Senior Leadership Team (ID 1220)
Jayne VenablesExecutive Headteacher and Lead DSL
Carol TrottierExecutive Deputy Headteacher and DSL
Jo FarncombeAssistant Headteacher (Teaching and Learning) & DSL
Alexis CarpenterAssistant Headteacher (SENCo, Inclusion Manager) & DSL
Lou DalyAssistant Headteacher (Teaching and Learning) & DSL
Catherine FloydAspiration and Wider Opportunities Lead
Catherine NewhallAssistant Headteacher (Parental Engagement and Early Reading)
Anna HudsonAssistant Headteacher (Teaching and Learning)
I am the Year 4 Class Teacher in Stingrays at Potters Gate, as well as Head of Year 4. I am also Assistant Headteacher. I have worked in St. Andrews and Potters Gate for nearly 10 years now, and love the ethos of both schools, as well as the teams I am fortunate enough to work with. In my spare time, I enjoy crafting as well as being outside, going for walks and playing netball!
St. Andrew’s Team (ID 1020)
Bonnie LloydSt Andrew's Lead, Otters Class Teacher - Year 2 and d DSL
I am the Year 2 Class Teacher here at St Andrews and also the St Andrew's Senior Lead. With over 20 years of teaching experience and three children of my own, I am passionate about providing an inspiring curriculum which enables all children to reach their full potential. I absolutely love working in a small nurturing environment with a great team of people, who feel like a family.
Dan HallettButterfly Class Teacher
Megan GilliesCaterpillar Class Teacher
Sarah WilkinsOtter Class Teaching Assistant
I started working at St. Andrews as a teaching assistant in 2007 after volunteering as a parent helper when my children attended the school. My children are now adults, but I'm still here at St. Andrews, happy to be a part of the team that gave them and so many other children a great start to their learning.
Amanda DavisButterfly Class Teaching Assistant
I started working at Potters Gate in 2016 once our youngest child started school, in Breakfast Club and as midday supervisor, before becoming a Teaching Assistant in Reception. Over the proceeding few years I was able to provide support and guidance to children across all school years, before returning to Reception after qualifying as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant. Prior to September 2023 I provided cover for classes and school visits at St Andrews, so the children and staff are very familiar to me and it was a pleasure to be asked to work here Full Time. I am thoroughly enjoying being part of the lovely St Andrews team.
Liz HorneCaterpillar Class Teaching Assistant
Chloe HowarthLearning Support Assistant
Carolyn WickhamOffice Manager
I've had links with St Andrews since 2008, when I was childminding children attending the school. From there, I started work as a Teaching Assistant at Potters Gate, where both my children attended. I qualified as a Nurture Practioner at the Potters Gate, as well as supporting the SENCO with administrative duties. I moved across to St Andrew's as Office Manager in March 2022 - what a delightful place to work.
My name is Melvin Antonio, I am from the Philippines and have lived since 2005 in England and am now a British Citizen. I have worked at St. Andrew's School since 2006. I work in the mornings at Potters Gate and late afternoons as a Caretaker at St. Andrew's School.
In between my two shifts I work as a gardener. I love eating a bagel in the mornings before coming to work, I also eat a lot of fruit, especially mangos, apples and grapes whilst watching the news on my computer at home.
In the Philippines I studied and qualified as a B.S. in Criminology.
Audrey SturchSenior Midday Supervisor
Hello, my name is Audrey Sturch. I started work at St. Andrew's School in April 2001 as a Midday Supervisor, I am now a Senior Midday Supervisor since 2006.
Four of my five sons went to St. Andrew's School and loved it.
I love coming into school at lunch time and working with my team and all the children. I am always there to help them with first aid and other problems. The children always make me SMILE. Â
Linda Burchett-VassMidday Supervisor
Riffat NazirMidday Supervisor
My name is Riffat Nazir. I work as a Midday Supervisor at St. Andrew's School since September 2016.
I love working here because I like this school very much. I have two children, one of them used to go to St. Andrew's School and loved it.,
In my free time, l love cooking, reading books and spending time with my family.
Toby JenkinPremises Manager
Year Leaders (ID 1212)
Eloise HardistyYear R Lead (Potters Gate teacher)
Zoe WildYear 1 Lead (Potters Gate teacher)
I started my teaching career in Cambridgeshire before relocating with my family to Farnham in 2020. I feel incredibly lucky to be part of the Potters Gate and St Andrew’s school community where I love being part of so many children’s learning journeys. The children constantly surprise me with their amazing insight, skill and ability to think about the world around them. They make every day different and fun.
When I am not teaching, I enjoy walking with my dog. He is a greyhound so can run a lot faster than me! I also like gardening, reading lots of books, going to concerts and spending time with my two daughters.
Tina HendersonYear 2 Lead (Potters Gate teacher)
With many years teaching experience across Kent, Warwickshire and Surrey, my family and I settled in Farnham where I have taught in year 3 at Potters Gate since 2013. Having gained much experience for many years as a Key Stage 2 teacher, I joined the Year 2 teaching team in 2021 where I am currently Year Lead. I love working with children and having 2 daughters of my own, feel passionately about children and how they learn and develop.
I am also the PE Lead at both Potters Gate and St. Andrew's school and with such sporty, enthusiastic children at both sites, I am kept very busy managing sporting opportunities for all of our pupils.
Kate DurackYear 2 Lead (Potters Gate teacher)
I have been part of the St. Andrew's and Potters Gate team since 2011 when I joined St. Andrew's as a class teacher before having my children. Now my own child is a pupil at St. Andrew's and so I have been able to continue being part of this lovely school community.
I joined Potters Gate School in April 2020 and feel privileged to be part of this wonderful school where each child is nurtured and given such enriching learning experiences. I am very excited to be back teaching in such a happy and friendly school.
Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my two young children who keep me very busy, in my spare time I love to be outside with my family, read and play the piano.
Pastoral Team (ID 1213)
Alexis CarpenterAssistant Head, SENCO and DSL
Catherine NewhallAssistant Head, Parental Engagement and Early Reading
Rebecca BirchAssistant SENCO (Interventions)
Hollie BrightmanHome School Link Worker (HSLW) and DSL
Annie CantonPastoral Lead, Mental Health First Aider