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Cherry Orchard Primary School

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Meet the Staff

The teachers, teaching assistants and support staff at Cherry Orchard are a highly dedicated group of people who want to ensure that all the children in their care are looked after to the very best of their abilities. The team is very friendly and approachable and most importantly enjoy working with children. 


Staff Team 2021 - 2022


Senior Leadership Team


Karen Banford


Deputy Headteacher

Caroline Jeynes


Assistant Head Teachers 

Clare Spencer  (Nuture, Inclusion SEND)

Emma Rowe (Learning, Teaching and Curriculum)


The Teaching Staff


Year R

Rebecca Davies (RC)

(Reception Year Band Leader)

Amy Dodson (R0)


Year 1

Tracey Preece  (1C)

(Year Band Leader)

Sally Farrington (10) & Jo Neath +  Laura Clarke (1R)


Year 2

Jessica Pinfield (2C)

(Year Band Leader)

Amanda Evans (20) & Andy Logan (2R)


Year 3

Tom Hale (3C)

(Year Band Leader)

Connor Grant (3O) & Reveni Chandram (3R)


Year 4

Lisa Simmonds/Gill Earle (4C)

(Year Band Leader)

Katherine Maddock (4O) & Noreen Asghar/Jackie Little (4R)


Year 5

Kerry McGrath (5C)

(Year Band Leader)

Matt Rice (5O)

Maria Montgomery + Clare Hind/Jessica Harrison (5R)


Year 6

Holly Palmer (6C)

(Year Band Leader)

Kerry MacDonald (6O) &  Simon Colley (6R)


Higher Level Teaching Assistants

Bev Willy, Tracy Jones and Jessica Harrison



Pre-School Lead

Helen Pool

Pre-School Assistants 

Jane Atkins & Tracey Smith



Office Team

Tanya Snape-Johnson, Judy Henderson

Mia Robson, Lydia Charlton, Abi Jones



The Site team

Paul Holder and Paul Handley



Teaching Assistants

Sam Bennett, Rose Margetts, Emma Traves,

Laura Stephenson, Emma Morris, Shanna Martin, Sally Morrall,

Carole Jenkins,  Dawn Glazzard, Ralph Clay-Thompson, Mel Coleman,

Steph Lloyd, George Watkin, Kate Clarke, Kayleigh Quigg,

Adele Simpson, Clare Douglas, Suzanne Barnes,

Becky Williams,  Caroline Bradley, Sarah Tidy, Gill Repton, Hannah George,

Julie Hall, Lisa Abbott, Colin Baggs and Fran Howell.


The Hub Lead

Fran Howell


We also thank our wonderful team of lunchtime supervisors, kitchen staff and cleaning team.