Caroline Poole - Headteacher
Since I completed my PGCE in 1992 I have worked in 5 different schools ranging from large schools in semi urban areas, a large inner city Infant school to smalls schools like Stanton-in-Peak. I love teaching and feel strongly that the pupils should leave our school well prepared for the next step of life in every way. I am enormously proud of Stanton-in-Peak and am grateful for all of the support we receive from our staff, parents, governors and local community.
Zoe Oldham - Assistant Headteacher
I have been teaching since 2002 and moved to Stanton-in-Peak School in 2006. Initially I worked with the youngest children in our school full time. Now one day each week I support groups of children of all ages through specific targeted teaching in the morning and then teach the Infant class in the afternoon.
Johnathon Figg - 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
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.
Hazel Prime - Teaching Assistant
As the longest serving member of staff at Stanton in Peak, I have worked in school since 1995 and seen many changes over the years. I work as a Teaching Assistant in both the Infants and the Juniors supporting individuals and groups of children.
I now work for 3 days each week and very much enjoy my days at school (and my days off!)
Grace Young - Teaching Assistant
As a past pupil of Stanton in Peak Primary School I feel a strong affection and loyalty to the school. I have worked here since 2007, first as a midday supervisor and now as a Teaching Assistant. I really enjoy the company of children and have a desire that they should also feel safe and happy in school.
Tracey Males - Teaching Assistant
I have worked in school since 2016. I work in both the Junior and Infant classrooms supporting individuals and groups of children. I enjoy working with the children very much and every day is a different experience. To support the children in their learning is a great privilege.
Sandra Rimmer - School Clerk and Clerk to Governors
I joined Stanton in Peak Primary School in September 2010 after working as Secretary/Minute Clerk to the Education Advisers/Consultants at the Local Authority. My duties in school include: finance, personnel, reception, record keeping, data collection and general office administration in the busy school office. I also undertake all aspects of administration for the Governing Body, arranging and minute taking at the Governors’ meetings throughout the year. I thoroughly enjoy my job; it is extremely interesting working in a school setting and it is certainly never boring!
Dawn Fritchley - Mid Day Supervisor & Relief Teaching Assistant
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.
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.
Jackie Piggott - School Cook
I have been the school cook at Stanton in Peak for 6 years. I very much enjoy my job and the interaction with the children.
The children always tell me that my chocolate cracknell is the best!