Forestdale Primary School

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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 site team 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 Teacher

Mrs Hart

Director of Studies

Mrs Ewin

School Business Manager

Mrs Gardner

School Administrator

Mrs Hagon 

Finance Officer

Mrs Gibbs


Mr Tosen

Assistant Caretaker

Mr Robins




Teaching Assistant

Mid-Day Supervisor



Miss Kemp

Miss Shute

Mrs Zogu



 Miss Rudling

Mrs Casbon

Mrs Walker

Year 1


 Mrs Leung

Miss Bridger

Miss Jones

Year 1


 Miss Turner

Miss O'Brien

Miss O'Brien

Year 2


 Miss Willis

Mrs Rowland

 Mrs Brooks

Year 2


 Mrs Roots-Taylor

Mrs Arrakhiz

Mrs Buranova

Year 3


 Miss Fennell

Mrs East

Miss Jeffree

Year 3


 Miss Thompson / 

Mrs Gerwat

Mrs Pathak

Mrs Nash

Year 4


 Miss Tuck

Mrs Merlino

Miss Bishop 

Year 4


 Miss Hickman

Mrs Pawargi

 Miss Tolan

Year 5


 Miss Wickenden

Mrs Waller

Miss Hutchings

Year 5


Miss Goulbourne

Mrs Tomlinson

Mrs Holland-Skinner

Year 6


Mr Harding

Mrs Shonpal

 Mrs Halliday

Year 6


Miss Smith

Mrs Hagreen

Mrs Lewis

Additional teachers

Mrs Thomas

Mrs McDonald-Crossley

Mrs Allen

Mrs Papadopoulou

Mrs Francis

Miss Quinn

Miss Thorogood

School Counsellor/

Parent worker

Mrs Powell

Tender Healthy Relationship Coordinators

Miss Tod

Miss Bedward

Teaching Assistant Support team

Miss Bridger

Mr Grossman

Mrs Henry

Mrs Pawargi

Miss O’Brien

Mrs Brooks

Mrs Arrahkiz

Miss Jones

Mrs Zogu



Library Staff

Mrs Holland-Skinner and Mrs Halliday

IT Technician

Mr Grossman

Sports Coaches

Mr James and Mr Spencer

Relief Mid-day Supervisors 

Mrs Lidbetter

Breakfast and After School Club

Mrs Ashrafi, Miss Jeffree, Mrs Halliday and Miss O'Brien


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.