Senior Leadership Team

The Leadership Structure is made up of four Senior Managers, three Phase Leaders and our Senior Family Liaison Officer.


Lauren Wharmby


Lisa Paez 

Assistant Head Teacher

Louisa Blunden




More about our Senior Management Team

Mrs Wharmby

I first started teaching in secondary school teaching computing and ICT. I taught in two secondary schools before being introduced to the world of primary school and since that day I have never looked back.

I was lucky enough to train to become a SENCO and work to support some of the most disadvantaged children, a job which I have never stopped enjoying.

In my spare time I am busy looking after my own three children and enjoy nothing more than family days out and a good cup of tea with a biscuit. I have grown up in the Folkestone area, and feel very passionate about improving education for the next generation.

Mrs Paez

After completing my Genetics degree at Cardiff University, I spent 9 months working as a Teaching Assistant at a Primary School in Dover before travelling around the world.  

I quickly realised that I really loved working with children and I decided to complete a PGCE at Christ Church University College so I could become a teacher. 

My first teaching role was at Whitstable Junior School. After this, I moved to London and taught in a Primary School in Tower Hamlets. I was still keen to travel so, I decided to take a teaching position in an International School in Thailand. This gave me the opportunity to learn lots about different cultures and visit a number of countries in Asia. Then I moved to China and worked in an International School there. 

I’ve been at Mundella since July 2016 and I absolutely love it! I lead on the school curriculum and I am passionate about all subjects and giving children memorable learning experiences.

Mrs Blunden

Before training to become a teacher, I was a micro biology laboratory assistant.  However my dream and vocation in life was to become a teacher and I completed my training at Christchurch University College in 1994. 


Since then, I have worked as a class teacher in EYFS, KS1 and KS2 and as part of the senior leadership team at schools in Kent.


I love reading and trained additionally as a reading recovery teacher. This has helped me to develop a deeper insight into the challenges that children face trying to navigate the English language. 


I have a Science degree and love to share the wonder and awe of the world with children.  


Phase One Leader

Louisa Blunden

Phase Two Leader

Lauren James

Phase Three Leader

Amy Parnham

Senior Family Liaison Officer

Carol Gretton

More about our Senior Leaders

Mrs Blunden

See above 

Miss Parnham

After finishing school, I worked as a teaching assistant in various schools before going to university to complete my teacher training. After my degree in Primary Education, I worked in a small school outside Ashford before coming to Mundella. I am passionate about making sure every child has the opportunity to achieve whatever it is they want to.  

I love being a teacher, I think it’s one of the only jobs where you get to laugh every single day! 

Mrs James

(soon to be added)

Mrs Gretton

For the past twenty years I have worked, in a variety of roles, in four different primary schools in South East Kent; as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Teaching Assistant, Midday supervisor and I have even had a go at being the Lollipop Lady!


I have a degree in Childhood Studies which led to my passion for my present role of Senior Family Liaison Officer. I have recently become a staff governor and enjoy contributing to school life for our pupils.


In my spare time I enjoy musical theatre, concerts and spending time with my two grandsons.