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Our People

Teaching and Support Staff at Holy Trinity Pewley Down.

  • Clare Brunet


    Clare loves finding out about new things; from her time as a research scientist to being a parent and then a teacher, she has always enjoyed lifelong learning. With the privilege of leading HTPD, she is delighted to belong to such a vibrant and exciting learning community. The school's values are a constant inspiration to her, as they embody the good news of God's love for all people and truly help all of us to ‘Learn to Live'.

  • Helen Pronger

    Deputy Head

    Helen is based at the junior school but leads assessment across both schools in her role as Deputy Head.

  • Debbie Chadwick

    Deputy Head & Senco

    Debbie works on both sites in her role as Deputy Head and enjoys working with children from reception to year six. She looks after additional needs at HTPD and coordinates our provision of support throughout the school. Debbie is the longest serving teacher having joined the staff in 1992 and has had the privilege of teaching more than one generation of some of the families in our community!

  • Tom Everard

    Assistant Head & Year 5 Teacher

    Tom is based at Holy Trinity and spends most of his week teaching Year 6. He is also head of Nightingale house and leads maths and assessment across the school. Tom is a deputy DSL. When not in his classroom, he is usually hitting the trails on his mountain bike.

  • Lilja Helgadottir

    Assistant Head & Year 2 Teacher

    Lilja teaches across both schools and is a deputy DSL. She is based in Year 2 and is mostly found at the infants. She leads English across the school and loves reading. In her spare time, Lilja enjoys sport and any opportunity to be outdoors as well as playing the clarinet and being surrounded by music.

  • Frances Clixby

    PPA teacher

    Frances loves teaching young children and is delighted to be teaching each class at Pewley at some point each week. She has a tendency to invent a song for everything, from lining up, to remembering book bags and water bottles! Frances enjoys running, walking her dog, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.

  • Catherine Finniear

    Reception Teacher

    Catherine is the EYFS lead at HTPD. She is also HTPD's RE leader. She has just finished studying for her Master's degree which focused on Early Years maths. Catherine loves being outdoors - anything 'eco' is her thing! When she's not at school, she'll most likely be reading a good book, spending time with her chickens at the allotment, or exploring RHS Wisley with her husband!

  • Beccy Lee

    Reception Teacher

    Beccy moves to Reception from Year 2. Prior to teaching I spent a year travelling around South East Asia and living in Malaysia. I worked as a Higher Level TA before qualifying as a teacher this year. I love travelling and exploring new places. In my spare time I enjoy swimming, fitness classes and spending quality time with friends and family.

  • Hayley Esselen

    Year 1 Teacher

    Hayley has always worked with young children. She was part of the Special Needs team before moving to a class teacher in Reception and currently Year 1. Hayley loves reading, pottering in her garden and walking in the Surrey Hills with her friends, family and little dog Max.

  • Sarah Mackenzie

    Year 1 Teacher

    Sarah loves young children and is our eco-warrior. She is responsible for the infant eco team and her team work very hard to help take care of the school environment. Sarah is Science co-ordinator at the infants. She loves teaching and often helps to train and mentor our students at Pewley. Sarah likes yoga, hiking, gardening and socialising with friends.

  • Georgie Furlonger

    Year 2 Teacher

    Before Georgie’s training to become a teacher she worked in settings for children and adults with autism and other special needs. She enjoys getting involved in anything to do with science and testing theories! Georgie loves being outdoors for long walks, picnics and gardening. You'll also often find her in the cinema or hunting for a good music gig.

  • Jo Pillay

    Year 2 Teacher

    Jo loves to spend her free time running (very slowly!) around the beautiful Surrey Hills. She also loves all things crafty, and always has a creative project or two on the go. With a background in Geography, she enjoys sharing her enthusiasm for the subject with the children. She is looking forward to immersing herself into life at Pewley Down.

  • Sheena Preston

    Year 3 Teacher

    Sheena has taught in years R, 1 and 2 and has now moved to Year 3. Sheena lived in Texas for 6 years. In her spare time she likes to walk her dog and watch cookery shows. Sheena is a deputy DSL.

  • Alison Tester

    Year 3 Teacher

    Alison teaches in Y3 having previously taught in Y1-6. She is head of Mandela House and supports the children in running the junior school ECO Team. She loves teaching practical lessons, particularly in maths and science, and is a keen reader, enjoying sharing story time with the children. Alison is an enthusiastic gardener and loves to spend time in the outdoors, and can often be seen walking her dog on Pewley Downs

  • Andy Whitall

    Year 3 Teacher

  • Julia Grocott

    Year 3 Teacher

    Julia teaches in Year 3 on a Friday.

  • Nick Walker

    Year 4 Teacher

    Nick is Head of Sport and Head of House. He loves getting involved in all aspects of school life can normally be found outside with his class or one of HTPD's many sports teams.

  • Abigail Allen

    Year 4 Teacher

    Abigail moved from Bristol where she particularly enjoyed working with younger children. She spends her weekends swimming, dancing, cooking, cake decorating, sewing and strolling in the Surrey countryside. Abigail is the Nightingale house leader and is looking forward to the house competitions.

  • Emily Russell

    Year 4 Teacher

    Emily currently teaches in Year 4 and considers herself very lucky to have been able to teach at both the infants and the juniors over the years. She organises house events at the juniors with the help of the fabulous house captains. Emily loves being outside - gardening, walking, running and swimming at the lido (when it's not too cold!).

  • Laura Hanley

    Year 4 Teacher

    Laura has previously taught in Year 5&6. Having specialised in Art at university, Laura particularly loves teaching this subject and she gets to spend lots of time doing so during Art PPA with Years 3-6. She enjoys being creative and reading a good book, especially during story time at school.

  • Kayleigh Ashraf

    Year 5 Teacher

    Kayleigh joins us on the teaching staff having previously worked as a TA in Year 4.

  • Helen Campbell

    Year 6 Teacher

    Helen is a year 6 and PPA teacher specialising in Drama. When not looking after her 2 children and performing in assemblies, Helen enjoys nothing more than creating dances for shows and for fun. She also loves reading books out to the class and following Reading FC in the championship.

  • Toby Strutt

    Year 5 Teacher

    Toby has previously taught in Year 3. He spends his spare time out on his mountain bike, playing the drums or planning my next trip to the mountains or the beach.

  • Sarah Jackson

    Year 6 Teacher

    Sarah is a Year 6 teacher and leads History. Her drama background means she is never happier than when dressing-up, either as an historical figure, an assembly character or for reading stories. She also has the fun of directing the Christmas play! Sarah loves to immerse herself in the world of sci-fi and fantasy and can usually be found practising her lightsaber skills, whipping up a potion or day-dreaming about Middle-earth.

  • Danni Weston

    Year 6 Teacher

    Danni trained at HTPD in Year 1&5. She enjoys cooking and experimenting with different recipes, chocolate cake being a favourite. She likes to be creative by drawing, painting and sometimes writing. She has travelled here and there and enjoys learning about different cultures. Her travelling highlight of last year was walking along The Great Wall of China. She also loves a good animation movie, Madagascar being top!

  • Jo White

    Year 6 Teacher

    Jo is delighted to have joined the HTPD team after working in London schools since 2012. She loves making the learning in her classroom as fun as possible for the children to build on their knowledge and their confidence. In her spare time Jo enjoys reading and baking. 

  • JJ Walker


    JJ is currently on maternity leave.

  • Tracey Jerrome

    Special Needs Teacher

    Tracey heads up the Junior Year 3 and 4 special needs team and works with individuals and small groups of children with a variety of literacy skills.

  • Geraldine Tame


    Geraldine is our wonderful librarian who is a wealth of information about all things literary and so much more! Her enthusiasm spills over to us all. She goes beyond the realms of librarian offering us some great opportunies and clubs.

  • Julie Batt

    Site Manager

    Julie is one of our longest serving members of staff. She is Site Manager of both the Infant and Junior school and is based at the Junior school. Julie also runs breakfast club at the Junior school.

  • Bev Reed

    Admin Manager

    Bev works on both of our sites and oversees Finance, Personnel, ICT, the School Offices and other administrative functions. Hours: Mon to Thurs - 8.30am to 5pm.

  • Ruth Busby

    Admin at Pewley

    You can find Ruth smiling at you from the office. She has uncanny knack of knowing every child and all of their needs and problems! Ruth offers a warm welcom to all as you step into Pewley.

  • Jane Bennett

    Admin at Pewley

    Jane is our Admissions Secretary and is also Clerk to the Holy Trinity Pewley Down Governing Body. Work days: Monday, Thursday and Friday.

  • Louise Crow-Arnold


    Louise works on a Friday and looks after the website.

  • Donna Milsum

    SEN Admin - Junior

    Donna works with Debbie in SEN on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

  • Nidhi Mehra Kumar

    Admin HT Site

    You will see lovely Nidhi at HT Reception Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

  • Natalia Cadman

    Admin Team at HT

    Natalia is enjoying her bigger role at HT. She works Monday - Thursday each week.

  • Flora Bevan

    Finance Officer

    Flora works with Bev and the Admin Team in the Finance Department. She manages ParentPay among her other responsibilities.

  • Lucy Cray

    Home School Link Worker

    Lucy is our Home School Link Worker our DDSL (deputy safeguarding lead) and young carers champion. She is available to provide support for children, parents and carers. Together with Bridgit she co-runs parent groups and coffee mornings. She is a link between home and school and can make supporting referrals to outside organisations such as local charities and is an ongoing contact as children move from school to school.

  • James Peers

    Technical Support

    James is our IT Manager and keeps our servers and PC's up and running.

  • Sue Bradley

    Reception TA

    Sue works in Reception on Monday, Tuesday and Friday.

  • Claire Katmeh

    Reception TA

    Claire works in Reception.

  • Misha Kethero

    Reception TA

    Misha works in Reception.

  • Sam Andrews

    PUPS Manager

  • Julie Everitt

    SEN TA and Clubs+ Support

    Julie works 1:1 TA in Reception and is one of the Clubs+ Support staff.

  • Louise Keiller

    HLTA Foreign Languages Teacher

    Louise is our languages teacher, with a main focus on French throughout the school and additionally a taster term in German and Spanish in Y6.

  • Amanda Moon

    Maths Teaching Assistant

    Amanda is a Specialist Maths TA. She works to support and enrich the maths teaching in Years 5 and 6.

  • Bridgit Beynon

    Home School Link Worker

    Bridgit is available to provide support for children, parents and carers. She also works as an SEN TA in Year 3.

  • Alice Gough

    TA in Year 3

    Alice works as a TA in Year 3 and also at Breakfast Club.

  • Carolyn Ganski

    Class TA in Year 4

    Carolyn is a TA in Year 4.

  • Lucy Dolling

    Year 1 TA / Sports Admin

    Lucy is a TA in Beech Class. With the support of Laura and Nick at the Juniors, she is also involved in PE at Pewley, arranging inter and intra school sports competitions and festivals, whilst teaching PE to Year 1. Lucy can often be found dancing away at Breakfast Club every morning - and running on the Downs in the evening.

  • Liane Alderton

    Class TA in Walnut Class

    Liane is a Yr 2 TA.

  • Andy Kerr

    Sports TA & Reception TA

    "Active Andy"! Andy's one of the Sporty TA's at Pewley and delivers the Change4Life programme at both sites. He's also involved in playing with and helping the children set up games at break and lunch.

  • Laura Sutton

    Sports Co-Ordinator at HT

    Laura's the enthusiastic Sports Co-Ordinator at Holy Trinity and works closely with Nick and other sports teachers arranging and co-ordinating matches and events with other schools.

  • Paul Horsfield

    Woodcraft Leader

    Paul moved to Guildford after working as a Outdoor Education tutor in Scotland for many years. He now looks forward to supporting PE lessons with the use of some additional physical training and a holistic view of sport health and well-being. Working in smaller groups Paul is able to focus more on the needs of the individual.

  • Julie Williams

    Classroom TA

    Julie works in Oak Class as a TA on Monday, Tuesday & Thursday and in Walnut Class on Friday.

  • Sheila Price

    TA Year 5

  • Linda Britain

    Music Assistant and EAL at HT

    Linda enjoys sharing her passion for music in Y3&4 and runs school music clubs, playing the piano with the children at every opportunity! She also works with Y3-6, helping our children who speak English as an additional language. Amidst her travel adventures, Linda has lived, studied and worked in France so understands the challenges of speaking a different language in a new country! In school Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

  • Kendra Jones

    Maths Teaching Assistant

    Maths TA Year 5 and 6.

  • Emma Hinkins

    Year 1 TA

    Works as a TA (Oak Class) on Wednesday and Friday.

  • Parul Patel

    Classroom TA

    Class TA in Reception.

  • Marketa Chester

    TA in Year 5

  • Susie Ireland

    SEN TA in Year 5

  • Kate Oliver

    Year 3 TA

  • Martina Hayter

    SEN TA in Year 6

  • Chloe Hibbs

    Year 5&6 Interventions

  • Saptadipa Banerjee

    Year 2 TA

  • Claire Furlonger Camp

    1:1 TA

    Claire works supporting children in Reception.

  • Carla Berry

    Carla is working across the junior school. She has taken to working in school like a duck to water and her cheery smile brings out the best in everyone she works with. She says she's not sporty but she loves getting stuck in with all our lessons including PE and the extra curricular activities. She's already got involved with sports events and residentials.

  • Lucy Babbage

    Specialist PE TA

  • Eva Press

    1:1 TA in Year 4

  • Mel Beskin-Byrne

    1:1 TA in Year 6

  • Rebecca Faulkner

    TA in Years 5&6

  • Cat Allen

    SEN Teacher

    Cat is a specialist teacher working in our SEN team. She provides focused support for children individually or in small groups focused on reading, spelling and also maths. Currently, she is working in Y5. Cat has a particular interest in dyslexia. Cat has lived in New York and Tokyo but more recently you are likely to find her travelling down the river Wey in her kayak or walking the family dog on the Downs.

  • Maria Gould

    Office Administrator

    Maria supports the Holy Trinity School office on a Wednesday and Friday.

  • Kim Phillips

    TA at HT

  • Leo Williams

    TA at HT

  • Banu Konyali Imam

    TA in Year 6

  • Almu Imbernon

    TA in Year 1

  • Kirsty Terracotta


  • Ben Stackhouse


  • Hajera Siddique

    TA in Year 1&2

  • Laura Smith

    SEND TA in Year 1