Name and Qualifications

Full-Time Staff and Role

Mr D Hood BA (Joint Hons), PGCE

Acting Headteacher

Miss Z Hemmingway BA (Hons), PGCE

Prep 5 Form Teacher

Mr J Salt BA (Hons), PGCE

Prep 6 Form Teacher

Mrs R Watkins BA (Hons) PGCE

Prep 4 Form Teacher

Mrs A Parrish BA (Hons), PGCE

Prep 3 Form Teacher

Miss J Biggs BSc, PGCE

PP2 Form Teacher 

Mrs S Dale BA (Hons) (Primary Education)

PP1 Form Teacher / Individual Educational Needs Co-Ordinator - SEND

Mrs J Brown BEd (Hons) (Primary Education)

Early Years Foundation Stage Manager / Reception Form Teacher

Mrs A Taylor BTEC Dip NN, ADCE, BA (Hons)

Deputy Early Years Foundation Stage Manager

Mr D Ferris BA (Joint Hons) AILAM

P.E. and Games Co-Ordinator

Miss S Kirk BA Hons in Education Level 6

Classroom Assistant / Individual Educational Needs Assistant / Breakfast Club

Miss V Kent Higher Level Teaching Assistant Level 4 (Childcare Education)

Classroom Assistant / Breakfast Club Playworker

Miss E Gerrard NVQ Level 4 (Childcare Education)

Classroom Assistant / Joe's Club Supervisor 

Miss M Farnley Level 3 Childs Learning, Play & Development / Foundation Degree in Education

Classroom Assistant

Mrs S Maskery NVQ Level 3

Breakfast Club Supervisor




Name and Qualifications

Support Staff Role

Mrs R Edwards


Mrs H Pickford

P.A. to Acting Headteacher / Clerk to Governing Body

Mrs R Rhead

 Volunteer Librarian

Mr P Denson

  Site Manager / Handyperson

Mrs H Denson


Mrs P Devgon

 Housekeeping / Lunchtime Supervisor

Miss J Marshall

 Housekeeping / Lunchtime Assistant





Name and Qualifications

Visiting Staff Role

Mrs A Walker LGSM

Speech and Drama

Miss L Tipping

Ballet and Dance


Piano and Violin 




Reverend J Cooper





  • 29 January

    Parents Evening - Early Years Department Only (Nursery & Reception)

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  • 28 January

    Christingle Service - Led by PP1. Please ensure that all PP1 Parents / Carers arrive by 2:45pm for the lightening of the candles.

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