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Staff and Management

In addition to Head of School and Teaching Staff, there are two bodies responsible for the management of the school;


Mr Peter Kyles

Experienced Advanced Skills teacher specialising in Science.

Lead teachers

Mrs Cathy Shaw

Experienced Teacher,  Co Lead Teacher at Key Stage 2 (Years 5 & 6), specialising in Literacy support, Music and Languages.

Mrs Sally Kyles

Experienced Early Years Teacher, Lead Teacher at Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1.

Mrs Kate Goad

Experienced Teacher,  Lead Teacher at Key Stage 2 (Years 3 and 4)

Mrs Simone Eckley

Experienced Teacher, Co Lead Teacher at Key Stage 2 (Years 5 & 6).

Board of Trustees

Mr John Gerrish (Diocesan Education Trust), Chairman

Mrs Madeleine Spinks (Independent)

Mr Geoffrey Herdman (Independent)

The Rev. Michael Kneen (Trustee of the School building) - appointed Dec 2018


Brig. (retd) John Spackman (Independent) - retired from the Board August 2018

Mr Tom Hawksley (Church warden, Trustee of school building) - resigned from the Board April 2019

Board of Governors

Mrs Madeleine Spinks (Chairman, Community Governor)

Mrs Ellie Brown ( Vice Chairman, Community Governor)

Mr Steve Thomas (Community Governor)

Mr Peter Kyles (Principal, Staff Governor)

Mrs Jane Clarke (Staff Governor)

Mrs Sally Kyles (Foundation Governor)

Rev. Matthew Burns (Foundation Governor)

Mrs Louise Lewis (Parent Governor)

Mrs Hannah Bannister-White (Parent Governor)


Mrs Isobel Gibson (Clerk to the Governors)


Mr John Gerrish (Community Governor) - retired from the Board August 2018

Church Of England

We are  a member of the Herefordshire Diocesan Education Trust, together with all other Anglican Schools within the Herefordshire diocese.

This provides us with the support of other small schools and is useful in relation to staff training and inter-school activities. 

Specialist Teachers

Mrs Alex Bennett

Qualified teacher, specialising in Dance and PE.

Mrs Jane Clarke 

Experienced teacher, specialising in Art and Forest School.

Classroom Assistants

Mrs Sue Thomas (KS2) with Mrs Karen Hoare and Miss Thea Preece (KS1).


Volunteers:  Mrs Pat Colling and Miss Emma Brown


Office Staff

Mrs Elaine Stilwell 

School Secretary and PA to Mr Kyles


Support Staff

Mr Mike Edge  -  Site Manager/Supervisor/Sports coach

Miss Mel Nicholas  -  Cleaner/Supervisor

Mr Mark Stowell - Volunteer Rugby Coach



Private Music Tuition

Private Music Teachers are available to offer lessons in school time.

Mrs. Lorna Ruth - Woodwind/Piano


Friends of St Mary's C of E Primary School

This is a charity run by an elected committee, who hold regular meetings.  The membership is open to anyone who would like to support the school.  Friends of St Mary's aim to raise additional funds to provide extra equipment and experiences for the pupils.

Community Support

The village community has already shown enormous commitment to the school and it's role as a vital part of community life. There are a large number of volunteers who help with school.  Volunteers are involved in grounds maintenance, classroom assistance, sports and school trips.


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