St. Mary's C. of E. Primary Academy

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Use this section of the website to meet the staff of St Mary’s! 


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Mrs Jo Booker
Head Teacher
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Single Point of Contact- Prevent
Looked After Children Designated Teacher
Teaching and Learning
Accounting Officer

Teaching Staff

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Miss Maureen Woodley
Deputy Head Teacher
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Feedback Data and Assessment
Data Protection Officier (GDPR)
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Mr Ian Smith
Assistant Head Teacher
Design Technology Lead
Science Lead
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Miss Sarah Swords
Assistant Head Teacher

English Lead
ITT Graduate Programme Primary Leader
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Mrs Rebecca Freeman
Sports and Well-being Lead
Foundation Curriculum Lead

Mrs Sarah Smith-Welch

Mrs Jennie Sullvarna-Hall
Religious Education and Collective Worship Co-ordinator
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Mrs Gurdeep Jagpal
Art Co-ordinator
(Currently on Maternity Leave)
Miss Joy Minshall


Miss Nikita Hira
PSHE Co-ordinator

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Mrs Maxine Pitterson

Miss Justine Barnard

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Mrs Donna Winters 

Miss Natasha Brown

Miss Tanveer Samra

Miss Yvonne Seales

Mrs Patel

Learning Support Assistants
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Mrs Emma Williams

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Miss Debs Alleyne
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Miss Nikki Platt
(currently on maternity leave)

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Mrs Alex Wigley
Inclusion Support

Mr Lee Harris

Mrs Farzana Chughtai

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Ms Kiran Kumari

Mrs Biggs

Miss Suzanne Price

Miss Jenny Danks

Miss Ann Clayton

School Office Staff

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Mrs Elizabeth Lee
Office Manager
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Miss Lee Francis
Senior School Secretary

School and Manager Support Staff

 Mrs Helen Holton
Supporting English, Grammar, Spelling in Year 2 & 6
Schools Direct Manager

Learning Mentors


Mrs Kalie Bains
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Pastoral Lead
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Mr Simon Sturridge
Sports Coach

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Mr Chris Pritchard

Mr Steve Berry
ICT Support and Technician

Dinner Supervisors
Mrs Naoual Khebouz

Mrs Ritu Bali

Mrs Pushpal Patel

Mrs Balvinder Hira

Mrs Kulwant Kaur
Mrs Raghbir Matharu

Mrs Jaswinder Sandhu

Before and After School Club Play Leaders

Mr Lee Harris

Mrs Ritu Bali

Mrs Balvinder Hira
Mrs Raghbir Matharu
Mr Steve Berry

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Miss Lee Francis
Club Finance Officer
Building Services
Mr Winston Calder
Building Services Supervisor

Mr R Kacemoulail
Cleaning Supervisor

Mrs D Bulale


The Governing Body meet at least once a term to discuss strategic decisions and school improvement. There are several committees which meet regularly. The Governing Body includes elected representatives of parents and teachers as well as representatives of the local authority, community groups and the Diocese. Governors hold office for four years. Governors can only act together, they cannot act individually. All of our governors are allocated a class which they are paired with; this enables governors to have a hands-on understanding of the day to day ethos and values of the school.

To download the declaration of interests information please click the link for each Governor.

List of Governors

DB2      Decleration of Interests

Mr Dave Bagley - Chair of Governors

Mr Bagley is a company director who specialises in giving support to schools particularly in the area of finance and school improvement. He has been a governor for many years.

Decleration of Interests

Mr Jagtar Sehjal - Vice Chair 

He is a senior IT specialist involved in international work and an active parent governor. He has been a governor for many years.

FB2      Decleration of Interests

Revd Dr Bob Stephen

Father Bob is the Rector at St Mary's Church. He is a former Secondary School teacher and plays an active role in life at St Mary's C of E Academy.

Decleration of Interests

Miss Mary Edwards

Miss Edwards is a former Director of Education for Birmingham Diocesan Board of Education and is a former Head Teacher. She is currently a Lay Reader.

ME2      Decleration of Interests

Mr Mike Ewins - Parent Governor

Mr Ewins is a senior social worker and is our Safeguarding Champion. He has been a governor for a number of years and is an active Parent Governor.

Decleration of Interests

Ms Helena France

Ms France has been a Governor for over 20 years. She is a retired teacher who has a wealth of EAL experience.

IMG 0114   Edited      Decleration of Interests

Miss Maureen Woodley- Deputy Head Teacher- Staff Governor

Miss Woodley has been a teacher at St Mary’s for many years. . 

IMG 0110   Edited      Decleration of Interests

Mrs Rebecca Freeman-Staff Governor

Mrs Freeman has been at teacher at St Mary's for 6 years. 

EL2      Decleration of Interests

Mrs Ethel Lubin

Mrs Lubin has been a Governor for many years and works in a local Primary School as a Teaching Assistant.


Decleration of Interests

Mrs Sharon Dooley- Parent Governor

Mrs Dooley is a new Parent Governor who works in Adult Education.

 Decleration of Interests

Mrs Melanie Johnson

Mrs Johnson is a Parent Governor who is also an Assitant Head Teacher at another primary school.

Decleration of Interests

Mrs Anthea Insular-Butcher

Mrs Insular-Butcher is a Parent Governor who teaches in higher education. 


Miss Emma Dixon

Miss Emma Dixon is our Clerk.