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Heartwood CE VC Primary and Nursery School
Learn to Love – Love to Learn!

The Heartwood staff community

Senior Leadership Team 

Headteacher-   Mrs Emily McMillen 

Deputy Headteacher-  Mrs Rebecca Starman

SENDCo and Inclusion lead- Miss Marie Compton 



Wider Leadership Team

KS2 Leader- Mrs Claire Bambridge 

Outdoor and Sports Curriculum Leader- Miss Katie Collins



Office Staff

Business Support Officer- Mrs Denise Allen 

Receptionist- Miss Seren Tristram 



Mouse Class

Mr Ben Powley-   Teacher

Ms Ali Ingham-   Teaching Assistant

Mrs Eloise Stanford- Teaching Assistant 

Mrs Rachel Syer-  Teaching Assistant 

Miss Amy Cubitt- Teaching Assistant 

Mrs Cara Butters- HLTA




Rabbit Class

Miss Jen Robbins-  Teacher

Mrs Nicola Vine- Teacher, 1 day 

Miss Kayleigh Dunton- Teaching Assistant 

Miss Lilly Goacher- Teaching Assistant 

Miss Aimee Wright - Teaching Assistant  



Year 1 

Hedgehog Class 

Mrs Ashleigh Cunningham- Teacher

Mrs Bex Starman- Teacher

Miss Phoebe Tedstone- Teaching Assistant 


Year 2

Squirrel Class

Mrs Jonquil Cornwell- Teacher

Mrs Laura Powley- Teaching Assistant 

Mrs Sophie Watson- Teaching Assistant (Thursday) 


Year 3

Otter Class

Miss Penny Carter- Teacher

Mrs Hannah Anderson- Teaching Assistant 

Miss Ellie Mileham- Teaching Assistant 


Year 4

Badger Class

Miss Katie Collins- Teacher

Ms Kim Hamilton-  Teaching Assistant 


Year 5

Fox Class

Mrs Claire Bambridge- Teacher 

Ms Gina Edwards- Teaching Assistant 


Year 6 

Red Deer class 

Mrs Becky Watts Teacher

Mr Jack Fendley- HLTA


Nurture Teacher- Mrs Kesley McKenna


Bear class- KS1 nurture 

Mrs Ruth Harwood- Lead HLTA

Mrs Hayley Eyre- Teaching Assistant 

Miss Bonnie Clark-  SEND Teaching Assistant 


Mole Class - KS2 nurture 

Mrs Helen Goacher- SEND HLTA, Thrive, children's SEMH and Pastoral Practitioner 

Mrs Karen Friend- SEND Teaching Assistant 

Mrs Sally Thompson- Teaching Assistant 


The Nest and Family Rooms

Miss Carrie Fisher- Heartwood Family Support Worker 

Mrs Sophie Watson- Thrive Practitioner 


Mental Health Champions

Miss Marie Compton- SENDCo

Miss Katie Collins- Teacher

Miss Ali Ingham- Teaching Assistant 



Mr Toby Rideout- Music Teacher


Additional Roles

Mrs Denise Allen-  Attendance Support Advisor 

Mrs Cara Butters-  Forest School Teacher 

Mrs Tamsin Mann-   HLTA 

Mrs Cara Butters, Mrs Hannah Anderson and Miss Kayleigh Dunton- Morning club staff

Miss Jane Sugden- Speech and Language leader and interventions 

Mrs Davina Craske- Volunteer Librarian 



Mrs Kila Gagen-  Senior MSA

Mrs Karen Friend

Mrs Kim Powley 

Mrs Debbie Haynes

Mrs Suzanne Pearson 

Mrs Joanne Dines

Mrs Sally Thompson 


Site Manager 

Mrs Nicola Weeks



Mrs Kila Gagen

Mrs Kim Powley



Maternity leave

Mrs Emma Rowles 








Subject Ambassadors


Maths- Claire Bambridge and Leonie Cunnington 

English- Bex Starman

Science- Marie Compton 

PE/Sports- Katie Collins


Art/ Design and Design Technology- Jen Robbins

History- Penny Carter 

Geography- Claire Bambridge and Leonie Cunnington 

Global Citizenship- Emily McMillen

Religious Education- Rebecca Watts

Music- Toby Rideout

Computing- Ben Powley 

RSHE/ Life Skills- Emily McMillen 

Modern Foreign Languages- Bex Starman 


As a school we are required to declare that we do not have any employees that have a gross salary of £100,000 or more.

We currently do not have any members of staff who are union representatives and have time to fulfil this role.