Teaching Staff

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Head Teacher
Elaine Lynch
I have spent my career working in primary education  teaching in a range of schools in London and Cambridgeshire. My first role as Headteacher was in 2002, since than I have been the Headteacher of a number of schools sometimes as the permanent Headteacher and sometimes working on a temporary basis to help a school in difficult circumstances. I also spent a year working as a Local Authority Primary Inspector but decided that I much preferred working in a school team.  I  began working as the Headteacher at H.P.S. in September 2012 and genuinely believe that I am privileged to lead the H.P.S. community.
Deputy Headteacher
Jackie Edwards
My career in education began as a TA in Hertfordshire. I gained my QTS through the Cambridgeshire GTP (Graduate Teacher Programne). For me, the best route into teaching as I was in the classroom from day one.
I started teaching here at HPS back in 2004-when the school was a Junior school. Since then I have had many roles within the school-all of which I have enjoyed. From Maths Lead and lower KS2 Lead, to KS2 Lead on to Assistant Head and now I am currently the Deputy Head – a role that takes me out of the classroom – but a very busy, challenging and enjoyable role. I look forward to seeing and being a key leader of the school as it develops and grows even further.
Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator
Hayley Jenkins
I have spent over fifteen years in education, working in a variety of different settings including primary schools and primary and secondary exclusion units.  The focus of my work, and passion, has always been supporting all children and young people, including those with complex needs, to access education and build the required skills and characteristics to thrive in life.  Outside of work I enjoy experiencing fun times with my family and friends.
Early Years Teacher
Eithne Hawthorne
I worked as a designer after I left college, until I had my children. Then I started working at Huntingdon Junior School in 2003 as a Teaching assistant. I have worked across all the year groups over the last 12 years working  especially with children who have English as an additional language. I am currently working in Early years and studying towards my teaching qualification with the Open University which I am enjoying very much.
Teacher
Lyn Valentine
 I have been at Huntingdon Primary since 2003. During this time I have seen many changes. I truly believe that it’s a privilege to be part of Team HPS and that there is no better job than teaching. When I am not involved in school related activity I love to walk with my dogs, read, craft and spend time with my family.
Class 1 Teacher / EYFS Leader
Nicole Spink
Following my English degree at the University of Northampton, I decided that I wanted to work with children and completed my teaching training through a SCITT of East London Schools. I begun my NQT year in year 2 at Huntingdon Primary School in 2011 before moving to Early Years a year later.  My career has now developed and I have taken on the job to lead the Early Years team.
Class 2 Teacher
Roxy Barton
I have recently graduated from the University of Cambridge where I did my teacher training, specialising in Early Years. Before this I studied Sociology at Anglia Ruskin University. I am very happy to have an Early Years teaching post at Huntingdon Primary School and am passionate about giving the children the best start in life. When I’m not teaching I like to keep fit and socialise with my family and friends, going shopping or out for dinner.
Class 3 Teacher
Hannah Rix
Class 4 Teacher
Victoria Hollison
I have recently graduated as a teacher from Cambridge University specialising in the early years. Before my degree in teaching, I studied sociology at the University of Sussex for three years.  It has always been my ambition to become a teacher and feel privileged to be working at HPS. I love teaching in the early years and feel there is no job more rewarding than teaching.  When I’m not teaching I love to spend time with friends and go shopping.
Class 5 Teacher
Jessica Ball
Class 6 Teacher
Rachel Town
Class 7 Teacher
Kate Martin
Class 8 Teacher / Phase Leader
Clare Ruff
I have been a teacher for 6 years and have taught in schools across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough on both permanent and part time contracts.  I have also taught in Gambia and Australia since qualifying as a teacher. Since joining HPS this year  I have been given the opportunity to lead Years 1 and 2 which I am very proud of and enjoying very much. I have a keen interest in IT and am one of the teachers leading IT in school. I love my job and find the career very rewarding; I am very proud to be a member of team HPS.
Class 9 Teacher
Alana Laguna / Hannah Arnott
Alana Laguna:
I am originally from Spain, where I graduated in English and Linguistics. Before coming to the UK, I was a Secondary school teacher, which I loved! I, then, moved to the UK and pursued a career in Publishing with a special focus on English as a Second or Foreign Language (EFL). I spent a few years working for Cambridge University Press as a Marketing consultant, however, marketing primary books made me remember how much I missed spending time in the classroom. So, I recently retrained to work in primary schools.
Class 10 Teacher
Joshua Eldon
Class 11 Teacher
Rebecca Edwards / Karen Rawlings
Class 12 Teacher
Karen Delaney
I qualified as a teacher in 2003 and have taught at Huntingdon Primary School since 2004 and have enjoyed teaching many different year groups across the school. Since joining the school I have always worked closely with the school football team, first refereeing matches and then training the team.  Prior to teaching I have had a multitude of jobs including refereeing football matches in my spare time and I really enjoy working with the children at Huntingdon Primary School.
Class 13 Teacher
David Quinlan
Class 14 Teacher
Kayleigh Timmis
Class 15 Teacher
Sophie Willcocks
Class 16 Teacher
Patrick Geary
Class 17 Teacher
David Quinlan
Huntingdon Primary is my first full time position since completing my PGCE at the University of Cambridge in 2015. My training however was not my first experience of working with children; prior to this I worked as a TA at Hartford Junior School in the year 5 classroom where I discovered that this was a profession I wished to pursue. In 2013, I graduated from the University of Derby having successfully passed the Theatre Arts BA(Hons) course. Whilst studying acting I was an active member of the local regional theatre and so was involved in several touring shows, including performing Shakespeare at Chatsworth House, playing the male lead in a musical at Buxton Opera House, and working as part of two man shows at the Edinburgh Fringe festival. I also started the and managed the university’s first semi-professional theatre company, which went on to tour the Midlands. My passion for performance and theatricality is something which I hope to share with the children and bring to the learning at HPS.