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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 the juniors and spends most of his week teaching Year 5. 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

    Lilja teaches across both schools and is a deputy DSL. 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.

  • Hayley Esselen

    Reception Teacher

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

  • Beccy Davison

    Reception Teacher

    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. I love travelling and exploring new places. In my spare time I enjoy swimming, fitness classes and spending quality time with friends and family.

  • Emily Russell

    Year 1 Teacher

    Emily moves to Beech class in Year 1 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 1 & Art Teacher at HT

    Laura teaches in Oak class sharing with Emily and teaches Art at HT. Having specialised in Art at university, Laura particularly loves teaching this subject. She enjoys being creative and reading a good book, especially during story time at school.

  • Emma Williams

    Year 1 Teacher

    Emma joins the team at Pewley this year, teaching in Year 1 Beech class. Emma loves being outside and going for long walks. She also enjoys running, singing, painting, and baking in her free time.

  • Abigail Allen

    Year 2 Teacher

    Abigail moves to teach in Chestnut class Year 2 from Year 4. She moved to Guildford 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.

  • Toby Strutt

    Year 2 Teacher

    Toby has previously taught in Year 3 & 5 before moving to Walnut class in Year 2 this year. He spends his spare time out on his mountain bike, playing the drums or planning my next trip to the mountains or the beach.

  • Nick Walker

    Year 3 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.

  • Georgie Furlonger

    Year 3 Teacher & Inclusion Lead

    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.

  • Andy Whitall

    Year 3 Teacher

  • Sarah Jackson

    Year 4 Teacher

    Sarah is a Year 4 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.

  • Sheena Preston

    Year 4 Teacher

    Sheena has taught in years R, 1, 2 and 3 and has now moved to Year 4. 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.

  • Ben Stackhouse

    Year 4 Teacher

    Ben joins the Year 4 team this year. Ben loves being out and about. He enjoys watching his beloved Burnley FC, finding new places to eat or in his campervan trying to find the best waves.

  • Kayleigh Ashraf

    Year 5 Teacher

    Kayleigh teaches in Year 5 having previously taught in Year 4.

  • Helen Campbell

    Year 5 Teacher

    Helen is a year 5 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.

  • Scarlett Close

    Year 5 Teacher

    Scarlett joins the Year 5 team this year, returning to her old primary school as a teacher! Outside of school, she loves all things artsy - especially music, reading and singing! She can often be spotted performing with her choir, or enjoying Guildford’s green spaces with her dog, Buddy.

  • Jo Pillay

    Year 6 Teacher

    Jo moves from the infants to the juniors this year. She enjoys 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.

  • JJ Walker

    Year 6 Teacher

    JJ teaches in Year 6 with Jo P.

  • 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. 

  • Alison Tester


    Alison teaches part-time across HT. 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

  • Julia Grocott


    Julia teaches part-time across HT.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Catherine Finniear


    On maternity leave.

  • 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.

  • Misa Kethero

    Reception TA

    Misa 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 Year 6, and runs maths activities across HT.

  • 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.

  • 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

    SEN TA in Year 1

    Julie works as an SEN TA in Year 1.

  • Linda Britain

    HLTA Music Teacher and EAL at HT

    Linda enjoys sharing her passion for music in Y3,4 and 5 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 and support in Year 5.

  • Parul Patel

    Class TA in Year 1

    Class TA in Year 1. Parul also looks after children at PUPS, our after-school care at Pewley.

  • Marketa Chester

    Class TA in Year 3

  • Martina Hayter

    SEN TA in Year 6

  • Chloe Hibbs

    Y6 interventions

  • Saptadipa Banerjee

    Year 2 TA

  • Claire Furlonger Camp

    1:1 TA

    Claire works supporting children in Reception.

  • Carla Berry

    SEN TA in Year 4

    Carla is a SEN TA in Year 4. 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 5

  • 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

  • Banu Konyali Imam

    TA in Year 6

  • Hajera Siddique

    TA in Year 1&2

  • Laura Smith

    SEND TA in Year 1