• 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. 

  • Mrs Elliott

    School Business Manager

    Mrs Elliott is the School Administrator and School Business Manager and is part of the Senior Leadership Team.

    She works closely with our headteacher to make sure everyone and everything is safe and well maintained.

    Mrs Elliott is another smiley face for our parents and children in the morning.

  • Mrs Rymer

    Admin Assistant

    Mrs Rymer is our friendly face in the school office to welcome all our visitors.

    She organises all the school lunches and looks after our KS2 children at lunchtimes.


  • 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 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 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 Clune

    Class 1 and 2 Teacher

    Mrs Clune teaches one day a week in our Reception class and one day a week in Class 2.

    She is a really fun teacher - gentle and kind. 

  • Miss Harker

    Class 2 Teacher

    Miss Harker teaches our Year 1 and 2 children.

    She is really interested in languages and the environment.



  • Mr Ford

    Class 3 Teacher

    Mr Ford teaches our Year 2 and 3 children.

    He is a member of our Senior Leadership Team and has responsibility for Maths.

    Mr Ford is also our Teacher Governor.

    He loves teaching geography and sharing his knowledge of the world with the children.

  • 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.

  • Miss Randall

    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 History and always does fun topic work. 

  • Mrs Carter

    Music Teacher

    Mrs Carter is our superbly talented music teacher. 

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


  • 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 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 learning in Class 5.

    Not only is she in charge of all our first aid, Mrs Priday keeps all the staff going with her delicious cakes and treats!

    Mrs Priday has worked at Slimbridge for a long time 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

    Mr Macklin supports learning in Class 5.

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

  • Mrs Arkwell-Smyth

    Teaching Assistant

    Mrs Arkwell-Smyth supports children in Class 1 with their learning.

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




  • Miss Seager

    Teaching Assistant

    Miss Seager works in Class 2 supporting learning.

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

  • Mrs Smith

    Teaching Assistant

    Mrs Smith supports learning in Class 4.

    She knows lots of cool things about science.

  • Mrs Napier-Ford

    Teaching Assistant

    Mrs Napier-Ford helps with all the learning in Class 2.

    She is very artistic and creates fabulous displays. 

  • Mrs Wilde

    Teaching Assistant

    Mrs Wilde helps children with their learning in Class 4.

    She helps make everything fun. 



  • 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.

    Miss Messenger is always very busy organising lots of games, art and cooking activities. 




  • Mrs White

    Lunchtime Supervisor

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