Pastoral Team

Susanna Manrique and Charlotte Tumber are here to support families when things go a bit wonky – it happens to all of us! We can signpost you to organisations who specialise in the support you need, help you to complete referrals and help you to find solutions that make sense for you.  We are also very happy to have a chat and a cup of tea if you need a friendly ear and someone to talk things through with, no matter how big and scary they are. 

Susanna Manrique

Assistant Head (Pastoral); Designated Safeguarding Lead; Year 1 Class Teacher

I started working at Recreation Road in 2014 as a member of the Early Years and Senior Leadership Teams. In January 2018 I became Assistant Head responsible for the pastoral side of the school. My responsibilities include supporting and promoting pupil, family and staff wellbeing. I also oversee lunchtime staffing and provision and I am Designated Teacher for Looked After Children, Mental Health Champion and Domestic Abuse Champion.

I have a hormonal teenage son who came to Rec Road, 2 teenage step-daughters and a huge, very friendly tabby cat called Stanley. In my spare time I play the violin in the Norwich Philharmonic Orchestra and do lots of cooking and gardening. 

Charlotte Tumber

Family Engagement Officer

I have worked in the education sector since 2013, which includes teaching within a specialist needs setting and providing specialist needs support within a Specialist Resource Base for neurodiverse pupils. I now work at Recreation Road as your Family Engagement Officer.  My role is to support every child and their family in overcoming any barriers to their learning and wellbeing; I understand that some hurdles may feel bigger than others.  

I have a neurodiverse daughter who is obsessed with Minecraft. In our free time we like to get outdoors to explore and attempt new things, if I can pull her away from her Switch! I have the best doggo called Riley who is an 8 year old German Shepherd who loves long walks and tennis balls. I am a huge plant fan and I enjoy a good book.  

You can contact Susanna by email: or calling the school office 01603 457120

You can contact Charlotte by email or text/call 07983 119036

Contact Us

Recreation Road Infant School, Recreation Road, Norwich NR2 3PA

Head of School – Denise Mattock

Executive Head Teacher – Michael Bunting

Tel: 01603 457120


Zoe Smith and Jo Westgate are available in the school office to deal with your calls and queries.

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