At Rugby Free Primary School our vision is to have a ratio of one qualified teacher for every 20 pupils. This will help us achieve our overriding aim which is to deliver the very best quality of education to all of the children in our care.
Our staff team will grow each year as the number of children increases. Our current staff are:
Miss Susan Milewski – Headteacher
Miss Milewski is excited to be leading the school team as Headteacher at Rugby Free Primary School. Prior to this exciting new challenge, she enjoyed nine years as Deputy Headteacher at a primary school in Coventry and was involved in raising standards from Ofsted rating ‘Good’ to ‘Outstanding’. Miss Milewski has significant experience from Foundation to Year 6 across many different subject areas at four primary schools, and her teaching has been noted by Ofsted on several occasions as an ‘example of outstanding practice.’ She holds the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) and has a 1st Class Honours degree.
In her spare time, Miss Milewski enjoys travelling, seeing different cultures and learning how people live in different parts of the world. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and she loves watching musicals at the theatre.
Miss Milewski is thoroughly enjoying being the first headteacher of Rugby Free Primary School describing the first years in the school’s history as the most challenging but most privileged in her teaching career yet. She feels very lucky to have been given this opportunity and is immensely proud to be part of the RFPS School community and of the many achievements of the little ones in her care.
Miss Rebecca Butters – Deputy Headteacher
Miss Butters is enjoying her role as Deputy Headteacher at Rugby Free Primary School. Miss Butters has responsibility for inclusion, including children with special education needs and disabilities (SEND), gifted and talented (G&T) children, children who speak English as an additional language (EAL) and pupil premium children. She also leads on Assessment.
Prior to her appointment at RFPS, Miss Butters taught across the primary age range in three different schools, was responsible for inclusion in two schools and achieved the National Award for SEN Coordination. She is committed to ensuring all children have a broad, balanced and enriched education and particularly enjoys working with parents, teachers and all members of the local community to help all children realise their potential. Miss Butters has experience providing support for children who speak English as an additional language and challenge for gifted and talented children.
In her spare time, she enjoys photography and especially enjoys capturing the sunrise and landscape photography. She also enjoys ceramics and pottery and loves nothing more than creating something out of nothing.
Miss Butters is thoroughly enjoying her post at Rugby Free Primary School and particularly enjoying working with small groups of children to ensure their full potential is realised.
Miss Natasha Samra – Assistant Headteacher / Mathematics Lead/ Year Two Teacher
Miss Samra is our Phase Leader plus she is responsible for our Gorgeous Giraffes class. Miss Samra is also our Mathematics leader.
Miss Samra is extremely passionate about teaching and is skilled at finding creative ways to ensure that children reach their full potential. She has completed the Outstanding teacher programme which has given her a valuable insight into the different ways that children learn.
Prior to joining RFPS, Miss Samra was responsible for a Key Stage One class in an outstanding school in Coventry, she was P.E. co-ordinator and she particularly enjoyed being responsible for gifted and talented provision across the school and enjoyed helping other staff to find different ways of challenging more able children in the classroom.
In her spare time she enjoys playing sports, particularly netball, which she plays competitively for her local team.
Miss Amy Pohl – EYFS Leader/ Computing Lead and Reception Teacher
Miss Pohl jointly leads our EYFS alongside teaching in Reception. She is responsible for our Marvellous Monkeys class. Miss Pohl is also our leader of learning for Computing across the school.
Prior to joining RFPS, Miss Pohl completed her four-year BA (Hons) Primary Education degree with Qualified Teacher Status at The University of Winchester. As part of her degree, Miss Pohl undertook ICT and Multimedia as her subject specialism and is now enjoying utilising her extensive ICT skills at Rugby Free Primary School. Her teaching has been graded outstanding on various occasions by different external partners.
In her spare time, Miss Pohl enjoys dance, arts and crafts. She is enjoying incorporating these along with her computing skills into the school’s programme of extra-curricular activities.
Miss Amy Tyler – EYFS Leader/ Science Lead and Reception Teacher
Prior to joining RFPS, Miss Tyler did her Qualified Teacher Status at Newman University. She has a particular interest in developing children’s learning through the outdoor environment and has especially enjoyed leading our Eco Team this year. Miss Tyler has an interest in Forest Schools and is looking at moving towards creating a forest school at RFPS next year.
Miss Tyler has had seven years experience working in the Early Years. She previously managed a successful Nursery where she promoted the development of all the children in her care and tailored their learning.
In her spare time she enjoys going to the gym. Miss Tyler also enjoys spending time with friends, family and the dog and travelling the country exploring new and exciting places.
Miss Emily Hearle – SMSC Lead and Year Two Teacher
Prior to joining RFPS, Miss Hearle worked for several years as a Key Stage One and Lower Key Stage Two teacher. She has a degree in Music and studied a Modern Foreign Languages specialism as part of her teacher training.
Most recently, she has been teaching in an Outstanding international school in Valencia, Spain, where she has enjoyed improving her language skills and working with children with English as an additional language. She is however, very excited to have returned home to England to join the team at RFPS.
In her spare time, Miss Hearle enjoys listening to and playing music and she likes to go to see theatre performances, especially musicals. Miss Hearle loves to read, travel to new places and also enjoys crafts, such as sewing and crocheting.
Miss Charlotte Wilson – Anti Bullying Lead and Year Two Teacher
Prior to joining RFPS, Miss Wilson attended the University of Northampton where she completed her three year BA (Hons) in Primary Teaching. Whilst she was studying she specialised in English, which was the start of her passion for children’s literature and drama.
Anti Bullying is a strong interest of Miss Wilson’s and she is excited about leading our new school friendship ambassadors who will promote good friendships, ensure everybody understands the effect of being unkind to others and further promote our zero bullying policy.
In her spare time, Miss Wilson enjoys running and various other sports such as rounders and netball. Miss Wilson also enjoys travelling to new and exciting places.
Miss Sophie Ng – P.E. Lead and Year One Teacher
Previous to joining RFPS Miss Ng taught across both Key Stage One and Two in a school in Northamptonshire for four years. Throughout her time there she had the responsibility of leading History which she thoroughly enjoyed.Miss Ng attended Kingston University of London to complete her three year BA (Hons) in Primary Teaching. Whilst studying at the university she specialised in English which is where she gets her passion for using creative ideas to promote writing.
P.E. has always been a great interest for Miss Ng, she is enjoying leading this subject at RFPS including Healthy Living. Miss Ng is particularly enjoying working with GAME-ON at RFPS to ensure that high quality sports and enrichment activities are provided both within school and as part of our enrichment provision. Miss Ng is also responsible for ensuring our sport premium funding is spent effectively.
In her spare time, she enjoys being active by playing netball and various other sports. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Miss Katy Preston – Humanities Lead and Year One Teacher
Miss Preston attended the University of Leicester to complete her three year BA (Hons) in History. Whilst studying she took part in a ‘right to read’ programme where she visited schools in Leicester to provide more opportunities for children to read. After this, Miss Preston attended Newman University in Birmingham to complete a PGCE.
Previous to joining RFPS she has taught in Year One for two years in Milton Keynes and Year Three prior to this in Birmingham. She led History and Geography also in her previous role which allowed her to share her love of these areas with other teachers and children. Miss Preston is enjoying continuing this at RFPS, along with leading our topic curriculum which incorporates other foundation subjects alongside History and Geography.
In her spare time, she enjoys baking and running. She has taken part in the ‘race for life’ multiple times and has ran the Birmingham Half Marathon. Miss Preston is enjoying doing our baking club RFPS and not only sharing her passion for baking but also looking at the history of baking and learning new recipes and ideas. Miss Preston also enjoys spending time with her family and friends which often takes her all over the country!
Miss Kathyrn Parker – Languages Lead and Reception Teacher
Miss Parker completed her PGCE at St Mary’s University in London after gaining an undergraduate degree in Sociology.
Previous to joining RFPS, Miss Parker taught for two years in a school in Birmingham where she was a specialist Maths teacher and led speaking and listening. She is very much enjoying being our languages lead at RFPS and combining her knowledge of speaking and listening with a love for languages. Miss Parker enjoyed organising European Languages Day and continuing to promote languages throughout the curriculum.
In her spare time, Miss Parker enjoys open water swimming and is training for a half marathon. She also loves going to London to see friends and family and enjoys going to the theatre.
Mrs Bavita Sareen – English Lead and Year One Teacher
Prior to working at RFPS, Mrs Sareen has taught in both Nottinghamshire and most recently prior to RFPS, in Warwickshire as a Maths leader. While she loves maths and working with numbers, she has a real passion for books and English and so is enthused by her new role at RFPS as English leader and is enjoying planning various exciting inititaive to further promote reading and writing.
In her spare time, Mrs Sareen enjoys cooking, holidays, walking and gardening.
Mrs Christina Pratt – Teaching and Learning Assistant
Mrs Pratt works with small groups of children, individual children and supports the class teachers in moving learning forward. She is passionate about helping children to reach their full potential and especially enjoys helping children with particular learning needs to further their development.
Mrs Pratt also enjoys working with parents and helping them to support their children’s learning and behaviour development at home.
In her spare time, Mrs Pratt enjoys spending time with her children and she has a real love for baking. Mrs Pratt makes the best chocolate brownies ever!
Mrs Jenny Spears – Teaching and Learning Assistant
Mrs Spears works with small groups of children, individual children and supports the class teachers in moving learning forward. She is passionate about Early Years and is currently completing and Early Years degree to further develop her knowledge. She especially enjoys moving children forward through free flow activities and developing their learning through play.
In her spare time, Mrs Spears enjoys volunteering for a charity called ‘The Friendship Project’. This gives her the opportunity of meeting with a child who is disadvantaged by their family circumstances and spending quality 1:1 time with them doing fun activities such as swimming, library or cinema visits. Mrs Spears also likes to take long walks along the canal or in a wood, she loves reading, bakes a superb muffin and particular enjoys watching her two footballing and rugby playing sons.
Miss Leah Brown – Teaching and Learning Assistant
Miss Brown works with small groups of children, individual children and supports the class teachers in moving learning forward. Miss Brown is very ambitious and would like to become a teacher one day. Miss Brown particularly enjoys developing children’s learning through play and encouraging children to think independently.
In her spare time, Miss Brown enjoys spending time with her family and friends and she enjoys drawing and art. She also occasionally enjoys horse riding.
Mrs Genevieve Jordan – Teaching and Learning Assistant
Mrs Jordan works with small groups of children, individual children and supports the class teachers in moving learning forward. She is passionate about learning, particularly using creative art as a medium as this is her passion.
In her spare time, Miss Jordan likes to spend time with family and friends and to be outdoors in the countryside. She has recently competed a floristry course from which she has dabbled in producing wedding flowers for family and friends. This has become my new hobby as it’s a subject with continuous learning with beautiful outcomes. Miss Jordan also enjoys photography.
Mrs Lucy Wills – Teaching and Learning Assistant
Mrs Wills works with small groups of children, individual children and supports the class teachers in moving learning forward. She thoroughly enjoys helping our children and seeing them overcome barriers to their learning and identifying next steps. She enjoys helping children who have particular learning needs to fulfill their potential.
In her spare time, Mrs Wills enjoys spending time with her family and particularly enjoys seeing big movie blockbuster films, especially the Marvel Universe and using these as inspiration to create her own art and craft work. She is a creative person who enjoys lots of arts and crafts but she especially enjoys cross stitching.
Mrs Shelley McCubbin – Teaching and Learning Assistant
Mrs McCubbin works with small groups of children, individual children and supports the class teachers in moving learning forward. She thoroughly enjoys helping our children and helping them to develop in a kind and caring way. She enjoys identifying their next steps and helping children achieve their targets.
In her spare time, Mrs McCubbin enjoys running and often takes part in organised runs and charity events. She recently completed the couch to 5k app and now runs regularly. Mrs McCubbin is also a creative person and over the last year she enjoys sewing, making patchwork quilts and baby items. She also enjoys cooking and baking, especially with her children.
Miss Emma Barnes – Teaching and Learning Assistant
Miss Barnes works with small groups of children, individual children and supports the class teachers in moving learning forward. She particularly enjoys working with children with special educational needs and helping them access the curriculum and overcome any barriers to learning they have.
In her spare time, Miss Barnes enjoys spending time with her little girl, particularly taking her on days out and they particularly enjoy sharing picnics together. Miss Barnes also enjoys spending time with friends and particularly enjoys seeing new films at the cinema.
Miss Harriet Smith – Teaching and Learning Assistant
Miss Smith is an apprentice teaching assistant so she is learning at the moment however she is very ambitious and determined to become a brilliant classroom practitioner. Miss Smith is excited about completing her apprenticeship and learning new skills as part of our school team. She will work with small groups of children, individual children and support the class teachers in moving learning forward. She will develop our children’s learning through play in Reception by facilitating their learning according to their interests in our free flow areas.
In her spare time, Miss Smith has an interest in theatre and performing. From a young age she has danced, particularly enjoying performing ballet, street and tap. This is where she developed a passion for makeup artistry which is something she continues to enjoy in her spare time now, particularly stage make up.
Mrs Suzanna Phillimore – Finance and Admin Manager
Mrs Phillimore is an experience Finance and Admin Manager, most recently working in a local Warwickshire school in Nuneaton. Mrs Phillimore has a wealth of experience within both Finance and Admin. Mrs Phillimore will manage all our school finances and also oversee Health and Safety within school.
In her spare time, Mrs Phillimore enjoys reading a range of modern and contemporary books. She also enjoys live music events and musicals. Mrs Phillimore has two sons and is an active supportor of their football activities, including actively working with the teams they play for to raise funds to puchase new equipment and help subsidise tour costs.
Miss Shannon Lundy – Admin Assistant
Miss Lundy will answer the telephone if you call and deal with any enquiries which you might have. She will also book the school lunches for your child, book before and after school enrichment activities and collect any money which you need to pay school.
In her spare time, Miss Lundy enjoys travel and it is her ambition to travel far and wide. She has a particular interest in Scandinavian countries due to their interesting physical and human Geography. This has led her to begin studying the Norwegian language. Miss Lundy also enjoys playing rugby and has played for both the University of Derby’s team and the Derby Vipers team; she thoroughly enjoyed winning the 2016-2017 league. She also enjoys playing the Ukulele.
We are also privileged to have the following partnership staff working as part of our school team:
Mr Brandon Sheehan – Game On
Mr James Connolly – Game On
Miss Chelsea Smith- Game On.
Miss Nicole Hill – Game On.
Mrs Louise Hendersen – Warwickshire County Caterers
Mrs Jasmine Craddock – Warwickshire County Caterers
Mrs Rita Cowderoy – Warwickshire County Caterers
Mr Andy Watson – Caretaker Contract
Mrs Stacee Leadbetter – Cleaning Contract
Mrs Joanna Kowalczuk – Cleaning Contract