Meet our staff/governors


Head Teacher: Susan Laplanche

Deputy Head Teachers: Kate Steel & Barbara Ross

Assistant Head Teacher: Juliet Clarke

Class Teachers
Year 6: Joe Eggleston
Year 5: Barbara Ross & Kate Steel
Year 4: Kevin Briffet and Alice Elsmore
Year 3: Paul Raven and Emily Flavell
Year 2:Andrew Emsley

Year 1/2: Kath Kilburn
Year 1: Bhavini Shukla
Foundation 2: Marie Harris
Foundation 2: Katie Rye
Foundation 1: Juliet Clark


SENCo and Emotional well-being teacher: Ruth Cumberland

Teaching Assistants
We have a number of teaching assistants who support specific year groups as well as offering extra targeted support across the school.

Foundation Stage: Andy Steele, Rachel Ilett, Julie Marshall,  Gaza Asgari 


Mandy Humphrey, Tina North, Abigail Day, Marie Carter, Laura Whittaker, Debi Henshaw, Emma O'Reilly, Filomena Walker, Julie Williams and Louise Salisbury.

Nurture Unit/KS1 : Michelle Rudkin


Year 4: Jo Parr, Lisa Nicholson, Julie Goodhead, Wendy Alenson, Melanie Widgery, Zoe Blacknall and Michelle Farrell.

Office Manager: Hayley Martin
Clerical asst: Julie Bridges
Clerical suppport : Miriam Wong

Site Manager: Nigel Sharpe
Caretaker: Mick Lord (Fridays)



We have a very supportive school Governing Body. If you wish to contact a member of the Governing Body you can do so by leaving a message for them at the school office.

Chair of Governors: Barry Bexton

Vice Chair of Governors: Julie Molde

Local Authority Governors:
Councillor John Parr                               Term of Office Start Date: 07/04/2015   End date: 06/04/2019
Co-opted Governors:
Barry Bexton                                            Term of Office Start Date: 07/04/2015   End date: 06/04/2019
Julie Molde                                              Term of Office  Start Date: 30/11/2016   End date: 29/11/2020
Cllr Marje Paling                                      Term of Office Start Date:31/08/2015   End date: 30/08/2019
Joe Eggleston                                          Term of Office Start Date:31/08/2015   End date: 30/08/2019
Parent Governors:
Andrew Holt                                             Term of Office Start Date: 10/10/2014   End date: 09/10/2018
Julie Molde                                               Term of Office Start Date: 23/01/2013  End date: 22/01/2017
Andrea Pragnell                                       Term of Office Start Date: 14/12/2016   End date: 13/12/2020
Kathryn Keetly                                         Term of Office Start Date: 22/01/2014   End date: 21/01/2018
 Louise Salisbury                                      Term of Office Start Date: Summer 2017 End date: Summer 2021 (exact date to be

Staff Governors:
Susan Laplanche: Head Teacher            Term of Office Start Date: 01/01/2009   
Lisa Nicholson: Teaching Assistant         Term of Office Start Date: 07/06/2014  End date: 06/06/2018
Committee Members
The school has full two Full Governing Body meetings a term, one Strategic Development focused and the other Business and Finance orientated. All governors are members of both.
There is a separate committee convened when necessary to discuss pupil, pay or personnel matters. This consists of:
Susan Laplanche     Head Teacher and four non staff governors, one of whom must be the Chair or Vice Chair of Governors.
Register of Business Interests:
Mr Eggleston - wife works in school