Staff Qualifications

emmaHeadteacher – Mrs E Sillitoe

BSc Hons Psychology Sheffield University, PGCE (QTS) Sheffield, SENCO,  First Aid at work. Designated Safeguarding Lead. Safer Recruitment in Education.

Class Teacher – Key Stage 2 SENCO

Mrs E Austin

BA (Hons) Education and Training QTS University of Southampton. Qualification SENCO (Canterbury 2015)   Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Class Teacher/Key Stage 1 SENCO  – Badgers Class (Y3/4)

Miss Emily Whitehead

PGCE London South Bank University (2013)

BSc (Hons) Psychology and Education, Keele University (2011) 

Qualification SENCO (Canterbury University, 2019)

Class Teacher – Bats Class (Y5) 

Mrs Lindsey Barnes

BA (Hons) Education Studies University of Greenwich (2006)

Class Teacher – Bats Class (Y5)

Mrs Wendy Cox

PGCE Open University (1996)

Qualified Speech and Language Therapist (1980)

Class Teacher – Hedgehogs Class (Y2/3)

Mrs Kim McColl

B Ed (Hons) Christ Church Canterbury (1984)

Class Teacher – Owls Class (Y6) Higher Level Teaching Assistant – Mrs L Hull

Level 2 Teaching Assistant.  Foundation to Drawing & Talking Therapy.  Schools First Aid.  HLTA.

Class Teacher – Owls Class (Y6) Higher Level Teaching Assistant – Mrs L New

Level 3 Teaching Assistant.  HLTA.

Class Teacher – Miss M Rodin

PGCE – University of Cambridge (2018)

Teaching Assistant – Mrs S West

Level 3 Teaching Assistant.  Working towards British Dyslexia Level 5 Qualification.  Paediatric First Aid

Higher Level Teaching Assistant – Mrs Karen Whitehead

University of Northampton (2016)

Teaching Assistant – Mrs M Berry

Level 1 Teaching Assistant

Teacher – Mr G Smith


Sports Teachers

Kelsey Birchmore (Active Inspire Primary Sports)

Social Skills Teacher – Mrs Kathy Charman

Batchelor of Education Degree (Specialising in The Education of Children with Special Needs)

Office Manager – Mrs S Webb (Monday, Thursday & Friday)

NCFE Level 2 for Teaching Assistants. Safer Recruitment in Education. Schools First Aid. 

Office Manager – Mrs P Strong (Monday, Tuesday , Wednesday & Thursday)

Schools First Aid.  Safer Recruitment in Education.

Site Manager – Mr K Wills

Health & Safety in the Workplace – Level 2.  Caretaker Course.

Midday Supervisor – Mrs Denise Wickens

Level 2 Food Hygiene and Paediatric First Aid


Other Professionals: 

Raffaella Salamso – Relax Kids Coach (1 day per week)

RelaxKids Coach Qualification 16th May 2015


Kathy Charman – Specialist Social Skills Teacher (1.5 days per week)

BA Education with specialism in Special Educational Needs, Avery Hill College, 1981


Mrs Jo Brett – Occupational Therapist (1 day per week)

Diploma in Occupational Therapy, Health Care Professions Council. HCPC registered


Liz Van Graan – Speech and Language Therapist (1 day per week)

Speech and Language Therapy Diploma (Dip CST) 

MRCSLT – Masters in Speech and Language Therapy. HCPC registered


Sarah Spence – Speech and Language Therapist (1 day per week)


HCPC registered


Sharon Gillard – Occupational Therapist (1 day per week)

BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapist HCPC reg. MRCOT


Domestic Support (Clean Green Cleaning Company)

Sharon Walter
01702 557 066
Suits D,E, F Castle Mews Offices, 83 High Street, Hadleigh, Essex, SS7 2PA

What Ofsted say about our staff

“The quality of teaching is outstanding. The teaching staff are very well trained, not only in the subjects of the curriculum but also in how best to address the special educational needs of their pupils.”