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Miss Garland - Headteacher

I’m thrilled to be the head teacher of Catsfield C of E Primary School. My teaching career now stretches over twenty five years and I have worked in many schools both as a teacher and a teaching and learning consultant for East Sussex and Lancashire. I’m passionate about all our pupils reaching their full potential as they start out on their journey to achieve their dreams. I know our school is a wonderful place to begin their learning with a very supportive community around us.

I love a good book, moto gp and spending time in my garden. If you’re really unlucky you might spot me trying to keep fit running through the village! 


Mrs Fernandes -Deputy Headteacher

Since qualifying as a teacher in 2003 I have worn a few different hats over the years! I have taught reception, year 1 and year 2 as well as being a SENCO.  Here at Catsfield I teach Panthers four days a week, I am also the Deputy head and SENCO

When I am not at school I enjoy reading, yoga, the occasional run and spending time with my own children. We love walking our dog along the seafront, in the woods or snuggling up on the sofa! 


Mrs Briley - Year 5/6

From the moment I started primary school I knew I wanted to be a teacher, at first a music teacher, then a ballet teacher and finally settled on being a primary teacher. I have now been teaching for 12 years and can honestly say I have loved every minute of it. Before starting at Catsfield I worked in London for 6 years.

When I’m not in school nothing gives me greater pleasure than spending time with my family and my excitable dog. I love going to the theatre (although I don’t get to go as often as I’d like) and recently I have begun to find my green fingers. 


Mrs Maynard - Year 5/6

This is my sixth year at Catsfield and I have loved every minute. During my time here I became a Mummy and I now share my teaching time; working in Lions on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Outside of school I enjoy spending my time with friends and family. I also enjoy keeping active and walking my dog. Recently, I have taken up running and have started to enter local events.

Cassie Kirk

Miss Kirk - Year 1/2

I am in my sixth year of teaching and can’t imagine doing anything else. Previously, I have taught reception, year 3 and year 4 in Surrey.  After joining the school in April, I am excited to be working at Catsfield as the year 1/2 teacher.

When I am not at school, I enjoy cooking, baking and reading. I also like going to the gym and socialising with family and friends. During the holidays, I enjoy visiting different countries and travelling.


Mrs Harwood - Early Years

I am incredibly excited to be starting my teaching journey at Catsfield primary this year. I trained as a classical singer during my time at university, which led me to become a private vocal tutor. Through this I found a love for teaching and can’t wait to have my own class.

I absolutely love to be outdoors walking my dog, going horse-riding or going to the beach (I love marine life, especially sharks). I have also recently began CrossFit training which is brilliant but can cause me to walk a bit like a stiff robot the next day.

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