Forestdale Primary School

Staff

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 site team 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 Business Manager

Mrs Gardner

School Administrator

Mrs Hagon 

Finance Officer

Mrs Gibbs

Caretaker

Mr Tosen

Assistant Caretaker

Mr Robins

Year

Class

Teacher

Teaching Assistant

Mid-Day Supervisor

Reception

Holly

Miss Edwards

Mrs Hamid

Mrs Hutchings

Reception

Willow

Mrs Leung

Mrs Rowland

Mrs Buranova

Year 1

Birch

Miss Mellor

Mrs Arrakhiz

Mrs Clark

Year 1

Rowan

Miss Kiss

Mrs Bukhari

Mrs Zogu/Mrs Nash

Year 2

Chestnut

Miss Turner

Mrs Casbon

Miss Szlejf

Year 2

Hazel

Miss Cook

Mrs Clark

Mrs Arrakhiz

Year 3

Elm

Miss Fennell

Mrs Rhodes

Mrs Bukhari

Year 3

Poplar

Mrs Thomas

Miss Jeffree

Miss Jeffree

Year 4

Beech

Miss Tuck

Mrs Bashford

Miss Barton 

Year 4

Maple

Miss M Foster

Mrs East

Miss Bishop

Year 5

Larch

Miss Hackett

Mrs Waller

Mrs Nash

Year 5

Hawthorn

Miss E Foster

Mrs Shonpal

Mrs Brooks

Year 6

Oak

Mr Harding

Mrs Tomlinson

Mrs Lewis

Year 6

Alder

Miss Smith

Mrs Brooks

Mr Sawyers

Additional teachers

Mrs Johnson

Miss Willis

Miss Allen

Mrs Gerwat

Mrs Francis

Miss Thorogood

School Counsellor/

Parent worker

Mrs Powell

Teaching Assistant Support team

Miss Bridger

Mr Grossman

Mrs Henry

Miss O’Brien

Mrs Brooks

Mrs Casbon

Miss Szlejf

Mrs Zogu

Mr Sawyers

Mrs Ashrafi

Senior Lunchtime Supervisor

Mrs Lewis

IT Technician

Mr Grossman

Relief Mid-day Supervisors 

Mrs Halliday

Breakfast and After School Club

Mrs Ashrafi, Mrs Halliday and Mrs Nash

 

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.