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Our Staff & Governors

Senior Team

 

 

Mr Etherton

Executive Headteacher

Mr Lincoln

Headteacher

Miss Wing

Deputy Headteacher & SENDCO

Mrs Bishop

Deputy Headteacher - Teaching & Learning

Mrs Cooke

School Business Manager

Phase Leaders

Mrs Wren

Phase Leader - Early Years (Nursery & Reception)

Mrs Bishop

Phase Leader - Key Stage 1 (Years 1 & 2)

Mrs MacDonald

Phase Leader - Key Stage 1 (Years 1 & 2)  

Miss Kite

Phase Leader - Lower KS2 (Years 3 & 4)

Mr de Waal

Phase Leader - Upper KS2 (Years 5 & 6)

Early Years Foundation Stage Team - Nursery and Reception Classes

 

Ms Gallagher

Class Teacher-Nursery

Mrs Baker

Class Teacher - Reception

Mrs Lazenby

Class Teacher - Reception

Mrs Wren

Class Teacher - Reception

 

 

Key Stage 1 

Team - Years 1 and

 2

 

Ms Cleaver

Class Teacher - KS1

Mrs Crawford

Class Teacher - KS1

Miss Fletcher

Class Teacher - KS1

Mrs MacDonald

Class Teacher - KS1

Miss Sinden

Class Teacher - KS1

Key Stage 2 Team - Years 3 to 6

Mrs Christy

Class Teacher - KS2 

Mrs Bannier

Class Teacher - KS2

Mr Davies

Class Teacher - KS2

Mr de Waal

Class Teacher - KS2

Miss Goss

Class Teacher - KS2

Miss Kite

Class Teacher - KS2

Mr MacAllister

Class Teacher - KS2

Miss Smith

Class Teacher - KS2

Mrs Stenning

Class Teacher - KS2

Miss Wells

Class Teacher - KS2

     

Mrs Westcott

Class Teacher - KS2    (maternity leave)

Mrs Woodman

Class Teacher - KS2

 

   

Support Staff

Mrs Backshall

Teaching Assistant

Miss Baggs

Teaching Assistant

Ms Bailey-Morris

Teaching Assistant

Miss Bittles

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Bricknell

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Bucknall

Teaching Assistant

Mr Butler

Sport Development Teacher

Miss Campbell

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Chattell

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Collins

 Teaching Assistant

 

Mrs Cox

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Ellis

Teaching Assistant   (maternity leave)

Miss Emmett

Teaching Assistant 

Miss Fenby

Teaching Assistant

Mrs T Fordham

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Gilbert

Teaching Assistant

Mr Giles

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Gullick

Teaching Assistant

Miss Harvey

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Mrs Hodges

Teaching Assistant

 

Mrs Horlock

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Jackson

Teaching Assistant

Miss Jenkins

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Kalka-Bridle

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Kennard

Teaching Assistant

 

Mr MacGregor

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Masters

Assistant SendCo

Miss Matschy

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Purser

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Ringshaw

Teaching Assistant

 

Mrs Sayers

Teaching Assistant

Miss Thompson

Home School Link Worker

Miss Warburton

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Weller

Teaching Assistant

 

         
         

Miss Barrett

Clerical Assistant

Mrs Byrne

Clerical Assistant

Mrs Leversuch

Clerical Assistant

Mrs Parker

Office Manager

Miss Taylor

Finance and Clerical Officer

Mrs Weller

Clerical Assistant

Mrs Davis

Clerk to Governors

Mrs Akehurst

Senior Midday Meal Supervisor & Teaching Assistant

Mr Farbridge

Midday Meal Supervisor & Cleaner

Mr Redford

Senior Midday Meal Supervisor

   

Mr Davis

Premises Manager

Mrs Tel

Cleaner

Miss McClelland

Cleaner

 

 

Home School Link Worker (HSLW)

Our HSLW, is Miss Becky Thompson.  Her aim is to work in partnership with parents/carers, staff and other agencies to support families to ensure that all children enjoy school and feel happy and secure.  We know children thrive and reach their full potential when home and school are working in partnership to support their development.  Our HSLW can help parents/carers and children who may need support on a range of issues, for example, anxiety about coming into school, medical problems, parental separation, bereavement, attendance and punctuality.  The HSLW is available on the school gate each morning from Monday - Thursday from 8.45 – 9am, and can also offer set appointments. 

Supply Teachers and Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTAs)

Teachers have to be released from the classroom for training, meetings, monitoring, preparation, planning, assessment etc.   We have a team of supply teachers who regularly work in the school and get to know our children very well.  We also have a number of qualified HLTAs working under the direction of class teachers who can take the class for some lessons.

Students

The school welcomes many students from local secondary schools, colleges and universities.  They make a valuable contribution to children’s learning as well as gaining work experience or professional qualifications.  All students undergo checks and an induction process.

Peripatetic Music Teachers

We currently have music teachers for violin, guitar, drums, piano, woodwind, vocals and harmonica.

Our Governors 

The school has a Governing Body which takes an overview of the school’s direction and performance. The main roles of the governing body are to:

  • Provide a strategic view.
  • Be a supportive but critical friend.
  • Monitor performance.

Governors are unpaid volunteers and, with the exception of Staff Governors, do not have to be education professionals. Each Governor serves for up to a four year term. A Chair and Vice-Chair are elected by the Governors once a year. The Governing Body is supported by a Clerk, not a Governor but someone who helps to organise its business. There are different types of Governors including Foundation Governors (appointed by the churches of St Nicolas and St Mary as the school's founding body and the Diocesan Baord of Education), Parent Governors (elected by parents of children at the school), Local Authority Governor (appointed by the Local Authority), Staff Governors (nominated by staff) and Co-opted Governors (appointed by governing body). 

The full Governing Body meets every half term and makes strategic decisions, and the minutes of each meeting are publicly available.  Governors consider many aspects of the school including Finance & Personnel, Premises Health & Safety, Pay & Performance, Quality of Education, Worship & Ethos and Admissions, for which there are separate committees.  These committees usually meet termly and report  back to the Governing Body.  In addition there are the Pupil Discipline and Staff Discipline Committees which meet as and when necessary.  The Governing Body is directly responsible for Little Fishes Nursery.

 

Name Type of Governor & Appointment Date Committee membership Business Interests Educational Link Personal Relationship
Mrs Julie Searle

Local Authority

16/03/21

Chairman, Child Protection Governor, ex-officio member of all committees

None None None
Mr Stephen Paynter

Foundation

22/01/22

Vice Chairman, Chair of Worship & Ethos committee, Chair of Finance & Personnel and Premises, Health & Safety committee

None Trustee of Bishop Otter Academy Trust None
Mr Johan Appelgren

Foundation

01/02/21

member of Finance & Personnel and Premises, Health & Safety committees None None None

Mr Ed Downes

St Mary

20/11/21

member of Quality of Education, Finance & Personnel and Premises, Health & Safety committees

None None None
Mrs Susan Emberlin

Foundation

18/11/18

Chair of Admissions committee, member of Quality of Education and Pay & Performance committees

None None None
Mr David Etherton

Executive Headteacher 

member of all committees     Staff member
Father James Grant

Foundation

19/12/19

member of Admissions, Quality of Education and Worship & Ethos committees None None None
Mrs Helen Harvey

Foundation

14/12/18

Pupil Premium Champion, member of Admissions, Worship & Ethos, Pay & Performance, Finance & Personnel  and Premises, Health & Safety committees

Owner / Consultant of a payroll provider None

Family member is

on staff

Mr Andy Lincoln Headteacher member of all committees   Governor of Shoreham Academy

Staff member &

Family member

attends school

Mrs Katie Westcott

Staff

17/09/20

member of Admissions, Worship & Ethos and Quality of Education committees None Member of St Mary de Haura PCC since 2021

Family member

attends school

Mr Kingsley Wildman

Parent

10/12/21

member of Admissions committee

Property Management Company Director since 2008 Swiss Gardens Primary school, parent governor & vice chair until July 2022

Family member

attends school

Governors are requested to sign a Register of business and financial interests at the beginning of each academic year.  They must declare any relevant business interests and details of any other educational establishments.  The current governing body members have declared no relevant business or financial interests.  Please click on this link to see meeting attendance and appointment details.

If you are interested in becoming a Governor we would be delighted to hear from you.  Please do ask a Governor or the school office if you would like further information.

As a Church Aided school, Governors are required to raise 10% of the funds the school receives for its buildings.

 

Journey togetherGuided by GodTo do the best we can