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Who's Who

Annemarie Whittle Executive Principal

Mrs Whittle is our Executive Principal and greatly enjoys welcoming children and parents to our school. Mrs Whittle is very proud to be  the Executive Principal  of St Margaret Clitherow Catholic Primary,  St Augustine's Catholic Primary, Tunbridge Wells and of the KCSP Teaching School, leading the staff and children to follow our  mission and vision and ensuring that we offer the very best we can for our children and staff.  Mrs Whittle  is a National Leader of Education,  a Principal Director of the KCSP Board, a member of the Excellence Board of the Archdiocese of Southwark and a Trustee of Formatio.

Caroline Ryan Academy Principal

Mrs Ryan is delighted to be our Academy Principal. Her role is to ensure that the children in our school learn exceptionally well in all they do and  to share the gospel with one another every day.  Mrs Ryan enjoys meeting the parents and discussing their children's learning. Mrs Ryan and Mrs Whittle work together to develop our school to make it an exciting place to learn and grow.


Annemarie Charles SENCO

Miss Charles is our SENco and always works to ensure that our children's needs are identified and interventions put in place.  Miss Charles is kind and thoughtful and works tirelessly to enable all our children to make outstanding progress and enjoy school.  Miss Charles is also a teacher in Year 3 and 4.

Rebecca Mathieson Early Years Phase Leader

Mrs Mathieson is our Early Years leader and an expert in how young children learn.  Mrs Mathieson leads a large and skilled Early Years Team to ensure that our children are welcomed into our school and learn really well through play and interaction. She always thinks hard about each individual child and knows the children very well.

Emma Frith Lower KS2 Phase Leader

Miss Frith is a talented teacher who ensures a calm and purposeful atmosphere for all learners in her class.  Miss Frith is very creative and always thinks of lovely ways to excite and stimulate the lessons.  Miss Frith is our English Leader but is also a fantastic dancer.

Michele Chamberlain Upper KS2 Phase Leader

Mrs Chamberlain is an enthusiastic and skilled teacher who is passionate about helping every child learn well. Mrs Chamberlain is our RE Leader and loves teaching about the love of God for each one of us. All the children know how much Mrs Chamberlain cares for them.

Jenny Lintott Early Years Teacher

Mrs Lintott is our DT Leader as well as teaching in Early Years. She is has a great sense of humour which she shares with the children in her class and makes sure that every child is given the very best opportunities to develop.

Becca Heaton Early Years Teacher

Mrs Heaton is an expert in phonics and enjoys teaching children how to read and write .  Mrs Heaton is our PSHE Leader and is passionate in making sure that every child's needs are met.

Mary Barnes Early Years Teacher

Mrs Barnes is a wonderfully creative and modest person with fabulous talent in art. She also has a beautiful singing voice which she often shares with us. Mrs Barnes teaches in Early Years but also teaches Art across KS1.

Mary Talty KS1 Teacher

Mrs Talty has a great sense of fun and enjoys sharing her humour with the children in her class. Mrs Talty is a talented linguist and enjoys IT.

Christine Travell Lower KS2 Teacher

Mrs Travell is very organised and helps the children to think about their learning really well . She is very kind and  thoughtful, helping everyone including as part of the PTA.


Sian Collins KS1 Teacher

Mrs Collins is a new teacher and is enjoying helping the children in her class to grow and develop well.  She is very kind and helpful, always thinking about how to ensure the children she teaches make very good progress.

Lucinda Rose KS1 Teacher

Miss Rose is a wonderful teacher who enjoys sharing her  many talents with her class. Miss Rose greatly enjoys netball.

Kerry Schofield KS1 Teacher

Mrs Schofield is an excellent teacher who always knows what the children should learn next to help them make progress.  Mrs Schofield speaks French and teaches French across KS2 as well as running our French Club.

Michelle Tyrie Lower KS2 Teacher

Mrs Tyrie teaches in Year 3 and 4 and is very thoughtful and kind.  Mrs Tyrie is always conscientious, spending her time thinking about how to help the children learn even better in every lesson.

Niamh Taylor Lower KS2Teacher

Mrs  Taylor has a great sense of  fun and enjoys teaching the children in her class in a creative and interesting way.  Mrs Taylor loves running and leads our running club on a Thursday morning.

Clare Ventress Lower KS2 Teacher

Miss Ventress is a  great teacher.  Miss Ventress is a  talented musician and a very active sportswoman who enjoys any sporting activity both  in school and at home.

Rachel Johnston KS1 Phase Leader 

Miss Johnston is a lovely, kind and gentle person who teaches with great skill and thoughtfulness. She also has a great sense of humour and enjoys  sharing this with everyone. Miss Johnston is our Music Leader and leads our choir.


Emma Challis Upper KS2 Teacher

Mrs Challis is a fabulous artist and enjoys sharing her talents with children.  Mrs Challis teaches in Year 5 and 6 and always gives her time to listening to the children.  Mrs Challis leads our Eco school and School Council.

Richard Shaw Upper KS2 Teacher

Mr Shaw is enthusiastic and energetic in all his teaching.  He is our PE leader and loves to share his passion for sport and learning in all areas of the curriculum with the children.

Katherine Fromeyer Upper KS2 Teacher

Mrs Fromeyer is calm and helpful.  She is an excellent teacher who thinks very carefully about what each child should learn next in order to help them progress well.  Mrs Fromeyer is our IT Leader and passionate about ensuring e-safety for all our children.

Julie Thomas Upper KS2 Teacher

Mrs Thomas is a talented teacher who is also a great mentor for student teachers.  Mrs Thomas is always kind and shares the love of God in all she does. She is working really hard to make our Teaching School a place of learning for adults and enhancing teachers' skills.

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