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Staff

Meet our fabulous staff team below 

  • MRS ALISON HINE

    Headteacher

    Having previously been a Headteacher in a rural school and then Executive Headteacher across two schools, Mrs Hine brings a wealth of experience to the role. Her values and ethos align perfectly with The Trust’s belief that a happy school is a successful school and she will ensure that The Griffin Primary School and Little Griffin Nursery provide the very best education for your child. Mrs Hine is also the Designated Safeguarding Lead, Responsible Person for Looked After Children and Previously Looked After Children and SENCO.

  • MISS MADDIE BYRNE

    Reception Teacher and Early Years Lead

    Miss Byrne is an expert in all things Early Years and she will use this expertise to provide an excellent education for the Reception children, across all areas of the curriculum. She will oversee the provision in both the Nursery and Reception classes, working regularly with and leading the whole team to provide a consistently high quality experience for your children. Miss Byrne is also the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.

  • MR TIM POUTON

    Nursery Teacher

    Mr Pouton has spent his career working within the Early Years and his enthusiastic and nurturing approach, alongside his expert knowledge of the EYFS, will ensure that children at The Little Griffin Nursery make a great start to their educational journey.

  • MRS HAYLEY COLE

    Reception Teaching Assistant

    Mrs Cole has worked within Reception classes and Nursery classes throughout her career. This means that she has accrued a vast wealth of knowledge and her positive attitude and encouragement of the children will support them to grow in their academic, social and independent skills so that they are ‘Happy, Kind and Confident’.

  • MRS NADEESHA WIJAYARATHNA

    Reception Teaching Assistant

    Mrs Wijayarathna works with us part-time, Monday to Wednesday. She has worked within a Reception setting before, gaining experience of teaching the Little Wandle Phonics Scheme, as well as all other areas of the curriculum. She is keen to help children develop across the full range of the EYFS.

  • MISS DEMI-LEIGH POWELL

    Teaching Assistant

    Demi is really enthusiastic about making a difference to children's lives and supporting their early education. She is building her skill and knowledge whilst completing an Apprenticeship in Early Years.

  • MRS AMANDA DAY

    Early Years Educator

    Mrs Day has a wide range of experience within nursery settings and brings an invaluable set of skills and knowledge to support the children at The Little Griffin Nursery to be the best they can be at all times. As a 'Time to Talk' and 'Wellcomm' trained practitioner, she is our Communication and language Champion.

  • MRS LIESA GOUGH

    Early Years Educator

    Mrs Gough is a highly experienced Teaching Assistant who has also worked within both the Early Years and from Y1 - Y6. She also helps supervise at lunchtimes. 

  • MRS KERRY TUCKER

    Office Manager

    Having previously worked in two school offices, one in a small village school and one in a large school, Mrs Tucker has the ideal experience to bring to The Griffin Primary School as it grows from having just a Reception class to having Reception through to Year 6 in 2029. She offers a warm welcome and efficient service to our families and community.

  • MRS KIRSTEN ISAAC'S

    Administrative Assistant

    Mrs Isaac's has a wealth of experience in an administrative role and her expertise and welcoming manner are perfect for this role. 

  • MRS CLAIRE EVANS-HARE

    Midday Supervisor

    Mrs Evans-Hare has been a Midday Supervisor for many years, supporting  children to have a safe and enjoyable lunchtime. She is very approachable and really enjoys encouraging children to eat healthily and helping develop their play and social skills out on the playground.

  • MRS SEDA HENERY

    MIDDAY SUPEVISOR

    Seda is a very positive and energetic person who enjoys helping the children have a happy and healthy lunchtime.

  • MR GREG STALMACH

    Cleaner

    Mr Stalmach takes enormous pride in ensuring that the school is safe and clean for the children and staff of The Griffin Primary. He works to a very high standard and always does this with a cheerful disposition.

  • MRS DAWN CARRUTHERS

    Cleaner

    Dawn displays a real sense of pride in the school and ensuring it is clean, tidy and safe for everyone who uses it. She works incredibly hard alongside Greg, our other cleaner.

  • MR JED MARTIN

    Wraparound Supervisor

    Mr Martin works for Game On Coaching Ltd but it feels like he is one of The Griffin's staff. He is a keen rugby player and really enjoys organising activities and helping children before and after school.