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Who's Who

Come and meet the staff at our school.


Meet our staff

Mrs Sarah Patterson


Mrs Patterson is our headteacher and Lead Learner. She joined us in April 2017 bringing a range of experience at leadership level spanning 17 years. Mrs Patterson has taught in schools across the south of England and is also a School Evaluation Partner for Dorset schools.

Mrs Laura Lombard

Deputy Headteacher 

Mrs Lombard is deputy head, teaches in KS1 and is a member of the Senior Leadership Team. She holds responsibility for teaching & learning and assessment across the school. Mrs Lombard is our Designated Safeguarding Lead. She is also a Specialist Leader of Education and has worked in schools in London and Dorset.

Mrs Amy Belcher 

Assistant Headteacher 

Mrs Belcher joined us in September 2017 and teaches Y3/4 Penguin class alongside Mrs Boucher. She is our Assistant Head, Pastoral Lead and a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Mrs Belcher is our Pupil Premium Champion and is also our Worship Lead. 

Mrs Joanna Messenger


Mrs Messenger joined St. Andrew's in September 2016 and is our Special Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo). Mrs Messenger is currently on maternity leave and Mr Spokes is acting SENCo in her absence.  

Mrs Nicki Saunders

Pre-School Lead 

Mrs Saunders joined us in September 2017 and is our pre-school leader. 

Mrs Bronwyn Croft

Early Years Lead 

Mrs Croft joined us in September 2017 and and is responsible for standards and progress within the Early Years at St Andrews. She leads the pre-school and Reception classes under the Early Years unit. Mrs Croft also leads English across the school, alongside Mr Cain.  

Miss Hannah Cook

Early years teacher 

Miss Cook started her career at St Andrew's as a Teaching Assistant. After teacher training we were delighted that she chose to return to us and work in our Early Years unit! 

Mrs Jenny Mitchell

KS1 teacher

Mrs Mitchell joined St Andrew’s in September 2002 and is part of a job share team in Y1/Y2 Seahorses. She has responsibility for RE across the school. Mrs Mitchell currently works on Thursdays, Fridays and alternate Mondays. 

Mrs Lucy Rose

KS1 teacher

Mrs Rose joined us in September 2016 and is the other 'half' of the job share team in Seahorse class. Mrs Rose runs and monitors some of our KS1 'nurture' work. Mrs Rose currently works Tuesdays, Wednesdays and alternate Mondays. 

Mr Adam Spokes

KS1 teacher Spokes is our KS1 Pod Leader and is responsible for standards and progress within Y1 and Y2. He joined St Andrew’s in September 2013 and teaches in Y1/Y2  Turtles. He
 is also responsible for maths alongside Miss Randall. 

 Mr Spokes is currently our acting SENCo whilst Mrs Messenger is on maternity leave. 

Miss Danielle Roberts

KS1 teacher 

Miss Roberts joined us in September 2018 as Stingray class teacher. She leads Science along with Mrs Johnstone. 

Mrs Rachel Startin

Year 3/4 teacher 

Mrs Startin joined St Andrew's way back in 1993! She teaches Y3/4 Seals and is responsible for the teaching and learning of music, and also leads Geography. 

Mrs Lisa Boucher

Year 3/4 teacher 

Mrs Boucher joined St Andrew’s in September 2003 and teaches Y3/4 Penguin class  with Mrs Belcher. She is responsible for Sport and PE across the school. 

Miss Kelly Randall

Year 3/4 teacher 

Miss Randall is our Lower KS2 Pod Leader and is responsible for standards and progress within Y3 and Y4. She joined St Andrew’s in September 2014 and teaches Y3/4 Dolphin class. Miss Randall leads maths across the school, alongside Mr Spokes. 

Ms Karen Johnstone

Year 5 teacher 

Ms. Karen Johnstone joined St. Andrew’s as an NQT in September 2000. . She is currently responsible for Science, alongside Miss Roberts and teaches Y5 Orca class.

Miss Sara Lyndley

Year 5 teacher

We are delighted to welcome Miss Lyndley back to St Andrews. She teaches Shark class Y5 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Miss Lyndley currently leads Modern Foreign Languages, and PSRE. 

Miss Amy Moreton

Year 6 teacher  

Miss Moreton joined us in September 2018. She teaches Year 6, Snapper class and leads computing alongside Mr Warren. 


Mr Dan Cain

Year 6 teacher

Mr Cain is the Upper KS2 Pod Leader, and is responsible for standards and progress within Y5 and Y6. He joined St Andrew’s in September 2013. Mr Cain also leads English, alongside Mrs Croft.  

Mr Paul Warren

Year 5 teacher 

Mr Warren has been part of the team since April 2000; he teaches Y5 on Thursdays and Fridays. Mr Warren has responsibility for computing. 

Mrs Susie Stone


Mrs Stone teaches PE part-time to Upper Key Stage Two (Y5 and Y6) 

Admin Team

Mrs Lorraine Lawson

Administrative Officer 

Mrs Jane Easton

Administrative Assistant 

Mrs Sarah Parnell

Administrative Assistant 

Mr Chris Pedder

Hub Business Manager 

Mrs Claire Pearce

Hub HR Administrator

Miss Melanie Brind

Finance Officer

Support Staff

Ms Sally Elsworth


Mrs Kris Hazel

Cover Supervisor 

Mrs Jackie Rose

Cover Supervisor 

Miss Farron Aitken

Teaching assistant

Mrs Lesley Bell

SENSS Teaching assistant 

Mrs Adele Coventry

Teaching assistant 

Mrs Sandra Francis

Pupil Premium Teaching assistant 

Miss Kirsty Goodwin

Speech and Language Teaching assistant 

Miss Gemma Harris 

Teaching assistant 

Mrs Paula Lack

Teaching assistant 

Mrs Meegan Ling

Teaching assistant

Mrs Angie Roberts

Teaching assistant 

Mrs Lisa Tidy

Teaching assistant - pre-school

Mrs Zoe White

Teaching assistant 

Megan Bowkett

Teaching assistant

Jolanta Krol

Pre-school assistant

Miss Marlena Cuipak

Pre-school assistant

Midday Staff

Mrs Sue Hope

Senior Midday Supervisor

Mrs Jane Bintley

Midday Supervisor

Mrs Grace Bishop

Midday Supervisor

Mrs Debbie Newens

Midday Supervisor

After School Care

Mrs Debbie Newens

After School Care Leader

Mrs Rachel Abel

After School Care Assistant 

Sue Hope

After School Care Admin

Breakfast Club

Miss Theresa Clayton 

Maintenance Team

Mr Mark Sorokopud

Site Manager

Mrs Grace Bishop



Mrs Marcia Headon

Chair of Governors

Voluntary Helpers

Mrs J Nicholas

Mrs C Rodari