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Meet our Staff



  • Mrs Becky Kemp

    ARB Teacher

  • Miss Jenni Lawson

    ARB co-ordinator

  • Miss Haley Spillman

    Teaching Assistant

    Miss Spillman has worked at Falmouth Primary Academy for 8 years, having started as a volunteer. She has worked across all year groups and as a 1:1 adult, and has been in the ARB for 5 years. She previously worked for several years in a care home for young adults with learning difficulties. She completed a year’s training at Curnow School in Redruth. She loves to walk and explore new places with her two children, and to spend time with family.

  • Miss Brenda Matthews

    Teaching Assistant

    Miss Matthews has been in the ARB for 13 years, and she leads the unit when Mr Atherton is out of class. In the past she has helped manage a preschool for 4 years, and was a registered childminder for 16 years. She has volunteered in a school and worked as a creche worker for SureStart. She also worked at Fit & Fun Falmouth, where she completed her Level 3 NVQ. She has provided respite care for an ARB family who were struggling, and has worked in community outreach. She loves to entertain family and friends, and to walk her black Labrador Freddie. She is an enthusiastic member of a local choir, and enjoys all manner of crafts: sewing, cross-stitch and diamond art.

  • Mrs Ann Ketteringham

    Teaching Assistant

    Since first volunteering in the Reception class, Mrs Ketteringham has worked at Falmouth Primary Academy for 18 years, working across all year groups and in the Happy Harbour nurture class. She has spent 10/11 years in the ARB, where she takes a lead in early curriculum interventions and arts/crafts activities. She completed her NVQ Level 2 & 3 at Giggles & Wiggles Nursery at the Dracaena Centre Falmouth, where she was SENCO and responsible for planning. In the past she has also worked in SureStart creches in Falmouth. Outside of school, Mrs Ketteringham keeps busy with dog walking, learning ukulele and her two teenage children. In the past she has been on cruises worldwide, and is now converting a campervan for her next adventures!