Mrs Orla Gibbons

Throughout my career as a teacher I have worked in many different types of schools from a large inner city school to a Roman Catholic school to where I am now, a very small rural school, Cracoe and Rylstone Primary. I feel like I am now at home and thoroughly enjoy my role as Base leader and Key Stage 2 teacher. I am also an experienced SENDCo and am currently developing my role as SENDco for all the schools across the Upper Wharfedale Federation.

I hold a BA Honours degree in Early Childhood and Curriculum Studies as well as a Masters in Special Educational Needs from the University of Leeds. Originally from Dublin, Ireland, I have settled in the town of Skipton with my family; I have two teenage children whom attend secondary school locally. Reading, walking the dog and spending time with my family are my ingredients to ensuring I lead a healthy, happy life.