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 October 2021 :-
Headteacher – Mrs Haslam-Davis
Deputy Headteacher – Mr Feather
Assistant Headteachers – Miss James & Mrs Teager
Current Year 6 Teachers – Miss Brught, Mr Horsburgh and Miss Woodward
Current Year 5 Teachers – Mrs Marsh and Mrs Roberts
Current Year 4 Teachers – Mr Clarke and Mrs Latham/Mrs Rushmer
Current Year 3 Teachers – Miss Szczygiel and Miss Hammerton/Miss Tanner
Current Year 2 Teachers – Mrs McLean and Ms McDermott
Current Year 1 Teachers – Miss Randall and Miss Wakeham
Current Reception Teachers – Mrs Timothy and Mrs Vickers
Inclusion Manager, including all SENCo responsibilities, and person with responsibility for Looked After Children and EAL – Mrs Teager
Music Teacher – Ms Walker
Cover Teacher – Mrs Brooker
Staff on Maternity Leave – Ms Choudhury, Mrs Lawrence and Mrs Mackenzie
Learning Mentor – Mrs Holdsworth
Learning Support Assistants – Ms Butcher, Mrs Cork, Miss Dubois, Mrs Fountain, Mrs Glover, Mrs Halcrow, Mrs Hatter, Mrs Horncastle, Mrs Kercher, Mrs Lester, Mrs Maguire-Parsons, Mrs Mills, Mrs Mitchell, Mrs O’Keefe, Mrs Slaughter, Mrs Smith, Mrs Spencer, Miss Teager and Mrs Willats.
Admin Team – Mrs Bryant (School Business Manager), Mrs Jackson, Ms Ridgewell and Mrs Stubbings
Midday Assistants – Mrs Anderson, Mrs Boyce, Mrs Bowen, Ms Grace, Mrs Howe, Mrs Kemp, Mrs Lester, Mrs Livermore, Mrs Revell, Mrs Spooner, Mrs Verma and Mrs Westbrook.
Site Staff – Mrs Kemp, Mrs Leach, Mrs Revell, Mrs Tolson, Mrs Brodie and Mr Field, caretaker.