Staff

Mrs Sue Campbell BA (Hons) NPQH- Executive Headteacher
Mrs Sue Campbell BA (Hons) NPQH- Executive Headteacher

I joined St Barnabas in September 2013 having previously been a head for five years in a small village school in South Northamptonshire. 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.  Since Easter 2018 I have become executive headteacher of Ringstead Primary School- dividing my time between the two schools.  St. Barnabas has two very experienced leaders sharing the head of school role in my absence.  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 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 and enjoy long walks at the weekend. I am active in my local church although since taking on the executive headship of Ringstead Church of England Primary School I have stood down as a churchwarden.  My perfect 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- as well as spending time with my grandchildren.

Mrs Divya Terry- Family Support Worker
Mrs Divya Terry- 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. 

Mrs Caroline Bovenzi- Owl class teacher part time
Mrs Caroline Bovenzi- Owl class teacher part time

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 minute's peace I enjoy reading, watching films and shopping.

Miss Harriet Fitzsimmons- Squirrel class teacher and SENCo
Miss Harriet Fitzsimmons- Squirrel class teacher and SENCo

I started at St. Barnabas in September 2017 after many years of teaching at another PDET school in Northampton and am the SENCo.  I am a keen traveller and like travelling the globe to visit art exhibitions.  I also like attending live music events and the theatre.

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 also run the school Breakfast Club. 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. Lisa Ricks - Teacher Otter class part time
Mrs. Lisa Ricks - Teacher Otter class part time

I have just joined St Barnabas as part-time teacher in Otters class but I am a familiar face as I was part of the reception team from 2012 to 2014. I am very excited to now be working in year 2.

I love being Mummy to 2 young daughters who keep me very busy with days out, messy play, baking and lots more. If I can squeeze in some ‘me time’ I enjoy catching up with friends, shopping and going to the gym. 

Mrs. Jess Owen - Teacher Kingfisher class part time and Head of School
Mrs. Jess Owen - Teacher Kingfisher class part time and Head of School

I joined St Barnabas in September 2015 after working at another PDET school for 6 years teaching both Year 1 and Reception classes. As well as Head of School I am also English lead.

This year I have started working part time as outside of school I have a young daughter who keeps me very busy on my days off! I enjoy holidays, days out and spending time with my family and friends.





Miss Emma Reynolds- Teaching assistant  Foundation stage
Miss Emma Reynolds- 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 Natalie Cooper- Teaching Assistant- Badger class
Mrs Natalie Cooper- Teaching Assistant- Badger class

I work as a Teaching Assistant in Badgers.  My daughter started in Hedgehogs in 2016 and I was a parent volunteer across all year groups prior to achieving this role.  I love the learning environment provided in the school.  Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my 2 daughters; I'm an avid reader and enjoy painting when I find a spare moment. 

Mrs Steph Sanders- teaching assistant in year 1 and lunch time supervisor
Mrs Steph Sanders- teaching assistant in year 1 and lunch time supervisor

I joined St. Barnabas in April 2017 and am currently taking responsibility for the Change4Life programme to encourage the children to be active at lunchtimes. I am also a teaching assistant in Squirrel class every morning.

Miss Wendie Hutton - Lunchtime Supervisor
Miss Wendie Hutton - Lunchtime Supervisor

My daughter attended St. Barnabas and is now at Freeman's.  I started working here in September 2014.  I am a busy mum to three children and in any spare time I have I enjoy cycling and DIY.

Mrs Mary Salter- Bursar
Mrs Mary Salter- Bursar

I joined St Barnabas in October 2013 as office administrator and became the school bursar 3 years later.  I really enjoy working at St Barnabas and the variety that the role brings.  Outside my working day, I am a married mum of 3 daughters doing all the endless jobs this entails!  I enjoy my busy family life, travel and catching up with friends.

Mrs Juliette Minter- Head of School and Hedgehog class teacher
Mrs Juliette Minter- Head of School and Hedgehog class teacher

I joined St Barnabas in September 2015. As well as teaching Hedgehog class I am also the Foundation and PE lead and from September 2018 will be joint Deputy Head. I have been teaching for over 20 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.

 

Mrs Donna Dunnett - Teaching Assistant - Owls
Mrs Donna Dunnett - Teaching Assistant - Owls

I started working at St Barnabas as a parent helper/lunchtime supervisor in 2002. I was then employed as a Teaching Assistant and have worked in all the year groups and am currently in Reception.  I also run the school Breakfast Club.

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.

Miss Amy Reeves - Teacher Badger class
Miss Amy Reeves - Teacher Badger class

I have recently joined St Barnabas as Badgers class teacher which I am very excited about.  When I'm not at work I love spending time with my family and friends, especially my young son who keeps me very busy with lots of baking, crafts and days out.

Mrs Sara Smith- Teaching Assistant Otter class
Mrs Sara Smith- Teaching Assistant Otter class

I joined St. Barnabas in September 2017 having previously worked at another PDET school and am looking forward to working with year two this year.  Outside of school I am kept busy with two sons and their many activities. 

Mrs. Annette Waterfield- Teaching Assistant Squirrel class
Mrs. Annette Waterfield- Teaching Assistant Squirrel class

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 back working in year 1, after spending 2 years in reception and a year with year two 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. I am working hard to improve recycling at St Barnabas.

Mrs Lorraine Halsey- Teaching assistant Badger class and lunchtime supervisor
Mrs Lorraine Halsey- Teaching assistant Badger class and lunchtime supervisor

I joined St Barnabas in April 2013 as a Lunchtime Supervisor and since then have worked as a 1:1 TA supporting children in their journey through each year group - Reception, 1 & 2.  I am currently working in Reception. Outside of work I enjoy spending quality time with family and friends and watching my two younger sons play football every weekend. I also love listening to rock/pop music but it's got to be loud - I don't like a quiet house! 

Miss Hayley Lewis- Kingfisher class teacher part time
Miss Hayley Lewis- Kingfisher class teacher part time

My St Barnabas journey began in 1998 as a parent helper when my son started school. I became a member of staff in 2007 and have worked in year 2 since then. I love my job, especially watching the children develop and blossom but get very emotional when they move on to junior school!! I have a son, two daughters and a beautiful granddaughter.  I am also a qualified leader in running fitness at a local group. 

Mrs Carol Deamer- key stage one phonics and reading support
Mrs Carol Deamer- key stage one phonics and reading support

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.

Miss Rachel Johnson - Teaching Assistant - Hedgehog class
Miss Rachel Johnson - Teaching Assistant - Hedgehog class

I started at St. Barnabas in November 2017 as a parent helper and in  December I became a teaching assistant in Reception.  Before working here I worked in a day nursery as a Nursery Nurse for 17 years and looked after my children.  In my spare time I enjoy exercise classes, socialising with friends and spending time with my family.

Mrs Michelle Tomkins - Lunchtime Supervisor
Mrs Michelle Tomkins - Lunchtime Supervisor

My children came to St. Barnabas and I started in 2015.  I have two girls- one at junior school and one at secondary.  In my spare time I do a lot of charity work for Chelsea's Angels.  I also care for an elderly relative so life is very busy.

Mr Chris Norris- site supervisor
Mr Chris Norris- site supervisor

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 Karen Austin- Hedgehog class teacher part time and Pupil Premium teacher
Mrs Karen Austin- Hedgehog class teacher part time and Pupil Premium teacher

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 Hedgehog 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!

Mrs Michelle Gould- Otter class teacher- part time
Mrs Michelle Gould- Otter class teacher- part time

Having left my previous school of 14 years, I am excited to be joining the St Barnabas family as class teacher for the Otters.  I will also be leading maths across the school which is very exciting!

Outside school, I am a busy mum of three cheeky boys and can often be seen at the local park chasing around after them.  (Usually in different directions!) At weekends, we enjoy exploring new places, walking and climbing and most of all getting muddy!

Miss. Liz Alex-  Teacher part time Owl class
Miss. Liz Alex- Teacher part time Owl class

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 Science and 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 Gillian Harris- cover teacher Badger class
Mrs Gillian Harris- cover teacher Badger class

I started working at St Barnabas in September 2002, having been a parent volunteer for a year.  I have been part of the St Barnabas family much longer as both of my children were students and I was a student many years ago myself! 

I have 2 grown up daughters, 1 crazy running husband , 1 cat and 1 very daft dog.  In my free time I enjoy reading, coaching children at my local running club and all variety of music.

I am the music lead for the school and am a firm believer in the benefit music has in the development of a child.

Mrs. Claire Hawkes- Office Administrator
Mrs. Claire Hawkes- Office Administrator

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.  Since  September 2016 I have been working as the school administrator.   In my spare time i like to spend time with my family and friends, go to the cinema and go for walks.



Mrs Linda Norris- behaviour and nurture teaching assistant
Mrs Linda Norris- behaviour and nurture teaching 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.

Mrs Jodie Wackett- Teaching Assistant Kingfisher class
Mrs Jodie Wackett- Teaching Assistant Kingfisher class

I joined St. Barnabas in September 2017 as a teaching assistant having been a parent volunteer for two years.  I have two sons and a daughter who are at Freeman's.  In my spare time I keep active by competing in Tough Mudder events.

Miss Marie Haddon- teaching assistant EYFS and lunchtime supervisor
Miss Marie Haddon- teaching assistant EYFS and lunchtime supervisor

I started at St. Barnabas in 2014 and have worked across all the year groups.  I have two girls - one at primary and one at secondary and several pets.  In my spare time I enjoy baking, walking and catching up with friends.