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Staff & Governors

We have an extremely dedicated team who work together to ensure the children of Bracken Leas receive the very best start to their education.

HeadteacherMrs Paula Harwood (DSL)
Deputy HeadteacherMr Daniel Alder (DSL)
Assistant HeadteacherMrs Teresa Smith (Primary DSL)
SENDCOMrs Andrea Kent (DSL)
Administration StaffMiss Nicola McGrath
Ms Tracey-Lyle Carter
Mrs Kathryn Bundy
Early YearsMrs Emily Hancock (EYFS Leader)
Mrs Teresa Smith (P/T)
Mr Liam Upstone
Year 1
Miss Bethany Upstone (KS1 Leader)
Ms Cat Read
Year 2Mrs Claire Fisher
Mrs Heather Edwards
Year 3Miss Jenny Clayton
Mrs Rochelle Williams
Year 4Mrs Laura Betts (Lower KS2 Leader) Maternity
Mrs Nicola Morris
Mr Daniel Alder
Mrs Sophie Quarterman (Compassionate Leave)
Year 5Mrs Helen Heley
Miss Milan Miller
Year 6Mrs Clare Webb (Upper KS2 Leader)
Miss Clare Wilkinson
Performing ArtsMiss Anna McAlister (Maternity Leave)
ArtMrs Sarah Messer
SwimmingMrs Sue Shelley
MusicMrs Claire Fisher
Outdoor Learning/Forest SchoolMrs Emily Hancock
PEMr Callum Howard
Teaching Support Staff
ReceptionMrs Charlotte Jarman
Mrs Sarah Mitchell
Mrs Wade
Mrs Bradbury
Year 1Mrs Sarah Alderman
Mrs Tracey Leach
Mrs Sally Ward
Miss Charlie Woolley
Year 2Mrs Sarah Alderman
Mrs Tracey Leach
Mrs Claire Tudhope
Miss Ellie Frampton
Mrs Jeanette Buehling
Mrs Elaine Strong
Mrs Sarah Turnham
Mrs Donna Bradbury
Year 3Mrs Sue Shelley
Mrs Paige Robinson
Mrs Elisa Clarke
Year 4Mrs Hannah Petrons
Mrs Ruth Miller
Mrs Sadia Slocombe
Miss Mellisa Ralph
Year 5Mrs Victoria Pratt
Mrs Christine Bucher
Mrs Claire Watt
Year 6Miss Rikki Caisley
Mrs Angela Hailes
Mrs Donna Grace
Site SupervisorMr Possinger
Lunchtime SupervisorsMrs Claire Watt
Mrs Sarah Alderman
Mrs Sue Pickford
Mrs Christine Bucher
Mrs Angela Hailes
Mr Jason Ball
Miss Sarah Goulding
Mrs Lesley Outred
Miss Mellisa Ralph
Kitchen StaffMrs Maxine Sutton
Mrs Helen Farrell
Mrs Katherine Bedell
Cleaning StaffMiss Sarah Goulding
Mrs Lesley Outred
Miss Jane Hussey


Executive Principal (CEO of THLT)Andrea Curtis
Chair of THLTKaren Falvey
Chair of GovernorsSarah Luxford
Head TeacherPaula Harwood
Associate GovernorDaniel Alder
Trust Appointed GovernorSarah Hand
Trust Appointed GovernorAndrew Lawrie
Staff GovernorBethany Upstone
Staff GovernorClare Wilkinson
Parent GovernorAdrian Thorpe MBE
Parent GovernorMatthew Edwards
Parent GovernorKirsty Bruce
Company SecretaryPeter Spruce
ClerkTeresa Elkin

Contact Details for our Chair of Governors

Our Chair of Governors, Sarah Luxford, may be contacted by emailing sluxford@blps.thlt.academy