School Staff

"The whole school community is caring." - Charlie

Alburgh with Denton Primary School have a team of talented, dedicated and enthusiastic staff. On this page, the staff introduce themselves.

Mrs Sonnex, Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Leader

 I joined this school in September 2010 as Oaks class teacher, SENCO and Literacy coordinator. I took over as Headteacher in September 2016 and feel privileged to be headteacher of this amazing school.


Mrs Byer, School Secretary/Finance Officer

 I am the school secretary and finance officer. I have been in this role for the past 9 years. The office is an extremely busy place but it is always open should you have any questions or queries.


Mr O'Sullivan, Resident Caretaker

I’m the Resident Caretaker/Cleaner at the school. I have been here for 11 years and my role is very varied from fixing the toilets to liaising with staff regarding school issues. I am also the Design & Technology Technician at the local High School, Archbishop Sancroft.

Mrs Varela, Acorns Class Teacher

I completed my PGCE through the UEA last July. I got my first teaching post in a maternity cover position as a reception class teacher at Kelsale CEVC Primary school. I really enjoy teaching and I am very excited about working at this lovely school as the Acorns class teacher

Mrs Varela is currently on Maternity leave.


Mrs Hicks, Acorns Teacher

I have been teaching for 11 years throughout KS1 and thoroughly enjoy my job. I started working at this wonderful school in September 2020, I really enjoy making the most of the outdoor space we have here and learning with the children outdoors.


Miss Hipperson, Seedlings Class Teacher

I am very excited to be working at Alburgh. Previous to teacher training I have worked in a range of schools as a TA and completed my Childhood studies degree. This alongside being a dance teacher has inspired me to become the best teacher I can be.


Mr Tozer, Saplings Class Teacher


Mrs Newton, Saplings Class Teacher

I have been teaching for over 20 years; two of these years were spent teaching at an international boarding school in the Swiss Alps.  I gained a Master of Arts in Education in 2001. I am currently a supply teacher and enjoy the variety this brings: I work in different schools with different year groups and meet lots of other teachers. I am happy to be job sharing here and getting to know everyone.

Mrs Goodhew, Oaks Class Teacher, Maths Subject Leader, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leader and SENCO

I went to Brunel University for my teaching degree and started my first post in Dagenham. I then spent many years teaching in Kent. Ten years ago I was lucky enough to find a position here. I love my job, although it keeps me very busy.

Miss Francis, Acorns Class Higher Level Teaching Assistant and Forest School Leader

I have worked at this school for 13 years. I studied at City College Norwich where I gained a BTEC National Diploma in Early Years before starting at this school aged 18, and have loved it ever since! I am also the Forest School Leader and love taking the children to learn new skills in the woodland. This school is lovely to work at, the children are all so polite and kind, and all take care of each other.

Mrs Wright, Saplings Class Higher Level Teaching Assistant and PE Coordinator

I have been working at this school for 15 years now, the last 9 as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant.  As PE co-ordinator for the school, I love teaching all the different types of sport and seeing the children progress over their time here.

Mrs Bentley, Oaks Class Teaching Assistant and School Council/Eco-Warriors Leader

I am a teaching assistant in Oaks class. I have been at this school for 10 years. I love this school because the children are fantastic and there is always lots going on. I really enjoy getting involved with the school council and the impressive projects they take on.

Mrs Sampson, Seedlings Learning Support Assistant and Eco-Warriors Leader

I have worked in a school setting for 16 years, mainly KS1. I have completed my level 4 in childrens care, learning and development. I am passionate about working with children who have barriers to learning.

Mrs Scott, Saplings Class Teaching Assistant

I feel very privileged to be a part of this wonderful school. I work in Seedlings class. I have just completed my degree and am working towards a Masters in Education.

Mrs Way, Senior Midday Supervisor

I have been a midday supervisor at Alburgh and Denton for nearly 6 years.


Miss Powell, Midday Supervisor 

My daughter started this school in 2017 since then I have become the chair of the PTA and have just started as an MSA at lunchtimes. I look forward to being part of the team and working at the school.


Will Copeman, Midday Supervisor

I am a midday supervisor. I attended Alburgh when I was younger and I have always loved the school. 


Mrs Mounser- Server

I started serving the school lunches here during the summer 2017. I enjoy being part of the lunch time team. 



Mrs Keeble - Breakfast Club and Midday Supervisor

 I am very happy to be part of the school team and enjoy helping to run the breakfast club.

Mrs Fearnley - Breakfast Club

I enjoy helping to run the breakfast club with Mrs Keeble.