Eastrop Infant School

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Meet our Staff

TRUST Leadership Team

Aaron Griffiths

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of

Grove Learning Trust 


Executive Head Teacher and  

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leader 

Paula Bartlett

Chief Finance and Operations Officer

(CFOO) of Grove Learning Trust 


Partnership School Business Manager 

 Academy Leadership Team


Melanie James

Head of School

Designated Safeguarding Leader (DSL)




Lucy Mitchell

Early Years Leader 

Designated Safeguarding Leader (DSL) for the nursery provision based at Southfield

Michelle Tkocz

Acting Inclusion Leader & SENCo

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leader (DDSL)


Kimberley O'Sullivan

Assistant Head Teacher

Inclusion Leader & SENCo

Designated Safeguarding Leader (DSL) 

On Maternity Leave 



Lucy Mitchell

Nursery Class Teacher 

Early Years Leader



Angelita Price

Reception Class Teacher

Music Leader


Katie Mundy

Reception Class Teacher (M - W)

History and Geography Leader

Tessa Higgins

Reception Class Teacher (Th-F)

Becky Vardy

Year 1 Class Teacher

R.E, PSHE and School Council Leader



Ellie Ayres

Year 2 Class Teacher

Science Leader

Iain Mazonowicz

Year 1 Class Teacher

Maths & Computing Leader


Natalie Saunders

Year 2 Class Teacher

English and PE & Sports Leader

Laura Chamberlain

Mental Health and Wellbeing Leader & Assistant Inclusion Lead 




LEARNING SUPPORT & SCHool office staff

 Sarah Turner

Learning Support Assistant

First Aid and Health Leader


Micaiah Lusty

 Learning Support Assistant


Sacha Morgan

Learning Support Assistant



Sarah Mangham

Learning Support Assistant

Early Birds Breakfast Club Leader


Nick Smith

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Forest Schools Leader

Sue Stewart

Learning Support Assistant


Hayley Mathieson

Finance Officer 


Hana Sheikh

Early Years Educator  


Claudine Woodman

School Office Receptionist

Admin and Attendance Officer 

Syree Smith

Learning Support Assistant 



 Lunchtime PLAY LEADERS & Wraparound staff

Liz Payne

Senior Play Leader


Sarah Brewer

Play Leader, Early Birds Breakfast Club Assistant and Shooting Stars

After School Club leader 

Stephanie Van Vuuren

 Play Leader

Sarah Griffin

Play Leader

Nathalie Ukwu

 Play Leader


Cathy Talmage

 Early Birds Breakfast Club Assistant 

Hana Sheikh

 Shooting Stars After school club Assistant 




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Kirsty Sims

Play Leader and Shooting Stars After School Club Assistant (M-T) 

Caretaking & cleaning staff

Provided by Imperial Cleaning Solutions Ltd. 

Other Staff 

Andy Whittock - I.T. support engineer (i2c Solutions)