Senior Leadership Team

Vanessa McManus Executive Headteacher
Gemma Norman Associate Headteacher
Claire Kitchen Deputy Headteacher/Learning Manager (SENCO)
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

Rebecca Catton Staff CPD and Research
Claire Coleman Phase Leader
Rachel Clair Phase Leader
Emily Spivey Phase Leader
Rebekah Renshaw Inclusion TLR

Teaching Staff

Andrea Vaughan Nursery
Kate Brooks Nursery
Rachel Clair Reception
Claire Coleman Reception
Rebecca Stanton Reception
Beverli Turner Reception
Rebecca Catton Year 1
Colette Lowe Year 1
Kath Chow Year 1
Emily Spivey Year 2
Erin O'Neill Year 2
Ruth Power Teacher
Rebekah Renshaw Year 3
Claire Mulligan Year 3
Emma Carter Year 4
Dan Taylor Year 4
Toby Butt Year 5
Chris Dunn Year 5
Joanna Marchi Year 6
Claire Kitchen Year 6
Martin Jenner Year 6

Higher Level Teaching Assistants

Tracey Payton Support Staff Lead
Suzanne Phoenix LSA Lead
Caroline Reeve  
Mel Milward  
Sarah Newton-McElroy  

Teaching Assistants

Farzana Ali

Karen Broad

Katy Cole

Jazz Dikgoz

Claire Flynn 

Amy Gibbons

Lesley Hughes

Joanne Knighton

Christine Lambert

Rachael Robertson

Susan Scott

Charlotte Smithurst

Karen Sutcliffe

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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