School Staff

Leadership TeamJob Title
Mrs Sarah HallExecutive Headteacher
Mr Lee Farrand Deputy Headteacher
Miss Anna FrenchAssistant Headteacher
Mrs Vikki Eggleton Director of SEND and Inclusion
Mrs Molly FletcherDirector of Curriculum & Learning
Ms Zoe RucroftDirector of Phonics & Reading
F1Mrs Shelley Whitfield
F2Ms Nicola Hutt
Y1Miss Sarah Hennigan
Y1Miss Millie Brown
Y2Miss Catherine Flaherty
Y2Miss Alex Green
Y3Mrs Natalie Roberts
Y4Miss Louise Jackson
Y4Mr Cameron Jones
Y5Miss Jessica Low
Y5Mrs Hayley Potter
Y6Mr Lee Farrand
Y6Mr Ben Thomas
SENCOMrs Lynsey Baxter
BranchesMrs Lisa Tonge
Support staffJob title
Mrs Joanne WhitfieldSenior Administration Assistant
Mrs Jemma CuttellSenior Administration Assistant
Mrs Jade ChowingsInclusion Support Assistant
Mr Alan MarshallSite Supervisor
Mr Chris Whitfield Senior Achievement Support Assistant
Mr John EnglandSenior Achievement Support Assistant
Mrs Anna FleetSenior Achievement Support Assistant
Mrs Brigid StentSenior Achievement Support Assistant
Mrs Deborah AllenAchievement Support Assistant
Ms Jane AustinAchievement Support Assistant / Breakfast Club Assistant
Mrs Lisa CheethamAchievement Support Assistant / Breakfast Club Assistant
Ms Karen DennisAchievement Support Assistant
Mrs Tina GriffinAchievement Support Assistant
Miss Kerry HodgkissAchievement Support Assistant
Miss Gemma OldknowAchievement Support Assistant
Mrs Sarah RaffertyAchievement Support Assistant
Mrs Louise SmithAchievement Support Assistant
Ms Charlene AndrewsSenior Achievement Support Assistant
Mrs Michelle MorrisAchievement Support Assistant
Mrs Jane DewsnapAchievement Support Assistant
Miss Sophie WingateAchievement Support Assistant
Mrs Sarah HillBreakfast Club Supervisor / General Kitchen Assistant
Ms Lisa FoxDining Room Supervisor / Breakfast Club Assistant / After School Club Supervisor
Mrs Lynn StentDining Room Assistant
Mrs Susan Pickering Dining Room Assistant
Mrs Wendy WheelerDining Room Assistant
Mrs Paula MonniezDining Room Assistant
Mrs Maria GillattDining Room Assistant / Achievement Support Assistant
Mrs Donna StephensonDining Room Assistant
Mrs Samantha Davidson Dining Room Assistant
Ms Kerry WilsonDining Room Assistant
Mrs Toni SimmoniteDining Room Assistant
Mrs Sharon Fawcett School Cook
Miss Paula Jenkins General Kitchen Assistant

Governance and Leadership: Trustees and governors are skilled and committed, regularly visiting the school and maintaining an accurate picture of its operations to ensure continued improvement.

Promotion of Values: Pupils learn about diversity and British values through various activities and demonstrate positive attitudes and respect for others. The school also encourages community involvement, such as the choir singing in residential homes and helping at the local food bank.

Extracurricular Activities: There is a wide range of clubs available, such as football, rugby, forest school, and choir, which help develop pupils’ talents and interests.

Early Years Provision: The early years setting promotes positive relationships and collaboration among children. Adults model effective communication and use assessment well to engage children in their learning.

Reading and Phonics: The school is committed to ensuring all pupils learn to read. Effective training and support for teachers, along with appropriate reading materials and catch-up sessions, help pupils read accurately and confidently.

High Expectations and Progress: The school sets high expectations for all pupils, which are being met. Parents appreciate the support and information provided by the staff and are pleased with the progress their children make.

Anti-Bullying: Pupils respect each other, believe in the school’s values, and feel confident that any issues, including bullying, would be resolved quickly by adults.

Overall Effectiveness: The school is rated “Good” in all categories, including quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, leadership and management, and early years provision.

Positive Behaviour: Changes in how behaviour is managed have helped pupils reflect on their feelings and make better choices. This has resulted in positive behaviour during lessons and playtimes.

Curriculum and Learning: The curriculum is well-considered, building on previous learning to deepen understanding. While assessment systems need improvement, the school’s overall approach helps in identifying and supporting pupils’ needs.

School Environment: The academy is described as a warm and welcoming place where pupils feel safe and happy. Respectful and positive relationships are central to the school’s environment.

Safeguarding: The school has effective safeguarding arrangements, creating an open and positive culture that prioritises pupils’ interests.

Support for SEND: The school effectively identifies and supports pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), involving parents in the assessment process and adapting lessons to help these pupils build new knowledge.