Senior Leadership Team (SLT)
Teachers
Support Staff
Domestic Staff
Governors

Mrs J Dawson

Head Teacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead, Assessment Leader and Teaching and Learning Leader

I began working at Sitwell Junior School in 2003. As the Head Teacher, part of my role includes being responsible for teaching, learning and assessment. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family, friends and going on holiday.

Mrs S Walker

Assistant Headteacher, Y3 Lead & Class Teacher, ICT Subject Leader, MFL Subject Leader, Lead Person for Pupil Premium & Looked After Children

My name is Sarah Walker and I have been teaching at Sitwell for over 10 years. Recently, I have been appointed as Assistant Head Teacher and Head of Year 3. Also, I am Subject Leader for ICT and Modern Foreign Languages. Amongst other things, I love going on holiday where I enjoy putting my language skills into practice!

Miss E Longstaff

Assistant Headteacher, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, Y6 Lead & Class Teacher, Staff Governor, Maths Subject Leader, Lead Person for SEN

My Name is Emma Longstaff and I have worked at Sitwell since 2009. I am one of the Assistant Head Teacher’s and my role includes being Head of Year 6, SENCO and Maths Coordinator as my main responsibilities. I am also a member of the Governing Body. In school, I enjoy Mathematics and the satisfaction solving a challenging problem can bring. Out of school, I like to relax by visiting spas to be pampered and going on holiday.

Mrs N Elliott

Y6 Class Teacher, English Subject Leader, Lead in Teaching and Learning

My name is Nicola Elliott and I began working at Sitwell in 2015. I am a Year 6 teacher as well as being the English lead in school and the lead in teaching and learning. Outside of school, I love being with my two children and going places with them. I also enjoy watching Rotherham United (last season was tough to watch), where I have my season ticket, and spending time with my family and friends.

Mrs S Walker

Assistant Headteacher, Y3 Lead & Class Teacher, ICT Subject Leader, MFL Subject Leader, Lead Person for Pupil Premium & Looked After Children

My name is Sarah Walker and I have been teaching at Sitwell for over 10 years. Recently, I have been appointed as Assistant Head Teacher and Head of Year 3. Also, I am Subject Leader for ICT and Modern Foreign Languages. Amongst other things, I love going on holiday where I enjoy putting my language skills into practice!

Miss E Longstaff

Assistant Headteacher, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, Y6 Lead & Class Teacher, Staff Governor, Maths Subject Leader, Lead Person for SEN

My Name is Emma Longstaff and I have worked at Sitwell since 2009. I am one of the Assistant Head Teacher’s and my role includes being Head of Year 6, SENCO and Maths Coordinator as my main responsibilities. I am also a member of the Governing Body. In school, I enjoy Mathematics and the satisfaction solving a challenging problem can bring. Out of school, I like to relax by visiting spas to be pampered and going on holiday.

Mrs N Elliott

Y6 Class Teacher, English Subject Leader, Lead in Teaching and Learning

My name is Nicola Elliott and I began working at Sitwell in 2015. I am a Year 6 teacher as well as being the English lead in school and the lead in teaching and learning. Outside of school, I love being with my two children and going places with them. I also enjoy watching Rotherham United (last season was tough to watch), where I have my season ticket, and spending time with my family and friends.

Mrs N Doughty

Y5 Lead & Class Teacher, Lead for Parent Engagement, Healthy Schools Co-ordinator, Lead for School Visits, History Subject Leader, Lead in the Development of Enrichment & Curriculum (Outdoors)

Hi, I’m Nicky Doughty and I have worked at Sitwell since September 2000.  I am a year 5 class teacher, as well as being the Parent Charter Champion.  I also lead on Educational Visits and Healthy Schools.  Each year I organise exciting residential visits to PGL and Whitby.  Outside school I enjoy live music and theatre, reading, holidays and spending time with my family, friends and my cats.

Miss J French

Y4 Lead & Class Teacher, P4C Subject Leader, PSHCE Subject Leader, Lead in the Promotion of British Values, Lead in the Development of Enrichment & Curriculum (Outdoors)

My name is Jasmine French and I began working at Sitwell in 2015. I am head of Year 4 and have responsibilities for P4C, PSHCE, British Values and developing our outdoor curriculum. Outside of school, I love going on holiday. My favourite destinations are Disney World in Florida and New York City.

Mrs O Nixon

Y3 Class Teacher, Lead Person for EAL, D&T Subject Leader

My name is Olivia Nixon and I began working at Sitwell in 2012. I currently teach in year 3 as part of a job share. Alongside this, I am also subject leader for both Design and Technology and English as an Additional Language. Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my son and going on holiday.

Mrs N O’Loughlin

Y3 Class Teacher

Hi, Im Nikki O’Loughlin and I’m a year 3 teacher.  I work part-time and share a class with Mrs Nixon. I have worked at Sitwell since 2014 and I can’t wait to meet my new class!   I have a beautiful little boy so like to spend my days off playing with him and riding my horse, Zak.

Miss R Evans

Hi, my name is Rachael Evans and I am a Y3 class teacher. In school, I love making learning as exciting and creative as possible and particularly enjoy teaching maths. Outside of school, I enjoy reading, playing the violin and baking for my family and friends.

Miss G Tunstall

Y4 Class Teacher, Art Subject Leader

I am excited to be starting my second year in year 4 at Sitwell Junior School, having received my PGCE from Sheffield Hallam University last year. Outside of school I love baking, going to the cinema, and I also belong to a theatre society, so I often find myself on the stage. I am really looking forward to my time at Sitwell and all the opportunities it will bring.

Miss G Ogden

Y4 Class Teacher

Hi, my name is Grace, I am from Manchester and I began working at Sitwell in 2017.  I am responsible for RE in school and really enjoy teaching sports.  Outside of school I enjoy playing rugby and rounders and even used to play for the England team.

Miss R Evans

Y5 Class Teacher, Music Subject Leader
Hi, my name is Rebecca Evans and I have been working at Sitwell since December 2014 as a Year 4 teacher. I am music coordinator within the school and enjoy playing the cello in an orchestra.
Away from school, alongside music, I also enjoy travelling, horse riding, reading and spending time with friends and family.

Miss H Sim

Y5 Class Teacher

Hi, my name is Hayley Sim. I am a new member to the Sitwell team and this year I will be teaching year 5. As I am Scottish i am looking forward to the new challenges that will be thrown upon me this year: adapting to both the English curriculum and Sitwells policies. In school I love to teach Science, PE and Maths. Outside of school I enjoying going to the gym, socialising with friends and family and travelling the world.

Mr J Berkshire

Y6 Class Teacher, Science Subject Leader

My name is Josh Berkshire and I am currently teaching in Y6. In school, I enjoy challenging maths problems and any form of grammar (I love grammar!). Outside of school, I like to keep active, visit new places and socialise with friends.

 

Mrs J Winters

Teacher

My name is Joanne Winters and I currently teach a Year 6 class. I am also the Art co-ordinator and part of the English team, with a particular focus on reading. My hobbies include reading and gardening and I enjoy spending time with my family, friends and my three cats!

Mrs K Smith

Teacher

Hi! My name is Katie Smith. I have worked at Sitwell Jnr School for 19 years both full time & part time. I teach a range of subjects to children across the year groups and really enjoy meeting so many children and working with such a dedicated team.

I have three children & love my caravan, especially taking it to a secret location in Cornwall!!

Mrs S Tabusam

Office Manager

Hi, my name is Sadia Tabusam and i’m the Office Manager at Sitwell Junior school. I have been here since November 2008 and really enjoy the different challenges the job brings with it. Out of school, I enjoy spending my time with my children and extended family.

Mrs C Hoyland

Office Administrator

My name is Christine Hoyland I have been at Sitwell juniors for 9 years I started as a teaching assistant/lunchtime supervisor and have recently moved into the office. I have had the privilege to have met and worked with some lovely parents, teachers and children who have become great friends.

Mrs S Foster

Teaching Assistant

My name is Susan Goddard. I have worked at Sitwell Junior School for 11years and I am currently working in year3. For me job satisfaction is seeing the children I interact with achieving the high standards I believe they are capable of.  Out of school I enjoy spending time with my family.

Mrs J Carl

Teaching Assistant

My name is Julie Carl. I have been a teaching assistant at Sitwell Juniors since 2005. Being able to make a difference to children’s lives is the inspiration for working at Sitwell. Outside of school I enjoy the outdoors, walking/cycling in the Peak District and spending time with my family.

Mrs L Lambert

HLTA

My name is Laura Lambert, I have been a member of the team since 2012 and I enjoy all areas of my work. I started as a teaching assistant and have now trained to become a HLTA. I am the webmaster for the school website and indulge in many geeky pursuits. I have a son called Joshua, a step-son called Nathan and a chocolate labrador called Freya who all require a lot of my attention but I wouldn’t have it any other way!

Mrs M Concannon

Teaching Assistant

My name is Mrs Concannon, I am a teaching assistant and have worked at Sitwell for 9 years. I enjoy supporting children with specials needs and I like to be creative when doing displays around school. Out of school I enjoy gardening and spending quality time with my family.

Mrs J Stainrod

HLTA / Staff Governor

My name is Julie Stainrod and I have worked at Sitwell since 2004. I love the variety my job brings on a daily basis as well as the different children I have the pleasure to work with. Being part of the Young Voices Choir is also a highlight for me! Out of school I enjoy spending time with my 2 children and like to treat myself to a spot of retail therapy now and again!

Mrs H Dransfield

Mrs H Dransfield

Teaching Assistant

My name is Mrs Dransfield and I have worked at Sitwell for over 10 years. I thoroughly enjoy my job and helping the children reach their full potential gives me tremendous job satisfaction. I also run Crafty Nature and Sewing club at lunchtimes. In my spare time I enjoy gardening, bird-watching and drawing and painting.

Mr S Cassell

HLTA, PE Co-ordinator

Hi, my name is Shaun Cassell and I have been a member of the Sitwell team since January 2015. I currently work as a HLTA and I am the PE Co-ordinator within school. I have always had a passion for sport since a young age and I aim to provide a variety of sporting opportunities for all Sitwell pupils through PE or Sports Festivals/Competitions. In my spare time, I enjoy playing football and taking part in running events, as well enjoying spending time with family and friends.

Mrs S Cowburn

Teaching Assistant

My name is Suzanne Cowburn. I have worked at Sitwell for 12 years, in all year groups, as a teaching assistant. Outside school I like reading, gardening, knitting, dressmaking and walking.

Mrs A Green

Mrs A Green

Teaching Assistant

I have worked for Sitwell Junior school for over ten years and I thoroughly enjoy my job and the daily challenges it brings with it.

Miss E Bradbury

Teaching Assistant

Hi, my name is Emma Bradbury. I am really excited to start working full time at Sitwell Junior School as a teaching assistant in Year 5. I also help in Breakfast club on Thursdays. Out of school, I enjoy singing in a Church choir and I am the leader of a Rainbow group in Whiston.

Mrs L Staveley

Teaching Assistant

My name is Louise Staveley and I started working at Sitwell in 2013. I thoroughly enjoy being in the classroom, helping the children engage and develop their learning. I am currently working in Year 5 as a Teaching Assistant. Also, I oversee lunchtime as the Senior SMSA. I have 3 fantastic kids that I love spending my spare time with.

Mrs K Parker

Learning Mentor

Hi, I’m Kirsty Parker. I am one of the Learning Mentors.  Out of school I love spending time with my family, my two daughters keep me very busy travelling to various football games and tournaments.

Mrs K Webb

Teaching Assistant

Hi, my name is Kay Webb, I’m excited to be starting my new post in year 4 as a teaching assistant.  I also work with the lunch time staff and am the school lollipop lady.

Outside of school, I have three children.  We love to spend in time in Cornwall, my favourite place!  I also love to read and to spend time with my friends and family.

Mrs Z Akhtar

Learning Mentor

My name is Yasmeen Akhtar, I am a Bi-lingual Learning Mentor and I have worked at Sitwell since 2011. I thoroughly enjoy working with children and families. Out of school hours I like to spend time with my family and friends.

Mrs T Casey

HLTA

I have worked as a TA at Sitwell since April 2015. Sitwell is a friendly, supportive school and I am delighted to be part of the team and take on a new role as HLTA. I enjoy walking to keep fit, reading and spending time with my family.

Mrs J Clarke

Teaching Assistant

My name is Jayne Clarke and I have been working at Sitwell Junior School since 2014.  I am an SMSA, breakfast club coordinator and teaching assistant and a co-opted governor.

I am married with three children and in my spare time I enjoy reading and anything to do with crafts.

Mrs A Fossey

Teaching Assistant

Hi, my name is Adele Fossey.

I have been working at Sitwell as SMSA since 2015. I have also worked as a volunteer in year 3 for a year, which I found very rewarding. I am really looking forward to starting my new role as a teaching assistant, I will be supporting children in year 3.

Outside of school I have  wonderful family and friends who keep me very busy, with activities ranging from Brownies, Rainbows to swimming  and days out at the park.

Mrs M Dear

Teaching Assistant

My name is Michelle Dear.  I have been a Teaching Assistant at Sitwell Junior School since September 2015.  I enjoy the daily challenges that arise while working with the different year groups across school.  Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends; however, my 2 football mad sons keep me busy with their hectic schedules so I don’t have much free time.

Mr C Green

Site Manager

My name is Chris Green, I am the Site Manager. I have worked at Sitwell Schools from 1996. I have enjoyed running the Football Team, and PGL visits for 10 years. Most of the children appreciate my sense of humour!! Some of the staff do as well.

I am a keen Rotherham United fan, enjoy going to the Gym, Gardening and Running. I have completed the Great North Run several times raising lots of money for many different charities.

Janet Gray

Governor

My name is Janet Gray and I became a co-opted governor at Sitwell Junior School, in February 2017. I was a key stage two teacher for twenty or more years, in another Rotherham School before I retired (early!) in 2014. I live locally.

Both our children attended Sitwell Schools and went onto Oakwood, TRC and University.

I hope I can use my education background to help the current pupils here to reach their full potential in all areas of school life and I want to support the school in whatever way I can.

Pete Sheldon

Chair/Parent Governor

I was educated in Rotherham, at Redscope Primary, Kimberworth Comprehensive and TRC. Since then I have had a 30 year career, jointly across adult learning and social care, principally within a local authority setting. I am a skilled and qualified workforce development professional who is committed to championing lifelong learning and hold a Level 7 Post Graduate Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership through the Chartered Management Institute. Recently I have taken on a temporary secondment within the Business Improvement and Intelligence team of the local authority I am employed by. This supports the business planning and development of community focussed operations and Public Health. This move will increase my knowledge and skills base further and will also prove very useful within a Governor or Trustee role.

I became a Parent Governor at Sitwell Junior School in September 2014 and have been an active part of that board, becoming Chair in 2016. Latterly I have also been part of the Strategic Resources and Finance Executive (SRFE) of the Inspire Trust.

Marion Latham

Vice Chair / Parent Governor

My name is Marion Latham and I became a parent governor just after the school converted to an Academy in 2014.

I live locally and am married with two daughters who both currently attend Sitwell, although the eldest will be leaving this year and moving on to Oakwood High School.

My career to date has been interesting and challenging. On leaving college I worked for HM Customs and Excise for a number of years before becoming a qualified Counter Fraud Investigator & Manager.  I currently work within the Criminal Justice arena. I feel that skills gained throughout my career enable me to contribute positively to the school’s Local Governing Board.

I have always supported the school as much as possible and became an active member of the ‘Friends of Sitwell’ when my eldest daughter started at Sitwell Juniors nearly 4 years ago and this is something I am still involved in and enjoy.

I applied to become a parent governor in 2014 as I wanted to be able to contribute further to the school that is providing my children with an excellent all round education.  I have learnt a lot about the education system and the school during this time and I appreciate being able to be part of a school that ensures it’s children are given every opportunity to achieve their full potential.

Miss E Longstaff

Assistant Headteacher, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, Y6 Lead & Class Teacher, Staff Governor, Maths Subject Leader, Lead Person for SEN

My Name is Emma Longstaff and I have worked at Sitwell since 2009. I am one of the Assistant Head Teacher’s and my role includes being Head of Year 6, SENCO and Maths Coordinator as my main responsibilities. I am also a member of the Governing Body. In school, I enjoy Mathematics and the satisfaction solving a challenging problem can bring. Out of school, I like to relax by visiting spas to be pampered and going on holiday.

Christine Marriott

Christine Marriott

Parent Governor

I became a Parent Governor in 2011, shortly after my older daughter started at the school in Y3.

I work full time as a manager at RMBC (previously in the NHS) as well as studying part time at Sheffield Hallam University for an MSc.  I have considerable experience in leadership, organisation management, project management, strategic planning, policy guidance and ensuring legal and statutory duties are fulfilled. These are all directly relevant to school governance.

I became a parent governor as I wanted to have an input into how the school is run and want to make sure that the children in my community receive a first class education.  For me this does not just mean academic achievement but also to make sure that they gain important social/life skills to help them achieve their full potential in all that they do.

Tracey Leeson

Tracey Leeson

Co-opted Governor

Tracey was educated at Kimberworth Comprehensive School and RCAT. She joined the British Army as a Military Policewoman and later specialised as a Detective and Scenes of Crime Officer in the Special Investigation Branch of the Royal Military Police. She rose through the ranks to become a Warrant Officer Class One. Her various roles have involved leading, directing and managing a team of detectives investigating serious and sensitive crime in Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Germany, The Balkans and the Falkland Islands. Whilst serving in the Army she also studied for a BSc(Hons) degree in Psychology with the Open University. Tracey left the Army after 22 years and on gaining a management diploma she became a Retail Operations Manager with Starbucks Coffee Company for 9 years, managing stores in Doncaster and Meadowhall. After graduating with a Post Graduate Diploma in Health and Safety from Leeds Beckett University, she became a Health and Safety Consultant with Callidus Health and Safety Ltd, currently specialising in Auditing and Investigations for Marks and Spencer. She has a number of health and safety qualifications in Fire, Asbestos and Construction and takes a sensible approach to risk management. She is currently completing an Advanced Professional Certificate in Investigative Practice and an Advanced Diploma in Fire, whilst also completing her Masters in Health and Safety. She is a member of the British Psychological Society, the Chartered Management Institute and the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health and is involved in networking with them.

Tracey is a highly motivated person who is an advocate of Lifelong learning for all and she subscribes to the need for Continuous Professional Development. She is also passionate about the education and welfare of children especially in Third World countries whom she sponsors. She is currently a Co-opted Governor with health and safety responsibilities.

Tracey has a keen interest in walking and travelling, likes to keep fit and enjoys the theatre. She has two teenage sons who both attend Winterhill School.

Mrs J Stainrod

HLTA / Staff Governor

My name is Julie Stainrod and I have worked at Sitwell since 2004. I love the variety my job brings on a daily basis as well as the different children I have the pleasure to work with. Being part of the Young Voices Choir is also a highlight for me! Out of school I enjoy spending time with my 2 children and like to treat myself to a spot of retail therapy now and again!