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Fernhurst Primary School

Our Leadership Team

Mrs Jennifer Thornton - Headteacher

Mrs Thornton has been Headteacher at Fernhurst Primary School since September 2020.  During that time, the school has implemented a bespoke curriculum which has driven the results forward, an extensive enrichments programme has been launched so that learning comes to life and the school grounds and building have been developed to enable play and learning times to be even purposeful. 



Mr Jon Reilly - Deputy Headteacher

Mr Reilly has been working with the school since 2019.  During that time he has developed an extensive after school provision and enhanced the play opportunities for the children at Fernhurst.



Ms Nikki Ludlam - SENDCo and Designated Teacher for looked after children

Ms Ludlam joined the team in September 2022 from a background of SEND advisory team work within West Sussex.  




Miss Sarah Allen - DSL and Pupil Premium Leader

Miss Allen joined Fernhurst in September 2021.  She has successfully enhanced provision for those children who do not have the same financial privilege as others and as a result, attendance and results are improving for these children. 



All of our Leadership Team are qualified DSLs and will be able to support any safeguarding enquiries you may have.