Faculty and staff

Carden’s staff draw on a range of experience and specialisms, all drawn together in a unique approach to learning. To read more about any staff member, please click on a name.

Laura Sibley
Acting Headteacher

I am really passionate about making education accessible for all and supporting children to become the best versions of themselves as well as having a positive impact in the wider community.

Paul Harrington
Assistant Headteacher / Curriculum Lead

My name is Mr Harrington and I've been at Carden for 15 years working mostly as a class teacher in Y5 and Y6 and since 2019 teaching French to KS2 classes.

Lisa Perrins –
Assistant Headteacher / SENDCo

I enjoy working with all the children and teachers across the school to help to find the best ways for all children to feel safe, happy and be ready to learn in school.

Kamilya Steadman –
Assistant Head Teacher

I joined as a Reception teacher and my first class are now all grown up and in year 5!  I have been a teacher for 18 years, working in Reception, Years 1 and 2.

Mandy Leinster
SLC Teacher in Charge

My passion for SEN led to a particular interest in Speech and Language and I studied to achieve a Master's Degree in Speech and Language Difficulties.

Claire McCullough
SLC Teacher

My name is Claire McCulloch and I am a teacher in the Speech and Language Centre.

Annemarie Morris
SLC Teacher

I love creating engaging and fun learning opportunities so that every child is excited to get involved and learn more.

Claire Judd
PE teacher

I am very excited about bringing new events to the school as I realise how important PE and School Sport is to all students

Ruth Wallis
Art teacher

I love working with and getting to know all the children at Carden and am always amazed at how creative and enthusiastic they all are.

Julia Wood
Nursery

My name is Julia Woods and I have worked at Carden for many years in Year 2, Year 3 and now in nursery

Abigail Bathurst
Reception

My name is Miss Bathurst and I have been a teacher here at Carden for 4 years.

Lisa Bryant
Reception

Early years is my passion, so much that for 10 years I owned my own private nursery.

Stella Lyth
Year 1

I love reading and my dream is to instil a love of reading in as many children as I can!

Shani Marquis
Year 1

I have completed 2 years in Nursery, 3 years in Reception and currently teach in Year 1.

Holly Everett
Year 2

I am in my 5th year of teaching at Carden Primary school.

Emma Henry
Year 3

This is my 4th year at Carden and teaching in Y3 although I have spent 14 years working within schools of Brighton.

Sam Smith
Year 3

I love making my lessons enjoyable, engaging and fun; taking the learning outside whenever I can.

Dennis Parkes
Year 4

I am particularly passionate about writing and feel proud when children become great storytellers.

Bernie Elder
Year 4

This is my third year teaching year 4 and I love this year group - it's such a fun age.

Rick McEwen
Year 5 and KS2 Phase Leader

I have been teaching for 16 years now and first started in London although my desire to teach came from working in Japan teaching English as a foreign language.

Rose Spence
Year 5

I really enjoyed working in Key Stage 2 so am very excited to be in Year 5 this year and I am looking forward to our exciting topics.

Ashley Channon
Year 6

Before training as a teacher, I worked for 6 years in a SEND school as a teaching assistant, which gave me my thirst for helping children to thrive and learn.

Sarah Axtell
Year 6

I lead English here at Carden, so I am a massive book lover and I love reading children's incredible stories and poems.