Meet Our Team:


Roles and Responsibilites 



Mr N.Garratt









I have been Headteacher at Elworth for 5 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 20 years and trained at Christchurch College Canterbury (where Mrs Mace trained). 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 young children. I am a keen supporter of Manchester City and I absolutely love learning new things

Mrs G.Holmes




Deputy Head Teacher

Maths Leader



I am delighted to be the Deputy and Maths Lead at Elworth CE Primary.  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 S. Buckley







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!

Miss L. Healey




Year 1  Teacher

Art Leader

Phonics Leader


I completed my teacher training in 2013 at the University of Cumbria, gaining a BA Hons in Primary Education. After graduating, I taught in EYFS for a year before joining the Elworth team in September 2014. I then spent a year teaching in year 5/6 before moving to my current teaching position in EYFS where I am now in my 6th year at Elworth. I am passionate about art and design and I am delighted to be the art lead. My interests outside of school include going to the gym and caring for all of my pets.

Mrs M. Astley





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 





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 S. Cunniffe

(Job share)



Year 3 Teacher

DT Leader

Science Lead

Yr 3/4 Phase 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. During my time at university, I specialised in science and I am delighted to be science leader here at Elworth. Since joining Elworth, I have had the pleasure of teaching years 1 and 2 and  years 3 and 4 which I  thoroughly enjoying. 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.

Mrs R. Garratt

(Job Share)



Year 3 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 J. Rookes






KS1 Leader

Year 2


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 H Harper

Year 2


Mrs S. Mace





Year 3/4 Teacher

Music Leader


I am Sally Mace and I am curriculum leader for Music, and I am responsible for managing LKS2. . Originally from Nantwich, I trained in Canterbury, Kent University to gain a B.Ed Hons in 1988  and I have lived in Sandbach for over eighteen years. I have had experience of teaching across the age-range and currently enjoy teaching Year 3 and 4. My interests include reading, music, board games and travel. I am privileged to be one of the longest serving staff members at our wonderful school – every day brings new challenges and new opportunities.


Mr S Heaton



EYFS  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 C. Day




Year 3/4 teacher

Class 4


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 L. Sandham




Year 5/6  Teacher

UKS2 Leader

English Leader


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

Mr S. Rogers



Year 5/6 Teacher 

IT & Computing Lead

Online Safety leader

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 M. Morgan





Y5/6 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 Class 3 where I have stayed ever since. I thoroughly enjoy teaching the Year 5 and 6 pupils, especially when it comes to our wonderfully interesting Geography and History topics. I have a big 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. Wilson






Year 3/4

Sports Leader



Since 2009 my role has continued to evolve and flourish here at Elworth. In 2011 I successfully achieved my HLTA status which provided me with the opportunity to support both teachers and children within both key stages. Currently, I work closely with the yr3/4 team providing English and Maths support. However, my real passion within school is when I am wearing my PE kit. I am a level 2 teacher of aquatics and more recently I have gained my Diploma in Supporting the Delivery of Physical Education and School Sport. I thrive on supporting our children within KS1 to learn the fundamentals of sport and exercise to encouraging and guiding our KS2 children to develop their knowledge, understanding and skill acquisition of team sports and the benefits of an active healthy lifestyle.

Mrs C. Buckley



Year 5/6  


Mrs L Wadworth

Year 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.

Mrs C Cowburn

Swimming Instructor



Non-teaching Support Staff


Roles and Responsibilites 


Mrs S Bennett

Business Manager


Mrs J Barratt

Administration Assistant


Mrs N Dunning

Clerical Assistant



Site Manager



Teaching Assistants


Roles and Responsibilites 


Mrs C Pepper




Senior Teaching Assistant




I graduated from Lancaster University with a BSc in Psychology before completing a PGCE in Primary Education at Chester University. I have taught across KS1 spending many years as a year 2 teacher. I decided to take a career break following the birth of my son and have since returned to education as a TA at Elworth. I love my role in EYFS as every day brings something new and exciting for the children. In my spare time I love reading, upcycling furntire and gardening.


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 Paul Parry

Teaching Assistant




Ms Sally 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:

 Ms L Rawlinson and Mrs C Roughley

Mid Day Assistants:

 Mrs L Hunt, Mrs R Page, Mrs T Hodgkinson, Mrs L Musgrave, Miss S Griffin, Mrs C Wigston.

Early Birds & Night Owls Deputy

Mrs C Marrow, Mrs L Hunt

Early Birds & Night Owls

Mrs L Hunt, Miss L Rawlinson, Mrs C Roughley

Library Assistant

Mrs L Hunt

Catering Staff (Chartwells)

Mrs M Crowley, Mrs G Hyland, Mrs E Dean