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Come and meet the staff at our school!

Mrs Jackie Stevens

Head Teacher & Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)


Since starting my teaching career I have been lucky enough to have had the opportunity to work in schools in Surrey, Richmond and now Hampshire. My passion is in The Arts; I studied Art, English and Education at University where I was awarded a First Class Honours Degree alongside my QTS and Education Student of the Year award. I have worked as a Leading Maths Teacher across Surrey, supporting teachers to plan and deliver maths in a creative and engaging way. I have also been an Advanced Skilled Teacher in the Expressive Arts supporting school across Richmond in art, dance and drama. My love of the Arts led me to become an Arts Advisor with Trinity College London, advising and assisting schools to gain their Arts Mark Award, in addition, I am an accredited moderator for Arts Awards which means I can deliver and moderate at Discover and Explore levels; something I thoroughly enjoy. Before joining Ashley Church of England School as Deputy Headteacher, also in The Good Shepherd Trust, I was a consultant in Maths, Art and Dance.

I am very passionate about the curriculum and believe that children are engaged and enthused by learning that is pertinent to them and gives them real life experiences. I believe that creativity and practical application can be embedded into all the children’s learning giving them a deeper understanding of the why, how, what, when, who and where. In the past I have worked in Schools in Africa, India and The Maldives. I come from a big family of teachers so teaching is in my blood. Becoming the Head at Farnborough Grange has offered me rich opportunities to develop and enhance the curriculum to give the children here the best opportunities to ‘love to learn’, achieve and make great progress. I am thoroughly enjoying working alongside the dedicated and happy staff and of course the wonderful children here at Farnborough Grange; watching them succeed makes my job so rewarding.

My hobbies and interests outside school include: travelling, photography, cycling, swimming, jogging, baking, cooking, sewing and above all spending time with my children and grandchildren.

Mrs Karen Tinson

Nursery Teacher & Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)


I undertook my initial teacher training at Reading University in 1989 and have subsequently worked in many different local schools in both Surrey and Hampshire, mostly as an early year’s teacher but with some Key Stage 1 experience.

I was appointed as Nursery Teacher at Farnborough Grange Nursery and Infant School in 2009. Alongside my work colleagues I am passionate about providing an excellent early years education for all of the children in our Nursery.

An education that enhances their life chances through enriching first-hand experiences, using the outdoor environment, being creative, developing a love of books and literacy…. all part of a busy day teaching!

Mrs Rachael Gray

Assistant Head Teacher

Badger Class Teacher, Early Years Lead & Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)


Since starting at Farnborough Grange in September 2018, I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the fantastic staff team, the brilliant children and their parents. This is my eleventh year of teaching, my eighth in Year R, and I love working with children as they start their first year in school and seeing the super progress every child makes. I have always valued the close relationships you develop with parents as their child starts school and being able to see this starting in Nursery is very special. Within my teaching I enjoy following children’s interests as our learning often takes a different and much more exciting route when following the children’s ideas!

Outside of school I enjoy keeping fit, playing netball and taking on new challenges, such as walking 26 miles in one day to raise money for Cancer Research UK. I have a large family and love nothing more than spending my weekends visiting friends and family.

Mrs Aisling Studdert

Bat Class Teacher


I started my higher education with a degree in Theology and Anthropology and continued with a higher diploma in Montessori teaching. I have a long history of working with children in a lot of different roles; first as a Montessori teacher in Ireland and then as nursery manager in London. It was when my husband and I moved to England that I had the opportunity to follow my true passion, teaching primary. I completed my PGCE and am currently teaching my wonderful Year R Bats! Since working in Farnborough Grange I have embraced and loved coming to school everyday, I can honestly say this has been one of the best experiences of my life. I’m honoured to work with such talented and experienced staff and to work alongside caring and kind parents too. The children are eager to learn and I am excited to teach them and show them the world in new and interesting ways.

I am originally from Dublin and have definitely inherited the Irish “gift of the gab”, I love to meet and talk to new people and explore cultures. At the weekend I spend my time with my two wonderful little girls. We love to go for long woodland walks and swimming. As we say in Ireland  ”Go n-éirí an bóthar leat” (an Irish blessing for luck).

Mrs Siobhan Cranford

Rabbit Class Teacher


 I have been working as part of the Farnborough Grange team for the past 5 years. I began as an LSA whilst training to gain my Degree in Teaching and Learning. Last year I began my teacher training which I am really enjoying alongside such a supportive team! As of September 2018 I became class teacher for my first class: Rabbits! 

My previous experience before Farnborough Grange was working my way up to be part of I management team at a nursery, which gave me fantastic opportunities to develop my professional skills.  My passion has always been providing children with learning experiences to encourage their curiosity and love of learning. My hope for the children I teach is that I can help to shape their adult life and give them aspirations for the future.

Things that are important to me:

Teaching and learning (obviously!). Travelling, I love experiencing other cultures. I love spending time with my family, we are foodaholics and we all love to cook and eat great food together! I enjoy spending time outdoors, whether its walking, cycling or picnicking - the fresh air always makes me happy. The two ways I like to relax are reading (fiction books are my favourite) and weight training - my brain can switch off because it is so hard! Last but not least I love a proper cup of coffee! 

Ms AJ Graves

P/T Owl Class Teacher


I grew up in typical small-town New Zealand. My parents fostered my adventurous spirit and encouraged me to have the widest possible world-view. So far I have worked in New York, London, Liverpool, North Wales and New Zealand. My favourite thing about teaching is being part of some epic ‘lightbulb’ moments when students find all their hard work has paid off!

Years Teaching: 13

School Responsibilities: Geography and History.

Likes: Adventures, people, hot drinks, sensational food, global citizenship, and laughing.

Dislikes: Being cold, early mornings, inequity, cucumber and boring chores like washing up.

Hobbies: Travelling, crafts, hosting dinner parties, cooking, baking, reading, yoga, dancing and walking in beautiful places (as long as it doesn’t involve steep hills).

Interesting Fact: I am well known for my rather long, drawn out stories retelling my past experiences of childhood, travelling adventures or a funny incident which I usually find much funnier when I’m retelling it!

Hero: Jacinda Ardern – She is the Prime Minister of New Zealand. Jacinda is a progressive, compassionate and inspiring leader. She is the world's youngest female head of government, having taken office at age 37.

Favourite Quote: ‘I shall pass this way but once; any good that I can do or any kindness I can show to any human being; let me do it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.’ Étienne De Grellet

Mrs Claire Lloyd

Assistant Head Teacher

Hedgehog Class Teacher & Key Stage 1 Leader


I started teaching in 2013 after completing a BA Honours degree in Primary Teaching at St Mary's University, Twickenham. For three years, I taught in a large primary school in Frimley in Years 1 & 2 and I was also the coordinator of History and Clubs.

I joined Farnborough Grange in 2016 and I love being part of a teaching team who put the children at the heart of everything and work so hard to offer the best and most enriching learning experiences! I am also the coordinator of English, Maths and Music. Music is a particular passion of mine and I love being able to immerse the children in exciting and enriching musical opportunities & I am excited to soon start a choir. I am also leading the School Council and for me, this is invaluable in giving children the opportunities to share their ideas and develop their own leadership skills.

Outside of school, my biggest passion is football and I am a season ticket holder with Aldershot Town FC, following them all over the country. I enjoy spending time with my family & friends and love nothing more than a good natter over coffee. I also love animals, with 3 cats of my own, and take every opportunity to visit zoos; I've visited many zoos all over Europe! Perhaps that is why our Year 2 trip to Marwell Zoo is my favourite so far...

Miss Leanne Sturt

Squirrel Class Teacher


I started teaching in 2009 after completing a BA Honours in Primary Teaching at Winchester University. My first job was at West End Infants in Aldershot before moving to south London to work at a very large primary school in Streatham. Moving from a small infant school to a 3 form entry inner city primary school was a massive learning experience both personally and professionally but I loved every minute. I then had the opportunity to move to Melbourne, Australia. During the 3 years I was ‘down under’ I worked as a supply teacher at a variety of schools all over the city. I learnt a lot from visiting different schools and teaching children ranging from 3-13 years old. After feeling a little homesick I decided to come back home and started working at Farnborough Grange 3 years ago. Teaching is a very rewarding job, watching the children progress and seeing their learning click into place makes the long days worthwhile. I hope, that even for the small time they are with us at Farnborough Grange, we can help inspire them for their future lives.

Outside of school I enjoy researching new recipes and having friends and family over to test them out. I also love to travel, experiencing new cultures and seeing new places reminds that there is a big, wide world out there to explore!


Mrs Rachel Summerland

P/T Owls Class Teacher;

Mrs Maddie Church

Maternity Leave

Mrs Heather Hale

P/T Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator, Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Mrs Emily Carnie

Year R PPA Teacher

Mrs Caroline Sutton

Nursery Teacher/PPA Cover

Mrs Emma Nash

High Level Teaching Assistant


Administrative Staff

Mrs Jinny Ford

Mrs Kelly Edwards


Foundation Stage Support Staff                 KS1 Support Staff                                                 

Mrs Annie Faghihi                                                       Mrs Gaynor Alldritt

Miss Vikki Forder                                                        Mrs Valerie Desborough

Miss Charlotte Halsey                                                 Mrs Carla Hindle

Mrs Beata Hatley

Ms Vicky Hayes                                                                              

Miss Chloe Mason                                                      Mrs Gail Chant

Mrs Frances Regan                                                    

Ms Carina Silver                                                         Mr John Kennett                                                       

Mrs Kelly Tampin                                                        

Mrs Karina Tigrine                                                  

Miss Therese Wheeler 

Miss Courtney Reed    

Miss Victoria Forder                                                      


Lunchtime Leaders                          

Mrs Lynda Wing          (Supervisor)                           Mrs Kate Browning

Mrs Mary Munday                                                      Miss Sarah Pugh       

Mrs Claire Coles                                                        Mr John Kennett                                                       

Mrs Julie Scudder                                                      Mrs Trina Killick

Ms Mary-Ann Hall                                                      Mrs Sue Matthews                                                     


After School Club                                            Breakfast Club

Mrs Belinda Warren, Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)         Mrs Gaynor Alldritt

Mr John Kennett                                                                            Miss Tracey Carroll

Mrs Joanna Lawson                                                                       Mrs Belinda Warren, Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Mrs Sue Matthews                                                       


Parent Support Advisor                          TOPS & Early Bird/Early Support

Mrs Linda Graham                                                       Mrs Liz Jones


Cleaning/Letting                                 ICT Support

Mr Paul & Mrs Betty Hammond                                   Mr Dan Britten

                                                                                     Ms Caroline Sutton


Mr Michael Kingshott

Together, we grow our love for learning.