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 Head Teacher, Designated Teacher for Looked after Children, Y5 Lead & Class Teacher, ICT Subject Leader, MFL Subject Leader and Lead Person for Pupil Premium and Curriculum Development.

 

My name is Sarah Walker and I have been teaching at Sitwell Junior School for over 10 years. I am one of the Assistant Head Teachers and currently Head of Year 5. This year, I am excited to be leading on Curriculum Development; making our bespoke curriculum engaging and relevant for the children of Sitwell. Outside of school, my two children keep me busy and, amongst other things, I love going on holidays abroad 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 Teachers 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 the Year 6 Head of Year as well as being the English lead in school – a role in which I take a great deal of pleasure in. Outside of school, I love being with my two children and going places with them, which often seems to be places of a sporting interest! I also enjoy watching Rotherham United (last season was amazing), where I have my season ticket, and spending time with my family and friends.

Mrs S Walker

Assistant Head Teacher, Designated Teacher for Looked after Children, Y5 Lead & Class Teacher, ICT Subject Leader, MFL Subject Leader and Lead Person for Pupil Premium and Curriculum Development.

 

My name is Sarah Walker and I have been teaching at Sitwell Junior School for over 10 years. I am one of the Assistant Head Teachers and currently Head of Year 5. This year, I am excited to be leading on Curriculum Development; making our bespoke curriculum engaging and relevant for the children of Sitwell. Outside of school, my two children keep me busy and, amongst other things, I love going on holidays abroad 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 Teachers 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 the Year 6 Head of Year as well as being the English lead in school – a role in which I take a great deal of pleasure in. Outside of school, I love being with my two children and going places with them, which often seems to be places of a sporting interest! I also enjoy watching Rotherham United (last season was amazing), 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.

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.

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.  Currently, I teach in year 5. I am music coordinator at 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 enjoy going to the gym, socialising with friends and family and travelling the world.

Mr Z Nazir

Teacher

Hi, my name is Zubair Nazir; I joined the Sitwell team in September and now teach a Year 4 class. In school, I love to teach Maths, Art and Science. Out of school, my hobbies include: playing badminton, DIY and learning about other cultures. I am looking forward to the challenges ahead.

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 teach in year 6. 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!

Mr A Hayward-Browne

Teacher

Hi, my name is Alex. I am a Y3 class teacher, a musical theatre nerd and a sci-fi geek. I am excited to be a part of the Sitwell team and look forward to bringing even more music and drama into the lives of the children here. Outside of school I enjoy singing, playing a variety of instruments, tabletop gaming and trampling the boards with amateur musical/operatic societies in Sheffield.

Mrs K Smith

Teacher

 

Hi! My name is Katie Smith. I have worked at Sitwell Junior 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 C Hoyland

Office Administrator

 

My name is Christine Hoyland and 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 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 I really enjoy the different challenges the job brings with it. Out of school, I enjoy spending time with my children and extended 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 3 children and like to treat myself to a spot of retail therapy now and again!

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 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 S Foster

Teaching Assistant

 

My name is Susan Foster. I have worked at Sitwell Junior School for 11 years and I am currently working in year 3. 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 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.

Mrs H Dransfield

Mrs H Dransfield

Teaching Assistant

 

My name is Mrs Dransfield. I have worked at Sitwell for over 10 years. I thoroughly enjoy my job and helping the children achieve their full potential gives me tremendous job satisfaction. I also run Crafty Nature Club where the members learn about all types of nature and complete craft projects to enhance their learning. In my spare time I enjoy gardening, bird watching, DIY and drawing and painting.

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 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 special 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 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 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, 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 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.

Mrs A Fossey

Teaching Assistant

 

Hi, my name is Adele Fossey.  I have been working at Sitwell as an 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 where 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 and Rainbows to swimming and days out at the park.

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.

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 Rainbows group in Whiston.

Mrs L Mather

Mrs L Mather

Teaching Assistant

Mrs K Parker

Learning Mentor

 

Hi, I’m Kirsty Parker and I am one of the Learning Mentors.  Outside of school I love reading and spending time with my friends and family. I have two football and rugby mad daughters who keep me busy travelling far and wide in support of their pursuits.

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 R Rookes

HLTA

Hi. My name is Rebecca Rookes and I am excited to be the new HLTA at Sitwell Juniors. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, going to the cinema and going on holiday. I also love reading. I enjoy my job and working with children and especially love to helping them with their learning in order to achieve their goals.

Mrs L Briscoe

Admin Assistant

 

My name is Laura Briscoe; I have been at Sitwell Junior School on placement since September 2017 while I studied my Level 2 Teaching Assistant course. I am now employed in the office as an admin assistant and fell privileged to work with such amazing staff and parents.

I have a son that I love going on bike rides with and keeping active, as of September I will be studying my level 3 Teaching Assistant diploma alongside my placement at Sitwell in year 4.

 

Mr C Green

Site Manager

 

My name is Chris Green and 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 and 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.

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.  I 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; one of whom currently attends Sitwell.  My oldest child attends 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 over 4 years ago.  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 its 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 Teachers 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 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 3 children and like to treat myself to a spot of retail therapy now and again!

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.

Tracey Leeson

Tracey Leeson

Co-opted Governor

 

I was educated at Kimberworth Comprehensive School and RCAT. I joined the British Army as a Military Policewoman and later worked in the Special Branch of the Royal Military Police.  Whilst serving in the Army, I also studied for a BSc(Hons) degree in Psychology with the Open University. I left the Army after 22 years and, on gaining a management diploma I became a Retail Operations Manager. After graduating with a Post Graduate Diploma in Health and Safety from Leeds Beckett University, I became a Health and Safety Consultant specialising in Auditing and Investigations. I am currently completing an Advanced Professional Certificate in Investigative Practice and an Advanced Diploma in Fire, whilst also completing my Masters in Health and Safety. I am a member of the British Psychological Society, the Chartered Management Institute and the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health and am involved in networking with them.

I am a highly motivated person and an advocate of Lifelong learning. I have a keen interest in walking and travelling.  I like to keep fit and enjoy the theatre. I have two teenage sons, who both attend Winterhill School.