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Helmingham Primary School & Nursery

School Staff

I am delighted to welcome you to Helmingham Primary School and Nursery. In 2019 we launched our Early Years Unit for Reception and Nursery age children. This has enabled us to provide a dedicated Early Years learning environment and build continuity throughout the school community.

Our school is recognised for it’s calm, supportive and nurturing atmosphere whilst offering a bespoke curriculum focussed on the needs of all our pupils. For us to be successful it is important that all members of the school work together and I look forward to meeting you at assemblies, fundraisers or one of our other exciting community events.

Miss Stephanie Hawes

Miss stephanie hawes, Academy head/DSL

Miss Hawes can be contacted by email at:

Mr Chris Hempenstall, Assistant Head/ADSL(from 01/09/2023)

Mr Hempenstall can be contacted by email (from 01/09/2023) at:









mrs Jo lawrence, special Educational Needs and disability Coordinator (SENDCO)

Special Education Needs Coordinator (SENDCO) for the Greenfields Partnership and Alternative Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Lawrence can be contacted by email at:

Mrs Helen Leeks, Class teacher


Mrs Leeks can be contacted by email at:


Mrs Annie Richardson, KS1 class teacher

Mrs Richardson can be contacted via email at:

Mrs stephanie cross, early years practitioner

Mrs Cross can be contacted by email at:

mrs mandy fayers, Higher level teaching assistant

Mrs Fayers can be contacted by email at:

mrs heather runacres, teaching assistant


Mrs Charlotte Hope, midday supervisor



Miss Chey Carroll, Teaching Asssistant


Mrs Sarah Robertson, Teaching Assistant 



miss emma smith, cleaner in Charge & head of kitchen (vertas)


Mr michael bone, area caretaker

The Consortium Trust support and actively promote Trade Union and Professional Body membership with our staff. We see effective and collaborative partnership working between the Trust Leadership and Management and recognised bodies as essential to the successful operation of our schools and establishments but does not currently have any paid Trade Union representatives within our Staff.

In Norfolk, teaching unions have set up a website that grades schools on how they treat their employees, Glebeland Primary, has been awarded the maximum 18points:

Consortium recognises all six of the Teaching Unions including the new National Education Union (NUT/ATL) along with Unison and the GMB.  The Trust and the recognised Trade Unions have agreed to set up a JCC (Joint Consultative Committee); please view the Terms of Reference below.