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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- Mrs Leonie Cunnington 

School Excellence Leader- Miss Marie Compton (maternity) 


Wider Leadership Team

KS2 Leader- Mrs Claire Bambridge 

Curriculum Leader- Mrs Lucy Dryden



Office Staff

Business Support Officer- Mrs Denise Allen 

Receptionist- Mrs Emma Rowles 



Mouse Class

Miss Jen Robbins-   Teacher

Mrs Laura Powley-   Teaching Assistant

Mrs Eloise Stanford- Teaching Assistant 

Mrs Rachel Syer-  Teaching Assistant 

Mrs Cara Butters- HLTA




Rabbit Class

Mr Ben Powley-  Teacher

Mrs Cara Butters-   HLTA 0.2

Mrs Hayley Eyre- Teaching Assistant 

Miss Jane Sugden-  Teaching Assistant mornings


Year 1 

Hedgehog Class

Mrs Lucy Dryden- Teacher 

Mrs Nayna Bass- Teaching Assistant


Year 2

Squirrel Class

Mrs Jonquil Cornwell- Teacher

Mrs Ruth Harwood- Teaching Assistant am 

Miss Gina Edwards- Teaching Assistant pm 


Year 3

Otter Class

Miss Penny Carter- Teacher

Miss Kayleigh Dunton- Teaching Assistant 


Year 4

Badger Class

Miss Katie Collins- Teacher

Miss Ellie Mileham- Teaching Assistant  

Miss Gina Edwards- SEND Teaching Assistant 


Year 5

Fox Class

Miss Carla Payne- Teacher 

Mrs Ali Ingham- Teaching Assistant 


Year 6 

Red Deer class 

Mrs Claire Bambridge- Teacher

Mr Jack Fendley- HLTA

Mrs Lisa Davies- SEND Teaching Assistant 


Bear class- KS1 nurture 

Mrs Sophie Watson- Lead HLTA

Miss Carrie Fisher- HLTA pms

Miss Kimberley Hamilton- SEND Teaching Assistant 

Mrs Hannah Anderson- Teaching Assistant 

Miss Lilly Goacher- 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 

Ms Tatiana Lima- SEND Teaching Assistant 

Miss Lilly Goacher- SEND Teaching Assistant 



The Family Retreat 

Miss Carrie Fisher- Heartwood Family Support Worker 



Mental Health Champions

Mrs Leonie Cunnington- 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 Ruth Harwood-   Phonics and reading intervention 

Mrs Nicola Weeks- Art and D.T HLTA 

Mrs Tamsin Mann- Intervention HLTA 

Mrs Cara Butters and Mrs Laura Powley- Morning club staff

Mrs Davina Craske- Volunteer Librarian 




Mrs Kila Gagen-  Senior MSA

Mrs Karen Friend

Mrs Kim Powley 

Mrs Debbie Haynes

Mrs Lisa Davies

Mrs Suzanne Pearson 

Mrs Joanne Dines

Mrs Emma Doolan


Site Manager 

Mrs Nicola Weeks



Mrs Kila Gagen

Mrs Kim Powley

Mrs Debbie Haynes 



Maternity leave

Miss Marie Compton 







Subject Ambassadors


Maths- Claire Bambridge and Leonie Cunnington 

English- Bex Starman

Science- Lucy Dryden

PE/Sports- Katie Collins


Art/ Design and Design Technology- Jen Robbins

History- Penny Carter 

Geography- Jen Robbins

Global Citizenship- Emily McMillen

Religious Education- Marie Compton 

Music- Toby Rideout

Computing- Ben Powley 

RSHE/ Life Skills- Emily McMillen

Modern Foreign Languages- Carla Payne


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.