Staffing Updates

Staffing Updates

Staff Leaving:

Mrs Dean – After 37 glorious years at Alfriston School Mrs Dean is retiring. She has been an absolute inspiration to pupils and staff alike and her can-do attitude to tackling any issue or supporting anyone she works with has meant that pupils past and present hold her in very high regard. One past pupil calling into the office yesterday with a card worded ‘wonderful Mrs Dean’ sums up quite perfectly what we all think of her. We will miss her dearly and wish her the very best in her retirement. Thank you to parents for their generous donations – for a gift Mrs Dean has received a bespoke pewter frame with Alfriston memories and afternoon tea for 4 at The Cliveden Hotel. Mrs Dean has also very kindly gifted the school with a friendship bench for outside the new wellbeing cabin.


Miss Bale leaves us after 2 years, she started at Alfriston as a support assistant in dance and PE and for the last year has been covering a maternity post for PE. She is leaving to train to be a PE and Dance teacher. We wish her every success in her career.​​


Miss Kulanathan leaves us after her one year placement as the wellbeing student. Miss K has thrown herself into Alfriston life and, alongside her research projects, she has been a great support to the girls on an individual level. We wish her well with her continued studies.


Miss Millins leaves us after 3 years, her role at Alfriston has been a mix of support assistant, SALT teaching and working in boarding. No matter where Miss Millins is in the school she can always be relied on to provide a happy and supportive smile. She will be missed immensely but we wish her every success in her new career.


Mrs Lenton leaves us after she has been covering a maternity post in the admin team. She has very quickly got to grips with the Alfriston systems and processes and has provided reassuring cover whilst Mrs Pearce has been away.


Returning Staff and New Starters:

Mrs Stevens will be returning to the PE department in September following her maternity leave. 

Mrs Pearce will be returning to the admin team following her maternity leave.

Mrs Akhtar will be starting as an English support assistant.

Mrs Cleaver will be starting as a support assistant within the music department.

Miss Kerr will be starting as our new wellbeing student placement.