Staff

Any school is primarily defined by the quality of its staff and Saint Pierre is no exception. Our experienced and talented staff are the very core of the school. All our staff are committed to the highest professional standards, and have a real belief in the power of this unique school.

Leadership Team

Mr. Kurt Davies

Proprietor (1992-) PE & Sports Teacher
“A place where children are enthused daily giving them the freedom to thrive, whilst building the hunger to learn more, not just for now but for life.”

Mr. Peter Spencer-Lane

Headmaster (2019-) M.Ed. BSc. Cert Ed.
“Everything you need to know about this unique school can be seen in the smiles of the boys and girls as they arrive in the morning. Many schools say they are a family school but here we mean it; our pupils are proud to be academically focused, kind and polite.”

Mrs. Danielle Hemmings

Deputy Head, Year 6 & Music Teacher (2011-) BA Hons
“Saint Pierre is a unique, diverse and more importantly special family. We create memories to last a lifetime and allow students to flourish, blossoming into young adolescents, ready to embark on new adventures. I am extremely lucky to be a part of this family and could not think of a better place for my own two children to begin their educational journey."

Miss Kerry Tillson

Assistant Head, Year 4 & PE Teacher (2016-) BA Hons
"The small class sizes enable me to know every child and personalise their learning so they get the best experience."

Miss Gemma Hoffman

Head of Early Years (2013-) Lvl 3 Childcare
“In order to enhance our children’s creativity and enthusiasm towards learning, the children within Early Years are provided with a wide range of topic themed activities, which are delivered by a dedicated and passionate team. It has been a pleasure to be a part of scaffolding and moulding the minds of such eager children.“

Mrs. Charlotte Tipper

Reception Teacher & SENCO (2008-) EY & Childcare Degree with EY Professional Status, SEN dip support
"To engage the minds and hearts of my children, day-to-day, is a pleasure. The freedom to provide amazing learning experiences is greatly enhanced by our small class sizes at Saint Pierre."

Academic staff

Miss Emma Andrews

Reception TA, French & Spanish Teacher (2018-)
"I love how our students bring so much energy and enthusiasm to their French lessons. The small class sizes allow us to have lots of fun and to acquire a good grasp of the language."

Mrs. Bridget Campion

KS1 TA Level 3/HLTA Specialist (2011-)
“I like working at Saint Pierre as you know every child, from nursery to year 6. The staff are all dedicated to children's learning and making them feel safe/part of a family.”

Ms. Lucy Carr

Year 3 Teacher (2015-) BA hons and PGCE in primary education
"Saint Pierre is a welcoming school with a very positive ethos. The staff and children collaborate to create an exciting and inspiring learning environment. The small classes enable teaching staff to build good relationships with the children and to really focus on each child when planning lessons. The school feels like a big family where children of all ages support and respect each other. All children at Saint Pierre are often complimented during school trips for their excellent behaviour and exceptional manners. I have worked at the school for 5 years and have really enjoyed seeing how the children have grown and progressed throughout my time here."

Miss Amber Cole

Year 1 and Drama Teacher (2016-)
"Each day, the pupils at Saint Pierre fill me with pride and joy through their talents and determination to learn. I can't imagine working anywhere else due the family atmosphere found here at Saint Pierre School."

Miss Abbie Corbett

TA (2003-) Cert. LS Level 2
“I have been at the school many years and love every minute of my time here. The children are simply amazing and I am proud of each and every one of them.”

Miss Sophie Cutmore

Nursery Deputy Manager (2018-) Lvl 3 EY Dip
“The Nursery is unlike any other I’ve worked in before. The children are always so eager to learn and we cover such a vast range of interesting topics.”

Miss Laura Frith

Reception KS1/2 TA (2005-) NVQ Lvl 3 EY
Observing my children’s excitement for knowledge through play and discovery in this small, family environment is an incomparable privilege.

Mrs Jadie Oberholzer

Director of Enrichment and Events, Art & JASS Teacher (2017 -) M.A. Hons, FDip Art, TLC
“It is a privilege to teach at Saint Pierre, in a school community that prioritises personalised teaching and learning opportunities. All children are taught in a nurturing and exciting environment that promotes originality, personal progress and curiosity. What is most encouraging as a teacher at Saint Pierre, and as a parent of a child attending the school, is the significance adhered towards socialisation, understanding the world, positive relationships, responsibility and individual talents. There is a strong and nurturing community at Saint Pierre, one that values tradition, charity and integrity.”

Miss Danielle Price

Nursery Practitioner (2018-)
“At Saint Pierre School everyone makes you feel welcome. I wouldn’t want to work anywhere else.”

Miss Poppy Smith

Year 2 & Science Teacher (2019-) BSc Psychology, PGCE with Billericay SCITT
“All the pupils and staff have been so friendly and welcoming to me since I have joined as a new member of staff. The children are incredibly respectful and it is nice to see them so motivated with their learning. I have enjoyed my time here and look forward to my future as a teacher at Saint Pierre.”

Mrs. Jill Wilson

Year 5 Teacher (2019-) B.Ed. Hons
“As a newcomer to the school I have been made to feel so welcome by staff and pupils alike. It is a pleasure to be part of such a wonderful learning environment and I am looking forward to being part of the Saint Pierre community.”

Mrs. Susan Thompson

KS2 TA (2011-) NVQ Level 3 Childcare
“I would say that I love the family feel of Saint Pierre and how the children grow in confidence as well as academically.”

Non-Academic Staff

Mrs. Jan Horsnell

Office Manager (2017-) MA Ed

Mike Ainscough

Chef (2004-) MA Delicious Meals

Mrs Julie Rowson

Kitchen Assistant (2015-)

Mokhtar

Minibus Driver (2017-)

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