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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 Teacher 

Clare Spencer

 (Nuture, Inclusion SEND)


Assistant Head Teacher 

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 +  Heather Lane (1R)


Year 2

Jessica Pinfield (2C)

(Year Band Leader)

Amanda Evans (20)

Andy Logan (2R)



Year 3

Tom Hale (3C)

(Year Band Leader)

Celia Bowater (3O)

Beccy Poyser-Smith (3R)



Year 4

Lisa Simmonds/Gill Earle (4C)

(Year Band Leader)

Katherine Maddock (4O)

Noreen Asghar/Jane Ellis-Tait (4R)



Year 5

Kerry McGrath (5C)

(Year Band Leader)

Matt Rice (5O)

Maria Montgomery + Clare Hind (5R)



Year 6

Holly Palmer (6C)

(Year Band Leader)

Kerry MacDonald (6O)

Simon Colley (6R)


Higher Level Teaching Assistants

Bev Willy, Tracy Jones, Harriet Price and Jessica Harrison



Administration Team

The Office team

Tanya Snape-Johnson 

Judy Henderson

Lydia Charlton


The Site team

Paul Holder

Paul Handley



Teaching Assistants

Sam Bennett, Helen Pulfer, Diane Hewson, Laura Stephenson, Dawn Glazzard

Emma Morris, Carole Jenkins, Steph Lloyd

Diana Price, Sally Morrall, Helen Gough

Mel Coleman, Rachel Abraham, Lexi Ayers, Adele Simpson

Becky Williams, Suzanne Barnes, Kate Clarke

Julie Hall, Lisa Abbott, Caroline Bradley

Colin Baggs, Sarah Tidy, Gill Repton, Julie Davies

Rose Margetts, George Watkin and Hannah George.



Julie Brazier



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