Meet the Staff

All staff at St. Michael’s CE Academy work as part of a supportive team who nurture, encourage and inspire our pupils. They are excellent role models, holding high personal and professional standards and are dedicated to delivering outstanding teaching and learning for all our pupils. Please see the list below of all the staff, the positions they hold and respective responsibilities for 2018-2019.



Teachers - Senior Leadership Team


Faz Islam (Headteacher)

Rachel Smith (Deputy Headteacher - Maths)

Helen Boutle (Assistant Headteacher - SEND and Safeguarding)

Sarah Parkin (Assistant Headteacher - English and KS2 Leadership)

Kiran Barraclough (TLR - EYFS)

Lyn Grey (TLR - Read, Write Inc and KS1 Leadership)



Class based

Middle Leader Responsibility

Year Group

Teaching Assistant

(Class based)

Teaching Assistant

(Class based additional or with SEND focus)

Kiran Barraclough



Keeley Pick, Laura Biglands, Nicola Elsworth (am), Carla Mersini (pm)


Helen Hudson




Ruth Fothergill

Karen Smith (Nursery Nurse)

Cheryl Townsend

Tracy Young

Grace Lythe &

Laura Copley




Anita Woodhall

Natalie Munday

Outdoor Education


Year 1

Karen Wilson


Lindsey Singh

Modern Foreign Languages


Year 1

Karen McGregor

Julie Gilbertson

Rose Scholes

Guided Reading, Library and Dance


Year 2

Linda Berry

Sue Hirst

Carol Babbage (am)

Lyn Gray

Read Write Inc and KS1 Leadership


Year 2

Amy Bedford

Carol Babbage (pm)

Rebecca Austerfield

Religious Education and Collective Worship


Year 3

Rebecca Walker

Carol Babbage (am)

Sarah Law


Year 3

Kirsty Green

Carol Babbage (pm)

Deborah Berry



Year 4

Christine Crossfill

Carol Eyre 

Richard Butcher


Physical Education

Year 4

Jane Denison


Emma Kemshell


Year 5

Sue Major


Sarah Parkin



Year 5

Louise Preston-Davis

Laura Dews



Year 6

Karen Worthington



Paul Tattersfield


Year 6

Val Fodden




Non class based teaching and support staff


Allison Robinson - Teacher (EAL and History - Part-time 2.5 days)

Angela Batley (LTSA and TA Supervisor)

Kelly Jones (Pastoral Mentor)

Tamzin Barker (Attendance Officer)

Matthew Broadbent (Sports Leader – ACES)

Professional Dance Teachers by Yew Tree


Little Learners Staff


Carole Hill (Manager)

Donna Bedford

Debra Race




Yvonne Crossland (Business Manager)

Zoe Parkin

Sue Milner

Susie Murphy

Stuart Cruickshank (Site Supervisor)


Lunchtime Supervisors and Other Lunchtime Staff


Rebecca Oszko

Carol Oszko

Jane Kenney-Douglas

Carly Rhodes

Sharon Foster

Louise Preston-Davies

Charlotte Colenutt

Diane Larkin

Julie Gilbertson

Linda Blakey

Matthew Broadbent

Kirsty Green