We have 14 classes, each with a full-time teacher. Class teachers are supported by a team of part-time teachers, who cover their release time; teaching assistants and Higher Level Teaching Assistants. We also have specialist teachers who support pupils with additional needs.

We use specialist teachers to give the children the opportunity of learning an instrument as well as French.

Extended Leadership Team
HeadteacherMrs Nicola Hirst
Deputy HeadteacherMr Mark O’Gormley
Early Years LeadsMrs Leanne White & Mrs Penny Taylor
Lower School Lead (years 1-3)Mrs Ann Parker
Upper School Lead (years 4-6) & Literacy LeadMrs Joanna Wright
Maths LeadMiss Aine Walsh
Inclusion LeadMrs Harsharn Birring
Business ManagerMrs Sarah Beaney
SENDCOMrs Kerry Smith
Classroom Staff
EYFSHEDGEHOGSTeacherMrs Leanne White
  TeacherMrs Penny Taylor
  TA/Cover SupervisorMrs Katie Donaldson
  SQUIRRELSTeacherMrs Julia Finnis
  TAMiss Emma Lukehurst
 Year 1 LEOPARDSTeacherMrs Lisa Bower
TeacherMrs Carol Gregory
  TAMiss Jessica Robertson
  PANTHERSTeacherMrs Janice Lindup
  TA/Cover SupervisorMrs Vivienne Gawler
 TAMiss Natasha Parys
 Year 2LADYBIRDSTeacherMiss Emma Jeffree
TAMrs Karen Gardner
  BEESTeacherMrs Ann Parker
  TAMrs Cat Bevan-Ody
 Year 3 TIGERSTeacherMrs Jenny Leigh
  TA/Cover SupervisorMrs Tanya Spiers
  LIONSTeacherMrs Sue O’Dowling
  TAMrs Anna Clare
Year 4TURTLESTeacherMrs Tina Clothier-Murphy
  TAMrs Valerie Day
 DOLPHINSTeacherMiss Aine Walsh
 TA/Cover SupervisorMrs Sarah Bloodworth
 Year 5 HAWKSTeacherMr Dan Humphreys
  TA/Cover SupervisorMrs Helena Greenwood
FALCONSTeacherMiss Julia Butcher
  TAMrs Rumie McCarthy
Year 6PENGUINSTeacherMrs Joanna Wright
TAMrs Cathy Watson
 POLAR BEARSTeacherMiss Sophie Ashdown
  TAMrs Lindsay Crofts
Additional Staff
Modern Foreign Language and Music Teacher Mrs Lizzie D’Anna
TeacherMrs Dianne Speet
TeacherMrs Laura Wooltorton
TAMr Ryan Williams
Interventions & Year R SupportMrs Jane Brooksbank
FLOMrs Amber Shepherd
SEN TA Miss Ellie Banks
SEN TAMrs Takako Hammond
SEN TAMrs Lisa Masters
SEN TAMs Mell McAllister
SEN TAMrs Marketa McDonnell
SEN TAMiss Jenny Thorp
SEN TA Mrs Janice Watch
Speech and LanguageMrs Jill Goldsmith
Learning Mentor and Phonics SupportMrs Jane Pratten
Admin Staff
Office ManagerMrs Sarah Baxter
Admin AssistantMrs Lucy Dines
Admin AssistantMrs Jessica Hallett
Attendance & Finance AssistantMrs Andrea Rolfe
Site & Domestic Staff
Site ManagerMr Joe Hance
CaretakerMr Bobby Barnes
CleanerMrs Sonia Stewart
CleanerMrs Ann Axon
Lunchtime Supervisors
Lunchtime Supervisor Mrs Jan Fullagar
Lunchtime Supervisor Mrs Jayne Frudenberg (First Aider)
Lunchtime Supervisor Mrs Ann Axon
Lunchtime Supervisor Ms Tracy McFadden
Lunchtime SupervisorMrs Rumy Pogoncheva (First Aider)
Lunchtime SupervisorMiss Sarah Davis
Lunchtime SupervisorMrs Annette Evans
Breakfast Club
Breakfast Club SupervisorMrs Valerie Day
Breakfast ClubMrs Jan Fullagar
Breakfast ClubMrs Ann Axon
Breakfast ClubMs Tracy McFadden
Breakfast ClubMrs Rumy Pogoncheva

If you have any queries our office staff (Sarah Baxter, Lucy Dines, Andrea Rolfe, Jessica Hallett) or our Business Manager (Sarah Beaney) are likely to be able to help, otherwise you may want to talk to our Family Liaison Office, Amber Shepherd.

Child Protection – our Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Nicola Hirst please contact her if you have any concerns regarding the safety of wellbeing of a child.

The building and grounds are kept safe and looking smart by our Site Manager and our Caretaker, aided by the team of cleaners.

At lunchtime the teachers and teaching assistants are supported by a team of Mid-day Meal Supervisors. Lunches are cooked on site.

There are no staff employed by Ashford St Mary’s Primary School that earn more than £100k per annum.