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Who's Who

Senior Leadership Team

Mr Lee Mason-Ellis, CEO of The Pioneer Academy

Ms Jo Lakey, Director of Education for The Pioneer Academy

Miss Clare Butcher, Head Teacher

Mr James White, Deputy Head

Mrs Jenny Smith, Deputy Head

Miss Mary Gates, Deputy Head

Miss Ellie Hover, Assistant Head and SENCo

Mrs Jo Bridgland, EYFS Leader

Miss Holly Westlake, KS1 Leader and Head of English

Mrs Emer Kelly, KS2 Leader and Head of Science

Mrs Mel Brown, Head of Maths

Teaching Staff

All of our classes, except The Nursery, are named after bridges from around the world. As children get older their classes are named after bridges from further around the world.

Year Group Class name Class Teacher(s) Class Based Support Staff
Nursery The Nursery

Mrs Hopton

Currently covered by Ms Chute

Mrs Medhurst, Mrs Ayles
Reception Tower Bridge Mrs Bridgland Mrs Black
Reception Westminster Bridge Mrs Macnutt Mrs Birch
1 Severn Bridge Mrs Searle Mrs Smith
1 Clifton Bridge Mrs Kingett Miss Kirby
2 Tyne Bridge Miss Westlake Mrs Fuller 
2 Jubilee Bridge Miss Burton Mrs Brown
3 Ambassador Bridge Mrs Pollington Miss Winter
3 Golden Gate Bridge Mrs Brown Miss Parks
4 Lions Gate Bridge Mrs Garrett Mrs Cooper
4 Manhattan Bridge Mrs Baruah Mrs O'Brien
5 Anji Bridge Mrs Smith and Miss Hover Miss Cunningham/Mrs Downes
5 Ikuchi Bridge Ms Roberts Miss Fowler
6 Sea Cliff Bridge Mrs Kelly Mrs Chatten
6 Auckland Harbour Bridge Mr White Mrs Dodd

Other School Staff

PE Specialist Teacher - Mr Holliday

Additional Intervention Teacher - Miss Chute

Nurture Leader - Mr Cripps

Other Learning Support – Mr Opara, Mrs Pys, Miss Chapman, Mrs Cross, Mrs King and Mrs Brewer

TASC Leader - vacant

Family Engagement Worker – Mrs Gemma Truman

Office and Financial Administration – Mrs Dalladay, Mrs Keward and Mrs Edmonds

Premises Team – Mr Sandy and Mr Barnett