Senior Leadership Team

Gemma Norman, BA (Hons), PGCE, MA Ed, NPQH, SLE Headteacher
Joanna Marchi, BSc (Hons), PGCE, NPQSL, MCCT, SLE Associate Headteacher
Rachel Clair, BA (Hons) with QTS, NPQSL Deputy Headteacher
Claire Coleman, BA (Hons) with QTS, NPQSL Assistant Headteacher
Rose Sanderson, BA (Hons), PGCE Learning Manager (SENCO)

School Administration & Support

Sarah Carroll School Business Manager
Yvonne Wilson Admin Manager
Laura Marsland HR Administrator
Catherine Dunbar Receptionist/Lunchtime Co-ordinator
Andy Bagnall Premises and Facilities Manager

Teaching Staff

Kath Cherry, BA (Hons), PGCE Nursery
Rachel Clair, BA (Hons), NPQSL Reception/Deputy Headteacher
Colette Lowe, BA (Hons), PGCE, NPQLBC Reception/EYFS Phase Leader
Sarah Newton-McElroy, BA (Hons), PCGE Reception
Karina Khan, BA (Hons), PGCE Year 1
Beth Smith, BA (Hons) with QTS Year 1
Tilly Towsey, BA (Hons) with QTS Year 1
Iram Abbas, BA (Hons), PGCE Year 2
Katy Cain, BA (Hons), PGCE Year 2
Emma Carter, BEd (Hons), NPQML Year 2
Erin O'Neill, BSc (Hons), PGCE, NPQLTD Year 2/KS1 Phase Leader
Lora Fitton, LLB, PGCE Year 3
Claire Mulligan, BA (Hons), PGCE, NPQML Year 3
Fiona Viner, BEd (Hons) with QTS Year 3
Chris Dunn, BA (Hons) with QTS, NPQLTD Year 4/Lower KS2 Phase Leader
Samantha Hazlehurst, BA (Hons), PGCE Year 4
Jamie Rogers, BA (Hons), PGCE Year 4
Dylan Guinnane, BA (Hons), PGCE Year 5
Jessica Foster, BA (Hons), PGCE Year 5
Claire Coleman, BA (Hons) with QTS, NPQSL Year 6/Assistant Headteacher
Rosie Halligan, BA (Hons), PGCE Year 6/Upper KS2 Phase Leader
Joanna Marchi, BSc (Hons), PGCE, NPQSL, MCCT, SLE Year 6/Associate Headteacher

Higher Level Teaching Assistants

Amy Gibbons EYFS
Mellisa Ashworth KS1
Nicky McMurdock Lower KS2
Liv Thomas Upper KS2
Mel Milward Pastoral Lead
Rachael Shkurko  
Karen Sutcliffe  

Teaching Assistants

Gemma Adaway

Farzana Ali

Neil Allen

Jan Carter

Paul Chambers

Jordan Fennell

Rebecca Field

Chantal Gannon

Keeley Langridge

Zoe Leavy-Raftery

Kate Massey

Charlotte McDevitt

Mae McManus

Adam McMurdock

Jane Palmer

Caroline Reeve

Rachael Robertson

Susan Scott

Sharon Singh

Midday Assistants

Janet Adams

Farha Asghar

Pamela Bray

Sheila Coakley

Suzanne Hampshire

Elizabeth Nolan

Prakash Singh

Shazia Sohail

Lines of Communication

We have an open-door policy with your child's classroom teacher being the first point of contact for any queries and feedback. Please see our Home School Communication Policy for more information.

How Our Staff Teams Operate

The staff at Gatley Primary School are involved in setting the strategies for improving the teaching and learning across the school.  The following are representative of the provisions made for all staff members:

  • The school has curriculum teams (this includes non-teaching and administration staff also), who write action plans together to form the School Development Plan. Go to: to see how the teams work.
  • Appraisal Targets reflect school priorities for improvement. These targets have common themes to enable joint practice development.
  • Our policy for learning appraisal is shared with all staff which explains how they can access courses / personal development they each have an online account to access professional development opportunities.
  • Bespoke training is encouraged and the school has developed partnerships with universities to ensure accreditation.
  • The school implements an Equal Opportunity Policy and the Education Learning Trust's Leadership Pathways which ensure all staff have access to appropriate support to fulfil their role and for them to continue to improve their performance.
  • Joint practice development is part of school life and includes staff meetings, sharing good practice, personal praise and encouragement.
  • The school ethos also enables all staff to evaluate and support each other’s development.

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