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

Ms Esparon

Deputy Head

Mrs Aburrow

Assistant Head Teacher and SEND Lead

Mrs Hart

Director of Studies

Mrs Ewin

School Business Manager

Mrs Gardner

School Administrator

Mrs Hagon 

Finance Officer

Mrs Gibbs


Mr Tosen

Assistant Caretaker

Mr Robins




Teaching Assistant

Mid-Day Supervisor



Miss Edwards

Miss Rowland

Mrs Hutchings



Mrs Leung

Mrs Arrakhiz

Mrs Buranova

Year 1


Miss Tuck

Mrs Hamid

Mrs Zogu

Year 1


Miss Kiss

Mrs Rhodes

Mr Sawyers

Year 2


Miss Turner

Mrs Casbon

Mrs Hymers

Year 2


Miss Cook

Mrs Brooks

Mrs Brooks

Year 3


Miss Fennell

Mrs Clark

Mrs Clark

Year 3


Miss Mellor

Miss Jeffree

Miss Jeffree

Year 4


Mrs Khialani

Mrs East

Mrs East

Year 4


Miss M Foster

Mrs Bukhari

Mrs Bukhari

Year 5


Miss Hackett

Mrs Tomlinson

Mrs Idrees

Year 5


Mrs Grove/Mrs Johnson

Mrs Bashford

Mrs Bashford

Year 6


Mr Harding/Mrs McDonald-Crossley

Mrs Shonpal

Ms Szlejf

Year 6


Miss E Foster

Mrs Waller

Miss Bishop

Additional teachers

Mrs Johnson

Miss Willis

Mrs Roots-Taylor

Mrs McDonald-Crossley

Miss Allen

Mrs Gerwat

Miss Thorogood

Teaching Assistant Support team

Miss Bridger

Mr Grossman

Mrs Henry

Miss O’Brien

Mrs Brooks

Mrs Casbon

Miss Szlejf

Mrs Idrees

Mrs Buranova

Mrs Nash

Mrs Ashrafi

IT Technician

Mr Grossman

Senior Lunchtime Supervisor

Mrs Lewis

Lunchtime Support

Mrs Henry, Mrs Nash

Relief Mid-Day Supervisor 

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.