Glapthorn C.E.

Primary School

Who's Who

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We are extremely fortunate in having an enthusiastic and hard working staff, as follows:


Mrs Lou Coulthard - Head of School


Lou Coulthard is the Executive Head of Glapthorn and Polebrook CE Primary Schools. Prior to this, Lou worked as Associate Head and subsequently as Head of School from June 2017. Lou originally joined us in September 2006 as a Class Teacher, and has played a key role in the development of our 'creative curriculum'. Lou is passionate about 'opportuinity for all' and together with the Rutland Learning Trust, is committed to striving for excellence at Glapthorn CE Primary.


Mr Tom Ormston joined us in September 2017 and teaches Years Five and Six in Red Kites class. Tom is an enthusiastic and creative teacher, inspiring the children in their learning and preparing them well for the next phase of their development.


Mrs Juliet-Edwards Morris Juliet joined us as an NQT in September 2018, after a previous career. Juliet is enthusiastic and passionate about teaching and is very excited about having her own class for the first time this year! Juliet is a creative and engaging teacher, and has lots of interesting and dynamic ideas for teaching and learning in Nightingales Class.


Miss Debbie Vickers is an extremely experienced KS1 teacher, teaching Years One and Two in Barn Owls class four days a week.  She joined us in September 2014 from Cheshire and creates a calm, happy oasis for all the children to learn.


Mrs Pip Sutterby joined the team in January 2018, and works as our part-time Reception teacher in Robins class. Pip brings a wealth of experience to the team, including experience of EYFS leadership. She is an enthusiastic and creative teacher, and has a wonderful rapport with the children and parents.


Miss Louise Gregory teaches in Robins class on Mondays and Tuesdays, job sharing with Mrs Sutterby. Louise also works in school on Wednesdays, and is our Inclusion Co-ordinator, leading on Special Needs.  Louise began her teaching career at Glapthorn in September 2010 after completing her BA in Primary Education at the University of Bedford. She is an excellent teacher and communicator and has wonderful rapport with the children.  



Mrs Joanna Sawyer has been working as our School Adminstrator and Bursar since January 2004.  She provides wisdom and support for the children, parents and staff - especially for the Headteacher!


Support Staff


Mrs Linda Currall works as a Teaching Assistant in Robins class.



Mrs Carline Paladino-Brown works as an Access and Communication Support Worker, supporting a child with Hearing Impairment in Nightingales class.



Mrs Sue Hunt is a Teaching Assistant for Literacy.  Sue manages the school library and delivers Literacy extension and support sessions for children across the school. Sue also supports learning in Nightingales class.



Mrs Jill Hawkins works as a Designated Teaching Assistant in Red Kites class.



Miss Emma Hyne works as a Teaching Assistant in Barn Owls class. She is also an After School Club Supervisor and Lunchtime Supervisor.

Mrs Alsion Clarke works as Cleaner-in-Charge. She also works as a Lunchtime Supervisor, part-time Breakfast Club Supervisor and as an After School Club Supervisor. 

Mrs Julie Mayes works as a Breakfast Club Supervisor and Lunchtime Supervisor.