Miss Cupit – Principal
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), Looked After Children (LAC), Pupil Premium, EAL & Maths Lead,
After graduating from the University of Greenwich as a primary school teacher in the 1990’s Miss Cupit began her career in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and carried out various roles including Maths Lead, Designated Safeguarding Lead, SENDCo and Deputy Head. Miss Cupit joined Lambourn in 2013 after returning to the UK after teaching in The Channel Islands for several years. Miss Cupit has taught all year groups, she has also taken on a variety of additional responsibilities including Interim Principal and Special Needs Coordinator (SENDCo). In addition to teaching Year six for the last four years she has been Vice Principal with particular responsibility for Pupil Premium, Looked After Children and maths Lead. Miss Cupit is a maths specialist and led across Excalibur Academies Trust working with the 10 primary schools in the multi academy trust to support schools in improving teaching and learning in maths by sharing best practice to raise standards.
Miss Cupit works with Claire Mirams – Director of Primary Improvement Hub – and Liz Ennew – Primary Improvement Lead – at Excalibur Academies Trust to support the Lambourn Team in their drive for excellence.
Mrs Cook – Y6 teacher, Subject Leader Computing
Mrs Cook joined Lambourn in 2023. In addition to teaching year six she has particular responsibility for computing.
Miss O’Farrell – Y5 Teacher – Subject Leader English, Geography & History
Mrs Findlay – Y3 Teacher, Subject Leader PE & Music, School Choir Lead
Mrs Findlay started at Lambourn as a teaching assistant in 2011 and qualified as a teacher in 2019. Completing her initial teacher training with Y5 and Y6 and after teaching Y4 for several years she now teaches Y3 with additional responsibility for physical education and music as well as leading the school choir. Mrs Findlay always embraces opportunities for the choir to represent the school in external concerts and performances joining with other school choirs locally and nationally. Mrs Findlay successfully applied on behalf of the school for the Music Mark School Award for 2022-2023.
Outside of school, she is a qualified swimming teacher and coach at Marlborough Penguins and can be found poolside several times each week, coaching the development squad.
Mrs Harle – Y2 Teacher, SLT, Subject Leader Science, PSHE, PDBV, Mental Health Lead & School Governor
Graduating from Plymouth University Mrs Harle joined Lambourn in 2018 as a newly qualified teacher. During her time at Lambourn she has had additional responsibilities including history and geography, and is now the science, PSHE, PDBV and Mental Health lead. She has also been involved in developing the school’s mastery approach in maths.
Having grown up on a farm Mrs Harle is passionate about using the wonderful outdoor environment at Lambourn to enhance the learning experiences for our children.
Miss Marriner & Mrs Muir – Y4 Teachers, MFL (French) Leaders
Miss Marriner joined Lambourn in 2023 as the year 4 teacher.
Mrs Muir graduated from Brunel University with a BA in English and Drama before later training to become a teacher and joining Lambourn in 2016. She loves helping children reach their potential. Mrs Muir has a passion for literature and enjoys using new and exciting books as well as old favourite narratives to ignite and inspire imagination, drama and learning.
Mrs Chacon-Alvarez – Y1 Teacher, SLT, Subject Leader Early Reading – Phonics, Religious Education & SIAMS
In addition to teaching Y1 Mrs Chacon-Alvarez is the subject leader for Early Reading – Phonics RWI, Religious Education and SIAMS.
Mrs Chacon-Alvarez loves teaching children to be passionate and enthusiastic about what they do and is particularly interested in creative writing and art.
Mrs Crick – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL), EYFS Lead, Foundation Stage 2 & Year 1 Teacher
Joining the team at Easter 2023, as our F2 teacher Mrs Crick is very passionate about igniting a love of learning at a young age. Mrs Crick has trained with the Read Write Inc. program, NELI Speech and Language, Write Stuff for Early years and is passionate about all the learning opportunities these will present for the children. There is always something fun and interactive for the children to engage with in our F2 class. We like to make the learning fun, engaging and messy in F2! Mrs Crick views the outdoor environment is an extension of the F2 classroom.
Mrs Grimwood – Foundation Stage 2 Teacher, Subject Leader ECAT, Art and Design & Technology
Passionate about the education of younger children Mrs Grimwood gained the NNEB (National Nursery Education Board) qualification and then a degree in Early Years. As a class teacher her additional responsibilities include; Art, DT and Every Child A Talker (ECAT) lead.
Mrs Griffin & Miss Hine – Foundation Stage 1 HLTA & EYFS Practitioner
Since joining Lambourn in 2016 Mrs Griffin has worked with most year groups. She leads and supports on the Read Write Phonics programme and support learning in the classroom. A qualified Paediatric First Aider and MDSA working under the direction of the Senior MDSA Mrs Griffin is a member of the team ensuring the safety and welfare of pupils at lunchtime. She also leads the breakfast club providing nutritious, healthy breakfast and options and activities to ensure children are engaged, focussed and ready for learning.
Miss Hine – Early Years Practitioner
Miss Hine works with the youngest children providing them with the best possible start on their life-long learning journey by offering a stimulating and secure environment where they are encouraged to be independent as they explore the world around them. She plans activities to excite the children’s interest and prepare them for a smooth transition to Foundation Stage 2 of school. Miss Hine supports learning within the classroom to enable children to develop communication skills, social skills, self-care, hygiene and emotional self-regulation. A qualified Paediatric First Aider Miss Hine is a member of the team providing childcare beyond the school day.
Mrs Hansen – Attendance Officer, Pastoral Support Lead (PSL), Lead, Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA)
Mrs Hansen links a number of key roles across the school with a focus on children’s wellbeing. Monitoring and working with families to improve attendance, punctuality and pupil readiness for learning is a significant part of her role. As the lead ELSA she plans and implements support interventions for pupils. Through pastoral support she supports children’s wellbeing in addition to supporting families, which includes liaising with external agencies and early intervention support, parenting programmes and workshops to improve parental engagement with the school.
Mrs Stapley – Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDCo) & Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)
Mrs Stapley has worked with primary-aged children since 2010, starting her career in London. Having worked with children ranging from EYFS to Year Six, she has become passionate about supporting children with SEND and in 2018 she completed her SENDCo qualification to realise this ambition. Mrs Stapley joined Lambourn as SENDCo in September 2022 and works closely with Mrs Hansen, the Pastoral lead, to ensure all children are given the chance to realise their potential. Mrs Stapley works collaboratively with Kate Hinks – Head of SEND at Excalibur Academies Trust – to support children, staff and families to make a difference to the outcomes for children.
In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family.
Teaching Support Staff
Mrs Womersley – Y6 HLTA, PiXL Intervention Lead, School Council – Sustainability & Sensory Garden, School Choir, MDSA & Breakfast Club Supervisor
Since joining Lambourn in 2017 Mrs Womersley has worked in Key Stage 2. Mrs Womersley also facilitates the School Council, a group of pupils, elected by their classmates who work on projects to improve their school environment. They have created a sensory garden and more recently established a successful campaign to reduce energy consumption. Mrs Womersley also provides Breakfast Club cover and is an active member of the PTA and a trustee. Mrs Womersley is passionate about working at Lambourn Primary and recently achieved HLTA status which she intends to use to aide learning, supporting both the children and her colleagues.
Mrs Smith – Y2 Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) & Maths Intervention Lead
A member of Lambourn’s staff team since 2001 Mrs Smith has mainly worked with Key Stage 2 children. As an HLTA she works closely with class teachers to support and lead learning within the classroom and deliver targeted small group and 1:1 interventions for pupils. She also works with the SENDCo on diagnostic assessments to monitor the impact of support.
Miss Ball – Y5 Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA), HGFL Reading Intervention Lead
Miss Ball has been at Lambourn for many, many happy years during which she has worked across the school. She works closely with class teachers to support and lead learning within the classroom and deliver targeted support. Miss Ball also works in collaboration with the SENDCo to monitor the impact of support through targeted assessments and analysis of data.
Miss Ball feels very fortunate to work in such an astounding school, inside and out, with such amazing colleagues and fabulous children.
Mrs Lord – Y3 TA, Early Reading – Phonics RWI Intervention Lead, Afterschool Club Assistant
Mrs Lord joined the school in 2011 and has worked across all Key Stages. She is trained to deliver the Read Write Inc. phonics programme leading daily sessions to improve reading skills. She supports learning in the classroom and delivers intervention programmes. A qualified Paediatric First Aider Mrs Lord is a member of the MDSA team keeping children safe and happy at lunchtime. Mrs Lord supports learning within the classroom and delivers identified programmes to develop oracy, early reading and writing skills.
Mrs Backhouse – Key Stage 2 TA, Early Reading Phonics RWI & Fresh Start Intervention Lead.
With NVQ2 and NVQ3 qualifications Mrs Backhouse has also completed training in ASD, Maths, Literacy and the Read, Write Inc. phonics programme. She has been a member of the staff team at Lambourn School since Sept 2001 and worked across all year groups from Nursery to Y6. Currently working in KS2 Mrs Backhouse is a qualified first aider and passionate about working with children to enable them to realise their potential.
Mrs Howell – F2 TA, Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA), MDSA & Working Parents Provision
Joining Lambourn in 2016 Mrs Howell completed the ELSA recognised training course in 2019 and has been working as an ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) since September 2018. ELSA training provides the skills needed to support children with social skills, emotions, bereavement, social stories, therapeutic stories, anger management, self-esteem and counselling skills such as solution focus and friendship. Mrs Howell supports learning within the classroom and delivers identified programmes to develop oracy, early reading phonics RWI, writing and maths skills.
Mrs Kumar – F2 TA & MDSA
A member of the staff team at Lambourn School for many happy years Mrs Kumar currently works with F2 providing 1:1 assistance to support progress towards identified outcomes. Being trained in the Read, Write Inc. phonics programme enables her to support teachers in daily sessions delivered to children to improve reading accuracy, fluency and comprehension skills. A qualified paediatric first aider Mrs Kumar supports learning in the classroom delivering programmes which develop communication skills, social skills, self-care, hygiene and emotional regulation.
Mrs Allen – School Business Manager, SLT, GDPR Lead, Management Information, ICT and Human Resource Management
As part of the senior leadership team Mrs Allen assists the Principal in ensuring that the school is in a financial position to meet its educational aims. She joined the team in 2019 and manages the administrative function of the school working with the Principal to strategically ensure the most effective use of resources in support of the schools learning. Mrs Allen is principally responsible for the Financial Resource Management and Administration Management whilst also overseeing Management Information, ICT and Human Resource Management.
Mrs Williams – Finance and Admissions Officer
Mrs Williams has been a member of the staff team for the last few years, providing administrative support in order to meet the needs of the school and playing an active role in the smooth running of the school office. She carries out the administrative, clerical and financial support within the school, within the broad outlines and guidance of the Principal.
Mrs Bowen – Admin Officer
A member of the staff team at Lambourn CofE Primary School since 2023 Mrs Bowen provides administrative support in order to meet the needs of the school playing an active role in the smooth running of the school office. Mrs Bowen is the first point of contact for all enquiries and visitors to the school.
Mr Rackham – Premises Manager & Health & Safety
The Premises Manager & Health & Safety at Lambourn School for over fifteen years Mr Rackham ensures that the site and grounds are maintained at all times in a safe, clean and healthy state. He manages the security of the premises and the arrangements for maintenance and servicing ensuring the water, lighting and heating of premises are functioning. Mr Rackham also supervises the cleaning of the whole site and ensures the maintenance and safe operating of the school swimming pool.
Mrs Rackham – Senior MDSA, Premises Cleaning Team
Mrs Rackham has worked at Lambourn School for fourteen years and is currently the Senior MDSA as well as part of the premises cleaning team. As Senior MDSA she supervises children during lunchtime outdoor play ensuring their safety and wellbeing. This includes encouraging children to interact, promoting active play activities with positive values, managing behaviour and dealing promptly with conflicts and incidents in line with established policy.
Mrs Winter – Senior MDSA, Premises Cleaning Team
Mrs Winter has worked at Lambourn School for many years and is currently an MDSA as well as part of the premises cleaning team. As an MDSA she supervises children during lunchtime outdoor play ensuring their safety and wellbeing. This includes encouraging children to interact, promoting active play activities with positive values, managing behaviour and dealing promptly with conflicts and incidents in line with established policy.
Miss Puffett – After School Club Supervisor, MDSA
Miss Puffett has been looking after Lambourn’s children at lunchtime since 2013. She supervises children both in the dining hall and outside ensuring good behaviour throughout. The MDSA team actively encourage constructive play and increased physical activity that promotes positive values helping children to take responsibility for their own behaviour. Leading the after school activities Miss Puffett organises stimulating activities to keep the children engaged and ensures the provision of healthy, nutritious food and promotes an active lifestyle.
Mrs Buckland – Cook – Edwards & Ward Catering Company
Mrs Buckland always delivers fresh, seasonal menus, as well as a smile and a helping hand at the food counter at lunchtime. She looks after Lambourn’s children at lunchtime ensuring that every child is given the ability to eat a fresh and nutritious meal on a daily basis. Mrs Buckland delivers a variety of special diets which embrace not only the key allergens but just as importantly can cater for another 80 or so defined intolerances.