“You must never feel badly about making mistakes ... as long as you take the trouble to learn from them. For you often learn more by being wrong for the right reasons than you do by being right for the wrong reasons.” ―
Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

Our Staff

Senior Leadership Team

James Wright

Head of School

Angela Schofield

Deputy Head

Larrissa Gordon

Assistant Head- Teaching & Learning, EYFS Phase Leader

Kyle Lewis

Assistant Head- PD, Year 1/ 2 Phase Leader

Helena Brzeski

Assistant Head- English &  EAL, Year 5/ 6 Phase Leader

Katie Susarla

Assistant Head- Maths & Attendance, Year 3/ 4 Phase leader

Elizabeth Lloyd

Early Years Leader

Mohammed Arshad

SENCO

Teaching Team

Kelly-Marie O'Brien

Teacher- Nursery

April Greatorex

Teacher - EYFS & Oracy Champion

Valerie Williams

Teacher - EYFS

Abigail Drysdale

Teacher - Year 1

Amy Jukes

Teacher - Year 1 & Oracy Champion

Safina Parveen

Teacher - Year 1

Lipi Begum

Teacher - Year 2

Rebecca Brewer

Teacher - Year 2 & PE Lead

Rebecca Cornforth

Teacher - Year 2

Katherine Johns

Teacher - Year 2

Sayma Choudhury

Teacher - Year 3

Elesha Fagan

Teacher - Year 3

Tara Sharpe

Teacher - Year 3

Andrea Bather

Teacher- Year 1 & Early Reading Lead

Ayesha Dean Thikri

Teacher - Year 3

Sabreen Khalid

Teacher- Year 4

Amy O'Neill

Teacher - Year 4 & PD (RE, PHSE, SMSC) lead & Oracy Champion

Pavneet Bassi

Teacher - Year 5 & Computing Lead

Caitlin Robinson

Teacher - Year 5

Caroline Walsh

Teacher - Year 5

Suzi Brook

Teacher - Year 6 & Science Lead

Harpal Reehal

Teacher - Year 6 & Art/ Music Lead

Aisha Parveen

Teacher - Year 6 & History/ Geography Lead

Fozia Malik

Teaching Assistant - Nursery

Andleeb Jabeen

Teaching Assistant - EYFS

Shahreen Akhtar

Teaching Assistant - EYFS

Sandaur Kaur

Teaching Assistant - EYFS

Kiran Nisar

Teaching Assistant - EYFS/ Butterfly

Asama Naz

Teaching Assistant - Year 1

Sadia Samad

Teaching Assistant - Year 1

Shebila Bashir

Teaching Assistant - Year 2

Lisa Andrews

Teaching Assistant - Year 3

Janet Cooper

Teaching Assistant - Year 3

Zahida Ali

Teaching Assistant - Year 4

Paula Cornwall

Teaching Assistant - Year 4

Rukhsana Hussain

Teaching Assistant - Year 5

Rukhsana Khanum

Teaching Assistant - Year 5

Ann Harris

Teaching Assistant - Year 6

Sanober Shiekh

HLTA - Year 6

Office Team

Christopher Nicholls

IT Technician

Linda Vaughan

Office Manager

Asma Ikhlaq

Admin Assistant

Salma Rafique

Admin Assistant

Pastoral Team

Shazia Ali

Learning Mentor

Verona Smith

Learning Mentor

Fatema Matin

Library Assistant

Tuba Kamran

Pastoral Worker

Leyla Ali Hersi

Community Link Worker

Jamal Hussain

Sports Mentor

Rashida Ikhlaq

Teacher Assistant

Gemma Lance

Art Therapist

Catering Team

Mokhtar Abbassi

Catering Manager

Arifa Butt

Deputy Catering Manager

Fatimo Adan

Kitchen Assistant

Shamim Begum

Kitchen Assistant

Misbah Iqbal

Kitchen Assistant

Eleanor Poole

Midday Supervisor; Kitchen Assistant

Site Team

Shane Tedstone

Site Supervisor

Murial Newton

Senior Cleaner

Veronica Hoyte

Cleaner

Brenda Newton

Cleaner

Frank Gravestock

Gardener

Midday Supervisors Team

Nasreen Akhtar

Midday Supervisor

Parveen Akhtar

Midday Supervisor

Shamim Akhtar

Midday Supervisor

Nura Abdi

Midday Supervisor

Siyda Akram

Midday Supervisor

Wihida Aziz

Midday Supervisor

Farhana Balal

Midday Supervisor

Rizwana Farooq

Midday Supervisor

Kanij Fathema

Midday Supervisor

Shabiera Gaibie

Midday Supervisor

Gazala Hussain

Midday Supervisor

Nabila Kauser

Midday Supervisor

Noreen Khan

Midday Supervisor

Nasreen Khan

Midday Supervisor

Masuma Khanom

Midday Supervisor

Nahida Khatoon

Midday Supervisor

Uzama Naz

Midday Supervisor

Parvin Nehar

Midday Supervisor

Jairun Nessa

Midday Supervisor

Thaira Parveen

Midday Supervisor

Tahira Parveen

Midday Supervisor

Fahima Rohim

Midday Supervisor

Zahira Salim

Midday Supervisor

Tehmina Shafique

Midday Supervisor

 

Meet our teachers

Below are some child drawn portraits of their teachers. 

Mrs Pulley
(CEO of Excelsior)
Mr Smart
Executive Headteacher
Mr Wright
Head of School
Mrs Schofield
Deputy Headteacher
Mrs Brzeski
Mrs Choudhury
Mrs Jukes
Mrs Susarla
Miss Parveen
Mr Moffat
Miss Kaur
Miss Brook
Mrs Fagan
Mrs Bassi
Miss Walsh
Mr Lewis
Miss O'Neil
Mrs Williams
Mrs Bather
Mrs Begum
Miss Johns
Mrs O'Brien
Mrs Evans
Mrs Lloyd
Mrs Gordon
Mrs Parveen
Mrs Greatorex
Miss Harris
Mrs Dean