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Anna Catlin
STAFF Anna Catlin
Headteacher
DSL, Thrive, RHE, Computing, Art/DT Subject Lead

 

I really love my job at Nelson. I am immensely proud of our children and all the amazing staff who approach every day with enthusiasm. I am passionate about the Thrive Approach and recently became a Licensed Thrive Trainer. Outside school, I am mum to Ella and Pearl, partner to Toby, daughter to Denise and Kev, a big sister to Rosa, owner of Teddy the cat and Franklin the dog! I love dancing in the kitchen with my girls, working on macramé projects and hanging out with family and friends. Being outside when it is warm makes me and my family really happy, we also love swimming in the river, bike rides and watching movies. I believe in being honest with children, and that time, relationship and connection are the most important elements of being a parent and teacher.

Lara Harrey 
STAFF Lara Harrey
Deputy Headteacher
Early Years Foundation Stage, DSL, Phonics and Maths Subject Lead

 

Hi! My name is Lara and I am the Deputy Headteacher, DSL and EYFS Lead at Nelson Infant School. I have been a teacher for 15 years (teaching classes from Y7-Reception) and, after joining the Reception team at my previous school 5 years ago, I quickly realised how fantastic teaching children in Early Years really is. Since then, I haven’t looked back! I am passionate about supporting children to become independent learners and instil a life-long love of learning.

I am a mum of 3 grown-up children and a Special Guardian to my wonderful niece. I also have two mischievous cats who always cause much delight at home. I love relaxing with a good book in front of the fire and going to music venues to watch live bands – the noisier the better!

Kate Ringwood
STAFF Kate Ringwood
Interim SENCO
 

 

Hello, my name is Kate. I have been a Primary School teacher for 8 years - starting in the classroom, and now specialising in Special Education Needs. I am currently also SENCo across two other primary schools around the Norwich area.

I am passionate about ensuring that we get the provision right for all of our learners. I am a good listener, and really value working collaboratively with families. 

Brenda Moore 
STAFF Brenda Moore
Office Manager/Secretary

 

I’m Brenda, the schools office manager/secretary.
I trained as an assistant accountant before having a family. Both our daughters attended Nelson First school which is how I first became involved with Nelson. I started as a volunteer, after a year was employed (I have worked here for over 30 years) as a one to one specialist teaching assistant and office assistant. I became the school secretary 14 years ago.
Nelson is my second family, it is such a friendly, secure, welcoming environment to everyone. I am very passionate about Nelson and love my job, it’s a honour to say I work here. I have worked with and met so many wonderful people.
Out of school I like to spend as much time as I can with our family, holidays, theatre, eating out!!! Christmas time I help with the children in the pantomime at the Theatre Royal.

Carly Green 
STAFF Carly Green
Administrator, DSL & Domestic Abuse Champion

 

Hi, my name is Carly. I have worked at Nelson Infant school as Office Administrator  since 2014 and as a DSL & Domestic Abuse Champion since 2022. I have a teaching assistant diploma so on occasion; have been found in the classroom too!
Prior to that I worked in finance & for the NHS.
I am passionate about my job and love the variety of work that it entails and the range of people I meet and work alongside.
Outside of school, my family and I enjoy long walks in the great outdoors (usually followed by a hot chocolate).
I have a keen interest in history, baking and love to relax with a good book or listening to music.

Ady Wenn 
Ady Wenn
Caretaker

 

Hello I’m Ady, caretaker at Nelson Infant School. I am married with one son who is now at high school. I thoroughly enjoy camping holidays and spending time with family and friends (when allowed). I also enjoy live Theatre. I stage manage for a local theatre company where I was previously the building manager on the management committee and company stage manager for close to ten years. I also turned my hand to set design and construction.

Prior to becoming Caretaker at Nelson, I worked in the print industry for over 30 years where I was a qualified Bookbinder. I love all genres of music from current chart to Scottish folk rock and everything in between!

Alison Butcher 
STAFF Alison Butcher
Class Teacher (Monday - Thursday)
Religious Education Subject Lead

 

Hi, I'm Alison and I work in Reception. I have worked in early years for over 10 years and have a degree in early childhood. I love working in early years because I get to have fun everyday while helping children to make new discoveries.

I am a mum to Phoebe and Isaac and we love going to the beach, the woods and camping.

Amy Sayles 

Amy
Class Teacher (Thursday & Friday)
Geography and History Subject Lead

 

Hello, my name is Amy and I teach in Reception at Nelson Infant School. I have been teaching for 16 years and recently joined the EYFS team.   I am a mummy of 3 small children so life can be quite hectic.

I love reading (especially Jane Austen and Harry Potter books), going to the theatre, drinking cups of tea in front of the fire and chatting with friends over a large piece of cake. As a family we enjoy walking, going to the beach, swimming and going on holiday.

Simone Stewart

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Class Teacher (Tuesday - Friday)

Ruby-Jaye Wood 
STAFF Ruby-Jaye Wood
Class Teacher
Art and Design Technology Subject Lead

 

Hi, my name is Ruby-Jaye and I’m one of the Year 2 teachers here at Nelson. I have recently qualified as a teacher and I am super excited to begin my career at Nelson Infant School!  I am half Norwegian and was raised in London, I moved to Norwich 6 years ago to study Fine Art and fell in love with the city so I ended up staying.  Outside of school I am really into art, particularly sculptures, and enjoy visiting galleries and exhibitions when possible. I also love camping, travelling, spending my weekends outdoors and going on long walks or cycles around the Norfolk coastline and countryside.

Becky Edwards 
STAFF Becky Edwards
Teacher (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday)

 

Hello! My name is Becky and I am a Teacher in Reception. I feel like the luckiest person in the world as I love my job - working with children is so rewarding and it is a privilege to support them as they achieve and grow! Their curiosity and intrigue to explore and learn with such openness every single day is absolutely amazing, and it inspires me to do the same. In my spare time, I love all-year-round sea swimming, exploring the beautiful Norfolk countryside with our two nature-loving girls, playing the drums, and watching live music.

Lola Allington

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Cover Teacher 

Katie Reynolds 
Katie Reynolds
Teacher

 

My name is Katie and I love working with children because it is incredibly rewarding to see them develop and grow and I love their endless energy and resilience to life and exploring new things. I love teaching children to enjoy their learning and time at school and motivating them to learn and explore more. In my spare time I enjoy hand embroidering, going for long walks and spending time with my family.

Rebecca Buxton 

Rebecca Buxton
Teacher

 

Hello my name is Becca and I absolutely love working with children because they show such great resilience and enthusiasm through their learning and I love being able to support them in their journey here at Nelson Infant. It is very rewarding to watch children explore, grow and develop a love of learning in different ways. I cannot wait to start this exciting adventure with you!

Rose-Ann Galloway

Rose-Ann Galloway
 Teaching Assistant

 

Hi, my name is Rose-Ann and I am a teaching assitant here at Nelson. I also undertook my teacher training at Nelson and have recently qualified as a teacher. I am originally from Sunderland, I moved to Norwich to pursue my studies and fell in love with this wonderful city, so I stayed. I truly love working in an Infant school, I think building foundation blocks and a curiosity to learn in different ways is truly wonderful. I am so excited to start my first teaching job at Nelson and can’t wait for the adventure ahead.  

Amanda Bonura 
Amanda Bonura
Teaching Assistant (Tuesday - Friday)

Licensed Thrive Practitioner


 

I'm Amanda and I'm a teaching assistant. I'm a wife and mother to 2 children who both attended Nelson Infant and Wensum Junior school. I am so lucky I get to work with the amazing children that come to our school and the team is equally awesome. In my spare time I taxi my children to their various afterschool activities but I enjoy spending time with my family, walking my beautiful dog, playing games, reading and attempting to get fit!

Izzy Gavin

STAFF Isobelle Gavin

Teaching Assistant

Hi, I’m Izzy and I’m a teaching assistant working 1:1 and in year 2. I love working with the children here at Nelson and seeing their characters develop and I feel privileged to be part of the team along with all the other amazing staff! Outside of Nelson in my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, training in beauty and watching football:) 

Courtney Walker 
Courtney Walker
Teaching Assistant

 

Hello my name is Courtney and I work as an apprentice teaching assistant at Nelson infant school. I have only just recently started my journey working as a teaching assistant and working at Nelson Infant School is helping me to develop and grow within the job role . I enjoy working at Nelson so much, all the staff and children are so inviting, and I absolutely love watching the children develop into amazing people and it is so rewarding to see. I can’t wait to carry on supporting the children with their journey at Nelson Infant. 

Outside of school, I enjoy reading, baking and spending time with my family and friends.

Lee Lambert

STAFF Lee Lambert

Teaching Assistant

Hi, my name is Lee and I'm excited to be working at Nelson Infant as a teaching assistant in Year 1. The best thing about working in a school, is seeing the children being excited about their learning and gaining lots of confidence. It is amazing, and Nelson has brilliant staff and children that will make that happen.

When I get the chance, I love going to the theatre or watching movies (especially Marvel films). I also enjoy quiet times reading a good book, especially with a cup of coffee and a cake.

Kaylee Macallister 
Kaylee McAllister
Teaching Assistant

 

Hello my name is Kaylee and I started off doing a kickstart placement for 6 months at Nelson infant school and I enjoyed it so much. I got offered a teaching assistant apprenticeship after my 6 months was up so I took the offer very happily. Working at Nelson so far has truly been amazing everyone is so kind and respectful. Being able to Support the children at Nelson on their journey is so incredible to see and watching them grow, achieve, have confidence and become independent is wonderful. Being a teaching assistant is a goal I would love to achieve as it’s my dream job.

Lauren Chambers 
Lauren Chamber
Teaching Assistant

 

Hello, my name is Lauren and I’m an apprentice teaching assistant in Reception. I feel in love with working with children during my six-month kickstart placement at Nelson and I was lucky enough to be offered an apprenticeship!

Outside of school I love to spend time with my partner and our animals. I adore musicals and going for walks around my favourite places with my favourite people.

Libby Chapman 
STAFF Libby Chapman
Teaching Assistant

 

Hi, I'm Libby and I am so excited to be working in Reception class at Nelson Infant School. I have many years experience working in schools and feel very privileged to work alongside so many amazing children.

I live with my husband, 19 year old daughter, Honey our dog and Tinker the cat! I love spending time with my family and friends and have a twin sister!

My most favourite hobby ever is reading but I also love watching musicals, singing and playing the piano.
I cannot wait to support your fantastic children and am sure we will have a brilliant journey together.

Laura Spinks 
STAFF Laura Spinks
Teaching Assistant

 

Hi, my name is Laura I'm a 1-1 teaching assistant  at Nelson and also work at Wensum at their after-school club. I have 2 children, my daughter attended Nelson school when she was younger an I feel privaliged to now work here.

Out of school I enjoy Zumba which is a great way to keep fit and have fun, I have attended Zumba events raising money for DKMS.

I am a Norwich city supporter and enjoy cross stitch.

Tenia Mavromati

Tenia Mavromati
Teaching Assistant

 

Courtney Leader

STAFF Courtney Leader

Teaching Assistant

Harry Walker-Sloss

STAFF Harry Walker-Sloss

Apprentice Sports Coach

Hi I'm Harry. I started in April 2023. I am currently doing a PE Apprenticeship. I have 4 younger siblings. I love my job and I want to help children be the best they can be. I try to see the best in everyone. I love sports especially football and video games. I looking forward to what awaits in the future.

Kayla Tonkinson

STAFF Kayla Tonkinson

Apprentice Teaching Assistant 

Ruby Ellis

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Apprentice Teaching Assistant

James Penson 

James Penson
MSA & After School Club Staff

 

Hi my name is James,
I'm part of the MSA team at Nelson, I also work at Wensum, where I help alongside the ASC where both my daughters are studying.
I enjoy the outdoors and spending time with my family also I enjoy searching for historical items with my metal detector.

Priya Ramaswamy
STAFF Priya Ramaswamy

MSA


 

Hi ,I am Priya, part of the MSA team at Nelson Infant School. I enjoy working here and it's wonderful to be part of a great team. I love cooking, reading and listening to music in my spare time.

Scott Sharman 
STAFF Scott Sharman
MSA

 

Hi, I’m Scott and I started working here just before Halloween. Everyone has been great and very welcoming. I’m a single dad, with both of my daughters now in high school. I like reading, gaming and painting Warhammer 40k miniatures.

Teresa Howard 
STAFF Teresa Howard
MSA

 

Hi my name is Teresa and I'm part of the MSA team at nelson.
I also do a bit of volunteering work in Reception.
Outside school I'm a mum of 3 boys they have all attended Nelson and Wensum and the oldest is now at high school.
In my spare time I like to spend it with my family, doing a bit of baking and keeping fit in the gym . I enjoy working at Nelson alongside the staff and amazing children.

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