Leadership Team


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 Mc Cluskey

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.

Teaching Team


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 CoeEarly 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.

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Karen AllenYear 1 Teacher

Mrs Allen works in Year 1.


Laura LittleYear 1 Teacher

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


Robyn SimYear 2 Teacher

Miss Sim works in Year Two.

Beth Mangham

Beth ManghamYear 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.

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Melanie Bond – Part-time Teacher Year 3

Mrs Bond works in Year Three sharing the class with Miss Milroy.


Marie Thompson – HLTA / Year 4 Teacher

Mrs Thompson 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 ParsleyYear 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 BlakesleyTeaching 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

Emma Sims – Teaching Assistant

Mrs Sims works with children across the school


Jolene Parker – Teaching Assistant

Mrs Parker supports children in Year 3.

Najma Sarfraz

Najma SarfrazTeaching 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 FarrellTeaching 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

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

Support Team

Kelly Courtney

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.


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 LloydAdmin Officer

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


Tracey BoothAdmin 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 LeesCaretaker

Mr Lees looks after the school premises.

Kitchen Team

Thurean Appleyard, Martina Donachie, Janjira Osbourn and Jintana Greaves run our kitchen, providing delicious hot meals every day.

Thurean Appleyard
Tina Donachie
Jintana Greaves


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.

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Looking for a New Primary School or Nursery Place?

Located East of Swindon near the M4 corridor, Liden Academy have places for 2 to 11 year olds

We are set in beautiful grounds with lots of outdoor space for children to explore

NURSERY SCHOOL    Register NOW for a nursery place in September 2024

Nursery Applications should be submitted to the school office by 27th May 2024

Application packs are available from the school office

OR online at    About Our Nursery – Liden Academy (    

For Early Years Funding queries please visit

Every Day is an Open Day – call us on 01793 531025 to arrange a weekday visit

PRIMARY SCHOOL – visit   School places and admissions | Swindon Borough Council