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Meet The Team



Mrs Heys – Headteacher

Mrs Clayden – Assistant Headteacher

Mr Le Masurier – Assistant Headteacher


Special Educational Needs Team

Mrs Lewis – Special Needs Coordinator (SENCO)


Class Total in class Year groups Staff







Mrs Earle (Class Teacher)

Mrs Thorp (TA)

Mrs Wright (1:1 TA)

Miss Burns (1:1 TA)

Robins 30

Year 1

Mrs Lonnen-Smith (Class Teacher)

Mrs Pickering (TA)

Mrs Sheekey (1:1 TA)

Mrs Rooney (TA)

Kingfishers 29

Year 2

Miss Fifield (Class Teacher)

Mrs Radford (HLTA)

Woodpeckers 24


Year 3


Mrs Sando (Class Teacher)

Mrs Capon (HLTA)

Mrs Piscina (1:1 TA)

Kestrels 28 Year 4

Mrs Watkins  (Class Teacher)

Mrs Hammond (Class Teacher)

Miss Rodgers (TA)

Mrs Murphy (1:1 TA)

Miss Michael (1:1 TA)

Ospreys 24 Year 5

Mrs Clark (Class Teacher) 2 days

Mrs Clayden (Assistant Headteacher) 3 days

Mrs Rodgers (TA)

Mrs Mayne (1:1 TA)

Mrs Saunderson (1:1 TA)

Mrs Wigmore (1:1 TA)

Owls 20 Year 6

Mr Le Masurier (Assistant Headteacher) 4 days

Miss Watkins (Class Teacher) 1 day

Mrs Brinkley (TA)

Mrs Rodgers (TA)

Mr Bosch (Music Teacher)

Mrs Smith – Class Teacher (currently on maternity leave)

Miss Summers – Class Teacher (currently on maternity leave)

Mrs Clelland  – 1:1 TA (currently on maternity leave)


Mrs James – Office Manager

Mrs Gustavina – Admin Assistant

Mrs Pertwee – Finance Assistant


Miss Alger – Forest School Leader


Mr Inwood – Caretaker


Miss Wallace – Cook

Mrs Francis – Kitchen Assistant

Mrs Beanland – Midday Assistant


Woody – School dog


Meet the Staff

Have a read of the teacher bios below written by children at Stebbing Primary School. 


Mrs Heys – Headteacher

Mrs Heys, who was born on 25th March 1985, joined the amazing Stebbing Primary School at the age of 20. At Stebbing she has a wide variety of roles: Headteacher, pupil achievement and welfare; staff development and recruitment, curriculum: assessment; finances, buildings and maintenance. 

Mrs Heys likes going out for family days with her daughters and also enjoys gardening. She used to love teaching maths and history, as history is her favourite subject. Mrs Heys’ preferred books are called ‘The love in my heart’ and ‘Love is the greatest.’ They are both picture books that her girls love. She also likes anything by Nick Butterworth.

Mrs Heys has two tabby cats called Duchess and Toulouse, named after the Aristocats. Her most treasured part of her job is being able to chat to children and finding out more about them and what they’re learning about. If Mrs Heys wasn’t a teacher she would want to be a florist as she loves flowers and plants. Mrs Heys always knew she wanted to be a teacher. I have found that Mrs Heys is an incredible Head Teacher and absolutely loves her job.


Mrs Earle

Wrens – reception

 Mrs Earle was born on the 13th of March 1982 in South Africa. She joined Stebbing Primary School on the 1st of September 2020 and she discovered that her favourite subject is Maths. Mrs Earle teaches reception and loves her job. Before she came to Stebbing she travelled around South Africa in a Theatre Company, singing and dancing. Due to this amazing experience she now runs a dance club at Stebbing for children to attend. She then worked at a day nursery as a SENDCO and after that she became a forest school leader at a day nursery.

She spends her time exercising with her family and watching her favourite tv-show ‘The repair shop’. Her favourite movie is ‘A good year’, she loves the colour blue and her favourite season is Autumn because of its colours and treasures. We all believe she has so much potential and is a great addition to our lovely staff members of Stebbing Primary School. 


Miss Summers

(currently on maternity leave)

Miss Summers is our reception teacher at Stebbing Primary School. She joined in 2016 and her favourite subject to teach is phonics. Her responsibilities include: phonics, geography, design and technology and running the school council. 

Miss Summers has faced many challenges in her lifetime so far such as: studying early years at university and writing her dissertation, completing her Montessori qualification and becoming a teacher!

Miss Summers loves Disney! She has been to Disneyland Paris and Disneyworld Florida with her family, she also watches tons of Disney films. Miss Summers loves exploring. Miss Summers supports West Ham football team and loves going to the matches with her dad at the London Stadium. Miss Summers also enjoys swimming and loves exercising. 

She has two sisters Emily (her younger sister) and Nancy (her older sister). Miss Summers loves going to Nandos with Nancy and she loves to eat ketchup on every meal!


Mrs Lonnen-Smith

Robins – year 1

Mrs Lonnen-Smith joined Stebbing Primary school in 2016 and has been teaching for 7 years. At Stebbing primary school she is responsible for phonics and art and these are her favourite subjects as well. Her favourite Disney movie is Alice in Wonderland which is why her rabbit is called White Rabbit. Mrs Lonnen-Smith doesn’t have a favourite colour because she likes seeing rainbows because of the colour combinations.  Mrs Lonnen-Smith really likes F1 and tennis.

She has two pets, a very cuddly pet rabbit who is called the White Rabbit and a kitten. Her  favourite season is spring.  Finally, her favourite part about teaching is the relationships that you build up with the children you’re working with, getting to know them and their uniqueness then using that to help them develop and see how much they progress academically but also in their confidence and as lovely young people. We think Mrs Lonnen-Smith is an amazing teacher and encourages you to do your very best in your work.


Miss Fifield

Kingfishers – year 2

Mrs fifield was born on the 27th of February 1995. She is 28 years old, lives with her husband and her lovely dog and really enjoys camping outdoors. Mrs Fifield’s favourite sport is tennis and it is also one of her greatest strengths as she is very good at it. Mrs Fifield’s most liked  disney princess is Merida and she has a very strong liking of the football team, Arsenal as it is the best team to her. Mrs Fifield teaches Kingfishers class in year 2 and she is a kind and caring teacher who is lovely to be near.

We think the lovely Miss Fifield is a great addition to our friendly Stebbing family .


Mrs Sando

Woodpeckers – year 3

Mrs Sando, who was born in January 1988, teaches woodpeckers class. She has worked at Stebbing since 2018 and before teaching she had a role as an interior architect. Her personal achievements are: graduating university, becoming a teacher and working abroad. Mrs Sando’s hobbies include swimming, running, going to the gym and reading along with supporting her 2 children’s sporting interests. Her favourite sport is swimming and she supports the football club Spurs [Tottenham Hotspur]. Mrs Sando, who is extremely kind and caring, is very sporty and has 4 years of teaching experience.


Mrs Watkins

Kestrels – year 4

Mrs Watkins was born in London in 1979. Mrs Watkins joined Stebbing Primary School in 2023 and teaches year 4 and she has 7 years of teaching experience. Before she joined Stebbing she was a building surveyor. Mrs Watkins loves teaching all years but mostly likes to teach year 4 or 5 because she loves how fun the curriculum is. She also loves finding new vegetarian recipes because she doesn’t eat meat. She loves foraging for wild food like mushrooms or chestnuts. Her personal achievement is going on the show called Countdown in 2022 and she was lucky enough to win three times and get a score of 100!

She has two cute cats called Shadow and Bramble and loves to read the Harry Potter books. She also used to fence for Essex but now she is mostly a spectator. Mrs Watkins also likes to watch football and supports Arsenal.


Mrs Clark

Ospreys – year 5 

Mrs Clark is a very inspiring, positive and thoughtful teacher and has been working at Stebbing Primary in year 1, 2 and 4. She has been at the school since 2015. Mrs Clark’s favourite subject to teach is English because she likes a variety of children’s story books.

Mrs Clark’s favourite thing to do is run long distances; one of her biggest achievements is running the Stebbing 10 (which is a ten mile run in Stebbing) and she has also run the London Marathon. She also likes HIIT training. Her favourite food is chocolate and she also loves going on fun days out with Ella.

As well as Ella and Ollie (Mrs Clark’s children), she also lives with Jim (her fhusband). Mrs Clark loves to share her knowledge with other pupils. Overall, Mrs Clark is a lovely teacher and a great role model for all children in our school.


Mrs Hammond

(currently on maternity leave)

Mrs Hammond is our year 4 teacher in Kestrels. Mrs Hammond has been at Stebbing Primary School since september 2019 and is head of Science with Miss Langley, but her favourite subject to teach is maths.

In her spare time, Mrs Hammond enjoys going to tap dancing, zumba, street dance and spending time with her 2 children. The biggest challenge that Mrs Hammond has faced was changing schools after being a maths subject leader.

Mrs Hammond’s interests are baking and interior design; she has a lovely fashion sense as she loves to wear snazzy hairbands and wears glasses. Mrs Hammond loves Italian food, so when pizza is on the menu at school – you know what she is going to have.

Mrs Hammond is really kind, clever and friendly and is a great teacher. She is a great addition to our Stebbing family.


Mrs Smith

(Currently on maternity leave)

Mrs Smith, who was born on the 8th of December 1992, was a TA at Stebbing Primary before she became a teacher and before becoming a TA Mrs Smith worked in a cinema. Her favourite colour is green and she really loves the Spring. 

Mrs Smith has a couple of favourite hobbies which are watercolour painting and drawing. Mrs Smith’s most loved Disney movie is Frozen because her wonderful daughter makes a marvellous Elsa. Her preferred foods to eat are: Thai, the chocolate bar Kinder Bueno; lasagne and juicy mango. 

I have experienced Mrs Smith in year 5 and I loved the way she taught. She helped with everything and talked really softly and loves History.  

Her most liked book is ‘ The Half Blood Prince’ and really likes the character Ron Weasley in Harry Potter. She has on cat called Bella and if she could have a superpower it would be to have 8 arms so that she could get as much done as possible in a short space of time. Mrs Smith has been teaching for 8 years and REALLY, REALLY loves  her job!!


Mrs Clayden

Assistant Headteacher – Ospreys – year 5

Mrs Clayden is an Assistant Headteacher and teaches Ospreys – year 5. She has been teaching since 2009. Mrs. Clayden is also head of Maths, French and E-Safety and her favourite subjects are maths and geography. She has recently gained her Senior Mental Health Lead qualification and is passionate about making a difference to children’s life and supporting them to lead an emotionally rich life and ensuring that wellbeing is at the heart of everything she does. 

Mrs. Clayden loves being active and enjoys going for walks, bike rides and paddleboarding. She also likes gardening and always has a bit of a project on the go! She enjoys reading and loves to travel. Mrs Clayden’s favourite things to watch are gripping thriller Netflix series’ and nobody loves organising more than her!

Mrs. Clayden lives in Stebbing with her husband, Kris, and her two children Kody and Isabelle who both attend our school. She loves spending time with her family, playing games and socialising with friends and family particularly over a roast dinner or BBQ! The highlight of Mrs Clayden’s weekend is going to watch Kody play football for Dunmow United. The hardest challenge she has ever faced was running the Stebbing ten… TWICE! The first time she completed it she hadn’t been running very long and the second time she was injured and to this day she still doesn’t know how she crossed the finish line!

In conclusion, Mrs. Clayden is one of the best teachers you could ask for as she is kind, funny, caring, smart and we couldn’t ask for anything better.


Mr Le Masurier

Assistant Headteacher – Owls – year 6

Mr Le Masurier is a fun, kind, responsible and overall a very good addition to Stebbing Primary school. Mr Le Masurier used to teach earlier years but now he teaches year 6. He was a TA in Owls class in 2012 and started as a trainee teacher in Kestrels in 2013. In 2014, Mr Le Masurier became a fully qualified teacher in Woodpeckers class teaching year 3 & 4. A couple of years later, Mr Le Masurier became a teacher in Owls class and has stayed there ever since.

Mr Le Masurier has lots of responsibilities such as being an Assistant Headteacher. The subjects that he is responsible for are: English, PE and he is also our  educational visits coordinator as well as being an amazing, inspirational sports and PE teacher! Mr Le Masurier loves to wear his snazzy socks and loves to wear his comfortable PE clothes! Mr Le Masurier’s favourite subjects to teach are PE and science. He loves to do experiments and share fun PE sessions with everyone. He loves everything active: going for bike rides, running, swimming in lakes, long weekend walks with Woody and of course playing lots of sports!

When he is not working or playing sports, you will find him spending time with his daughter Nellie and gardening as he loves to look after his lovely garden! Mr Le Masurier’s favourite holiday destinations are: Canada for skiing & Snowboarding, Sri Lanka and South Africa. Mr Le Masurier’s favourite colours are blue and yellow (which are actually our school colours!)

Mr Le Masurier has 3 pets, a dog, and 2 cats. His dog is called Woody, you will see him quite often as he’s our school dog! His 2 cats are called Milo and Coco who are adorable!  One of Mr Le Masurier’s achievements is completing the 10 mile run in Stebbing five years in a row, soon to be six. Once in school uniform, once in school PE kit and once in an inflatable unicorn costume and this year as Snow White with his seven dwarfs!  Overall, Mr L is a fantastic, fun and sporty teacher that will make you smile everyday. 


Mrs Bucknell

Owls – year 6

After completing a degree in Theatre Arts, Education and Deaf studies, Mrs Bucknell qualified as a teacher in 2004. She taught secondary children Drama, English and Expressive Arts as well as Dance and Drama at a Theatre for ages 7-18.
She has a passion in particular for the Arts, Special Educational Needs and the need for alternative opportunities for children. Mrs Bucknell has 4 children at home who she loves to spend time with baking, crafting, playing music or being outdoors! They have 3 dogs, 3 goats and an evil cat who likes to steal food, eat goggles and open cupboards.

Having studied sign language and the Arts, and having far too many hobbies, Mrs Bucknell likes to get involved in school life and is always working on new creative projects! Her hobbies include pottery, violin, piano, dance, yoga and lots of Art. Never is there a moment for sitting and doing nothing, but if she sits still and stays awake for a whole film she loves her family Friday night movie nights!


Mrs Lewis


Mrs Lewis is our Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) and PSHE subject leader. She is passionate about inclusion and believes that all children have special talents that make them unique and that all differences should be celebrated. Mrs Lewis’ aim as our SENCo is for all pupils to achieve their best, whatever their starting point. 

Mrs Lewis has a husband, and a son called Ben. She loves spending time with her family; they go to parks, farms, the cinema and they love to go for walks in the woods near their house. In her spare time Mrs Lewis enjoys doing yoga and going swimming. She also loves to cook, either on her own or with Ben who is a budding chef!

Mrs Lewis is excited to be part of the Stebbing family.


Mr Bosch

Music teacher

Mr Bosch is a fantastic music teacher. He always plays his instruments perfectly and shows his many talents. He is really inspirational, he teaches every year group in Stebbing Primary on different days and different times. Mr Bosch has been teaching music in Stebbing Primary for over 11 years and is still going! Mr Bosch is really funny and tells lots of jokes to make the children laugh, he lets us show off on instruments we know how to play. He teaches the children very well with listening and understanding music. The children work very well in class groups to impress Mr Bosch. He can teach children if they do not understand how to play the instruments properly. He works in other schools other than Stebbing Primary, which boosts his confidence in teaching music. He is also in a band which makes makes him an official musician. Mr Bosch likes canoeing as well as teaching children how to play music.

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