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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 Year 6 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 this year teaches Y3 Penguin class alongside Mrs Boucher. She is our Assistant Head, Pastoral Lead and a member of the Senior Leadership Team. 

Mrs Joanna Messenger


Mrs Messenger joined St. Andrew's in September 2016. She has taught in Year 6 and in Year 4 and is our Special Needs Co-ordinator. Mrs Messenger works on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. She teaches in Y2 Stingray on a Thursday. 

Mrs Nicki Saunders

Pre-School Lead 

Mrs Saunders joined us in September 2017 within the Reception team, and has taken up the post of pre-school lead from September 2018. 

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 has a dedicated and enthusiastic team and is thrilled to have the Mulberry Bush Pre-school joining the Early Years department this September. 

Ms Nathalie Blackmore

Early years teacher 

Mrs Blackmore joined St Andrew’s School in September 2015 and teaches in Reception alongside Mrs Croft. Mrs Blackmore leads PHSE across the school.    

Mrs Jenny Mitchell

Year 1 teacher

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

Mrs Lucy Rose

Year 1 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

Year 1/2 teacher

Mr 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 our split Y1/2 class, Turtles. He  is also responsible for the development of phonics at KS1; Read,Write, Inc. 

Miss Danielle Roberts

Year 2 teacher 

Miss Roberts joins us this year as Stingray class teacher. She is very excited to be joining the St Andrews' team and we are delighted to welcome her!

Mrs Rachel Startin

Year 3 teacher 

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

Mrs Lisa Boucher

Year 3 teacher 

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

Miss Kelly Randall

Year 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 Y4 Dolphin class. 

Miss Amy Moreton

Year 4 teacher  

Miss Moreton joins us at St Andrew’s in September, moving from the midlands. She teaches Y4 Whale class and is very excited to be joining the team!

Mr Dan Cain

Year 5 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 and teaches Y5 Orca class. 

Mr Paul Warren

Year 5 teacher 

Mr Warren has been part of the team since April 2000; he teaches Y5 Sharks as part of a job share with Miss Lyndley. Mr Warren has responsibility for computing. Mr Warren works Mondays, Tuesdays and alternate Wednesdays. 

Miss Sara Lyndley

Year 5 teacher

Miss Lyndley joins us for the second part year, teaching Shark class alongside Mr Warren. We are delighted to welcome her back to St Andrews.

Ms Karen Johnstone

Year 6 teacher 

Ms. Karen Johnstone joined St. Andrew’s as an NQT in September 2000. She has worked in Years 1,3,5 and 6 and has been responsible for the teaching and learning of Mathematics and is a MaST specialist. She is currently responsible for Science and teaches Y6 Swordfish class.

Mrs Susie Stone


Mrs Stone teaches part-time and teaches PE across the school. She also provides staff training and coaching support as part of the Sports Premium Funding.  

Admin Team

Mrs Lorraine Lawson

Administrative Officer 

Mrs Jane Easton

Senior Administrative Officer 

Miss Lauren Stone 

Finance and HR administrator 

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 

Ms Elena Carmona

Teaching assistant

Mrs Adele Coventry

Teaching assistant 

Mrs Sandra Francis

Pupil Premium Teaching assistant 

Miss Kirsty Goodwin

Speech and Language Teaching assistant 

Mrs Paula Lack

Teaching assistant 

Mrs Meegan Ling

Teaching assistant

Mrs Angie Roberts

Teaching assistant 

Mrs Lisa Tidy

Teaching assistant

Mrs Zoe White

Teaching assistant 

Amanda Carroll

Pre-school Deputy

Megan Bowkett

Pre-school assistant

Lorraine Carry

Pre-school assistant

Jolanta Krol

Pre-school assistant

Kaz Mascarenas

Pre-school admin

Miss Marlena Cuipak

Pre-school admin

Midday Staff

Mrs Sue Hope

Senior MDS

Mrs Jane Bintley

Midday Supervisor

Mrs Grace Bishop

Midday Supervisor

Mrs Debbie Newens

Midday Supervisor

Mrs Anthea Papa

Midday Supervisor

Mrs Jane Whelton

Midday Supervisor

After School Care

Mrs Debbie Newens

After School Care Leader

Mrs Rachel Abel

Mrs Jane Bintley

Mrs Anthea Papa

Sue Hope

After School Care Admin

Breakfast Club

Mrs Lesley Bell

Mrs Theresa Clayton 

Mrs Kris Hazel 

Maintenance Team

Mr Mark Sorokopud

Site Manager

Mrs Grace Bishop



Mrs Marcia Headon

Chair of Governors

Voluntary Helpers

Mrs M Martin

Mrs J Nicholas

Mrs C Rodari

Mrs Anne Bell