Staff

Mrs Sue Campbell BA (Hons) NPQH- 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.   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!!   I am a very proud 'Long Tall Nanny' to five wonderful grandchildren.  I am an avid reader, love knitting and enjoy long walks at the weekend. I am active in my local church and a member of the Parochial Church Council.  My perfect weekend is spent seeing my grandchildren and taking them to local places of interest..  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 children and grandchildren and their very boisterous dog Buster!

 

Mrs Caroline Bovenzi- Badger Class Teacher Part Time

I joined St Barnabas in September 2015. I enjoy teaching part time in the Badger class.  I am also the History and Geography lead in school.   

I am married and have two daughters.  I am kept extremely busy at home with playing games, tidying, baking and days out. When I do get a minute's peace I enjoy reading, watching films, shopping and meeting up with friends and family. 

Miss Harriet Fitzsimmons- Squirrel Class Teacher, SENCo and Lead Behaviour Teacher

I started at St. Barnabas in 2017 after many years of teaching at another PDET school.  I am currently the Specials Needs lead, Behaviour lead, Mental Health and Wellbeing lead and PSHE lead.  I am a keen traveller and love exploring the globe, attending art exhibitions, live music events and the theatre.

Mrs Mary Green - Teaching Assistant Hedgehog Class

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 Jess Owen - Kingfisher Class Teacher Part Time and English Lead

I joined St Barnabas School in 2015 after working at another school for 6 years in Reception and Year 1. I have been teaching year 2 for a few years now and I really enjoy it. 
 
Outside of school I have two little girls who keep me extremely busy! We love going for day trips out, exploring different parks and to cafes for milkshakes! I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. 

Mrs Steph Sanders- Year 1 Teaching Assistant Squirrel Class and Lunchtime Supervisor

I joined St. Barnabas in April 2017 and I work with children across year 1 and 2 assisting them with their speech and language needs.

Outside of work, my husband and 2 children keep me busy.  When I have the time I love to go for a walk or spending time crocheting.

Mrs Alisa Harris - Teaching Assistant Badger Class

I joined St Barnabas in October 2018 as a teaching assistant in year 2 and have now moved to year 1, having previously worked as a lunch time supervisor while volunteering at another school.  Outside of school I am a married mum of two daughters and enjoying spending my time with family and friends.

Mrs Claire Hamilton - Family Support Worker

I joined St Barnabas in November 2020 after working in a specialised inclusion class for children with Autism and additional needs for many years.  My whole working life has been supporting and nurturing children to overcome barriers to their learning, both educationally and socially. 

I am a married mum of two teenagers, who keep me very busy with their hobbies. I have a dog called Monty who likes a muddy puddle! A tortoise and two rabbits that enjoy eating my garden plants!  I love spending time with my family and friends exploring the country side, attending music concerts or musical theatre shows.

Miss Gilli Bridel - Teaching Assistant - Badger Class


I started working at St Barnabas in Sept 2019 as a 1-2-1 and TA. I have two young children. We love to read, play board games, draw and swim together.
I also write novels and have written several children's books and illustrated books and their covers.
In my spare time I like to illustrate and design all manner of topics. I am also an avid gym attender and runner.

Mrs Angela Riley - Teaching Assistant Kingfisher Class

I started with St Barnabas team in 2021.  Although I initially started my vocation within the Early Years sector, I have also had the privilege of working predominately with special educational needs pupils for over 17 years.  I am actively involved with charity and community work. I enjoy travelling around the world, reading extensively, indulging in experimental cooking and dining out with friends and family.  I am a proud mother of one son who is currently at University. 

Mrs Donna King - Teaching Assistant Badger Class and Lunchtime Supervisor

I joined St Barnabas in October 2018. I am married with five beautiful children, four have attended this school - they all have great memories of their time at this school and talk fondly of their teachers.  I have worked with children from age two years to teenagers, with experience of working with children in the care system and children with special needs. We currently pastor a local church in Wellingborough, where we have a vibrant congregation where children and youth of all ages attend. My hobbies are bike riding and table tennis.

Mrs Mary Salter- Bursar

I joined St Barnabas school office in 2013 and have been the bursar since 2016.  I enjoy working here and the variety that the role brings as no 2 days are the same! Outside school I am kept very busy with my 3 teenage daughters and we enjoy holidays, long family walks and visiting family and friends.

Mrs Juliette Minter- Deputy Head 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 Deputy Head.  I have been teaching for over 20 years in both village and town schools. I am married with two 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 started one for school staff.

 

Mrs Donna Dunnett - Teaching Assistant Owl Class and Breakfast Club

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 three grandchildren who I enjoy spending time with. I love reading and like to keep fit by going to the gym and zumba classes.

Mrs Amy Thomson - Teacher Otter class and Computing Lead

I joined St Barnabas School in 2018 as Badgers class teacher. I am now the Otter Class teacher and I am really enjoying it!

When I'm not at work I love spending time with my family and friends, especially my husband and two little boys. We love exploring and going on days out. We really love anywhere that there is cake!

Mrs Sara Smith- Teaching Assistant Foundation stage

I joined St. Barnabas in September 2017 having previously worked at another PDET school.  During my time at St Barnabas I have been a class TA in Year 1 and 2 and since 2019 I have been a part of the Reception team.  I am mum to 2 energetic boys.  We love our family holidays and day trips out as a family and with friends. 

Mrs Annette Waterfield- Teaching Assistant Squirrel class and Breakfast Club

I joined St. Barnabas as a lunch time supervisor.  After two years I was employed as a 1:1, a job which I thoroughly enjoyed. I am now back working in year 1, after spending two 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 a.

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 two 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 enjoy spending my evenings and weekends with my children, beautiful grandchildren and friends.  I am also a qualified leader in running fitness at a local group. 

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

My children came to St. Barnabas and I started in 2015.  I have two girls who are at secondary.  In my spare time I do a lot of charity work for Chelsea's Angels.  

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!

Miss Liz Alex - Teacher Badger Class Part Time  and Science Lead

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 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- Otter Class HLTA and Cover Teacher and Music Lead

I joined St Barnabas in September 2002. I have worked across all three-year groups and it has been so rewarding to see the progress the children make both academically and personally. I am the music lead for the school and am a firm believer in the benefit of music has in the development of children.

I am married with 2 grown up daughters who both attended the school, in fact I was a pupil myself many years ago! We have 2 pets, Effie who is a rather bossy cat and Finn, a big bouncy Labrador who we rehomed.

In my spare time (when I have some) I enjoy reading, going for long walks to try and wear out the dog and going to hear live music. My musical taste is varied, from west end musicals to Ukrainian punk and lots between.

I am incredibly lucky to say that I love my job!

Mrs Claire Hawkes - Office Administrator and Year 2 Teaching Assistant

I joined St Barnabas staff in February 2015 after previously being a parent helper.  I have worked as a 1:1 teaching assistant in all three year groups and I also work in the school office.  In my spare time I like to spend time with my family and friends, go to the cinema and go for walks.

Miss Jodie Giles - 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 a son and a daughter who are at Freeman's and another son at secondary.  In my spare time I keep active by competing in Tough Mudder events.

Miss Marie Haddon - Teaching Assistant Squirrel Class and Lunchtime Supervisor

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

Mrs Katie Sorrell - HLTA Early Years Foundation Stage

I joined Squirrel class as a 1:1 and really enjoy my job. I enjoy working with children and helping them achieve. I also ensure your children eat their lunch! Outside of school I am a parent to two young children and also volunteer as a Rainbow leader for Girlguiding.