Our Foundation Team

Mrs Abby Shaw

Dolphins Class Teacher and Foundation Stage Leader


I studied to become a teacher after completing an Early Years and Education Studies degree in 2013. With 2 small children, I was able to gain a 1st class degree which I hold as one of my proudest achievements to date.

My final teaching placement was at Oatlands Infant School in Early Years. Once I arrived at the school I was welcomed with open arms and knew it was a team I wanted to become a part of.

Since then I have worked in all other year groups gaining lots of experience. This provided me with the opportunity to become a Key Stage 1 Moderator, where I am able to visit other schools within the area. I am also the EYFS Lead, Maths Lead, Staff Governor and School Council Representative.

Outside of school I enjoy spending quality time with my husband and daughters, both of whom have attended Oatlands Infant School and have had a fantastic start to their education. 


Miss Kathryn Haddon 

Deputy Headteacher and Teaching & Learning Lead

I studied to become a teacher at Manchester Metropolitan University.  Once qualified, I taught at a primary school where I led English and Key Stage One. In September 2018, I moved to Oatlands Infant School to become the Deputy Headteacher.

Out of school I enjoy exploring new places with my fiancé, meeting up with family and friends and going for long country walks.


Miss Kat Milburn

Lemurs Class Teacher and P.E. & PSHE Lead

I am originally from near Harrogate and after graduating from Durham University with a degree in Politics, I worked for a local social enterprise. In 2016, I decided to follow my lifelong dream of becoming a teacher, completing my PGCE at Newcastle University. After qualifying, I worked in a large primary school on the outskirts of Newcastle as a Key Stage 2 teacher, then subsequently spent five months living and volunteering in a small community in the Arctic Circle. I have a passion for languages and can now speak Norwegian as well as French and German. 

Outside of life at Oatlands Infants, I am a keen runner - you’ll often see me pounding the pavements around where I live - as well as a budding gardener. I enjoy baking and especially trying new recipes, although they aren’t always that successful according to my friends/recipe testers! I read voraciously and I am happiest with a good book in my hand.


Mrs Holly Pennington- Bosah

Tree Frogs Class Teacher and English lead 

Originally from West Yorkshire, I graduated from Durham University in 2016 with a degree in Primary Education. I then taught in Leeds for 5 years where I found my love for the Early Years. 

Outside of school, my wife and I love going on adventures with our dog Sonny, seeing musicals at the theatre, and taking on creative projects. I also enjoy yoga, dance, and a good book in my spare time! 


Mrs Zena Perera

Foundation Stage Teaching Assistant- Lemurs

I am originally from Tenerife, Spain. I obtained my degree in English and Literature at Universidad de La Laguna (University of La Laguna). I moved to the UK in 2010 when I started to work as a Spanish language assistant at a couple of high schools in Harrogate. I have also worked as a Spanish tutor. Later on, I completed my teaching assistant qualification and I have also worked as a midday supervisor.

I am married and we have two children who currently attend Oatlands Infants and Oatlands Juniors School. We also have a dog called Cusco.


Miss Stephanie Bailey 

Foundation Stage Teaching Assistant- Dolphins

I have always worked with children. I started by working in nurseries with mainly preschool children for nine years before becoming a nanny for seven years. I love working with children and seeing them develop, learn and become their own unique individuals.

I have two boys aged 4 and 11 so home is very busy! We love going on walks and for picnics. I also love cooking and am a keen quizzer!


Miss Nina Russell 

Foundation Stage Teaching Assistant- Tree Frogs

Since leaving school I have always worked in childcare and have experience of working with children from birth to 10. I have worked in a range of settings including being a private carer, nurseries, mainstream and special schools. I have my level three qualification in SEN Teaching Assistant and a Certificate of Higher Education in Childhood and Youth Studies.  

Outside school I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. You can often find me on a long walk with my son and my dog, Louis.


Miss Daniella Lawson 

Apprentice Teaching Assistant 


Miss Amy Barraclough

Apprentice Teaching Assistant 



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