Staffing Structure

Management

The Leadership and Management team consists of the headteacher, a deputy headteacher, an assistant head teacher, three senior teachers with teaching and learning responsibilities (TLRs) and the school business manager. The team are responsible for the strategic direction and development of the school.

  • Julie Colley

    Headteacher

  • Jonathan  Feeley

    Deputy Headteacher

  • Patwant Singh

    School Business Manager

  • Rachael  McVeigh

    Assistant Head/ SENDCo

  • Gareth  Potter

    TLR KS2

  • Rebecca Thackrah

    TLR Transition KS1/KS2

  • Liz Bowker

    TLR Early Years

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The Office

The school office and administration team consist of a school business manager, three office administrators and a school superintendent. The office is staffed five days each week from 8 30 a.m. until 5 p.m.

  • Ann Etherington

    Senior Administration Officer

  • Jane Gilley

    Administration Officer

  • Vicky Ferguson

    Administration Officer

  • Wilbert  Walsh

    Superintendent

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Teaching Staff

We have twenty one teachers working in fifteen classes with two classes in each year group. In 2015/16 to meet the demand for school places we created an additional class in our Reception year group. Our teachers are all fully qualified and work very collaboratively in their year group teams. We have a great mix of staff from very experienced teachers to newly qualified teachers. Together we make an outstanding teaching team.

  • Gareth Potter

    TLR Curriculum lead

  • Jonathan  Gath

    Year 6 music lead

  • Conor Moran

    Year 5 science lead

  • Chloe Overduin

    Year 3

  • Georgia O'Malley

    Year 4

  • Sharon Woodward

    Year 4 science lead

  • Rowan  Homan

    Year 6 design technology lead

  • Jim Brassil

    Year 6 PE lead

  • Amie Elson

    Year 5 literacy lead

  • Linda Harrower

    Year 2 computing lead

  • Rebecca  Thackrah

    Year 3 TLR PSHE lead

  • Emma Fritz

    Year 4 MFL lead

  • Sally Barratt

    Year 2 PE lead

  • Rachael  McVeigh

    Year 2 Assistant Headteacher

  • Anna Flynn

    Year 2 geography lead

  • Myfanwy Lupton-Walker

    Year 1 history lead

  • Rachel Busch

    Year 1 science lead

  • Jo Wragg

    Reception maths lead

  • Liz Bowker

    Reception TLR literacy lead

  • Anne Hargrave

    Reception RE lead

  • Sharon Garbutt

    Reception Art lead

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Teaching Assistants

The TA team plays a vital role in ensuring every child reaches their potential at Highfield. They carry out a range of roles, from 1-1 support to group intervention work, baking, classroom management, playground supervision and displays.

  • Noreen Afzal

    TA

  • Andrea Allison

    TA

  • Sandra Cannon

    teaching Assistant

  • Deborah  Hill

    TA

  • Sunita  McKinnon

    TA

  • Sophie Lines

    TA

  • Jordan Tavor

    HLTA

  • Jo Danby

    TA

  • Priya Dandy

    TA

  • Deborah  Harrison

    TA

  • Alison Amos

    TA

  • Lesley Ullah

    TA

  • Collette Woodhead

    TA

  • Dawn Booth

    HLTA

  • Christine Wood

    HLTA

  • Jayne Hollick

    HLTA

  • Annabelle  Matherson

    TA

  • Nicola Vine

    TA

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Learning Mentors

We have one Learning Mentor whose key role is to champion the needs of children who may be facing barriers to effective learning, both inside and outside the school. She works with pupils, teachers, parents, carers, families, schools and other agencies, helping to construct a flexible and responsive support network. Her aims include: Identifying particular difficulties and seeking solutions Setting realistic targets, in order to encourage pupils to re-engage in effective learning Raising achievements Raising aspirations

  • Helen Calvert

    Learning Mentor

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The Governors

The governing body of Highfield Primary School consists of 13 members. These are; one headteacher, one local authority governor, one staff governor, two parent governors and eight co-opted governors. We also have an associate member, Deputy Headteacher Jonathan Feeley. 

All our governors meet in sub groups 3 times a year to discuss: Resources-Finances, staffing, health and safety, buildings. Teaching, Learning and Pupil Support- standards, curriculum, special educational needs, attendance and behaviour. They meet an additional 5 times a year for a meeting covering a all aspects of school life.

They visit school and talk to children so that they know school well.

 

Governor and Sub Committee

Specific roles and responsibilities

 

Margaret Maiden

 

Teaching, Learning and Pupil Support

Vice Chair

Early Years

School Council

ARM Cluster

Complaints

Training 

Pay Committee 

 

Lisa Henry

Teaching, Learning and Pupil Support

 

Chair of Teaching, Learning and Pupil Support

Child Protection including On Line Safety

Attenance

Medical Conditions

Looked After Children

Pay Appeals

 

Jackie Bragg

Teaching, Learning and Pupil support

SEND 

EQUALITIES

 

Steve Binns

Chair of Resources

 Financial Data

Pay Committee

 

 

 

 

Oliver Thorne

Resources

 

 Resources Committe

Health and Safety

 

 Tashana Williams

Resources

 

 

 

Dan Cohen

Pay Appeals

 

Nancy Lester

Teaching, Learning and Pupil Support

Resources

Sports Funding

Performance Data

Pay Appeals

 

Ashutosh Paul

Chair of Governors

Teaching, Learning and Pupil Support

Resources

 

Performance Data

Pay Committee

Health and Safety

 

 Jo Wragg

Staff Governor

Teaching, Learning and Pupil Support

 

 Pupil Premium

 

 Carthiga Bell

Teaching, Learning and Pupil Support

Resources

 Pupil Premium

 

 

Patwant Singh

Resources

School Business Manager

Support for Complaints

Support for Trainng

 

Julie Colley

Resources

Teaching, Learning and Pupil Support

 

 

Please ask if you would like to know more about the role of governors or are interested in being one.

  • Julie Colley

    Headteacher

  • Margaret Maiden

    Vice Chair and Co-opted

  • Steve Binns

    Co-opted

  • Dan Cohen

    Co-opted

  • Jackie Bragg

    Co-opted

  • Oliver Thorne

    Chair of Governors and Parent governor

  • Patwant Singh

    Co-opted

  • Carthiga Bell

    Coopted

  • Ariadni Aravani

    Co-opted

  • Cathryn  Magyar

    Elected parent governor

  • Chris Cheng

    Associate Governor

  • Jim Brassil

    Staff

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The Friends

The Friends are the school PTA (Parent teacher association) For over twenty five years The Friends have been working hard raising funds for school and planning fun events for the school community. The Friends consist of a Chair, secretary, treasurer and committee made up of parents and teachers.

  • Elaine Hubbard

    Secretary

  • Kate Colbourne

    Chair

  • Liz Bowker

    staff member

  • Anne  Hargrave

    staff member

  • Amie Elson

    staff member

  • Laura Robinson

    Treasurer

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Walking Bus

The Walking Bus is run by parents and has operated at Highfield for over 13 years. If you are interested in getting involved please contact The co-ordinator - Laura McClellan on 07733068478

  • Andrea Sherratt

    co-ordinator

  • Laura Durkin

    Co-ordinator

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Registered Childminders And Child Care

Out of hours childcare provision at Highfield is provided by 'Best Family Childcare' who provide safe, fun and affordable childcare for Highfield children before and after school and in the school holidays. For further details contact Peter Best on 07782476533 [email protected] We have several registered child minders who have been caring for Highfield children for many years. The following fully trained, experienced registered childminders offer care for chldren at Highfield School. They provide a stimulating family environment with other children of varying ages. Care is available before and after school and children are offered the chance to relax in a home environment, reading, watching TV and playing inside and out. Children are fully escorted to and from Highfield Primary Hot meals are provided on request "Wrap round" care and care during the school holidays is also available from most of the childminders listed below. (Wrap round care enables the child to be with the same childminder throughout preschool and primary school). Lesley Ullah 269 0684 3 Sandringham Mount Annabel Walsh 266 4210 25 Sandringham Green Nicola Craven 07779024389 10 Earlswood Avenue All the above childminders are OFSTED inspected and registered

  • Annabel Walsh

    Childminder

  • Leslie Ullah

    Childminder

  • Nicola Craven

    childminder

  • Peter Best

    Best Child Care

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