Staples Road Primary School

Strive, Respect, Succeed

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Our Staff Team

"Governors check the work of leaders to ensure that staff well-being is maintained." Ofsted Nov 2022 


"Leaders and governors make sure that there are a range of training opportunities to help staff in their roles." Ofsted Nov 2022 

Senior Leadership Team 

Nick MallenderHeadteacher
Claire DawsonDeputy Headteacher
Mark JohnsonAssistant Headteacher
Claire StephensonAssistant Headteacher
Emma FrancisEYFS Phase Leader
Abigail ArnoldY 1/2 Phase Leader
Kate ThomasY 3/4 Phase Leader
Hannah GrimshawY 5/6 Phase Leader
Helen DavisSENCO/Inclusion Lead


Early Years Team 

Emma FrancisCaterpillar
Jane ChelebiDragonfly
Claire StephensonLadybird

Debbie Balmforth

Lauren Simkin

Alice Roy

Mia Horakova

Learning Support


Key Stage 1 Team

Bryony QuayleYear 1 Hedgehog
Stella Moore Anna BlakeYear 1 Rabbit
Claire Waight/Isabella CurtisYear 1 Squirrel
Sarah GrovesYear 2 Badger
Fiona GodsaveYear 2 Deer
Abigail Arnold/Sam ClayfieldYear 2 Fox

Chloe Eustace

Charlotte Bee

Katerina Bowerbank

Ciara Barnard

Kerry Hawthorn

Amy Morrish

Slavina Dimova

Shirley Utting

Chris Andrews

Jacquie Mees

Zoe Holland

Sian Ager

Charlotte Lilly

Marianna Marcsek

Learning Support


Lower Key Stage 2 Team

Danny WheelerYear 3 Kingfisher
Nikki Gates/ Denise HarrisYear 3 Magpie
Rebecca KelmanYear 3 Robin
Kate ThomasYear 4 Blackbird
Afifa SheikhYear 4 Goldfinch
Jeniffer Elliottyear 4 Woodpecker

Slavina Dimova

Maggie Wright

Dora Petrou

Kulvinder Doal

Phyll Cowup

Julie Belton

Chris Goldston

Claire Jackson

Learning Support


Upper Key Stage 2 Team

Hannah Grimshaw/Julie SwiftYear 5 Horse Chestnut
Callum LockYear 5 Sycamore
Stephanie Bussell/Melanie MerrettYear 5 Willow
Lindsey Westrop/Hannah GrimshawYear 6 Ash
April TomsYear 6 Beech
Mark JohnsonYear 6 Oak

Sandy Doal

Nikki Frost

Penny Barker

Lisa Pask

Kerrie Audermatte

Karen Jones

Jane Sullivan

Christine Hackett

Jeremy Shrubsole

Chandra Mistry

Judith Lecomber

Learning Support


Outdoor Play and Meals Team 

Penny BarkerMeals Lead/ Outdoor Play Supervisor
Danny WheelerOutdoor Play Lead
Sheila Hall, Jo Praill, Anandh Wahiwala, Zhanna UstyuzhaninaMeal/ Outdoor Play Assistants
Dawn O' GradyMeal/ Outdoor Play Assistant/ Supervisor


School Office Team 

Carol BarrittBursar
Sandra PacittoOffice Manager
Trish McGrenraAdministrator
Jane ParryAdministrator
Alison TaylorAdministrator


Premises Team 

Graham Fitz-GeraldPremises Manager


Catering Team 

Debbie EllisonCatering Manager
Donna LampeyAssistant Cook
Kay Medhurst, Rachel Syrett, Brooke Celisse, Janet Baldwin, Emily WhaleyCatering Assistants



Our values are kindness, honesty, creativity and resilience