Our Staff

Welcome to our staff section.

We hope you will like the pictures the children have drawn of us and feel they are an accurate likeness!

Senior Leadership Team

Miss Shuttleworth, Headteacher, DSP

I always found that I worked well with children and enjoyed helping them to develop and experience the world around them. I feel that teaching found me, as I love to help people and make things better. One of the great things about being a Headteacher is being able to support so many people - all the children, staff and adults that are linked to the school. I like to work hard, do my best and make a difference.

In my spare time, when I get any! I like to walk my dogs especially near the river and I love football, my garden, music and dancing.

Mrs Franklin, Assistant Head Curriculum, DDSP

From a very early age, it was my ambition to become a teacher. My mother tells me that I often spent the long summer days teaching the local children in the street and when they were not available I would teach my teddies!

I achieved my ambition at the age of 22.

My teaching career started in London. Next, I moved to Hitchin and now I am teaching in Stevenage.

Every day, I am fortunate enough to have the opportunity to work with children who are keen to learn and to watch them flourish as they discover new learning.

My other interests are looking after my two grown up children and caring for my lively dog and cat. In addition I can often be found exploring London. I often visit the museums or spend an evening at the theatre.

Mrs Smith, Assistant Head, SEN, DDSP

I was born and went to school in Bishop’s Stortford. When I was 18 I moved to Scotland for University, where I studied for my degrees in St. Andrews and Edinburgh.

I always knew that I wanted a career where I could make a difference to people’s lives and whilst I was living in Scotland I decided that that career should be teaching. I think I have the best job in the world. It is a great privilege getting to spend my time with the fabulous children we have at Featherstone Wood and each day I am amazed by our children.

When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, travelling and scuba diving when I get the chance.

Mrs Handysides, Assistant Head Pastoral, DDSP


Miss Shurmer-Elliott, Early Years Lead, DDSP



Early Years

Miss Shurmer-Elliott, Early Years Lead, DDSP

Miss Stevens, Teacher

Mrs Hares, Early Years Practitioner

Mrs Flounders, Early Years Practitioner

Mrs Rose, Early Years Practitioner

Mrs Mago-Manyi, Early Years Practitioner

Year 1

Mrs Franklin, Teacher

Miss Norris, TA

Year 2

Mrs Bishop, Teacher

Mrs Jackson, TA and Breakfast Club

Year 3

Mrs Higgins, Teacher

Mrs Gage, Teacher (Friday)

Mrs Bonner, TA

Year 4

Mrs Burghelea, Teacher

Mrs Rawlings, TA

Year 5

Miss Walker, Teacher

Mrs Driver, TA and Breakfast Club

Year 6

Ms Miller, Teacher

Mrs Banks, Teacher

Mrs Quarterman, TA

Additional Teaching Support

Mrs Davies, Music Teacher

Miss Tisdall, Violin Teacher

Mr Robinson, Trumpet Teacher

Mr Sinclair, Premier Sports

Administration Team 

Mrs Hoare

Mrs Larner

Mrs Livermore

Site Manager


Midday Supervisory Assistants

Mrs Livermore

Mrs Pring

Mrs Cox

Mrs Smith

Mrs Flounders

Miss Norris

Mrs Rose

Mrs Akers

Catering Team

Mrs Reynolds, Head Cook

Mrs Brooks, Assistant Cook

Sarah, Assistant Cook




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