Giffards is in the enviable position of having a large number of classroom assistants, employed throughout the school, allowing us an excellent adult to pupil ratio. Expertise is provided by visiting part time staff to assist with specialised aspects of the curriculum such as P.E., music, dance etc. We also have access to counsellors and other professionals, if you feel your child could benefit from meeting with them please do let the Inclusion Team know.
Help is also available from visiting specialists such as physiotherapists, speech therapists etc.
Please phone the office anytime if you wish to arrange an appointment with your child’s teacher or have any queries – 01375 672138. Please ask for Sue Bryant, Business Manager.
Our Team from April 2023:
Headteacher – Mrs Haslam-Davis
Assistant Headteachers – Miss James & Mrs Teager
Current Year 6 Teachers – Mrs Robbins and Miss Woodward
Current Year 5 Teachers – Mrs Marsh and Mrs Roberts
Current Year 4 Teachers – Mr Clarke and Mrs Tatnell/Mrs Hazelton
Current Year 3 Teachers – Mrs Choudhury and Miss Russell
Current Year 2 Teachers – Mrs Mclean and Miss Teager
Current Year 1 Teachers – Miss Hills and Miss Wakeham
Current Reception Teachers – Mrs Timothy and Mrs Vickers
Inclusion Manager, including all SENCo responsibilities, and person with responsibility for Looked After Children and EAL – Mrs Teager
Cover Teachers – Mrs Brooker, Mrs Owen and Mrs Lawrence
Music Teacher – Mrs Linard
Learning Mentor – Mrs Holdsworth
PE Coach – Miss Fitzpatrick
Learning Support Assistants – Mrs Bowen, Mrs Cork, Miss Dubois, Miss Ellis, Mrs Fountain, Mrs Glover, Ms Grace, Mrs Halcrow, Mrs Hatter, Mrs Higgins, Mrs Horncastle, Mrs Kercher, Mrs Lee, Mrs Lester, Mrs Maguire-Parsons, Mrs Mitchell, Mrs O’Keefe, Mrs Smith, Mrs Spencer, Mrs Westbrook and Mrs Willats.
Admin Team – Mrs Bryant (School Business Manager), Mrs Jackson, Mrs Lethby and Ms Ridgewell.
Midday Assistants – Mrs Boyce, Mrs Howe, Mrs Kemp, Mrs Livermore, Mrs Revell, Mrs Spooner.
Site Staff – Cleaning – Mrs Brodie, Mrs Leach, Mrs Smith and Mrs Tolson and caretaker, Mr Field.