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Leadership Team



Head Teacher

My Name is: Mrs Debbie Thomas

Description: I am the Head Teacher of Rendlesham Community Primary School.

I am now beginning my 13th year of teaching and my 5th year as the Head teacher at Rendlesham Primary. I took a late but conventional route in to teaching, beginning as a parent helper, then a 1:1 support assistant, a parent governor and a finally a SCITT student. My specialism has always been maths (despite a degree in Literary studies) and I still enjoy teaching maths to all age groups whenever the opportunity arises.  Out of school- time with my friends and family is paramount. I have two large chocolate Labradors that keep me fit, an old house that keeps me out of pocket and a passion for food and drink that keeps me going when the end of the week draws near.  I enjoy sewing and am proud to have finally made clothes that actually fit people properly after many years of practice although I fear a place on the Sewing Bee is still a very long way off.


Deputy Head teacher

My Name is: Miss Stephanie Hawes

Description: I am the Deputy Head Teacher of Rendlesham Community Primary School.

I graduated as a teacher from university in Southampton as part of the class of 2000, meaning I have been teaching for 17 years! Since then my roles have been varied and interesting and I wouldn’t have had it any other way. I have been subject

co-ordinator for SEN, PSHE, PE and RE; I have taught all the way through from Nursery to Year 6 and am currently enjoying a variety of tasks and challenges as the SENCo and Deputy Head (among many other things!). Out of school hours I appear to be just as busy- spending time with friends and family, painting and building sets for local theatre groups, making cards and crafts and reading whenever I get a bit of quiet time. My favourite place is the beach (in any weather) and I try to go there as much as I can. It may come as a bit of a shock to many but I am also a keen roller-skater and can often be seen at the rink over a weekend- if I'm not out buying shoes!


Senior leader

My Name is: Mrs Fiona Stocker

Description: I am a Senior leader of Rendlesham Community Primary School.



School Business Manager

My Name is: Mrs Sally Boulter

Description: I am the School Business Manager of Rendlesham Community Primary School.



Senior leader

My Name is: Mrs Hannah Woodruffe

Description: I am a Senior leader of Rendlesham Community Primary School.