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Staff

Leadership Team

Principal

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 Lacey – KS1 Leader

Miss Lacey is leader of Key Stage One, teaches in Year 2 and leads reading.

Sam Austin – Year 3 & 4 Leader

Mr Austin leads Years 3 and 4 he also teaches in Year 4. He is also responsible for ensuring the progress and achievement of disadvantaged learners, assessment and computing.

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.

Teaching Team

Jessica Bishop – Nursery Room Leader

Mrs Bishop is the Nursery Room Leader for Foxes class, supporting our 2-3 year olds

Nuruma Dewan – Nursery Room Leader

Miss Dewan is the Nursery Room Leader in Bumblebees, for our 3-4 year old children.

Debbie James – Nursery Assistant

Mrs James works in the Bumblebees pre-school room.

Lisa Hearn – Nursery Assistant

Mrs Hearn works in the Bumblebees pre-school room.

Danielle Deaton – Nursery Assistant

Mrs Deaton works in the Bumblebees pre-school room.

Jade Schofield – Nursery Assistant

Miss Schofield works in the Bumblebees pre-school room

Joanne Dix – Nursery Assistant

Mrs Dix works in the Bumblebees pre-school room

Rebekah Reid – Nursery Assistant

Mrs Reid works with the 2-3 year old children in Squirrels class.

Lucianne Kidds – Nursery Assistant

Mrs Kidds works with the 2-3 year old children in Foxes and Squirrels classes.

Donna CoeEarly Years Teacher

Mrs Coe has worked at Liden for her whole teaching career. She is a teacher in Early Years. She leads Art and Design.

Tereza Possolo Du PlooyEarly Years Teacher

Ms Possolo Du Plooy is a teacher in Early Years and leads on RE across the school.

Nicky Dunn – Teaching Assistant

Mrs Dunn works in Early Years in our academy.

Kate Griffin – Teaching Assistant

Mrs Griffin has been a Teaching Assistant with the academy for many years and brings a lot of experience with her. She works in Early Years.

Rachael Brookman – Teaching Assistant

Mrs Brookman works with children in Early Years and Key Stage One.

Karen AllenYear 1 Teacher

Mrs Allen works in Year 1 and is also the academy’s curriculum leader.

Olivia YoungYear 1 Teacher

Mrs Young teaches in Y1 and leads history across the school. She is currently on maternity leave.

Laura LittleYear 1 Teacher

Having worked at Liden as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant Miss Little qualified as a teacher and now teaches Year 1.

Nicola Harris – Teaching Assistant

Ms. Harris supports children in Year 1.

Kelly Robison – Teaching Assistant

Mrs Robison supports children in Year 1.

Laura Chappell – Teaching Assistant

Mrs Chappell supports children in Year 1.

Emily Lafford – Year 2 Teacher

Miss Lafford teaches in Year 2 and is the academy’s subject coordinator for geography.

Sophie Mullis – Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)

Miss Mullis teaches children in Year 1 and 2.

Kelly FarrellTeaching Assistant

Mrs Farrell supports the learning of children in Year 2.

Kelly HalfordTeaching Assistant

Mrs Halford supports the learning of children in Year 2.

Erin MilroyYear 3 Teacher

Miss Milroy works in Year Three and is leader of PSHE (personal, social, health and economic) education and facilitates School Council.

Beth ManghamYear 3 Teacher

Miss Mangham is a teacher in Year 3.

Jolene Parker – Teaching Assistant

Mrs Parker supports children in Year 3.

Dominique BoonYear 4 Teacher

Miss Boon has experience of teaching overseas and currently works in Year Four.

Lisa SmithYear 4 Teacher

Miss Smith is a Year 4 teacher at our academy.

Peter Dabbs – Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)

Mr Dabbs teaches children in Year 3 and 4.

Najma SarfrazTeaching Assistant

Ms Sarfraz supports the learning of children in Year 3-4; she also leads the academy’s ‘Numbers Count’ intervention.

Caroline BlakesleyTeaching Assistant

Mrs Blakesley has many years of experience. She currently supports children in Year 3 and 4.

Sophie AlsopTeaching Assistant

Mrs Alsop supports children in Year 4.

Kate ReevesYear 5 Teacher

Miss Reeves works in Year Five and is leader of writing.

Millie BenfieldYear 5 Teacher

Miss Benfield is enjoying her first year of teaching, working in Year 5.

Cheryl Smith – Teaching Assistant

Mrs Smith supports individual children in Year 5.

Marie CamdenTeaching Assistant

Miss Camden is a Teaching Assistant currently working in Year 5. She also runs the school’s ‘Numbers Count’ intervention.

Matthew ParsleyYear 6 Teacher

Mr Parsley is a teacher in Year 6 and leads Science

Zahida Saghir – Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)

Ms Saghir teaches children in Year 5 and 6.

Andrew Fletcher – Teaching Assistant

Mr Fletcher supports children in Year 5.

Maria Stephenson – Teaching Assistant

Mrs Stephenson works with children in Year 6.

Louise Eastment – Teaching Assistant

Mrs Eastment works with children in Year 6.

Support Team

Kelly CourtneySchool Business Manager

Mrs Courtney has worked in the office at Liden for several years; she was appointed as school business manager in September 2021.

Jo DeweyFinance Officer

Ms Dewey works in the school office looking after the school’s financial affairs.

Lynnette LloydAdmin Officer

When you visit Liden Academy it will often be Ms Lloyd that welcomes you to the school.

Tracey BoothAdmin Officer

Mrs Booth takes care of administration for the Nursery; she is also responsible for trips.

Megan Street – Attendance Officer

Miss Street oversees attendance at our academy.

Ian LeesCaretaker

Mr Lees looks after the school premises.

Kitchen Team

Mr Hill and his assistants Ms. Appleyard and Ms. Donachie run our kitchen, providing delicious hot meals every day.