Freemantles Primary


Freemantles is very proud of our staff team. They are a hugely committed and dedicated team who genuinely have the best interests of the pupils at heart. The class teams are made up of a teacher, a lead assistant and classroom assistants.

Generally, a class has 9 pupils and a total staff team of between 4 and 6 staff.

In addition to the class teams that parents will get to know well, there are a number of other staff teams across the school, which it is useful to be aware of.

Senior Leadership Team (SLT)

Justin Price Executive Head Teacher
Kate Ball Head of School - Secondary & FE
Julia Pudney Head of School - Primary
Helen Freeman Assistant Head - Primary Pupil Welfare
Pippa Hopson Assistant Head - Primary Curriculum
Katie Hunter Assistant Head - Secondary
Vanessa Clark Assistant Head - Community
Linda Casey School Business Manager

Front Office Team

Site Team

Karin Ferris Assistant School Business Manager (ASBM) Jack Wells Site Manager
Lea Franklin Receptionist Louie Helyar Assistant Site Manager
Kristie Fulbrook Admin Assistant Nicola Denyer Premises Assistant
Sarah Bell Finance Assistant Luke Boxall Premises Assistant
Tracey Thomas Office Assistant Maxine Field Banksman
Tina Worsfold Office Assistant  

Emotional Wellbeing Team


Wendy Boothman Family Support Worker Shoaib Shabir ICT Manager
Debbie Stagg Intensive Interaction
Prim Brookes Behaviour Support

EHCP Admin Team

Emma Pernet Annual Review and Admissions Co-ordinator
Tanya Smith Annual Review and Admissions Assistant

The Curriculum Leadership team aims to help ensure that we are all able to communicate more effectively, consider the leadership roles and what they mean, and collectively understand the wide range of work that is happening across the school e.g. consider curriculum progression throughout the school. Membership of the team is as follows:

Curriculum Leadership Team

Plus education based members of the Senior Leadership Team

The Leadership and Governors at Freemantles are committed to further improving staff wellbeing and fulfilment. It is clear that staff wellbeing will impact directly upon pupil wellbeing, therefore we take a variety of steps to ensure staff know that they are valued and can have a good work-life balance.

As a part of our commitment to fulfilment we have in-house trainers in the main interventions that we use, and we utilise training opportunities to ensure that all staff are able to develop their skills so that they can implement them effectively in class. From September 2019 we will be utilising the final hour of a Friday for staff training to ensure that we can deliver the interventions with great skill, at the highest quality.