Staff

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

Lin Whyte
I am now in my final year as Headteacher of this fantastic school. I will have been here for almost 18 years in my current role and previously as a Year 5 teacher from 1974 to 1977. From the time the school opened in 1968 there have only been three Headteachers,  Bill Norton, Roger Kilsby and myself! This is my third Headship and by the time I retire in July 2014 I will have completed 32 years as a Headteacher in  three different schools. I have also been a consultant leader for the National College of Learning and Teaching since 1997.My children who are twins are now almost 22 years of age and my son, Jonathon, graduated in June with a 2:1 in sociology and is now having a gap year.  His sister Antonia is in her final year at university in London.  My husband Tony and myself are very proud of them.I am looking forward to having a great final year at Bar Hill and welcoming the new Headteacher who will be in place from September 2014.

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 and have the title of ‘Bike It’ Champion. I am also involved in developing the English curriculum and welcome inviting authors into school.

Reception

Lis Hackett
I joined Bar Hill Primary as an Early Years Specialist four 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 am looking forward to developing this year 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.

Years 1/2

Lucy Todman
I am now in my fourth year at Bar Hill and am Key Stage One Area Leader, ICT Coordinator and International Coordinator. On Wednesdays I also run a Reading Club. It has been lovely getting to know everyone and I enjoy teaching in such a friendly and welcoming school!  Out of school I enjoy rowing and travelling to interesting places. Last year I went to Ghana to visit our partnership school and we are looking forward to having their Headteacher visit us this year.
Kate Gutteridge
This is my second year teaching at Bar Hill primary school and I have loved getting to know all the children and staff at this wonderful school. This year I am teaching year 1 and am also in charge of PE which is very exciting.
Kate Loombe
I have recently started at Bar Hill School, after finishing my teacher training and qualifying in the summer. I will based in the Infants teaching Year 1, and am very much looking forward to getting to know the children and parents this year.
Kate Davies
I have recently joined Bar Hill School, teaching in Year 2, after qualifying from the University of East Anglia. I’m excited to be joining such a friendly school, and am looking forward to getting to know the children and staff. I enjoy cycling and photography.

Years 3/4

Lynne Morris
I joined Bar Hill School in 2012 and am spending my second 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!
Karen Hindmarch
I teach class 8 every morning. I’m Middles’ Team Leader and Maths Co-ordinator. 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!
Lisa Taylor
I am thrilled to be joining 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.
Tamsin Zalucki
I completed my teacher training in 2007 and taught in London until moving to Cambridge in 2011. I joined Bar Hill recently to teach as part of a job share in year 3 and 4. My specialism is Spanish which I am really enjoying teaching across the three middles classes. I have a passion for Spain, Cuban dance and history.

Years 5/6

David Hawkins
I’m the Uppers Area Leader, and teacher of Class 10. 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.
Stephanie Tabram (see above)

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