STAFFING FOR 2019 – 2020
Head of School: Mrs Cave
Executive Head teacher: Mrs Stevens
Mr. Mellish – Nursery Lead / DSL
Ms Sutton – Resource provision Lead / Teacher
Mrs Beatta Hatley
Miss Courtney Reed
Mrs Fran Regan
Miss Carina Silver
Miss Karina Tigrine
Miss Therese Wheeler
Mrs Gray – Class Teacher / Early Years Foundation Stage Lead / DSL
Mrs Hindle – LSA / ELSA
Miss Forder – LSA
Mrs Lynes – Class Teacher
Mrs Faghihi – LSA
Miss Hayes – LSA
Mrs Summerland / Mrs Church (KS1 Lead) – Class Teachers (Mrs Carnie until October Half term)
Mrs Alldritt – LSA
Mrs Cranford – Trainee teacher
(full time qualified teacher support – Mr. Heasman)
Miss Sturt – Class Teacher
Mrs Halsey – LSA
Mrs Lloyd – Class teacher (KS1 Lead)
Mrs Desborough – LSA
Pastoral Care Worker: Mrs Hurst (HSLW / DSL / ELSA)
SENCO / DSL – Mrs Hale
Higher Level Teaching Assistant – Mrs Nash
Sports Provision – Premier education
Speech And Language Therapist – Miss Mason
1 to 1 support – Mr Kennett
Mr Michael Kingshott
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 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 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!
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!