Staff at Tregolls

  • Mrs Lara Jeffries


    This is my third Headship and I really do love being Headteacher at Tregolls! Being part of such a thriving community based school, with the well being and achievements of children at the heart of all we do is an absolute honor.
    I was bought up in Cornwall (far too many years ago) but moved away to Warwickshire 17 years ago - being home is magical! My husband has a web development company and both our children are all grown up and live in London and Paris. I have a delightful old cat called Willow, whom I love dearly!
    I was, and still am, a passionate teacher... I loved teaching and was pretty good at; within 6 years I became Acting Headteacher of the school I started working at as a Teaching Assistant (a job I have full admiration for and value hugely!) My second Headship was of a brand new school and involved setting it up from scratch...from finalising the build project, to recruiting the whole staff, creating a curriculum to teach and ordering everything a school needs, from toilet rolls to furniture, pens, paper, books etc etc etc. It was fantastic challenge.
    Now I am Headteacher of Tregolls; a school I was very quickly immensely proud to be part of. I am looking forward to the adventures we have together and the journey we take.

  • Mrs Amy Gibson

    Acting Deputy Headteacher

  • Mrs Clare Hutchison

    Safeguarding and Pastoral lead

  • Miss Rhiannon Whitehouse

    Yr 6 teacher KS2 / Maths Lead

    I have been teaching at Tregolls since qualifying from Plymouth University 5 years ago. After teaching in years 4, 5 and 6, I am now delighted to be leading the fabulous Key Stage 2 team. I support year 6 children with their transitions to secondary school and I specialise in Maths and Computing. I have been lucky enough to travel to Spain, Germany and Italy with Tregolls and I have loved to see the children’s independence grow as they explore a new country with their friends. Outside of school, I love to go on long walks with Hugo, my cheeky French Bulldog, go to the beach and spend time with my friends and family.

  • Ms Jenna Fisher

    Reception teacher EYFS lead

  • Mrs Becky Grace

    Yr 2 teacher / English Lead

  • Ms Claire Davis

    SEND lead

  • Miss Jodie Humphries

    Headteacher's PA and wonderwoman

  • Mrs Debbie Bullen

    Secretary and Finance Assistant

  • Ms Rachel Holden

    Nursery lead

    I grew up in Birmingham and taught in Liverpool and Manchester before settling in Cornwall in 2004 when I started work at Tregolls.

    For the last 13 years I’ve been the Nursery Teacher here which has been a very rewarding and thoroughly enjoyable experience. Our Nursery is an integral part of the school and the children are a joy to work with – always so keen to learn and full of fun !

    When I’m not at school I enjoy eating spicy food, watching films, listening to music, walking the coast paths and spending long (and hopefully sunny) days on the beach with my family and friends !

  • Ms Megan Trewartha

    Reception Teacher

  • Ms Emma Warner

    Yr 1 teacher

    I have been teaching in Cornwall since I qualified in 2009. I joined the wonderful Tregolls team in 2012 and have loved the teaching journey I have been on with the school. I have taught both year 1 and 2 in my time at Tregolls and love seeing how children's confidence grows as they learn and develop their independence. I am a speech and language specialist and support staff in providing the best possible support and interventions for children.
    Out of school I love to read, bake, grow vegetables and spend time with my husband and two young children.

  • Ms Lauren Evans

    Yr 1 teacher

    I joined the Tregolls team in 2018, just after completing my teacher training at Plymouth University. My teaching experience is within KS1, this year being in Year 1, which I thoroughly enjoy. At this age, the children have such curious and excitable minds which makes teaching the pleasurable and rewarding experience I had hoped it would be. I don’t go a day without the children putting a smile on my face!

    When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, especially when it involves eating (lots of) food or having cuddles with my gorgeous baby niece! I love exploring Cornwall and the beautiful beaches it has to offer.

  • Mr Stephen Anderson

    Yr 2/3 teacher

  • Ms Sarah Scott

    Yr 4 teacher

    I started my career working as the Education Officer for the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and quickly realised that teaching was where I wanted to be. Now, 29 years later, I have never regretted that move and have felt that my time at Tregolls (since 2011) has been the best teaching experience I have had – we are such a committed and supportive team and the children are so enthusiastic.

    Out of work, I love to sing in a choir, walk the coast path every weekend, bodyboard and travel with my partner in our vintage campervan.

  • Ms Heather Hatch

    Yr 4/5 teacher

    I have been a KS2 teacher at Tregolls since 2014. I love working with this great team of people every day. The pupils at our school are fantastic. I feel very fortunate to work at such an inspiring and caring school! My favourite subjects to teach are English, history, science and art- and I love to share these passions with my class.

  • Mrs Beth Hancock

    Yr 5 teacher

    After qualifying in 2012, I taught in London for two and a half years before I moved back to Cornwall in 2015. I'm Cornish through and through and love being home as my happy place is by the sea!
    I have taught across Key Stage 1 and 2, but have spent the last 5 years teaching years 5 and 6, which I love! I was delighted to join the Tregolls team in September 2019 and really enjoy supporting children in recognising what they're capable of. It's all about mindset!
    I have a particular interest in promoting well-being and positive mental health, and I also specialise in Maths and Languages.
    When I'm not teaching, my favourite things to do are: drink tea; swim in the sea; and go for long beach walks with my husband, Dan, and our cheeky Patterdale Terriers, Jax and Brae.

  • Ms Florence McDonald

    Music Teacher

    Florence MacDonald is an experienced primary school teacher and professional music teacher . She is very involved in Cornish culture and music and has represented Cornwall in music competitions in Ireland and France. Florence is passionate about developing a love of music in all children.

  • Ms Kerry Walton

    Performing Arts Teacher

  • Ms Lisa Butterly

    PE lead / teacher

  • Ms Hannah Parry

    Area Resource Base Lead

    Hannah has worked at Tregolls for two years now and is currently covering maternity in the ARB for Emma Bebb; she thoroughly enjoys being part of the ARB team and working with some of the most endearing and unique members of Tregolls School.

  • Ms Jayne Taylor

    Family Support and Safeguarding guru

  • Ms Paty Marques

    Teaching Assistant

    ' It takes a big heart to shape little minds,'
    ' A good Teaching Assistant helps to build strong and confident children everyday!'

  • Ms Michelle Cardy

    ARB Teaching Assistant

    Michelle has been a valued member of the Tregolls team for over ten years now; she has a passion for car boots and up cycling and uses her creative talents to inspire and bring wonder to the ARB.

  • Ms Cheryl Harvey

    ARB Teaching Assistant

    Cheryl is a well respected and valued member of the team with over fifteen years experience; she has a passion for animals and enjoys walking her dog Peggy.

  • Ms Sharon Hodgkin

    ARB Teaching Assistant

    Sharon has built up her confidence in the ARB since joining us in September and has become our newest valued member of the team. Sharon is enthusiastic, kind and hardworking and always up for a challenge.

  • Ms Amy Abbot

    ARB Teaching Assistant

    Amy moved down from Derby just over a year ago and has since become a valued member of the ARB team; the children love her enthusiasm, she funny, strong and loves exploring Cornwall with her family.

  • Ms Lydia Van Ham

    ARB Teaching Assistant

    Lydia came to us from Bosvigo School last year and has become a valued member of the ARB. She is resilient, creative and kind and loves spending time with her little dog Nellie.

  • Ms Terri Priestman

    Teaching Assistant

    I’ve worked with children and young people for 10 years now. I have been travelling and whilst away was a nanny. I joined Tregolls in October 2019.
    I Literally love my job... I’m known as the crazy TA who always has a smile on my face!
    Genuinely love my job and making all my children in my class and the school smile as much as I do!

  • Ms Soraya Jackson-Hicks

    EYFS Teaching Assistant

    Hi I’m Soraya. I absolutely love my job in the early years at Tregolls. My passion is to give all children the best start in life and encourage independence, and this is why I’m so proud to be part of the Tregolls team.

    I would describe myself as a kind, friendly, approachable staff member.

    When I’m not working you’ll find me with my husband, two boys and black Labrador Guinness. I enjoy a bit of muay tai boxing and also some calming yoga! This years personal challenge is to complete the ‘Kernow Killer’ a series of obstacles and lots of running in mud

  • Ms Fiona Fry


  • Ms Tanya Mitchell

    EYFS Teaching Assistant

    Hello everyone , I have worked in the EYFS since february 2019 and I thoroughly enjoy it . I have worked in childcare for 19 years but Tregolls is my first school setting , and couldn't see myself doing anything else .It makes me happy to see how the children grow and bloom on their own learning adventures .

    In my own personal time I like to go to a gym that is mainly crossfit , which challenges your mental strength to push yourself to your next limit . I also enjoy the cornish countryside and relish walking on the beach with my children and partner .

  • Kasia Tregunna

    EYFS Teaching Assistant

  • Ms Kathryn Allen

    EYFS Teaching Assistant

  • Ms Judith Grimes

    KS1 Teaching Assistant

  • Ms Jaqueline Badcock

    (SEND) Teaching Assistant

    My name is Jackie. I have worked at Tregolls for 36 years now probably lots of you know me. Tregolls is my home I love my role and the children I have had the pleasure of supporting, many of which are now sending their children too. Tregolls is a happy and inspiring place to be part of. Currently I support small groups of children with their learning. I am also the designated First Aider. The proudest moment of my time at Tregolls was when I had the honour of opening the new school it was a lovely moment for me. I will carry on working at Tregolls for as long as I can we have a fantastic team of teachers and support staff.

  • Ms Mandy Rich

    KS2 Teaching Assistant

    I have been part of the Tregolls team for over 20 years and have seen many changes during that time. I have always loved my job. Tregolls is a wonderful place to work, everyone supports each other and we are a very strong team. Children are all treated as individuals, and are encouraged to learn in a safe and exciting environment.

    My hobbies include walking the Cornish coast path, playing the piano (very badly)and helping my husband with his allotment. I also have three wonderful grandchildren who keep me busy.

  • Ms Michelle Chase

    KS2 Teaching Assistant

  • Ms Jena Power

    Teaching Assistant

  • Ms Lesley Cooper

    Teaching Assistant

  • Mrs Rachel Richards

    Teaching Assistant

    I have been a parent of Tregolls School since September 2015 and have loved the school ever since. I started working for Tregolls in September 2018 and I really enjoy working with the amazing team of staff and wonderful children.

    One of the favourite parts of my job is helping the children to achieve things they didn't think they could do. It's the best feeling seeing them being resilient, believing in themselves and realising that they can do it!

  • Ms Dawn Wilkes

    Teaching Assistant

  • Ms Helene Callaby

    KS2 Teaching Assistant

  • Ms Sarah Tiddy

    KS2 Teaching Assistant

  • Ms Mary Yucel

    Counsellor and Teaching Assistant

  • Ms Veronica Green

    Kitchen Manager and Chef

  • Mr Andy Long

    Site Supervisor