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, Year 6 Class Teacher


Senior Management Team

Mrs C Ellender BSc Hons, PGCE – Behaviour and Safety Lead, Year 3 Class Teacher

Ms C Harwood BA Hons, PGCE – Creativity Lead, Reception Class Teacher

Miss H Grice BSc Hons, PGCE – Standards Lead, Year 4 Class Teacher

Mrs J MacDonald BA Hons – Pupil Lead, Year 4 Class Teacher


Class Teachers

Reception – Ms C Harwood, Miss J Kirkwood

Year 1 – Mrs K van Spelde, Mrs C Romer, Miss S Hopkins

Year 2 – Miss F Watkins, Miss M Joyce

Year 3 – Miss L Wilson, Mrs C Ellender

Year 4 – Miss H Grice, Miss G Ashworth

Year 5 – Mr J Johnson,Miss L Ratcliffe

Year 6 – Miss A le Feuvre, Mr J Smart


Additional Teaching Staff

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

Miss E Hooker BA Hons, PGCE – Part-time Teacher

Mrs C Romer – Part-time Teacher

Mrs A Savin – Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Mrs J Edwards – Teaching Assistant

Mrs Z Sumpter – Teaching Assistant

Mrs P Coates – Teaching Assistant

Miss N Tetley – Teaching Assistant

Miss D Barker – Teaching Assistant

Mrs H Sherrington – Special Needs Teaching Assistant

Mrs T Brickhill – Special Needs Teaching Assistant

Mrs T Aitkin – Special Needs Teaching Assistant

Mrs D Jones – Special Needs Teaching Assistant

Mrs B Thomas – Special Needs Teaching Assistant

Mrs N Wallwork – Special Needs Teaching Assistant

Mrs K Calhoun – Special Needs Teaching Assistant


Additional Support Staff

Mrs C Hall – School Services Manager

Mrs D Barker – Trust Primary Finance Officer

Mrs C Bright – Admin Finance Team

Mrs A Fowler – Admin Team

Mrs A Tinkler – Admin Team

Ms O Defoe – Learning Mentor

Mrs A Holah – Welfare Assistant

Mrs E Kershaw – Welfare Assistant

Mr C Goldsmith – Caretaker

Domestic Team

Midday Team

Kids GB Out of School Club Team