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Our Staff

Senior Leadership Team

Our Leadership Team work across the Federation and have key areas of responsibility linked to the school improvement plan.

Executive Headteacher - Oriana Dalton

First and foremost, I am a teacher and a learner.  I began my teaching career before Google (BG) and still have the same passion and enthusiasm for teaching and learning as I did then.

I am proud to lead the team at the Federation. 

I have had the privilege of being a school leader for the last 20 years and in several different authorities.  In my spare time, I am seconded to work with the Cambridgeshire School Improvement Team as a Primary Adviser. 

I am passionate about ensuring that children have access to high quality teaching, learning and support to ensure they become successful citizens of the future.

Head of School for Fawcett - Shameem Khan     

Welcome to our Federation where I have the privilege of being the Head of School of Fawcett and part of the Leadership team of The Trumpington Federation.

I am very fortunate to have had a broad experience of working in the finance sector before joining Education. Over the past decade I have worked across Essex, Hertfordshire and Cambridge in various capacities which include teaching, leadership and providing outreach support to other schools in the locality. My teaching experience ranges from Key Stage 1 through to year 6 in Key Stage 2, with specialisms in maths, assessment and history.

During my time in education, I have been committed to school improvement and raising standards in teaching and learning by ensuring that our curriculum provision for children is of high quality, engaging, stimulating and challenging to help improve outcomes across the board.

I joined the Federation in 2016 as an Assistant Headteacher at Trumpington Meadows then moved to Fawcett in 2019 to take up the role of Head of School. We are proud to have such a highly talented team of staff who are also committed to providing the school community with a rich and engaging learning experience which ignites their passion for lifelong learning.


Head of School for Trumpington Meadows - Sarah Buckerfield     

I have worked for many years in the education sector in a number of primary schools, and my enthusiasm and passion for educating and nurturing young people is as strong as ever. Having previously worked as a class teacher and SENCo, I now thoroughly enjoy leading our dedicated staff team at the Federation. My passion has, and always will be, to ensure that all children can be the best they can be academically, socially, emotionally and physically. I consider it a privilege working at the Federation with our talented staff on a daily basis to ensure that our curriculum is exciting and challenging, and will prepare our children for later life. Away from school, I can often be seen spending time with family and friends and enjoying playing or watching different sports.

Assistant Headteacher - Clare Wilkinson

I have been working at The Federation for 18 exciting years. I have taken on numerous different roles and responsibilities as the Federation has grown and changed, including teaching in Early Years, being Assistant Head Teacher and setting up and managing the Children's Centre.   

I have a passion for seeing young children develop and grow in a caring, nurturing environment. Every new academic year, I love getting to know all the unique personalities of the little ones walking through our doors. I also enjoy working alongside their families to ensure each child has a positive journey with us.   

In my spare time I relax by running in the countryside, seeing friends and going on adventures with my family (walks in the dark with torches are currently our favourite!).  

Assistant Headteacher - Jemma Calverley

I am one of the Assistant Head Teachers with the particular responsibility for teaching and learning in Key Stage 1. 

I started my career in a small village primary school just outside of Cambridge, where my passion for teaching and learning was ignited. After several years there, I moved to join Fawcett Primary School. I have worked in both schools at the Federation and have been part of the growth and development of the Trumpington Federation.  

I am also a mum. I have two school aged children, who keep me very busy! I love being outside and whenever I can, I go to the allotment where I enjoy growing vegetables and flowers. 

Assistant Headteacher - Kate Barham

I am Kate Barham and I joined the Federation in 2016. Prior to this, I had been teaching for a number of years at a Primary School in Cambridge before taking up an opportunity to teach at a British International School in the Middle East where I worked for 3 years.

Throughout my career, I have felt privileged to be a part of children’s learning journeys, watching them grow in confidence and self-esteem whilst overcoming challenges and learning new skills – both in terms of mental well-being and citizenship, as well as academically.   

In a previous role at a leading school for SEAL and PSHE, I supported colleagues from other schools as part of the County PSHE Service initiative, at a time when the SEAL (Social Emotional Aspects of Learning) and RSE (Relationship, Sex Education) curriculums were being introduced across the County. 

My role within the Federation has recently changed from being the lead for Inclusion to being the Assistant Head based full-time at Fawcett Primary school.

Assistant Headteacher - Ollie Monro

Having studied at Cambridge and Warwick, I joined the Federation in 2014, firstly in Year 4 at Fawcett before moving to Trumpington Meadows to become the Year 6 teacher, where I braved the high ropes on the residential trip and learned to love semi-colons!  As part of my wider responsibilities at the Federation, I have led Maths and Key Stage 2 and have thoroughly enjoyed working with children and staff at both schools; I also served on the governing body for four years.  Outside of school, I can often be found with my nose in a history book or searching local shops for extra ties to add to my ever-growing collection!

Federation Business Manager - Graham Ingrey

In addition, we currently have three TLR post holders, Charlotte O'Toole at Trumpington Meadows and Katie Fisher and Charlotte Green at Fawcett.



Class Teachers

Accordion content

Year Group Fawcett Trumpington Meadows
Nursery Anna Kent Elisa Cervel-Pena
Reception Jane Doyle Anna Carter/Claire Andrews
Year 1 Jane Farhat/Charlotte Williams Kate Godfrey/Georgina Harvey
Year 2 Laura Robitaille/Charlotte Green Mabel Williams
Year 3 Rosa Sanchez/Lily MacDonald Liz Grant
Year 4 Jen Wills/Mark Wareham/Emma Roberts Rebecca Free
Year 5 Hana Reston/Katie Fisher Stevie Hignett/Anna Goodger
Year 6 Sara Day/Jordan Gent Charlotte O'Toole


Teaching Assistants

Fawcett Trumpington Meadows
Kim Moseley Judith Bond
Val Maiorana Emma Dickinson
Lucie Kemp Theresa Dixon
Maddie Lawson Connor Dalton
Beth Best Denise Larkey
Leslie Coad Carrie Morrison
Yamina Wood Maria Johnson
Jess Woolley Vix Ford
Nathalie Pick Lisa Watson
Leo Scognamiglio Karen Hart
Liz White  
Marcie Green  
Erin Woolsey  
Fiona White  
Aruna Wittmann  



Name Role
Sonja Waldman Family Partnership Worker (Trumpington Meadows)
Jemma Sylvester Family Partnership Worker (Fawcett)
Sue Arkle Inclusion Coordinator (Trumpington Meadows)
Lisa Ovenden Inclusion Coordinator (Fawcett)
Early Years Inclusion Coordinator Anna Cusano


Administrative and other staff


Name Role
Graham Bass Caretaker
Debbie Larke Office Manager
Francine Coates Office Administrator
Claudia Cheadle Office Administrator
Anne Field Finance Officer
Jen Hefti PA to Executive Headteacher / Clerk to Governors
Richard Taylor Caretaker
Rowan Hyde Caretaker
Liza Taylor Office Administrator