Honeybourne Primary Academy
Turning potential into success

Our Staff

Head Teacher: Mrs Elaine Huntington

Classes in the main school:

Honey Bees: Reception taught by Mrs Rachel Evans-Cook, supported by Sally Perkins, Dawn Pearson and Karen Williamson

Pandas: Year 1  taught by Mrs Kerry Monks (4 days) and Miss Linda Copp (1 day) , supported by Karen Nicholls 

Polar Bears: Year 2 taught by Miss Katherine Edmondson, supported by Helen Elliott and Natalie Perkins

Gorillas: Year 3 taught by Mr Ryker Barrowcliffe, supported by Daksha Prosser

Snow Leopards: Year 4  taught by Mr Jon Dale, supported by Maria Lima-Smith

Jaguars: Year 5 taught by Mrs Katie Ratkovic (4 days) and Mrs Katherine Barnes (1 day class teaching, 2 days 1-1 support), supported by Abbi Huntington

Rhinos: Year 6  taught by Mr Dean Ryan, supported by Michelle Williams and Helen Day

Miss Copp is also our French specialist who teaches French throughout the school and Mrs Barnes is our Science specialist who teaches Science in Key stage 2.  Due to the current pandemic, the staff may have different working patterns. 

Teaching Assistants

Our teaching assistants are well trained and either work in a support role in class or provide 1-1 tuition to individual pupils or groups.  They are a talented group and are able to provide class cover for meetings and training. 

We have some lovely ladies to look after everyone at lunch time: Mrs Cooke (honestly!), Mrs Seymour, Mrs Nicholls, Miss Grove, Mrs Perkins, Mrs Elliott, Mrs Prosser and Mrs Lima-Smith. 


Our Nursery is managed daily by Mrs Kate Drew and ably assisted by Mrs Sara Steele, Miss Jessica Strachan, Mrs Charlotte Randall and Miss Emma Taylor.  Currently, as Miss Strachan is on maternity leave, Miss Kelly Ballard and Mrs Lianne Gentle support our staft team.  The Nursery is open the same times as the school, from 8.30am to 3pm daily.  We have a range of documents for the nursery which serve the youngest members of our school.  Please see our Nursery page for further detail about our Nursery. 

Office Staff:

In the office you will find our School Business Manager, Mrs Emma Cowley, and Mrs Wendy Wiggett who is our finance secretary.  Give us a ring on 01386830462 or use the school office email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to contact us.

Cleaning and Lunchtime staff:

Our school is looked after and cleaned by Mrs Yvonne Cooke, Mrs Annie Seymour and Miss Jane Grove.

Friends and Volunteers

We have a willing and loyal group of parents (and grandparents!) who support our school as volunteers, with reading 1-1 and in groups, with art or drama activities or helping to put together Christmas parties or a masked ball for fun and fundraising.  A more organised, Friends of Honeybourne group is run by a super group of willing parents who give up their time to put on social and fund raising events to support our school.   Our most recent project was to provide the school with 30 new Chrome Books, to complement our ICT programme!  We are always looking for new members to help and support so please let us know if you are interested.

Other information about us:

We have a school council, made up of pupils from all classes who meet regularly to discuss any problems, good ideas or interview new staff!  In the past, the school council were instrumental in the design and building of our outside playtrail.  We have an eco council, also made up of pupils and staff and we are currently recruiting for a governor rep.  We have run campaigns, such as 'Waste Week', Switch off Fortnight and other areas deisigned to help us save energy. 

We think our school is an exciting, successful and unique place. We would love to show you round and let you see for yourself.  

Thank you for reading this. 

From the Honeybourne Staff Team.