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Teaching Staff

Alexia Wyer - Executive Headteacher

I started my teaching career in 2009 and have worked as a class teacher in a range of different schools, which include a large inner city Nottingham school to middle sized schools in Derbyshire and now to the beautiful village of Stanton-In-Peak. I have never, until now, found myself in such a wonderful school with such a strong sense of community. My passions are the outdoors, cycling, my family and teaching children! There is nothing quite like being part of a school community and I look forward to thriving together as a school and community.


Johnathon Figg - Deputy Headteacher and Key Stage 2 Teacher

I completed my teacher training in the summer of 2014 and feel very lucky to have started my teaching career at Stanton-in-Peak.  Living locally, I have a great appreciation of the outdoors and enjoy making the most of our beautiful surroundings.  I am a firm believer that children learn best when they feel safe and are enjoying themselves; therefore, delivering interesting and engaging lessons, which encourage the children to promote their own learning, is a key aim of mine. 


Paris Birkin - Lower Keystage 2 Teacher and SENCo 

I joined Stanton-in-Peak in 2018 after returning to the UK from volunteering and helping in schools overseas. Exploration, curiosity, questioning and risk taking are all key skills for learning, it was important to me to work in a school that shared this ethos and at Stanton I found just that. I am proud to work alongside such a dedicated and innovative team of teachers that strive to develop the whole child and we have such a wonderful, picturesque setting to do it in. 


Ben Sizer - Infant Teacher

I have been teaching at Stanton-in-Peak since completing my PGCE in 2016. I feel incredibly fortunate to be working in such a friendly, welcoming school full of dedicated staff. Without a doubt, the best part of my job is working with our fantastic children who make every day different from the last. I am determined for each child to fulfil their potential both inside and outside of the classroom, develop a passion for learning and to grow into well-rounded, happy individuals.


Marie Sutton - Teacher (Wednesday)

I decided to go into teaching when, having completed an English literature degree a few months earlier, I moved back to Derbyshire as a single parent needing a career that I could juggle alongside being a mother. I quickly fell in love with the job and often think how fortunate we are as teachers to be entrusted with the care and development of our beloved little people! I am a strong believer in championing each child as an individual, celebrating our varied strengths and differences and helping guide each pupil into a life of kindness, happiness and success beyond primary school.

Outside of teaching I am an avid reader and gym-goer having once been a personal trainer. I am a huge country music fan and am often found singing badly at live music events. 


Support Staff

Natalie Przystupa - Teaching Assistant

I am Miss Przystupa (pronounced pris-too-per, just in case any of you were wondering!). I began my journey of working in schools back in 2016, when I volunteered in the classroom at Larklands infant and nursery school in Ilkeston.  I then moved on to work at Michael House School in Shipley, Heanor, for two and a half years.  My most recent job has been as Teaching Assistant at English Martyrs Catholic Academy in Long Eaton, where I have been working for just over two years.

Some other things about me – I have a son and a daughter, I used to teach Ballet, I enjoy knitting, crochet and yoga. I am studying Aromatherapy.


Dawn Fritchley - Teaching Assistant & Play Worker

I have worked at the school as a Mid Day Supervisor since 2015.  During the last 2 years I have undertaken my teaching assistant training and have recently qualified.  I enjoy working with both the Infant and Junior children both in my role as Mid Day Supervisor and as a voluntary and relief Teaching Assistant.  I enjoy the variety each day brings in school.


Bridie Calder - Teaching Assistant & Play Worker


Chloe Grayson-Hall - School Business Officer

I joined Stanton in Peak Primary School in October 2022. My duties in school include:  finance, personnel, reception, record keeping, data collection and general office administration in the busy school office. I thoroughly enjoy my job; it is extremely interesting working in a school setting and it is certainly never boring! Alongside working at Stanton I am a dance teacher and personal trainer and run my own dance school- CJH Dance Academy- and private gym in Chesterfield. 


Ian Buckley - School Caretaker

I came to Stanton in Peak as a relief caretaker 4 years ago and was fortunate enough to be offered the job permanently. It's a great job and a pleasant and friendly environment to work in.


Sarah Jones - Play Worker


Jane Webster - Play Worker