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St Edmunds 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.

Miss Susie Collins, Academy head

Miss Collins is the Academy Head for Mendham Primary School & St Edmund's Primary School & together we are Waveney Valley Partnership. Miss Collins is at both schools throughout the week & days can vary.


Mr James Vink, Assistant Academy Head

Mr Vink is the Assistant Academy Head for St Edmunds Primary and is also the Class Teacher for Year5 & 6.


Miss Sheri Frearson, Office Administrator

Miss Frearson works full time in the office and is able to help with general queries about the school. If you are interested in a place at St Edmund's, please contact the email below.


Mrs Lakeisha Mansfield, Nursery & Reception Class Teacher

Mrs Mansfield teaches our Nursery and Reception children in Acorn class with lots of early years recourses and a dedicated outside play area that the younger children have access to through out the day.


Mrs Claire Tilley, Year 1 & 2 Class Teacher

Mrs Tilley is the teacher for Years 1 & 2 and has been with the school for many years and enjoys teaching our Key stage 1 pupils,

Email: c.tilley@wvpschools.or

Mr Andy Russell, Year 3 & 4 Class Teacher

Mr Russell in Beech Class joined us in 2019 to cover maternity and has been appointed full time and is enjoying teaching the Year 3 & 4s in Beech class


Mr James Vink, Year 5 & 6 Class Teacher

Mr Vink is the class teacher for Rowan class - years 5 & 6, he is also the Math Curriculum Lead for all CMAT schools.


Mrs Tanya Gladwin, hlta

Mrs Gladwin is one of our Higher Level Teaching Assistants and teaches at both WVP Schools specialising in Modern Languages. Mrs Gladwin has worked overseas & studied other languages as well as courses in BSL (British Sign Language).

Mrs Sally Nightingale. hlta

Mrs Nightingale is one of our Higher Level Teaching Assistants & will teach children a variety of subjects. She is often found assisting in Rowan Class & her specialist subject is Art where you can see much of the work she teaches the children on the display boards around the school.

Mrs lucy davies, Forest schools & outdoor learning

Mrs Davies works part time and provides Forest School & Outdoor Learning opportunities for both WVP schools. Mrs Davies has worked hard with the local community to help provide outdoor resources for WVP that the children have been able to enjoy this year.


Miss sarah hardy, teaching assistant

Miss Hardy has been with St Edmund's School for a number of years & can often be found in Acorn Class with our Nursery and Reception children.


Mrs Sarah Stephenson, Teaching assistant

Mrs Stephenson has been with St Edmund's School for a number of years & enjoys working as part of our Teaching Assistant team. She is also a qualified swim instructor for a local swimming centre.

Mrs AImee Tilley, PE team

Mrs Tilley is part of the PE team & teaches different year groups throughout the year a variety of sports including hockey, gymnastics & field games.

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 Jane Thompson, Maths Intervention

Mrs Thompson works part time for WVP schools and helps a number of our children to improve their Math skills.

Mrs Michelle Hinsley, apprentice teaching assistant

Mrs Hinsley has been training to become a Teaching Assistant through the open university & has been working with WVP schools to complete her work experience training. She has a background in childcare and is currently working for a nursery local

Miss claire evans, apprentice teaching assistant

Miss Evans has started her apprenticeship in Sep 2020 and is enjoying her training at St Edmund's Primary School. She will spend some time studying at college as well as visiting other schools within CMAT to see a wide variety of schools. Claire is a keen baker and enjoys helping the children with little cooking projects.

Mrs Emma Cane, Extended Schools club co-ordinator

Mrs Cane has worked with St Edmund's Primary for a number of years and although predominantly works to organise and oversee out ESC for the wrap around care offered by the school, she can also be seen in the classroom as a Teaching Assistant  or at lunchtime as our Midday Supervisor.

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Mrs Maria Smith, cleaner 

Mrs Smith has been a part of St Edmund's Primary school for a number of years & keeps the school in shape after every school day.

Mr Bill flaherty, caretaker

Mr Flaherty is part of the CMAT team and will visit the school once a week to undertake any maintenance onsite and regular safety checks for the school.  

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.