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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 St Thomas' Catholic Primary, Sevenoaks, 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,  an Advisor to  the KCSP Board 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.  

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.

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.


Mary Talty Lower KS2 Leader

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 Computing, where she puts her knowledge to good use as our Computing lead.

Julie Thomas Upper KS2 Phase Leader

Mrs Thomas is a talented teacher who is also a great mentor for student teachers.  Mrs Thomas is always kind, calm and supportive as she shares the love of God in all she does. Mrs Thomas leads the School Direct offer for St Margaret's as the Lead school,  and supports student teachers and  our NQTs as a mentor.

Jenny Lintott Early Years Teacher

Mrs Lintott is our DT Leader as well as teaching in Early Years. She 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.

Sian Collins KS1 Teacher

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

Joshua Smith KS1 Teacher

Mr Smith enjoys making learning active. He is a great sportsman and enthusiastic about the benefits of outdoor learning.

Rita Page KS1 Teacher

Mrs Page teaches in Year 1. She is a kind and thoughtful person who makes sure that all the children feel secure and valued. She very much enjoys sharing her love of drama to enrich the children's learning.

Janine Bellingan KS1 Teacher

Mrs Bellingan teaches in Year 2. She greatly enjoys getting to know each child and making sure that they are all achieving their best. 

Emma Frith Lower KS2 Teacher

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.

Christine Travell Lower KS2 Teacher

Mrs Travell is a Year 3 teacher. She is very organised and helps the children to think about their learning really well, being clear on the next steps needed for them to progress. She is very kind and   thoughtful, helping everyone including as part of the PTA.


Clare Nash Lower KS2 Teacher

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

Siobhan Scott Lower KS2 Teacher

Mrs Scott teaches in Year 4. She has wonderful artistic talents, in art and music, as well as being a kind and reflective person. She is always thinking about how to ensure that the children in her class make the best progress possible.

Michele Chamberlain Upper KS2 Teacher

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.

Niamh Taylor Upper KS2 Teacher

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 sporting activities.

Michelle Tyrie Upper KS2 Teacher

Mrs Tyrie teaches in Year  5 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. She is also our Pupil Premium Champion and Early Years SENCo.

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.

Katharine 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 do their best.  Mrs Fromeyer is our Maths Leader and passionate about ensuring excellent progress for all our children.

 Area Business Manager    Maria Sherring

Maria worked for many years in the city as an Associate Finance Director and has worked in school finance for the  last 8 years.   Maria works very hard to ensure that the school runs effectively and is always willing to help and support staff and children in all she does.

Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address Barham Court, Teston, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Margaret Clitherow Catholic Primary Schoo is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.

Representatives of all schools across KCSP joined a mass of thanksgiving at St Simon Stock to mark the installation of Annemarie Whittle as our new CEO.