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Staffing

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 Business Manager

Mrs Gardner

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

Miss Kemp

Miss Shute

Mrs Zogu

Reception

Willow

 Miss Rudling

Mrs Casbon

Mrs Walker

Year 1

Birch

 Mrs Leung

Miss Bridger

Miss Jones

Year 1

Rowan

 Miss Turner

Mrs Barker

Miss O'Brien

Year 2

Chestnut

 Miss Willis

Mrs Rowland

 Mrs Brooks

Year 2

Hazel

 Miss Roots

Mrs Arrakhiz

Mrs Batsuuri

Year 3

Elm

 Miss Fennell

Mrs East

Miss Jeffree

Year 3

Poplar

 Miss Thompson / 

Mrs Gerwat

Mrs Pathak

Mrs Nash

Year 4

Beech

 Miss Tuck

Mrs Merlino

Miss Tolan 

Year 4

Maple

 Miss Hickman

Mr Grossman

 Miss Bishop

Year 5

Larch

 Miss Wickenden

Mrs Tomlinson

Miss Hutchings

Year 5

Hawthorn

Miss Goulbourne

Mrs Bukhari

Mrs Holland-Skinner

Year 6

Oak

Mr Harding

Mrs Shonpal

 Mrs Halliday

Year 6

Alder

Miss Smith

Mrs Hagreen

Mrs Lewis

Additional teachers

Mrs Thomas

Mrs McDonald-Crossley

Mrs Allen

Mrs Francis

Miss Quinn

Miss Thorougood

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

Mr James and Mr Spencer

Mid-day supervisor supply

Mrs Lidbetter

Breakfast and Afterschool Club

Mrs Ashrafi, Miss Jeffree and  Mrs Halliday

 

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.