Staff

Meet our team:

Name

Roles and Responsibilites 

About

 

Mr N.Garratt

Headteacher

I have been Headteacher at Elworth for 5 years and I absolutely love working here. Previously I was the Deputy and worked mainly with Year 5 & 6 children. I feel so privileged to be the Headteacher and I especially enjoy knowing all the children and their families. I have been teaching for 20 years and trained at Christchurch College Canterbury (where Mrs Mace trained). I have worked at lots of different schools from Davenham CE primary in Northwich to St Mary's RC primary in Congleton. I love playing tennis, supporting the life and work of church and playing with my four young children. I am a keen supporter of Manchester City and I absolutely love learning new things!

Mrs G.Holmes

Deputy Head Teacher

Maths Leader

I am delighted to be the Deputy and Maths Lead at Elworth CE Primary.  I completed my teacher training in 1996 at St. Martin's College, Lancaster gaining a BA in Music with QTS. Over my teaching career, I have taught Years 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 in a variety of types of primary schools in Cheshire and currenlty teach Year 6 Maths.  I have trained as a Primary Teaching for Mastery Specialist with the NCETM and have the role as Teaching for Mastery Lead Teacher with the North Mids Maths Hub.  In my spare time I play the cornet and tenor horn in the Salvation Army and this has given me the opportunity to play on Coronation Street and Blue Peter - the children love to hear all about it!

Mrs S. Buckley

 

EYFS

Teacher

SENDco

EYFS Leader

I trained as a teacher at MMU and graduated in 1998 with a BA( Hons) in Education and Mathematics. I joined Elworth as a newly qualified teacher and have enjoyed teaching in every class throughout the school. I moved to the Early Years Foundation Stage in 2011  and am pleased to be the Early Years Foundation Stage lead as this is where where my passion lies. I love working with the youngest children in the school and am currently studying for a masters in Early Childhood at Chester University. As well as leading the Early Years Foundation Stage I am also responsible for the teaching and learning of phonics across the school. When I am not at school I enjoy spending time with my family, reading and going to the gym to keep fit.

Miss L. Healey

EYFS  Teacher

 

Art Leader

Phonics Leader

I completed my teacher training in 2013 at the University of Cumbria, gaining a BA Hons in Primary Education. After graduating, I taught in EYFS for a year before joining the Elworth team in September 2014. I then spent a year teaching in year 5/6 before moving to my current teaching position in EYFS where I am now in my 6th year at Elworth. I am passionate about art and design and I am delighted to be the art lead. My interests outside of school include going to the gym and caring for all of my pets.

Mrs M. Astley

Year 1

Teacher

I graduated from Bangor University with a degree in History in 2013, before going on to complete a PGCE in Primary Education at the Univeristy of Chester. I joined Elworth in September 2019 having previously worked for a number of years as a teacher in Winsford, teaching in both Year 1 and 2. I love teaching and the fact that every day is so varied! Outside of school I enjoy reading, playing the piano and being involved in my church community.

Mrs S. Cunniffe

Year 1/2 Teacher

DT Leader

I trained as a teacher at MMU. I have a real passion for learning so after completing my teacher training, I went on to complete my Masters in Teaching and Learning. During my time at university, I specialised in science and I am delighted to be science leader here at Elworth. Since joining Elworth, I have had the pleasure of teaching years 1 and 2 and  years 3 and 4 which I  thoroughly enjoying. I love teaching and feel very privileged to teach at Elworth. Every child is celebrated and made to feel valued which makes our school a wonderful place to be.

Mrs R. Garratt

Year 1/2 Teacher 

 

MFL Lead

I have an MA from Cambridge University in Music and Education and I have always had a passion for teaching. I have taught in all year groups in a number of schools before joining the Elworth team. I am now teaching in Year 1 and Year 2. I am so proud of our school both as a teacher and as a parent. Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my family, reading and listening to music. I have 4 children and I am also a very proud Aunty to 10 nephews and nieces!

Mrs J. Rookes

KS1 Leader

Year 2

Teacher

 

RE & Christian Distinctiveness Leader

SMSC & British Values

I gained my degree and teaching qualifications from St. Martin's College, Lancaster gaining a BA in Social Ethics and Religious Studies. During my teaching career I have taught in inner city Birmingham and in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. I have also taught crafts in a retirement home and through adult education at night school. My passion is with Religious Education and I am delighted to be R.E. leader at Elworth. My aim is to inspire children to develop their own spirtuality and a thirst to understand other faiths.

Mrs S. Mace

Teacher

Year 3/4 Teacher

Music Leader

I am Sally Mace and I am curriculum leader for Music, and I am responsible for managing LKS2. . Originally from Nantwich, I trained in Canterbury, Kent University to gain a B.Ed Hons in 1988  and I have lived in Sandbach for over eighteen years. I have had experience of teaching across the age-range and currently enjoy teaching Year 3 and 4. My interests include reading, music, board games and travel. I am privileged to be one of the longest serving staff members at our wonderful school – every day brings new challenges and new opportunities.

Mr S Heaton

Year 3/4  teacher

 History Leader

After completing ITT at South Coast SCIIT, I worked in Year 2 for 3 years at Lilliput Infant school in Poole, Dorset.  I moved to Cheshire with my family in 2016 to begin life as a teacher at Elworth.  Since joining the school I have become History and Geography lead, a role I am really enjoying and passionate about.  All of our topics revolve around these subjects and the children love learning through them.  It's a great school with wonderful children - unfortunately none of them support AFC Bournemouth...yet!

Mrs C. Day

Year 3/4 teacher

Class 4

Science Lead

I studied Combined Sciences at Lancaster University before deciding to teach. I gained my PGCE qualification at the University of Cumbria in 2014 and haven’t looked back since. I have worked in LKS2 since I qualified, with a small amount of time spent working across EYFS-UKS2 during supply work. I joined Elworth in 2018, teaching in Y3/4 and absolutely love it. The school has been so welcoming to me and I thoroughly enjoy being a part of it, not only as a teacher but as the Science Lead. Science is a real passion of mine, and I am excited about helping the children to become young explorers of the world around them.

Miss L. Sandham

Year 5/6  Teacher

UKS2 Leader

English Leader

 

I completed a degree in Spanish at the university of Nottingham in 2001, spending time living and studying in Zaragoza and Valencia. After graduating, I worked in management for a number of years before deciding to return to studying at MMU in 2008 to do a PGCE in primary education with Spanish. I joined the team at Elworth in 2011, working for many years in Year 3 and 4, before moving to lead the Year 5 and 6 team in September 2017.  I currently lead Writing across the school and am really passionate about raising standards in English.

Mr S. Rogers

 

Year 5/6 Teacher 

IT and  Computing Leader

E-Safety leader

Mr Rogers teaches in year 5/6. He is passionate about computing and is the person to go to should you have any computing issues! Mr Rogers loves to tell jokes but be warned the quality of his jokes isn't always up to scratch!

Mrs M. Morgan

Y5/6 Teacher

Geography Lead

After completing my degree in Zoology with Marine Zoology at Bangor University, I trained to be a teacher at Keele University, gaining my PGCE in 2016. I joined the family here at Elworth a year later teaching Class 3 where I have stayed ever since. I thoroughly enjoy teaching the Year 5 and 6 pupils, especially when it comes to our wonderfully interesting Geography and History topics. I have a big passion for teaching Geography and helping the young minds here grow to understand and love the whole world around them, gaining a feeling of belonging in our world. As well as my interest in Geography and Science, I am also a musician and an avid reader, particularly the fantasy genre; any good book suggestions are encouraged!

Mrs H. Wilson

HLTA  

Year 3/4

Sports Leader

 

Since 2009 my role has continued to evolve and flourish here at Elworth. In 2011 I successfully achieved my HLTA status which provided me with the opportunity to support both teachers and children within both key stages. Currently, I work closely with the yr3/4 team providing English and Maths support. However, my real passion within school is when I am wearing my PE kit. I am a level 2 teacher of aquatics and more recently I have gained my Diploma in Supporting the Delivery of Physical Education and School Sport. I thrive on supporting our children within KS1 to learn the fundamentals of sport and exercise to encouraging and guiding our KS2 children to develop their knowledge, understanding and skill acquisition of team sports and the benefits of an active healthy lifestyle.

Mrs C. Buckley

 

HLTA    

Year 5/6  

 

 

 

Non-teaching Support Staff
 

Name

Roles and Responsibilites 

About 

Mrs L. Beeley
FlnstAM

Business Manager 

Office Management, HR, Finance & Communications

Having started my career in the Chemical Industry, I came into schools after a career break and having loved volunteering at my childrens school.  I have always wanted to make a dfference. Wherever I am called to make a diifference I hope I can do it to the best of my ability. I gained my Certificate in School Business Management before joinng Elworth CE, and continued to study and achieve the Diploma and BA (Hons) in School Business Management whilst part of the Elworth Team.

Mrs J. Haworth

Administration Assistant

 

Mrs J. Howard

Clerical Assistant

 

Mr C. Holland

Site Manager

I joined the Team here at Elworth in 2016.  Before this I worked at Royal Mail for many years as a Line Manager, ensuring the collection of mail from Businesses and post boxes.  I really enjoy my role working with the school and seeing the children growing up and gaining confidence while learning.  My goal is to ensure our school is a safe and happy place for your child.  I know many of you by sight but if you have any issues with the building or facilities, please do let me know.

 

Teaching Assistants
 

Name

Roles and Responsibilites 

About 

Mrs R. Williams 

Learning Mentor

Safeguarding Leader

Wellbeing Leader

 

Mrs L Crowe

Senior TA

 

Ms M. Gunner   

 TA

 

Mrs C Pepper

Senior TA

I graduated from Lancaster University with a BSc in Psychology before completing a PGCE in Primary Education at Chester University. I have taught across KS1 spending many years as a year 2 teacher. I decided to take a career break following the birth of my son and have since returned to education as a TA at Elworth. I love my role in EYFS as every day brings something new and exciting for the children. In my spare time I love reading, upcycling furntire and gardening.

Ms C Roberts

TA

Supervisor of Breakfast Club

 

Mrs C. Alderton

TA

 

Mrs H. Hodgkinson

TA

 

Mrs C. Foster

Senior TA 

I have worked at Elworth for the last 5 years and I am a Senior Teaching Assistant in Year 3/4. I am passionate about supporting children who may find learning challenging. Outside of school, I enjoy walking my dog, reading and spending time with my family.

Ms C. Hodgkinson

TA

 

Mrs A. Steele

TA

 

 

 

Mid Day Supervisors:

 Ms L Rawlinson and Mrs C Roughley

Mid Day Assistants:

 Mrs L Hunt, Mrs R Page, Mrs W Spreadbury, Mr C Street, Mss C Hodgkinson, Mrs L Musgrave

Cleaners:

Mrs Roughley, Mr Howard and Mrs Keeble.

 

 

 

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