Hayesdown First School

Striving for excellence together


Headteacher and SENCO Miss Sue Heal

Deputy Headteacher Mrs Nicki McCormack


Ladybirds – Reception

  • Teacher: Mrs Lara Hain
  • Teaching Assistants: Mrs Abi Bahadoor and Mrs Linda Allen

Butterflies – Reception

  • Teacher: Miss Laura Griffiths (0.5) and Mrs Georgina Sadowski (0.5)
  • Teaching Assistants: Mrs Lisa Jackson

Badgers – Year 1

  • Teachers: Mrs Katie Pearson
  • Teaching Assistant: Miss Angie Cooper and Mrs Clare Kennedy

Rabbits – Year 1

  • Teachers: Mrs Naomi Grassi
  • Teaching Assistant: Mrs Lisa Morris and Mrs Clare Kennedy

Bats – Year 2

  • Teacher: Mrs Catherine Lane
  • Teaching Assistant: Mrs Jane Taylor and Mrs Abi Haines

Hedgehogs – Year 2

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

Eagles – Years 3 and 4

  • Teacher: Mr Andrew McCaffley
  • Teaching Assistant: Mrs Nicky Gilroy and Mrs Karen Bridges

Kestrels – Years 3 and 4

  • Teacher: Mr Matt James
  • Teaching Assistant: Mrs Liz Paget, Mrs Denise Bultitude and Mrs Grist

Owls – Years 3 and 4

  • Teacher: Mrs Kirsty Barlow
  • Teaching Assistant: Mrs Tracey Powis and Mrs Angela Rose

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
  • Mrs Tina Williamson – Speech and Language Leader and ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant)
  • Mrs Christine Grist – Mathematics and Reading Leader
  • Mrs Abi Bahadoor – Phonics Leader & ILI (Individual Literacy Intervention) Leader
  • Mrs Abbie Haines – Phonics and Reading Leader
  • Mrs Sara Kelly – Phonics and Reading Leader
  • Mrs Clare Kennedy – Language and Communication Leader & Emotional Wellbeing Leader
  • Mrs Denise Bultitude – Behaviour Management Leader & Motor Coordination Specialist

Administrative Staff

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


  • Mr Thomas Roughley

Cleaning Staff

  • Mrs Julie Hillier
  • 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