Members of staff at our school


The school is staffed by caring and experienced teachers who are ably supported by committed classroom assistants. Every adult in our school has a joint responsibility to ensure that we provide a quality education within a happy and secure learning environment.

The Senior Management Team

Liz Holmes - Headteacher
Jason Gathercole - Deputy Headteacher
Rachel Harper - EYFS and Key Stage 1 Manager
Ffion Carr - Assistant Headteacher & SENCo



Jason Gathercole

Rachel Harper

Ffion Carr

Fiona Brown

Sandra Richards

Amanda Mitchell

Jill Hudson

Lynsey Morfill

Richard Carr

Kate Thomas

Claire Hamer

Mitch Taylor

Victoria David


School Business Manager

Allison Edwards 

School Administrators

Carol Sambrook

Gaelan Hockenhull

Donna Coley - Friday AM


Site Manager

Keith Bradford

Teaching Assistants

Andrea Carswell

Sara Evans

Rachel Owen (HLTA)

Mel Clews (HLTA)

Calvin Hignett (Sport HLTA)

Laura Askew (Apprentice TA) 

Special Needs Teaching Assistants

Jo Pragg

Kim Russell

Lynne Wilde

Sarah Bainbridge

Diane Jones

Angela Ackers

Michelle Thomas

Esther Griffiths

Jade Hignett 

Victoria Howes

Sarah Morgan 

Jodie Braddock-Bould


 Lunchtime Supervisors

Donna Coley

Sarah Morgan

Terry Beeston

Jade Hignett

Angela Ackers

Jenny White

Esther Griffiths

Gemma Davidson

Tina Smith 

Laura Askew


Kitchen Staff

Amy Jackman (Cook)

Stacey Wilde (Asst. Cook)

Sandy Surridge

Claire Stevens

Estefania Cordoba Bueno



Cleaning Staff

Mark Turner (Cleaner in Charge)

Debbie Game

Kate Chadd

Jenny White

Yvonne James



Latest News

  • Alzheimer's Society Fundraising Day - Update
    'Well done' & 'Thank you' to our Year 6 girls who organised the cake sale & non-uniform day in aid of the Alzheimer's Society. A fantastic £351.48 has been raised.
  • Alzheimer's Society Fundraising Day
    Some of our Year 6 Girls are holding a cake sale on Wednesday 19th June for Alzheimer's Society. Children can come to school dressed in white and blue clothing for a donation of £1. If you do not wish to donate, please come dressed in school uniform.
  • PTA School Discos - Update
    'Thank you' To everyone who supported the discos which took place on Friday 17th May. Both discos were very well attended with a record amount of £786.06 being raised for school funds.
  • Guide Dogs for the Blind Charity Cake Sale - Update
    Well done & thank you to the Year 6 children who organised a cake sale on Wednesday 15th May; a fantastic £50.00 has been raised for the charity.
  • Guide Dogs for the Blind Charity Cake Sale
    On Wednesday 15th May, 2019 some of our Year 6 children are holding a cake sale. Cakes will be on sale at morning break for a minimum donation of 20p per cake. We would be very grateful if donations of cakes can be brought in to school.
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Latest School Events

Year 6 Arthog Residential Visit15Jul2019

@ Arthog, Wales

Residential Visit for our Year 6 pupils.

Break up for the Summer Holiday19Jul2019

@ Mereside School

Last day of the Summer Term.

Year 6 Leavers Afternoon Tea with Parents & Carers19Jul2019

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm @ Mereside School

An opportunity for our Year 6 pupils to celebrate and share their time at Mereside with Parents & Carers ; tea, coffee & cakes and a trip down memory lane.

PD Day22Jul2019

@ Mereside School

Staff training day; children are not in school.

Summer Holiday23Jul2019

@ Mereside School

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