At Bar Hill Primary School we are fortunate to have an excellent team. Our Head Teacher, Teaching Staff, Support Staff and Administration Team work hard to ensure our children receive the best possible education and care.

Head Teacher

Al Mistrano

Deputy Head

Stephanie Tabram
I began teaching at Bar Hill School in September 2000 and have been Deputy Head since April 2012. This is a fantastic school to work in! I enjoy teaching Year 6 and helping with their transition to secondary school.  I lead the ‘Bike It’  Crew. I am also involved in developing the English curriculum and welcome invited authors into school.


Lis Hackett
I joined Bar Hill Primary as an Early Years Specialist five years ago and the time has flown by! Every year I continue to learn new things, just like the children that I teach. In the last couple of years I have been responsible for developing the Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship curriculum, and the Anti-Bullying Council (ABCers), which also includes ‘Playground buddies’. Another very exciting role that I have is as the EAL (English as a Second Language) Coordinator. This includes working closely with pupils and parents to make sure that all our families feel part of a valued community.
Rachel Bailham
I have been involved with Bar Hill School for over 20 years, as a teaching assistant, parent and a teacher since 2003. I am currently joint area leader and class teacher in Reception and I have a special interest in special educational needs as SENCO and gifted and talented leader. I enjoy reading, swimming, pilates and running, and also relish going to the cinema and listening to music.
  Nicola Russell

Years 1/2

Lucy Todman
I started at Bar Hill School in 2010 and am very proud to work in such a friendly, vibrant school with such wonderful children! Besides being the Key Stage One Area Leader, I am also ICT Coordinator and International Coordinator. The latter role meant I was able to travel to Ghana to visit our partnership school, and we are looking forward to the Headteacher’s return visit this year. Out of school I enjoy travelling (this summer I went to Costa Rica!) and I love being outside.
Kate Davies
I joined Bar Hill School in September 2013, teaching in Year 2, after qualifying from the University of East Anglia. I’m excited to be part of such a friendly school, and am looking forward to getting to know the children in my class. I enjoy cycling and photography.
  Rachel Dines
I have just moved to Cambridge from Nottingham where I was working as a Key Stage One teacher and I’m really looking forward joining the team at Bar Hill. I will be teaching in Year One and will also be working alongside Karen Hindmarch to co-ordinate Maths in the infants. I love to travel and last year took a year out to complete an amazing 7 month trip to America, Australasia and Asia.
Kate Loombe
I joined Bar Hill School in September 2013, after finishing my teacher training and qualifying. I am based in the Infants teaching Year 1, and am very much looking forward to getting to know the children and parents this year.

Years 3/4

Lynne Morris
I joined Bar Hill School in 2012 and am spending my third year here teaching in Middles again. This year I am RE leader. I am looking forward to another fun filled year with the children. When I have any spare time I enjoy reading and making and decorating cakes!
David Hawkins
I’m the Middles Area Leader. I joined Bar Hill in September 2011 and have had a wonderful time getting to know all the children and staff here. I have previously taught in Key Stage One at the school, and worked with children across the school for ICT club and Science. I’m orginially from the North East, near Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, but moved to the area for university, after which I stayed down here and moved to St Ives.
Lisa Taylor
I am thrilled to be part of the Middles team here at Bar Hill. My own children have been at this school, so I know just how welcoming and supportive it is of every single pupil. When I’m not busy teaching, I relax by cooking lovely meals, especially meatballs.

Years 5/6

Clare Mayer
  Karen Hindmarch
I am the Maths Co-ordinator for the school. I started at Bar Hill in January 2000 but have been teaching since 1982. I live with my cat, Esmerelda, in Oakington. I taught for a long time in the Lake District but I grew up in Little Shelford and moved back to Cambridge to be nearer to my parents who still live there. Whenever I can, in my spare time, you’ll find me on the North York Moors Railway, where I’m a station foreman!
Stephanie Tabram (see above)

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