Sarah Godly, B.A., Q.T.S.
Head of Early Years and Reception Class Teacher (Tigers class)
Sarah has been at Homefield for the past 12 years teaching in the Early Years Department, working in both Reception and Nursery. In 2016 she took over leadership of the Deparment and has ambitious plans for its future. Teaching Homefield boys in their formative years is a huge privilege for Sarah and her team, helping to shape our very youngest boys in to curious, resilient and lifelong learners. Sarah loves building relationships with our families and watching the boys grow in confidence: "Seeing the progress they make at the end of every year gives me such a huge sense of pride".
Zoe Beenham, B.A. (Hons), P.G.C.E.
Reception Class Teacher (Monkeys class)
Zoe has ten years of experience working in Reception and is enjoying being part of our Early Years team while she covers maternity leave for Mrs Fletcher. Working with this age group is particularly rewarding for Zoe as she loves to watch the boys flourish. She loves offering a wide range of experiences to excite the boys about learning and enjoys seeing their faces light up when they 'get' something new.
Jade Bruton, B.A. Early Years Education, Q.T.S.
Nursery Class Teacher (Elephants and Bears Class)
Jade has worked within the Early Years education sector for the past 8 years, firstly gaining an apprenticeship in a local OFSTED 'outstanding' day nursery and then progressing through her qualifications to reach the status of an Early Years Teacher. Jade has enjoyed being a part of many children’s lives and helping them to reach their early milestones. As a firm believer that children learn new and exciting things through play and having lots of fun, Jade enjoys getting messy and creative with the boys. They can even be seen doing Zumba some days!
Olwyn Evans, N.N.E.B.
Reception Class Teaching Assistant (Tigers class)
Olwyn has 23 years of experience working within the Early Years sector, 19 of these years have been here at Homefield. As a long standing member of the Early Years team, Olwyn has been part of the lives of many of our boys as they have passed through the school and is very proud to have seen so many go on to achieve such exciting things. She is a great believer that children never forget how school made them feel from their very early years and she wants to nuture our boys, build their confidence and instil in them a belief that they can all achieve their very best.
Jo O’Sullivan, B.A. (Hons), NVQ Level 2, HLTA Level 4 Certificate
Reception Class Teaching Assistant (Monkeys class)
Jo has 11 years of experience as a Teaching Assistant, joining Homefield in September 2016. In her previous setting Jo undertook ELKLAN Speech and Language training and supported children with Special Educational Needs across the primary years. Jo particularly enjoys watching our young boys learn and grow and feels it is a privilege to be part of their formative years.
Sarah Hutchings, B.A. (Hons) Ed., Diploma Childcare and Education
Nursery Teaching Assistant (Elephants and Bears class)
Sarah has worked in education and childcare for 17 years. She has had many various roles and has previously worked as a nanny, nursery nurse, teaching assistant and a special needs assistant in a mainstream school. Sarah joined Homefield from the Children's Trust in Tadworth where she was working as a support assistant. Sarah particularly enjoys baking and cooking with the boys and helping them to role play in the Nursery.
Maria Petitti, B.A. (Hons) Early Childhood Studies, NVQ Level 3 Childcare
Early Years Practitioner
Maria has 17 years of experience in the Early Years sector, 12 of those have been here at Homefield. Before Maria joined us she managed a local pre-school where she gained her in depth knowledge of the EYFS. Maria loves teaching in Early Years because it gives her the opportunity to instil a love of learning from the very beginning of each boy's education, giving them the happiest early experiences of school.