Forestdale Primary School

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Staffing 2016/2017

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 Pathak
Year 1 Birch Miss Willis
Middle Leader
Mrs Rowbotham
Year 1 Rowan Miss Henney
Middle Leader
Mrs Towfiq
Year 2 Chestnut Mrs Papadopoulou Mrs Rowland
Year 2 Hazel Miss Fennell Mrs Barker
Year 3 Elm Miss Georgiou Mrs Smith
Year 3 Poplar Miss Kemp Mrs Sparks
Year 4 Beech Miss Wickenden Mrs East
Year 4 Maple Mrs Morbin Mrs Shonpal
Year 5 Larch Mrs Turner
Middle Leader
Mrs Merlino
Year 6 Oak Mr Harding
Middle Leader
Mrs Tomlinson
Additional teachers Miss Thompson Learning and Teaching Leader
Mrs Thomas Learning and Teaching Leader
Mrs Allen
Mrs Gerwat
Mrs McDonald-Crossley
Miss Quinn
School Counsellor/
Parent worker
Mrs Stremes
Teaching Assistant
Support team
Miss Bridger
Mrs Brooks
Mrs East
Mr Grossman
Mrs Hagreen
Mrs Henry
Mrs Muzammil
Miss O'Brien
Mrs Pawargi
Mrs Rowbotham
Mrs Sparks
Mrs Holland-Skinner
Senior Mid-Day Supervisor
Mrs Halliday
Senior Mid-Day Supervisor

Miss Bridger
Mrs Brooks
Mrs Casbon
Mrs Godden
Miss Jones
Mrs Lidbetter
Miss Munday
Mrs Muzammil
Miss O’Brien
Miss Reigate
Mrs Sparks
Mrs Walker
Mrs Zogu
Technical Assistant Mrs Rowbotham
IT Technician Mr Grossman
Sports Coaches Mrs Farrington and Mr Saunders

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.