Lympstone C of E Primary School

“Let all that you do be done in love.”
(1 Corinthians 16:14).

“Let all that you do be done in love.” (1 Corinthians 16:14)

HeadteacherMrs Emily Mellor

Deputy Head - Mrs N Clarke

SENDO - Mrs Emily Mellor


School Administrators:
Mrs E Fisher
Mrs S Lawrence

Clerk to Governors
Miss L Fitzpatrick


Oak Class Teachers Oak Class Teaching Assistants

Mrs Hayley Reynolds

I studied Theology at Chester and St Martins University. I started my teaching career in Staffordshire, before moving to Poole in Dorset and then finally moving to Devon where I have taught since 2006. I currently lead Early Years, Early Reading and Phonics, History & Geography. I believe in getting to know each child individually, knowing their strengths and how to help and support them to be the best that they can be.  I love being one of the first people who get to have an impact on a child's educational journey; getting them excited and enthused for lifelong learning is a very special gift to give!

Miss Tina Milton

Mrs Denise Bolton



Willow Class Teacher

Willow Class Teaching Assistant

Mrs Kirsty Singleton

 I studied for my BEd Primary History here in Exmouth, at Rolle College. Since becoming qualified I have taught in a variety of settings including schools in Luton and Devon, across both key stages. Currently I am Art and Design and Design and Technology coordinator. My absolute favourite part of teaching is seeing that excitement and pride children get when everything just clicks into place. I try and make my lessons fun, exciting and hands on so that children can enjoy learning just as much as I do. 

Mrs Karen Smith



Mrs Jules Allen

I studied Primary Education (specialising jointly in English and Maths) at Bishop Grosseteste College in Lincoln before moving to Exmouth in 1997. I’ve been lucky enough to have a varied teaching career; having taught throughout the Primary age range from Nursery to year 6, lecturing Mathematics and Initial Teacher Training at BEd and Postgraduate level at Rolle College, spent ten years as a Deputy Headteacher at a large primary school and worked with Devon Primary Music teaching class music in a variety of schools. After taking a career break, I have returned to the classroom, where I am passionate about developing a love of learning in the children that I teach and seeing them grow in confidence as individuals.  
Sycamore Class Teachers Sycamore Class Teaching Assistants

Mrs Kathy Swales
I studied locally at Plymouth University and Rolle College for my English degree.  I have had 20 wonderful years teaching in Bristol, Sandhurst and Exeter before joining Lympstone Primary School.  I am currently subject coordinator for Religion and Music and take the lead on Key Stage 1.  I am passionate about creating hands-on experiences that excite and interest children so that they are immersed in learning. Helping them feel safe and happy in school so that they can grow.  I love being part of The Lympstone Team, Our Sycamore Class Family; the smiley little faces, tiny hands and daily magic moments! 

Mrs Sarah Favereaux

Mrs Wendy Hayes

Mrs Susan Briggs

Chestnut Class Teachers

Chestnut Class Teaching Assistants

Miss J Nash

I studied at Brighton and Plymouth universities for my BEd with Early Childhood Studies as my specialism. I have been teaching for 14 years across Reception to Year 4.  I am currently Science subject coordinator.  I am passionate about making lessons fun and engaging. I love getting to know each and every child in my class and helping them to achieve their potential.

Mrs Helen Ellis

Mrs Kirsty Singleton

I studied at Bristol and Manchester Universities and have a degree in Neuroscience.  I have experience of teaching in a large school in south Manchester before moving to Devon, where I have taught at several local schools then settle in Lympstone Primary.  I lead Modern Foreign Languages in school.  My strengths as a teacher are thinking up exciting and active ways to get children to love learning, and really caring about how each child is feeling every day.  I love the chance to be part of lots of little lives and how varied our working day is.

Maple Class Teacher

Maple Class Teaching Assistant

Mrs Nikki Clarke

I studied Environmental Scientific Studies at Plymouth University and Rolle College.  I have several experiences at different schools including Ladysmith in Exmouth and Chudleigh Primary.  I am subject coordinator for Maths and PSHE.  I am passionate about making learning fun and memorable.  I love the 'Oh Yeah' moments when the penny drops. Mrs Lisa Staddon

Magnolia Class Teacher

Magnolia Class Teaching Assistant

I began my career in education as a teaching assistant in a Special Needs School in Exeter, then continued as a TA/ HLTA for 12 years at another local primary school in Exmouth.  I completed an honours degree with the University of Worcester in professional practice in Primary Education whilst working as a HLTA. I have worked in a range of roles in education including secondary settings and supporting children with their GCSEs in Year 11.  I am super passionate about giving children opportunities to thrive and learn in creative environments, encouraging them to ‘have a go’ and build resilience. I enjoy being part of our Lympstone community and creating a safe space to nurture and support children throughout their ‘primary years’. I am extremely passionate about Sports and well-being and building a healthy living into our daily lives. I currently lead both PE and Geography. Mrs Mandy Mingo

Beech Class Teacher

Beech Class Teaching Assistant

Mrs Helen Day

& Mrs Kirsty Singleton

I have a degree in music and a masters degree in Education having studied at Huddersfield, Leeds and Exeter. I began my teaching career in West Yorkshire before moving to Devon and teaching at Okehampton Primary for 12 years.  I am a Specialist Leader in Education (English) and a Devon county moderator. I am currently subject lead for English. I love being able to share my passion for learning and giving everybody an equal opportunity to succeed and thrive.  I enjoy being able to support and watch the children develop their confidence as young people and as learners.

Mrs Cheryl Hodge


Mrs Tor Laney - HTLA