Our Team

Our team of passionate staff are dedicated to providing the best experiences possible for every child at Gorsey Bank and to deliver the school vision of ‘Learning for Life’.


Senior Leadership Team

Mrs L Woolley NPQH, MA Ed, BA Hons, PGCE – Executive Head Primary (Laurus Trust)

Mr J Maguire BA Hons, PGCE, NPQH, SLE – Head of School

Mr R Thompson BA Hons, NPQML, SLE – Deputy Head of School

Mrs H Thompson BSc Hons, PGCE, NPQML – Assistant Head for Pupil Outcomes

Miss F Watkins, BA Hons, PGCE, NPQML – Assistant Head for Inclusion


Leadership Team

Miss Lucy Ratcliffe, BA Hons, PGCE, NPQML – Values and Attitudes Lead

Ms C Harwood BA Hons, PGCE – Curriculum Lead

Miss Emma Brown, BA Hons, PGCE, NPQML – Reading Lead

Miss Georgina Ashworth, BA Hons, PGCE – Oracy Lead


Class Teachers

Reception – Ms C Harwood, Mrs C Ellender

Year 1 – Mrs M Stevens, Miss S Hopkins

Year 2 – Miss L Wilson, Miss E Hooker, Mrs H Marsden

Year 3 – Miss F Watkins, Mrs R Austin, Mrs M Hampton-Joyce

Year 4 – Miss P Forsythe, Miss E Brown

Year 5 – Miss E Brown, Miss G Ashworth

Year 6 – Mr J Johnson, Miss L Ratcliffe


Additional Teaching Staff

Mrs A Turrell – BA Hons, MA, PGCE, NASENCo – SENDCo / SEND Teacher

Miss S Cheetham – PPA Cover

Mrs A Savin – Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Mrs J Edwards – Teaching Assistant

Miss A Holmes – Teaching Assistant

Mrs P Coates – Teaching Assistant

Miss N Tetley – Teaching Assistant

Mrs D Hollingworth – Teaching Assistant

Mrs H Sherrington – Learning Support Assistant

Mrs T Brickhill – Learning Support Assistant

Mrs T Aitken – Learning Support Assistant

Mrs D Jones – Learning Support Assistant

Mrs B Thomas – Learning Support Assistant

Miss B Akhtar – Learning Support Assistant

Miss R Watts – Learning Support Assistant

Mrs N Wallwork – Learning Support Assistant

Mrs J Laiker – Learning Support Assistant

Miss A Arthington – Learning Support Assistant

Miss N Bodley – Learning Support Assistant

Mrs K Firth – Learning Support Assistant

Miss C Dodds – Learning Support Assistant

Miss C Oversby – Learning Support Assistant


Support Staff

Mrs C Hall – School Services Manager

Miss T Bhakar – Admin Finance Team

Mrs K Parnell-Thickbroom – Admin Team

Mrs A Fowler – Admin Team

Mrs A Tinkler – Admin Team

Mrs A Holah – Learning Mentor

Miss K Petter – Welfare Assistant

Mrs E Kershaw – Welfare Assistant

Mr C Goldsmith – Caretaker

Domestic Team

Midday Team

Kids GB Out of School Club Team