Staff team 2021 - 2022

Mrs J Duckworth:  Headteacher

Mr O Haines: Deputy Headteacher and upper KS2 Class Teacher

Miss B Evans:  Lower KS2 Class Teacher NQT until 31.10.21; RQT from 1.11.21

Mrs M White:  KS1 Class Teacher (full time)

Mrs O Wiggans: KS1 Class Teacher (part-time) ECT 

Mrs L Lahey:  Reception Class Teacher

Mrs A McQuillan:  Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Mrs L Bannister: Casual teacher (providing release including PPA)

Miss S Wilshaw: Teaching Assistant (part-time) and lunchtime supervisor for Class 4

Miss C Nickson: Teaching Assistant, lunchtime supervisor for Class 2 and Funzone Playworker (covering maternity leave from 1.10.21)

Mrs L Harper: Teaching Assistant

Mrs N Alderson: Teaching assistant providing 1:1 support

Mrs S Marsh:  Teaching Assistant and lunchtime supervisor

Miss R Crawford: Teaching Assistant providing 1:1 support

Mrs P Jackson: : EYFS Teaching Assistant from 1.11.21

Mrs J Holdsworth:  School Business Officer (full-time) from 1.1.22

Mrs N Rides: School Administrative Officer (part-time)

Mrs J Ratcliffe:  Lunchtime supervision in Class 3; Funzone Playworker

Mr P Durham: Site Supervisor and temporary cleaner

Ms C Bancroft:  Welfare Assistant and Cleaner (currently absent)

Miss E Slater:  Teaching Assistant, lunchtime supervisor for Class 2 and Funzone Playworker (on maternity leave from 1.10.21)

Staff Roles and Responsibilities

Staff member Subject leadership Further responsibilities
Mrs J Duckworth English, history, music, in addition to art
(autumn term only)

Member of senior leadership team

Designated senior leader for safeguarding

Lead for Looked after children

Lead for Pupil Premium

Premises manager with responsibility for
health and safety

Curriculum lead

Worship lead


Teacher appraisal lead

Induction tutor for ECT (through Star Academy)

Induction tutor for NQT (through Lancs authority)

Mr O Haines Mathematics, science, computing

Member of senior leadership team

Back up designated senior leader for
safeguarding (including lead on PREVENT)

Designated mental health lead

Lead teacher for teaching maths for mastery as part of developmental phase with maths hub

Staff governor

Line manager for teaching assistants and welfare assistants 

Mentor for NQT/RQT

Mrs L Lahey Geography, Physical Education

EYFS lead

Linked teacher with Pendle Sports Partnership to organise external sporting events

Mrs M White Religious Education, PSHE

Mentor for ECT (through Star Academy/Teach First)

Lead teacher for teaching maths for mastery as part of developmental phase with maths hub

Miss B Evans

French (MFL) from 1.11.21

Art (from spring 2022)

New to subject leadership as an RQT from 1.11.21
Mrs O Wiggans No subject leadership responsibilities Early Careers Teacher supported through Star Academy/Teach First
Mrs A McQuillan Design Technology

Employed  through ADYS Specialist Ltd

Kerrie Davies: SENCo


Employed  through Lancashire authority

Diane Love: Finance Officer


Employed by Lancashire Catering to provide school dinners

Mrs E Leigh: School Cook 

Mrs J Roberts: Kitchen assistant

Mrs L Bannister: Kitchen assistant


Employed by Lancashire Music Service to teach guitar and violin

Mr C Waddington: guitar teacher

Mrs K Hoyle: violin teacher


Employed through Lancashire ICT Services to provide ICT support

Mr Sam Surtees: ICT technician


Private piano teacher

Mrs Meena Tomlinson


Sports Cool provide sports coaches at lunchtime and after school.


Staff who release teaching staff + supply teachers

Our trained Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTA) is Mrs McQuillan and a casual teacher on our staff roll, Mrs Lisa Bannister teach classes when the class teacher is not available and also provide cover for some staff during Planning, Preparation and Assessment time. Mrs Paula Jackson who will take on the EYFS TA role is a qualified teacher and will be providing PPA release in our Reception Class from 1.11.21.

Lancashire Teaching Agency (Reed) will be used to provide a supply teacher if we are unable to provide cover internally; the agency attempt to send staff who have been to the school before. We currently have one members of staff on long term supply from Reed covering a maternity leave: Miss C Nickson (from 27.9.21)