Knowlwood Road, Todmorden, Lancashire OL14 7PD

01706 812913

Shade Primary School

Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day

Our StafF


Helen Clarkson DSL


Music Subject Leader

Lucy Hirst DSL

Deputy Headteacher/SENCO/KS1 Leader

Year 2 Class Teacher

Science Subject Leader


Mollie McCracken DSL

 KS2 Leader

Year 6 Class Teacher

RE and PSHE Subject Leader


Liv Bellamy-Brown DSL

EYFS Leader

Reception Class Teacher  

Art and DT Subject Leader







Jamie Green 

Year 5 Class Teacher

PE Subject Leader

Gill Fogg

Year 4 Class Teacher

History and Geography Subject Leader

Jacob Rolfe

Year 3 Class Teacher

Computing Subject Leader


Ann Clough

Year 2 Class Teacher (2 days)

English Subject Leader

Victoria Firth

Year 1 Class Teacher


Jo Morris

Nursery Class Teacher

MFL Subject Leader 


Justine Sutcliffe

Lead Maths Practitioner & IT Manager

KS2 PPA Teacher


                           Laura Ovenden

Lead English Practitioner 



Nicola Barnes

Business Manager



Adele Battersby

Admin Assistant




 Inga Ford

Intervention Leader

Tina Pollard

Year 6 (am) and Year 3 (pm) Teaching Assistant


Rachael Douglas

Year 5 (am) and Year 2 (pm) Teaching Assistant

Lucy Marshall

Year 4 Teaching Assistant

KS1 PPA Teacher

Hannah-Louise Heald

Year 3 Teaching Assistant (am)


Natasha Renoldson

Year 2 Teaching Assistant (am)


Val Lynch

Year 1 Teaching Assistant


Fiona Johnston

Reception Teaching Assistant


Gillian Greenwood

Nursery Nurse


Rachel Cox

1:1 Support (Year 2)

Sue Barker

1:1 Support (Year 3)

KS2 PPA Teacher

Jill Crothers

1:1 Support (Year 2) 


Jan Murray

1:1 Support (Year 5)



 Jess Walters

1:1 Support (Nursery)












 Matt Pickering

Site Manager


Graeme Simpson

Music Teacher

EYFS, KS1 and KS2 PPA Teacher  


Jess Earnshaw

EYFS, KS1 and KS2 PPA Teacher  (Maternity Cover)






Stephanie Gell

Dining Room Assistant

Annemarie Howarth

Dining Room Assistant



Karen Clare

Midday Supervisor

Alison Boddy

Midday Supervisor

Emma Roberts

Midday Supervisor


 Joanne Allen

Midday Supervisor  



Adele Noble

Midday Supervisor  



Samantha Hird

Midday Supervisor   



Natasha Westlake

Midday Supervisor  

















 M&A Club (in partnership with Shade Primary School) 

"We welcome children to our safe, secure and happy environment. At our club we offer before and after school sessions and a holiday club." Natalie Naylor, Manager.


Natalie Naylor


Zoe Gallagher

Deputy Manager

Jess Walters

Duty Manager

Tina Pollard

Play Leader


Rachael Douglas

Play Leader


Kerrie Farrell

Play Leader

Nina Kirakos

Play Leader

Marie O'Connor

Play Leader

Keeping Everyone Safe

At Shade

Keeping everyone at safe in our community is the responsibility of us all.

Some of us have special jobs that help:


Mrs Boddy, our crossing patrol, helps us to cross the Rochdale Road safely.

Mrs Barnes and Mrs Battersby in our School Office check that any visitors to the school should be here, keep all our records and registers up to date and make sure the money is looked after properly.

Mr Pickering, our Site Manager, makes sure that our building and grounds are safely maintained. He keeps a watchful eye on the car park and when we have any contractors carrying out work on the site.

Mrs Sutcliffe is our Information Risk Officer, and works with everyone else to make sure that the technology we use is used safely.

Mrs Clarkson is our Senior Designated Person and has completed training in safeguarding/child protection and safer recruitment.

Miss Hirst, Miss McCracken and Miss Bellamy-Brown are also Designated Safeguarding Leaders.

Mrs Hatfield is our designated governor for safeguarding and safeguarding/child protection.

All classteachers and teaching assistants have completed safeguarding and child protection training.

Mrs Clarkson is responsible for reporting to Governors on the effectiveness of our safeguarding and child protection procedures and Governors are responsible for ensuring the school carries out its duties.