We are proud to be an Outstanding School!


Teaching Staff


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. 


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.


Support Staff


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!