Lichfield Down
Walnut Tree

01908 608380

Heronshaw School

Leadership Team


Melanie Saunders - Executive Head
Strategic Level, standards of education, finance, school to school support.

Jamie Ainscow - Head of School
Day to day running of the school (operational level), safeguarding, safer recruitment, health and safety, quality of teaching and learning, staff, trainee and student monitoring and development, CPD, Pupil Premium.

Jessica Elford - Assistant Head
Maths, English, Foundation and Year 1 lead, Physical Education (sports funding), pupil progress, assessment.

Madeleine Boothroyd - Assistant Head
Pupil Support Lead, SENDco, nurture, speech and language, Pupil Premium.



Class teachers



Alex Champion - Bears class
Design Technology

Kate Nichols - Lions class

Emma Ravilious - Crocodiles class
Phonics and reading


Year 1

Ursula Fleming - Pandas class

Momtaz Begum - Tigers class

Bas Ainscow - Leopards class
Art; Extra curricular activities and clubs

Jessica Elford - Leopards class


Year 2

Ian Summers

Nicole Zastron
Curriculum provision, Science, SMSC (Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural)

Natalie Guntrip
Computing, Communication (incl. social media).


Additional teaching staff (for statutory planning, preparation and assessment cover time)

Madeleine Boothroyd 

Chloe Wilson

Support staff


Jennie Smith - Office Manager
School office, main contact for school, visitors, school finance.

Marc Parker-Lynn - Caretaker
Managing school building and grounds, health and safety, security.

Penny Meehan - School Parent Liaison Officer.

Marnie Bruce - Learning Mentor

Sam Savage - HLTA

Michelle Tyler - Teaching assistant, Year 2 interventions

Lynn Funnell - Speech and language, teaching assistant

Faye Rozzier - Medical, teaching assistant, Year 1 interventions

Jody Fuller - 1:1 teaching assistant

Charlotte Thomson - 1:1 teaching assistant

Helen Pearce - Teaching assistant

Christine Collins - Breakfast club leader

Valerie Craig - Midday supervisor

Melanie - Midday supervisor