St Barnabas Street, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN8 3HB

01933 445900

01933 445902

head@stbarnabas.northants-ecl.gov.uk

St Barnabas Church of England School

Working together we can aspire, learn and achieve

Staff

Headteacher:  Mrs. S. Campbell B.A. (Hons) N.P.Q.H
Headteacher: Mrs. S. Campbell B.A. (Hons) N.P.Q.H

I joined St Barnabas in September 2013 having previously been a head for five years in a small village school. I am proud to be head of such a happy and inclusive church school where all staff go the extra mile to support and nurture the children in their care.  In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my three grown up children and my husband who always claims he doesn’t see me between Monday morning and Friday evening!!  My first grandchild was born in early 2014 and the second three years later in February 2017 so I am a very proud 'Long Tall Nanny' to Finlay and Meredith.  I am an avid reader, a church warden at my local church and I have been doing Pilates for the past two years.  My ideal weekend is taking long walks along the beaches of the north Norfolk coast with our dog Blue, stopping for refreshments in the wonderful eateries which can be found there.  During the school holidays I like to indulge in cooking and baking- dipping into some of my extensive collection of cookery books. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ms. D. Lad - Family Support Worker
Ms. D. Lad - Family Support Worker

I joined St Barnabas in March 2016 and feel very happy here  as it is a lovely school and all the staff have made me feel very welcome. Outside of work I have two children who keep me busy as well as my lovely dog Bella and my cat Casper. I love to spend time with my family and friends and enjoy quality time with my partner and children doing lots of different activities. 

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Miss K. Reynolds B.A. (Hons) PGCE - teacher - Squirrels
Miss K. Reynolds B.A. (Hons) PGCE - teacher - Squirrels

I started working at St Barnabas in 2014 and have  returned after having my daughter –Sydney.  Prior to working at St Barnabas I was teaching a mixed reception and year 1 class in a village school. I am very proud to be teaching Squirrels this year and am also the science lead. Outside of school I pretend to enjoy being dragged around the park by my two terriers. I am also exceedingly fortunate to own two beautiful horses who I enjoy taking show jumping, cross county or simply a leisurely hack at the weekend.


Mrs. C. Bovenzi B.A. (Hons) QTS –Teacher - Owls
Mrs. C. Bovenzi B.A. (Hons) QTS –Teacher - Owls

I joined St Barnabas in September 2015. As well as teaching the Owl class, I am also the History and Geography lead. I have two young daughters who like to keep me busy with tidying, baking, playing schools and going out. When I do get a minutes peace I enjoy reading, watching films and shopping.

 

 

Mrs. J. Burton - Teaching Assistant - Foundation Stage
Mrs. J. Burton - Teaching Assistant - Foundation Stage

I have worked at St Barnabas School since January 2000, having had experience in various classes within all the three year groups, but predominantly Year 1. Currently I am enjoying working within the Foundation Stage, supporting the learning in both Hedgehog and Owl classes. 

I am married with two grown-up sons, both of whom attended St Barnabas School.

I enjoy gardening, discovering new holiday destinations and watching Liverpool FC,
especially when they are winning!




Mrs. M. Green - Teaching Assistant - Hedgehogs
Mrs. M. Green - Teaching Assistant - Hedgehogs

I joined St Barnabas when my children started school. I helped with their reading and now work in reception. I enjoy holidays, my garden and knitting. I used to knit lovely small items for my children, now they have grown up it's the same items, just a lot bigger!

 





Mrs. E. McDonald B.A. (Hons) - Teaching Assistant - Foundation Stage
Mrs. E. McDonald B.A. (Hons) - Teaching Assistant - Foundation Stage

I joined the Reception team at St Barnabas in October 2013. I am passionate about supporting children’s learning and development, and have gained a Graduate Diploma in Early Years Practice and Early Years Professional Status. In my spare time I enjoy being with my family, baking, reading, and going for walks.

 

 

Mrs. J. Batch - Teaching Assistant - Badgers
Mrs. J. Batch - Teaching Assistant - Badgers

I really enjoy being the Badgers teaching assistant and tickling pink all the children that have read 5 times! 

I enjoy spending time with my family, walking my dog and going to the gym. I am also a licensed minister (Evangelist) and attend Gleneagles Church. My passion is telling the children about the love of God and introducing them to Jesus. I am able to do this throughout school and especially at J.A.M. Club and our recently introduced lunchtime bible club.

 

 

 

Mrs. K. Birt - Teaching Assistant
Mrs. K. Birt - Teaching Assistant

I started working at St Barnabas as a lunchtime supervisor in 2010 and for the last 3 years have been working as a TA on a 1.1 support. I have worked in reception and I am currently working in year 1. Outside of school I'm a busy mum of two and also work part time caring for adults with learning difficulties.



Miss W. Hutton - Lunchtime Supervisor
Miss W. Hutton - Lunchtime Supervisor

School Administrator:  Mrs. M Salter B.A.(Hons)
School Administrator: Mrs. M Salter B.A.(Hons)

I am a married mum of three young daughters and joined St Barnabas in October 2013 when my youngest started school. I undertook many of the administrative functions at the school and I am the person you are most likely to speak to if you contact the school.  I took on the bursar role in September 2016. Outside of my working day, I am a busy mum doing all the endless jobs this entails! I enjoy my busy family life, holidays and catching up with friends.

Mrs. J. Owen B.A. (Hons) QTS - Teacher - Otters and Deputy Head
Mrs. J. Owen B.A. (Hons) QTS - Teacher - Otters and Deputy Head

I started working at St Barnabas in September 2015. At my previous school, where I worked for six years, I taught and led within the Foundation Stage and Key Stage One.  As well as teaching the Otters I am also Deputy Head and English Subject Lead. Outside school I enjoy playing netball and socialising with my family and friends in my spare time.

 


 

Mrs. J. Minter B.Sc. (Hons) PGCE Teacher - Hedgehogs
Mrs. J. Minter B.Sc. (Hons) PGCE Teacher - Hedgehogs

I joined St Barnabas in September 2015. As well as teaching Hedgehog class I am also the Foundation and PE lead. I have been teaching for over 18 years in both village and town schools. I am married with two teenage sons and have a keen interest in sport, in particular running and cycling. I have competed in duathlons, triathlons and athletics, although now I am competing less and cheering my son on instead. I also take a weekly circuits class for my local athletics club and have recently started the school lunchtime running club.

 

Mrs. L. Silk B.Sc. (Hons) PGCE – Teacher - Kingfishers
Mrs. L. Silk B.Sc. (Hons) PGCE – Teacher - Kingfishers

I have worked at St Barnabas since January 2014. Before that I was Assistant Head at a village school in Bedfordshire. As well as teaching Kingfisher class, I am the Mathematics and Art lead. When I am not doing school work or teaching, you will find me enjoying some time with my two little grandsons; trying hard to perfect my watercolour painting; baking and decorating cakes or looking after our garden and vegetable plot, not forgetting our seven chickens!

Mrs. D. Dunnett - Teaching Assistant - Owls
Mrs. D. Dunnett - Teaching Assistant - Owls

I started working at St Barnabas as a parent helper/lunchtime supervisor in 2002. I was then employed as a TA working 1:1 with a statemented child, when he left the school, I was employed as a class TA. I have worked in all the year groups and am currently in Reception.

I have two grown up sons and two grandchildren who I enjoy spending time with. I love reading and like to keep fit by going to the gym and zumba classes.

 

 

Mrs. A. Waterfield - Teaching Assistant - Squirrels
Mrs. A. Waterfield - Teaching Assistant - Squirrels

I joined St. Barnabas 8 1/2 years ago as a lunch time supervisor. After 2 years I was employed as a 1:1, a job which I thoroughly enjoyed. I am now in my second year working in year 1, after spending 2 years in reception and feel very lucky to be able to say that I love my job. Outside of school I have two teenage sons, a husband and a dog. I enjoy reading, painting and decorating and long walks with my dog.



 

Mrs. L. Halsey - 1:1 Teaching Assistant
Mrs. L. Halsey - 1:1 Teaching Assistant

I joined St Barnabas in April 2013 as a Lunchtime Supervisor and since then have also been working as a TA,  supporting a child 1:1 through foundation, year 1 and year 2. I enjoy sports, especially football and watch my two younger sons play regularly. I enjoy spending quality time with family and friends and I also love listening to rock/pop music but its got to be loud - I don't like a quiet house!

 

Miss H. Lewis - Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Otters
Miss H. Lewis - Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Otters

My St Barnabas journey began in 1998 as a parent helper when my son started in reception. I became a member of staff in 2007 and have worked in Year 2 since then. In February 2015 I gained my Higher Level Teaching Assistant status and I have now taken over running the school council. I love working in Otters class, watching the children blossom and of course enjoying our Friday dance! Outside of school I am a busy mum of 3, do book keeping for a family business and when I can I enjoy going for a run.  I help with the school lunchtime running club.

 

Mrs. C. Deamer - Key Stage One Teaching Assistant
Mrs. C. Deamer - Key Stage One Teaching Assistant

I have been working at St Barnabas since my children came to this school, and now they have all grown up, been to university, and have good jobs (they had such a good start to their education).  I currently work with children across year 1 and 2, supporting reading and phonics.  I am also a licensed lay Reader at St Barnabas church, and I enjoy leading services and preaching, as well as helping with JAM club, and leading our after school service, Leapfrog, once a month.

Mrs. M. Tomkins - Lunchtime Supervisor
Mrs. M. Tomkins - Lunchtime Supervisor

Site Supervisor:  Mr. C. Norris
Site Supervisor: Mr. C. Norris

 

I joined St Barnabas in 2014 after a long career in finance. I enjoy DIY, all sports, am a regular gym goer and also play badminton regularly.  My DIY skills are very useful when the staff have ideas about what they would like created in the early years outside area.

 

 

 

 

Mrs. K. Austin B.A. (Hons) QTS - Teacher - Owls
Mrs. K. Austin B.A. (Hons) QTS - Teacher - Owls

I started life at St Barnabas as a teaching assistant for several years. I returned as a class teacher in 2006 and have taught in Year 2 and Year 1. Currently I am enjoying teaching part-time in Foundation Stage, Owls class. My other roles are  supporting Pupil Premium children across all year groups and I am also the RE subject lead. I am married with three adult children and two beautiful granddaughters who I love spending as much time as possible with. I also have a black Labrador dog called Billy who takes me for long walks!

Miss. E. Alex B.A. (Hons) QTS - Teacher - Kingfishers
Miss. E. Alex B.A. (Hons) QTS - Teacher - Kingfishers

I started teaching at St Barnabas in September 2015 after previously teaching a mixed age class of Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 for 5 years. I am currently the Design Technology lead. I have one young son who keeps me on my toes so I spend a lot of time doing arts, crafts and painting with him, building dens and reading lots of stories! I also enjoy swimming and cooking/baking and spending time with my family and friends.

 

 

Mrs. K. Higgins - 1:1 Teaching Assistant
Mrs. K. Higgins - 1:1 Teaching Assistant

I joined St Barnabas in 2013, the same year that my son started in Reception. However my daughter, who is now in senior school, also came to St Barnabas so I have known the staff and school for much longer. During my time at school I have worked as a 1:1 in both year 1 and year 2 and thoroughly enjoy this role. Outside of school I love spending time with my husband and children, walking our dog, especially in country parks and bike rides in the warmer weather. As a family we enjoy watching rugby and going to matches whenever possible, my son also plays so I spend many a Sunday in a cold, muddy field!

Mrs. G. Harris - Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Kingfishers
Mrs. G. Harris - Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Kingfishers

I started working at St Barnabas in September 2002 having been a parent volunteer for a year. I qualified as an HLTA in March 2015. I have been married for 22 years and have 2 daughters, a 17 year old about to take GCSEs and a 20 year old currently studying international relations in Plymouth having spent a year in America. I am passionate about St Barnabas having been a parent there , staff member and even an ex pupil myself. I am the lead for music in the school and believe that music is vital to a child's development emotionally and academically. My taste in music is quite eclectic, from Holst to Gogol Bordello.  I enjoy helping with the school choir.

Mrs. C. Hawkes - Teaching Assistant
Mrs. C. Hawkes - Teaching Assistant

I joined St Barnabas staff in February 2015 after previously volunteering. I worked as a 1:1 T.A. in Year 1 and Year 2 and since  September have been working as the school administrator for part of the day and supporting in Badgers part time.  In my spare time i like to spend time with my family and friends, go to the cinema and go for walks.

 

 



Mrs. L. Norris B.A. (Hons)- Behaviour support/Nurture Assistant
Mrs. L. Norris B.A. (Hons)- Behaviour support/Nurture Assistant

I joined St Barnabas in 2006 as an SEN assistant. My role has evolved considerably and I am now Behaviour and Nurture lead across the school. I also run a lunchtime club called Dragon's Den for years one and two. My interests outside of school are varied. I am part of an artist group and an upholstery club I love bringing tired old furniture back to life and am now working on my 7th chair. I love to sew and am an avid reader.  I am responsible for covering all the chairs in our new staffroom.

 

Miss M. Haddon - Teaching Assistant
Miss M. Haddon - Teaching Assistant