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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 2023 - 2024


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)

Amanda Evans (RO&  Sally Farrington (RR)


Year 1

Chris Perry  (1C)

(Year Band Leader)

Connor Grant (10)  & Laura Clarke (1R)


Year 2

Tracey Preece (2C)

(Year Band Leader)

 Andy Logan (2O)


Year 3

Jessica Pinfield (3C)

(Year Band Leader)

Jodie Oseman (3O)  &  Megan Gall (3R)


Year 4

Tom Hale (4C)

(Year Band Leader)


Chloe Davis (4O)  &  Noreen Asghar/Vicki Hume (4R)


Year 5

Kerry Whitehead (5C)

(Year Band Leader)

Matt Rice (5O)  &   Rebecca Twiselton (5R)


Year 6

Holly Palmer (6C)

(Year Band Leader)

Kerry MacDonald (6O)  &  Lewis Hardman (6R)


Higher Level Teaching Assistants

Tracy Jones, Emma Harris, Reveni Chandram & Alleia Barnes.



Pre-School Lead

Jane Atkins

Pre-School Assistants 

Tracey Smith, Diana Roberts, Koula Lydra, Faye Grindrod, Juliette Clough, Victoria Lewis & Izzy Furlong.



Office Team

Tanya Snape-Johnson, Judy Henderson

Mia Robinson, Lydia Charlton, Abi Cutchey



Site Staff

Nigel Bowkett, Paul Handley



Teaching Assistants

Sam Bennett, Emma Morris, Shanna Martin, Sally Morrall,

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

Kate Clarke, Kayleigh Quigg, Adele Simpson, Suzanne Barnes,

Jess Cox, Grace Hawthorne, Becky Williams, Caroline Bradley, 

Sarah Tidy, Gill Repton, Hannah George, Julie Hall, Lisa Abbott,

Colin Baggs, Fran Robinson, Sophie Hollins, Sophie Finch, Hanaa Ben Douzane, Gemma Ranford and Claire Jefferies.


The Hub Lead

Fran Robinson


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