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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 Julie Bray as Headteacher, who commenced her role in September 2023.  She is responsible for the overall strategic direction and success of this school. She is also the Co-Exec Leader for Teacher Development & SEND for our Multi Academy Trust with The University of Winchester (UWinAT). Julie is supported by a strong leadership team which has been restructured following the retirement of the previous Headteacher.


We have two Assistant Headteachers:


Nicky Crosland (Head of Early Years & Assistant Headteacher)

Nicky joined Halterworth in September 2022 as Leading Teacher for Early Years. Prior to this, she was an Early Years Leading Teacher for Hampshire County Council. As Assistant Headteacher, Nicky brings a wealth of experience in early education, professional learning for staff and is also leading Phonics and Early Reading for the school.


Hannah Easton (Maths Lead & Assistant Headteacher)

Hannah Easton commenced her teaching career at Halterworth in 2015 and has taught in various year groups in Key Stage 2. She has taken on a range of coaching and mentoring roles as well as supporting other schools. Now Maths Lead for Halterworth, she is looking forward to being part of the new Leadership team and continuing to work with staff to enhance outcomes for all children.



Alongside our Assistant Headteachers, we have two further senior leaders:


Kerry Somers (Leading Teacher for Curriculum & Creativity)

Kerry has taught in our family of schools for 20 years, beginning her career at Wellow Primary as an NQT. She has enjoyed mentoring and coaching teachers at various stages of their careers and is passionate in leading professional development, underpinned by pedagogy and research. 

Kerry is a leading teacher of History for Hampshire and is part of the Historical Association's primary committee, working nationally to support the teaching of History. Currently, Kerry is enjoying working alongside the University of Winchester on a collaborative creativity project, maximising opportunities for children to benefit from a curriculum that encourages innovation, curiosity, excellence and respect.


Rhiannon Wright (Leading Teacher for Staff Development and ITT)

Rhiannon started at Halterworth in 2010 as a TA before commencing her teaching training at the school. Since then, the various roles and responsibilities she has held have provided her with a comprehensive understanding of curriculum development, assessment and outstanding teaching and learning. These have ranged from, working as a Hampshire writing moderator to a Senior Leader in Education in English and assessment. Rhiannon is eager to contribute to the ongoing successes of Halterworth and the Training School.


Jenny Kittley Davies (Executive Inclusion Leader/SENDCo)  

Jenny is a qualified Special Needs Coordinator, 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 Jackson 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.







Miss Rheanna Pickering


Mrs Nicky Crosland

(Asst HT & EY Leader)

Mrs Amanda Lewis


Mrs Inga Anderson
Mrs Bryony Douglas

Mx Charlie Douglas

Mrs Claudia French

Miss Claire Painter

Ms Mellisa Trott


Mr Tom Wigley


Miss Marie Ray-Trotter


Mrs Sarah Douglas

Mrs Hannah Englefield

Miss Bekie McElwee

Mrs Lorraine Rushforth

Mrs Lauren McGivney


Mrs Zoe Shrubb


Mr Mike Halton


Mrs Sarah Turnbull-Ditlev (Languages) 

Miss Claire Painter

Ms Lauren Cornwell

Miss Penny Hounsome

Mrs Manjit Uppelschoten

Mrs Odile Pritchard


Mrs Allison Brown

( Music)

Miss Amber Webb


Mrs Gill Cornwell

Mrs Marion Carter



Mrs Natasha Cox


Mr Tom Sinclair


Mrs Andie James

Ms Lauren Cornwell

Mrs Gemma Lewis


Mrs Nicole Cates


Miss Iona Peel 

Mrs Maragaret Kievel

Mrs Jackie Murphy

Miss Sarah Othen


Mr Phil Young


Miss Hannah Easton

(Asst HT and Maths Lead)

Mrs Lucy Snook

(Pupil Voice)

Mrs Pam Barr

Mrs Kiran Kaur

Mrs Sioned Nuttgens

Miss Grace Stone

Mrs Heidi Templeton

Schools Direct   Trainees



Miss Hannah Welby

Mrs Gemma Walker


SEND/SLCN Assistants



Family Wellbeing/ELSA/ PP Support


SEND Admin

Mrs Heidi Templeton

Mrs Gill Cornwell


Mrs Debbie McStay

Miss Grace Stone


Mrs Emma Beeching

Forest School & Grounds

Miss Faye Sumner,  Miss Laura Hillary

Mrs Emma Beeching

Phonics InterventionMrs Katrina Clarke

Peripatetic Music

Hampshire Music Service,  Listen to Me, Mountbatten Music Department, Ben Goddard & Rock Steady


Mrs Heidi Templeton


Mrs Sue Gray,  Mrs Briony Holland and Miss Shereen Jackson
SiteMr Paul Wybraniec

Mrs Jean Brace, Mrs Catherine Mason, Mrs Sue Payne, Mrs Charlene Stanley-Tibbitts, Mrs Gill Street