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Hotham Primary

Staff 2021-2022

Leadership Team
Headteacher Richard Byrne-Smith
Deputy Head Jenny Thomas
Assistant Head (DSL) Rebecca Oddy
Business Manager Dafinka Dimitrova Guerdjikova
SENCO Kim Walker
Years 4, 5 & 6 Phase Leader Andrew Poulloin
Years 1, 2 & 3 Phase Leader Coral Powell
EYFS Phase Leader Chris Minards



Class Teacher

Main Teaching and Learning Assistants

Nursery Tadpoles

Amy Periam

Maria Markchenko

Stella Dibra

Reception Pondskaters

Ellen McKenzie


Brigitte Thenard
Caitlin Wilson

Pam Skelton

Reception Dragonflies

Chris Minards

Year 1 Newts

Alisha Campbell

Ashley Gowhary

Kerrie-Ann Braham

Year 1 Frogs

Becky Krawczyk

Year 2 Swans

Raina Ahluwalia

Diana Ebelebe

Barbara Virtue

Year 2 Moorhens

Coral Powell

Year 3 Otters

Georgia Ralph

Emma Savage

Tony Skipper

Teresa Murphy


Year 3 Voles

Georgiana Turner


Year 4 Pikes

James Phillips 


Milton Astley

Lorraine Kane

Year 4 Seahorses

Alice Copner

Year 5 Porpoises

Anna Leach


Carla Ciaramicoli



Year 5 Seals

Kim Walker

Year 6 Herons

Andrew Poulloin

Dan Kilcoyne

Ros Joseph

Ola Salami

Year 6 Cormorants

Christina Thorp

Music Teacher

Helen Bradshaw


PPA Teacher

Andrianna Veale


Community Wellbeing Mentor

Vittoria Vernaschi


Sports Coach Jack Greenwood
Speech and Language TLA Hanchen Bertrand
IT Assistant Thaah Omar
Wraparound Staff

Monica Banda

Salva Corbu

Danielle Affoue-Faust


Administrative and Premises Staff


Cathrine Burton

Attendance & Medications

Administration Assistant

Alina Guiste

Clubs, Music Lessons & Finance, School Trips

Administration Assistant

Emma Burley (Monday - Wednesday)

Admissions,  School Journey (residential) & Website 

Premises Officer

Marcin Wroniak


Premises Officer

Alan Matthews


The administration staff are located in the school office. They will be able to help you with any enquiries and direct you to other staff if necessary.