Staff

Mrs Sue Campbell BA (Hons) NPQH-  Headteacher
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 four 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- 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 and have recently been working on the Geography Quality Mark.  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, SENCo and Lead Behaviour Teacher
Miss Harriet Fitzsimmons- Squirrel Class Teacher, SENCo and Lead Behaviour Teacher

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 Mary Green - Teaching Assistant Hedgehog Class and Breakfast Club
Mrs Mary Green - Teaching Assistant Hedgehog Class and Breakfast Club

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 and Art and Design Technology Lead
Mrs Lisa Ricks-Teacher Otter Class Part Time and Art and Design Technology Lead

I  joined St Barnabas as part-time teacher in Otter class in September 2018 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 am the art and design and design technology lead. In Spring this year I moved to Kingfisher class to take on maternity cover for Mrs Owen.

I love being Mummy to two 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 - Kingfisher Class Teacher Part Time and English Lead
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
Mrs Steph Sanders- Year 1 Teaching Assistant Squirrel Class and Lunchtime 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 Kingfisher class.

Mrs Alisa Harris - Teaching Assistant Badger Class
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 one, 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
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 - Foundation Stage
Miss Gilli Bridel- Teaching Assistant - Foundation Stage


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 Otter Class
Mrs Angela Riley - Teaching Assistant Otter Class
Mrs Mary Salter- Bursar
Mrs Mary Salter- Bursar

I joined St Barnabas in the school office in October 2013 and took on the school bursar post in September 2016.   I really enjoy my job and the variety the role brings as no 2 days are the same! 

Outside school, I enjoy my busy family life with my 3 secondary school aged daughters and husband.  We enjoy long family walks, holidays and visiting family and friends.

Mrs Juliette Minter- Deputy Head and Hedgehog Class Teacher
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 from September 2018 have been joint  Head of School. 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
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 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 Amy Thomson - Teacher Badger class and Computing Lead
Mrs Amy Thomson - Teacher Badger class and Computing Lead

I joined St Barnabas as Badgers class teacher  in September 2018 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 Foundation stage
Mrs Sara Smith- Teaching Assistant Foundation stage

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

Mrs. Annette Waterfield- Teaching Assistant Squirrel Class and School Council Lead
Mrs. Annette Waterfield- Teaching Assistant Squirrel Class and School Council Lead

I joined St. Barnabas ten years ago 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 and also have responsibility for our school council..

Mrs Lorraine Halsey- Teaching Assistant Squirrel Class and Lunchtime Supervisor
Mrs Lorraine Halsey- Teaching Assistant Squirrel 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 year one. 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 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 have a son, two daughters and a beautiful granddaughter.  I am also a qualified leader in running fitness at a local group. 

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 who are at secondary.  In my spare time I do a lot of charity work for Chelsea's Angels.  

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 and Maths lead
Mrs Michelle Gould- Otter class teacher and Maths lead

I started at St Barnabas in September 2017 as Otter class teacher, moving from another PDET school after 14 years teaching.  I lead Maths across the school which has been very exciting as we have completed our transition into being a Maths Mastery school.

Outside school, I am a busy mum to three boisterous boys and can often be found chasing them around the country parks.  We love walking, exploring and climbing as well as inside activities like board games and crafts.  If I do get five minutes, I love to read.  (Especially fantastic children’s books to share at school!)

Miss Liz Alex-  Teacher Owl Class Part Time Owl and Science Lead
Miss Liz Alex- Teacher Owl Class Part Time Owl 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
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
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 T.A. in all three year groups and since September 2016 I have also been working 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.



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 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
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. 

Miss Elaine McAllister - Badger Class Teacher
Miss Elaine McAllister - Badger Class Teacher

I joined St Barnabas as Badgers Class Teacher in September 2021, having previously taught Year 2 and a mixed Year 1/2 class.  I am very excited to teach Year 1 this year,  and I love my job for all the challenges and rewards it brings. Outside of school, I have a fiance, three daughters and two step-children. In my spare time I enjoy running and spending time with family and friends. 

Mrs Katie Sorrell - Teaching Assistant Squirrel Class and Lunchtime Supervisor
Mrs Katie Sorrell - Teaching Assistant Squirrel Class and Lunchtime Supervisor

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.