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Castle Batch

Primary School Academy

Happy, confident children, learning to learn

Who Are We?

Please find below a list of all the staff members at Castle Batch School.

Senior Leadership Team

Senior Leadership Team 1 Vicky Dupras - Headteacher
Senior Leadership Team 2 Sally Taylor - Deputy Head and KS2 Leader
Senior Leadership Team 3 Helen Lovejoy - Foundation and KS1 Leader
Senior Leadership Team 4 Fran Hooper-Speech & Language Base Leader

Administration Team

Administration Team 1 Linda Payne - Business Manager
Administration Team 2 Debbie Parker - Receptionist/Administrator
Administration Team 3 Valerie Shears - Administrator

Pupil and Family Support Workers

Pupil and Family Support Workers 1 Sheryl Smith - KS1
Pupil and Family Support Workers 2 Carrie Buck - KS2

Special Educational Need Coordinator

Hannah Jones is the SENCO for KS1 and KS2






Fran Hooper - Speech and Language Base Leader Speech & Language Base - KS1
Julie Ede  Speech & Language Base - KS2
Lucy Rees - PE Leader Foundation
Rebecca Smith - Art Leader Foundation
Jane Blake - English Leader Foundation
Helen Lovejoy - Foundation & KS1 Leader Year 1 
Becky Hatch - Maths Leader Year 1
Hannah Tedder - Active Travel Leader Year 1
Anna Neilson - Music Leader Year 2
Caroline Pham - Maths Leader Year 2
Stacey Harraway - currently on maternity leave Year 2
Georgia Micklewright covering maternity leave Year 2
Hannah Jones - SENDCo  Year 2
Alison Thompson - Literacy Leader Year 3
Kate McKenzie - History Leader Year 3
Caroline Dawe - Science Leader Year 3
Jess Bonsey - Geography Leader Year 4
Emily Hanratty - Design Technology Leader Year 4
Mathilda Murray - Primary Foreign Languages Leader Year 4
Ali Sweet - PE and Sports Leader Year 5
Sally Taylor - Deputy Head, KS2 Leader and Assessment Leader Year 5
Lindsay Avci - RE and Assembly Leader Year 5
Jack Chambers - PHSE Leader Year 6
Debbie Buckland - ICT Leader Year 6



Support Staff


Helen Gadd Higher Level Teaching Assistant 
Sarah Roper Learning Support Assistant
Lorraine Harper Teaching Assistant / After School Club Co-ordinator
Stacey Jenkins Higher Level Teaching Assistant 
Alison Scott Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Bonny Owens Learning Support Assistant
Debra Merchant Learning Support Assistant
Laura Fairhurst Learning Support Assistant
Katie Betts Teaching Assistant / After School Play Worker
Anne-Marie Colman Teaching Assistant 
Donna Pengelly Higher Level Teaching Assistant / After School Play Worker
Wendy Moore Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Deb Cook Learning Support Assistant
Bernie Pagon Learning Support Assistant / After School Play Worker
Joy Grimsby Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Pat Rosenberg Learning Support Assistant
Karen Jenkins Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Andrea Drury Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Nicola Drew Learning Support Assistant / Speech & Language Base Play Worker
Tracey Adamson Learning Support Assistant Resource Base
Jenny Bicknell Learning Support Assistant
Tracey Hillman Breakfast Club Play Worker/Cleaner
Sue Syrad Breakfast Club Play Worker/Cleaner
Vicky Bomford-Glaysher Learning Support Assistant
Michele Lowndes Learning Support Assistant
Rebecca Lewis Learning Support Assistant
Sharon Abdelhakim Learning Support Assistant
Jo Adlam Learning Support Assistant
Petra Bartosova Learning Support Assistant
Paula Sweeting  After School Play Worker
Donna Jones Cleaner


Academy Council Members

Denise Hurr Chair of Governors
TBC Vice-Chair of Governors
Vicky Dupras Headteacher
Sally Taylor Assosicated Member
Lucy Rees Staff Governor
George Berridge Parent Governor
Shawn Skellon Parent Governor
Leila Board Co-opted Governor
Saphire Dors Parent Governor
TBC Co-opted Governor
TBC Parent Governor


Lunchtime Supervisers

Tracey Hillman Sue Syrad Charmian Ellis
Estelle Mailey-Sherwood Paula Sweeting Alison Jones
Tracey Adamson Sara Cook Lisa Woollard
Trish Parsons Janet Boobyer Clare Hughes
Kellie Gifford Leonie Wookey Sam Roach