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“The whole school community feels cohesive, friendly and nurturing”
“The children are so happy and there is such a personal touch. So pleased we chose this school”
“I love the presence of the headteacher each morning and afternoon. Every teacher knows every child”
“Such a range of opportunities for all children – outdoor learning, sport, art, music, academic challenges”
“Brabourne excels in so many areas. The staff, the way the children are taught. The general feel of the school is warm and approachable”
“Every child is an individual. The children reach their potential with such supportive and encouraging teachers”
“I love the community spirit and nurturing ethos. A wonderful school”


Find out about the staff and some of their favourite things

Mrs Laura Barnes

Teacher in Neptune Class

Favourite habitat: A boreal forest.
Favourite animal: A red fox. I love how they always seem to be smiling.
Favourite feeling: The warm sun on your face after a long, cold winter.

Mrs Kate Burnett

teacher in Neptune Class

Favourite film: Star Wars

 Favourite pass time: walking my dog Ronald in the woods

Favourite activity : rock climbing

Miss Leanne Court

TA in Venus class

Favourite film: Home Alone 2 Lost In New York

Favourite food: Wagamama

Favourite holiday: Isle of Man TT races and exploring the lovely countryside out there on the back of a motor bike

Mrs Kerry Browne

TA in Neptune class

Favourite book: anything read on my tablet

 Favourite activity: walking my two dogs Marley and Bambie

Favourite place: anywhere relaxing on holiday

Mrs Susie Winchester

teacher in Venus class

Animal: Giraffes because being so tall they can see lots of things without having to go far

TV show: Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Take Away but we usually end up watching Peppa Pig these days.

Football Team:Tottenham because I’m from a big Spurs supporting family.

Mrs Natasha Miller

teacher in Mars class

Favourite film: My favourite films are the Lord of the Rings Trilogy.  I just love the imagination of J.R. Tolkien, particularly his creation of middle earth and the different genres of characters.  My favourite character is Arwen the She-Elf.

Favourite music: listening to the Schindler’s List theme tune makes my hairs stand up on the back of my neck; a beautiful piece of music.

Favourite activity:   I absolutely love my weekends with my family; especially Saturday nights watching Strictly Come Dancing with the fire on knowing when its finished it will be Christmas!

Mrs Susan Regardsoe

TA in Mars Class

Favourite food : all food!

Favourite hobby: nature and walking my dog

Favourite film: any comedy film

Mrs Katie Vasu

TA in Jupiter class

Film: Any of the Harry Potter films. They remind me of the years they came out, of Christmas, and of the excitement that surrounded the release of each one. More importantly, they now keep my children quiet for almost 3 hours at a time.

Place: Anywhere by the sea. Preferably somewhere with white, sandy beaches, but Hythe will do.

Pastime: My favourite, and yet sometimes least favourite pastime is running. I love that it’s the one thing I do by myself, I enjoy the challenge, and it’s the one sport I have achieved something in, by finishing the 2015 London Marathon in 4 hours and 21 minutes. Just please don’t ask me to sprint….

Mrs Natasha Sparkes

TA in Mars/Jupiter class

Food: As a treat my favourite food is Ben & Jerrys ice cream! Anything with caramel in it. I have a bit of a sweet tooth.

Place: At the weekends when the weather is nice you’ll find me at the beach looking for shells and ‘treasure’ with my daughter. We love the sea and would like to live closer to it one day.

Pet: We have recently got 2 kittens – Monty and Rafferty – they are grey and very soft and cute and keep us on our toes at home. They follow us everywhere.

Miss Deborah Unsworth

Assistant headteacher, teacher in Jupiter Class

To follow…

Mr Andrew Stapley


Place: Rocky Mountains, Canada

Food: Thai

Quote: We all smile in the same language

Mrs Dawn Riggs

TA in Neptune/Venus Class

Animal: Orangutan – we both have wild hair and are flexible.

Place: Borneo – a place of true wildness.

Quote: Life always gives you a second chance. It’s called tomorrow.

Mrs Audrey MacCormack

office manager

Quote: There are no problems only solutions – John Lennon

Meal: Roast dinner (preferably home cooked by someone else)

Film: Bridget Jones – funniest film ever

Ms Helen Cresswell

additional teacher

Film: The Time Machine (1960 film) (I would love to have a time machine and visit the near past 100 years ago / the future 100 years from now). The original version of HG Wells novel is by far the best.

Animal: Black cat (my black cat is called Felix).

Meal: Lasagna (any Italian food).

Mr Colin Walker

Caretaker/Football coach

Favourite sport : football!

Favourite hobby: nature and walking my dog

Favourite film: any comedy film

Mr Richard Dray

specialist music teacher

Hero: Leonard Cohen

Place: small town in Powys, North Wales

Past time: restoring my vintage Land Rover which I have completely had to rebuild.

Mrs Rebecca Simmonds


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Mr Harry Dunn

Sports coach

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