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School Staff


Name & Position Responsibilities

Miss Jo Hudson 

Child Protection – Safeguarding Lead
Health & Safety
Assessment & Tracking
Learning & Teaching
Maths lead

Mrs Kathryn Cousins

Assistant Head/Year 2

Safeguarding – DSL
English & Phonics

Mrs Angela Hibberd

Reception Teacher

Mrs Melissa Hay

Reception Teacher

RE Champion

Miss Sarah Cole

Year 1 Teacher

Physical Education/ Sports Champion

Outdoor learning co-ordinator

Mr Daruish Gorgirzadeh

Year 3 Teacher

Pupil Voice lead

Mr Ben Spinks 

Year 4 Teacher

Pupil Premium Champion

Computing/ E-safety

Mrs Vanessa Chapman

 Teaching Assistant


Mrs Nicki Cooper

Higher-Level Teaching Assistant

Safeguarding -  Deputy DSL
Admin Officer/Clerk to Governors
Welfare Officer

Mrs Kirsty Fennell

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Caroline Marlow

Childcare Assistant

Mrs Sam Mitchell

Childcare Assistant

Mrs Nicky Steer

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Selina White

Finance Officer

Mrs Marie Dunning

 Office Manager

Mrs Cushla Wedderburn 

Kitchen Assistant


Mrs Karen Bowler 

Midday Supervisor

Mrs Rachael Clemas

Midday Supervisor

Mrs Teresa Coombes

Senior Childcare Assistant

Mrs Alison Bailey

Childcare Assistant

Miss Katie Ball

Childcare Assistant

Miss Grace Mitchell

Childcare Assistant

Mrs Jenny Moran 

Childcare Assistant 

Mrs Sabrina Paine 

Childcare Assistant

Mrs Tina Young

Childcare Assistant