St Mary's Catholic Primary School

Live, Love, Believe

Who's Who in the school

Staffing at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School

We are a happy and caring one form entry school, rooted in a Catholic ethos. Our support
staff are each based in one class but may also support across the school in different ways.


Our teaching staff are employed across the Federation. This means that they might move from one school to the other when required.


St Mary’s Staff

Headteacher:  Mrs Alison Langridge


Senior Teacher: Mrs Jo Cass



Office Manager:  Mrs Helen Hoey     Office Administrator:  Mrs Helen Graham


Federation Administration Manager (FAM):  Mrs Janey Chadwick   


School Bursar:  Mrs Debbie Purdue


School Site Manager:  Mr Graham Reeve





Early Years Foundation Stage and KS1


Reception class Teachers:   Mrs. Cory                        


Year 1 Teachers:                Miss Robinson                         Mrs Moore


Year 2 Teacher:                 Mrs Whitmore 


EYFS and Key Stage 1 LSAs:


 Mrs Juliet Gane     Miss Clayre Brown (trainee teacher)   Mrs Lisa Young   


 Mrs Emma Caldwell             Mrs Wendy Cleverdon      Miss Claire Smith 



Year 3 Teacher:  Mrs Cass


Year 4 Teacher:  Mrs Nadstawek


Year 5 Teacher:  Mrs Sandy 


Year 6 Teacher:  Mr Dignan


Key Stage 2 LSAs


 Mrs Justine Salter          Ms Jane Dobson    


 Mrs Sarah Wiltshire      Mr Laurence Matthews      Mrs Gina Maynard



Subject leaders: each member of staff is allocated a curriculum area to lead across the school. This means that they attend subject network meetings and relevant training and updates which they disseminate to other staff through our professional development meetings. Subject leaders are responsible for monitoring curriculum coverage in their subject and ensuring that teaching and learning in that curriculum area is good.


Maths lead: Mr Dignan

English lead: Mrs Cass

R.E. lead: Mrs Nadstawek

Science lead: Mrs Sandy

Geography lead: Mrs Whitmore

History lead: Mrs Donna Moore

Creative Curriculum leads: Mrs Cory and Miss Robinson

PE lead: Miss Robinson

Computing lead: Alison Langridge

PSHE lead: Alison Langridge



From time to time, most children require an intervention of some kind to support their learning. On many occasions, these brief interventions are delivered in short sessions designed to "close the gap" in the children's learning. Sometimes, children may require more focussed interventions for a longer time to help them catch up. Such interventions are closely monitored by teaching staff (and the SENDCo if necessary) and the impact of these on their learning tracked.


SENDCo: Ms Jacqui Barnden



Family Liaison Officer (FLO):  Mrs Sue Beere. 

Mrs Beere is responsible for monitoring attendance rates across the school and will contact parents to enquire where a child is if a message explaining the absence has not been received from parents by the school.She will also call School Attendance Meetings (SAMs) for parents of those children whose attendance is giving cause for concern. In addition to this role, Mrs Beere can offer advice to parents who wish to access support from external agencies - for example, Barnardo's, Youth Trust and so on.


HLTA:  Mrs Julie Richardson

Mrs Richardson is a Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) and as such, is qualified to provide cover for class teachers when they are not in school.


Additional roles

School Cook: Mrs Kay Thompson. 

Kitchen assistants - Kim Cotton

Lunchtime Supervisors:   Mrs Justine Salter, Miss Sue Cushen, Mrs Claire Beaumont,  Mrs Ailsa Bremner, 


Cleaning and Maintenance:


  Mr Graham Reeve     Miss Sue Cushen


Breakfast and After School Club

Leader/Administrator: Mr Laurence Matthews

Staff:                                Mr Laurence Matthews       Mrs Claire Beaumont


                                            Mrs Ailsa Bremner