Meet The Teaching Team

Mrs Lench

I became a teacher as a new career when my own children were primary age and initially trained and worked in the South London area.  Following a family move to Shropshire, I arrived in Newtown in 2008 for a maternity cover and was lucky enough to be offered a permanent contract the following year.

Within my career, I have taught across Key Stage 1 and 2 but have spent the years in Newtown with the younger end of the school – Years 1, 2 and 3.  Memories of some of the great things staff, pupils and community have experienced together both within the classroom and as part of the wider curriculum such as residentials and school performances remind me of what a unique place Newtown is to learn and grow in partnership with our local community.

Outside school I have two grown up children and two small dogs which keep me very busy.  I love to travel, read and visit live performances such as theatre and stand up comedy. 


Mrs Coburn

I have been a teaching assistant for the past 12 years, working initially at Ellesmere Primary and then at Newtown for the past 6 years.  I love working with children, helping them to develop as individuals and reach their full potential.   I particularly love anything musical as I have a degree in Music and this is a passion that underpins my working life.

Away from school, I enjoy spending time with my family, am an enthusiastic and long term member of a local choir and am a member of a ladies softball cricket team. 


Mrs Braithwaite


Miss Brown




'Let your light shine' encapsulates the school's commitment to provide an enriching education which is deep and broad.




Church of England Primary School



School Office

Mrs R. Hanbury | Mrs J.Hordern

01939 233353

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Special Educational Needs Coordinator

Mrs Lench

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Executive Headteacher

Mr Ben Crompton

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Our Federation

‘Our school is forward-thinking and outward-looking. We will continuously improve and evolve together, in order to inspire pupils who leave our school feeling excited and ready for the future.’