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)
  • Ms Pierssene (Deputy Head)
  • Mr Ring (Deputy Head)
  • Mr Dayal (Business Manager)
  • Miss Mistry (Phase Leader - Foundation Stage )
  • Miss Widdowson - (SENCO)
  • Miss Patel (Phase Leader Lower School: Years 1 to 3)
  • Miss Halksworth (Phase Leader Upper School: Years 4 to 6)

Below you can see who works where around the school:

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


Sam Deakin Parr (T) and Tom Baxter (T)
Aysha Chaudhry (SS), Sally Calder (SS), Theresa Tobin (SS), Jenny McIroy (SS)


Sun Bear - Mr Parkinson (T), Mrs Mehiri (SS)
Gazelle - Mrs Parr (T), Mrs Watling (SS)

Year 1

Lemur - Miss Mistry (T) 
Chinchilla - Mrs Dangerfield (T)

Miss Saxby (SS) ; Miss Dunton (SS)

Year 2

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

Mrs Shojaii (SS)

Year 3

Tanuki  - Miss Stephenson (T)
Miss Coppendale (Trainee Teacher)

Mrs Boag (SS)

Year 4

Nyala - Mrs Duffy (T) and Mrs Grayson (T)
Ocelot - Mrs Naldrett (T)

Mrs Brace (SS)

Year 5

Capybara  - Mrs Warrick (T)
Lynx - Mr Ashton (T)

Mrs Brace (SS)

Year 6

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

Specialist Teacher Release Team

Mr Baxter (Computing), Mr Gale ( PE), Mrs Grayson (Music and Modern Foreign Languages)

Support Staff

  • ELSA Learning Mentor - Ms Thakore 
  • ELSA Learning Mentor / 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 Noonan,
    Miss Leroux, Miss Dunton, Ms Keshtmand, Mr Todd, Mrs Boag, Mr Mort, Ms Alderman, Miss Gurney

Lunchtime Team

Miss McIlroy (Senior Midday Meal Supervisor), Miss Clarke, Mrs Sheikh, Mrs Claassens, Ms Martin, Miss Gurney, Mrs Doherty

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