Every member of staff is essential to the school team.

Running a school is a complex business! As well as the class teachers and support teachers, we have a learning support team, under the supervision of the Special Needs and Disabilities Coordinator, and a Learning Mentor who help us provide personalised learning to suit the needs of all our children. Then there is the luncthime team, and of course, our administration team.

In addition to all of our employees, we have a site management team, based at Claremont Special School on our campus, and led by Dave Galliers. Our catering is provided by Edwards and Ward, and the kitchen staff are led by our cook, Sharon Sealey.

Senior Management Team

Jonathan Parr
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Nicola O'Brien
School Business Manager
Sue Spaargaren
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SENDCO)
Sam Mumford
Deputy Headteacher
Assessment and Humanities lead
Melissa Garrett
Reading lead
Sharon Jones
Kate O'Neill
Strategic ICT lead


Year 3 teachers

Year 4 teachers

Year 5 teachers

Year 6 teachers

Other teachers

Steph Goulden
Modern Foreign Language teacher
Becky Hughes
Music teacher

Learning Support


Our administrative team not only provides the first point of communication for parents and visitors, but also offers valuable support to teachers, taking on such routine tasks as photocopying and preparing lesson resources, in order to enable teachers to spend their planning and assessment time on just that, while maintaining a reasonable work-life balance.

Nicola O'Brien
School Business Manager
Nicky Hughes
Anna Sheppard
School Administrator

Lunchtime Staff

Our Lunchtime Leaders supervise the children while eating lunch and while out at play.


In addition to the Lunchtime Leaders, Shine Sports provide 6 coaches to organise games on the playground or on the field every lunchtime.