Lucy Chandler

Lucy Chandler

Head Teacher

Mrs Chandler is our Head Teacher. She has many years’ experience in teaching the primary age range but she mainly teaches in KS2 now. At Hillesley, Mrs Chandler leads RE and PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education).

Mrs Chandler enjoys walking, running, singing and amateur dramatics. She is most proud of her performance as Gwendoline in The Importance of Being Ernest!

Vicky Cooper

Vicky Cooper

KS2 Teacher

Mrs Cooper trained as a mature student at the University of the West of England, where she specialised in English. At Hillesley, she is the subject leader for English and maths. She has been teaching at Hillesley for 13 years.

Mrs Cooper is married and has twin children at university. Her favourite novel is ‘A Passage to India’, by EM Forster, and her favourite children’s novel is ‘The Graveyard Book’, by Neil Gaiman. Interestingly, Mrs Cooper has a useless talent for quoting large sections of the dialogue from the 1979 Star Wars film!

Tania King

Tania King

KS1 Teacher

Mrs King is a Foundaton Stage Specialist and our KS1 teacher. She has been working as a KS1 teacher for 32 years in a wide variety of schools.
Mrs King is the Early Years leader and coordinates art, design and technology and modern foreign languages.

Previously to Hillesley Mrs King lived and worked in New Zealand where she taught Reception, and one of the skills she learned was how to count to ten in Maori! During her free time Mrs King enjoys spending time with her family, particularly cycling and walking.

Joshua Whitbread

Joshua Whitbread

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Mr Whitbread is a qualified teacher but here at Hillesley, he assists in Key Stage 2. He trained at the University of Worcester, specialising in History. He is a Paediatric First Aider.

Outside of school he enjoys reading and playing cricket.

Kim England

Kim England

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Mrs England is a qualified Nursery Nurse and specialises in early years, and has worked as Teaching Assistant at Hillesley for 26 years! Her creative talents are invaluable in Class 1 where our curriculum benefits from her wonderful displays and inventive home-corners, which have to be seen to be believed.
She is a first aider and lunchtime supervisor.

In her spare time she works at a centre for children with special needs and also looks after a young adult with Down’s Syndrome on a regular basis.

Jayne Homer

Jayne Homer

Teaching Assistant - on Maternity Leave

Mrs Homer is a Teaching Assistant who supports children in Class 1. She is also a Lunchtime Supervisor.

Annette Booth

Annette Booth

KS2 Teacher

Mrs Annette Booth teaches Year 3/4 in the mornings.

Mrs Booth trained at Bath Spa University as a mature student and has experience teaching across the primary phase, with a focus on key stage 2.

Mrs Booth is married and has two daughters who are both at secondary school. She enjoys cooking, singing and walking in the countryside with her family and dog, Lola! Mrs Booth‘s favourite book of all time is Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen and her favourite children’s novel is Clockwork by Philip Pullman. She is also a red belt in karate and has run several half marathons!

Sarah Gregory

Sarah Gregory

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Sarah Gregory is a teaching assistant in Class 2 and also supports a child with SEN. She is a Paediatric First Aider and lunchtime supervisor.

Mrs Gregory loves all kinds of arts & crafts, including painting, drawing and sewing. She enjoys walking in the woods and growing fruit and vegetables in her garden.

Tracy Marshall

Tracy Marshall

Lunchtime Supervisor

Mrs Tracy Marshall is our lovely, Lunchtime Supervisor. She also runs our Breakfast Club from 7.45 until 8.45am each day.

Alice Dobie

SENCO

Miss Alice Dobie is our Special Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO). She is an experienced classroom and special needs practitioner who is always on-hand to guide us in providing additional support for our pupils with SEND.

Anna Read

Anna Read

Finance Administrator

Mrs Anna Read is our Finance Administrator and she works on Thursdays.

Katharine Jones

Katharine Jones

Administrator

Mrs Katharine Jones is our administrator. She works in the office Mon to Fri (except Tues afternoons).