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Here is a list of the dedicated team of staff at Birdwell School:


Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Officer: Paul Sainsbury                                    

Deputy Headteacher and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer: Emma Bellis

Assistant Headteacher and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer: Emily Downing

Assistant Headteacher and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer: Lucy Durham



Class Teachers:

Nursery Saplings: Gabi Rowbottom

Reception Beech: Lucy Durham

Reception Oak: Alison Newth

Year 1 Ash: Rachael Hunt

Year  1 Silver Birch: Penny Wallace & Katie Day

Year 2 Cedar: Emily Downing

Year 2 Chestnut: Amy Bassett

Year 3 Kauri: Joseph Nolan

Year 3 Hawthorn: Julia Cavill

Year 4 Juniper: Belle Clarke

Year 4 Sycamore: Chloe Weiner

Year 5 Mangrove: Rhys David

Year 5 Maple: Sophie Dormer

Year 6 Aspen: Ellie Pope

Year 6 Willow: Henry Springate

Forest School Teacher: Mike Welti

PPA Teacher: Vika Moisey


SENCO: Emma Bellis


Learning Support and Teaching Assistants:

Heather Ashford     Becky Bamber

Trudi Daniels          Gill Easton             

Andrea Hanham     Samantha Walsh

Steph Hanham       Kirsty Heathcott

Emily Jones            Lynne Tovey

Rebecca Pearson   Elaine Tancell

Maggi Reucroft       Maria Richards

Mim Seager            Claire Speight

Joanna Turk           Pauline Stone

Rebecca Wingrave 


Early Years Assistant: Ellen Ladds


Learning Mentor: Marie Soroczyn


Administration Staff:

Business Manager: Ruth Hutchison

School Administrator: Harley Derrick

Finance Assistant: Gill Atwill

Admin Assistant:  Jordan Wakeham


Premises Staff:

Site Supervisor: Frank Gill

Caretaker: Derek Johnson

Cleaners: Jenny Ware


Lunchtime Supervisors:

Selina Martin      Sharon Johnson

Claire Speight     Rebecca Wingrave

Katie Bartlett      


Breakfast & After School Club Staff: 

Amy Madden        Andrea Hanham

Gail Thompson     Selina Martin      

Steph Hanham     Lynne Tovey

Katie Barlett         Jordan Wakeham

Harley Derrick