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Who’s Who

Come and meet the staff at our school!


We have built an enthusiastic and hugely committed team at Halterworth and appoint enthusiastic and skilled staff when the opportunity arises, to bring new ideas and opportunities for our children. We support all staff to achieve outstanding outcomes and provide rich professional development opportunities to be the best they can be in their role.


The school is led by Jo Cottrell as Executive Leader.  She is responsible for the overall strategic direction and success of this school and also for our Multi Academy Trust with The University of Winchester. As a National Leader in Education (NLE), Jo and her team have been selected by the Department for Education to support and reach out to other schools. Jo is supported by a strong team and, following designation as a National Teaching School, the senior leadership team has been restructured as follows:


Phil Thomas has grown through the ranks of Halterworth as a teacher to become Head of School and is responsible for the day to day leadership of the school. He is a keen musician and leads regular mindfulness sessions for children.



Lorraine Pattinson & Tamsin O’Keeffe are our Assistant Headteachers.


Lorraine joined Halterworth in 2013 following a secondment from Wellow Primary School having previously taught in London.    As Assistant Headteacher, she also takes responsibility for English and the curriculum  across the school.  



Tamsin has grown through the ranks at Halterworth and shares responsibility as Assistant Headteacher.  She also leads the School Direct Teacher Training Programme across our partnership schools in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.  




Jenny Kittley-Davies, a qualified Special Needs Coordinator, is the Executive Inclusion Leader/SENDCo who takes particular responsibility for pupils with additional educational needs. Supported by the Lead Teacher for Inclusion, Debbie Mayo, she ensures that as a school we do all that we can to ensure that every child makes superb progress.




Sue Gray, Shereen Higgins and Briony Holland, our friendly and efficient Office Team, are committed to ensuring that the first contact you may have with our school is welcoming, helpful and courteous.