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Mrs Prue Rayner
Director of Primary Education
As Director of Primary Education, Mrs Rayner has overall responsibility for...
As Director of Primary Education, Mrs Rayner has overall responsibility for all 9 primary schools within Anglian Learning. During her career, she has developed experience of both secondary education and the provision of education for pupils who have special educational needs. Mrs Rayner has subsequently held a variety of positions leading school improvement across a variety of schools and circumstances and is also an Ofsted Inspector. Additionally, Mrs Rayner is supporting the LA with the development of SEND specialist provision.
Mrs Rayner was drawn to primary teaching because of her love of children’s zest for life, ability to learn, to be resilient and to make life joyful. As Director of Primary Education, Mrs Rayner applies her experience of working in schools to make a difference to children and young people’s lives, which is where she loves to be.
Mr Steve Bennett
Ms Karen Coulter
Early Years Lead
Miss Josie Blades
Mr Ryan Parker
Mrs Emma Thong
Nursery Practitioner & 1:1 Learning Mentor
Ms Shahana Khanom
Mr Mike Fish
Mr Fish has been in place as Headteacher from the beginning of April 2022 to...
Mr Fish has been in place as Headteacher from the beginning of April 2022 to oversee the final opening preparations.
Having always dreamt of building a school community from scratch, being appointed as the first Headteacher of Marleigh Primary Academy is a real privilege. Mr Fish was previously Headteacher of Over Primary School for nine years and taught in several other Cambridgeshire primaries before that. Having spent his childhood in Yorkshire, he studied at Homerton College, University of Cambridge; fell in love with the city (and a local girl!) and has lived in the area ever since. Mr Fish is currently in the second year of a Master’s degree in school leadership.
Mr Fish has always seen the value in implementing the innovative and creative use of technology to engage and motivate children, combining this with making the most of outdoor and real-life learning opportunities. He is passionate about ensuring all children, regardless of background, ability or educational needs, have the best possible learning experiences; preparing them with the character, knowledge and skills they will need to thrive both now and as adults within Cambridge’s STEM-based economy.
He is very much looking forward to meeting the children and families who will be the first to begin shaping Marleigh Primary Academy’s very special culture and character.
Mrs Liz Hedges
Miss Clare Draper
Miss Jessica McMahon
Early Years Teacher
Mrs Kay Butler
Senior Nursery Practitioner
Mrs Ruth Sweeney
1:1 Learning Mentor
Ms Erica Wong