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Orchard Primary Academy

School Staff

Executive Principal  

Mr Matthew Carbutt


Head of School 


Miss Faye Hirst


Assistant Principal

Mr Richard Myers 



Miss Kate Barker-Milner





Mr Richard Myers

Nursery Leader

Mrs Sarah Vokes

Reception Teachers

Mrs Sonia Birkett (Maple)

Miss Anitha George (Hazel)

Nursery Staff

Mrs Joanne Wood

Mrs Mariam Chunara

Mrs Caraline Larter

Mrs Samantha Ainsworth

Miss Jodie Whitfield

Nursery Nurse


Mrs Suzanne Broady


Support Staff


Mrs Sarah Blyth

Miss Jade Baillie

Key Stage 1   Teachers 

Mrs Justine Myers (1 Cherry)

Miss Charlotte Hope (1 Ivy)

Mrs Chloe Welsh (2 Beech)

Miss Rebecca Peacock (2 Willow)

Miss Heather Minghella (Maternity Leave)

Miss Heidi Nugent (Maternity Leave)

Miss Amy Cherryholme (Maternity Leave)

KS1 Support Staff

Miss Georgia Wells

Mrs Meymoona Saloo (HLTA)

Mrs Fiona Rothery (HLTA)

 Key Stage 2 Teachers

Miss Megan Cooling (3 Holly)

Mrs Megan Heald (3 Aspen)

Mr Jack Miles (4 Pine)

Mrs Amy Senior (4 Ash)

Miss Faye Carter (5 Sycamore)

Mrs Katie Jennings (5 Chestnut)

Miss Sian Fenn (6 Elm)

Mr Martin Wakefield (6 Oak)

Support Assistants




Miss Debbie Eyles (HLTA)

Mrs Lynn Hogarth (HLTA)

Miss Sophie Berry

Miss Rachel Best

Mrs Tracey Anderson

Ms Claire Mitchell

Miss Lucy Armitage

SEND Provision Team


Mrs Sarah Kenworthy

Mrs Kayleigh Farren

Miss Olivia Sheridan

Mrs Rabia Mayat

Miss Emily Cardus (Maternity Leave)

Inclusion Manager 

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Miss Danielle Fisher 


Pastoral Manager

Mrs Amy Elliott

Pastoral Team

Mrs Sam Leeming (Behaviour Support)

Mrs Rachael Gamble (Behaviour Support)

Mrs Su Hall (Learning Mentor)

Mr Josh Smith (Learning Mentor)

Mr Ben Fisher (Learning Mentor)

Academy Finance Manager


Mrs Kirsten Charles

Academy Office Manager

Mrs Gemma Hewitt


Site Manager 


 Mr Trevor Carbutt

Assistant Caretaker


 Mr Phil Monaghan

Administration Office Staff


Mrs Kylie Caudwell

Miss Katie Kilburn 

Parental Engagement & Attendance Officer


Mrs Jess Sambrook

Kitchen Staff Cook in Charge 

Miss Charlotte Hemingway


Mrs Claire-Marie Purcell

Mrs Leona Barlow

Lunchtime Supervisors

Mrs Emma Duncan

Breakfast Club Workers

Ms Charlotte Hemmingway

Mrs Amy Elliott

Mrs Sam Leeming

Mrs Rachael Gamble

Mrs Sarah Blyth

Mrs Suzanne Broady

Miss Olivia Sheridan


Mrs Adrienne Brown

Mrs Pauline Joy

Ms Charlotte Hemingway

Miss Julie Butterworth

Mrs Claire-Marie Purcell

Cover Supervisors 

Mrs Tracey Anderson

Miss Lucy Armitage

Other Staff ICT Technicians 

Mr Stefan Harrison (MINT)

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