School Team

  • Mrs Denham

    Mrs Denham is the executive headteacher of Holywell and Bratton Fleming Schools.

  • Mrs Coulam

    Teacher - Reception & Year 1

    Mrs Coulam teaches in the Robins Class, (Reception). She is responsible for Design Technology and Art and Design and Humanities. She loves to teach our younger pupils and has a wonderful way to make learning a fun and exciting time. She has a lovely big classroom in the old thatched part of the school and she has devloped a super outdoor play area for our pupils.

  • Mrs Turner

    Teacher - Year 1 & 2

    Mrs Turner teaches Hedgehogs Class (Year 1 and 2) and also coordinates RE and Collective Worship.

    I love teaching in Key Stage 1 and I am especially excited to be working at Holywell, where many of my family went to school when they were young! I love teaching all subjects, especially English as I love to read and write. It is so much fun to read the writing my class do, as they have so much imagination and enthusiasm. One of the things I love best about teaching at Holywell is being able to use the outdoor space like the Hollow for our learning. Outside of school, I enjoy being with my friends and family and walking my sausage dog.'

  • Mrs Palmer

    Administrator

    adminh@gatewayfed.org.uk

    Mrs Palmer has many skills. She has worked at Holywell since September 1999 in various roles. She is available in the school office every morning and afternoon. If you need any information about the school, Mrs Palmer is the person to speak to in the first instance.

  • Mr Anderson

    Caretaker

    Mr Anderson is the school caretaker and cleaner. He does an amazing job keeping the school looking lovely and making sure it is safe for us! Nothing is ever too much trouble and he can often be found working on his next project - often involving wood and a saw!

  • Mrs Garland

    Teaching Assistant/HLTA

    Mrs Garland is a very experienced teaching assistant working in the Foxes Class. She is also our HLTA (Higher Learning Teaching Assistant), who works in different classes in the school.
    She is our Thrive teacher and loves to be in our Rainbow Room working with children!

  • Miss Purchase

    Teaching Assistant

    Miss Purchase volunteered at Holywell whilst completing her Level 2 Teaching Assistant Course. She adored the children and enjoyed her time at the school so much that she is now doing an apprenticeship in Hedgehogs and Robins Class to help her achieve her teaching degree. She is our qualified swimming coach and loves going to the pool on a Tuesday afternoon to help the children become confident in the water and progress with their swimming.

  • Mrs Huckstep

    SEN Teaching Assistant

    Mrs Huckstep works 1:1 with a child in Hedgehogs Class. She originally trained as a Nursery Nurse and has worked with children from birth to school age for just over 20 years. She is a mum of two who attend a local school in Barnstaple.

  • Mrs Hammond

    Teacher - Year 3 & 4

    Mrs Hammond teaches in the Foxes Class (Years 3 and 4). She is an amazing, very busy lady - she is our SENco, has responsibility for Literacy and P.E and she is also our Deputy Designated Child Protection Officer. She runs several after school clubs and gives up many hours supporting our children at various sporting events. She is very passionate about getting children to love to learn to read!

    I joined the Holywell staff in September 2000, as an NQT. I first taught in years 2 and 3, and then settled into years 1 and 2 until more recently teaching years 2, 3 and 4. I love teaching at Holywell due to the wonderful children and fantastic staff, who all make Holywell feel more like a big family than simply a school or place of work. I am particularly sporty and am enthusiastic in leading our extra curricular sporting activities, of which there are many!

  • Mrs Curtis

    Teacher - Year 5 & 6

    Mrs Curtis is a wonderful teacher for our older pupils. She teaches in Squirrels Class (Years 5 and 6). She is responsible for Mathematics, ICT and Modern Foreign Languages. She is a whizz on the computer and loves all things to do with data! She works very hard preparing our older pupils for their transition onto secondary school.

    I have been teaching at Holywell since 2005 and particularly enjoy the challenge of teaching the older children. As a part-time teacher I have also provided cover in other classes and so have usually had the chance to teach every child in school by the time they join Squirrels Class. Whilst I have responsibility for leading Mathematics across the school and find this subject exciting and challenging, I also love language and enjoy the creative process of writing. I love my role as a class teacher, enjoying the different opportunities and challenges that every day brings. Outside of school my interests include walking, geocaching, reading and getting to music festivals and concerts whenever I have the opportunity.

  • Ms Buck

    Pre-School Leader

  • Mrs Emma Vine

    Teaching Assistant

    Mrs Vine is an experienced teaching assistant who joined us in September 2015. She works in Squirrels class with Mrs Curtis and is busy completing her degree in teaching. She used to be a website designer before pursuing her passion for working with children. She loves art, dance and anything sports related, she is also our Outdoor Learning Co-ordinator.

  • Mrs Carlyon

    Teaching Assistant

    Mrs Carlyon works as a teaching assistant in Hedgehogs class and supports the 1:1 TAs when required.

    I strive to make learning fun and try to balance providing support and encouraging independence to make everyday in school a happy one. I love the outdoors, particularly the school's hollow and it's surroundings.