Staff List – 2019 / 2020

Senior Leadership Team
PrincipalPaul Ketley
Head of SchoolEmma Collip
Vice PrincipalJanine Blundy
Vice PrincipalJoe McGuire
Business ManagerAndrea Taylor-Harris
Phase 1 LeaderKendra Charman
Phase 2 LeaderAndy Hill
Phase 3 LeaderEsther Witts
Inclusion Manager/SENCoEsther Witts
Teaching Staff
FoundationSarah Griffiths
FoundationDi Dickson
FoundationKendra Charman
Year 1George Herd
Year 1Teresa Smith
Year 1Primrose Ovečka
Year 2Lucy Wray
Year 2Molly Thornton
Year 2Ellie Tilling
Year 3Adrianna Rose
Year 3Mike Airey
Year 3Andy Hill
Year 4Claudia Waterfield
Year 4Lance Clark
Year 4Spencer Morrison
Year 5Natasha Hilton
Year 5Ryan Troth
Year 5Anna Smith
Year 6Emma Bailey
Year 6Wayne Mitchell
Year 6Harriet Wright
School Direct StudentCharlotte Tappenden
School Direct StudentClaire McDade
CoverRussell Marsh
CoverEmma Stammers
Administrative Staff
Academy Administration ManagerLorraine Cowup
Finance AdministratorDianne Airey
Office AssistantOlivia Page
Learning Mentors
Key Stage 1Paula Rich
Key Stage 2Jill Williams
Higher Level Teaching Assistants
HLTAClaire Graham
HLTASusanna Higgins
HLTARachel Field
Support Staff
Teaching AssistantClaire Allen
Teaching AssistantJoy Alsop
Teaching AssistantChris Brockies
Teaching AssistantAmanda Churm
Teaching AssistantKay Congdon
Teaching AssistantJemma Dash
Teaching AssistantKelly Falby
Teaching AssistantCharlotte Gurr
Teaching AssistantDebbie Hill
Teaching AssistantJulie Oliver
Teaching AssistantDi Pope
Teaching AssistantMandy Procyshyn
Teaching AssistantJo Scoffield
Teaching AssistantKat Sharp
Teaching AssistantJemma Simmonds
Teaching AssistantCaroline Watson
Teaching AssistantNatalie Webb
Teaching AssistantMaggie White
WelfareTina Rose
ICT Staff
ICT and Digital Learning LeadRussell Marsh
Technical ConsultantMartin Page
Sports Staff
Sports CoachSteven Tutt
Catering & Hospitality Staff
Catering ManagerTracey Corps
Catering StaffAlexandra Tatkowska
Louise Cooper
Samantha Brown
Kim Dighton
Lisa Collison
Lunch Staff
Angie BarnesJulie Oliver
Sylvie Knight
Premises Staff
Site ManagerBill Rose
CaretakerBrian Chandler
Cleaning StaffMarie Beale
Sylvie Knight
Alan Barraclough
Gillian Hadlum

Staff Roles & Responsibilities

Job TitleResponsibilitiesExperience & Qualifications
(All staff have Enhanced DBS)

(Senior Leadership)
The principal is the leading professional in the school.
They are responsible for ensuring high standards of achievement and ensuring pupils receive high quality teaching.
The principal provides vision, leadership and direction for the school and ensures that it is managed and organised to meet its aims and targets.
The principal, working with others, is responsible for evaluating the school’s performance to identify the priorities for continuous improvement and raising standards; ensuring equality of opportunity for all; developing policies and practices; ensuring that resources are efficiently and effectively used; setting and monitoring the school budget; ensuring that financial regulations are met; and for the day-to-day management, organisation and administration of the school.
They appoint and deploy staff and are responsible for performance management.
The principal secures the commitment of the wider community to the school by developing and maintaining effective partnerships with, for example, schools, other services and agencies for children, the LEA, and higher education institutions.
Through such partnerships and other activities, principals play a key role in contributing to the development of the education system as a whole and collaborate with others to raise standards locally.
The principal is also the Designated Safeguarding Lead/ Child Protection Officer.
Good honours degree.
Qualified teacher status.
National Professional Qualification for Headship.
Wide teaching experience across the primary age range.
Proven effective leadership in previous schools as either a head or deputy head.
Vice Principal

(Senior Leadership)
The vice-principal role is to support the principal to secure high standards of education across the school.
This includes supporting staff development, leading training and modelling high quality teaching.
The vice principals develop timetabling and rotas to support the efficient day to day running of the school.
They track pupil attainment and support teachers to use data to raise attainment.
They support the wider community, liaising with training institutions to support placements and teacher training.
The principal acts on behalf of the principal in their absence.
Good honours degree.
Qualified teacher status.
Wide teaching experience across the primary age range.
Proven effective leadership in previous schools.
Academy Business Manager

(Senior Leadership)
The school business manager works closely with the principal to make sure that the school’s budget and resources are used in the most efficient way.
They advise on financial policy and plan how to spend and control the budget and reduce costs, order goods and services and pay suppliers and contractors, pay salaries, keep accounts for inspection.
They recruit, train and manage non-teaching support staff, control school building maintenance, handle contracts and tenders for services.
The business manager is responsible for the premises and health and safety.
They make sure that security and health and safety policies are followed.
They report to the principal, local governors, board of directors and government departments.
Relevant finance qualifications.
Experience as a business manager in other schools.
Phase Leader

(Senior Leadership)
The phase leaders support the staff in their phase.
They are responsible for the deployment of allocated support staff in their phase.
They monitor pupil performance and raise any concerns or issues with relevant staff.
They report to the principal regularly and are accountable for the progress of pupils.
Qualified teacher status.
Wide teaching experience across the primary age range.
Proven leadership in previous schools.
Inclusion Manager/ SEN Co-ordinator

(Senior Leadership)
The Inclusion Manager / SENCO tracks the progress of pupils with additional needs, plans support and liaises with external agencies about additional provision.
They support class teachers to plan for pupils with additional needs, provide training and support parents.
Qualified teacher status.
National SENCo qualification.
Wide teaching experience across the primary age range.
Proven effective leadership in previous schools.
Curriculum Leader

(Middle Leadership)
The curriculum team leaders are responsible for the long term curriculum plan, tracking of progress and resourcing of the curriculum areas allocated to their team.
They manage a team of teaching and support staff to assist in this role.
They develop and maintain a curriculum improvement plan and monitor curriculum policy.
They report to the principal regularly and are accountable for the progress of pupils in the allocated areas.
Good honours degree.
Qualified teacher status.
Wide teaching experience across the primary age range.
Class TeacherClass teachers are responsible for the day to day provision in their allocated class.
They are expected to assess progress and plan future learning appropriately.
They are the first point of contact for parents regarding the provision for children.
They are required to follow all academy policies and provide excellence at all times.
Teachers report to the senior leadership team and are accountable for the progress of pupils in their class.
Good honours degree.
Qualified teacher status.
Experience working in an education setting with children.
GCSE English, Maths and Science
Learning MentorThe learning mentors support pupils with identified barriers to learning.
This can include learning needs, attendance issues, social and emotional needs.
They work with individuals and groups of pupils and provide direct support to pupils and parents.
They carry out assessments to identify need and plan and implement intervention work to raise pupil engagement and achievement.
The learning mentors are also safeguarding / child protection offices
Learning Mentor training
Experience working in schools and with individual pupils.
High grade at GCSE level qualifications or NVQ 3.
ICT and Digital Learning LeadThe ICT lead supports and maintains the ICT systems for teaching and administration across the school.
This includes teaching resources, storage, software, hardware and administration.
They support the teaching of ICT in the classroom and provide expert subject knowledge.
They teach classes and groups of pupils and support staff training.
Qualified teacher status.
Sports CoachThe PE coach is funded through the sports premium to provide expert PE teaching to pupils.
They provide frequent professional development to staff through the joint delivery of PE lessons.
They develop and run extra-curricular provision and coaching for pupils on the gifted and talented register.
They coordinate and escort teams for inter-school and county competitions.
Relevant sports coaching qualifications.
Experience working with children and young people in a coaching capacity.
Higher Level Teaching AssistantThe HLTA’s support teachers in class, they provide teaching in specialist areas and provide release time for teachers to plan and assess pupils.
They plan and run intervention groups and programmes for individual pupils and identified groups under the guidance of the SENCO.
High grade at GCSE level qualifications or NVQ 3.
HLTA assessment.
Experienced Teaching Assistant.
Teaching AssistantTeaching assistants provide support for teaching in the classroom.
They implement intervention work with individuals and small groups of pupils.
Teaching assistants support learning with whole classes, small groups and individual pupils.
They report to class teachers and SENCO.
NVQ 2 Basic skills assessment on appointment.
Midday Meals SupervisorMidday supervisors assist children in the hall at lunchtime.
They maintain behaviour and manage the lunch hall supervision.
WelfareThe welfare assistant provides first aid and medical support for pupils.
They also provide personal care when necessary.
They support teachers with preparation of materials and admin tasks.
First aid qualified.
Secretary / PA to PrincipalThe secretary / PA manages the main office and administrative tasks for the school.
They deal with enquiries from parents and members of the public.
They support the principal with administrative tasks, arrange appointments and liaise with staff across the school.
They maintain the pupil and staff records, liaise with personnel and payroll service providers.
They maintain the single central register for safeguarding.
Relevant Admin experience.
NVQ 2 +. Good GCSE level qualifications.
Finance OfficerThe finance officer processes all payments and invoices for the school.
They maintain the finance system and provide reports to the principal, school business manager and governors.
They carry out banking tasks and other support to ensure efficient financial systems are in place.
Relevant finance experience.
NVQ 2 +. Good GCSE level qualifications.
Admin ApprenticeProvides support to school secretary and finance officer.
Deals with front desk enquiries, telephone enquiries and support to all staff with administration tasks.
Catering & Hospitality ManagerManages the school kitchen and catering provision. Plans menus to ensure that children are offered a balanced and healthy diet.
They ensure the kitchen meets all health and safety regulations, complies with health and hygiene regulations and environmental health.
They provide hospitality for school events and training.
They provide training for the kitchen staff.
They oversee the setting up, clearing and cleaning of the dining area.
They report to the school business manager.
Catering qualifications to NVQ 3 level.
Catering experience.
Health and Hygiene level 3.
Assistant Catering ManagerActs on behalf of the Manager in their absence.
Provide day to day support to the manager to fulfil the job requirements.
Catering qualifications to NVQ 2 level.
Catering experience.
Health and Hygiene level 3.
Kitchen AssistantAssist the manager in the preparation and cooking of food.
Carry out cleaning tasks as directed by the manager.
Set up and clear the dining area.
Provide service at lunchtime.
Relevant catering qualifications.
Catering experience.
Site ManagerThe site manager oversees the safe operation of the site on a day to day basis.
They co-ordinate and supervise on-site contractors to ensure the smooth operation of maintenance work on the school site.
Undertake general repairs and maintenance around the site, inside and out.
They are responsible for the security of the site, for example, opening and closing of the premises including those for lettings.
They oversee the safe movement of vehicles onsite.
Manage all routine safety checks around the site, to include fire safety, risk assessments and legionella maintenance to ensure safety of all people on the school site.
They report to the school business manager.
Health and Safety training to meet requirements of the role e.g. fire safety, managing risks, legionella etc.
Relevant qualifications for maintenance tasks.
Experience as a caretaker or similar role.
CleanerThe cleaners are responsible for the daily cleaning of all areas in the school to provide a clean and healthy environment.
They are managed by the site-manager and school business manager.