Shade Primary School

Our Staff


Helen Clarkson



Music, MFL and RE Subject Leader



Mollie McCracken


Deputy Headteacher

Curriculum and KS2 Leader

Year 6 Class Teacher

Writing Subject Leader

PHSE Subject Leader





Liv Bellamy-Brown


EYFS and KS1 Leader

Reception Class Teacher  

Art and DT Subject Leader

Gill Fogg


Year 2 Class Teacher


IT Subject Leader








Miss Norman

Faye Norman

Year 5 Class Teacher

Geography Subject Leader


Helen Leck

Year 4 Class Teacher

Science Subject Leader

Jamie Green

Year 3 Class Teacher

PE Subject Leader


Amber Sheehan

Year 1 Class Teacher

History Subject Leader




Sarah Parker

Nursery Teacher 


Justine Sutcliffe

Math's Subject Leader

Computing Subject Leader

GDPR and IT Manager

KS2 PPA Teacher



Laura Ovenden

Reading Subject Leader


Jo Morris

Nursery Teacher



Nicola Barnes

Business Manager


Adele Battersby



Tina Pollard 

Year 6 Teaching Assistant










Danielle Wilkinson

Y3 Teaching Assistant

Rachael Douglas

Year 4 Teaching Assistant (am)

Y2 Teaching Assistant (pm)









Marie O'Connor

Support Assistant


Natasha Rennoldson

Year 2 Teaching Assistant (am)



Lucy Marshall

Year 1 Teaching Assistant


Fiona Johnston

Reception Teaching Assistant


Gillian Greenwood

Nursery Nurse


Sue Barker

Year 6 1:1 Support

Joel Brown

Year 5 1:1 Support

EYFS, KS1 and KS2 PPA Teacher

After School Sports Teacher


Jess Walters

Year 2 1:1 Support


Shirley Horsfall

Year 1 1:1 Support 





Lisa Clayton

Reception 1:1 Support



Graeme Simpson

Music Teacher

EYFS, KS1 and KS2 PPA Teacher







Steve Clarkson

Site Manager








Stephanie Gell

Dining Room Assistant

Annemarie Howarth

Dining Room Assistant




Karen Clare

Midday Supervisor

Stand Back Swimming Observer



Alison Boddy

Midday Supervisor


Emma Roberts

Midday Supervisor



 Joanne Allen

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



Zoe Gallagher

Deputy Manager

Jess Walters

Duty Manager

Tina Pollard

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:

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

Mrs Barnes and Miss 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 Clarkson 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 GDPR Manager, 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 McCracken, Miss Bellamy-Brown and Mrs Fogg are also Designated Safeguarding Leaders.

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

All class teachers 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.

Knowlwood Road, Todmorden, Lancashire OL14 7PD

01706 812913