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Staff at Horfield

Our Leadership Team at Horfield 

Headteacher & DSL - Mrs Rae Harris

Deputy Head  - Mr Paul Dowlman

SENDCo - Miss Lisa Carey

Assistant Head - Mrs Kirsten Cunningham

Assistant Head - Mrs Laurel Steel

English Lead - Mrs Carrianne Perks

Maths Lead - Mr Steve Beard

KS1 Lead and Deputy DSL (KS1) - Mrs Sharon Simmonds

Early Years Lead  - Miss Lilli Kielczewski

Business Manager - Mrs Flora de Ospina




Early Years Foundation Stage    

Class 1    Miss Rhianna Doulton

Class 2    Miss Lilli Kielczewski & Mrs Jessica Watton

Year 1


Class 3    Mr Morgan Harris

Class 4    Ms Becky Moss & Mrs Sally Kirke

Year 2


Class 5    Mrs Sharon Simmonds & Mrs Gemma Summers

Class 6    Mrs Joanne Mawdsley & Mrs Rachel Brown

Year 3


Class 7    Mrs Gemma Burke & Mrs Laurel Steel 

Class 8    Mrs Faye Moody & Mrs Jenni Moody

Year 4


Class 9    Mrs Hannah Welch

Class 10  Mr Paul Dowlman & Miss Lisa Carey

Year 5


Class 11   Mrs Laura Hilton & Mrs Amy Parkin

Class 12   Mrs Laurel Steel & Ms Emily Fletcher 

Year 6


Class 13   Mr Steve Beard

Class 14   Mrs Carrianne Perks


Mrs Kirsten Cunningham works every Tuesday and Wednesday, assisting Mrs Harris and Mr Dowlman in all the day to day management of the school, teaching Science to Year 6 in the morning, conducting our brilliant orchestra in the afternoon and then runs our KS2 choir after school.

Mrs Ruth Ruck is our PE specialist and comes into school Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, to teach PE.

Ms Kate Collings is our skilled languages teacher and teaches Spanish across our school. She also plans and supports staff to deliver a highly engaging annual Languages Day . 


Our Support Staff

Teaching Assistants

In addition to the teachers we also have a wonderful team of teaching assistants. They fulfill a number of roles including individual support for children with learning or physical difficulties, general classroom assistance for group work and art and keeping the school running smoothly from day to day!

Mrs Pauline Bowden

Miss Mandy Britton

Ms Megan Burt

Miss George Carter

Ms Kate Collings

Ms Lauren Connelly

Mrs Abbie Forbes 

Miss Jess Frew

Mrs Sophie Gaud

Mrs Rachel Heath

Miss Catrin Jones

Mrs Fiona Patel

Mrs Anne White

Ms Amy Willson

Pastoral Lead & Deputy DSL 

Miss Jess Frew


Administrative & Support Team

In the Office you will find our busy Business Manager and Administrators dealing with attendance, finance, first aid, health and safety, school dinners, trips and events and much, much more.

Mrs Flora de Ospina - School Business Manager

Ms Karen Gilbert - School Administrator & First Aider

Ms Catherine Choi - School Administrator 

Mr Richard Bowyer - Caretaker


School Meal Supervisory Assistants

Lunchtimes are kept running smoothly with the help of a team of SMSAs, who brave all weathers to supervise meal times and the children in the playground.

Mrs Christine White-Bower

Mrs Pauline Bowden

Mrs Jo Mohamoud

Miss Jayde Thomas

Mrs Tzu-Ching Chen

We also have a team of hard working cooks, Sarah, Monika, Deb and Cherylann who are led by Laurence from Chartwells Foodservices.

Our cleaning is provided by Glen Cleaning Services.