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Jayne VenablesExecutive Headteacher
I have been associated with St. Andrew's Infant school since 2008 when I first started working at the school as Kingfisher Class teacher, and then becoming the Headteacher at the school in 2011. I became the Headteacher at Potters Gate Primary School in April 2015 and it is so exciting to be working with both schools currently.
When I am not working at Potters Gate Primary or St. Andrew's I like to spend time walking with my lovely Working Cocker Spaniel, Jasper and out in my garden. I have chickens which help with my other passion which is cooking. When I find quiet time I like to knit and read. I live in Farnham with my two teenage children.
Carol TrottierExecutive Deputy Headteacher
Having lived in Farnham for 23 years I feel very fortunate to live in such a wonderful town. Since 2009 I have been teaching in Farnham schools and now have the privilege of working with wonderful colleagues and children at both Potters Gate and St Andrew's.
I have three teenage daughters and one very cute guinea pig called Lily. As a family we love travelling, walking, cooking and generally just being together!
Alexis CarpenterSENDCo & Assistant Headteacher
Farnham has been my home for over 35 years and I love being part of the local community. I have been fortunate to have attended and taught in some of the best schools in the area. My own schooling started in Seale village school which had many similarities to St. Andrew's. Teaching runs in my family so it was inevitable that I decided this was the career for me. I first started teaching in a primary school in Dorking but after a few years there I decided I wanted to be back teaching in Farnham. I spent over 15 years in a small village infant school just off the Hog's Back. I have many happy memories of my time there such as teaching Maypole dancing to the children and putting on productions and events for the parents and the local community.
I am thoroughly enjoying my role as SENDCo and Assistant Head at Potters Gate and am very excited to be part of the St. Andrew's team in these roles.
Bonnie LloydCaterpillar Class Teacher - Year R
I am the Reception Class Teacher here at St Andrews and also the Leader of Early Years across St Andrew's and Potters Gate School. With 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.
Zoe WildButterfly Class Teacher
Zoe WildHello, I'm Zoe Wild.I feel very privileged to have joined the St Andrew's teaching team in 2020. The school has such a warm and welcoming feel and the children are lovely.Together with my family, I have recently moved to Farnham from Cambridgeshire where I had trained and worked as a teacher.I have two teenage daughters who are both in secondary school. We are all enjoying getting to know the area, especially by finding some brilliant new walks with our dog. We are really looking forward to lots more adventures and exploring together.
Anna HuttOtter Class Teacher
Hello! My name is Anna Hutt and I have lived in Farnham my whole life. I started working at Potters Gate as a Teaching Assistant in 2017 and loved it so much I decided to train as a teacher there. I qualified in 2019 and have taught at Potters Gate until September 2021 when I joined the St Andrew's team.
I have had a varied career before coming to teaching. I've worked on farms, in riding stables, offices and warehouses; I can drive a forklift truck and a tractor if needs be! Teaching however is my vocation, and I am thoroughly enjoying the privilege of helping children discover their own passions and skills.
In my personal life I provide a loving home for a Cocker spaniel who is not nearly as well behaved as the children at St Andrew's and Potters Gate but we try our best! I enjoy walking, reading and going on adventures with friends.
Sarah WilkinsButterfly Class Teaching Assistant
Hello, my name is Sarah Wilkins and I've been working at St. Andrew's School since 2007. At the moment, I spend my time in Kingfisher class in my role as Teaching Assistant. I joined the school when my own children were finishing their time at St. Andrew's, and am now proud to be a part of the team that provided them with such a great start to their learning.
Away from school, I love spending time with my family, 'encouraging' my children to do their homework and struggling through my own (yes, I'm still studying too!) When our work is done, we enjoy walking, reading and an annual trip to France in search of the sun!
Claire ByusOtter Class HLTA
Hello my name is Claire Byus and I have been a teacher for over 20 years at a number of different schools in Farnham, where I have taught children from Reception to Year 6. Having been a class teacher at St Andrew's for 6 years, mainly in Years 1 and 2, I left in July 2018 to become a foster carer.
I am now privileged to be able to combine my foster carer role with that of a Learning Support Assistant in Otter Class. St Andrew's is a very special school with a happy, caring and friendly atmosphere. I feel part of its extended family and am excited to be back at a place that I never really left. I have two grown-up sons who live in London. I enjoy reading, gardening and knitting (particularly socks). I also sing in a local choir.
Liz HorneCaterpillar Class Teaching Assistant
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.
Bonita BalesMidday Supervisor
I have worked at St. Andrew's School since June 2013. Before that I was studying for my NVQ level 2 Childcare Learn & Development and I am currently studying for my Teaching Assistant Level 3. I have two children, Megan and Nathaniel who were both pupils of St. Andrew's School. We have three cats Iggy, Ziggy and Tiggy and I live in Wrecclesham.
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.
My name is Sally Raitt, I am the cook at St. Andrew's Infant School. I started working here in 2000 when my daughter started in Reception. I have seen many changes over the years, our kitchen has been updated and I can fully prepare the school lunches in the new kitchen. In my spare time I enjoy painting and of course cooking.
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.