Jeff Mason – Principal
Mr Mason is also the Designated Safeguarding Lead for Liden Academy.
Suzanne Taylor – Vice Principal
Mrs Taylor is the academy’s Vice Principal, Early Years Lead and part of the safeguarding team.
Alex Parker – Assistant Vice Principal
Mr Parker is Assistant Principal, teaches Year 6 and is the leader of Years 5 and 6. He also coordinates maths.
Dawn McCluskey – KS1 Leader
Mrs McCluskey is leader of Key Stage One, teaches in Year 2 and leads reading.
Linzi Lawrence – Special Educational Needs Coordinator
Miss Lawrence coordinates support for children with special educational needs. She is also responsible for EAL and is part of the safeguarding team.
Kelly Robison – Pastoral Lead
Mrs Robison supports children across the school with social, emotional and mental health difficulties.
Jessica Bishop – Nursery Room Leader
Mrs Bishop is the Nursery Room Leader for Bumblebees class, supporting our 3-4 year olds
Kate Griffin – Nursery Room Leader
Mrs Griffin is the Nursery Room Leader in Foxes and Squirrels, for our 2-3 year old children.
Jade Schofield – Nursery Assistant
Miss Schofield works in the Bumblebees pre-school room
Sharon John – Nursery Assistant
Mrs John works in the Bumblebees pre-school room
Jackie Wright-Neville – Nursery Assistant
Mrs Wright-Neville works in the Bumblebees pre-school room
Rebekah Reid – Nursery Assistant
Mrs Reid works with the 2-3 year old children in Squirrels class.
Lucy Hayward – Nursery Assistant
Miss Hayward works with the 3-4 year old children in Bumble Bees class.
Donna Coe – Early Years Teacher
Mrs Coe has worked at Liden for her whole teaching career. She is a teacher in Early Years.
Tereza Possolo – Early Years Teacher
Ms Possolo is a teacher in Early Years and leads on RE across the school.
Karen Allen – Year 1 Teacher
Mrs Allen works in Year 1.
Laura Little – Year 1 Teacher
Having worked at Liden as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant Mrs Little qualified as a teacher and now teaches Year 1.
Robyn Sim – Year 2 Teacher
Miss Sim works in Year Two.
Beth Mangham – Year 3 Teacher
Miss Mangham is a teacher in Year 3.
Erin Milroy – Part-time Teacher Year 3
Miss Milroy works in Year Three sharing the class with Mrs Bond.
Melanie Bond – Part-time Teacher Year 3
Mrs Bond works in Year Three sharing the class with Miss Milroy.
Amber Davies – Year 4 Teacher
Mrs Davies works in Year Four.
Kate Austin – Part-time Year 4 Teacher
Mrs Austin works in Year 4 sharing the class with Mrs Uddin
Jaharra Uddin – Part-time Year 4 Teacher
Mrs Uddin works in Year Four along with Mrs Austin.
Emily Lafford – Year 5 Teacher
Miss Lafford teaches in Year 5.
Millie Benfield – Year 5 Teacher
Miss Benfield is a teacher in Year 5.
Matthew Parsley – Year 6 Teacher
Mr Parsley is a teacher in Year 6
Zahida Saghir – Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)
Ms Saghir teaches children across the school.
Peter Dabbs – Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)
Mr Dabbs teaches children across the school.
Louise Eastment – Teaching Assistant
Mrs Eastment works with children in Year 6. She has been at Liden Academy for over 20 years! During this time Mrs Eastment has worked with an incredibly large number of children and also works in our Breakfast Club.
Maria Stephenson – Teaching Assistant
Mrs Stephenson works with children in Year 6.
Caroline Blakesley – Teaching Assistant
Mrs Blakesley has many years of experience. She currently supports children in Year 4 and assists in Breakfast Club.
Cheryl Smith – Teaching Assistant
Mrs Smith supports individual children in Year 5 and has worked at Liden Academy for over 25 years.
Emma Sims – Teaching Assistant
Mrs Sims works with children across the school
Jolene Parker – Teaching Assistant
Mrs Parker supports children in Year 3.
Marie Thompson – Teaching Assistant
Mrs Thompson is a HLTA at the school and teaches children across the school.
Najma Sarfraz – Teaching Assistant
Ms Sarfraz supports the learning of children in Year 1.
Nicola Harris – Teaching Assistant
Ms. Harris supports children in Year 1.
Kelly Halford – Teaching Assistant
Mrs Halford supports the learning of children across the school.
Kelly Farrell – Teaching Assistant
Mrs Farrell supports the learning of children in Year 2.
Kim Wyatt – Teaching Assistant
Miss Wyatt supports children in Year 2.
Tanya Cobb – Teaching Assistant
Mrs Cobb works as a TA in Year 3.
Lisa Hearn – Teaching Assistant
Mrs Hearn works as a Teaching Assistant in the Year 1 classes
Rachel Brookman – Teaching Assistant
Mrs Brookman works with children across the school
Helen Mulcahy – Teaching Assistant
Mrs Mulcahy works with children in the Reception classes
Georgia Skinner – Teaching Assistant
Miss Skinner works with children across the school
Amy Singers – Teaching Assistant
Mrs Singers works with children across the school
Kelly Courtney – School Business Manager
Mrs Courtney has worked in the office at Liden for several years; she was appointed as school business manager in September 2021.
Nicky Dunn – Admin and Attendance Officer
Mrs Dunn has worked at Liden Academy since 2020. She is part of the office team with particular responsibility for monitoring attendance.
Lynnette Lloyd – Admin Officer
When you visit Liden Academy it will often be Mrs Lloyd that welcomes you to the school.
Tracey Booth – Admin Officer
Mrs Booth has worked in the school office since September 2014. She takes care of administration for the Nursery, clubs and the school website, as well as general office/reception duties.
Megan Street – Finance Officer
Miss Street oversees finance at our academy.
Ian Lees – Caretaker
Mr Lees looks after the school premises.
Thurean Appleyard, Martina Donachie, Janjira Osbourn and Jintana Greaves run our kitchen, providing delicious hot meals every day.
Mrs Eastment (TA), Mrs Lloyd (Admin Officer) and Nicola Harris (TA) are part of our School MDSA team, along with Mrs Avram, Mrs Cottee and Mrs Mackins.
Mrs Baker and Mrs Harper-Evans are MDSA’s for our Nursery and Pre-school.