Amy Allen - SENCo
I started my Further Education with a degree in Psychology (BSc Hons London) following which I gained Qualified Teacher Status in the UK. After completing an MA in Primary Education – Special Needs (Leicester), a Diploma in Counselling, Youth Counselling and English as an Additional Language, I completed a qualification in SEN Coordination and I am currently working towards a Masters in Inclusive Education. Parallel to this, I became an Advanced Autism Specialist in July and am now working towards becoming an Applied Behaviour Analysist, to support children with Behavioural Difficulties and who have Autism Spectrum Disorders. Having worked in education for 17 years all of which have been with children with special educational needs aged 2-18, I have experience working with, supporting, advising and writing programmes for young people with a range of difficulties. These include dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia and ADHD, global difficulties, autistic spectrum disorders, Speech and Language difficulties, Fine and Gross Motor Difficulties and numerous other conditions. As a mother of 4 children, I have first hand experience of the developmental stages and ages of children and as their ages range from 4 – 15, I am kept busy all the time. I enjoy travelling and experiencing life with them now we are back in UK after spending the past 17 years in Asia. I am looking forward to the next stage of my life being part of St Bartholomew’s and the wider community it is involved in.
Sarah Anderson - Class Teacher
This is my first year at St Barts and I'm excited to be joining the lovely Foundation Stage Team. I have been teaching for 6 years since graduating from Leeds Metropolitan University and I love every minute of it! In my spare time I like to spend time with my two nieces Frankie and Layla and my partner Jonathan.
Janette Armstrong - Midday Supervisor
I have lived in Quorn since the age of 5 and am now married with 3 grown up sons and 1 daughter. The boys all attended St Bartholomew’s school although my daughter went to Sacred Hearts Primary School in Loughborough. I have worked with children in various capacities since 1977 and am currently also employed at a residential college for students with special needs. In my spare time I enjoy walking my dogs around our lovely countryside and looking after my 2 cats. I feel very privileged working at St Bartholomew’s, it is a beautiful place to work.
Jane Barrass – Class Teacher – Music Co-ordinator
I am a member of the Key Stage 1 team, teaching year 1. Each day is different and exciting! At home, I enjoy walking my dog (Nugget), cycling, and gardening. I also love to sing and play music. I have three children who are all growing up far too quickly for me!
Fiona Benson – Learning Support Assistant
I live in Quorn with my husband, two children and 2 rabbits. When I am not ferrying my children to their various activities, I like to play tennis, cycle and go for quiet walks. I also love to watch football which can be a little stressful as I am a lifelong Leicester City fan!
Steph Biggs – Learning Support Assistant
I have worked at St Bartholomew's Primary School for a number of years in various roles, most recently as Learning Support Assistant, which I love. I have lived in Quorn all my life and I attended St Bartholomew's Primary School, albeit a few years ago! I am married to Adrian and have two daughter who both attend the school. In my spare time I enjoy baking (which I am yet to perfect!), running, reading, holidays and spending time with my family and friends.
Shirley Bood – Class Teacher – Geography Co-ordinator
I've worked at St. Bartholomew's for 17 years teaching in years 1, 3 4 and Foundation Stage. Before coming to St. Bartholomew's, I taught in Leicester for 2 years. Before that, I taught in Newcastle for 3 years, and I began my teaching career in Liverpool, my home town - I taught there for 4 years. Good job I enjoy teaching Geography! I don't have alot of spare time with my 2 children, but any time I have is usually spent sewing costumes for dancing- since my daughter and I both enjoy our tap and modern dancing lessons, and performing in shows twice a year. I also spend alot of my spare time on football touchlines, not only supporting my son, but cheering on my favourite team, Liverpool.
Judith Boston – Head Teacher
I began my teaching career in 1981, after gaining at 2:1 (Hons) degree in history from the University of Leeds, followed by a PGCE at the University of Leicester in primary education. Since then, I have taught in 6 different schools during my career with a break to bring up my two daughters. I became a head teacher in 2002, following NPQH and in 2009 the school was awarded an outstanding grading from Ofsted and similarly from the Diocese. The school became a national support school and as a National Leader of Education, the staff were able to support other schools. In 2013 I joined St Bart's and I continue to have immense passion to help children to maximise their potential through their educational experience at primary school. I believe that St Bart's is a wonderful environment in which to thrive and learn and central to this are the excellent relationships throughout the school. I have two daughters - one holds a Royal Academy of Engineering Fellowship for research at the University of Sheffield specialising in energy storage and nano-technology and my younger daughter is completing a Dphil in twelfth century legal history at Trinity College, Oxford. She also tutors at Queen's College. When not at work I enjoy being outdoors - cycling, running, gardening and I am a keen ornithologist. I am passionate about teaching and love being part of the school.
Colette Bujdoso – Learning Support Assistant
I have two children both of whom have been through St Bartholomew’s. My husband and I have been linked to the school for many years and I am lucky enough to have a rewarding role as a 'Learning Support Assistant' following completion of an NVQ3. In my spare time I attend various fitness classes in an attempt to keep up with the children at school and home. I enjoy cross stitch, reading and cooking but only when my mum/taxi role allows. Socialising with friends and family is important to me (another reason to exercise).
Alison Cherry – Learning Support Assistant
I live in Quorn with my husband and 2 children and have worked at St Barts since 2011. In my spare time I am a keen runner with Barrow Running Club. I also like to bike and swim and compete in triathlons. I like to read and belong a local reading group.
Sonya Campbell – Assistant Head Teacher & Class Teacher
I have taught at St. Bartholomew's for many years! During this time, I have taught children ranging in age from Year 2 to Year 6. I am the Key Stage 1 Co-ordinator and have responsibility for computing within the curriculum. I work with children on the school radio team and support them in producing the weekly broadcast to the school. I achieved the National Professional Qualification for Headship in 2008. Recently, I have attended several computing courses and have been working with the PTA to increase the provision of mobile technology in school In my spare time, I enjoy keeping fit and am a member at a local gym. I attend some exercise classes and I like participating in adventure runs and 10k events - I can often be seen running around the village. I also like gardening, walking, horse riding, yoga and skiing.
Melanie Clarke - Learning Support Assistant
I am married with 3 children. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, going to the theatre and being kept busy with the children's hobbies.
Wendy Cooper - Learning Support Assistant
I live in Quorn with my husband, my two young children (who both attend St Bartholomew’s) and our dog, Pippa. I have been working at St Bartholomew’s as a Learning Support Assistant since August 2015, and have been a keen member of FOSBA since 2009. In my spare time, which is too infrequent for my liking, I enjoy cooking (with the children) and long family walks around the Leicestershire countryside with my family and Pippa.
Suzy Crossley - Class Teacher
I have joined the Key Stage One team this year (2016) having worked as an Early Years and Key Stage One teacher for the last 17 years. My family only relocated to Leicestershire from Cheshire 5 years ago so we are still enjoying exploring our local surroundings. I enjoy running, socializing and shopping! Oh, and spending time with my family!
Emma Davinson – Nursery Nurse
I have been a member of the support team since 2012. My Early Years background enabled me to move into the Foundation Stage to work with a fantastic team. I am now employed as a Nursery Nurse - every day is different and I absolutely love my job. I live in Quorn with my husband and have a son and daughter. I enjoy cooking, cleaning! eating and keeping fit.
Vicky Denmark - High Level Teaching Assistant
Having lived all my life in the South East of England, I recently moved to Quorn with my husband, daughter, dog, tortoise ( and don't forget the two fish). I have felt very welcomed by the Quorn community and am excited to have joined this fantastic school as a LSA. As with most parents, my daughter has a much more active social life than I, which can restrict free time. My favourite pastime is spending time with my family, but I also enjoy long walks with the dog, playing netball and watching athletics.
Nikki Espiner - Learning Support Assistant
This is my first year at St Barts and I am loving working in Foundation Stage. Prior to working at the school I have spent the last 8 years teaching A Levels in Sociology and Psychology. I have 3 children who are all at St Barts. In my spare time I enjoy doing anything creative and having fun as a family.
Sophie Fielden - Class Teacher
I attended Leeds University, where I graduated with an English Literature and Language (Hons) degree. After graduation, I spent the next 18 months working abroad, returning to Leeds University to undertake my PGCE in primary education. Since completing my course in 2001, I have held full-time upper and lower Key Stage 2 class teacher positions in schools in Yorkshire and Devon. I moved to Quorn in 2016 and am loving living back in my home county of Leicestershire. I started working at St. Bartholomew’s in 2016 doing supply work, and am presently enjoying working in Year 6. My son is a pupil at St. Bart’s, which he really enjoys. When not at work, I enjoy cycling, running, reading and exploring the great outdoors with my boy.
Rebecca French – Class Teacher- IT Support & School Council Co-ordinator
Following a career break to look after my three children (who were all lucky enough to attend St Barts!), I began working in schools as a Creative Practitioner. After training as a teacher I have worked in Leicester City and County schools teaching years one, five and three. I am now part of the super year four team! In my spare time, I enjoy watching films with my family and running or walking with friends.
Sam Garland – Foundation Stage Teacher & Foundation Stage Co-ordinator
This is my third year here at St Barts. I have worked year 1 and Foundation Stage and look forward to the year ahead in Foundation. Outside of work I enjoy reading, cooking and have a newfound enjoyment at the gym.
Louise Geary – Administration Assistant
I have been at St Bartholomew’s for the last seven years and enjoy working in the school’s busy office. I have two children, who both came to St. Bartholomew’s. My daughter now attends Rawlins Academy and my son is starting at York University. I have been involved with scouting in Quorn for over 10 years and my interests are cooking, cake decorating, silver smithing, going to the local gym and I have trained in Tae Kwon Do and achieved my 2nd degree black belt.
Laura Gray – Class Teacher- Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) Co-ordinator
Outside of teaching, I am also a swimming teacher and have been for almost ten years. It was through this experience, that I developed a desire to become a primary school teacher. I have a degree in French and Spanish and have lived in Bordeaux France and Zaragola Spain. I completed my PGCE in 2013 and I’m really looking forward to being part of this school. I love animals and at home I have two dogs, a rabbit and a tortoise! As a child, I loved to dance and I play the clarinet and piano. I really enjoy spending time with my family and socialising with my friends. I love going to the theatre and the cinema and I love visiting different countries on holiday!
Wendy Gray - Midday Supervisor
Having been a volunteer for some time at St. Bartholomew’s, reading with the year 4 children, I really built a great bond with the children and the school which was so enjoyable. It was great therefore, to become more involved with this role. I have 2 children, Maddie & Lydia, both pupils at St. Barts… although Lydia has now made the move up to Rawlins. In my spare time (and outside of ferrying the girls to their various clubs, groups and dance classes!), I love to read a good book and when time allows, I really enjoy baking. Other pastimes include enjoying time with friends, eating out, holidaying both here in the UK and far afield and spending time with my family.
Lisa Harrison – Midday Manager
I started work at St Bartholomew’s School in December 2011 as a Midday Supervisor, I am now the Midday Manager. I have 2 daughters who keep me very busy, in my spare time I am an adult volunteer for a local charity.
Tracey Harrison- Administration Assistant
I have worked at St Bartholomew’s since 2006 as a lunchtime supervisor and administration assistant. I have lived in Quorn since 1993 and have one son Daniel. My interests include natural history and art.
Anna Holland - Bursar
I have been working at St Bartholomew's Primary School since October 2003 and enjoy my role as Bursar.
Paula Hunter – Higher Level Teaching Assistant
I started working at St Bartholomew’s in August 2005 as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant. I am lucky enough to teach children throughout the school and love my role. I have two children and enjoy walking and cycling.
Marie Inder - Learning Support Assistant
I live in Quorn with my husband and three children. Most of my time is spent organising their social calendars but I also enjoy running, yoga and exploring new places with family and friends.
Judith Kee - Learning Support Assistant
I have 3 children, Sam 20, Maddie 16 and Freddie aged 7. I am a qualified nursery nurse and currently work as a Learning Support Assistant within St Bartholomew’s. In my spare time I enjoy walking my dog, gardening and meeting up with friends.
Pasha Kincaid – Learning Support Assistant
I have been at St Bartholomew’s since Summer 2012 and really enjoy working here with all of the staff and pupils. I have three children; two teenagers and one at university who all keep me very busy. In my spare time I like long country walks, playing badminton and visiting galleries. I also like to draw, paint and craft nice things and sometimes I find time to read and watch films too!
Emma Kirkby - Learning Support Assistant
I grew up in Quorn and attended St Bartholomew's myself, a few years ago! I am now very happy to be working at St Barts as a Learning Support Assistant. I have two children one of whom is still at St Barts and one who is now at Rawlins.
Kelly Lawrence – Class Teacher - English Co-ordinator
After graduating from the University of Glasgow with a MA in English Language and Literature, I went to complete a PGCE at the University of Exeter. My first teaching post was at Ash Green Primary School in Stoke-on-Trent where I taught for six years in year 4 and year 5. This if my first year at St Bartholomew’s and I’m very happy to be part of the staff here. In my spare time, I love playing the piano, singing and going to the theatre. I also enjoy reading and swimming, as well as walking and cycling in the countryside. I love to bake too!
Bev Locke - Secretary
I have been a member of staff at St. Bartholomew's since 1995, during which time I have worked as Midday Supervisor, Learning Support Assistant and School Secretary. I have also served as a Staff Governor and have been an active member of F.O.S.B.A. I am the mother of two children, both of whom attended St. Bartholomew's and although it is some time since they left, they still maintain links with the school. My main interests are reading, jewellery making, cookery and dog walking.
Rachel Marshall - Learning Support Assistant
I have worked in Early Years for nine years in which time I have gained NVQ level 2 and 3 in Children's Care, Learning and Development along with speech and language training. I am very happy to be part of the Foundation Stage team and find it very rewarding. I live with my husband and two sons, age 11 and 16. We enjoy spending time together as a family, we love going on holidays and watching musicals in London. I also enjoy walking in the countryside.
Rebecca Moody - Learning Support Assistant
I began working as a Learning Support Assistant in January 2017, having been around school for several years in my other capacity as Manager of Superstars the before and after school club. I’m a qualified Nursery Nurse and previously worked in Foundation Stage at Holywell Primary School. In my spare time I enjoy walking my dogs, my garden and knitting. I have 2 boys aged 9 and 21 who also keep me busy.
Amanda Moxon – Class Teacher- RE & Collective Worship Co-ordinator
On leaving school, I did two years in retail before returning to education. In 1994, I graduated with a 2:1 degree in English and History and this was followed up a year later with my teaching certificate from Loughborough University. My first teaching post was at Belton Primary School and after a break to start a family I started work at St. Bartholomew’s 10 years ago, mostly with year 1 and Foundation Stage and now in year 3. My three children and husband take up most of my leisure time, however, when I do get a moment I do like to go to the theatre and sing! I am in a local singing group with Mrs Barrass and we enjoyed singing in Italy together this year! I also love walking my black Labrador Gracie.
Emma McKinlay - Learning Support Assistant
Since September 2014 I have been working as a part time Learning Support Assistant having previously volunteered on a regular basis in Foundation Stage. I am a mum of 3 who all now attend St Bartholomew's (so I can still keep an eye on them!). My family keep me busy but when I get chance I enjoy eating out, meeting up with friends for coffee and or lunch, going to the theatre, cycling and running having recently ran the 5K Race for Life event in Loughborough.
Wendy McVey - Cleaner
I have worked as a cleaner at St Bartholomew’s since 2002. I am married with one lovely daughter and one wonderful granddaughter. I enjoy spending time with my family.
Jeanette Nocton – Learning Support Assistant
I have been working at St Bartholomew's as a Learning Support Assistant since 2008. I am a busy mum of three daughters. My hobbies include walking in the Lake District and gardening.
Sarah Oakland - Class Teacher- Lower Key Stage 2 Co-ordinator - PSHE Co-ordinator
I've been at St Bartholomew's since 2006 and still thoroughly enjoy working with the children both in my class and others throughout school. I am married and we have two daughters - Daisy and Florence. Daisy started in Foundation Stage at St Barts in Autumn 2014. We enjoy travelling, exploring Beacon Hill or Bradgate Park and spending time with our family and friends.
Alan Orton- Premises Officer
I started working as the Premises Officer at St Barts in 2011. My job is varied and I enjoy meeting different people. I am married and have two daughters. Out of school I enjoy family time and I am also a big fan of Speedway.
Dorothy Orr – Class Teacher
I was born and lived in Cyprus until 1979 when I came to Loughborough University where I trained to be a PE teacher. I initially taught in a number of local secondary schools and after having 3 children and moving to Scotland for 4 years, our family returned to Loughborough where I did a conversion course to primary teaching. As well as teaching in primary and secondary schools, I have been a play leader, and FE college lecturer and I have also worked for NW Leicestershire Schools Sports Partnership. But my favourite place to work is definitely in primary schools and I was thrilled when I was appointed to work at St Bartholomew’s in 2013. I love teaching all the different subjects in primary school and especially enjoy encouraging children to develop their PE, Art and Mathematical skills. When I am not teaching , I enjoy being active both indoors and out, spending time with my family, working on art and craft projects, singing dancing and generally enjoying life to the full.
Trish Osborne – Higher Level Teaching Assistant
I have been working with children ever since my oldest child was born in 1991. I have worked as a Mums and Toddler group leader, playgroup helper/governor and Brownies co leader. From this I started helping at my daughters school which gave me the bug for working with children. I was then employed at a Loughborough Primary School for the 9 years before starting work at St Barts I started working at St Barts in 2008 and whilst being here I have passed my High Level Teaching Assistant status training and now work as a full time HLTA, a role which I am throughly enjoying. I have been married for well over 20 years and have 2 grown up children. In my spare time I love to read and I try to keep fit by going to Zumba classes!
Chris Patrick – Assistant Head Teacher, Class teacher, Maths & Assessment Co-ordinator
I’ve been teaching at St Bartholomew’s since January 1998. I began with two terms teaching year 3 children and since then have taught year 6. I taught in Loughborough before coming here, teaching all junior year groups. At school I have responsibility for Maths Assessment and I am also Assistant Head teacher responsible for Key Stage 2. I live near Nottingham and travel to school down the motorway each morning. I am married and have one son born in 1992. In my leisure spare time I enjoy camping, hiking swimming and most sports. I do tend to watch the sports now, rather than actually take part. During the holidays I like to go to really hot resorts and relax by a swimming pool with a large pile of books. I enjoy exploring historical sites, especially those from ancient times.
David Payne-Class Teacher & Computing Co-ordinator
This is my first teaching post since completing my PGCE at Nottingham Trent. Whilst at university I taught in a variety of schools in Nottinghamshire across all age groups. Before that, I worked as an LSA in a Primary school in Rugby, after finishing a degree in forensic science, also in Nottingham. I am a big sports fanatic and in my spare time I am a keen footballer and play as often as I can.
Ann-Marie Pancholi – Learning Support Assistant
I am originally from Yorkshire and now live in Quorn. I have been involved with St Bartholomew's since my children attended the school and I enjoy my role as a full-time Learning Support Assistant. I enjoy the cinema, seeing my friends, eating out, reading and walking - to cafe's!
Smita Patel - Midday Supervisor
I have been a midday supervisor at St Bartholomew's School since December 2016 and find the interaction with the children rewarding. There is nothing better than a child's smile and the satisfaction that I have helped make their lunchtime play fun and safe.
Olivia Perkins - Foundation Stage Teacher & Science Co-ordinator
After graduating from Birmingham University with a degree in Early Childhood Education Studies. I spent two years as a nursery room leader, before attending the University of Leicester to complete a PGCE in Primary Education. I enjoy teaching in the foundation stage and find it very rewarding. In my spare time I enjoy reading, baking, socialising with my family and friends and going on long walks with my dog, Suzie.
Vicky Price - Class Teacher
As part of the Key Stage 1 team, I enjoy spending each and every day learning and exploring with my class of year 1's. Outside of school I often take trips to the Curve theatre, spending time with my friends and family and watch the Great British Bake Off!
Chanchal Rajput - Learning Support Assistant
My name is Chanchal Rajput. I have been working with children for about 20 years in various educational settings. I specialise in working with children that have special needs. I can speak 5 languages as well as a use Makaton signs and a program called PEC'S (picture exchange communication system).
Wendy Roberts - Lunchtime Supervisor
I moved to Quorn in 2007 and have worked at St Barts since 2013. I am married with 2 children and a cat called Molly. Both children attend St Barts - Jacob is in year 6 and Libbi is in year 2. I enjoy watching my son play football for Quorn and my daughter in her swimming lessons. When we have a free weekend I enjoy going for days out together and meeting up with family and friends.
Kirsty Rowntree – Class Teacher –Key Stage 1 Co-ordinator & Science Co-ordinator
After I began a career in Youth and Children's work, I decided to undertake a PGCE at Nottingham Trent University. I have been teaching at St Bartholomew's since 2009 and I am very happy to be part of the staff here. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, swimming and going for long walks.
Suzy Saddington - Learning Support Assistant
I live in Quorn with my husband, 2 children and our crazy Boxer dog, Darcy. I have a BSc (Hons) degree in Human Psychology and am currently studying for my Level 3 diploma for the Early Years Educator. I feel very privileged to have such a rewarding role in the Foundation Stage team. I enjoy exercising regularly and spending lots of time with my family and friends.
Emily Shaw - Learning Support Assistant
I graduated in 2014 from Manchester School of Art with a First in Textiles. In my spare time I play saxophone in a big band and enjoy going to live music events. I love going on holiday to Cornwall with my family and visiting my twin brother in Edinburgh.
Allison Spray – Class Teacher – Upper Key Stage 2 Co-ordinator - PE Co-ordinator
Having qualified as a teacher sixteen years ago and taught in various schools as far South as East Sussex, I now find myself teaching year 6 at St Bartholomew's. I have also undertaken the role of QCA examiner for Key Stage Two Maths. Both my daughters are at Rawlins Academy, and their brother attends St. Barts. When I'm not teaching, most of my spare time (like all busy mothers) is spent taxiing my children to parties, clubs or friend's houses.
Lesley Stafford – Learning Support Assistant
I started working as a Learning Support Assistant in 2002 after previously being a parent helper. I am married and have 2 teenage daughters. In my spare time I enjoy gardening and going for long walks with my family. I also have a love for baking – much to the delight of my family!
Jacqueline Taylor – Midday Supervisor
I live in Loughborough with two of my four children, Kezia and Erynna. My two older children are adults and live in Somerset. I have a beautiful granddaughter, Scarlett who enjoys having young Aunties in Kezia and Erynna. We have a pet hamster called Latte who keeps me busy (although the girls are supposed to be looking after him!)
Izzy Teke - Class Teacher
I am delighted to begin my teaching journey at such a beautiful school with my wonderful Year 5’s. I’ve recently moved to Quorn and am enjoying exploring the village. It is quite a change from the busy city life of my hometown London! As well as discovering new places, I enjoy baking, the theatre and buying cute items to decorate my house.
Kathy Voce - Learning Support Assistant & Mid-day Supervisor
I am married with 2 children, 2 dogs, 3 guinea pigs, a rabbit and a hamster. I spend a lot of my time walking my dogs. I play badminton, enjoy swimming and like watching most sports.
Kate Waller – Midday Supervisor
I am married with 3 grown up sons who all attended St Bartholomew’s I enjoy daily walks with my dog and belong to a large competitive Ladies Barbershop Chorus. We have been UK Champions 4 times and compete around the world.
Heather Wilson – High Level Teaching Assistant
In August 2003 I started working at St Bartholomew's as a Learning Support Assistant in Foundation Stage and I am now a High Level Teaching Assistant and work throughout the school. I enjoy drawing, painting, cycling and walking.
Heather Worn – Nursery Nurse
I started worked at St Bartholomew's in 2009 and really enjoy my role as a Nursery Nurse in Foundation Stage. In my spare time I enjoy going shopping, eating out and spending time with my family.