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St James' CE First School and Nursery

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Meet the staff

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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

Miss Sarah Cole

Early years lead

Physical Education/ Sports Champion

Outdoor learning  co-ordinator

Mrs Melissa Hay

Year 1 teacher

RE Champion

Mr Daruish Gorgirzadeh

KS2 teacher

Pupil Voice lead

Mr Ben Spinks 

KS2 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 Nicky Steer 

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Kirsty Fennell

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Caroline Marlow

Childcare Assistant

Mrs Sam Mitchell

Childcare Assistant

Mrs Jenny Moran

Childcare Assistant

Mrs Selina White

Finance Officer

Mrs Marie Dunning

 Office Manager

Mrs Cushla Wedderburn 

Kitchen Assistant


Mrs Karen Bowler 

 Midday Supervisor

Mrs Sabrina Paine 

 Midday Supervisor
Mrs Rachael Clemas
Midday Supervisor