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Staffing

     The school and the staff are brilliant!         -Anonymous parent

 

It is our terrific team of teachers and teaching assistants who are responsible on a daily basis for the academic progress and pastoral care of the children.  Teachers are supported in this work by the Headship Team, Teaching Assistants, Office Team, Lunchtime Supervisors, our caretaker and cleaning staff. 

 

 

All teaching staff have responsibilities beyond their own class, which usually involve the whole school in some way e.g. subject responsibilities. During the school day, teachers sometimes take other classes or groups of children for a variety of subjects, enabling all children to experience tuition and relationships with a number of adults. Parents are very welcome to come and help us in our work, but as a general rule we encourage parents not to work in their own child's class.

Head Teacher

                                      

 

Ms Esparon

Deputy Head

Mrs Aburrow

Assistant Head Teacher

Mrs Hart

Director of Studies

Mrs Ewin

School Secretary

Mrs Turvey

School Administrator

Mrs Hagon 

Finance Officer

Mrs Gibbs

Caretaker

Mr Keen

Assistant Caretaker

Mr Robins

Year

Class

Teacher

Teaching Assistant

Mid-Day Supervisor

Reception

Holly

Mrs Leung

Miss Shute

Mrs Zogu

Reception

Willow

 Miss Rudling

Mrs Tomlinson

Mrs Walker

Year 1

Birch

 Miss Willis

Mrs Rowbotham

Miss O’Brien

Year 1

Rowan

 Miss Burgin

Mrs Rowland

Miss Jones

Year 2

Chestnut

 Miss Thompson

& Mrs Gerwat

Mrs Casbon

 Mrs Brooks

Year 2

Hazel

 Miss Fennell

Mrs Barker

Mrs Batsuuri

Year 3

Elm

 Miss Georgiou

Mrs Pathak

Mrs Jeffree

Year 3

Poplar

 Miss Kemp

Mrs Bukhari

Mrs Nash

Year 4

Beech

 Miss Wickenden

Mrs East

Mrs Holland- Skinner 

Year 4

Maple

 Miss Hickman

Mrs Sparks

 Mrs Bishop

Year 5

Larch

 Miss Turner

Mrs Hagreen

Mrs Lewis

Year 5

Hawthorn

Miss Goulbourne

Mrs Merlino

Miss Marlow

Year 6

Oak

Mr Harding

Mrs Shonpal

 Mrs Halliday

Additional teachers

Mrs Thomas

Mrs McDonald-Crossley

Mrs Allen

Mrs Francis

Miss Quinn

Mrs Thorogood

School Counsellor/

Parent worker

Mrs Powell

Tender Healthy Relationship Coordinators

Miss Tod

Miss Bedward

Teaching Assistant Support team

Miss Bridger

Mr Grossman

Mrs Henry

Mrs Pawargi

Miss O’Brien

Mrs Brooks

Mrs Arrahkiz

Technical Assistant

Mrs Rowbotham

Library Staff

Mrs Holland Skinner and Mrs Halliday

IT Technician

Mr Grossman

Sports Coaches

Mrs Farrington, Mr James and Mr Spencer

Mid-day supervisor supply

Mrs Lidbetter

Breakfast and Afterschool Club

Mrs Ashrafi, Miss Jeffree and  Mrs Campbell

Each day is extremely busy, and it can be difficult for staff to talk with parents about children's progress at a moment's notice. Although we recognise that concerns do arise, it is best to make an appointment with your child's teacher through your child's contact book or the school office.