Our Team


Our team of passionate staff are dedicated to providing the best experiences possible for every child at Gorsey Bank and to deliver the school vision of ‘Learning for Life’.


Senior Leadership Team

Mrs L Woolley NPQH, MA Ed, BA Hons, PGCE – Head Teacher

Mr J Maguire BA Hons, PGCE, NPQSL, SLE – Head of School Designate

Mr R Thompson BA Hons, NPQML, SLE – Deputy Head Designate, Year 6 Class Teacher


Senior Management Team

Mrs C Ellender BSc Hons, PGCE – Behaviour and Safety Lead, Reception Class Teacher

Ms C Harwood BA Hons, PGCE – Creativity Lead, Reception Class Teacher

Miss H Grice BSc Hons, PGCE – Standards Lead, Year 2 Class Teacher

Mrs J MacDonald BA Hons – Pupil Lead, Year 4 Class Teacher


Class Teachers

Reception – Mrs C Ellender, Ms C Harwood, Mrs C Romer

Year 1 – Mrs K van Spelde BA Hons, Mrs R Austin BEd Hons, Mrs B Clifford BEd, MEd

Year 2 – Miss F Watkins BA Hons, PGCE, Miss H Grice BSc Hons, PGCE

Year 3 – Mrs A Turrell BSc Hons, PGCE, Miss L Wilson BA Hons

Year 4 – Miss J Perera BA Hons, Miss Cheetham, BEd Hons

Year 5 – Mr J Johnson BSc Hons, PGCE, Miss L Ratcliffe BA Hons

Year 6 – Mr R Thompson, Miss A le Feuvre BA Hons, PGCE


Additional Teaching Staff

Mrs D Simpson BA Hons, PGCE – Reading Intervention Teacher

Miss E Hooker BA Hons, PGCE – Part-time Teacher

Mrs C Romer – Part-time Teacher

Mrs C Johnson – Part-time Teacher

Mrs A Savin – Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Mrs J Edwards – Teaching Assistant

Mrs S Smith – Teaching Assistant

Mrs P Coates – Teaching Assistant

Miss N Tetley – Teaching Assistant

Miss D Barker – Teaching Assistant

Mrs H Sherrington – Special Needs Teaching Assistant

Mrs T Brickhill – Special Needs Teaching Assistant

Mrs T Aitkin – Special Needs Teaching Assistant

Mrs D Jones – Special Needs Teaching Assistant

Mrs B Thomas – Special Needs Teaching Assistant

Mrs N Wallwork – Special Needs Teaching Assistant

Mrs K Calhoun – Special Needs Teaching Assistant

Miss L Beresford – Special Needs Teaching Assisstant


Additional Support Staff

Ms G Okyere-Fosu – School Services Manager

Mrs D Barker – Admin Team

Mrs C Hall – Admin Team

Mrs A Fowler – Admin Team

Mrs A Tinkler – Admin Team

Ms O Defoe – Learning Mentor

Mrs A Holah – Welfare Assistant

Mrs E Kershaw – Welfare Assistant

Mrs S Proctor – Librarian

Mrs H Samwells – Caretaker

Domestic Team

Midday Team

Kids GB Out of School Club Team