Meet the Team

We have a large team of staff, with a wide range of skills and expertise to enhance and support teaching and learning at Edward Worlledge Ormiston Academy.


Mr M Thompson

Vice Principal

Ms M Warner

Assistant Principal

Miss H Elvin

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs J Harvey

Senior Leadership Team

Miss F Browne – Year 1 Teacher and Computing Subject Lead

Having completed a Musical Theatre Degree at the University Essex, I settled back into Norfolk where I became a Teaching Assistant supporting the learning of children within Year 1 and promoting a whole school love for music and performance. In 2015 I then completed a PGCE at the University of East Anglia. I then joined the Edward Worlledge family and began my teaching career. I find it very rewarding to see how the children develop and progress throughout their time with us and still find time to support the arts in and out of the academy.

Mr R Carter – SRB Teacher

Having completed a BSc Hons degree in sports rehabilitation and injury prevention at Middlesex University I returned to Norfolk to work in education. I completed the Graduate Teacher Program in secondary PE over 10 years ago and have been working in special needs schools for the past 6 years. I have a passion for sport; particularly skiing, rugby and football. I enjoy spending time with my family and travelling as much as I can. I am looking forward to working at Edward Worlledge and supporting the children to learn the skills to be the best version of themselves.

Miss M Clare – Year 6 Teacher and History Subject Lead

I have worked at the academy since 2015, having taught across KS2. Prior to this, I completed an English Language and Linguistics degree at the University of Kent. I then undertook a PGCE at The University of East Anglia in primary education.

I am passionate about making learning an interactive and engaging experience for all children.

Miss M Connor – Year 6 Teacher and SENDCO

I completed my degree and PGCE at the University of East Anglia.  My interests are Art and design and understanding children’s’ behaviour.

Miss H Elvin – Assistant Principal 

Having completed a teaching degree at the University of Hull, I joined Edward Worlledge as an NQT. I have been teaching here for thirteen years now across many year groups. I completed my SENCO training three years ago and am passionate about supporting our teachers in creating an inclusive learning environment which helps children overcome their barriers to learning and enables every child to reach their full potential.

Miss S Freestone – Year 4 Teacher and Reading Co-ordinator

After completing my English Literature degree at Reading University, I began my teacher training back in Norfolk at UEA.  I have worked at Edward Worlledge for 4 years and am still enjoying working with children.

Miss D Grant – Year 2 Teacher

I grew up in Norfolk and worked in the baby room of a nursery, before moving up North to complete my BA Primary Education with QTS at Durham University. After graduating, I returned to begin my NQT year at Edward Worlledge. I have always loved working with children and find it rewarding to see them progress throughout their time in my class.

 Miss C Gold – Year 3 Teacher

I trained at the University of Southern Queensland achieving a Bachelor of General Education Studies followed by a Master of Learning and Development.  I completed a PGCE (primary) at University of East Anglia in 2018.  Interests include long distance running, cooking and travelling. I am passionate about education and am eager to provide a quality learning environment along with a positive and memorable experience to the children of Edward Worlledge Ormiston Academy.

Miss H Goodwin – Year 2 Teacher

I have worked at Edward Worlledge Ormiston Academy since 2015 starting as a Teaching Assistant and progressing onto teacher training.  I am now an NQT and I am so excited to be continuing my career at Edward Worlledge.

                                       Mrs D Keighley – Year 1 Class Teacher

My passion for helping children to learn began many years ago as a Cub Scout Leader and Sunday School Teacher.  Originally from Yorkshire, I relocated to Norfolk and began my long journey to qualify as a Primary School Teacher.

My change in career path finally led me to Edward Worlledge Ormiston Academy.  I am now proud to be part of a dedicated team of hardworking professionals.  I am a creative, imaginative, passionate teacher who loves her job.  I truly believe that anyone can make their dreams come true if they work hard to achieve their goals.


Miss C Mayfield Reception Teacher and EYFS Lead

I have worked as a primary school teacher for the past 23 years. I have been working in Yarmouth schools for the past 12 years and have had several different roles.

I particularly enjoy working with the younger children and have a passion for SEN work.

Miss C Mills –  Instructor

After completing a BA (Hons) degree in Childhood and Youth studies with the Open University, I decided the profession I wanted to commit to was teaching. I chose to apply for a post within Edward Worlledge in 2015, to which I became an Instructor. I have worked across Reception and Year 1 and  feel very passionate and committed to ensuring that children in the local area are given access to the education that they deserve and can achieve their full potential .

Mr C Martin – Year 3 Teacher

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Miss S Smith – Class Teacher (currently on maternity leave)

After completing a BA (Hons) degree in Primary Education at Roehampton University in London, I returned to Norfolk to begin my teaching journey here at Edward Worlledge Ormiston Academy. Since joining the team 9 years ago, I have been fortunate enough to teach a range of year groups including Year 4, Year 6 and Reception. I am passionate about supporting children to become creative, inquisitive and independent learners.

Mr J Stanhope-Smith – Year 4 Teacher

After finishing my Law Degree at Hull University, I came back home to Caister. I spent three years working with small groups in schools in and around Great Yarmouth. In 2009, I got a job covering a class in Year 4 at Edward Worlledge until the end of the year.  I completed my teacher training in school, and qualified as a teacher in 2010. Since then I have taught in year 4, year 5 and for the past five years, in year 6.

Outside of the academy, I like spending time out on my bike, riding most weekends with friends. Last year I completed the Ride London 100 mile ride. When I’m not riding, or cleaning my bike, I like to  watch the professionals do it. When I get the opportunity, I like to dive into books, especially those written by… cyclists. My favourite lesson to teach at the academy is maths, and love the breadth of skills that being a year six allows us to learn.

In April 2018 I became a dad to my first son, Bodhi, so when I’m not teaching, I love spending time reading and watching cycling with him. He doesn’t seem to enjoy the cycling books as much as his dad, but he does love a good picture book.

Mrs K Stebbings – Year 5 Teacher and EAL Subject Lead

After completing a BA hons degree in Inclusive Practice in Education, I began teaching, a role that I am passionate about. I have taught most year groups and thoroughly enjoyed each one. I have been fortunate enough to have worked here for many years and I feel that being part of the life journey that each of our pupils travel is pleasure and a privilege.

Ms M Warner – Vice Principal

I have been a teacher for over 20 years and coming from Norfolk and having started as a newly qualified teacher in Great Yarmouth I have strong roots in this area. I have held various Senior Leader positions including Head of Year, Deputy Head, Headteacher and SLE. I have also been privileged to work in a British school in the north of the Netherlands, working closely with families from different nationalities in a diverse community. With all my roles I have maintained a teaching commitment and continued to develop my own classroom practice. I began teaching at Edward Worlledge in 2010 teaching in Year 6. I have taught across Key Stage 2 and I am currently enjoying the more recent challenges of being Vice Principal and Head of KS1 at Edward Worlledge. As part of the Designated Safeguarding Team I am trained as a Youth Mental Health First Aider and a Domestic Abuse Champion. I place the children I work with at the heart of everything I do and aim to ensure that every child develops positive behaviours for learning, aims high and achieves their very best.

Mr S Arlow – Year 5 Teacher

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Miss C Wright – Reception Teacher  

 After completing a BA (Hons) degree in Drama at The University of Lincoln, I moved back to Norfolk and began working as a Teaching Assistant at Edward Worlledge. After becoming an Instructor and doing this role for two years, I went on to complete my teacher training with SCITT, working at the academy in Year 2. Since qualifying, I have moved to EYFS and enjoy every day with my class.

Designated Safeguarding Lead/Attendance Officer/EVC

  • Mrs J Harvey


  • Miss M Connor SENDCO
  • Mrs L Balls (Assistant SENDCO)
  • Mrs P Branch (SENDCO Support)

Secretarial Staff

  • Mrs D Derbyshire (Clerical Assistant)
  • Mrs S Gibbs (Clerical Assistant)
  • Mrs S Hircock (School Support Manager)
  • Miss E Napthine (Office Manager)


  • Mrs M Peart

Teaching Assistants:

  • Miss E Allard
  • Mr P Atherton
  • Mrs M Adams
  • Ms K Barber
  • Mrs L Boulton
  • Miss N Caffell
  • Mrs D Casey
  • Miss J Casey
  • Miss K Cooke
  • Ms S Cooper
  • Mrs E Cox
  • Miss D Crabbe
  • Miss M Emblem
  • Miss C Faraday-Drake
  • Mrs C Faraday-Drake
  • Ms C Farrell
  • Miss A Frosdick
  • Mrs H Goodwin
  • Miss M Grimes
  • Miss E Hare
  • Miss M Harvey
  • Miss L Holiday
  • Miss A Howes
  • Mrs L Jowett
  • Mrs M Kelf
  • Mrs A Khalid
  • Ms J Marshall
  • Miss M Seville
  • Miss S Sharman
  • Mrs J Thompson
  • Miss K Webb
  • Miss A Williams
  • Miss V White

Caretaking and Cleaning Staff:

  • Miss G Fiske (Site Manager)
  • Mrs J Dakin
  • Mr B Dakin (Assistant Caretaker)
  • Mr J Robinson
  • Mrs C Harris