Hayesdown First School

Striving for excellence together


Executive Headteacher – Miss Sue Heal

Deputy Headteacher – Mrs Nicki McCormack


Ladybirds – Reception

  • Teacher: Mrs Lara Hain
  • Teaching Assistants: Mrs Lisa Jackson and Mrs Clare Kennedy

Butterflies – Reception

  • Teachers: Miss Laura O’Donoghue (0.5) and Mrs Georgina Sadowski (0.5)
  • Teaching Assistants: Mrs Tracey Powis and Mrs Clare Kennedy


Badgers – Year 1

  • Teacher: Miss Jess Comley
  • Teaching Assistants: Mrs Angie Rose and Mrs Abi Bahadoor

Rabbits – Year 1

  • Teacher: Mrs Naomi Grassi
  • Teaching Assistants: Mrs Lisa Morris and Mrs Abi Bahadoor


Bats – Year 2

  • Teacher: Mrs Katie Pearson
  • Teaching Assistants: Miss Angie Cooper and Mrs Linda Allen

Hedgehogs – Year 2

  • Teacher: Mrs Kirsty Barlow
  • Teaching Assistants: Mrs Linda Allen, Mrs Christine Grist and Mrs Denise Bultitude


Ospreys – Year 3

  • Teacher: Mrs Catherine Lane
  • Teaching Assistants: Mrs Jane Taylor and Mrs Abbie Haines

Owls – Year 3

  • Teacher: Mrs Julie Turner
  • Teaching Assistants: Mrs Sara Kelly and Mrs Abbie Haines


Eagles – Year 4

  • Teacher: Mr Andy McCaffley
  • Teaching Assistants: Mrs Liz Paget and Mrs Karen Bridges

Kestrels – Year 4

  • Teacher: Mr Matt James
  • Teaching Assistant: Mrs Nicky Gilroy and Mrs Karen Bridges



  • Mrs Anita Crawley

Specialist Literacy Teacher

  • Miss Sarah Savage


HLTAs (Higher Level Teaching Assistants) working across the school

  • Mrs Rona Bowles (Learning Support Manager)
  • Mrs Jo Woolford


Nurture Group Staff

  • Mrs Clare Kennedy (HLTA)
  • Mrs Denise Bultitude


Keep Up Team – a team of specialist TAs who work across the school ensuring that pupils receive support at the point of need, thereby helping them to keep up with and access the teaching provided for children in their year group

  • Mrs Rona Bowles – Keep Up Team Leader & Motor Coordination Specialist
  • Mrs Tina Williamson – Speech and Language Leader & ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant)
  • Mrs Abi Bahadoor – Phonics Leader, ILI (Individual Literacy Intervention) & Autistic Spectrum Conditions Specialist
  • Mrs Karen Bridges – Phonics & Motor Coordination Specialist
  • Mrs Clare Kennedy – Language and Communication Leader & Autistic Spectrum Conditions Specialist
  • Mrs Denise Bultitude – Behaviour Management Leader & Motor Coordination Specialist


Administrative Staff

  • Mrs Ange Mowat (Finance Officer)
  • Miss Lyn Kelly (Secretary)
  • Mrs Laura Furlong (Admin Assistant)
  • Clerk to Governors (Vacancy)



  • Mr Tom Roughley


Cleaning Staff

  • Mrs Julie Hillier
  • Mrs Angie Rose
  • Mrs Trudi Smith


Lunchtime Supervisory Assistants

  • Mrs Karen Bridges
  • Mrs Andrea Haines
  • Mrs Julie Hillier
  • Mrs Sara Kelly
  • Mrs Lorraine Millen
  • Mrs Margaret Parsons
  • Mrs Claire Pounds
  • Mrs Angie Rose
  • Mrs Carol Richards
  • Mrs Trudi Smith
  • Mrs Tina Williamson


General Kitchen Assistant

  • Mrs Tracy Hearne


Breakfast Club Leaders

  • Mrs Gwen Hayward
  • Mrs Lorraine Millen