• Mrs Cooke


    Mrs Cooke has been our Headteacher since January 2011.

    As well as having overall responsibility for our school, Mrs Cooke is often found teaching in different classes too.

    Mrs Cooke keeps everyone safe. 

    She is joined at school on most days by her friendly dog, Nelly. 

  • Mr Ford

    Acting Co-Head Teacher / Class 3 Teacher

    Mr Ford is our Co-Head teacher working alongside Mrs Cooke.

    He teaches in Class 3 and has responsibility for Maths.

    Mr Ford is brilliant at Geography and enjoys teaching children about the world.

     Mr Ford is also our Teacher Governor.


  • Mrs Rymer

    School Admin

    Mrs Rymer is the first person you'll see when you come in through the main entrance of our school. 

    She welcomes all our visitors with a friendly face.

    Mrs Rymer is in charge of the school admin and looks after our KS2 children at lunchtimes.


  • Mrs Napier-Ford

    Finance & HR Officer

    Mrs Napier-Ford is a new member of the office team.

    She is in charge of our finances.


  • Miss Randall

    Senior Teacher / Class 5 Teacher

    Miss Randall teaches our Year 5 and 6 children.

    She is part of the Senior Leadership Team, organises secondary transfers and oversees Science, Technology and English. Miss Randall loves reading and is always searching for great books for her class. 

  • Miss Glover

    Class 4 Teacher

    Miss Glover teaches our Year 4 and 5 children.

    As well as helping Mr Ford organise all the maths, Miss Glover teaches KS2 French.

  • Mrs Carter

    Class 3 Teacher / Music Teacher

    Mrs Carter teaches in Class 3, working alongside Mr Ford.

    She teaches music across Key Stage 2 as well as helping children learn different musical instruments such as recorder, flute, clarinet and ukulele. 


  • Mrs Toms

    Year 2 Teacher

    Mrs Toms teaches our Year 2 children.

    She runs our school council. 

  • Miss Harker

    Year 1 Teacher

    Miss Harker teaches our Year 1 children.

    She is really creative and enjoys being outdoors. 

    Miss Harker also teaches some of our children French. 



  • Mrs Clune

    Reception and Year 1 Teacher

    Mrs Clune teaches one day a week in our Reception class and one day a week in Year 1.

    She is a really fun teacher - gentle and kind. 

  • Mrs Baird

    Reception Teacher

    Mrs Baird teaches our Class 1 children.

    Reception are always extremely busy learning and Mrs Baird makes everything incredibly fun.  

    Mrs Baird looks after all our school reading books and is also responsible for English and Multicultural Awareness.

  • Mrs Malkin

    PPA Teacher

    Mrs Malkin is our PPA teacher. She teaches in Year 2 and Class 4 throughout the week.

  • Mrs Jenkins

    Little Otters Playgroup Leader

    Mrs Jenkins leads our playgroup Little Otters on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

    She also runs our Toddler group on a Tuesday morning.

    The children all know her as Jo.

  • Mrs McNamara

    SEN Coordinator

    Mrs McNamara looks after all our SEN and disadvantaged children.

    She also leads all our Outdoor Play and Learning.

    Mrs Mac is in charge of our 'Thrive' programme and spends most of her time supporting children with their social and emotional development. 

  • Mrs Davies

    Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)

    Mrs Davies works in Class 3 supporting Mr Ford and the Year 2 and 3 children. 

    She is incredibly artistic and creates brilliant classroom displays.

    Mrs D has been at Slimbridge for a long time and knows all the ins and outs of the school!

    She teaches art to Class 3, makes all the Christmas nativity costumes and is very helpful to have around. 



  • Mrs Pearce

    Teaching Assistant

    Mrs Pearce works in our Reception Class.

    She is extremely experienced and supports our youngest children to achieve their very best.


  • Mrs Priday

    Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)

    Mrs Priday supports the learning of our Year 2 children.

    She also supports our SEN children and delivers many interventions. 

    Mrs Priday keeps all the staff going with her delicious cakes and treats!

    Mrs Priday has worked at Slimbridge for a long time and is extremely experienced across all classes.

  • Miss Wilkins

    Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)

    Miss Wilkins supports the children's learning in Class 4.

    She is really good fun and makes all the children laugh.


  • Mr Macklin

    Teaching Assistant

    Mr Macklin supports learning in Class 5.

    He is a very handy person to have around when things break!

  • Mrs Smith

    Teaching Assistant

    Mrs Smith supports learning in Class 5.

    She knows lots of cool things about science.

  • Mrs Wilde

    Teaching Assistant

    Mrs Wilde helps children with their learning in Class 5.

    She helps make everything fun. 



  • Mrs Arkwell-Smyth

    Teaching Assistant

    Mrs Arkwell-Smyth supports children throughout Key Stage 1 with their learning.

    She is very creative and has a great sense of humour. 




  • Miss Seager

    Teaching Assistant

    Miss Seager works in Class 3 supporting learning.

    She also organises our fitness sessions and helps run sports teams.

  • Mrs Howard

    Teaching Assistant

    Mrs Howard can be found supporting the children in Year 1. 

  • Mrs Charnley-Heaton

    Play Assistant in Little Otters

    Mrs Charnley-Heaton works in Little Otters.

    She is really friendly and caring.

    The children know her as Caroline.

  • Mrs Smith

    Play Assistant in Little Otters

    Mrs Smith works in Little Otters with our youngest children.

    She is very friendly and makes play and learning really fun. 

    The children know Mrs Smith as Heather.


  • Mrs Chappell

    Breakfast Club, After School Club and Cleaner

    Mrs Chappell helps run our Breakfast Club (Early Birds) and After School Club (Owls).

    She is always very busy caring for our children.

    Mrs Chappell also serves all our lunches and also keeps our school clean and sparkly. 


  • Miss Messenger

    Breakfast Club, After School Club and Class Volunteer

    Miss Messenger runs our Breakfast Club (Early Birds) and After School Club (Owls).

    She also volunteers in class 3 to help all the children achieve their very best.

    As well as being in charge of all our First Aid, Miss Messenger is always very busy organising lots of games, art and fun activities. 




  • Mrs White

    Lunchtime Supervisor

    Mrs White is a Lunchtime Play Supervisor and makes sure the children stay safe on the playground.