The Village Academy

The Village Academy is a group of town, city and village schools that have joined together to provide the very best education for the children in our care and where we believe that education is very much a matter of the individual.

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Meet Our Staff

Alice Witty |  Interim Headteacher

Jo Budd | Senior Teacher (KS 2 Leader)Caroline Boorman | Inclusion LeaderSarah Barrett | Class Teacher (KS 1 Leader)

Safeguarding Team:

  • Dymchurch Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, and requires staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment.
  • Our trained and Designated Safeguarding Officers (DSO) are:
  • Alice Witty – Interim Headteacher
  • Sarah Cooper – Family Liaison officer (FLO)
  • Jo Budd - Senior Teacher

Please also see our Safeguarding Leaflet for Visitors for further information

Teachers and Assistants

  • Elisha Kingsman, Reception Year (EYFS) Teacher – (Kenya)
  • Sarah Barrett, Year 1 Teacher and KS1 Lead – (China)
  • Justine Swindells, Year 2 Teacher (Cambodia)
  • Hayley Warman, Year 3 Teacher (Egypt) - Maternity Leave
  • Janet Hart, Year 3 Teacher (Egypt) - Maternity Cover
  • Ali Gooderham, Year 4 Teacher (Italy)
  • Jade Lloyd-Prest, Year 5 Teacher (Chile) 
  • Jess Groves, Year 6 Teacher (Canada)
  • Jo Budd, Senior Teacher - KS2 Leader
  • Jenny Eyers, Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)
  • Belinda Goodburn, Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)
  • Caitlin Goodburn, Apprentice (Teaching Assistant)
  • Lelia Jones, Schools Direct Trainee Teacher
  • Amber Riddalls, Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)
  • Lucy Muckett, Teaching Assistant
  • Charlotte Fullick, Teaching Assistant
  • Chelsea Cox, Teaching Assistant
  • Emma Nelson, Teaching Assistant
  • Ellie Ritson, Teaching Assistant
  • Lynda Williams, Teaching Assistant
  • Becky Sherlock-Scougall, Teaching Assistant
  • Elaine Jones, Wrap Around Care Supervisor

Support Staff:

  • Sarah Cooper, F.L.O
  • Steph Moir, Office Manager
  • Holly Fisher, Office Support

Additional Staff:

  • Andy Sweet, Caretaker
  • Natalie Gerald, Mid-Day Supervisor & Cleaner
  • Tracy Palmer, Cleaner
  • Sarah Monk, Cleaner

Please click here to see our Academy Staff.