Clare Eddison – Head Teacher (also p/t teacher yrs 5/6)

MA/BA Hons Natural Sciences (Cantab) and PGCE Sussex

Clare Eddison 2Clare joined the Dharma Primary School in September 2015 as our new Head. She is a teacher with many years of experience and also a practising Buddhist and a long-term student of meditation. Find out more.

“My decision to apply for the headship came from a deep wish to integrate my love of learning with my Buddhist practice. I have a passion for creative education, one that incorporates the whole child, and with my previous experience I bring an instinctive approach to excellence in the craft of teaching. .”

Alison – Head of Early Years

B.A. (Hons) English/ Cultural and Community Studies, P.G.C.E University of Sussex

“The AlisonDharma Primary School has been an important part of my life since it began in 1994. I supported the Head Teacher one day per week during the first year of the school and have taught part-time ever since. The school has offered me the freedom to teach in the way I truly believe in, with time to nurture every child and relate to them as unique individuals. Its exhausting, but I love it!”

Mei Mei – Nursery Teacher

B.Sc (Hons) Experimental Psychology, University of Sussex / P.G.C.E Early Years (Aged 3-8) Science Specialism, University of Chichester / TEFL cert. / Starchild Children’s Yoga  Instructor cert. (2011) 

 IMG_4437 (1) (2)“I have 19 years experience as an Early Years Teacher in various settings including private and state in the UK and international schools in SE Asia; I set up, ran and taught in a homeschooling group in Thailand. I feel so grateful to be part of a community where kindness and wellbeing are a priority. Its a joy to be able to really tune in to children and appreciate their unique personalities.”

Becky – Nursery/Reception

B.A. (Hons) Theatre Design, Nursery/Reception T.E.O.S.L., Certificate P.G.C.E. Art and design

“I lovBecky copye teaching at the Dharma Primary School, as it allows me to be creative and teach with a holistic approach. I also believe it is a real privilege to work with small classes, as I can develop strong relationships with the children. I  also have two gorgeous young boys, who keep me very busy.”

Caroline – Years 1/2

B.A. (Hons) History and Philosophy of Education, P.G.C.E. Primary Education

“I havCarolinee been at the Dharma Primary School for over 10 years and I still love coming to work! Having worked in a variety of educational settings I know the atmosphere here to be very special, for staff and children alike.”


Fuschia  – Years 3/4

B.A (Hons) University of Brighton, Primary P.G.C.E (with distinction) from Bangor University

Before joining us, Fuschia taught Years 3 and 4 at a British Primary School in Madrid (a Montessori school that followed the National Curriculum). She has 12 years’ experience teaching in primary schools and is keen to develop opportunities for Spanish language, Latin dance and Forest School.

SEN Teacher

We are currently recruiting for this post.

Gina – Years 5/6

B.A (Hons) University of Exeter, P.G.C.E, University of Brighton

DSC_1939 (2)Gina joined us from Willingdon Community School, where she was Head of Department, Ethics and Philosophy, and recognised as an outstanding teacher. In addition to teaching years 7-11, she has experience in the transition process working with Year 6 and 7. Gina has had additional training in written and oral literacy, SEN and Autism. She undertook her primary placement at the Dharma Primary School back in 2005, as part of her P.G.C.E.