Senior Leadership Team

Vanessa McManus Head of School
Gemma Norman Deputy Head teacher
Helen Moorcroft Assistant Head teacher
Claire Kitchen Learning Manager (SENCO)

School Administration & Support

Iain Huck Finance Manager
Lynda Butterworth School Administrator
Andy Bagnall

Premises and Facilities Manager

Phase Leaders / Teaching and Learning Responsibilities

Claire Coleman LKS2
Rachel Clair KS1
Rebecca Catton EYFS
Jo Marchi UKS2
Jim Prole Data Manager

Teaching Staff

Andrea Vaughan Nursery
Rebecca Catton Reception
Emily Spivey Reception
Colette Lowe Year 1
Rachel Clair/Elizabeth Lees Year 1
Claire Kitchen Year 2
Kate Brooks Year 2
Christopher Dunn Year 2
Martin Jenner Year 3
Claire Mulligan Year 3
James Prole/Sarah Newton-McElroy Year 4
Claire Coleman Year 4
Rebekah Renshaw Year 5
Emma Carter Year 5
Jo Marchi Year 6
Helen Moorcroft Year 6

Higher Level Teaching Assistants

Jayne Hudghton

Tracey Payton

Pauline Platt

Caroline Reeve

Teaching Assistants

Rhonda Boaler

Karen Broad

Katy Cole

Caroline Conroy

John Cotterill

Claire Flynn

Lesley Hughes

Adele Jespersen

Mel Milward

Suzanne Phoenix

Susan Scott

Rebecca Stanton



Other Professional Practitioners

Shane Yates Sports Coach
Jess Foster Sports Premium Lead

Lines of Communication

We have an open-door policy with your child's classroom teacher being the first point of contact for any queries and feedback.

How Our Staff Teams Operate

The staff at Gatley Primary School are involved in setting the strategies for improving the teaching and learning across the school.  The following are representative of the provisions made for all staff members:

  • The school has curriculum teams (this includes non-teaching and administration staff also), who write action plans together to form the School Development Plan.
  • Appraisal Targets reflect school priorities for improvement. These targets have common themes to enable joint practice development.
  • Our policy for learning appraisal is shared with all staff which explains how they can access courses / personal development they each have an online account to access professional development opportunities.
  • Bespoke training is encouraged and the school has developed partnerships with universities to ensure accreditation.
  • The school implements an Equal Opportunity Policy and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Policy which ensures all staff have access to appropriate support to fulfil their role and for them to continue to improve their performance.
  • Joint practice development is part of school life and includes staff meetings, sharing good practice, personal praise and encouragement.
  • The school ethos also enables all staff to evaluate and support each other’s development.

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