Rotherfield Primary Staff work together as a “family”. Staff are encouraged to support one another and work collaborative to share good practice, creating a positive teamwork ethos.
Our Leadership Team consists of our Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher, School Business Manager and Inclusion Manager.
The Headteacher is responsible for the leadership and management and day-to-day running of our school, supported by our Deputy Headteacher, who also teaches KS1 children.
Our children are offered professional support from our Inclusion Manager and Designated Safeguard Lead (DSL), which includes counselling and therapeutic provision.
We have a School Business Manager (SBM) who deals with all financial aspects of the school, which includes managing the school budget and ensuring that we adhere to national auditory requirements.
We have an equivalent of a full time teacher in every class; some classes have two teachers who share responsibility for the class. All teachers have scheduled planning, preparation and assessment (PPA) time, which is used for preparing class lesson plans, reviewing pupil’s learning and progress, and attending development training.
Rotherfield has two very skilled Higher Learning Teaching Assistants (HLTAs) who are qualified to teach a class in the absence of a teacher. We also have 11 Teaching Assistants (TAs)/ Individual Needs Assistants (INA), who are attached to a specific class and/or child and play a key role in supporting children with their learning. Our HLTAs, TAs and INAs are integral members of staff within the school and are treated as such.
The school office staff undertake an array of duties; including attendance tracking, school admissions, and lunchtime arrangements for pupils, clubs and wraparound.
Our caretaker is responsible for the upkeep, safety and security of the school site, and all those who use it. Whilst our kitchen staff ensure that school meals that are provided are healthy, hygienic and inviting to children and staff.
Headteacher: Kate Bishop
Deputy Headteacher: Kirsty Murray
Inclusion Manager: Lucy Spratt
Peake - Reception: Laura Selby
Goodall - Year 1: Kirsty Murray
Newton - Year 2: Nicola Howroyd
Franklin - Year 3: Jo Seymour and Michel Cole
Attenborough - Year 4: Emma Mitchell
Jemison - Year 5: Lisa Watkins
Einstein - Year 6: Shirley Turner and Deborah Jaeger
Higher Level Teaching Assistants:
School Business Manager: Sonya Barter
Caretaker: Nigel Cassford
Cleaner: Charlie Hare
Wraparound Care Coordinator: Ali Perkins
Wraparound Assistant: Phoebe Cosser