Our Staff

Emma Kerr

Executive Principal

Mrs Kerr joined Egloskerry Primary School in September 2008 and now oversees Primary Standards across the Primary Schools in our Trust. She is also the Principal Designate at Launceston Primary School, which opens in September 2021.

Mrs Kerr holds the National Practitioner Qualification for Headship (NPQH), has a BSc (Hons) degree in Business and completed her PGCE teacher training at the University of Plymouth's Exmouth campus (Rolle College). Prior to being a teacher she worked in London buying programming for ITV but moved to Cornwall in 2005 to train as a teacher, be closer to family and enjoy being by the sea.

She has taught in a variety of schools, across all age ranges, in both Devon and Cornwall and also in Sydney, Australia. Mrs Kerr is the Prince's Teaching Institute (PTI) South West Hub lead, and Co-Lead Nationally, delivering high-quality and subject specific Professional Development for teaching staff. The South West Hub consists of 22 schools and positively impacts hundreds of staff and thousands of pupils.

A keen petrol-head, Mrs Kerr started the Greenpower Goblin project at Egloskerry in 2008; children design, build and race electric kit cars. She thoroughly enjoys delivering lessons through a cross-curricular topic led approach to learning. Mrs Kerr is now a Trustee of Greenpower Educational Trust. She has a keen interest in polar exploration, especially Shackleton, and has enjoyed sharing this with the children via her 'Antarctica' topic work. She is a member of the Geographic Association Early Years and Primary Phase Committee and regularly writes articles for publication.

Kristina Harrison

SENDCO, Altarnun, Egloskerry & Launceston Primary School

Mrs Harrison joined Altarnun Primary School in March 2017 after working in various educational roles throughout Cornwall, England and for the Ministry Of Defence (MoD) schools in Germany. She also holds a BSc degree in Deaf Studies from the University of Bristol and completed her SCITT teacher training course at Cornwall College. During her 15 years in education, Mrs Harrison has been an Advanced Skills Teacher, EYFS Moderator, Children’s Centre Teacher, Deputy Head and Principal. After 13 years in Senior Leadership roles, she is now extremely proud to be Altarnun Principal and SENDCO for our Primary Schools.

Having taught right across the primary age range, with experience in large MOD schools and small rural schools, her passion and educational approach is grounded in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) ethos of exploratory and immersive learning. She is dedicated to encouraging the children and teams she works with to achieve their full potential, by promoting positive psychology and well-being so that they can thrive and succeed as resilient learners.

Having moved back to the family home in Cornwall, with her husband, two children and two dogs, Mrs Harrison loves to explore the wonderful counties of Cornwall and Devon in her camper van; walking, cycling and navigating the beautiful moors, beaches and coast paths.

Abi Flashman

EYFS & KS1 Lead

Mrs Flashman joined Egloskerry School in September 2013 and was delighted to start her career in such an inclusive and welcoming school. She graduated from SCITT teacher training and has a BA (Hons) degree in Working with Children, which was achieved at Marjon University.

Mrs Flashman has completed her NPQSL in senior leadership and is excited to work across the adacemy in all three primary schools to continue consistancy and collaboartion.

Mrs Flashman enjoys participating in many sports, but her main passion is competitive and social netball and badminton. Mrs Flashman shares her love and passion for sport by leading PE across the School. She also enjoys various activities including long dog walks with her Cocker Spaniel and spending time with her family and friends.

Stuart Chorlton

Senior Teacher

Mr Chorlton joined Egloskerry School in September 2017. He has been teaching for the last 16 years in and around Cornwall, experiencing both large and small schools. He earned a PGCE at Bath Spa University after a BA (Hons) in American Studies from University of Aberystwyth. As part of his degree, Mr Chorlton spent six months at the University of Alabama studying a large range of subjects from Theatre Directing to Russian Folklore.

Mr Chorlton enjoys football, especially watching Plymouth Argyle, and coached a village youth football team for six years. He also likes playing golf; walking around Bodmin Moor; kayaking in the local waterways and taking aerial photos from his collection of quadcopters.

Mr Chorlton is a keen tinkerer, taking on the reins of the Goblin build since joining the school. He is a firm believer in independent learning.

He lived in Cornwall throughout his childhood, moving back as soon he finished his studies at University. Mr Chorlton currently lives near Liskeard with his wife, children and cat.

Jade Morgan

Class Teacher

Mrs Morgan joined Egloskerry Primary School in September 2015 and was incredibly excited to begin teaching in her dream school. Mrs Morgan graduated from a School Direct teacher training course and has a BA (Hons) degree in Illustration from Swansea Metropolitan University.

She has taught across many schools, including large city schools and small rural schools, but especially enjoys the supportive and community centred ethos that is involved with smaller schools. Due to her degree background in the arts, she likes to adapt a creative approach to teaching and learning.

She was born in Cornwall and enjoys playing the piano, painting, cycling and walking the Cornish coast path. She had been inspired by different cultures and traditions after her travels around Brazil, Argentina, Indonesia and Vietnam.

Asha Wilton

Class Teacher

Miss Wilton joined Egloskerry Primary School in September 2017, and was excited to start her career in such a warm and welcoming school. She is a graduate from the University of St. Mark and St. John, with a degree in Primary Education. During her training, she was fortunate enough to work in a number of schools in Plymouth and Cornwall, as well as working in a school in London.

Outside of school, she enjoys exploring Cornwall, London and European cities. She also enjoy spending her summers with her family at tractor rallies and is a HUGE Harry Potter and Disney fan!

Grace Ball

Class Teacher

Miss Ball joined Egloskerry Primary School in September 2020 and is thrilled to begin her teaching career in such an inspiring and open-hearted school. She is a graduate from the University of Plymouth with a BEd (Hons) degree in Primary Education, specialising in the Humanities. Due to her degree background, Miss Ball enjoys an immersive style of teaching and learning.

Miss Ball was born in Devon and has recently moved to the North Cornish coast. She discovered her love for adventure after a trip around Australia and Asia and has a newfound passion for running and the outdoors. Miss Ball is looking forward to the new challenges ahead in her career.

Ceri Thomas

HLTA

Miss Thomas joined the school in September 2006.

She has a Diploma in Child Care and after qualifying spent seven years as a nanny. She then worked for five years as a teaching assistant in a school in Plymouth and was an Ofsted registered child-minder for a year.

Miss Thomas loves the outdoors and enjoys spending time with her daughter swimming, walking , and in the warmer months, they love to bodyboard and attempt to play golf. Other interests include ‘Wake Up Shake Up’, which she leads throughout the school.

Debbie Hayward-Allison

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Hayward-Allison moved to Cornwall in April 2015 from London, following a lifelong dream to live by the sea. She is a very experienced TA, having worked with children for over 22 years in many capacities: working as a TA (in which she has a particular interest and experience of working with SEND children), running a youth club, counselling children, running social skills groups and setting up and managing a very successful after-school club.

She and her husband have four grown-up children between them. They love spending time together and with their family and friends, going to the cinema, music, dancing and taking walks along the beach and coastal paths of Cornwall.

Jo Loughton

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Loughton (teaching assistant) joined the school in 2018. She has worked with children since 2014 in nurseries and primary school settings. She has a NVQ Level 3 in Children and young people’s workforce.

When not at work, Mrs Loughton enjoys spending time with her family, walking the dog and running.

Mia Hutson

Teaching Assistant

Bio to follow.

Ali Symmons

School Secretary

Mrs Symmons joined Egloskerry in December 2020. She previously worked in a special needs school in Surrey as an administrator before moving down to Cornwall with her husband and 2 daughters in October 2020.

Mrs Symmons enjoys spending time with her family. She enjoys being at home and watching a good movie! She also loves walking along the beautiful Cornish coastline.

Sandra Edwards

Lunchtime Assistant

Mrs Edwards (lunchtime-supervisor) moved to Egloskerry from Bolton in the early 1980s. She has worked at Egloskerry School as a lunchtime supervisor since September 2003, having had two children who attended the school. She has achieved an NVQ Level 2 in Child Play.

Having proudly held a position of Head Girl at secondary school, she went on to complete her nursing qualification in 1984 and spent many years working in a local nursing home. She has a lot of interests and has supported the school on a voluntary basis for many years.

She especially enjoys listening to children read.

Kelly Broom

Lunchtime Assistant


Miss Broom moved to Egloskerry from Crawley in 2003 to enjoy a slower paced life and to start a family within a rural setting. She has two children currently attending Egloskerry Primary. Before Egloskerry family life, she owned three horses and has ridden since the age of 15. She worked full time in sales and accounts for six years and, alongside her full time job and horses, did seven years of voluntary fundraising for a wildlife sanctuary at weekends, helping out with the animals, cleaning, etc. At home in the evenings Miss Broom used to rehabilitate hedgehogs. Now however she enjoys a variety of activities and going to events with her family whilst exploring this beautiful part of the country.

Gill Turner

School Cleaner

Mrs Turner joined Egloskerry School in September 2018. She previously worked in a university library in London for many years before moving to Cornwall with her family in 2008. Before joining Egloskerry School, Mrs Turner worked as an administration assistant for a local business. She enjoys looking after the family pets: horses, dogs, chickens and a cat.