Barrowford St Thomas C.E. Primary School

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Wheatley Lane Road, Nelson, Lancashire, BB9 6QT

01282 614462

Barrowford St Thomas C.E. Primary School

Our vision is to be a school where all can flourish and grow in God's love.

  2. Staff team

Staff team 2023 - 2024

Mrs J Duckworth:  Headteacher

Mr O Haines: Deputy Headteacher and upper KS2 Class Teacher

Miss B Evans:  Lower KS2 Class Teacher

Mrs M White:  KS1 Class Teacher (full time)

Mrs P Jackson: Y1 Teacher (part-time)

Mrs L Lahey:  Reception Class Teacher

Mrs A McQuillan:  Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Mrs L Harper: Teaching Assistant; Funzone manager

Mrs N Alderson: Teaching assistant providing 1:1 support

Mrs S Marsh:  Teaching Assistant providing 1:1 support and lunchtime supervisor for Classes 1 and 2

Miss R Crawford: Teaching Assistant providing 1:1/small group support; lunchtime supervisor for Class 3 and KS2 intervention; Funzone manager

Mrs P Jackson: HLTA in EYFS each afternoon

Mrs E Hacking:  Teaching Assistant in EYFS each morning; lunchtime supervisor for Class 4

Mrs G Chapman:  School Admin Officer (full-time) covering maternity leave

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

Mrs J Ratcliffe:  Lunchtime supervision for Classes 1 and 2; Funzone Playworker

Mr P Durham: Site Supervisor and cleaner

Mrs J Holdsworth: School Business Officer (full time) is currently on maternity leave

Staff Roles and Responsibilities

Staff member Subject leadership Further responsibilities
Mrs J Duckworth English, history, music

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

Governor (ex-officio)

Teacher appraisal lead


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 

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

KS1 lead

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

Lead teacher for 'Young Leaders' award'

Miss B Evans

French (MFL) 


Mrs A McQuillan Design Technology

Employed  through ADYS Specialist Ltd when required to support our SENDco

Kerrie Davies: SENCo


Employed  through Lancashire authority

Shannon Hill: Finance Officer


Employed by Lancashire Catering to provide school dinners

Mrs J Crabtree: 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 M Booth: violin/keyboard teacher


Employed through Lancashire ICT Services to provide ICT support

Mr Jacob White: 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 Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA), Mrs McQuillan teaches classes when the class teacher is not available and also provides cover for some staff during Planning, Preparation and Assessment time. Mrs Paula Jackson is a qualified teacher and provides PPA release in our Reception Class as well as teaching our Y1 children in the morning. 

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.