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Our Staff Team

St Mary's C of E Primary Academy Staff Team 

Senior Leadership Team

Ms Elizabeth McDonagh - Head Teacher 
Strategic Leader for Teaching and Learning, Curriculum, Collective Worship and Christian Distinctiveness, Health and Safety, Assessment and Data and Educational Visits, ECF Lead 

Ms Jessica Crisp - Deputy Head Teacher
Strategic Leader for Behaviour, Safeguarding (including Online Safety), Attendance and SEND, ECT Induction Tutor


Wider Leadership Team 

Mrs Susan Stevenson - ECT and Trainee Teacher Mentor and English Leader

Mr Sam Penberthy - Teaching, Learning and Assessment Leader and Maths Leader

Mrs Laura Ward - Personal Development, PSHE Leader and MFL Leader 

Mrs Louise Bailey - Early Years Leader, Phonics and Early Reading Leader and Music Leader 

Safeguarding and Child Protection Team 

Ms Jessica Crisp - Designated Safeguarding Leader

Ms Joanne Williamson - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leader

Mrs Sonia Sebine - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leader

Mrs Susan Stevenson - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leader



Inclusion Team

Mrs Angela Smith  - Interim SENCo

Jenny Mendell - Externally sourced Speech and Language Therapist (Interactions)

Teaching Team 

Mrs Louise Bailey - Reception: Pearl

Miss Doreen Marchetti (ECT) - Year 1: Ruby

Mrs Beth Wouters (ECT) - Year 2: Diamond

Miss Louise Atkinson- Year 2: Emerald

Mrs Susan Stevenson and Miss Aneka Razaq - Year 3: Amber 

Mrs Rebekah Pawsey - Year 4/5: Quartz 

Mr Liam Barker - Year 4/5: Amethyst

Miss Lydia Smith (ECT) - Year 4/5: Jade 

Mr Sam Penberthy - Year 6: Opal 

Mrs Laura Ward - Year 6: Topaz 

Office Team 
Mrs Karen Shields - Office Manager

Mrs Debbie Crosthwaite- Administrative Assistant

Wider School Support Team

Ms Jo Williamson - Welfare Officer, After School Club Leader

Mrs Lisa Robinson - Nursery Officer

Mr Dan Trifunovic - HLTA 

Miss Aimee McCarthy - HLTA 

Ms Lauren Wormald - Autism Lead Practitioner, Breakfast Club Leader and After School Club Assistant 

Support Staff

Ms Lauren Wormald, Mrs Debbie Winstanley,  Miss Madhiya Ahmed, Mrs Micaela Vos, Mrs Sonia Sebine, Mrs Lisa Bayley, Mrs Tracey Spivey, Miss Helen Easterby, Mrs Kerry Pattison, Miss Michelle Stone, 

Premises Team

Rose Odoi
Diane Sharp
Jeanette Dickinson
Joanne Dickson


Andrew Tomlinson (Site Maintenance Assistant)