Swaffield School


Meet 'Team Swaffield'

There are over 60 members of staff employed at the school ensuring that every child at Swaffield matters.

Every member of staff matters to us and we are proud of our happy and safe environment where everyone can thrive.

The number of staff deployed to a class will vary depending on the needs of the children. Some teaching assistants will work with just one class and will be there for the whole school day. Others will support in a variety of classes. Some will also be helping to supervise lunchtime and be joining in with activities and games in the playground.

The day to day running of the school, and strategic decisions that will affect the future, are made by the Headteacher with the help of her Senior Leadership Team.

Senior Leadership Team

  • Ms Hamilton (Head Teacher)/ Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Ms Pierssene (Deputy Head) / Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Mr Ring (Deputy Head)
  • Mr Dayal (Business Manager)
  • Miss Mistry (Phase Leader - Foundation Stage )
  • Miss Widdowson - (SENDCO) / Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Miss Sines (SENDCO) / Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Miss Kelly (Phase Leader Lower School: Years 1 to 3)
  • Miss Halksworth (Phase Leader Upper School: Years 4 to 6)

Who works where around the school:

(T = Teacher) (SS= Various levels of Teaching Assistant support). 


Sam Deakin (T) and Natalie Sodeau (T)
Aysha Chaudhry (SS), Sally Calder (SS), Theresa Tobin (SS), 


Sun Bear - Miss Free (T), Miss Rachel (Mehiri) (SS)
Gazelle - Miss Mistry (T), Miss Sandra (Saxby) (SS)

Year 1

Lemur - Miss Melville-Thomas (T) 
Chinchilla - Miss Brent (T)

Miss Dunton (SS)

Year 2

Chameleon  - Miss Kelly (T)
Gecko - Miss Stephenson (T)

Year 3

Tanuki  - Mrs Naldrett (T)
Jaguar - Miss Coppendale (T)

Mrs Boag (SS); Miss Gurney (SS)

Year 4

Nyala - Mrs Duffy (T) and Mrs Dangerfield (T)
Mrs Shojaii (SS)

Year 5

Capybara  - Miss Greaves (T),   Mrs Doherty (SS)
Lynx - Mr Ashton (T) Ms Keshtmand (SS)

Year 6

Quokka  - Miss Halksworth (T)
Narwhal - Mrs Bennett (T)

Learning Resource Base

Mr Parkinson (T)

Miss Widdowson (Base Manager & SENDCO)

Ms Alderman (TA)
Miss McIlroy (TA)

Specialist Teacher Release Team

Mr Fletcher ( PE), Mrs Grayson (Music and Modern Foreign Languages)

Support Staff

  • ELSA / Learning Mentor / Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead - Ms Thakore 
  • ELSA / Lead First Aider / Support - Mr Butcher
  • Family and Community Liaison Lead - Ms Crolle
  • Speech & Language Intervention Lead - Mrs Reggane
  • Support/Intervention - Mrs Brace, Miss Sinclair, Miss Beazley, Mrs Shojaii, Miss Dunton, Ms Keshtmand, Mr Todd, Mrs Boag, Ms Alderman, Miss Gurney, Mrs Doherty

Lunchtime Team

Mrs Doherty (Senior Midday Meal Supervisor), Miss Clarke, Mrs Sheikh, Mrs Claassens, Ms Martin, Mrs Amon, Miss Regan, Mrs Ramful, Miss David

Mrs Boag (Play Activity Leader)

In addition, many other support staff who are already mentioned above help at lunchtime

School Office & Premises Team

  • Mr Dayal (Business Manager)
  • Mrs Cox (Finance & Resources)
  • Ms Amegah (Admissions & Educational Welfare Officer)
  • Mr Eade (Premises Manager)
  • Mrs Medhurst (Communications & Marketing Officer)

Out of School Care Team

Mrs Sheikh 

Miss Sinclair 

Mrs Claassens