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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. 


Senior Leadership Team


Karen Banford


Deputy Headteacher

Caroline Jeynes



Katherine Maddock


Administration Team

The Office team

Tanya Snape-Johnson 

Judy Henderson

Sally Wehling

Wendy Aitken

Lydia Charlton

The Site team

Paul Holder

Paul Handley


The Teaching Staff


Sarah Earl

Heather Lane

Rosie Slocombe

Amy Dodson


Phase 1 lead

Rebecca Davies


Year 1

Sally Farrington

Amanda Evans

Amanda Salter/Jackie Little


Year 2

Jessica Pinfield

Kerry McGrath

Tom Hale


Phase 2 lead

Tracey Preece


Year 3

Celia Bowater

Lisa Simmonds/Gill Earle

Beccy Poyser-Smith


Year 4

Noreen Asghar/Jane Ellis-Tait

Mark Miles

Matt Rice


Phase 3 lead

Emma Rowe


Year 5

Claire Kingdon/Clare Hind

Holly Palmer

Maria Montgomery


Year 6

Caroline Lee

Emma Rowe/Keri Oliver

Simon Colley


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, Bev Willey, Tracy Jones

Julie Davies



Julie Brazier


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