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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 commences 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.