I have had the pleasure of being the Head teacher of Kniveton Church of England © Primary for nearly 23 years. I previously worked in a school in inner city Derby.

I have seen our school grow from only having two teachers and 35 pupils to 5 teachers and, one year, 75 children! It has been a privilege to share the educational journeys of so many wonderful children and share their family’s lives.

I have a passion for Art and Literacy. I am the English coordinator in school. I also look after:

Teaching and Learning, Assessment,, Safe Recruitment, R.E.,

Collective worship and am the International coordinator.

I have two children- Katie, my daughter, was a Reception teacher at Repton Primary for nine years and has just set up her own nursery in Doveridge and my son, Tom, who has lived in Munich and China and worked at top international hotels out there and is now  a chef at the Savoy Hotel in London.

My hobbies are my two adorable grand children: Harvey who is six and Tommy who is four. I also enjoy visiting our partner schools in Sri Lanka and Gambia and carrying out joint curricular projects with them. When I am not busy with these I enjoy painting and drawing, reading, gardening and spending time with friends.

Mrs Lynn Board-  Headmistress


Mrs Gorman has been working at Kniveton School for twelve years and currently teaches Class 2 3 days a week, with Miss Robson teaching Class 2 on Thursdays and Fridays.

She enjoys teaching all subjects but particularly loves Maths and playing around with numbers. This is her area of responsibility within school, with PSHE. She is also the teacher representative on the Governing Body.

Mrs. Gill Gorman

Mrs Fletcher

Mrs Fletcher is a newly qualified teacher and is currently teaching Class 2 two and a half days a week. She has previously worked as a teaching assistant both at Kniveton Primary and other schools.

She enjoys teaching all subjects, but particularly loves science. She is also very passionate about PE and physical activity and believes that a healthy body sustains a healthy mind. 

She is looking into becoming a Forest School practitioner and introducing Forest School to Kniveton Primary. 

In her spare time Mrs Fletcher enjoys cooking and reading, as well as keeping her and her family active!


Miss Laura Firth

Miss Firth lives in Ashbourne with her partner. She has a BA (Hons) Childhood Studies degree and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education which she achieved with merit. She has been teaching for 7 years and has experience as an Early Years Coordinator and has also taught Years 1 and 2. Her favourite subject to teach is Science. Miss Firth’s hobbies are gardening and reading. She also has a love for animals owning two rabbits, one of which is a house rabbit and two guinea pigs. She currently holds responsibility for science within the school.

Mrs Raine

Mrs Raine has been working at Kniveton Primary School for

three and a half years. She teaches two days a week in Class 1 with Miss Firth on a Monday and Tuesday.

She very much enjoys spending time with her family and going

for walks with her husband and two children Grace and Samuel

and their dog Oscar!

Her area of responsibility within the school is music and PSHE

Mrs Robson

Jenny Robson has over 7 years of experience in the primary classroom, having chosen to join the teaching profession as a second career. Prior to teaching, Jenny worked in Public Relations for a London based agency specialising in technology companies. With a 2:1 degree in English and French, Jenny taught in Corsica for a term as part of her teacher training, resulting in her specialist qualification in PGCE Primary with French. Jenny teaches Class 2 at Kniveton as well as French to Class 3. In her free time, Jenny loves spending time with her three boys and enjoying the great outdoors, cycling and reading.

Miss Lynam Teaching assistant
Katie Sheard Midday Supervisor
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Mrs Bigland Midday supervisor
Mrs Omotosho Teaching assistant
Mr Phillips Caretaker
Cheryl Dawson School Secretary
Kelly Houghton School Cook