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Mendham Primary School

School Staff

Welcome to our School Staff page. We are very proud of all of our Staff, they work incredibly hard, day in day out, ensuring that together, every child thrives.

Mr Simon lea, Academy head




Mrs Julie rogers, office manager

mrs nicola jones, nursery & reception seedling class teacher & Assistant Academy head

Deborah Peach, year 3 & 4 juniper class teacher

Mrs Molly Ball, year 1 & 2 pine class teacher

Mr Sam Norfolk, year 5 & 6 sycamore class teacher

JOann Newton, hlta Teaching assistant

Mrs jessica chamberlain, hlta teaching assistant



mrs Kathy Brooke, sendco


Mr Cameron Hopkins, PE team

Mr Hopkins is part of the PE team & teaches different year groups throughout the year a variety of sports including hockey, & field games. as a qualified swimming instructor Mr Hopkins will lead some of the swimming lessons we offer to year groups as different times of the year.

Mrs Rachael Andrews, teaching assistant


miss Claire Evens, apprentice teaching assistant


Mrs Caroline Pearson, Extended Schools club co-ordinator & Teaching assistant

Mrs Pearson has worked with Mendham Primary for a number of years and although predominantly works to organise and oversee our ESC for the wrap around care offered by the school, she can also be seen at lunchtime as our Midday Supervisor and as a Teaching Assistant in Early Years.


Mrs Sarah Austin, head of kitchen (vertas)

Mrs Austin joined the team at Mendham Primary through Vertas Catering in 2019 and has enjoyed the challenge of working in the kitchen & accommodates any allergies within the school.

Miss Kathlyn evans, cleaner (WPM) and Mid day supervisory assistant

Miss Evans has been a part of Mendham Primary school for a number of years before joining WPM who cover our cleaning of school and she is also part of the mid day supervisory team at meal times.

Zoe berger, teaching assistant

Mr phil carr, caretaker

Mr Phil Carr is part of the Trust premises team and regularly attends the school to undertake any maintenance needs and undertake statutory safety checks.

The Consortium Trust support and actively promote Trade Union and Professional Body membership with our staff. We see effective and collaborative partnership working between the Trust Leadership and Management and recognised bodies as essential to the successful operation of our schools and establishments but does not currently have any paid Trade Union representatives within our Staff.

In Norfolk, teaching unions have set up a website that grades schools on how they treat their employees, Glebeland Primary, has been awarded the maximum 18points:

Consortium recognises all six of the Teaching Unions including the new National Education Union (NUT/ATL) along with Unison and the GMB.  The Trust and the recognised Trade Unions have agreed to set up a JCC (Joint Consultative Committee); please view the Terms of Reference below.