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Junior Academy

Meet our Staff



Senior Leadership Team:

Mrs R. Pryme- Executive Principal (Deputy DSL)

Mr B. Jacklin - Head of School (DSL)

Mrs D. Pilcher - Assistant Head of School (Deputy DSL), Designated Teacher for Children in Care and SENDCO 

Miss C. Smith - Curriculum Leader and Year 6 Teacher

Mrs H. Smith - Raising Standards Leader, ECT Mentor and Royal Shakespeare Company Lead Teacher

Miss K. Watts - Mathematics and ECT Leader

Miss A. Shephard - English Leader 

Key staff including teaching, learning and pastoral support-

Miss E. Massey - Year 6 Teacher and MFL/History Leader

Mr J. Meller - Year 6 Teacher

Mrs D. Conway - Y5/Y6 Phase Leader, Year 5 Teacher and Science Leader

Mr A. Johnston - Year 5 Teacher and Creative Technology, Art and DT leader 

Miss B. Dehaney Year 5 Teacher and Music Leader

Mrs L. Pickering - Y3/Y4 Phase Leader, Year 4 Teacher, Computing and E-Safety Leader

Mr D. Smith - Year 4 Teacher, Outdoor Learning Leader and Start Small Dream Big Careers Lead Teacher

Miss H. Spencer - Year 4 Teacher and PSHE, Careers and Employability, SMSC and RSHE Leader

Miss E. Chapman - Year 3 Teacher and RE leader

Mrs D. Krohnen - Year 3 Teacher and Geography Leader

Ms S. Johnson - Year 3 teacher and PE Leader

Mrs D. Yarnold - Cover Supervisor

Mrs R. Jones - Cover Supervisor

Mrs H. Farrell - Cover Supervisor

Mrs J. Gowshall - Cover Supervisor and Pastoral/ELSA Support Assistant

Mrs N. Vincent - Family Key Worker and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs D. Pries - Pastoral/SEND Manager and Mental Health and Wellbeing Leader

Teaching Assistants:

Mrs C. Purfield - Year 6 and Mini Police Leader

Miss K. Young - Year 6

Miss M. Hopkins - Year 6

Mrs D. Morley - Year 6

Mrs L. Flay - Year 5

Mrs J. Proud - Year 5 and Eco Warriors Leader

Mr L. Morley - Year 5

Mrs D. Lowis - Year 4 and MDSA Supervisor

Miss E. Allen - Year 4

Mr T. Feeley - Year 4

Mrs K.Vickers - Year 3

Miss S. Koutika - Year 3

Learning Assistants:

Mrs N. Hardisty - Learning Assistant, Pastoral Support Assistant and Mental Health First Aider

Miss S. Lowis - Year 4

Miss K. Humphreys - Year 6

Mrs G. Pocklington - Year 6

Miss C. Sambrook - Year 6

Miss H. Ward - Year 3

Mr G. Walls - Year 6

Office and Site Staff:

Mrs J. Stevenson - Senior Administrator and Health and Safety Contact

Mrs S. Rowson - Senior Administrator and Attendance Officer

Mr M. Tempest - Site Manager

Mr J. Newman - Premises Assistant

In addition to the above, the academy is well-supported by a team of experienced, caring and capable midday supervisors allocated to each class.