A strong partnership between school staff and children’s families is key for supporting learning and helping children feel safe and happy at school. We operate an ‘open door’ policy at Christ Church and welcome parents and families into school as part of our community. There are regular opportunities for you to hear about your child’s progress and to give your views about school.
The Headteacher is available at the beginning and the end of the day at the school door for informal chats, if there is something you need to tell us. Appointments are always available should the matter need more time. Class teachers too are always happy to talk to you and will make mutually convenient appointments if you need a longer time to discuss a matter, than a quick chat after school.
When your child starts school you will be offered a Home Visit by the Red Class teacher and will be told who is working in your child’s class. As your child moves through the school you will be given opportunities to meet their new teacher. As we are a small school the staff quickly get to know every child in school and we work as a team. Each class is led by a teacher and your child will also work with teaching assistants who work with individuals and groups, as directed by the teacher.
Our current staffing structure is:
Headteacher: Mrs Tracey Cansdale
Red Class: Mrs Amy Martin (Teacher) & Mrs Mandy Thompson
Green Class: Mrs Tracey Cansdale (Teacher 3 days), Mr Calum Kennedy(Teacher 2 days) & Mrs Rachel Denholm
Yellow Class: Mrs Lindsay Douch (Teacher) & Mrs Emma Clarke
Teaching Assistants working with children with additional needs: Mrs Jeanette McLoughlin, Mrs Lucy Shires & Mrs Cathy Oakley
Staffing the School Office are Mrs Amanda Wagstaff and Mrs Jan Wells.
During lunchtime, Mrs Beverly Baker, Mrs Amanda Chatfield and Mrs Irene Toone provide care and supervision.
Mrs Eileen Law is our Cleaner-in-Charge, assisted by Mrs Jackie Thomas.
Do pop into our Reception Area and you can see our Staff Photo Board.