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Elm Wood Primary School

Our Staff & Governors



Teaching & Learning:

Mrs Catherine Barron (Headteacher)

Mrs Julie Ball  ( Senior Assistant Headteacher)

Miss Elizabeth Learoyd (Nursery)  supported by Miss Tara Ashworth, Miss Angie Neilson and Miss Nansal Ashworth.

Mrs Lindsay Rodgers  (SENDCO & Class 1) supported by Mrs Marie Maguire and Miss Vickie Jones.

Miss Faye Johnson (Class 2) supported by Mrs Aliyah Ali  and Miss Vickie Jones.

Miss Louise Taylor (Class 3) supported by Mrs Debbie Royle,  Mrs Sue Linger and Miss Julie Taylor Moore.

Miss Kim Jones  (Assistant Headteacher & Class 4) supported by Miss Mykytiuk (student teacher) Debbie Royle, Mrs Sue Linger and Miss Julie Taylor Moore .

Mrs Angela Furnival  (Class 5) supported by  Mrs Berry, Miss Mandy Fitton  and Mrs Janine Graham.

Miss Angela Perrin  (Class 6) supported by  Mrs Berry, Miss Mandy Fitton and Mrs Janine Graham.

Mrs Colleen Slater (Class 7) supported by Miss Andrea Pearson, Miss Karen Taylor and Mrs Margaret Gavin.  

Mr John Cairns (Class 8) supported by Miss Andrea Pearson, Miss Karen Taylor and Mrs Margaret Gavin.

Miss Abigail Currey (Class 9) supported by Mrs Debbie Butterworth, Mr Adam Berry, Miss Lindsay Stahl and Miss Kerry Hartley.

Mrs Joanne Cantello (Class 10) supported by Mrs Debbie Butterworth, Mr Adam Berry, Miss  Lindsay Stahl and Miss Kerry Hartley.

Miss Amanda Richardson (Class 11) supported by Mrs Jeanne Jackson and Mrs Lynne Harris. 

Mr David Furnival  (Class 12) supported by Mrs Jeannie Jackson and Mrs Lynne Harris.

Miss Lisa Bullock (Class 13) supported by Miss Sophie Edwards, Miss Louise Croft  and Miss Michelle Hall. 

Miss Sarah Robinson (Class 14) supported by Miss Sophie Edwards, Miss Louise Croft  and Miss Michelle Hall.

Curriculum Tutors:  Miss Sophie Edwards and Miss Louise Croft.

Higher Level Teaching Assistants: Mrs Jo Tomlinson and Mrs Christine Stewart.

Learning Mentors: Mrs Diane Cantello (Families) and Miss Kate Hunter (Learning and Behaviour)

Office Staff: Miss Sarah Rawes (School Business Manager), Mrs Belinda Warburton,  Miss Laura Baron and Mrs Gail Foden.


Our Governors: 

The main role of our Governors is to support the Headteacher and the staff – the phrase often used to describe this role is ‘a critical friend’. They help  to set and reach targets and to strive for excellence across the whole spectrum of school life. The two key documents used for this are the School Development Plan (SDP) and the Self Evaluation Form (SEF). The SDP sets out a three year strategic plan for the school, with targets that everyone works towards and the SEF sets out how well the school is doing and where we aim to make improvements.

Governors legal duties include:

  • setting strategic direction, policies and objectives
  • approving the school budget
  • reviewing progress against the school's budget and objectives
  • appointing, challenging and supporting the headteacher

Mr Chris Connorton (Chair),  Co-opted Governor from 01/09/2015

Mr Eric Barber (Vice Chair),  Co-opted Governor from 01/09/2015

Mr David Willis , Co-opted Governor from 26/09/17

Miss Angela Perrin, Staff Governor from 22/12/2012

Mrs Claire Flitcroft, Parent Governor from 01/09/2015

Mrs Angela Appleby, Parent Governor from 01/11/2012

Cllr June West (Rochdale Authority), Authority Governor from 07/01/2014 

Mrs Catherine Barron  (Headteacher) from 03/01/2017