Teaching Staff

Headteacher  Mrs Katie Butler

 Class 3




Mrs Kathryn Feakes, Class 1 & Reception

Mrs Kathy Feakes joined the Bawdsey School staff in 1988, having previously taught in Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire in a special school and nursery units.

Mrs Feakes is keen on music, and runs the recorder clubs for beginner and intermediate players.  Her youngest son came to Bawdsey.

Mrs Helen Rankin, Class 2 & Class 3

Mrs Rankin has been working at Bawdsey School since 2005, having previously worked in Birmingham. She teaches in Classes 2 and 3 and is particularly interested in P.E.

She has 4 children who all attended Bawdsey School.


Mrs Rhian Roberts, Class 3

With a degree in Zoology and a PGCE, Mrs Rhian Roberts joined Bawdsey in 2000.

Previously, she taught in Wales, and (following a break to bring up her own family) then Wickham Market - preferring small rural schools and small class sizes.

Mrs Roberts has also worked with youth charities and outdoor centres instructing a variety of team-building activities & holidays for children and adults with a variety of disabilities.

Mrs Roberts runs the gardening club, the knitting clubs and Bawdsey's very successful entries into local and national art competitions.

Teaching Assistants

Mrs Joanne Butler, Teaching Assistant

 Mrs Joanne Butler started as a Teaching Assistant & Lunchtime Assistant in February 2007, and spent 3 years running the Bawdsey School Association.

Mrs Butler also runs the Dance club (a mix of modern & latin with the emphasis on exercise & fun), and teaches at the riding for the disabled centre in Hollesley. Her daughter attended Bawdsey.

Mrs Julie Dovey, Teaching Assistant

Mrs Julie Dovey joined Bawdsey in 2011 as a Year 2 teaching assistant.

With 3 children having gone through Bawdsey, and 1 child, Mrs Dovey has been a Community Care Assistant, Lunchtime Supervisor and Reading Volunteer at Bawdsey.

Mr David Sealy, Teaching Assistant

Mr Sealy has worked at Bawdsey School for the past 8 years as a part-time Teaching Assistant, supporting children throughout the school.  He presently works with Classes 2 and 3.

He lives locally and is married with two children, Katy and David, who also attended the school.

Mr Sealy enjoys all sports.  He helps with sporting activities and teaches the children swimming each week.  He also supports other activities, such as IT, including the yearly tournaments of the Lego League and Maths in Motion.

Ms A Ward, Teaching Assistant/Music Teacher


Mrs Jane Osmanski

Secretary Mrs Jane Osmanski has lived in Bawdsey for 22 years, and has worked at the school since 1995. Having previously worked for NatWest, Mrs Osmanski keeps a close eye on the school purse strings.

Mrs Osmanski is also involved in helping to raise funds for the school - including the planned new extra-curricular facility, and also accompanies the children on their annual French trip.

Both of her children attended Bawdsey.

Mrs Jo Cross

Secretary Mrs Jo Cross joined Bawdsey in 2007, having previously worked for Barclays Bank in administration and cashier roles.

Mrs Cross has two daughters,  whom came to Bawdsey.


Mrs Donnelly

Food Service Assistant


Midday Supervisor

Ms Jane White

 Midday Supervisor

Mrs Y Layton


Mrs Leslie Howe, Swimming

 Brass Tuition

Mr Geoff Webb


Suffolk Coastal Services Ltd