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 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 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 (Maternity leave being covered by Becky Hunt)
Peake - Reception: Laura Selby
Newton - Year 2: Kayleigh Reardon
Franklin - Year 3: Nichola Howroyd (Maternity leave being covered by Richard Townshend)
Attenborough - Year 4: Lisa Watkins
Jemison - Year 5: Emma Mitchell (Maternity leave being covered by Steph Timmins)
Einstein - Year 6: Shirley Turner
Higher Level Teaching Assistants:
Laura Deveson (Maternity leave being covered by Katie Coxon)
Caretaker: Nigel Cassford
Cleaner: Taryn Izzard
Wraparound Care Coordinator: Ali Perkins