About Us

Our Staff

Thriftwood School

Georgina Pryke - Executive Headteacher - School & College

Claudia Liney - Deputy Headteacher

Senior Leadership Team

Carolyn Mitchell  - Senior Phase Leader: Upper School
Kathryn Sheffle   - Phase Leader:  Primary School 

Ruth Saban          - Phase Leader: Middle School

 Pastoral & Pupil Support Lead / DSL

  Mina Hussain 

Our Classes 2021-2022

Primary Phase (Y3-6)

Class Teachers: Jennifer Burchett
Class LSAs: Paula Boreham, Hannah Tyler

Class Teacher: Kathryn Sheffle (M-W) & Gemma Green (W-F)
Class LSAs: Tash Terry, Sophie Brown

Class Teacher: Sarah Huson
Class LSAs: Laura Paolini, Julie Martin, Jo Giles 

HLTA: Kate Ferguson
LSA: Sophie Fisher

Class Teacher: 
Karen MacLennan
LSA: Trudie Frain

Middle Phase (Y7-8)

Class Teacher: 
Ruth Saban 
Class LSA: Richard Grant

Class Teacher: 
Gemma Chittock
Class LSA: Chrisie Young, Savannah Shankster

Class Teacher: 
Cathy Butler
Class LSA: Nicky Rourke

Class Teacher: 
Libby Walters
Class LSA: Emma Brien, Michelle Hall

Class Teacher: 
Katie Hughes
Class LSA: Angela Jordon

Class Teacher:
Catherine Sayer
Class LSA: Louise Potts, Louise Burden

Upper Phase (Y9)

Class Teacher: 
Carolyn Mitchell
Class LSAs: Jackie Prout

Class Teacher: 
Beccy Hastings
Class LSA: Emily Templeton, Carly Davies

Staff not linked to a specific class

Louise Anderson - Forest School Co-ordinator & Yoga Therapist
Anne Vernon - Music Therapist

Richard Ferrier - PE HLTA
Sally Gorman - PE HLTA
Heather Wright - HLTA
Ellie Mears - HLTA
Chantelle Palmer - LSA - Food Tech (Primary)

Admin Team

Rebecca Johnson - Business Manager
Stephanie Newell - Business Support Administrator
Tracey Imhof - PA to Headteacher / HR
Samantha Coldwell - Reception
Kim Kelly - Office Administrator

Site Staff

David Bailey - Estate Manager
Colin Steed - Site Manager
Liz Kemp - Cleaner
Linda Steed - Cleaner
Helen Page - Catering Manager
Emma Farmborough - Cook
Sarah Wallace - Cook / Cleaner






Call the School office on 01245 266 880 or email admin@thriftwoodschool.com

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