We have a large team of staff, well over one hundred, who work very hard to keep the school running well. Not only do we have the classroom-based staff, but there is also a team of staff who work 'behind the scenes' to keep everything running smoothly. All our staff are equally valued as we all have an important role to play.
The foundation team comprises the nursery class (Bear) and three reception classes (Squirrel, Lemur and Rabbit). The foundation team staff are:
Raj Badhan - nursery teacher (Bear), Leanne Bramwell - teaching assistant, Lynn Cliffe - teaching assistant, Felicity Edwards - teaching assistant, Sharanjit Kaloya - teaching assistant, Teri Liles - class teacher (Squirrel), Tahira Qureshi - foundation stage leader and class teacher (Rabbit), Collete Ruston - teaching assistant, Michelle Sims - class teacher (Lemur), Karen Walsh - teaching assistant, Louise Watson - teaching assistant and Sue Whitworth - teacher (covers other teachers during their planning time). New to the team this term are Sophie Nelson and Sarah Dicker - teaching assistants working specifically with some of our SEND pupils.
Key Stage One Team
The key stage one team comprises three year one classes (Toucan, Butterfly and Lion) and three year two classes (Jaguar, Koala and Ladybird). The KS1 team staff are:
Cat Birchall - class teacher (Jaguar), Charlotte Bates - KS1 leader and class teacher (Koala), Manpreet Bhatia - teacher (Butterfly), Ellie Bill - teacher (Lion), Mandy Boyle - teaching assistant, Mel Dodd - class teacher (Ladybird), Julie Eaton - teaching assistant, Leanne Flint - KS1 leader and class teacher (Toucan), Afsheen Khaliq - teaching assistant, Anna Novak - teaching assistant, Manjit Sian - teaching assistant and Rachel Tunney - assistant head teacher (pastoral) and class teacher (Toucan).
Lower Key Stage Two Team
The lower key stage one team comprises three year three classes (Dolphin, Gorilla and Turtle) and three year four classes (Giraffe, Hedgehog and Panda). The lower KS2 team staff are:
Margaret Barroso - teaching assistant, Jo Davies - teacher (Turtle), Ziggy Davis - teaching assistant, Sarah Dogruel - teacher (Dolphin), Sarah Johnson - teaching assistant, Amy Lowndes - teacher (Giraffe), Michelle Morley - teaching assistant, Ali O'Brien - teacher (Gorilla), Laura Parkin - teacher (Gorilla), Liz Payne - lower KS2 lead and class teacher (Hedgehog), Claire Rollinson - teaching assistant, Julie Sheldon - teaching assistant and Craig Terpilowski - teacher (Panda).
Upper Key Stage Two Team
The upper key stage one team comprises three year five classes (Lynx, Cheetah and Panther) and two year six classes (Tiger and Chameleon). The upper KS2 team staff are:
Kelly Basra - upper KS2 leader and class teacher (Cheetah), Alison Caul - teacher (Tiger), Emma Churn - teaching assistant, Sarah Davies - teacher (Lynx), Collette Hague (Chameleon), Angela Keane - teaching assistant, Jane Kniveton - teaching assistant, Katy Popple - assistant head teacher (teaching and learning) and class teacher (Lynx), Chris Quinlan - teacher (Panther), Martine Ross - teaching assistant, Tina Smith - teaching assistant and Kay Thornhill - teaching assistant.
You may also come across Brian O'Reilly who provides classroom cover and so moves around from class to class during the week.
The pastoral team comprises:
Tracey Baxter - nurture group leader, Lisa Birks - nurture group, Sam Stuart - nurture group, Sarah Hanson - learning mentor, Liz Hutchinson - family support, Louise Sneap - learning mentor and Jan Walker - learning mentor.
Senior Leadership Team
The senior leadership team comprises:
Paula Baines-Chambers - principal, Katy Popple - assistant head teacher (teaching and learning), Vickie Rock - deputy head teacher, Suzie Simpson - acting business manager and Rachel Tunney - assistant head teacher (pastoral).
The admin team comprises:
Anne May - admin assistant, Sarah Sawford - administrator, Cathy Wagstaff - administrator and Suzie Simpson - acting business manager.
The catering team comprises:
Kizzy Beckford - kitchen asst, Jackie Benjamin - kitchen asst, Jane Couchman - kitchen asst, Jeanette Delahay - kitchen asst, Tracey Gumm - kitchen asst, Patricia Parrell - cook, Graham Purdy - catering manager, Sandra Theobold - kitchen asst and Lisa Wheatley - cook/kitchen assistant.
The lunchtime team comprises:
Sam Bates, Sarah Bell, Daljet Birling, Jade Bumford, Katie Burton, Ziggy Davies (lunchtime team leader), Rachel Dixon, Melissa Drayton, Lilian Folkes, Donna Gorbett, Amanda Gray, Cassandra Hind, Jackie House, Charlotte Mason, Gail Mason, Odete Meyer Newes, Jayne Mosley, Teresa Peel, Dana Pdsvinka, Pamela Raynes, Liga Sudava and Jeanette Yeomans.
The site team comprises:
Amanda Bell, Jackie Benjamin, George Marilyn, Beverly Gillott, Pat McKenzie (asst site manager), Pamela Rayner, Sandra Theobold and Jim Harrower (acting site manager).