St Mary's Church of England Academy

'We promise to shine together.'

Let the light of your face shine upon us - Psalm 4:6

Who's Who

Senior Leadership Team

Mrs L Rourke - Principal

Miss A Cooper - Deputy Principal, Associate Safeguarding Lead & Maths Lead

Mrs R Rutter - Assistant Principal, Early Years Leader & Associate Safeguarding Lead 

Mrs A Flack - LKS2 Phase Leader & Reading Lead

Miss L Brown -  KS1 Phase Leader

Miss M Lowe - UKS2 Phase Leader & Writing Lead

Miss L Osborne - SENDCO 

Miss K Hennessy - Education Social Worker & Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr M Johnston - Academy Business Manager


Teaching and Learning Team


Early Years

Mrs R Rutter - Teacher

Mrs S Grover - Teacher (Maternity Cover)

Mrs H Blow - Teacher (Maternity Leave)

Mrs V Birch - Teacher

Mrs R Coe - Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Mr R Garrod - Teaching Assistant

Miss P Pope - Teaching Assistant

Miss R Berney - Apprentice


Year One

Miss J Colclough - Teacher

Miss H Andrews - Teacher 

Mrs E Sparkes - Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Miss M Thurlbourn - Teaching Assistant

Miss L Bassett - Teaching Assistant

Mrs S Cash - Specialist Teaching Assistant


Year Two

Miss L Brown - Teacher

Miss J Taylor - Teacher (Temporary)

Mrs L Beck - Teaching Assistant

Miss S Audus - Teaching Assistant

Mr R Mishra - Teaching Assistant

Miss C Hunt - Teaching Assistant


Year Three

Mrs S Milner - Teacher

Mrs V Baxter - Teacher

Miss G Stower - Teaching Assistant

Mrs K Parker - Teaching Assistant 

Mrs C Harrison - Teaching Assistant

Mrs J Owen - Teaching Assistant


Year Four

Mrs A Flack - Teacher

Mrs S Elbrow - Teacher

Mrs L Bailey - Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Mrs H Wood - Teaching Assistant

Mrs D Poolton - Teaching Assistant for KS2


Year Five

Miss N Hamilton -Teacher

Miss R Tomlinson - Teacher

Mrs L Fulcher - Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Miss T Slaughter - Teaching Assistant


Year Six

Miss M Lowe - Teacher

Mr E Spence - Teacher 

Mrs F Marsh - Higher Level Teaching Assistant



Miss R Tomlinson - Teacher


PE Team

Mr D Farnham - Sports Coach

Miss J Colclough - PE Coordinator


Child Support

Mrs L Torbitt - Nurture Teacher


Business Team

Mr M Johnston - Academy Business Manager



Ms Z Bell - Office Manager

Miss D Tombs - Receptionist

Mrs S Pooley - Reprographics Assistant


Finance and HR

Mrs L Byrne - Finance Officer

Mrs K Pettitt - Data & Payroll Officer

Mrs R Heslop - HR Administrator



Mr C Holmes - ICT Manager



Mr D Sheppard - Property Manager

Mr D Petch - Gardener/Handyman

Mrs J Sheppard - Senior Cleaner

Mrs J Ludzisa - Cleaner

Mrs K Hamill - Cleaner

Mrs K Gilbert - Cleaner

Mrs C Cilia - Cleaner

Mr R Cilia - Cleaner

Mrs B Dear - Cleaner



Miss S Feltner - Catering Manager

Mrs M Kurcon - Kitchen Assistant 

Miss S Stevens - Kitchen Assistant


Play Leaders

Mrs J Sheppard - Play Leader

Mrs N Ward-Horner - Play Leader

Mrs V Way - Play Leader

Mrs Y Hall - Play Leader

Ms L Schmitt - Play Leader

Mrs B Dear - Play Leader