Our staff & Governors

Introducing the wonderful people that make our school so special

Teaching Staff

MRS JESSICA BALADO - Head Teacher

I joined St, Mary’s in September 2012 after relocating with my family from Hertfordshire. I have worked in Essex and Hertfordshire, starting as a Reception teacher, teaching classes across Key Stage 2 and as a deputy head and head teacher. In the summer months, I love cycling and spending time outdoors and during the winter, I enjoy doing jigsaw puzzles!

Mrs Tanya Treavett - Deputy Headteacher - Year 6 & KS2 Lead

Having been born in South Africa, I moved to the UK as a teenager. I joined St. Mary’s in 2015 as the new Deputy Head and year 6 teacher. I love teaching English and science. I am an avid movie fan (The Lord of the Rings films are the greatest ever made) and love playing a wide variety of board games with my family.

MRS KATHY EAST - SENCo

I am the SENCo at St Mary’s but also work for the Litcham Cluster as the Advisory Learning Support Teacher and SEND lead.My work has included running cluster literacy support programmes, before joining the Advisory Learning Support Team for Norfolk educational psychology and specialist support.In my spare time I love tending my garden, looking after chickens and I am completing my British gymnastics women’s artistic coaching qualification.

Mrs Becki Nash - Reception - EYFS & KS1 Lead (currently on maternity leave)

I joined the school in 2014 and love being a Reception teacher. As the EYFS lead, I am passionate about Early Years and providing holistic experiences for each child. I enjoy spending time with my lovely family and visiting friends far and wide.

Mrs Sam Roberts - Reception/Maternity cover

I joined the school at the start of April 2018 as the job share for the Reception class. I am now teaching Reception full-time. I am really enjoying my time at St Mary's.

Miss Emma Gagen - Year 1

I joined St. Mary’s in 2013. I love teaching Year 1 and am passionate about delivering fun and engaging phonics learning. I also enjoy taking learning outside the classroom. Outside of school, I love spending time with my young family, out and about in our local area.

Mrs Karen Aston - Year 1

I joined St Mary's at the beginning of this year. I teach the class on a Wednesday. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and walking my dog.

Miss Helen Watts - Year 2

I joined the school in 2014, teaching Year 2 after spending many years teaching in a special needs school. After spending a childhood avoiding maths, I now love inspiring children to see the magic in number. I have travelled a great deal and still enjoy visiting new places at home and abroad.

Miss Sophie Holland - Year 3

I joined the team at St. Mary’s in September 2018. I love teaching maths, making it exciting and fun. In my spare time, I love going to the cinema and being transported into magical and exciting worlds. I also enjoy swimming and going to the beach on a hot, sunny day.

Mrs Steph McKeller - Year 4

I have been at the school since September, having relocated from Surrey. My favourite subjects to teach are English and science. In my spare time, I like to keep fit and to train my dog, Duke.

 

Mr Aaron Stehr - Year 5

I joined St. Mary’s in 2013 (having completed my teacher training here). I really enjoy teaching maths and English, using great films and literature to bring the subject alive. I love cooking and trying out new recipes and going to live sporting events (unfortunately I support Norwich – which can be challenging!).

Mrs Laura De SOUZA - Year 6

I recently moved to Norfolk with my family from London I joined St. Mary's in September 2018. I love teaching art, creating new things and expressing myself. In my spare time, I love to read crime novels and explore the beautiful Norfolk countryside.

classroom support Staff

nicola utting

HLTA, NPECTS

Estee Anema

Gemma O'Brien

JO LAIN

SALLY PENN

HLTA

JESS BEALES

ROB JACKMAN

ANABEL ROEGELE

hazel merrett

SOPHIE TAYLOR

NPECTS

DIANE BURROWS

JACKIE KEMPSON

NICKY WALKER

office support Staff

KARIN BARKER

CAROLINE O'DONNELL

OTHER support Staff

LORNA BUCK

MSA

LEAH KERR

KITCHEN ASSISTANT

CLAIRE CROWE

MSA

STEVE MARSDEN

CARETAKER

Rachael worledge

After School club

Suzanne Ottaway

SCHOOL COOK

Emily Boakes

KITCHEN ASSISTANT

governors

Clare Hedges

Chair of Governors

Local Authority Governor

Chair of Resources Committee

Sarah Day

Community Governor

Resources Committee

 

Jessica Balado

Head Teacher

Resources and Curriculum

 

Rebecca Howard

Vice Chair of Governors

Parent Governor

Chair of Curriculum Committee

 

Lucy Sarll

Parent Governor

Curriculum Committee

 

Tanya Treavett

Associate Governor

Curriculum Committee

 

Dominic Chessum

Co-opted Governor

Resources Committee

 

 Helen Watts

Staff Governor

Curriculum Committee

 

COLIN HAWGOOD

Clerk to the Governors

Reconstitution of Governing Body

 

In January 2105, the Governing Body was reconstituted in order to form a smaller and more effective unit enabling us to co-opt according to particular skills and experience. The emphasis is on covering the statutory Governor positions effectively as well as co-opted positions that are filled based on a skills audit.  This reflects the need for Governors to be strategic leaders.

 

The Governing Body

 

The Governing Body has three strategic core functions:

 

• Ensuring clarity of the vision, ethos and strategic direction of our school.

• Holding the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.

• Overseeing the financial performance of our school and making sure its money is well spent.

 

The role of the Governing Body is one of strategic support and it is not involved in the day to day management of the school – this is the responsibility of the Head Teacher.

 

At St Mary’s the Governing Body plays an active role in the life of the school. Parents, the local community and staff are represented. The Governing Body meets regularly to help provide the best possible education for all our pupils.

 

Our Governers are:

To contact the Governors please address correspondence to:

 

Chair of Governors c/o the School or email:

St. Mary's Community School

 

Governor

Register of Business and pecunary interests

signed y/n

date

are you a governor in another school?

1

Clare Hedges

Y - No interests

25 Sept 2017

 

2

Rebecca Howard

Y - No interests

25 Sept 2017

 

3

Sarah Day

Y - No interests

25 Sept 2017

 

4

Jessica Balado

Y - No interests

25 Sept 2017

 

5

Tanya Treavett

Y - No interests

25 Sept 2017

 

6

Helen Watts

Y - No interests

25 Sept 2017

 

7

Dominic Chessum

 

25 Sept 2017

 

8

Lucy Sarll

 

 

 

9

Vacant

 

 

 

10

Vacant

 

 

 

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