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Staff Team

‘There’s work and there’s your life’s work. The kind of work that has your finger prints all over it. The kind of work that you’d never compromise on. People don’t come here to play it safe. They come here to swim in the deep end. They want their work to add up to something. Something big. Something that couldn’t happen anywhere else.’
S Jobs

Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher

Mrs Naomi Day

I LOVE school, spending time with my family, autumnal walks, beach huts on sunny days, backpacking and posh hotels, star lit skies, roaring log fires, jumping in muddy puddles in my favourite wellies and coffee shops!

I DISLIKE traffic jams, photocopiers, tomatoes and dark mornings! Fishbourne is a special place because the whole learning community is incredible to be part of – enthusiastic, hard-working, passionate and absolutely determined to be the best we can be!

I’m inspired by people who put others before themselves and work tirelessly to make life better for those around them.

Mrs Nicola Buchan

Likes: Spending time with family and friends, being outside, walking, running, gardening, being in or on the water, my dog, summer and tea!

Dislikes: Eating fish and short dark days.

What is special about school? It’s a thinking place! A good place to ask questions, and the children are kind and funny.

Who inspires you? My family, especially my parents.

Mrs Rebecca Holden  

Likes: Laughing, going out for dinner, Sunday afternoon naps, animals (especially puppies), Christmas and being a little bit crazy! 

Dislikes: Rats, mice, bad manners and people making me jump.

I feel that Fishbourne School is a special place to be because all the staff, children and parents are so warm and friendly. It is a safe community where we all look out for one another, but at the same time have lots of fun! 

Someone who has inspired me from a young age is my Year 4 Primary School teacher. I always remember that she made our learning irresistible, which inspired me to want to be like her when I grew up

Mrs Debbie Whitaker

Likes: Bunting, books and sunny days

Dislikes: Being cold!

What is special about school? The children

Who inspires you? Selfless kind people

MRs Francesca Harvey

Likes: Going on new adventures with my family, reading and writing stories.

Dislikes: I dislike traffic jams, spiders, unkindness and peanut butter!

What is special about our school? I love being a part of the team at Fishbourne school because everyone is happy, positive and kind. We help each other to grow and embrace our unique selfs. At Fishbourne every child is happy, nurtured and cared for, which enables them to reach their full potential and achieve their dreams. 

Who inspires you? My three beautiful boys.

Mrs Tessa Allen

Likes: Family, cats, owls, history, reading, the outdoors, sea, sunshine and swimming.

Dislikes: Spiders, heights, unkindness.

What is special about school? Fishbourne School has a wonderful sense of community, we are one big family.

Who inspires you? I am inspired by people who strive to do their best, who are strong yet not afraid to show that they care. 

Mrs Emily Harris


I LOVE being a mummy, camping, baking, crocheting, dancing, bubble baths, butterflies, hand written letters, baking, cuddles with my boys, nice pens, Christmas and coffee!

Dislikes: Tea, mushrooms, clowns and people crunching food loudly.

What is special about Fishbourne school? Fishbourne is special place because we live by our value of being 'One Big Family'. I always look forward to coming to school!

Who inspires you? A very close friend of mine inspired me to be a teacher. She was the most amazing teacher! Learning was exciting and fun in her classroom. I always think about her when planning for the children in my class.


Mrs Anita Ball

Likes: Chocolate, cakes, reading and sunshine.

Dislikes: Cold weather.

What is special about school? It’s friendly, caring and happy.

Who inspires you? Family and friends.

Mrs Ali Gregory




Likes: Cuddles and giggles with my family, Sunday morning walks, fresh bedding, holidays, music, running and being with special friends.

Dislikes: Seeing sad children, having my feet tickled, beetroot and salad cream!!

What is special about school? I love Fishbourne School as it provides our children with a wonderful ,safe and caring environment in which to grow. My two boys have both thrived due to the teaching and the caring and supportive nature of the school. I am so happy to be part of this team.

Who inspires you? I am inspired by my children every day and it still amazes me that I actually made my wonderful little men!!  I am also inspired by children who face challenges in their lives for a variety of reasons and the way they still smile, love, laugh and are so positive despite these challenges.

Mrs Cristina Dumitriu





Likes: I like spending time with my family, cuddles and eating great food in posh restaurants.

Dislikes: I very much dislike snakes, rainy days and rude people.

What is special about school? What I love about school is everyone feels welcomed.  Also love how the children looking after each other.




Mrs Margaret Carter

Likes: Reading, dancing and family time.

Dislikes: Oranges and orange squash.

What is special about school? The children.

Who inspires you? My children inspire me because they have become the most amazing young adults.

Mrs Amy Trow

Likes - I love reading, cold water swimming and eating ice cream!

Dislikes - Any kind of reptile makes me hide away in terror!

Fishbourne school is so special because it’s a home from home.  Every child is championed to be the special pocket of stardust that they are. We love that everyone is unique - “there is only one you”

Who inspires me - I am so inspired by all our little fish. They show such resilience and adapt to changes in a way I could only dream of! Blows my mind

Mrs Catherine Williams

Likes: Kindness, white chocolate, cuddles, a good book, holidays, pampering, banana milkshakes.

Dislikes: Rudeness, sprouts, alarm clocks, cliff hanger endings.

What is special about school? Everybody really cares for each other and smiles are seen every day.

Who inspires you? Rita Pierson, JK Rowling, my parents and my little boys

mrs chris rinaldi

LIkes: Being with friends, sunshine, pottery and science.

Dislikes: Slugs, snails and snakes.

What is special about school? The great team of people who work here.

Who inspires you? Anne of Green Gables – although she is a book character she is so positive, kind and loving no matter what life throws at her.

mrs stephanie treagust

Likes: Singing, dancing, theatre and being a mum.

Dislikes: Cold, wet playground duty!

What is special about school? Watching children achieve when they least expect to.

Who inspires you? My mum!

Mrs cathy Huxtable

Likes: Spending fun times with my lovely family and watching them find and follow their dreams.  Long dog walks on the beach in winter.  Soaking up the sun and swimming in the summer! Australia and its beautiful (and not so beautiful!) wildlife.  Music - from Radio 1 to Classic FM.  Christmas markets and decorating our Christmas tree.

Dislikes: Stinging nettles and insects that bite!

What is special about school? The fact that we are all acknowledged as unique and special people.

Mrs Emma Brown

Likes: Baking cakes and football.

Dislikes: Jaffa cakes and kiwis.

What is special about school? The buzz of children learning.

Who inspires you? Emmeline Pankhurst who stood up for what she believed in.

Mrs Emma Smith


Likes: I love spending time with my family. Family games, bike rides, weekend walks, camping holidays, open fires, starry nights and snuggling to watch a movie. I feel so lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the country with so many activities on our doorstep. When I'm on my own I enjoy sewing, reading and long hot baths with a glass of wine!

Dislikes: Itchy wool, fresh coriander, stony beaches in bare feet, laziness, and intolerant people!

What is special about school?  I love school! The buzz of activity, children learning, and the fact that I also learn something new every day.

Who inspires you?  My children inspire me daily; to be a better parent and to always try to see the positive side.

Mrs Emma Woolnough

Likes: I love walking my dog, baking cakes, holidays on the beach, eating chocolate and Christmas.

Dislikes: Bad driving and rude people.

What is special about school? The wonderful way every is made to feel welcome and treated as an individual.

Who inspires you? My parents as they have always encouraged me to do the best I can.




Mrs Liz gifford

Likes: Lasagne, chocolate, reading, music, sailing, walking my dog Billy, and quiet nights in

Dislikes: Parsnips, raw carrot, housework and going underwater

What is special about school? The staff are a friendly and supportive team

Who inspires you? My mum – she always tries to be positive about everyone!

Mrs Louise Cawte

Likes: I like reading, walking in the countryside, reading, spending time with family and friends and reading.

Dislikes: I dislike being cold, negativity, damp, grey days, unkindness and poorly written books.

Inspirations: I have been inspired by men and women in the past who have worked, and who continue to do so, to make the world a more equitable

Mr Michael Servant



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Mrs Jo Angell

Likes: I like spending time with my husband, children, extended family and friends. I also enjoy going to the beach, walks in the woods, swimming and reading books. 

Dislikes: I dislike rudeness, anything coconut flavoured, being cold and scary films. 

What is special about school? Fishbourne School has a very friendly and nurturing environment which makes everyone feel welcomed. Everyone is valued as individuals and are listened to. 

Who inspires you? My children inspire me because they are always full of energy and take pleasure in simple things. They keep me young at heart. I am also inspired by people who always try their best even when something can be tricky to master. 

Office Team

Mrs Lisa Clutton

Likes: Walks with my family, skiing, gardening, scuba diving, wildlife watching & exploring the world!

Dislikes: Spiders, especially the big ones! & housework.

What is special about school? Amazingly friendly supportive team & happy children.

Who inspires you? Steve Backshall naturalist & adventurer.

Mrs Sarah Martin

Likes: I love being a mum, music, gardening, rainbows, holidays, fairy lights, spending time with family and friends and biscuits!

Dislikes: Scary films, spiders, being tickled and celery!

What is special about school? Seeing children enjoy their learning and being part of a great team.

Who inspires you? My wonderful Granny, who was and always will be such an important person in my life.   

Midday Meals Team

Mrs Rachel Welch

‚ÄčLikes: Reading, walking in the country, listening and dancing to upbeat music and singing Christmas carols all year round!

Dislikes: Snakes and rude people.

What is special about school? Everyone is so lovely.

Who inspires you? My family and friends.

Premises team

Mr Andrew Stemp

Likes: Sport

Dislikes: Rude people

What is special about school? Being part of a successful team

Who inspires you? Mr Andrew Cassell, Olympic gold medallist for sailing




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