Oakfield Primary Academy

We are proud of ourselves. We are proud of each other. We are proud of our community.

Staff (from January 2021)


Regional Director & Deputy Director of Education: Tim Culpin


Leah Adams

(Designated Safeguarding Lead, Designated Teacher for Looked After Children, Pupil Premium Champion)

Deputy Headteacher

Sara Nealon

 (Teaching & Learning Lead, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, Curriculum and Environment Lead, Equality & Diversity Lead)

KS2 Phase Leader: 

Daniel Cooke 

(Year 6 Class Teacher, Specialist Leader of Education, Numeracy Lead, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)

KS1 Phase Leader: 

Kayleigh Livingstone 

(Reception Class Teacher, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, RWI Co-Ordinator, EAL)

Pastoral Leader: 

April Faith  

(Designated safeguarding lead, Pastoral Leader, Family Support Worker) 

 Class Teachers

Year 6 Penguins: Dan Cooke

Year 6 Lobsters: Tim Cole


Year 5 Starfish: Jasmine Nash

Year 5 Polar Bears: Priya Mistry


Year 4 Sharks: Alice Hill (Curriculum Lead)

Year 4 Dolphins: Jessica Hunter


Year 3 Turtles:  Martin Hickling (Sports Premium & PE Lead)


Year 2 Deers: Stephanie Robinson  (Reading Lead)

Year 2 Octopus: Hollie Hudspith


Year 1 Giraffes: Bhavisha Chhita

Year 1 Dragonflies: Sophie Wright


Reception Butterflies: Kayleigh Livingstone 

Reception Squirrels: Rebecca Parry-Hall

Nursery Ladybirds: Karen Lowe


SENDCO: Sam Williams

Specialist Teaching Service: Annette Davis


Pastoral Support Lead

April Faith (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)


Attendance Pastoral Support

Debbie Spademan


KS2 Class Teaching Assistants

Julia Jordan (Mental Health First Aid)

Farzhana Mogul (Staff Governor & EAL Support)

Michelle Craggs (Speech & Language & Nurture)

Kim Beasley

Katarzyna Wilczynska (Lego Therapy)

Fiona Hobbins

Sarah Davies

Christine Dietrich (Speech & Language)


KS1/EYFS Class Teaching Assistants

Louise Young (Nurture)

Sonia Hart

Jenny Russell

Janette Newbon (Speech & Language)

Donna Neal

Julie Holloway

Donna Ellis

Wendy Vaux

Andrea Williams

June Hickton


Admin Staff

Jo Fricker (School Business Manager)

Laura Gibbins (Office Manager)

Jamie Merritt


Breakfast Club

Louise Young

June Hickton

Jenny Russell


Site Manager

Wayne Pithie


Midday Supervisors

Julie Holloway

Karen Parker

Sheila Treacy

Tracy Wadsworth

Katarzyna Wilczynska

Donna Fior

Donna Ellis

Michelle Craggs

Sarah Davies

Jenny Russell

Charlotte Port



Local Governing Body

Christine Doxford (Chair, SEN Governor and Safeguarding Governor)

Leah Adams (Head Teacher)

Mike Newton (Vice Chair, Health & Safety and GDPR)

Sheela Hammond (Prevent)

Richard Craggs (Parent Governor, Finance & Statutory Grants)

Kayleigh Livingstone (Staff Governor)

Farzhana Mogul (Staff Governor)

Jo Fricker (Clerk)