Meet Our Staff

Below is a list of all staff at Blackthorns. For our current parents, there is a photo-board in the school entrance corridor so that you can put some names to faces.

Mrs Marianne Brand Principal
Designated Member of Staff for Child Protection
Mr Tom Jordan Vice Principal
Inclusion Manager
Teacher in Charge of SSC
Mrs Wendy Paul Inclusion
Mrs Nichola Hill Reception Class Teacher
Computing Co-ordinator
Mrs Helen Type Year 1 Teacher
Mrs Sarah Neller Year 2 Teacher
EYFS/Key Stage 1 Manager
Maths Co-ordinator
Mrs Sally Carr Year 3 Teacher
Mrs Louise Highton Year 4 Teacher
Mr Mark Tugwell Year 4 Teacher
PE Co-ordinator
Mrs Hannah Dodd Year 5 Teacher
Key Stage 2 Manager
Mrs Dawn Smith Year 5 Teacher (part time)
Mrs Cate Jago Year 6 Teacher
Curriculum Manager
Mrs Claire Allen Part Time Year 1
SMSC Co-ordinator
Mrs Kayleigh Jackson Part Time Reception Class
Mrs Anna Montiel Part Time Teacher
Mrs Sue Hughes Supply Teacher
Mrs Helen Moffatt Specialist Music Teacher
Mrs Michelle Collins Specialist Modern Foreign Languages
Mr Terry Harris Specialist PE Teacher and Sports Coach
Mrs Liz Fowler Learning Mentor
Mrs Karen Ripley Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Teaching Assistant (Year 6)
Mrs Helen Thomas Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Teaching Assistant (Year 2)
Midday Meals Supervisor
Mrs Gemma Sawyer SEND Teaching Assistant
Mrs Rachel Hepworth SEND Teaching Assistant
Miss Ellie Farmer SEND Teaching Assistant
Teaching Assistant (Year 2)
Mrs Sarah Gillies SEND Teaching Assistant
Mr Bill Sorrell SEND Teaching Assistant
Mrs Carola Dawborn Teaching Assistant (Reception)
Mrs Claire Wheller Teaching Assistant (Reception)
Mrs Kate Manning Teaching Assisant (Year 1)
Midday Meals Supervisor
Mrs Emma Taylor Teaching Assistant (Year 3)
Midday Meals Supervisor
Mrs Caroline Cook Teaching Assistant (Year 4)
Mrs Nikki Dickinson Teaching Assistant (Year 4)
Mrs Angela Day School Secretary
Mrs Karen Ramsbottom Business Manager
Miss Rachael Spencer Admin Assistant
Midday Meals Supervisor
Miss Barbara L’Angellier IT Technician
Mr Nigel Davis Premises Officer
Midday Meals Supervisor
Mrs Cheryl Hanwell Midday Meals Supervisor
Mrs Vanessa Tucknott Midday Meals Supervisor