Holmesdale Community Infant School

Children are at the heart of all that we do; working together to be the best that we can be’


Meet the Staff


Senior Leadership Team

Head Teacher Mrs Sharon Mullarkey (Full Time) DSL Full Time Community CPD Educational Visits Coordinator Teaching Practice Students ECT Assessor

Deputy Head Miss Linda Yeates (Maternity Leave) Leader of Learning and IPC Full Time Leader of Assessment Leader of Able, Gifted and Talented DSL Designated teacher for CLA Medical Children (Maternity Leave)

Foundation Stage Team Leader and Acting Deputy Head Mrs Lynda Hill  (Full Time Foxes) (YR) ECT Mentor Leader EYFS English DSL

Year One Leader Mrs Rebecca Samuel (Part Time) Owls class teacher Leader of PSHE

Year 2 Leader and Acting Deputy Head Mrs Katie Learwood (Full Time) Woodpecker teacher Leader of Maths School Council DSL

SENCO/Leader of Inclusion Mrs Helen Short( Part Time )DSL Job Share Owls Class Teacher

School Business Manager Mrs Alice Catling (Part Time)


Other Teaching Staff



Ladybirds/ Robins/Tadpoles  Mrs Rachel Ryan (Part Time) Leader of History

Ladybirds/ Robins/Tadpoles  Mrs Charlotte Pesquero (Part Time) Leader of Art/Design and Technology



Bees Mr Dean Geale (Full Time) Leader of Geography/outdoor learning 20

Rabbits Miss Yasmin Lakhani (Full Time) NQT + 1/RE

Ducks Miss Katy Gooding (Full Time) ECT 1

Foxes Mrs Lynda Hill (Part Time) and Miss Olivia Vickery (Part Time) ECT 1


Year 1

Owls  Mrs Helen Short (Part Time) & Mrs Rebecca Samuel (Part Time)

Hedgehogs  Miss Debbie Jeffery (Full Time) English KS1 SCITT Mentor

Dragonflies  Mrs Kim Ballsom (Full Time) Maths EYFS

Otters Mrs Laura Hughes (Full Time) Computing


Year 2

Falcons Mr Adam Crosbie (Full Time) Leader of Physical Education

Badgers Mrs Vicci Hack (Full Time) Leader of Science

Squirrels Mrs Hilary Austin( Part Time) Leader of Music Bike it Champion & Mrs Linn Joukador (Part Time) Job share ECO/EAL

Woodpeckers Mrs Katie Learwood (Part Time) and Mrs Meghan Upton (Part Time)


Support Staff

Cover Supervisor (All Years) Miss Olivia Vickery

Nursery Mrs Stella Brett, Mrs Debra Rickman, Mrs Demelza Robinson, Mrs Bev Green

Reception Mrs Sue Amos (HLTA), Mrs Fiona Hollands (MDS), Mrs Izumi English (MDS), Mrs Louisa Francis, Mrs Sophie Mitchell (Early Morning Club Leader)

Year 1 Mrs Sue Jenkinson (MDS/EMC), Mrs Nicky Short , Mrs Christine Ware (MDS), Mrs Karen Flannigan (HLTA)

Year 2 Mrs Cathy Judge, Mrs Eva Blashfield (MDS), Mrs Catherine Jones (MDS), Mrs Karen Graham (MDS)


Special Needs Assistants

Mrs Sarah Ayres (ELSA) ,Mrs Emma Richards (MDS/EMC) , Mrs Saffron Oxley (MDS), Miss Rachel Potter (MDS), Mrs Elizabeth Wilson (MDS), Mrs Valerie Paton, Mrs Fiona Chavasse, Mrs Marilyn Payne (MDS), Mrs Fernande Andrade, Oliver Foot, Jasmine Barson (MDS)


Administration Staff

Senior School Assistant  Mrs Jenny Window

School Assistant & Lunchtime Manager  Mrs Sharon Blanchard

School Assistant  Mrs Sarah Moore

HR and Finance Assistant  Miss Vanessa Giddings

School Assistant (Cover)  Mrs Sharon Cleeve

Clerk to Governing Body  Mrs Lynn Atkins


Premises Staff

Site Supervisor Mr Chris Page


Midday Supervisors

Mrs Kathryn Bellew,  Mrs Tessa Woods, Miss Talitha Townsin, Miss Lucie Harrington, Miss Lisa Wood 



Janice Povey