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Who's Who

Senior Leadership Team

Mr Lee Mason-Ellis, Education Trust Leader of The Pioneer Academy

Miss Clare Butcher, Head Teacher

Mrs Jenny Smith, Deputy Head Teacher  (Maternity Leave)

Miss Mary Gates, Deputy Head Teacher

Miss Ellie Hover, Assistant Head and SENCo 

Mrs Sophie Cripps, KS1 Leader and Head of Science

Mrs Katherine Day, KS2 Leader and Head of Pupil Welfare

Miss Louise Smith, Head of Assessment 

Mrs Melanie Brown, EYFS and Nursery Leader and Head of Maths

Mr Malcolm Ming, Head of English

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 Brown

Mrs Pys and Mrs Medhurst
Reception Tower Bridge Mrs Berryman Mrs Black
Reception Westminster Bridge Mrs Macnutt Mrs C Smith
1 Severn Bridge Mrs Searle Mrs C Fuller
1 Clifton Bridge Mrs Cripps Mrs Cross
2 Jubilee Bridge Miss Gates/Mrs J Smith Mrs Birch
2 Tyne Bridge Miss Packham Mrs Kirby
3 Ambassador Bridge Mr Chute Mrs Pritchard
3 Golden Gate Bridge Mrs Sullivan Mrs Chatten
4 Lions Gate Bridge Mrs Garrett Mrs Taylor
4 Manhattan Bridge Mrs Baruah Mrs King
5 Anji Bridge Miss Blair vacant
5 Ikuchi Bridge Mr Ming Mrs O'Brien
6 Sea Cliff Bridge Miss Smith  Mrs Dodd/Miss Downes
6 Auckland Harbour Bridge Mrs Day  Mrs Dodd/Miss Downes

Other School Staff

PE Specialist Teacher - Mr Holliday

Nurture Leader - Mr Cripps

Nest Team - Mrs Cunningham, Mrs Murphy and Mrs Parks

Other Learning Support – Mrs Brewer, Mrs Downes, Mrs McGheehan, Mr Opara, and Miss Punnett

Breakfast Club Leader: Mrs L Brown

Extended Clubs/TASC Leader - Mrs King

Family Engagement Worker – Mrs Gemma Truman

Office and Financial Administration – Mrs Keward, Mrs Edmonds, Mrs Furse and Mrs Moor

Site Manager – John Tennesson