Meet the Team













Paul Ives

Headteacher (DSL)

Sally Paynter

Office Manager

Suzanne Sharpe

Pupil and Family Support (DSL)

Michelle Shaw

Kitchen Manager

Christian Henderson

Year 5 Class Teacher

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Chris Payne

Deputy Headteacher

Maths Subject Leader

Matilda Mercer

Teaching Assistant


Safia Qurashi

Finance and HR Officer

 Sian Fisher

ECT Year 1 Class Teacher

 Evie Watts

ECT Year 4 Teacher


 Romina  Laura  Tia  106 AAF4E674B6


EYFS Leader

Reception Class Teacher

Romina Williams

Year 4 Class Teacher

English Subject Leader


Laura Martindale

Reception Class Teacher

 Tia Parsons

Teaching Assistant

 Julia Cairns

Pre-School Practitioner

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Megan Stringer

Pre-School Manager

Octavia Cavill

ECT Year 3 Teacher

Judith Williams

 Teaching Assistant

Ben Hammond

 PE Teacher


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Jade Folkes

Key Worker/Support Assistant

 Lorna Dell

ECT Year 3 Teacher

 Hannah McDonagh


Diane Harper

Teaching Assistant

 Tracey Hawking

Pre-school Practitioner


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Soraya Ahmed


Chloe Mawdsley


Alison Button

Administration and Data Assistant 

Jackie Crackel


 Tom Hawking

Pre-school Practitioner

 Linzie  Ann  15  487 E2579E9467  

Linzie Kelly

 Midday Supervisor


 Ann Payne 


Poppy Mullane

Year 2 Class Teacher

Lynn Brown

 Teaching Assistant


Year 6 Class Teacher

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Staff photos 

Talena Day

Year 4 Class Teacher

Eve Sharpe

ECT Year 2 Teacher

Lucy Stollery

Teaching Assistant

Katie Lovell

 Teaching Assistant

Kerry-Ann Bloom

EYFS Teaching Assistant

Monisha Badhan





Monisha Badhan

Midday Supervisor

 Shashi Jusurnauth

Midday Supervisor

Shahnaz Kousar

Midday Supervisor

 Raff Ripalunga

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Welcome to Great Ouse Primary Academy

Welcome and thank you for your interest in our school. Great Ouse Primary Academy is a school that thinks and dreams big for its pupils. Expectations are high for all who make up the Great Ouse Primary Academy community and these standards reflect the wonderful physical environment we have developed to enable children to flourish within and beyond the school walls. We are committed to developing learners who are resilient, learners who are focused and learners who are aspirational in their goals; learners well prepared to be successful citizens of the 21st century.

Great Ouse Primary Academy opened as a brand new primary academy in September 2017 and is a proud member of Sharnbrook Academy Federation (SAF). The school is a named feeder school for Lincroft Academy and Sharnbrook Academy. The school is a bright, modern and inspiring learning environment with up-to-date technology and vibrant teaching and learning spaces for our pupils and staff.

We believe that the school absolutely belongs to our community of children, staff, parents and carers. We urge you to actively support and be involved in the school. It is a wonderful opportunity for everyone to be part of something special.

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”
(Martin Luther King, Jr)

Paul Ives