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Ms Sykes

Head Teacher

Ms Karen Sykes is the Head Teacher. She has been at Bathford School FOREVER! She loves working at our school and often jokes that she has a bed in the cupboard. In her spare time Ms Sykes enjoys exercising, walking her dogs and travelling.

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Mrs Hayter

Deputy Head Teacher And Year 6 Teacher

Mrs Becky Hayter is Deputy Head Teacher, she teaches Year 6 and thinks the children at Bathford are lovely! She has lived in France and Luxembourg and likes to share her experiences of travel with her class. Mrs Hayter studied English and French at University and enjoys reading as well as learning new languages. She is currently trying to learn Italian!

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Mrs Thornton


Mrs Joanne Thornton is our school SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator). She has worked with all the year groups in the school and knows the children very well.  Joanne leads the school in delivering Thrive and Theraplay and she is a wonderful support to all the staff and children in school.

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Mrs Casey

Year 5 Teacher

Mrs Sarah Casey is our amazing Year 5 teacher.  She always has a smile on her face and she is very patient.  Mrs Casey helps us with PSHE in school (Personal, Social and Health Education).

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Miss Baily

Year 4 Teacher

Miss Lynnette Baily is our super teacher in Year 4.  She loves linking children’s work to creativity, especially art.  Miss Baily is our subject leader for English and she helps to support the rest of the school with reading, writing and spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPAG).

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Miss Burgin

Year 3 Teacher

Miss Hannah Burgin had a great NQT year and is now a fully fledged teacher.  She has a great sense of team spirit and is now excited to take on the role of PE subject leader and arrange lots of matches and competitions in different areas of sport.  Hannah is a keen hockey player herself and a fast runner!!

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Dr Emmett

Year 2 Teacher

Dr Rachel Emmett in a wiz in Year 2.  Her class think she is funny and kind.  Dr Emmett is our leader for maths in school and she has been working with the Boolean Maths Trust in Bristol to help the school develop mastery in maths.  Dr Emmett is also the person everyone goes to if they have something wrong with them because she’s a real doctor!

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Mrs Hinde

Year One Teacher

Mrs Esther Hinde teaches Year 1 with Mrs Morcom. She has taught many other year groups as well and is an expert on all things ecological. She works brilliantly with our school councillors to help the school save energy and is the subject leader for Science. Away from school, she can often be seen on her tandem bicycle!

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Mrs Morcom

Year One Teacher

Mrs Rachel Morcom teaches 2 1/2 days in Year 1 with Mrs Hinde.  She is very creative and loves running the art club after school. She has 3 children and is also a Governor at St Stephen’s Church School, who is one of our Bath Hub partners and part of the Bath & Wells Multi-Academy Trust.

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Miss Fairclough

Reception Class Teacher

Miss Katie Fairclough just joined us this year as our new Reception class teacher.  Katie was a teaching assistant at Bathford years ago and loved working with the children so much, she decided to become a teacher.   We are all excited that Katie has come back to teach here.

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Mrs Tucker

PPA Teacher

Mrs Jane Tucker teaches Year 5 one afternoon a week and Year 6 one day a week.  She has worked in many different year groups across the school and enjoys all ages. She is an expert in science, art and DT – especially cooking – and she loves creative projects.

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Mrs McMullen

PPA Teacher

Mrs Louise McMullen will be teaching different classes when she comes back from maternity leave and takes on PPA teaching. She is creative and a very talented artist and the children she works with always produce the most amazing drawings, painting and collages.

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Mrs Davison

Support Teacher

Mrs Christine Davison teaches different groups of children from all age groups.  She is an amazing musician and can speak French. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking – especially baking- and playing, singing or listening to music. She is also an active member of the All Saints Weston worship team and regularly takes part in services.

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Our amazing Teaching Assistants

We are lucky to have talented, kind, dedicated teaching assistants throughout the school.

Class R:


Class 1:


Class 2


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Class 3:



Class 5:


Class 6:






Years 4 and 5 (and anywhere else where her help can be used):



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Our amazing office staff

Marina Raybould is key to the success of the school’s office in her role as finance officer and secretary.  She is tremendously efficient and organised and is often the first face that parents and visitors see when they visit the school.


Mandy Cole is the newest addition to the office.  Mandy has years of experience working in schools and we are excited that she is joining the team.  Parents will be especially pleased, as this means there will always be someone in the office.


Omnia Metwally is also a school secretary and you’ll always find her happy, smiling face in the morning.  Omnia is also clerk to the governors.


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Breakfast and After School Club Leaders

Breakfast And After School Club Leaders

Amy Puttock, who is also a High Needs Teaching Assistant, enjoys reading with children in the Breakfast and After School Clubs.

Mum, Karen Mortimer, works in the Breakfast and After School Clubs for 3 days a week.  She enjoys coming up with creative activities for children to do.


The newest member of the After School Club is Caroline Hendy.  Caroline was a Teaching Assistant before coming to Bathford School.  She has a great sense of humour and is pretty good at playing football in her sandals!