Welcome to St Swithun's Church of England Primary Academy.

St Swithun's Church of England Primary Academy

Valuing individuals, aspiring and achieving together in faith

Who's Who

Valuing individuals, aspiring and achieving together in faith

We are a small and friendly team who value one another and place our children at the heart of everything that we do as we aspire and achieve together in faith:

Leadership Team

Mr Paul Charly - Headteacher

Mrs Debbie Preece - Deputy Headteacher  (DSL)

Mrs Karen Slater -  Assistant Headteacher & Inclusion Lead (DSL)

Mrs H Howlett - Early Years Leader (DSL)


Transition Board 

Mr Philip Gawthorpe - Chair of the Transition Board. Contact email:

Mr Chris Moodie 

Mrs Jill Priddle

Mrs Alex Raynor

Rev Ben Clayton


Teaching Staff

Mrs H Howlett - Foundation Stage

Mrs K Snowden- Clumber: Years 1 & 2 (Mon - Wed) & Mrs J Oxborough (Thurs - Fri)

Mrs W Ogden - Rufford: Years 3 & 4

Mrs D Preece - Newstead: Year 5 & 6



Mrs L Womack

Mrs M Furmage-Archer

Miss H Wilson

Mrs L Shaw-Browne

Mrs K Lesniak

Mrs P Wilson



Mrs E Briers  - EYFS                                                   

Mrs L Tunnard - UKS2


Personal Care Assistant   

Miss K Speller                                             


Office, site, welfare and catering staff

Mrs Joanne Gillum

    Office Manager
Mrs Marie Godbehere    Office Administration
Mr Russell Martin    Caretaker
Miss R Palmer    School Cook
Mrs M Godbehere    Breakfast Club/ Mid-Day Supervisor
Mrs L Woolgrove    Mid-Day supervisor
Mrs C Storrie    Lunchtime Play Leader
Mrs L Shaw-Browne

    Breakfast Club / Lunch Club

Mr A Carnall    School Hygiene Worker
Mrs J Haith    School Hygiene Worker