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Senior Leadership and Wider School Team

Senior Leadership and Wider School Team

Mr A Hossen - Head Teacher

Mr A Hossen - Head Teacher

"I love the fact that children can find all sorts of everyday things absolutely fascinating - and can ask endless questions about them!"
 
 

Mrs G Rose - Deputy Head Teacher and Reception Teacher

Mrs G Rose - Deputy Head Teacher and Reception Teacher

"Gardening makes me happy, especially growing roses! Most of all I love to dance! I love teaching our Early Years children as they make me smile everyday"

Mrs P Llanwarne - Assistant Head Teacher and Year 6 Teacher

Mrs P Llanwarne - Assistant Head Teacher and Year 6 Teacher

"I love teaching because unlike any other job, no two days are the same! I am passionate about helping to nurture young people’s self-belief and aspirations."

Miss C Price - Phase Leader and Nursery Teacher

Miss C Price - Phase Leader and Nursery Teacher

"I absolutely love teaching our youngest children. Every day is a new adventure. We could be going on a bear hunt, sharing a shell or my favourite - chasing rainbows with unicorns. Pure joy and magic! I feel so lucky to work with our amazing children, families and our HGPS dream team every day."

Mrs H Cocksey - Phase Leader and Year 1 Teacher

Mrs H Cocksey - Phase Leader and Year 1 Teacher

"I play the cornet and have been a member of a Brass Band for 22 years! I love teaching because it is incredibly rewarding"

Mrs P Read - Phase Leader and Year 2 Teacher

Mrs P Read - Phase Leader and Year 2 Teacher

"I love collecting children's books, going to gigs, singing, painting (especially pottery), Beyonce, visiting my parents caravan in North Wales and working with the best children and staff ever at HGPS!"

Mrs H Hewson - Phase Leader and Year 4 Teacher

Mrs H Hewson - Phase Leader and Year 4 Teacher

"HGPS is an extremely special place to work and I feel privileged to be still teaching here after 21 years! I love to hear the children sing and to hear the wonderful performances they produce."

Mrs H Burton  -Phase Leader and Year 4 Teacher

Mrs H Burton -Phase Leader and Year 4 Teacher

"I never have a 'boring day at work'! Children continue to astound me daily with their resilience and love of learning ."

Miss J Thirlaway - SENDCo and Year 5 Teacher

Miss J Thirlaway - SENDCo and Year 5 Teacher

"I love teaching because every child is unique. I am passionate about teaching and nurturing the whole child and supporting families as we grow together."

Mrs J Marshall - Inclusion Officer

Mrs J Marshall - Inclusion Officer

"I love being part of the HGPS Team - working with our children and families is so rewarding and there is never a dull moment!"

Mr C Sykes - Sports Coach

Mr C Sykes - Sports Coach

"As Sports Coach, my main aim to inspire all children to enjoy an active and healthy life."

Teaching & Support Teams

Early Years and Foundation Stage Team (Nursery and Reception)

Miss F Altayar - Reception Teacher

Miss F Altayar - Reception Teacher

"Working with children is the most rewarding journey I've embarked on and never having a bad hair day at work, is a bonus!"

Miss K Williams - Reception Teacher

Miss K Williams - Reception Teacher

"An EYFS teacher's job is both special, and a privilege, ensuring we give our little ones the very best start to their education."

Miss E Burgess - Learning Support Assistant

Miss E Burgess - Learning Support Assistant

“There is nothing so precious as smiling, happy children. Their curiosity, kindness & optimism inspires me every day! The reward of making a positive difference in children’s lives is priceless.”

Mrs J Clayton - Learning Support Assistant

Mrs J Clayton - Learning Support Assistant

"Children never fail to put smiles on your faces and what's not to love about a job where you go home daily covered in glitter!"

Miss S Eckersley - Learning Support Assistant

Miss S Eckersley - Learning Support Assistant

"There’s always smiles, love and laughter in our school, which makes it such a happy place to be."

Miss L Robinson - Learning Support Assistant

Miss L Robinson - Learning Support Assistant

"I love working with the children at HGPS. There is no better feeling than seeing them grow into such kind and wonderful people. They bring a smile to my face every day."

Key Stage One Team (Years One and Two)

Miss S Davey - Year 1 Teacher

Miss S Davey - Year 1 Teacher

"I have worked at Hazel Grove Primary School since I began my teaching career too many years ago to remember now! It really is a very special and happy place with the most amazing children, staff and parents and I love being part of such a wonderful school,community."

Mr M Ryder - Year 1 Teacher

Mr M Ryder - Year 1 Teacher

"Before beginning my teaching journey, I studied music. As a keen guitarist and lover of all genres of music, I aim to include songs every school day."

Mrs K Monaghan - Year 2 Teacher

Mrs K Monaghan - Year 2 Teacher

"I love teaching because no two days are the same, I love learning from the children and seeing their joy as they achieve new things."

Miss A Parker - Year 2 Teacher

Miss A Parker - Year 2 Teacher

"I studied Law at university but found my passion in teaching. I love the excitement that each day brings and helping children to achieve their goals!"

Miss J Brassington - Senior Midday Supervisor and Learning Support Assistant

Miss J Brassington - Senior Midday Supervisor and Learning Support Assistant

"All children are a precious gift. Watching them blossom as they learn is extremely rewarding."

Mrs S Whelan - Learning Support Assistant

Mrs S Whelan - Learning Support Assistant

"I really enjoy supporting children in school with their learning, seeing that smile on their face when they achieve their goal is so rewarding. And I also like baking brownies."

Miss J Pickford - Learning Support Assistant

Miss J Pickford - Learning Support Assistant

"Working with children is what I love to do. To guide, educate and watch them grow. As the children say - 'The caring, lovely "Princess Pickford" looks after us and cares about us!'."

Mrs K Likaj - Learning Support Assistant

Mrs K Likaj - Learning Support Assistant

"Children motivate me to be a better person. Their love, smiles and laughter cannot compare with anything else in this world!"

Miss A Perotta - Learning Support Assistant

Miss A Perotta - Learning Support Assistant

"I love working with children and seeing their happy smiley faces every day. HGPS is wonderful to be a part of."

Mrs J Barnett - Learning Support Assistant

Mrs J Barnett - Learning Support Assistant

I handed in my notice at Stepping Hill Hospital on the promise of 8 weeks work at HGPS supporting a little boy in Nursery. That boy is now at university! I feel so lucky to be able to support the children and families here.

Lower Key Stage Two Team (Years Three and Four)

Miss K Gilmour  -Year 3 Teacher

Miss K Gilmour -Year 3 Teacher

"As a teacher, you have the privilege of seeing each individual child develop and grow. You just can't beat a smile from an achieving child! "

Mr R Crosby - Year 4 Teacher

Mr R Crosby - Year 4 Teacher

"As a lover of travelling, I enjoy bringing my experiences of different cultures into the classroom and helping children to explore the wider world."

Miss P Kerr - Learning Support Assistant

Miss P Kerr - Learning Support Assistant

"Helping children learn is so rewarding. However making sure they are happy and having fun is even more so."

Mrs A Cox - Learning Support Assistant

Mrs A Cox - Learning Support Assistant

"It's great to be part of a team that nurtures and cares for the children, laughing whilst learning, singing along the way!"

Upper Key Stage Two Team (Years Five and Six)

Mr C Critchley - Year 5 Teacher

Mr C Critchley - Year 5 Teacher

"The ‘Sound of Music’ is not my favourite film, but I am happiest on a hill... and we should always aim high!"

Mrs L Travis - Year 5 Teacher

Mrs L Travis - Year 5 Teacher

"I love teaching as I learn from the children as much as I teach them (if not more!). The inquisitive questions children ask takes our learning above and beyond!"

Mr T Turner - Year 5 Teacher

Mr T Turner - Year 5 Teacher

"Make it come alive! You can't beat charging around the classroom pretending to be Alexander The Great! Love a poem or two about jelly babies."

Miss I Carding - Year 6 Teacher

Miss I Carding - Year 6 Teacher

"I love working at HGPS! It is a very special place to work with the most amazing children and staff! When I'm not teaching my year 6's, I enjoy exploring the great outdoors with my pooch, Ernie."

Miss T Newton  - Senior Midday Supervisor and Learning Support Assistant

Miss T Newton - Senior Midday Supervisor and Learning Support Assistant

"I've worked at HGPS for more than 20 years and the children never fail to make me smile. Also, I can speak pig Latin!"

Mrs J Dipnall  -Learning Support Assistant

Mrs J Dipnall -Learning Support Assistant

“Working alongside children and sharing their achievements is such a privilege. I can guarantee smiles, laughter and banter on a daily basis from the children and the HGPS team.”

Mrs S Molyneux - Learning Support Assistant

Mrs S Molyneux - Learning Support Assistant

"I have worked at HGPS for 11 years. It is a joy working with children throughout KS2 and they always make me smile! When I'm not at work, I love walking my two dogs, Spud and Hugo."

Chill Zone Team

Mrs J Marsland - Chill Zone Manager and Learning Support Assistant

Mrs J Marsland - Chill Zone Manager and Learning Support Assistant

"Children fill my day with smiles, fun, jokes and pride. They teach me something new everyday and I feel very blessed to be part of their learning journey."

Mrs Karen - Deputy Chill Zone Manager

Mrs Karen - Deputy Chill Zone Manager

"I volunteered for a couple of hours a week 8 years ago and they won’t let me out... but I’m still smiling."

Miss E Ratcliffe - Chill Zone Worker

Miss E Ratcliffe - Chill Zone Worker

"I was a pupil here from Y2 and then, years later, returned to volunteer at the after school club... here I am many years later working for the school. Now I work at the school along side being a learning disability nurse on a CAMHS ward. People ask why I am still at HGPS and it's because I love the children and the atmosphere."

Mrs H Kenyon - Chill Zone Worker

Mrs H Kenyon - Chill Zone Worker

"I started working here as a volunteer about 17 years ago and every day is a joy. The children and staff are always so happy and I wouldn't want to work anywhere else!"

Administrative & Provision Staff

Admin Team

Mrs C Wilks - School Business Manager

Mrs C Wilks - School Business Manager

“Working as part of the administration team at HGPS is just one of the reasons I love my job. Having worked for many years in the banking sector, moving into education was definitely one of the best decisions I have ever made!”

Mrs C Wackett  -Office Manager

Mrs C Wackett -Office Manager

"There is no such thing as a quiet day in the office...but I love it!
At home I am kept on my toes with my new puppy."

Mrs C Longden - Administration Assistant

Mrs C Longden - Administration Assistant

"I love working in school, all the staff are so friendly and our children are amazing."

Mrs L Turnbull - Administration Assistant

Mrs L Turnbull - Administration Assistant

"I have been a pupil and a parent at HGPS so my involvement goes back a long way!
I love being part of the admin team, especially the interaction with children, parents and staff. There is never a dull moment!"

Site Team

Mr S Martin - Site Manager

Mr S Martin - Site Manager

"I enjoy working at Hazel Grove Primary as not one day is the same. I especially enjoy seeing the Childrens faces when I create something new for them to use and enjoy."

Mr D Wilson - Assistant Site Manager

Mr D Wilson - Assistant Site Manager

"Hi David here, I am your assistant caretaker - lifter shifter and all round good egg. You will see me around when you are picking up your children; I am the one with the devilishly good looks carrying 10 bin bags (in one hand I may say)"

Mrs T Kinsey - Cleaning Crew

Mrs T Kinsey - Cleaning Crew

"I love spending time with my gorgeous grandchildren and taking my dog, Alfie, on walks."

Mrs M Downs - Cleaning Crew

Mrs M Downs - Cleaning Crew

Cleaning Crew

Midday Team

Mrs D Smith - Midday Supervisor

Mrs D Smith - Midday Supervisor

"I love cats, rock music and yoga. I enjoy looking after the children at lunchtime; their happy faces always brighten up my day."

Mrs V Gorman - Lunchtime Supervisor

Mrs V Gorman - Lunchtime Supervisor

"I love my role and being a part of the HGPS family. The children are amazing and keep us on our toes. I love baking and often bring goodies in on the lookout for willing tasters in children and staff."

Miss S Brooks  - Lunchtime Supervisor

Miss S Brooks - Lunchtime Supervisor

"I love working at HGPS the pupils are truly amazing and honestly make my days brighter. The staff are so lovely it is a great team to be apart of!"

Mrs S Bower - Head Chef

Mrs S Bower - Head Chef

"I love my job, especially when a child tries something new and really likes it; the smile on their face is priceless!"

Mrs J Holland - Sous Chef

Mrs J Holland - Sous Chef

"I like my job because it makes me happy to know I am helping each child to have a healthy and nourishing meal each day."

Miss L Henderson  -Sous Chef

Miss L Henderson -Sous Chef

"I really enjoy being part of such a lovely school community."

Governors

Governors

Mrs H Etheridge - Chair, Co-opted Governor

Mrs H Etheridge - Chair, Co-opted Governor

"I became a Governor because I care about the school my children attend and the community we live in. This school is at the heart of that community and I believe in giving back. Outside of being a Governor, I am Director of Public Health and Mental Health Services."

Mrs L Cooper - Vice Chair, Co-opted Governor

Mrs L Cooper - Vice Chair, Co-opted Governor

"I became a Governor because it gives me the opportunity to influence the direction the school is taking towards my children's and others education, giving them the best possible start in their learning journey.
Outside of being a Governor, I am Radiology and Endoscopy Project Lead at Manchester Foundation NHS Trust."

Mr A Hossen - Head Teacher

Mr A Hossen - Head Teacher

"Being a Governor is a great part of my role! The governors are all fantastically supportive but ask challenging questions to ensure our school remains the best place for our children to love their learning."

Miss J Thirlaway - Staff Governor

Miss J Thirlaway - Staff Governor

"It’s a privilege being part of the governing body, setting the school’s vision and ethos and supporting the effectiveness of our school and community."

Mr I Halford

Mr I Halford

C-opted Governor

Mrs S Wilkinson

Mrs S Wilkinson

Parent Governor

Mr C Rimmer - Co-opted Governor

Mr C Rimmer - Co-opted Governor

“I became a Governor as I have lived in Hazel Grove all my life and wanted to give something back to the local community. Setting the strategic direction for the school and seeing the positive impact on those who attend is very rewarding. I am also the Patient Safety and Risk Manager at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust.”

Mr M Saxon - Co-opted Governor

Mr M Saxon - Co-opted Governor

"I was first elected as a parent governor and found the role to be interesting and rewarding. I am now retired and have been a volunteer in school for more than 10 years.”

Claire Rowell - Parent Governor

Claire Rowell - Parent Governor

"I feel so lucky to have become a Parent Governor at HGPS. I became a Governor in order to have the opportunity to support the school and ensure all the children have the best experience. Outside of being a Parent Governor I am a qualified social worker and a busy mum of two."

Bushra Ramzan - Parent Governor

Bushra Ramzan - Parent Governor

"I became a Governor because I strongly believe that every child should have the best start to their education in an environment they feel happy and safe in. I am interested in working with everyone to ensure that the school has a positive and important profile in the local community. Outside of being a parent governor I am a Projects Manager and love walking/hiking."

Laura Bailey - Parent Governor

Laura Bailey - Parent Governor

"I've enjoyed working in primary schools over the last 5 years and when my daughter joined HGPS I hoped to find a way to get involved with her school too. Becoming a parent governor allows me to support her, her peers, and the entire school community, and I'm so grateful for the opportunity. I look forward to working with everyone."

Ms J Castledine - Clerk

Ms J Castledine - Clerk

"My role is to provide professional advice on governance, and constitutional or procedural matters. I also provide administrative support by drafting agendas, circulating paperwork, and taking minutes at the full governing board and committee meetings each term."