Meet the Staff


Head Teacher

Mrs Christine Brentnall is the Head Teacher

Deputy Head Teacher / Year 6

Mr Jonathan Hornsby is the Deputy Head Teacher.

Year 6

Mr Josh Blood and Mr Jonathan Hornsby are the Year 6 Teachers. Mrs Deborah Garnett and Mrs Lisa Knowles are the Teaching Assistants.

Year 5

Miss Julie Tate are the Year 5 Teachers. Ms Larissa Jones is the Teaching Assistant.

Year 4

Mrs Sinead Armstrong is the Year 4 Teacher.  Mrs Jackie Whittaker is the Teaching Assistant.

Year 3

Mrs Janine Atkinson (Assistant Head Teacher/SENCO} is the Year 3 Teacher and  Mrs Kath Brown and Miss Megan Whales are the Teaching Assistants.

Year 2

Mrs Jill Stamper is the Year 2 Teacher and Mrs Marie Punshon and Miss Hughes are the Teaching Assistants.

Year 1

Miss Sophie Daglish is the Year 1 Teacher,  Mrs Beccy Richards, Miss Laura Burnikell and Miss Aislinn Paley are the Teaching Assistants.

Reception Class

Mrs Chantel Ferguson is the Foundation Stage Teacher. Miss Gemma Hodges is the Early Years Teaching Assistant.


Mrs Hannah Snowball is the Nursery teacher. Mrs Carol Tallentire, Ms. Fiona Cook and Miss Abbie Metcalfe are the Early Years Teaching Assistants and  Miss Allport is the EYFS Teaching Assistant Apprentice.

Support Staff

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

Mrs Karen Oliver,  TrustBusiness Manager, Mrs Ruth Hardy are the Administrative Assistant.  Mr Vince Carr is the Caretaker. Mrs Margaret Hall, Mrs Emma Knowles and Mrs Wan Sexton are the School Cleaners.

Lunchtime Supervisory Assistants

We have 4 Lunchtime Supervisors – Mrs Emma Knowles, Mrs Diane Podmore-Hayat, Mrs Amy Davies and Mrs Joanne White.

School Lunch Team

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.