Giffards is in the enviable position of having a large number of classroom assistants, employed throughout the school, allowing us an excellent adult to pupil ratio. Expertise is provided by visiting part time staff to assist with specialised aspects of the curriculum such as P.E., music, dance etc. We also have access to counsellors and other professionals, if you feel your child could benefit from meeting with them please do let the Inclusion Team know.
Help is also available from visiting specialists such as physiotherapists, speech therapists etc.
Please phone the office anytime if you wish to arrange an appointment with your child’s teacher or have any queries – 01375 672138. Please ask for Sue Bryant, Business Manager.
Our Team from September 2019 :-
Headteacher – Mrs Haslam-Davis
Deputy Headteacher – Mr Feather
Assistant Headteachers – Miss James & Mrs Teager
Current Year 6 Teachers – Miss Weller and Miss Woodward
Current Year 5 Teachers – Miss Bright and Mr Horsburgh
Current Year 4 Teachers – Mr Clarke, Mrs Roberts and Mrs Latham/Mrs Rushmer
Current Year 3 Teachers – Miss Szczygiel and Mrs Mackenzie
Current Year 2 Teachers – Mrs Armitt and Miss Wakeham
Current Year 1 Teachers – Mrs Mclean and Ms McDermott
Current Reception Teachers – Mrs Lawrence and Mrs Vickers
Inclusion Manager and person with responsibility for Looked After Children and EAL – Mrs Teager
Music Teacher – Ms Walker
Current Group/PPA Teachers – Miss Hammerton, Mrs Swaysland, Mrs Choudhury and Miss Tanner
Mrs Roper is on maternity leave at present
Learning Mentor – Mrs Holdsworth
Learning Support Assistants – Ms Butcher, Miss Clarke, Mrs Cork, Mrs Fountain, Mrs Glover, Mrs Halcrow, Miss Hopkins, Mrs Horncastle, Mrs Kercher, Mrs Lester, Miss McCabe, Ms Maguire, Mrs Martin, Mrs Mills, Mrs Mitchell, Mrs O’Keefe, Mrs Slaughter, Mrs Smith, Miss Teager, Mrs Vincent, Mrs White and Mrs Willats.
ICT Technician – Mr Vaicard
Sports Teacher – Mr Miller
Apprentice Sports Coach – Miss Pask
Admin Team – Mrs Bryant (School Business Manager), Mrs Jackson, Mrs Sheraton and Mrs Stubbings
Midday Assistants – Mrs Adepoju, Mrs Crocombe, Mrs Edmeades, Mrs Hay, Mrs Howe, Mrs Kemp, Mrs Lester, Mrs Livermore, Mrs Revell, Mrs Spencer and Mrs Spooner.
Site Staff – Mrs Kemp, Mrs Leach, Mrs Revell, Mrs Tolson, Ms Thompson and Mr Furzer, caretaker.