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The Oaks Primary School

From Little Acorns Grow Mighty Oaks

Meet the staff

Come and meet the staff and governors at our school!

Senior Leadership Team

Head Teacher: Mrs Dodds

Deputy Head: Vacant

Assistant Heads: Mrs Mitchinson and Mrs Thurston

Lead Practitioners: Mrs Secker (EYFS), Mrs Hunter (KS1), Mrs Baggley (Lower KS2) and Miss Bryan (Upper KS2)



Learning Support Assistant


Mrs Power

Mrs Partridge

Mrs Bull, Miss Brough, Miss Gallacher, Miss Flint and Miss Charles

Reception (RJ)

Miss Johnson

Mrs Shakespeare

Reception (RRS)

Mrs Secker & Mrs Reeves

Mrs Parry

Year 1 (1S)

Mrs Smith & Mr Griffiths

Miss Parry

Year 1 (1LG)

Mrs Lilwall and Mr Woolhouse

Miss Hill and Mrs Bagnall

Year 2 (2K)

Mrs Hunter

Ms Bird

Year 2 (2T)


Miss Hillis and Mrs Ryan

Year 3 (3B)

Mrs Baggley & Mrs Best

Mrs Moore

Year 3 (3V)

Miss Venner

Year 4 (4P)

Mrs Padley

Mrs Bingham

Year 4 (4S)

Mrs Symington

Year 5 (5B)

Mrs Buggins

Miss Batchelor 

Year 5 (5S)

Miss Saidler

Year 6 (6K)

Miss Khatun / Miss Bryan

Mrs Ryder

Year 6 (6R)

Mr Rose / Ms Calloway

PPA Teachers

Mr Griffiths

Intervention Team

Mrs Thurston (SENCO and AHT), Mrs Mitchinson (AHT), Mrs Rose (LSA) and Miss Williams-Black (LSA)

Pastoral Team




Pastoral Manager: Michelle Gardner (DSL)

Family Support Worker: Julie Heal

Health and Learning Mentor: Aqil Richards

Sports Coaches: Ben Moore

Office Staff



Business Manager: Mary Cummins

Administrators: Jenny Blackwood and Iyesha Pringle

Clerical Assistants: Sharon Haynes and Sarah Matthews



Catering Supervisor: Zoe Holland

Cook: Michelle Eaton



Building Services Manager: Malcolm Smith

Senior Cleaner: Tracy Black









Chair Person: Catherine Griffiths (co-opted)

Vice Chair: Mark Newton (co-opted)

Parent Governors: Gemma O'Neill, Julie Meakin

Staff Governor: Julie Secker

LA Governors: Angela King

Co-opted Governors: Michelle Calloway, Adam Hickman, Adele Kershaw, Janet Weston

Clerk: Mary Cummins