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Our Staff

Senior Leadership Team

Headteacher – Mrs R. Farnell-Hill
Deputy Head teacher Early Years Foundation Stage & KS1 – Miss R. Hawcroft
Deputy Headteacher &  Inclusion Manager – Mrs J. McKeever
Deputy Headteacher &  KS2 Lead - Mr A. Morris
Assistant Headteacher - Mr R. Graham
School Business Manager – Miss K. Nickson


Miss R. Hawcroft – EYFS Lead
Mrs C. McDonald - EYFS Lead Teacher, Nursery
Mr T Marler- Nursery Teacher
Miss A. Whittle – Reception Teacher
Mrs A. Armstrong – Reception Teacher

Miss S. Armistead - Teaching Assistant
Miss E. Faram - Teaching Assistant
Miss R. Thomasson - Teaching Assistant

Miss T. Clarke - Teaching Assistant
Miss H. Heaps - 1:1 Teaching Assistant

Mrs M. Mitchell - Teaching Assistant

Key Stage One Team

Miss R Hawcroft– Key Stage 1 Lead
Miss V. Taylor - Year 1 Teacher
Mrs Z. Lovatt-Cooper  - Year 1 Teacher

Miss S. Timms - Year 2P Teacher
Mr M. Gardom - Year 2F Teacher and KS1  Lead

Mrs S. Gyves-Ballantyne – Teaching Assistant

Miss A Garner - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Thompson – Teaching Assistant
Mrs V. Renshaw - Teaching Assistant
Miss M. Casey - Teaching Assistant 
Mrs T. Clarke - Teaching Assistant

Lower Key Stage Two Team

Mr A Morris – Key Stage 2 Lead

Mr R Young - Year 3P Teacher
Mrs R. Doran – Year 3F Teacher
Miss L. Gaskill - Year 4P Teacher
Miss C King - Year 4F Teacher

Miss S. Bowker- Teaching Assistant
Miss N. Booth - Teaching Assistant
Mrs J. Stevenson - Teaching Assistant
Miss K. Burgess - Teaching Assistant
Mrs K Dearden -Teaching Assistant
Mr S. Whadcock - 1:1 Teaching Assistant

Mrs H Phelan - Teaching Assistant

Upper Key Stage Two Team

Mr A Morris –  Key Stage 2 Lead

Mr R. Graham - UKS2 Lead

Mrs M. Mackenzie - Year 5P Teacher
Miss L. Fagan - Year 5F Teacher
Mr G. Johnson - Year 6P Teacher
Mr R. Graham - Year 6F Teacher

Mrs P. Holland - Teaching Assistant
Miss J Taylor – Teaching Assistant
Mr S. Reece – Teaching Assistant
Miss C. Whaley - 1:1 Teaching Assistant
Miss L. Kelly -  - 1:1 Teaching Assistant

Resourced Provision Team

Mr T. Currie – Teacher
Mrs L. Heywood – Teaching Assistant
Mr J. Webster - Teaching Assistant

Administrative Team

Miss K. Nickson = School Business Manager
Mrs J. Lees
Miss J. Howell

Family Engagement Officer & Attendance Lead 

Miss J Gallimore

Special Educational Needs/Inclusion
Mrs J. McKeever - SENCo

Mrs L. Heywood - Room Therapist/Nurture Lead
Mrs T. Hardy - Speech and Language Lead
Mr S. Whadcock - Teaching Assistant, Speech and Language and Fine/Gross Motor Skills

Site Manager 

Our team is complemented by our kitchen and cleaning staff.


Pike Fold Primary School is proud to be a Mindful Employer!



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We are a mindful employer!


Pike Fold Primary School recognise that, in the UK, people experiencing mental ill health continue to report stigma and discrimination. We are committed to creating a supportive and open culture, where colleagues are able to talk about mental health.  We are also committed to ensuring that our employees feel safe in disclosing any mental health conditions and confident that they will be properly supported and offered reasonable adjustments when required.


As an employer we are committed to:

  • Providing non-judgemental and proactive support to individual staff who experience mental ill health
  • Not make assumptions that a person with a mental health condition will be more vulnerable to workplace stress or take more time off than any other employee or job applicant.
  • Showing positive and enabling attitudes to all employees and job applicants with a mental health condition. This will include positive statements in local recruitment literature.
  • Ensuring all line managers have access to information and training about managing mental health in the workplace.
  • Ensuring that all staff involved in recruitment and selection are briefed on mental health conditions and The Equality Act 2010, and given appropriate interview skills. Make it clear in any recruitment or occupational health check that people who have experienced mental ill health will not be discriminated against and that disclosure of a mental health problem will enable both employee and employer to assess and provide the right level of support or adjustment.



The Schools Mental Health Champion is


Kim Nickson – School Business Manager


Who can you speak to?



The schools Mental Health Champion is the first point of contact for all employees within Pike Fold.


However, if you feel more comfortable speaking with your line manager or another member of SLT please do so.  Line managers and SLT information is listed below:


Head Teacher – All staff

Julie McKeever – 1:1 staff and ARC staff

Andy Morris – KS2 staff

Rachael Hawcroft – KS1 & EYFS staff

Martin Gardom – KS1 staff

Rob Graham – Upper KS2 staff

Kim Nickson – All support staff including TA’s, cleaners, LO’s, ASC team, Admin team

Find Us:

Pike Fold Primary School

Old Market Street, Blackley, M9 8QP

0161 702 3669

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