Forestdale Primary School


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

Mrs Aburrow

Deputy Head Teacher

Mrs Hart

Assistant Head Teacher

Miss Shardlow

Inclusion Lead and SENDCo

Miss R Hosking

Director of Studies

Mrs Ewin

School Business Manager

Mrs Gardner

School Administrator

Mrs Hagon 

Finance Officer

Mrs Gibbs

Site Manager

Mr Tosen

Assistant Caretaker

Mr Robins




Teaching Assistant

Mid-Day Supervisor



Miss Lacey

Miss Rowland

Mr Sawyers



Mrs Leung

Mrs Arrakhiz

Mrs Bryant/Mrs Hymers

Year 1


Mrs McGarry

Mrs Hamid

Mrs Halliday

Year 1


Miss Kiss

Mrs Bukhari

Mrs Bukhari

Year 2


Miss Mellor

Ms Szlejf

Mrs Nash

Year 2


Miss Fennell

Mrs Clark

Mrs Clark

Year 3


Mrs Campbell

Mrs Casbon

Mrs Hutchings

Year 3


Mrs Ewin / Mrs Gerwat

Mrs Lewis

Mrs Lyford/Mrs Buranova

Year 4


Mrs Khialani

Miss Beeney

Mrs East

Year 4


Miss Edwards

Mrs East

Miss O'Brien

Year 5


Mrs Spice

Miss Jeffree

Miss Jeffree

Year 5


Mrs Grove

Mrs Bashford

Mrs Bashford

Year 6


Mr Harding/Mrs McDonald-Crossley

Mrs Brooks

Miss Bishop/Mrs Idrees

Year 6


Mrs Jiggins

Miss Hood

Miss Hood

Additional teachers

Miss Allen

Mrs McDonald-Crossley

Mrs Gerwat

Miss Thorogood

Miss Turner

PPA Cover

Mrs Tomlinson

Teaching Assistant Support team

Miss Bridger

Mr Grossman

Mrs Henry

Miss O’Brien

Mrs Casbon

Ms Szlejf

Mrs Idrees

Mrs Buranova

Mrs Nash

Mrs Ashrafi

Mrs Bryant

Mrs Smith

Mr Sawyers

Mrs Bukhari

Home School Support Worker

Miss Holland-Skinner

IT Technician

Mr Grossman

Senior Lunchtime Supervisor

Mrs Lewis

Lunchtime Support

Mrs Lewis, Mrs Henry, Mrs Brooks

Breakfast and After School Club

Mrs Ashrafi, Mrs Halliday, Mrs Hutchings 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.