The highest calibre of teaching and support staff
Meet The Griffin Primary School team

Our Team

Alison Hine

Mrs Alison Hine


Previously an 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 and SENCO.


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.


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.

Tim Pouton

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 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.


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’.

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Mrs Nadeesha Wijayarathna

Reception Teaching Assistant

Mrs Wijayarathna will be working 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.

Claire Evans-Hare

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.


Mr Greg Stalmach


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.

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