Our Staff & Governors
*No member of staff have a gross annual income of £100,000.https://schools-financial-benchmarking.service.gov.uk/school/detail?urn=105791
Teaching & Learning:
Mrs Catherine Barron (Headteacher)
Mrs Kim Butterworth (Assistant Headteacher)
Miss Elizabeth Learoyd (Nursery) supported by Miss Tara Ashworth, Miss Nansal Ashworth, Mrs Angela Kirkman, Mrs Janine Graham, Miss Megan Hartley and Mrs Jeannette O'Brien.
Mrs Lindsay Rodgers (SENDCO & Class 1) supported by Mrs Marie Maguire, Mrs Janine Graham, Miss Megan Hartley, Mrs Angela Kirkman and Mrs Jeannette O'Brien.
Miss Faye Johnson (Class 2) supported by Miss Vicky Jones, Mrs Janine Graham, Miss Megan Hartley, Mrs Angela Kirkman and Mrs Jeannette O'Brien.
Miss Rebecca Childs (Class 3) supported by Miss Lauen Mair and Miss Karen Taylor.
Miss Vickie Mykytiuk (Class 4) supported by Miss Lauren Mair and Miss Karen Taylor.
Miss Colleen Slater (Class 5) supported by Mrs Jennie Berry, Mrs Kerry Hartley and Mrs Maggie Gavin.
Miss Louise Taylor (Class 6) supported by Mrs Jennie Berry, Mrs Kerry Hartley and Mrs Maggie Gavin.
Miss Sophie Edwards (Class 7) supported by Mrs Jeannie Jackson, Mrs Lynne Harris and Miss Mandy Fitton.
Miss Sarah Robinson (Class 8) supported by Mrs Jeannie Jackson, Mrs Lynne Harris and Miss Mandy Fitton.
Mr Lewis Diaper (Class 9) supported by Miss Andrea Pearson and Miss Angela Neilson.
Mr John Cairns (Class 10) supported by Miss Andrea Pearson and Miss Angela Neilson.
Mrs Abigail Hessian (Class 11) supported by Mrs Deborah Butterworth and Miss Michelle Hall.
Mrs Joanne Cantello (Class 12) supported by Mrs Deborah Butterworth and Miss Michelle Hall.
Mrs Emma Jones (Class 13) supported by Mrs Deborah Royle, Mr Adam Berry and Mrs Kerry Schofield.
Miss Stevie Leech (Class 14) supported by Mrs Deborah Royle, Mr Adam Berry and Mrs Kerry Schofield.
Higher Level Teaching Assistant: Mrs Christine Stewart.
Learning Mentors: Mrs Diane Cantello (Families) and Miss Kate Hunter (Learning and Behaviour)
Family Support: Miss Amy Hignett
Office Staff: Miss Sarah Rawes (School Business Manager), Miss Laura Baron and Mrs Gail Foden and Miss Katie Bartle.
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 Statement (SES). The SDP sets out a three year strategic plan for the school, with targets that everyone works towards and the SES 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
Miss Louise Taylor, Staff Governor from 1/9/2018
Mr Paul Quine, Parent Governor from 01/07/2019
Mr Gareth Price Parent Governor from 28/06/2019
Cllr June West (Rochdale Authority), Authority Governor from 07/01/2014
Mrs Catherine Barron (Headteacher) from 03/01/2017
Train to Teach at Elm Wood:
We are part of a collaborative school organisation called PiraMidd.
PiraMidd ITT Partnership, is a new exciting school based route into Teaching that will begin in September 2020. Our Initial Teacher Training (ITT) programme is designed by the Department for Education (DfE) to give schools a leading role in training the next generation of teachers. The course allows trainees to immerse themselves in every aspect of the life of a busy primary school environment. Whilst the programme itself is validated by an Manchester Metropolitan University, much of the content within our course, is developed by our highly experienced leaders and teachers across our collaboration of 9 primary schools, special school and nursery school in order to produce the next cohort of outstanding classroom practitioners. We believe that we have a unique mix of partners.
Schools/settings within the Partnership
• Alkrington Primary
• Boarshaw Primary
• Elmwood Primary
• Hollin Primary
• Little Heaton CE Primary
• Middleton Parish Primary
• Newlands Special School
• Parkfield Primary
• St Gabriel’s CE Primary
• St John Thornham VA Primary
• Sunnybrow Nursery School.