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Elm Wood Primary School

Our Staff & Governors

 

Staff:

Teaching & Learning:

Mrs Catherine Barron (Headteacher)

Mrs Julie Ball  (Assistant Headteacher)

Miss Kim Jones (Assistant Headteacher)

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

Mrs Lindsay Rodgers  (SENDCO & Class 1) supported by Mrs Christine Stewart (HLTA), Mrs Marie Maguire and Miss Vicky Jones.

Miss Faye Johnson (Class 2) supported by Mrs Christine Stewart (HLTA), Mrs Marie Maguire and Miss Vicky Jones.

Miss Louise Taylor (Class 3) supported by Mrs Lacey Charlton, Miss Michelle Hall and Miss Karen Taylor .

Miss Vickie Mykytiuk (Class 4) supported by Mrs Lacey Charlton, Miss Michelle Hall and Miss Karen Taylor.

Miss Colleen Slater  (Class 5) supported by  Mrs Jennie Berry  and Mrs Janine Graham.

Mrs Claire Kiely   (Class 6) supported by  Mrs Jennie Berry and Mrs Janine Graham.

Mr Lewis Diaper (Class 7) supported by Miss Andrea Pearson, Mrs Mandy Fitton and Mrs Margaret Gavin.  

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

Miss Abigail Currey (Class 9) supported by Mrs Debbie Butterworth and Mrs Debbie Royle.

Mrs Joanne Cantello (Class 10) supported by Mrs Debbie Butterworth and Mrs Debbie Royle.

Miss Amanda Richardson (Class 11) supported by Mrs Jeannie Jackson, Mrs Kerry Hartley, Mr Adam Berry  and Mrs Lynne Harris. 

Miss Rebecca Childs  (Class 12) supported by Mrs Jeannie Jackson, Mr Adam Berry, Mrs Kerry Hartley and Mrs Lynne Harris.

Mrs Julie Ball (Class 13) supported by Miss Sophie Edwards, Miss Katie Jackson and Miss Louise Croft.

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

 

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), Miss Laura Baron and Mrs Gail Foden, Miss Katie Bartle and Miss Kerry Schofield.

 

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 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

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