Meet the Staff

Head Teacher

Mrs Alison Lazenby is the Head Teacher

Deputy Head Teacher / Year 6

Mrs Christine Brentnall is the Deputy Head Teacher.

Year 6

Mrs Christine Brentnall and Mrs Nicola Claydon are the Year 6 Teachers and Mrs Deborah Slater the Teaching Assistant.

Year 5

Mrs Janine Atkinson (Asst Head Teacher/SENCO) is the Year 5 Teacher, and Ms Larissa Jones is the Teaching Assistant.

Year 4

Mrs Christine Brentnall is the Year 4 Teacher and Mrs Lynn Wall and Mrs Laura McAuley are the Teaching Assistants.

Year 3

Miss Sophie Daglish is the Year 3 Teacher and Mrs Julie Cross and Mrs Kath Brown are the Teaching Assistants.

Year 2

Mr Joshua Blood is the Year 2 Teacher, Mrs Barbara Hawman, Mrs Marie Punshon and Mrs Jackie Whittaker are the Teaching Assistants.

Year 1

Mrs Angela Hilton (Asst Head Teacher) is the Year 1 Teacher, Mrs Laura Elliott is the Teaching Assistant.

Reception Class

Miss Lauren Richardson is the Foundation Stage Teacher. Miss Gemma Hodges is the Early Years Teaching Assistant.


Mrs Deborah Finch is the Lead EYFS Asst Head Teacher, Mrs Carol Morrison, Miss Meghan Whales are the EYFS Teaching Assistants and Miss Olivia Taylor-Sayers is the Nursery Apprentice. .

Support Staff

We have invaluable support staff here at Cleves Cross who are an integral part of our school team.

Mrs Pauline Foster is the Trust Business Manager, Mrs Louise Mazzey Finance Officer,   Mrs Ruth Hardy and Mrs Paula Crowe are the Administrative Assistants. Mr Graham Marshall is the School Caretaker and Mrs Margaret Hall the School Cleaner.

Lunchtime Supervisory Assistants

We have 4 Lunchtime Supervisors – Miss Emma Todd, Mrs Beverly Basham, Mrs Joanne White and Mrs Rebecca Richards.

School Lunch Team

Although technically employed by the School Meals Contractor, Taylor Shaw, our School Lunch Staff are a key part of our School Team. Mrs Alison Malkin is the Unit Manager, whilst Mrs Margaret Hall and Mrs Joanne Horner provide assistance.