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Glapthorn CE Primary School

Who’s Who

Who's Who

We are extremely fortunate in having an enthusiastic and hard working staff, as follows:


Mrs Lou Coulthard - Executive Head

Lou Coulthard is the Executive Head of Glapthorn and Polebrook CE Primary Schools. Prior to this, Lou worked as Associate Head and subsequently as Head of School from June 2017. Lou originally joined us in September 2006 as a Class Teacher, and has played a key role in the development of our broad and balanced curriculum. Lou is passionate about 'opportunity for all' and together with the Rutland Learning Trust, is committed to striving for excellence at Glapthorn CE Primary.


Miss Emily Kearney

Miss Emily Kearney joined the team in 2024. Ms Kearney has an excellent understanding of curriculum and pedagogy, and strives to ensure all children make the best possible progress in her care.


Mrs Carline Paladino-Brown

Mrs Carline Paladino-Brown has worked at Glapthorn since 2017 during this time she has qualified as a Teacher and teaches Years Three and Four in Nightingales class. Mrs Paladino-Brown has developed a great learning culture within her classroom, which promotes a love of learning through positivity and developing growth mindsets. 


Miss Debbie Vickers

Miss Debbie Vickers is an extremely experienced KS1 teacher, teaching Years One and Two in Barn Owls class three days a week.  She joined us in September 2014 from Cheshire and creates a calm, happy environment for all the children to learn.


Miss Zoe Elsom

Miss Zoe Elsom works in a job share with Miss Vickers, teaching Barn Owls class two days per week. Miss Elsom is a great asset to the team, ensuring all children thrive in her care.


Mrs Pip Sutterby

Mrs Pip Sutterby joined the team in January 2018, and works as our part-time Reception teacher in Robins class. Pip brings a wealth of experience to the team, including experience of EYFS leadership. She is an enthusiastic and creative teacher, and is an excellent communicator.


Miss Louise Gregory

Miss Louise Gregory teaches in Robins class on Mondays and Tuesdays, job sharing with Mrs Sutterby. Louise also works in school on Wednesdays, and is our Inclusion Co-ordinator, leading on Special Needs.  Louise began her teaching career at Glapthorn in September 2010 after completing her BA in Primary Education at the University of Bedford. She is an excellent teacher and communicator and has wonderful rapport with the children.  


Ms Kay Bentley

Ms Kay Bentley joined us in 2023 and works as our Administration Assistant.


Support Staff


Miss Julie Mayes

Miss Julie Mayes works as Wraparound Care leader and Teaching Assistant in Red Kites Class. 


Mrs Kate Webster

Mrs Kate Webster works as a 1-1 Teaching Assistant in Red Kites Class.


Mrs Laura Alexander

Mrs Alexander works as a Teaching Assistant in Robins Class


Mrs Linda Garside

Mrs Linda Garside works as a Teaching Assistant in Barn Owls Class


Miss Emily Webster

Miss Emily Webster works as a Teaching Assistant in Barn Owls Class


Miss Bethany Davis

Miss Davis also works as a part time Teaching Assistant in Barn Owls Class

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