Executive Principal: Mrs Gudrun Osborn
Head of School: Mrs Lucy Crump
Deputising Teacher: Mrs Amanda Virgilio
Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL): Mrs Lucy Crump and Mrs Amanda Virgilio
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL): Mrs Cathryn Ramsden
Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO): Mrs Flora Kay
Senior Mental Health Lead: Mrs Lucy Crump
Acorns Class Teacher – EYFS: Mrs Lucy Crump and Mrs Louise Procter
Oaks Class Teacher – Yr.1-2: Mrs Karina Nicholson and Mrs Amanda Virgilio
Willows Class Teachers – Yr.3-4: Mrs Cathryn Ramsden
Poplars Class Teacher – Yr.5-6: Mr Philip Ashbee-Dobbins and Mrs Cathy Temple-Brown
Additional Teaching Staff
Intervention & Pupil Premium Teacher: Mrs Cathy Temple-Brown
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Claire Cates, Mrs Nina Sharland, Mrs Sarah Smith and Mrs Rachel Stannard
Administration Officer: Mrs Maria Paish
Administration Assistant: Mrs Fiona Dixon
Finance Officer: Mr Nathan Fillingham
School Business Manager: Mrs Hannah Purnell
Midday Supervisors: Mrs Claire Cates, Mrs Fiona Dixon, Mrs Rachel Stannard
Breakfast Club / Before School Care: Mrs Nina Sharland and Mrs Leila Allen
After school care ‘Fun Club’: Mrs Leila Allen
Mrs Gudrun Osborn – Executive Principal
Mrs Osborn graduated from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire with a BEd Hons in Secondary Music having studied previously at Dartington College of Arts. Mrs Osborn has experience of teaching across the full age range, from EYFS to A level. She began her career in a large secondary school in Swindon as a Director of Music. Gaining experience at a secondary level in several SLT roles, including a very rewarding pastoral role as Head of House, she moved into primary education at Oare Primary School in 2014 as a move from St John’s Marlborough.
Mrs Osborn was appointed Head of School at Oare CE Primary School in 2017, with a promotion to Principal in 2019. In 2022, she was promoted to Executive Principal, supporting other school’s within the Excalibur Academies Trust.
In her spare time, she is a keen gardener and enjoys being outside as much as possible with her menagerie of animals. She also continues to play the piano, flute and saxophone and lead choirs whenever she gets the opportunity.
Mrs Crump – Head of School
Mrs Crump graduated from Cardiff University, before completing a PGCE in Oxfordshire. She then taught in London for a few years before arriving at Ogbourne in 2006. She has really enjoyed working here ever since, starting as an EYFS teacher, before later moving into the role of deputising teacher and SENCO, and then as ‘Head of School’ from November 2022. Mrs Crump feels passionately about inclusion and well-being across the school – she cares very much about the school and community and is committed to making Ogbourne the very best that it can be. She leads Science and loves to see practical investigations going on in school. In her spare time, Mrs Crump loves baking, reading, spending time in her garden and going for walks with her family and 2 dogs.
Mrs Procter – Acorns Class Teacher (EYFS)
Having graduated in 1993, Mrs Procter began her teaching career in an Infant School in Thatcham and then spent seventeen years teaching at Preshute Primary in Manton. There, she taught the age ranges from Reception to Year 4 and carried out various roles such as Maths, English and Special Needs Co-ordinator as well as being the Assistant Head for several years. Joining Ogbourne Primary in 2017, on a short –term contract, she enjoyed working at the school so much, she applied for the long-term position. As RE and Collective Worship lead at the time, she is very proud that the school achieved an outstanding grade in the SIAMS (The Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) inspection in 2019. She is delighted to be working in Acorns with the Early Years Foundation Stage again. She thinks that it is a fantastic age group to teach as the children are so curious about everything and their personalities, social skills, and academic abilities develop the most dramatically of any year group.
Outside of school, Mrs Procter loves to go on long country walks, be an unofficial caddy for her golf-crazy husband, watch plays at the Watermill theatre and read, read, read.
Mrs Nicholson – Oaks Class Teacher (Y1-2)
Mrs Nicholson trained to teach at Homerton College, Cambridge, before beginning her teaching career in both KS1 and KS2 classes in Kent and London. After a few years out of the profession to raise her family back in Wiltshire, she was really happy to join the Ogbourne team part time in 2016 – especially since this was the primary school she attended as a child! Mrs Nicholson has worked across the school as PPA cover teacher, before becoming Oaks class teacher alongside Mrs Virgilio in 2020. She is English subject lead and Art and DT lead and is really excited about bringing reading to the forefront of everything we do at Ogbourne. Mrs Nicholson loves to teach art, English and all things creative especially. She aims to make the classroom a stimulating and happy place where children can thrive.
Mrs Amanda Virgilio – Oaks Class Teacher (Y1-2)
Mrs Virgilio has been lucky to work at Ogbourne School for 14 years within EYFS and KS1. Alongside Mrs Crump, she is the Designated Safeguarding Lead and PE lead, and her favourite event of the year is Sports Day. Outside of school, Mrs Virgilio’s interests include animals and nature, particularly horses, and spending time with her family.
Mrs Ramsden – Willows Class Teacher (Y3-4)
Mrs Ramsden graduated from Aberystwyth University a very long time ago with a degree in French and Italian. She joined Tesco on their graduate scheme and worked in Marketing for many years before moving Up North to do the same at Asda. In 2010, she and her family moved to San Francisco for 7 years, where Mrs Ramsden had a career change and trained as a pre-school teacher. Back in the UK, she decided to do a PGCE and become as a teacher. Her first placement school was Ogbourne and she loved it so much, she refused to leave! After 3 years in Reception, Mrs Ramsden is now thoroughly enjoying teaching the Willows. Mrs Ramsden loves sunshine, bicycles, cakes and ginger cats. She hates spiders, bad weather and incorrect apostrophes.
Mr Ashbee-Dobbins – Poplars Class Teacher (Y5-6)
Mr Ashbee-Dobbins began his teaching career at Ogbourne Primary school after a long career in building surveying. He is passionate about teaching history and art which are interests he follows at home; he often likes to paint when he can find the time. In his spare time Mr Ashbee-Dobbins likes to spend time with his family, enjoying visiting museums, walking and swimming. He loves reading all sorts of books from biographies to science fiction and loves introducing people to new genres when reading.
Mrs Temple-Brown – Pupil Premium and Intervention Teacher
Mrs Temple-Brown is the maths lead in the school, she has a passion for mathematics and problem solving. She is also responsible for Pupil Premium Provision and intervention throughout the school. She really enjoys being able to work throughout the school with children in all classes.
Mrs Flora Kay – SENDCo
Mrs Dixon – Administration Assistant
A member of the support staff for over five years, Mrs Dixon combines a variety of administrative duties with her MDSA role. She enjoys the variety these posts provide, contributing to the effective running of the office in addition to ensuring the pupils safety and wellbeing during play times.
Mrs Paish – Administration Officer
Mrs Paish is our Administration Officer and runs a smooth and efficient office from Monday to Thursday. She has extensive experience in Administration having worked as a civilian in the police, recruitment and health and safety for a Pharmaceutical Company.
She manages Wraparound Care and After School Clubs as well as all the communications about trips and events and all pre-school admissions.
If you have a question that you cannot find the answer to on our website, then just pop into the office and Mrs Paish will assist with your enquiry!
Mrs Hannah Purnell – School Business Manager
Mrs Purnell Joined the trust in 2020 and was the administrator at Oare Primary School for two and a half years. With over 20 years admin experience, she is looking forward to working with the staff and children of Ogbourne Primary School.
Mrs Sarah Smith – Teaching Assistant
Mrs Rachel Stannard – Teaching Assistant, MDSA, ELSA
Mrs Stannard has a diploma in Childcare and Education and started her career in a nursery setting many years ago, mainly in the baby room working as a senior nursery nurse but across all ages over the years. More recently, Mrs Stannard qualified in Antenatal Education and facilitates course for adults in her evenings. Since joining Ogbourne, Mrs Stannard has found a passion for supporting Early Years and leading interventions. Another passion of Mrs Stannard’s is supporting children and young people’s mental health which is a big part of her role as the ELSA lead in the school. Mrs Stannard spends much of her free time with her 2 children and extended family.
Mrs Claire Cates – Teaching Assistant and MDSA
Mrs Cates has been involved in the school since her daughter started in 2019, initially coming in as a volunteer reader and then helping in reception. In Autumn 2021 she joined the school as a Teaching Assistant and has worked across all years, but now works predominantly with Year 1 and 2. With a passion for reading and phonics she is able to support all children with learning to read and enjoys extending her learning on this subject, she is fully trained on the phonics program taught in the school. In her spare time Mrs Cates enjoys running, spending time outside and reading.
Mrs Nina Sharland – Teaching Assistant and Breakfast Club Leader
Having started her working life as a pharmacist’s assistant, Nina decided to study accountancy which took her through a long corporate service career ending as Director of Finance for a large multi-national company. However, this all changed when Nina became a mum. In 2016, Nina joined Ogbourne Primary school as a voluntary reader, PSA member, then Breakfast Club Supervisor, which soon evolved into a Teaching Assistant role.
As a TA, Nina works with students in all year groups providing one-on-one interventions and full class support. Nina enjoys working with the highly motivated team of staff and supporting the children through their individual development and learning.