Our teachers

Key staff in Rose Court

Leadership team

Jo Hall – Head of Rose Court/Designated Child Protection Officer
Andrea Evans  – Deputy Head of Rose Court
Steph Munro – Assistant Head


Hannah Black – Teacher/Year Group Leader
Steve McKinley – Teacher/IT Coordinator
Gemma Crilley – Teacher/RS & Art Coordinator

Teaching assistants
Michelle Brooke, Saskia Fisher, Louise Gallagher, Ali Gray, Vicky Ham, Christine Morgan, Danielle Osinski, Vidia Showan


Emma Alderson – Teacher/Art and Design Coordinator
Eleanor Henry – Teacher/History Coordinator
Kathy Owen – Teacher/DT Coordinator
Fiona Winser – Teacher/Geography Coordinator/Designated Child Protection Officer

Teaching assistants
Azma Arshad, Nicola Butt, Rachael Coulton, Rachael Kirkwood, Tania Mantilla, Bev Nicholaides

Year 1

Katie Herridge – Teacher/Year Group Leader
Sarah Huddleston – Teacher/Science Coordinator
Geraldine Riley – Teacher/Literacy Coordinator
Marie Gibbs – Teacher/Outdoor Learning Coordinator

Teaching assistants
Bronte Hirst, Vikki Jackson, Sadaf Khalil, Sarah Slater

Year 2

Lynne Sagar – Teacher/Year Group Leader
Tina O’Dwyer – Teacher/PSHE Coordinator
Fiona Shaw – Teacher/Numeracy Coordinator
Jo Gordon – Teacher/PE Coordinator

Teaching assistants
Lisa Armstrong, Bernadette Butler, Rebecca Cooke, Cally Gallagher, Bernie Lindop, Rachel Weatherill

Specialist teachers

Christine Turner – Music Teacher/Music Coordinator
Sally Cooke – Learning Support Coordinator
Nema Saeed – Learning Support Mentor

Individual Needs

We have a well-qualified and experienced Individual Needs department which works throughout the whole school. It is headed up Mrs Sally Cooke (N-Y4) with Mrs Carolyn Etchells overseeing Y5-Y8 and Mrs Christina Simpson Y9-Y13. The team also includes six Individual Needs teaching assistants who hold a wide range of TA and SEND qualifications.


A Parent’s  View

“We are delighted with the care and support Aidan has received. He looks forward to school and is clearly thriving under the guidance of Mrs Sagar and her team.”
Parents of Aidan, Year 2

“Adam settled into Rose Court very quickly and absolutely loves it.  Miss Winser has been a very caring teacher who has helped him enjoy every minute of his learning.”
Parents of Adam, Nursery

“We are really pleased with Alessio’s progress so far thanks to Mrs Barnett.  His confidence is growing and we believe that with the excellent teaching at school he will flourish this academic year.”
Parents of Alessio, Year 1

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