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 Teacher (3 days)

Science Subject Leader


Mollie McCracken DSL

 KS2 Leader

Year 6 Teacher

RE and PSHE Subject Leader


Liv Bellamy-Brown

EYFS Leader

Reception Teacher  

Art and DT Subject Leader







Jamie Green 

Year 5 Teacher

PE Subject Leader

Gill Fogg

Year 4 Teacher

History and Geography Subject Leader

Jacob Rolfe

Year 3 Teacher

Computing Subject Leader


Ann Clough

Year 2 Teacher (2 days)

English Subject Leader

Vickky Firth

Year 1 Teacher


Jo Morris

Nursery Teacher

MFL Subject Leader 


Justine Sutcliffe

Lead Maths Practitioner

Maths Subject Leader

Computing Hardware Co-ordinator


                           Laura Ovenden

Lead English Practitioner




Nicola Barnes

School 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

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

Sue Barker

1:1 Support

Annabelle Dean

 1:1 Support 


Jan Murray

1:1 Support



 Jess Walters

1:1 Support
















Matt Pickering

Site Manager







Stephanie Gell

Dining Room Assistant

Ann-Marie Howarth

Dining Room Assistant



Karen Clare

Midday Supervisor

Alison Boddie

Midday Supervisor

Emma Roberts

Midday Supervisor






Adele Noble

Midday Supervisor





Natalie Clarkson

Swimming Teacher


Tony Thomas

Swimming Teacher

















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, Mrs Clough 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.