such a dull person. wadjit
  • Score: -2

11:05am Sun 20 Jul 14

nickynoodah says...

wadjit wrote:
nickynoodah wrote:
Teachers have the life of Riley
9 till3 with an hour for lunch
and 19weeks paid holiday a year
free parking
free lunch
free cups of tea and coffee
plus higher pay than Sainsbury's and Lidl
you know it is
Wow, You are such a dull person.
the teachers have finished now not many more days at school now until xmas
WHAT A DREAM JOB THEY GOT.
[quote][p][bold]wadjit[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: Teachers have the life of Riley 9 till3 with an hour for lunch and 19weeks paid holiday a year free parking free lunch free cups of tea and coffee plus higher pay than Sainsbury's and Lidl you know it is[/p][/quote]Wow, You are such a dull person.[/p][/quote]the teachers have finished now not many more days at school now until xmas WHAT A DREAM JOB THEY GOT. nickynoodah
  • Score: -3

10:06am Mon 21 Jul 14

Tommic85 says...

Lol, put your money where your mouth is Nickynoodah. Nothing but hot air. Looks like you need to go back to school anyway with your terrible grammar - 'What a dream job they *have* got'..
Lol, put your money where your mouth is Nickynoodah. Nothing but hot air. Looks like you need to go back to school anyway with your terrible grammar - 'What a dream job they *have* got'.. Tommic85
  • Score: 1

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