Forestdale Primary School

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Staffing 2017/2018

It is our terrific team of teachers and teaching assistants who are responsible on a daily basis for the academic progress and pastoral care of the children. Teachers are supported in this work by the Headship Team, Teaching Assistants, Office Team, Lunchtime Supervisors, our caretaker and cleaning staff.

All teaching staff have responsibilities beyond their own class, which usually involve the whole school in some way e.g. subject responsibilities. During the school day, teachers sometimes take other classes or groups of children for a variety of subjects, enabling all children to experience tuition and relationships with a number of adults. Parents are very welcome to come and help us in our work, but as a general rule we encourage parents not to work in their own child's class.

Head Teacher Ms Esparon
Deputy Head Mrs Aburrow
Assistant Head
Mrs Ewin
Mrs Hart
Office Team Mrs Gibbs
Mrs Hagon
Mrs Turvey
Site Manager Mr Keen
Mr Robins
Year Class Teacher Teaching Assistant
Reception Holly Mrs Leung Miss Shute
Reception Willow Miss Rudling
Learning and Teaching Leader
Mrs Tomlinson
Year 1 Birch Miss Willis
Middle Leader
Mrs Rowbotham
Year 1 Rowan Miss Burgin Mrs Rowland
Year 2 Chestnut Mrs Papadopoulou Mrs Casbon
Year 2 Hazel Miss Fennell Mrs Barker
Year 3 Elm Miss Georgiou Mrs Pathak
Year 3 Poplar Miss Kemp Mrs Bukhari
Year 4 Beech Miss Wickenden Mrs East
Year 4 Maple Miss Hickman Mrs Sparks
Year 5 Larch Miss Turner
Middle Leader
Mrs Hagreen
Year 5 Hawthorn Miss Goulbourne Mrs Merlino
Year 6 Oak Mr Harding
Middle Leader
Mrs Shonpal
Additional teachers Miss Thompson Learning and Teaching Leader
Mrs Thomas Learning and Teaching Leader
Mrs Allen
Mrs Gerwat
Mrs McDonald-Crossley
Miss Quinn
Music Teacher Mrs Francis
School Counsellor/
Parent worker
Mrs Powell
Teaching Assistant
Support team

Mrs Arrakhiz

Miss Bridger
Mrs Brooks
Mrs East
Mr Grossman
Mrs Hagreen
Mrs Henry
Miss O'Brien
Mrs Pawargi
Mrs Rowbotham
Mrs Sparks


Mrs Holland-Skinner
Senior Mid-Day Supervisor
Mrs Halliday
Senior Mid-Day Supervisor

Mrs Batsuuri

Miss Bridger
Mrs Brooks

Miss Jeffree

Miss Jones

Mrs Lewis
Mrs Lidbetter

Miss Marlow

Mrs Nash
Miss O’Brien
Mrs Sparks
Mrs Walker
Mrs Zogu

Technical Assistant Mrs Rowbotham
IT Technician Mr Grossman
Sports Coaches Mrs Farrington, with Mr James and Mr Spencer from Smiths Sports Academy.

Each day is extremely busy, and it can be difficult for staff to talk with parents about children's progress at a moment's notice. Although we recognise that concerns do arise, it is best to make an appointment with your child's teacher through your child's contact book or the school office.