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.
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 Coe – Early 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 Plooy – Early 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 Allen – Year 1 Teacher
Mrs Allen works in Year 1 and is also the academy’s curriculum leader.
Olivia Young – Year 1 Teacher
Mrs Young teaches in Y1 and leads history across the school. She is currently on maternity leave.
Laura Little – Year 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 Farrell – Teaching Assistant
Mrs Farrell supports the learning of children in Year 2.
Kelly Halford – Teaching Assistant
Mrs Halford supports the learning of children in Year 2.
Erin Milroy – Year 3 Teacher
Miss Milroy works in Year Three and is leader of PSHE (personal, social, health and economic) education and facilitates School Council.
Beth Mangham – Year 3 Teacher
Miss Mangham is a teacher in Year 3.
Jolene Parker – Teaching Assistant
Mrs Parker supports children in Year 3.
Dominique Boon – Year 4 Teacher
Miss Boon has experience of teaching overseas and currently works in Year Four.
Lisa Smith – Year 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 Sarfraz – Teaching Assistant
Ms Sarfraz supports the learning of children in Year 3-4; she also leads the academy’s ‘Numbers Count’ intervention.
Caroline Blakesley – Teaching Assistant
Mrs Blakesley has many years of experience. She currently supports children in Year 3 and 4.
Sophie Alsop – Teaching Assistant
Mrs Alsop supports children in Year 4.
Kate Reeves – Year 5 Teacher
Miss Reeves works in Year Five and is leader of writing.
Millie Benfield – Year 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 Camden – Teaching Assistant
Miss Camden is a Teaching Assistant currently working in Year 5. She also runs the school’s ‘Numbers Count’ intervention.
Matthew Parsley – Year 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.
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.
Jo Dewey – Finance Officer
Ms Dewey works in the school office looking after the school’s financial affairs.
Lynnette Lloyd – Admin Officer
When you visit Liden Academy it will often be Ms Lloyd that welcomes you to the school.
Tracey Booth – Admin 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 Lees – Caretaker
Mr Lees looks after the school premises.
Mr Hill and his assistants Ms. Appleyard and Ms. Donachie run our kitchen, providing delicious hot meals every day.