Staff

Meet Our Team:

Name

Roles and Responsibilites 

About

Mr N.Garratt

Headteacher

I have been Headteacher at Elworth for 8 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 27 years and trained at Christchurch College Canterbury. 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 children. I am a keen supporter of Manchester City and I absolutely love learning new things.

Mrs S. Buckley

Deputy Headteacher

SENCo

DSL

Pupil Premium 

Cared for Children

I trained as a teacher at Manchester Metropolitan University gaining 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.  In 2020, I completed a PGCE in Special Educational Needs and gained my National SENCo Qualification at Chester University. I am delighted to be the SENCo at Elworth as this is where my passion  lies. In addition to this, I have recently completed a Masters in Early Childhood at Chester University to support my leadership of our youngest children in school. When I am not at school I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, yoga and going to the gym to keep fit!

Mrs G.Holmes

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 6 Maths.  I have trained as a Primary Teaching for Mastery Specialist with the NCETM and have the role as Teaching for Mastery Lead Teacher with the North Mids Maths Hub.  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 Coronation Street and Blue Peter - the children love to hear all about it!

Mrs M. Astley

EYFS

Teacher

Music Lead

I graduated from Bangor University with a degree in History in 2013, before going on to complete a PGCE in Primary Education at the Univeristy of Chester. I joined Elworth in September 2019 having previously worked for a number of years as a teacher in Winsford. I spent many years teaching in KS1 and I now enjoy teaching in the Early Years Foundation Stage, supporting the children as they settle into school and learn through a range of playful activities. I love teaching and the fact that every day is so varied! Outside of school I enjoy reading, playing the piano and being involved in my church community.

 

Mrs C.Oakes 

 

 EYFS

Teacher

I have been a teacher for many years, working across the primary ages. I have taken on roles within a different school including English Lead, Phonics Lead and Deputy Head. I am also a foster carer. I am delighted to be teaching in Early Years Foundation Stage, inspiring a love of learning from the very beginning. I have a real passion for reading, writing and phonics and have recently trained in early childhood mental health. I have a young family of my own and spend most weekends supporting my boys at cricket, football and Karate as well as trying to find five minutes peace to read the latest bestsellers!

Mrs H Harper

Year 1

Teacher

 

Mr S Heaton

Year 1

Teacher

 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!

Mrs J. Rookes

KS1 Leader

Year 2

Teacher

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.

Mrs C. Day

(Job Share)

Year 2

Teacher

Science Lead

I studied Combined Sciences at Lancaster University before deciding to teach. I gained my PGCE qualification at the University of Cumbria in 2014 and haven’t looked back since. I have worked in LKS2 since I qualified, with a small amount of time spent working across EYFS-UKS2 during supply work. I joined Elworth in 2018, teaching in Y3/4 and absolutely love it. The school has been so welcoming to me and I thoroughly enjoy being a part of it, not only as a teacher but as the Science Lead. Science is a real passion of mine, and I am excited about helping the children to become young explorers of the world around them.

Miss H Waller

(Job Share)

Year 2

Teacher

 

Mrs S. Cunniffe

(Job share)

Year 3/4 Teacher

Yr 3/4 Phase Lead

DT Lead

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. Since joining Elworth, I have had the pleasure of teaching across KS1 and LKS2. 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. Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my two children.  

Mrs R. Garratt

(Job Share)

Year 3/4 Teacher 

MFL Lead

Year 3/4 Phase Lead

I have an MA from Cambridge University in Music and Education and I have always had a passion for teaching. I have taught in all year groups in a number of schools before joining the Elworth team. I am so proud of our school both as a teacher and as a parent. Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my family, reading and listening to music. I have 4 children and I am also a very proud Aunty to 10 nephews and nieces!

 Mrs M. Morgan

 Y3/4 Teacher

Geography Lead

After completing my degree in Zoology with Marine Zoology at Bangor University, I trained to be a teacher at Keele University, gaining my PGCE in 2016. I joined the family here at Elworth a year later teaching in Year 5 and 6 to begin with before moving to Year 3 and 4 in 2021. I have a huge passion for teaching Geography and helping the young minds here grow to understand and love the whole world around them, gaining a feeling of belonging in our world. As well as my interest in Geography and Science, I am also a musician and an avid reader, particularly the fantasy genre; any good book suggestions are encouraged!

Mrs H. Dean  

 

Miss L. Sandham

Year 5/6  Teacher

UKS2 Lead

English Lead

 

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 English across the school and am really passionate about raising standards in Reading and Writing.

Mr S. Rogers

Year 5/6 Teacher 

IT & Computing Lead

Online Safety Lead

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 L Wadsworth

 

Year 5/6 Teacher

Reading Lead

After completing an English degree, followed by an MSc in Language, Speech and Hearing, at Lancaster University, I gained my PGCE qualification from the University of Cumbria. Following this, I spent many years teaching across a variety of year groups in Lancashire before moving to Cheshire to be closer to family. Currently, I am thoroughly enjoying teaching year 5 and 6 at Elworth and find it a privilege to support the children in their final years at primary school whilst also preparing them for the next stage of their lives. Outside of the classroom, I enjoy walking, running, playing the piano and sitting down with a good book!

Mrs C. Buckley

HLTA    

Year 5/6  

 

Mr B Read

PE Teacher

My passion is everything sport. Whilst I enjoy working in school, my favourite place to be is working outside! The factilities we have here at Elworth CE are the best at any primary school I've ever seen. You'll be able to find me outside every afternoon, most likely on our new MUGA, teaching PE to all of our year groups. When I'm not teaching PE you will see me teaching maths in the morning to me two maths groups.

 

Non-teaching Support Staff
 

Name

Roles and Responsibilites 

About 

Mrs S Bennett

Business Manager

 

Mrs N Dunning

Office Administartor

 

mr R Kirton

Site Manager

 

 

 

 

 

Teaching Assistants
 

Name

Roles and Responsibilites 

About 

Mrs C. Marrow

 

Teaching Assistant

Supervisor of Breakfast Club

 

Ms C. Hodgkinson

Teaching Assistant

 

Mrs A. Steele

Teaching Assistant

 

 Ms M. Gunner   

Teaching Assistant 

 

Mr C. Street

Teaching Assistant 

 

Mrs J. Hoy-Greening

Teaching Assistant 

 

Mr P. Parry

Teaching Assistant

 

Ms S. Wishart

Teaching Assistant 

 

Mrs E. Noden

Teaching Assistant 

 

Miss J. Croft

Teaching Assistant 

 

Mrs D. Wilmot

Teaching Assistant 

 

Mrs D. Carroll

Teaching Assistant 

 

Miss M. Liberti

Teaching Assistant 

 

Mrs J. Attwood

Welfare Assistant

 

Miss S. Griffin

Welfare Assistant

 

 

Mid Day Supervisors:

 Mrs C Wigston

Mid Day Assistants:

 Mrs R Page, Mrs L Musgrave, Mrs L Wooltorton, Mrs M Johnson, Mrs K Walker, Mrs D Cooper

Early Birds & Night Owls Deputy

Mrs C Marrow

Early Birds & Night Owls

Miss L Rawlinson, Mrs C Roughley and Mrs Elsby

Catering Staff (Chartwells)

Mrs G Hyland, Mrs E Dean

 

 

 

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