Senior Leadership Team

Vanessa McManus Executive Headteacher
Gemma Norman Associate Headteacher
Claire Kitchen Deputy Headteacher/Learning Manager (SENCO)
Rebecca Catton Assistant Headteacher
Joanna Marchi Assistant Headteacher/Data Manager

School Administration & Support

Laura Shaw Finance Director
Hannah Fitzsimmons School Administrator
Yvonne Wilson School Administrator
Andy Bagnall

Premises and Facilities Manager

Phase Leaders / Teaching and Learning Responsibilities

Claire Coleman Phase Leader
Rachel Clair Phase Leader
Emily Spivey Phase Leader
Rebekah Renshaw Inclusion TLR

Teaching Staff

Andrea Vaughan Nursery
Ruth Power Nursery
Rebecca Catton Reception
Rachel Clair Reception
Kathrine Chow Reception
Rebecca Stanton Reception
Colette Lowe Year 1
Martin Jenner Year 1
Emily Spivey Year 2
Erin O'Neill Year 2
Rebekah Renshaw Year 3
Sarah Newton-McElroy Year 3
Claire Mulligan Year 4
Dan Taylor Year 4
Emma Carter Year 5
Chris Dunn Year 5
Joanna Marchi Year 6
Claire Kitchen Year 6

Higher Level Teaching Assistants

Mel Milward

Tracey Payton

Caroline Reeve

Teaching Assistants

Farzana Ali

Karen Broad

Katy Cole

Jaz Dikgoz

Claire Flynn 

Amy Gibbons

Lesley Hughes

Christine Lambert

Suzanne Phoenix

Rachael Robertson

Susan Scott

Anna Smith

Charlotte Smithurst

Tilly Towsey


Other Professional Practitioners

Shane Yates Sports Coach

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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