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Potley Hill Staff List April 2024

Teaching Staff



Other responsibilities


Mr Brent Ellis

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Designated Teacher for children who are looked after & post-LAC

Staff Development

School Improvement


Curriculum, (including Music Leader)

School Website

Assistant Headteacher

Mrs Natalie Wallace (4 days)

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Maths Leader

Teaching & Learning Lead

Assessment Leader

Collective Worship Leader

PTA Representative

Pupil Premium Champion


Mrs Elaine Morris (2 days)

Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator & Science Leader

Oak Class - Reception

Miss Hannah Barton

Phonics, RE, P4C & JRSO Leader

Maple Class –

Year 1

Mrs Samantha Leighton



Juniper Class – Year 2

Miss Lauren Clarke

Geography Leader

Aspen Class – Year 3

Mrs Emma Smith

PDL, School Council & MFL Leader


Redwood Class – Year 4

Mr Ryan Farrer

Physical Education & Computing Leader

Katsura Class – Years 5&6

Miss Joanna Miles

English & Art Leader

Rowan Class –

Years 5&6

Mrs Rachel Bailey

Early Career Teacher

Bonsai Class – Year 6

Mrs Karen Richards

History & DT Leader

 Mrs Fiona Stark 


Teaching Support Staff

Learning support

Mrs Dawn Watson

Higher Level Teaching Assistant Level 1, Reception & Year 1 support

Learning support

Ms Nicole Price

Reception & Year 1 support (& LTSA)

Learning support

Mrs Debra Dallibar

Reception, Year 1 & 2 support

Learning support

Mrs Natalie Wetherill

Year 2 support (& Nurture support)

Learning supportMrs Bertha TamYear 2 support am (& LTSA)
Learning supportMrs Shireen TondelliYear 2 support pm (& LTSA

Learning support

Mrs Sharon Gathercole-Sims

Year 3 support (& LTSA)

Learning support

Mrs Tarnya Wilson

Year 4 support (& LTSA)

Learning support

Mrs Debbie Horton

Year 4 support (& Emotional Literacy Support Assistant)

Learning support

Mrs Helen Thornton

Year 5&6 support (& LTSA)

Learning support

Mrs Sally Wheeler

Year 5&6 support

Learning support

Mrs Jeannie Kent

Year 5&6 support

Learning support

Mrs Lisa Wilding

Higher Level Teaching Assistant Level 1, Speech & Language support, Librarian and additional Year 4 support

Family Support Worker

Ms Sally-anne Ward

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, Family Support, Outdoor Learning & SENCo Support



Non-Teaching Support Staff

Senior Administrative Officer

Mrs Valerie Conroy (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)

Senior Administrative Assistant

Mrs Sarah Shafto

Administrative Assistant

Mrs Melissa Fellowes

Clerk to GovernorsMrs Terri Hurlow

Site Manager

Mr Tony Williams

Lunchtime Supervisors (LTSA)

Mrs Pauline Ashfield

Mrs Helen Brooks

Mr James Dawes

Mrs Silvia Fontana

Mrs Jayne Maxwell

Mrs Angela Poole


Mrs Angela Poole - Supervisor

Mr Ryan Poole

Cluster Home Link Worker

Mrs Nicky Matheson