Meet our team:

Name                          Roles and Responsibilites  About
Mr N.Garratt              Headteacher I have been Headteacher at Elworth for 3 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 daughters. I am a keen supporter of Manchester City and I absolutely love learning new things!
Mrs S. Mace  


Year 3/4 Teacher (Class 5)

Music Leader

Reading Champion

I am Sally Mace and  I am curriculum leader for English, Music, History and Geography and am responsible for the overseeing of the subjects comprising our vibrant school curriculum. 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.

Mrs A. Steele  

Assistant Headtacher

KS1 Leader


Year 1/2 Teacher (Class 8)

Mr S. Rogers  

Year 5/6 Teacher (Class 1)

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 G. Holmes  

Deputy Head Teacher

Maths Leader

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 5/6. Previously, my roles have been Music, R.E. and PSHE co-ordinator but I am delighted to be the Maths Leader at Elworth. I have trained as a Maths Specilaist Teacher at Egde Hill University and I am passionate about children loving mathematics and becoming confident mathematiciana. 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 Cornation Street and Blue Peter - the children love to hear all about it!

Mrs S. Cunniffe  

Year 3/4 Teacher (Class 4)

Science 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 I am currently teaching years 3 and 4 which I am 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.
Mr S Heaton  

Year 3/4 Class teacher

(Class 6)

Geography and 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!
Miss L. Sandham  

Year 5/6  Teacher (Class 3)

UKS2 Leader

Writing 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. 

Mrs B Buchanan

(Currently on maternity leave)


KS1 Teacher

D&T Leader


I completed a degree in theatre studies at Aberystwyth university in 2008. I then went onto study at Edge Hill University and achieved my Early Years professional status. After a couple of years, I decided I wanted to go into primary teaching. I completed my PGCE at Cumbria university, completing placements in both Cumbria and London. I have worked across all ages and love different year groups for different reasons! Elworth is a magical place to be and I hope to teach here for many years to come. My passions are reflected in my teaching; creativity, fun, individuality and love. 
Mrs J. Rookes  

Year 2 Teacher

(Class 7)

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. In my spare time I like to go swimming and running as I am training for my second triathlon.
Miss H Dunn  

KS1 Teacher

 (Class 9)

Mrs R. Garratt  

KS1 Teacher (currently on maternity leave)

MFL Leader


Mrs S. Buckley  

EYFS Reception Teacher (Class 11)

EYFS Leader

Phonics 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 am also the Outstanding Teaching Lead with Mrs Brinkhurst  where we work on developing teaching and learning through the school. When I am not at school I enjoy spending time with my family, reading and running to keep fit.
Miss L. Healey  

EYFS Reception Teacher (Class 10)

Art 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. I love teaching and enjoy working with all year groups. I am passionate about sport and I am delighted to be running the school netball team for a second year. My interests outside of school include going to the gym and caring for all of my pets. 

Teaching and Non-teaching Support Staff

 Mrs L. Beeley                                                                 

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 H. Wilson -  

HLTA  Year 3/4 English and Maths support

Sports Leader

Mrs C. Buckley   HLTA     Year 5/6   Maths support  
Mrs A Mottram  

Learning Mentor

Wellbeing and Emotional Health

I qualified with a BEd (Hons) in SEN with Literacy and Numeracy in 2003. I then went onto work in Salford as a EWO and worked alot with families and schools. I have also been a Family Support Worker covering one high school and seven primaries.

I have alot of experience with working closely with families with a number of different issues. I am passion about wellbeing and emotional health and believe that everyone has the right to feel happy and safe!

Mrs J. Haworth   Business & Administration Assistant  


Teaching Assistants

Mrs L Crowe 


  (QTS) HLTA KS1  

Ms M. Gunner       


  EYFS Class 10 TA  

Mrs C Pepper  



EYFS Class 11 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   



1:1 TA Support

Supervisor of Breakfast Club


Mrs M.J. Miller  


  Senior TA, KS1 support  

Mrs H. Hodgkinson    


  Class 7 TA  
Mrs C. Foster    

Senior TA  LKS2

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.


Mrs J. Howard

Clerical Assistant & Reception






Mr C. Holland   Site Manager  

Mid Day Supervisors:  Ms L Rawlinson

Mid Day Assistants: Mrs B Cieselski,  Mrs K Lea, Mrs P Rawlinson, Mrs C Roughley and Mrs Spreadbury.

Cleaners: Mrs Ciesielski and Mrs Roughley.