Parkgate Primary School

Opening the Gate to Success


Parkgate Primary School

School Organisation

Parkgate Primary is a large primary school which consists of a nursery, three reception classes and three classes per year group in years 1 to 6. We are fortunate to have many members of staff who all play a very important role in making the school as successful as it is. The staff are organised into teams.

The Teaching Team

Our teachers and support staff work hard to provide the very best teaching and learning opportunities for every child. We work to make all aspects of education at Parkgate appropriate, challenging, safe, fun and most importantly, accessible for all.

This team is further divided into teaching teams who work closely under the management of an Assistant Deputy Headteacher who has the additional responsibility of ensuring the delivery of targeted learning and appropriate intervention for all of the children in their phase.

Complete Staff List

Please click on the link below to view a complete list of Parkgate staff and their particular area of work:


Meet Our Staff

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

The foundation stage team is led by Mrs Claire Allibone who is also an Assistant Deputy Headteacher. Mrs Amy Clark leads the nursery class and works closely with Mrs Tracy Gibbs and Miss Natasha Cookson. The Reception teachers are Mrs Claire Allibone, Mrs Gillian Campbell, Mr Richard Holland and Mrs Ros Cutler. These teachers work closely with Mrs Mandy Rotheram, Mrs Pauline Tugwood, Elizabeth Johnson and Mrs Elicha Gore. This team is responsible for welcoming the majority of pupils into school life either in the nursery or reception classes, and through building strong relationships with families ensure that your child will have the best possible start at Parkgate Primary.


Years 1 and 2

The Early Years Team and Year 1 staff are responsible for ensuring a smooth transition from the Foundation Stage into Key Stage One (KS1). The Year 1 team is led by Mrs Clare Fletcher.  The Year 1 teachers within this team are Ms Yasmin Duberia, Miss Grace McPheatus and Miss Natalie Olliver. These teachers work closely with Ms Chrystal Joliffe, Miss Chantelle Simms and Mrs Michelle Fannon. The Year 2 teachers are led by Assistant Deputy Headteacher Miss Andrea Blundred The Year 2 teachers within this team are Ms Karen Lewis and Mrs Sarah Leigh. These teachers work closely with Mrs Helga Haughton, Mrs Gail Brenton and Mrs Rachel Middleton. During these years, children build upon the learning that has been established during the foundation stage, consolidating their understanding, knowledge and skills in literacy and numeracy, science and social skills, as well as all other aspects of the curriculum. Children are given a rich variety of opportunities in classrooms that are well equipped, with displays that celebrate children’s successes.


Years 3 and 4

This team is led by Assistant Deputy Headteacher Miss Jenny Cana. The Year 3 teachers within this team are are Mrs Dana Banat-Rinz, Mrs Julie Baker Smith and Miss Kirsty Marshall.  These teachers work closely with Mrs Maxine Newbury and Mrs Rajinder Sidhu. The Year 4 teachers within this team are are Mr Clifton Wallen, Mrs Kully Mattu, Mrs Angela Markham and Miss Jenny Cana.  These teachers work closely with Mrs Margaret Rushton and Ms Jeanette Brooks.  On transition to the middle year’s team our pupils continue on their learning journey by moving from KS1 to KS2. Within a very supportive framework, the pace of work increases and the focus and expectation is for children to become increasingly more independent in their thinking, personal organisation and learning.


Years 5 and 6

This team is led by Assistant Deputy Headteacher Mr Lee Austin. The Year 5 teachers within this team are are Miss C Smith, Miss Shereen Ahmed and Miss Lucy Hartnett. These teachers work closely with Mrs Donna Steel, Mrs Marzenna Wolwark and Miss Sharon Taylor.  The Year 6 teachers within this team are are Mr Lee Austin, Mrs Liesl Dagg, Mr Rob Dadley and Mrs Mary Greening.  These teachers work closely with Mrs Rita Heer and Mrs Yvonne Pennicott.  Upper years children continue to build up knowledge skills and understanding that will provide them with a solid foundation for Learning for Life. We aim to make the culmination of their time with us at Parkgate at the end of year 6 to be one of huge personal achievement for each and every child.