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Meet the Staff

Senior Staff

Mr J Watson Executive Principal of The Canterbury Academy Trust
Mrs B Farrell Trust Executive Vice-Principal – Primary Campus
Miss B Wilson Head of School
Mr C May Head of Inclusion and SENCo
Mr B Hawkins Deputy Headteacher
Mrs M Philpott Head of Foundation Years (Year R and Year 1)
Mrs N Young Head of Years 2 and 3
Mrs S Walker Head of Years 4 and 5
Miss L Cooper Head of Year 6 and transition to Year 7
Miss K Birch Vice Principal – Pastoral


Special Educational Needs

Mrs V Butler The Canterbury Academy Trust SENCo
Mr C May Head of School – Ethos and Engagement, SENCo (currently on parental leave)
Miss C Jones Cavendish Specialist Resource Provision Lead Teacher


Corporate Services

Mrs  D Wellard Corporate Services Manager for The Canterbury Primary School
Miss R Coombes Customer Service Team


Teaching Staff

Mrs A Williams EYFS Teacher
Miss L Austin EYFS Teacher
Miss E Kelderis Year 1 Teacher
Mrs I Troth / Miss H Mills Year 1 Teacher
Mrs S Raffell Year 2 Teacher
Mrs C Biggin Year 2 Teacher
Miss C Clifford Year 2 Teacher (currently on maternity leave)
Mrs S Young Year 2 Teacher / Head of Years 2 and 3
Mr C Gough Year 3 Teacher
Mrs S Supple Year 3 Teacher (currently on maternity leave)
Mrs K Blackwell Year 4 Teacher
Mrs S Kehoe Year 4 Teacher
Mrs S Walker Year 5 Teacher / Head of Years 4 and 5
Mrs S Martin Year 5 Schools Direct Trainee
Mrs K Teehan Year 5 Teacher
Miss L Cooper Year 6 Teacher / Head of Year 6 and transition to Year 7
Mr B Hawkins

Year 6 Teacher

Mr C Kee Year 6 Teacher
Miss C Jones Lead ASD Teacher Cavendish
Mrs N Sillence

ASD Teacher Cavendish

Mrs G Bryant SRP Interventions and MFL Teacher


Teaching and Learning Support Staff

Miss C Middleton Year R
Miss B Needham Year R
Miss M Gaynor Year R / SRP Interventions
Mrs T Martin Year 1
Miss C Wright Year 1
Mr E Stearn Year 2
Miss J Green Year 2 / SRP Interventions
Miss C Waters Year 2
Miss L Hammick Year 3
Mr T Graham Year 4 / SRP Interventions
Miss S Bowles Year 5
Mrs A Bellas Year 5 / SRP Interventions
Mrs J Mennell Year 6
Mrs N Leonard Dyslexia / SRP Interventions
Mrs R Cooke Speech and Language / SRP Interventions
Mrs S Childs

Transition Interventions

Mrs L Plumbley

Deputy Pastoral Manager / Forest School Coordinator

Miss I Molloy

Maths Interventions

Mrs C Cooper

Reading and Phonics Interventions


Breakfast and 326 Club Staff

Miss D Martin Breakfast Club Coordinator / 326 Deputy Coordinator / Holiday Club Coordinator
Miss R Coombes Breakfast Club
Miss C Walters Breakfast Club
Mrs M Tutt Breakfast Club / 326
Miss C Wright Breakfast Club / 326
Miss N Leonard 326
Mrs J Mennell 326
Mr E Stearn 326
Mr T Graham 326


Kitchen Staff

Mrs K Foster 

Catering manager

Mrs J Lee

Catering assistant


Miss M Tutt 

Catering assistant