Senior Leadership Team

Gemma Norman Headteacher
Joanna Marchi Deputy Headteacher
Rachel Clair Assistant Headteacher
Claire Coleman Assistant Headteacher
Kathrine Chow Learning Manager (SENCO)

School Administration & Support

Richard O'Connell Finance Director
Tracey Payton Business Associate
Yvonne Wilson Admin Manager
Laura Marsland School Administrator
Catherine Dunbar Receptionist/Lunchtime Co-ordinator
Andy Bagnall Premises and Facilities Manager

Teaching Staff

Tilly Towsey Nursery
Rachel Clair Reception/Assistant Headteacher
Jessica Foster Reception
Sarah Newton-McElroy Reception
Rebecca Stanton Reception/EYFS Phase Leader
Samantha Hazlehurst Year 1
Karina Khan Year 1
Emily Spivey Year 1/KS1 Phase Leader
Dylan Guinnane Year 2
Colette Lowe Year 2/Pupil Research Lead
Emma Carter Year 2
Fiona Viner Year 3
Kathrine Chow Year 3/Learning Manager (SENCO)
Erin O'Neill Year 3
Claire Mulligan Year 3
Toby Butt Year 4/Tuition Lead
Lucy Godridge Year 4
Chris Dunn Year 5/Teacher Development Lead
Rosie Halligan Year 5
Claire Coleman Year 6/Assistant Headteacher
Rebekah Lyall Year 6/Curriculum Lead and KS2 Phase Leader
Joanna Marchi Year 6/Deputy Headteacher
Joe Knighton PE and Forest School

Higher Level Teaching Assistants

Amy Gibbons  
Mel Milward  
Suzanne Phoenix Support Staff Lead
Rachael Shkurko  
Liv Thomas  

Teaching Assistants

Gemma Adaway

Farzana Ali

Neil Allen

Mellisa Ashworth

Paul Chambers

Jordan Fennell

Rebecca Field

Zoe Leavy-Raftery

Julie Longstaffe

Kate Massey

Charlotte McDevitt

Nicky McMurdock

Caroline Reeve

Rachael Robertson

Susan Scott

Sharon Singh

Bethany Smith

Karen Sutcliffe

Abby Williams


Other Professional Practitioners

Rob Curran 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. Go to: to see how the teams work.
  • 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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