School Team

  • Mrs Denham

    Executive Head

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

  • Mrs Coulam

    Teacher - Reception, Year 1 & Nursery

    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.

  • Miss Boundy

    Teacher - 2 & 3

  • Mrs Bellew

    Teacher - Years 4 & 5

    Since joining Holywell in 2017, I have worked across what was the Gateway Federation at both Holywell and Bratton before the schools became a part of the Ventrus Academy Trust. I began my teaching journey in Early Years. During my time at Bratton and Holywell I have taught in Years 1/2 and 3/4. I love teaching at Holywell, the children and staff make this beautiful school a very special place to work and learn.

  • Mrs Hathway

    Teacher - Year 4 & 5

    I graduated from St Martin’s College, Lancaster in 2000 with a degree in Education and Biological Sciences. I began my teaching career in Bideford, before moving to Salisbury, Scotland and Staffordshire before returning to Devon in 2015. I have taught from nursery to post 16! I now live at West Buckland School where in addition to my role at Holywell I am a boarding assistant; looking after the UK and International boarders.
    I am a mum to three wonderful boys, a dog and two cats. I love the great outdoors; walking, cycling, camping, paddle boarding and skiing to name just a few of my hobbies. I am also a member of Taw Valley Hockey Club where I play, coach the juniors and am a committee member.
    I am very excited to be part of the Holywell Team. Working in such a peaceful and idyllic setting, where everyone is given the chance to shine is an honour. I love teaching lower key stage 2 and seeing them become more independent learners. I enjoy teaching all subjects and aim to make learning fun. I have already enjoyed delivering Outdoor Learning in The Hollow with Foxes class – it is such an amazing resource where the children love to learn.


  • Mrs Hammond

    Teacher - Year 5 & 6

    Mrs Hammond teaches in Squirrels Class (Years 5 and 6). She is an amazing, very busy lady - she is our SENDco, has responsibility for Literacy and 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 inclusive education and 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 where I have now moved to teaching years 5 and 6. 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.
    Outside of school I am a very busy mum to Maddie, who is sport Maddie! Maddie attended Holywell for her primary education, so I know first hand how amazing the Holywell Team is.

  • Mr Day

    PE Teacher

    I have worked at Bratton since 2010, qualifying as a teacher in 2012. Currently I teach across 3 Ventrus schools. In my spare time I love to take part in a variety of sports especially running & football. I believe I can bring passion, enthusiasm, fun and energy to teaching and my goal is to ensure every child’s learning experience will become one of their fondest memories!

  • Mrs Palmer

    Administrator

    holywell@ventrus.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 Coles

    Caretaker

  • Miss Winfield

    Kitchen Manager

  • Ms Benstead

    Pre School Leader

    Ms Benstead is the much loved teacher of our Pre School children, who are based in Robins class.

  • Mrs Carlyon

    Teaching Assistant

    Mrs Carlyon works as a teaching assistant in Foxes class.

    She strives to make learning fun and try's to balance providing support and encouraging independence to make every day in school a happy one. She loves the outdoors and regularly runs Wild Tribe in the school's hollow.

  • Miss Cayment

    Teaching Assistant

  • Miss Derges

    Teaching Assistant

    Mrs Derges works as a TA across all classes at Holywell and working 1:1 with some SEND children, to support all children with their learning and development.

    She is a cheerful and a positive person and is currently studying a Teaching & Learning Foundation Degree. She has been accepted onto a BA(Hons) degree in Childhood Studies, starting in September 2022.

  • Mr Garrett

    HLTA

    Mr Garrett works mainly in Robins class and provides 1:1 support. He occasionally supports other classes across the school. He has a history of working in mental health and has a degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice studies.

  • Mrs Huckstep

    Teaching Assistant

    Mrs Huckstep has been at Holywell for over 10 years and works part-time. She started as a 1:1 teaching assistant. She now works with Foxes class.
    She loves to read and encourage Foxes class to read and enjoy books as much as possible.

  • Miss Hutchinson

    Teaching Assistant

  • Mrs Langdon Rolfe

    Teaching Assistant

    Mrs Rolfe works part time in Robins class with our younger children. She has been working with children aged 0-8 for many years.
    She loves to enable children to learn through play and children who need encouragement and support are taught in a fun and safe environment.
    As a mum of three herself, Mrs Rolfe understands the importance of a good relationship between children and herself. She believes a warm and loving relationship develops your child's confidence whilst at Holywell school.

  • Miss May

    Teaching Assistant

    Miss May supports some of the SEND children in school, working both on and off site. She does a lot of other work as well, particularly supporting Year 2 when she can and also spending time with other classes. She has lots of experience of outdoor activities.

  • Ms Scott

    Teaching Assistant

    Mrs Scott works mainly in Squirrels class as a Teaching Assistant, though she also spends time at the other end of the school with the younger children in Robins! She also teaches Art as part of our Friday curriculum carousel and has a degree in the subject.

  • Mrs Webber

    Teaching Assistant

    Mrs Webber has worked as a Teaching Assistant since 2018 and have been working here at Holywell since Spring 2021. She really enjoys working here, "every day is different and every day makes me smile!" She really loves the challenges and rewards that come with the role!
    Outside of school, she loves spending time with her family and also really enjoys photography so you may well see her out and about with her camera!

  • Mrs Williamson

    Teaching Assistant

    Mrs Williamson has worked with both neurotypical children and those with additional needs from birth to 18 years for over 10 years.

    She is now working in Hedgehogs class with our year 2 & 3 pupils as a TA and HLTA when cover is needed.

    She thrives in helping children learn and develop in a fun and engaging environment, where individual needs can be met, allowing positive learning for all.