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Who's Who

Please see below for a comprehensive list of staff at Sycamore Academy:

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Teaching Staff
Name Position
Mr Paul Worley Headteacher
Miss Elaine Collins Deputy Headteacher and DSL
Mrs Emily Young Deputy Headteacher
Mr Matthew Joyce SENCO Teacher
Mrs Anne Windley-Blyth Teacher Foundation
Miss Carly Zuk Teacher Class F2B
Miss Tamsin Mason Teacher Class F2Y
Mr Sam Thompson Teacher Class 1B
Miss Annabel Newton Teacher Class 1Y
Mr Aroon Iqbal Teacher Class 2B
Mrs Rebecca Carr Teacher Class 2Y
Miss Rachael Armitage Teacher Class 3B
Mr John Cotton Teacher Class 3Y
Mrs Rachael Woodward Teacher Class 4B
Miss Ruth Woodcraft Teacher Class 4Y
Miss Caroline Edney Teacher Class 5B
Miss Shai-leigh Davies Teacher Class 5Y
Miss Emma Dewey Teacher Class 6B
Mrs Aga Hoolahan Teacher Class 6Y
Mrs Sue Chapman Teacher
Mrs Anne Cross Teacher


Teaching Assistants
Name Position
Miss Carmen Joseph DSP, Senior Teaching Assistant, Attendance & Behaviour Support
Miss Anora Ahad Early Years Foundation Stage 
Miss Alice Fawcett Early Years Foundation Stage
Miss Diana Meeks Early Years Foundation Stage 
Miss Faye Metcalf Early Years Foundation Stage
Mrs Shirley Murray Early Years Foundation Stage
Alicia Perry Early Years Foundation Stage
Miss Sarah Picker Early Years Foundation Stage
Miss Katie Woodward Early Years Foundation Stage
Miss Lisa Balmforth  Key Stage 1
Mrs Carol Dennis Key Stage 1
Miss Michele Binkley Key Stage 1
Mrs Samantha Ollerenshaw Key Stage 2
Mrs Caroline Brown  Key Stage 2
Miss Cherestyna Johnson Key Stage 2
Mrs Marianne Kneen  Key Stage 2
Miss Jennifer Mustapha Key Stage 2
Mrs Angela O'Dea Key Stage 2
Mrs Agata Smyk Key Stage 1 & 2 
Miss Judith Ellis Care Assistant
Miss Helen MacKenzie Care Assistant
Mrs Twynette Plater Care Assistant
Mrs Katrina Shelton Care Assistant
Miss Karmel Rushton Care Assistant
Miss Rebecca Waterfall Care Assistant
Mr Eugene Francis Sports Coordinator
Miss Hannah Whiting Sports Coach
Mrs Karen Hardy KS2 EAL
Miss Amanda Cartledge KS1 EAL
Mrs Julie Whitworth Family Support Worker


Administrative Staff
Name Position
Mrs Anita Picker Office Manager
Ms Roselind Edwards Adminstration Assistant
Mrs Michelle Allsopp Adminstration Assistant


Site Staff
Name Position
Mr Michael Lee Site Officer
Miss Jackie Owen Cleaner Supervisor
Mrs Ruth Lee Cleaner
Miss Natelle Hodge Cleaner
Miss Louise Guy  Cleaner


Lunch Staff
Name Position
Miss Bev Rosling Cook Supervisor
Ms Victoria Lamb Assistant Cook
Ms Donna Burgess Kitchen Assistant
Miss Jackie Owen Kitchen Assistant
Miss Jenny Parr Kitchen Assistant
Mr Michael Lee Midday Supervisor
Ms Michelle Eaton Midday Supervisor
Ms Elaine Marshall Midday Supervisor
Mrs Ruth Lee Midday Supervisor
Mrs Anita Turton Midday Supervisor
Miss Natelle Hodge Midday Supervisor
Ms Sandra McCoy Midday Supervisor
Miss Louise Guy Midday Supervisor
Miss Eeble Osman Midday Supervisor


Name Governor Status Date Appointed Term of Office Attendance Possible Record (Jan-Dec 15) Actual Interests Declared
Mr Paul Worley Headteacher N/A N/A 7 7 None
Ms Rachel Mellor Chair July 2014 September 2020 7 7 None
Mrs Karen Hardy Staff (Support) September 2013 September 2019 7 7 None
Mr John Cotton Staff (Teacher) January 2016 January 2019 2 2 None
Mr Kristian Lengyel Parent September 2016 September 2019 3 4 None
Miss Kirsty McCormack Parent July 2017 July 2020     None
Ms Tina Walton Parent December 2017 December 2020     None
Ms Vicktoria Walker Community July 2017 July 2020     None
VACANCY Community          
VACANCY Parent          

L.E.A.D. Governance

View details on how Local Government Bodies are handled under the L.E.A.D. Academy Trust.

Please see the Master Funding Agreement for L.E.A.D Multi-Academy Trust.

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