School Team

  • Lyn Brimson


    I joined the Bratton Fleming team, as Headteacher, in September 2022. Prior to working here, I have worked at Wilcombe Primary School in Tiverton and taught across other Trust schools. When I am not in school, I can often be found at the beach or learning how to grow vegetables in my new vegetable garden!

    Bratton Fleming is an inclusive and welcoming school where children come first. I am passionate about children understanding themselves as learners and creating a motivating and exciting curriculum so they can achieve their highest potential. Through the development of cross-curricular learning and supporting children’s social and emotional health, enables us, as a team, to provide a wealth of learning experiences for each child. Working in partnership with parents and sharing the responsibility of a child’s success, makes a considerable difference to a child’s future. I look forward to welcoming you to Bratton Fleming Community Primary School.

  • Hannah Day


    I have wanted to teach for as long as I can remember! I am especially committed to Early Years teaching. I qualified as a teacher in June 2008 and was very lucky to join Bratton Fleming Primary School in October 2008. I graduated from Rolle College with a 2.1 BA(hons) degree in Early Childhood Studies with Recognised Practitioner Status and then completed a final PGCE year. During my training I specialised in Modern Foreign Languages, a subject I am very passionate about and feel every child should have access to. I am trying to incorporate some of these ideas into everyday school life at school. I love my job and am so pleased to have been given the opportunity to make a big difference in a child’s life!

  • Nicole Benham


    Whilst growing up, I always enjoyed school and this ignited my dream of becoming a teacher. I was first introduced to Bratton Fleming when I volunteered in Mrs Day's class back in 2011. I then returned to the school as a Trainee Teacher and a Supply Teacher, before joining the team permanently in 2015. This is my eighth year at Bratton, and I now teach Year 5 and 6 in Class Torridge.

  • Antony Pryke


    I am new to Devon having recently moved to Loxhore with my wife and Aussie Shepherd dog to be closer to family. I have previously taught at a prep school in South London and an international school in Geneva, Switzerland (which is where my own children went to school) and also spent many years living and working in France. Prior to teaching I worked as a Safety Auditor for the Channel Tunnel Rail Link project based at St Pancras. I am originally from North London and enjoy running, gardening and reading.

  • Heather Lake

    School Business Manager

    I have two daughters who both attended Bratton Fleming School and a friendly cocker spaniel dog who rules the house! My hobbies include gardening and taking long walks either on the moors or beach. I have lived in North Devon all my life and I feel very privileged to live and work in such a beautiful area. I joined the school in September 1990, as an administrator. Over the years I have witnessed many changes within the school, including the major remodeling of the building in May 1992 which contributes to the wonderful learning environment we provide for your children.

  • Zoe Boast

    Teaching Assistant

    I've lived in Devon all my life and always wanted to work with children. I completed my BA (Hons) Educational Studies degree in 2012. I'm a LSA, TA and help run the Breakfast & After School clubs. I would love to become a primary school teacher one day. In my spare time I love taking my dog for long walks, horse riding over Exmoor, cooking and any adventurous outdoor activities.

  • Katy Gover

    Teaching Assistant

    I grew up in Somerset however, I moved to Kent for a short while before returning to Somerset then moving down to North Devon. I love it here. I now live locally with my two dogs.
    I started off here at Bratton Fleming primary school as a MTA and started doing some voluntary work as a TA. I am now a part time TA and work 1:1 with children. I work a lot in Class Bray and also Class Lyn. The children and staff here at Bratton Fleming primary school are so lovely. In my spare time I enjoy walking my dogs, cooking, swimming, gardening and relaxing watching films. I love working with children, and they teach me a lot by seeing things through their eyes and minds.

  • Mrs Holly Humphreyson

    Teaching Assistant

    I live in Combe Martin with my husband and two sons, who both attend Bratton Fleming Primary School, and our two mischievous cats. I have always wanted to work with children, and I am especially excited to work as a Teaching Assistant in Class Bray. Outside of school, I help run Ilfracombe Beaver group, spend a lot of time on Combe Martin beach, and love to bake!

  • Louise Irwin

    Teaching Assistant

    My name is Louise Irwin. I live in Braunton with my husband, our two boys and our four dogs. I am currently a TA in Class Taw. It's a job that I really enjoy, which is both challenging and rewarding. When I am not at school, you will find me walking the dogs on the beach or helping to coach an under 11 football team. If I have time after all that, I like to enjoy a thoroughly good book!

  • Paula Kellaway

    Teaching Assistant

    I was born in Combe Martin, Devon but have lived in Bratton Fleming for 23 years with my husband Gordon on the farm. My children both live and have businesses in the village. I am a Parish Councillor and have been for many years. I also help with the Sports Club. I have a grandson at the school and one at one at Pilton CC. I enjoy working within the community.

  • Miss Immi Martyn

    Teaching Assistant

    I live in the village and attended Bratton Fleming school when I was younger. Having worked and studied in London I have since decided to come back home to have a slower and more peaceful life. I am a TA at the school and I finally feel like I am in a really rewarding and fulfilling job role - there is never a boring day here! During my spare time you will find me travelling to exotic places, spending time with my family and friends, and going to the gym.

  • Mrs Sophie Sluman


    I completed my degree in Early Childhood Studies before going on to do my PGCE; early childhood and children's development has always been a strong of interest for me. Before joining Bratton Fleming, I worked in a variety of different schools and year groups and have enjoyed developing new teaching practices. When not at school, you will find me curled up with a good book and my cat, Loki; or exploring the local beaches!

  • Lisa Spears

    Teaching Assistant

    I have worked at Bratton Fleming School for the past 20 years, in many roles including Caretaker, Mealtime Assistant, Play Leader and Teaching Assistant. I am currently working as a Learning Support Assistant with years 3 & 4 and an Administrative Assistant. I have recently qualified as a level 2 Forest School Practitioner. I am married with two grown up daughters and one granddaughter. My hobbies include being entertained by my 3 year old granddaughter, walking my dogs, kayaking (fine weather & flat water!) and keeping an allotment.

  • Jo Webber

    Teaching Assistant

    I have been working as a Teaching Assistant since 2018 and have been employed here at Bratton Fleming School, since spring 2021. I really enjoy working here, every day is different and every day makes me smile! I love the challenges and rewards that come with the role! Outside of school, I really enjoy photography so you may well see me out and about with my camera! I live in a pretty little village nearby and my two children both come to this school.

  • Becky Townsend

    Meal Time Assistant & Play Leader

    Hi, my name is Rebecca and I have lived in North Devon since I was 11 years old. I live in the village and have three children, two of which came to Bratton who are now at pilton and one who is still here. I run the Breakfast and After School Clubs whilst working in the office during the day. During my spare time I love relaxing and spending time with my family.

  • Chantal Shapland

    Meal Time Assistant, Play Worker & Cover Supervisor

    I live in a small village close to Bratton Fleming and have lived in North Devon my whole life. I am married and we have 3 children that have attended the preschool and are now attending the school. I work as an MTA three lunchtimes a week and love every minute. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and our four dogs.

  • Tracey Tapp

    Kitchen Manager

    My name is Tracey Tapp and I am the Kitchen Manager at Bratton Fleming Primary School. I am responsible for making sure everyone has a healthy meal each day. I have worked at the school for four years but I have always worked in the catering industry in some way. I love cooking and my kitchen is my pride and joy. I have lived in the village all my life and both my children attend the school. In my spare time I enjoy Netball, Zumba and gardening.

  • Steve Coles


  • Irene Thorne

    Kitchen Assistant and Cleaner

    I have lived in the village for several years and now work as a kitchen assistant and cleaner here at Bratton Fleming Primary school, where three of my grandchildren also attend. It's a lovely little school with warm friendly and welcoming staff, very much a family atmosphere.