Oakfield Primary Academy

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

Staff (from September 2020)


Regional Director: Tim Culpin

Deputy Director of Education: Sarah Barton



Leah Adams

(Designated Safeguarding Lead, Assessment Lead, Writing Lead)


Deputy Headteacher

Martin Hickling

(Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, LAC Lead, Sports & Pupil Premium Lead)



Class Teachers


Year 6 Penguins: Dan Cooke (KS2 Phase Leader, Specialist Leader of Education, Numeracy Lead, Moderation Lead)

Year 6 Lobsters: Tim Cole


Year 5 Starfish: Jasmine Nash

Year 5 Polar Bears: Priya Mistry


Year 4 Sharks: Alice Hill (Upper School Curriculum)

Year 4 Dolphins: Jessica Hunter


Year 3 Turtles: Sam Williams (SENDCo) (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) Martin Hickling (Thursday, Friday)


Year 2 Deers: Stephanie Robinson (Lower School Curriculum & Reading Lead)

Year 2 Octopus: Hollie Hudspith


Year 1 Giraffes: Bhavisha Chhita

Year 1 Dragonflies: Sophie Wright


Reception Butterflies: Kayleigh Livingstone (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, Lower School Phase Leader, RWI Co-Ordinator, EAL, Equality & Diversity Lead)

Reception Squirrels: Rebecca Parry-Hall

Nursery Ladybirds: Karen Lowe



SENDCO: Sam Williams

Specialist Teaching Service: Annette Davis

KS2 Class Teaching Assistants

Julia Jordan (Mental Health First Aid)

Farzhana Mogul (Staff Governor & EAL Support)

Rebecca Randall (EAL Support)

Michelle Craggs (Speech & Language & Nurture)

Kim Beasley

Katarzyna Wilczynska (Lego Therapy)

Fiona Hobbins

Wendy Vaux

Debbie Spademan


KS1/EYFS Class Teaching Assistants

Louise Young (Nurture)

Sonia Hart

Christine Dietrich (Speech & Language)

Jenny Russell

Janette Newbon (Speech & Language)

Donna Neal

Julie Holloway

Donna Ellis

Andrea Williams

Sarah Davies

June Hickton

Debbie Spademan


Admin Staff

Jo Fricker (School Business Manager)

Laura Gibbins (Office Manager)

Jamie Merritt


Breakfast Club

Louise Young

June Hickton


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)