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.

If you have any queries our office staff (Sarah Baxter, Lucy Dines, Lucy Rolfe, Andrea Rolfe) or our Business Manager (Sarah Beaney) are likely to be able to help, otherwise you may want to talk to our Parent Support Officer (Karen Ruddell).

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.

Extended Leadership Team
HeadteacherMrs Nicola Hirst
Deputy HeadteacherMr Mark O’Gormley
Early Years LeadersMrs Leanne White & Mrs Penny Taylor
Lower School Lead (years 1-3)Mrs Ann Parker
Upper School Lead (years 4-6) & Literacy LeaderMrs Joanna Wright
Inclusion LeadMrs Harsharn Birring
SENCoMrs Emily Tomkins (Maternity Leave)
Business ManagerMrs Sarah Beaney
Classroom Staff
EYFSHEDGEHOGSTeacherMrs Leanne White
  TeacherMrs Penny Taylor
  TAMrs Edith Brooks
  SQUIRRELSTeacherMrs Julia Finnis
 TA/Cover SupervisorMrs Katie Donaldson
 Apprentice TAMrs Christiana Loader
 Year 1 LEOPARDSTeacherMrs Lisa Bower
TeacherMrs Carol Gregory
  TAMrs Anna Clare
  TAMrs Jill Goldsmith
  PANTHERSTeacherMrs Janice Lindup
  TA/Cover SupervisorMrs Vivienne Gawler
 TAMiss Natasha Parys
 Year 2LADYBIRDSTeacherMiss Emma Jeffree
TAMr Mark Chittenden-Pile
  BEESTeacherMiss Tegan McManus
Mrs Jenny Leigh
  TAMrs Karen Gardner
  TAMr Ryan Williams
 Year 3 TIGERSTeacherMrs Ann Parker
  TAMrs Valerie Day
  LIONSTeacherMrs Sue O’Dowling
  TAMrs Cat Bevan-Ody
Year 4TURTLESTeacherMrs Tina Clothier-Murphy
  TAMrs Sarah Bloodworth
 DOLPHINSTeacherMiss Aine Walsh
 TA/Cover SupervisorMrs Tanya Spiers
 Year 5 HAWKSTeacherMiss Sophie Ashdown
  T.A/Cover SupervisorMrs Sarah Wilkinson-Snare
FALCONSTeacherMiss Julia Butcher
  TAMrs Rumie McCarthy
Year 6PENGUINSTeacherMrs Joanna Wright
TAMrs Cathy Watson
 POLAR BEARSTeacherMr Dan Humphreys
  TAMrs Lindsay Crofts / Mr Ryan Williams
Additional Staff
Language and Music Teacher Mrs Lizzie D’Anna
TeacherMrs Dianne Speet
TeacherMrs Laura Wooltorton
HLTAMrs Katie Hackett
KS1 Literacy & Maths SupportMrs Jane Brooksbank
SEN TAMrs Janice Watch
SEN TAMs Mell McAllister
SEN TAMiss Jenny Thorp
SEN TAMrs Lisa Masters
SEN TAMrs Marketa McDonnell
Speech & Language TAMrs Jill Goldsmith
Learning MentorMiss Jane Pratten
Family Liaison OfficerMrs Karen Ruddell
Admin Staff
Office ManagerMrs Sarah Baxter
Admin AssistantMrs Lucy Dines
Admin AssistantMrs Lucy Rolfe
Finance AssistantMrs Andrea Rolfe
Site & Domestic Staff
Site ManagerMr Joe Hance
CaretakerMr Bobby Barnes
CleanerMrs Sonia Stewart
CleanerMrs Ann Axon
CleanerMrs Krishna Rai
CleanerMrs Valerie Day
Lunchtime Supervisors
Lunchtime Supervisor Mrs Jan Fullagar
Lunchtime Supervisor  Mrs Linda Rand
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 Clare Raven
Breakfast Club
Breakfast Club SupervisorMrs Valerie Day
Breakfast ClubMrs Jan Fullagar
Breakfast ClubMrs Ann Axon
Breakfast ClubMs Tracy McFadden
Breakfast ClubMrs Rumy Pogoncheva

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