Our dedicated teaching and support teams are at the heart of our school's success
Meet The Senior Leadership Team
Senior Leadership Team
After 34 hardworking and wonderful years at Franche Primary, Mrs Val Weddell Hall has retired; she will be sadly missed by staff, parents and pupils!
Mr Dominic Simpson and Mrs Lizzie Dixon are currently Acting Headteachers.
They are joined on the Senior Leadership Team by Assistant Heads Sadie Holloway and Emma Running, Safeguarding Lead Liz Packwood and Creative Curriculum Leader Katie Sinclair.
EARLY YEARS (Nursery, Reception, Year 1)
Teachers Mrs Dixon, Mrs Jew and Mrs Packwood;
Higher Level Teaching Assistant Mrs Bulmer;
Teaching Assistants: Miss Rowles, Miss Brookes, Mrs Coombes, Miss Cox, Miss Lester, Mrs Smith, Miss Southall, Miss Carter, Mrs Coleman, Miss Moore, Mrs Phillips & Mrs Laluk.
Head of Year Mrs Holloway (RHF); class teachers Mrs Didlick (RD); Miss Le Besque (RLB) Miss Jackson (RD) and Mrs Falconer (RHF)
Teaching Assistants Mrs Weaver, Mrs Abbott, Mrs Machin, Miss Wrench, Mrs Bowen, Miss Lenton & Miss Day
Head of Year Mrs Haynes (1H); class teachers Mrs Lewis (1L); Mrs Butcher (1C) and Miss Cross (1C)
Teaching assistants Mrs J Goodyear, Miss R Running, Miss J Murray and Miss I Caleb
MIDDLE YEARS (Years 2, 3 & 4)
Head of Year Mr Preston (2P); class teachers Mrs Wilson (2W); Miss Davies (2D) and Miss Hammond (2D)
Teaching assistants Mrs Murdoch, Mrs Hammonds, Miss Pritchard, Mrs Andrews and Mrs Gallacher
Head of Year Miss Cole (3C); class teachers Mr Dibble (3D) Mrs Chawro (3LC) and Miss Taylorson
Teaching assistants; Mrs Stampe, Ms Derrick, Mrs Curtis, Miss Trigg and Mrs Allen.
Head of Year Mrs Smith (4S); class teachers; Miss Bridgewater (4B), Mrs E vans & Mrs Price (4EP) and Mrs Barnett currently Mrs Small (4LB)
Teaching assistants Mrs Russell, Mrs Banner, Mr Smith, Mrs Wright and Mrs Allen
UPPER YEARS (Years 5 & 6)
Heads of Year Mrs Running (5R) and Class teachers Mrs Mason & Mr Amena (5AM) Mrs Coffey (5C) and Miss Chadderton (5C);
Teaching assistants Miss Powell, Mrs Cullen, Mrs Phillips, Miss Davies and Mrs Plant
Head of Year Mr Philpotts (6P); class teachers Mrs Greene (6G); Mr Fountain (6F) and Mrs Fassnidge (6F)
Teaching assistants Mrs Jay, Mrs Brennan, Miss Roberts, Mrs McGowan and Ms Person
Speech & language team
Forest School Leader- Mr D Gauden & Miss H Escott
Music- Mrs R Thomas & Mrs L Gudger
Thrive Programme- Mrs J Plant & Mr D Simpson
PE and Competitive Games-Mrs C Goddard, Mrs Williams and Mr White
Swimming Teacher- Mrs D Jackson
Office Manager Jemma Jones; Administrators Alison Funnell & Kate McCarthy; Receptionist Kay Scampton (Lindsay Arnold ML); lettings coordinator Diane Jackson; Clerk to the Governors Sandra Aldridge; Extended Services Sam Howard, SEND Administrator Sam Taylor, Safeguarding Administrator Amanda Crummey, Attendance Administrator Anne Aikman and Admin Apprentice Amy Botfield
Catering manager Mrs Jackie James and Kitchen Assistants; Denise Boraston, Mary Wilkes, Juliet Schofield, Juliet Watts and Ihesha Swalwell.
Caretakers Mike Clarke, Marcus Powell and Neville Rutter