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Brierley Forest

Primary and Nursery School


                          School Structure – September 2019


Senior Leadership Team:

Miss S Griffith

Head Teacher

  Mr J Wakeland   Deputy Head Teacher

Mrs J Ritchie

Assistant Head Teacher, Lower KS2 Lead

Miss E Smedley

Assistant Head Teacher


Designated Safeguarding Lead:

Miss S Griffith - Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr J Wakeland - Safeguarding Lead

Mr N Green - Safeguarding Lead


Foundation Unit Teachers

Miss M Shearer

F1 – The Super Squirrels

 EYFS Lead


F1 – The Brilliant Badgers



F1 – The Happy Hedgehogs


Miss E Pownall-Brown

F2 – The Wise Owls


Miss L Hale

F2 – The Fantastic Foxes



 Key Stage 1 Class Teachers:

Miss A Johal

Year 1 – The Gruffalos

KS1 Phase Lead

Miss Z Harkness

Year 1 – The Elmers


Mrs K Bird

Year 2 – The Believers


Miss D Gale


  Year 2 - Go Getters  


Key Stage 2 Class Teachers:

Miss E Jackson

Year 3 – The Astronomers


Mr T Cull

Year 3 – The Discoverers


Mrs J Ritchie

Year 4 – The Wizards

Lower KS2 Lead


Mr R Bayliss

Year 4 - The High Flyers


Mr L Wood

Year 5 – The Navigators


Miss D Jowle

Year 5 – The Possibilities


Mrs J Vourlou

Year 5 – The Pioneers


Miss E Smedley

Year 6 – The Architects

Assistant Head Teacher

  Mrs N Wallis   Year 6 - The Voyagers  Upper KS2 Phase Lead


Whole School SENCo

Mr N Green


Family Support Manager:

Miss J Pottinger


Teaching Assistants:

Foundation Stage

Key Stage 1

Key Stage 2

Mrs J Amos

  Miss G Polyak (Nurture)

Miss K Bowers

Miss S Griffiths

Miss C Thompson

Mrs T Hackett

Mrs L Seeley

Miss L Lane

Mrs M Swain (SEN Support)

Mrs E Cobley

Miss L Townley (Nurture)

Mrs S Meeson (Nurture)

Mrs M Swift (SEN Support)

Mrs A Lloyd

Mrs C Gibbs (SEN Support)


Miss C Rockley (SEN Support)

Miss T Clark (SEN Support)



Miss S Jordan



The Busy Bees:

Miss G Polyak

Miss L Townley


The Inspirations:

Mrs M Lagun-Cleworth



Mrs S Meeson



The Trailblazers:

Miss K Bowers

Mrs T Hackett


Administration Team:

Mrs D Bemment-Morris

School Business Manager

  Mrs A Mabbott   School Office Manager

Mrs A Deakin

Administration Officer

Mrs L Williamson

Administration Officer

Mrs L Sowter

Clerical Assistant


Midday Supervisors:

Ms E Wright (Senior Mid-Day Supervisor)


  Ms K Wainwright (Senior Mid-Day Supervisor)


Mrs D Day

  Mrs B Bancroft

Mrs K Buchanan

Mrs D Smith

Mrs M Swain

Mrs H Glover

Mrs B Woodland

Mrs J Sharpe

Mrs D Parkin

Mrs L O’Sullivan

  C Price  


Breakfast Club:

Mrs K Wainwright (Breakfast Club Leader)

Mrs D Day

Mrs M Swain (Breakfast Club Leader)



Walking Bus:

Mrs L Williamson

Mrs D Day

Mrs K Wainwright



Catering Services:

Main School:

Foundation Stage Unit:

Mrs B Rockley (Kitchen Manager)

Mrs J Naylor (Kitchen Manager)

Mrs M Postlethwaite

Miss R Bown

Mrs N Lowbridge


Miss A Long



Cleaning & Facilities Management:


Ms E Wright (Assistant Caretaker)

Mrs H Kolis (Assistant Caretaker)


Foundation Stage Unit

Key Stage 1

Key Stage 2

Mrs K Buxton

Mrs J Lord

Mrs J Sharpe

Ms E Wright

Mrs K Wainwright



Mrs B Woodland