Mrs Rita Saunders

How long have you worked at Astmoor 

and what do you like about working here?

I have been at Astmoor for 11 years, but used to come as a visitor for 4 years prior to working here. I was a learning mentor for Aspire Action Zone and was always made to feel part of the Astmoor team when I came to visit. So I was very excited when Mrs Aldridge asked me to come back. Now it's my extended family!

Where do you come from?


What is your favourite subject?

As the Mary Berry of the school it has to be cookery, I love creating different dishes and love cake decorating. I attend weekly cake decorating courses, so I can improve my skills.

If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why?

This is a hard one. my superpower would have to be time: rewinding it when I forget to do something or fast forwarding it so I get to somewhere sooner.

Tell us something funny about yourself.

My boys always like to play jokes on me. One day Martin said "Mum if you say orange slowly it sounds like gullible." well I sat there saying orange slowly and couldn't understand why everyone was laughing at me.

What is your favourite food?

My favourite food has to be dark chocolate. I have a sweet tooth and love a bar of dark chocolate or biscuits with dark chocolate as a special treat with a cup of tea. Perfect.