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Meet the Staff Team!



Mr WilderMr Wilder BA (Hons) PGCE NPQH

Head Teacher

Mr Wilder brings a wealth of experience to the school, having previously been the Head of St Leonard's School which was rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted. He is bringing passion and energy to establishing the new school, and is becoming a familiar figure in and around the community. 


The Year 2 Team

Mr Hadden 

Year 2 Teacher 

I have been teaching for around 18 years at a primary school in Crediton. I have had a wonderful time at this school but now feel the time is right to use my experiences in a different setting. I love seeing young people grow in confidence and ask questions about world they are growing up in. Helping foster a love of learning is one of my main aims as a child’s teacher and I look forward to building on the already excellent practice I have seen at Trinity. I have three girls of my own aged 10,14 and 16 and my wife is a local artist. I love to play the drums, build things (in school and outside of it!) and                                     being part of the charity, Park Life Heavitree. I have been known to get involved in the odd wild camp and wild swim                                         when possible too and also am part of Exeter Network church family.  

The Year 1 Team


Mrs LawsMrs Laws BA (Hons) PGCE
Year 1 Teacher and Early Years Phase Leader

Mrs Laws has 25 years experience of teaching in a range of different schools. She has taught in inner city, small school and international school settings. As well as being primary trained she is also a Montessori trained practitioner. She is passionate about child-centered learning and hugely excited about being part of the team establishing this wonderful new community school. 





Miss BowldMiss Bowld

Early Years Teacher

Miss Bowld is a dedicated Early Years practitioner and since qualifying as a teacher in 2010, has taken up roles in the Foundation Stage and Key Stage One. She is passionate about this age group and loves the enthusiasm the children have for learning and being part of the progress the children make. Miss Bowld recently taught in a preschool in New Zealand and has taken some time out of teaching to travel the world. She is thrilled to be part of the great journey ahead!



Miss Luff

Early Years Teacher

I am delighted to be joining Trinity school and being part of the exciting journey ahead.  I have over 6 years of experience working in Early Years settings including completing my first year teaching in a Year 1 classroom in Newton Abbot. I studied Early Childhood Studies at University and completed my PGCE with Early Years specialism because I am really passionate about this stage of child development and learning.  As a Year 1 class teacher I have thoroughly enjoyed having a play-based curriculum in KS1 and centering it around the children. I find that this is how children learn best. Outside of school I am a very active person. I live near the beach so I love                                       surfing, swimming or being outside lots.


Mrs Pinsent

Apprentice Teaching Assistant


The Foundation Stage Team

Miss Wood 

Foundation Stage Teacher

Miss Wood is a Newly Qualified Teacher who has over seven years experience of working within primary settings. Sophie is passionate about the Early Years and about creating a nurturing classroom where the children can flourish through following their own interests and learn within a playful environment. She is most excited about working within a new team and getting to know the families of the expanding community.


Miss Ronson

Foundation Stage Teacher and Foundation Stage Lead

I am the class teacher in Ducklings and am very excited to be working at Trinity. I bring 10 years of early years experience in urban and rural settings. I've worked across nursery and Foundation, once starting my own nursery in a deprived part of London. In my spare time I love walking, yoga and reading




Miss Fulls

Early Years Teaching Assistant

I have been working as an early year’s practitioner for the past 3 years and have had lots of experience working with children previous to that. I feel privileged that I get to support children at such a crucial stage in their lives. I enjoy seeing children learn and develop as individuals. I can't wait to get started at Trinity and get to know the children and their families!




Miss SearleMrs Searle

Early Years Teaching Assistant
Miss Searle describes herself as an enthusiastic, caring and determined person. As Mum to two lovely children she is thoroughly committed to giving them the best possible start in life through a balance of nurture and education, and being a full time mum for the last 6 years inspired her to pursue a career in Early Years learning. Miss Searle loves the outdoors and travelling and has spent time working in various volunteering roles in early years education home and abroad. She prides herself on her ability to adapt her teaching approach to suit a variety of children's needs and has learnt that compassion and patience can go a long way.




Mrs Bove

HLTA - all year groups

I am a new resident to East Devon, my family and I moved to East Budleigh at Easter 2018 from West Sussex where I have been a primary teacher for 25 years. I have two daughters aged 19 and 16 and two dogs. I am very excited to be starting at Trinity Primary in September as an HLTA as this will give me the opportunity to work with every class and support the children with their learning journeys as they progress through the school. 



The Nursery Team

Mrs Druce 

Nursery Teacher

Hi, I'm Laura the Nursery Teacher. I feel very privileged to be able to work with such a highly skilled and experienced team. As the Nursery Teacher I coordinate and plan learning in the unit. I am an Early Years Specialist Teacher with 9 years of teaching experience in the Midlands and the North of England. I am passionate about providing young            children with experiences that will develop and nurture a love of learning.



Miss Stamen

Senior Nursery Practitioner

I am a primary trained teacher and have worked in a number of Early Years settings with children aged from 5 months to 5 years. I've run pre-school rooms, breakfast and after school clubs, holiday clubs, and have previously managed an Exeter based nursery setting. I pride myself on my enthusiasm and am delighted to be part of the team at Trinity.




Miss Western

Early Years Nursery Teaching Assistant 

I have been working in a village preschool for 4 years along side running and leading an after school club at the primary school. last year I achieved my Level 3 in child care, I have lots of experience in working with children from 2-12. I have many nieces and nephews that also keep me on my toes. I have done volunteer work within African schools and orphanages, I’m passionate about learning day to day along with the children, watching them grow is just magical. Being part of their very first steps through the door to how they leave us more confident and ready for the next step is a real privilege to be able to work alongside them. I’m Passionate about what I do for a living and look forward to every day.


Ms Robson

Apprentice Early Years Nursery Teaching Assistant

I am really excited to be part of the Trinity team and nursery. I have 5 children, 1 of which is in Trinity and live in Seabrook Orchards - the school is so integral to this community and I'm looking forward to having a positive impact. I am currently training with Exeter College for my Level 3 Early Years Education Practitioner award which will continue to build on my experiences working with children. I am a positive, confident and enthusiastic team player who enjoys making the children's experience at Trinity great.


Our Support Team


Mrs Dolphin PGCE (Primary), NASENCo, PGDip Special Educational Needs

SENDCo Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator

Mrs Dolphin has worked as a teacher for over 17 years and has worked with children across the age phases in mainstream as well as special schools. She is dedicated and passionate about inclusion and supporting families.  She is thrilled about being part of the team at Trinity school.





Mrs McNair 

Business Manager

Mrs McNair is a highly experienced school administrator with over 7 years experience of working in schools in both Devon and Lincolnshire. She is passionate about providing first class customer service to parents and visitors and is looking forward to the challenge of drawing upon her experience to introduce new admin systems and processes to support our school. Mrs McNair is both thrilled and excited to be part of the Trinity team and is really looking forward to the exciting times ahead! 



Mrs Rakestrow 

Admin Assistant

I'm hugely passionate about Trinity Primary School and am thrilled to be part of the staff team. Working alongside Karen in the school office I aim to provide a friendly and helpful school administration service. My husband and I are Newcourt residents and have two boys who are at the school and nursery.




Mrs Fawley

Meal Time Assistant






Mrs Mason

Meal Time Assistant







Mr Down


Rob is site manager for Trinity school, he comes with 15 years experience as a property manager in facilities management and 7 years caretaker/supervisor at Exeter School. Rob is a resident in Newcourt and is really excited to be part of the team at Trinity, looking after our school for us. 







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