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The staff of Penkford school work to give each child full access to a broad and balanced curriculum, encouraging in each individual a sense of self-worth and self-esteem.

Senior Leadership Team

Ms A Kyle - Executive Headteacher

Mr D Francis - Head of School

Mrs N Laughton - Assistant Headteacher (Quality of Education)

Mrs V Leatherbarrow - Business Manager

Mr J McKune - Lead for Safeguarding and Engagement

Middle Leaders

Miss A Johnson - Director of Learning (Arts, Physical Education & Outdoor Education)

Miss F Maxwell - Director of Learning (English & Humanities)

Mrs N Nicholson - Director of Learning (KS2)


Mrs E Bainbridge - Mathematics & SEN

Mrs C Barton - Geography & Personal Social Development

Mr B Bennett - Physical Education

Mr K Bergqvist - Outdoor Education & Physical Education

Mr I Collins - Science & Forest School

Miss L Crane – History

Mr D Francis – Geography

Mrs E Edwards - KS2 Teacher

Miss A Johnson - Art & Design

Mrs N Laughton - Science & ICT

Miss F Maxwell – English

Mrs N Nicholson - KS2 Teacher

Safeguarding & Data Support Staff

Mrs H Lyons - Director of Data, Reporting & Communications

Mrs R Savage - Director of Family Support & Attendance

Mrs Y Hall - HLTA Pupil and Parent Support

Learning Mentors

Mrs K Baldwin - Learning Mentor Additional Needs

Mrs J Duffy - Learning Mentor Re-Engagement

Miss K Edwards - Learning Mentor Personal Development Behaviour and Welfare

Teaching Assistants

Mrs R Betty (Level 3) Food Technology

Mr R Fairclough (Level 3) and Behaviour Support Coordinator

Mr J Gooden (Level 3) Numeracy Coordinator

Mr K Lacey (Level 3) PE

Mr P Marsh (Level 3) Year 9

Ms A Silker (Level 3) Literacy Coordinator

Mr J Spurling (Level 3) and Science Technician

Mrs E Taylor (Level 3) Year 10

Ms N Hughes (Level 3) KS2

Admin Team

Mrs K Fisk - Administrator

Miss J Hill - Administrator

Site Team

Mrs L Atherton - Caretaker

Mrs C Anders - Senior Cleaner

Mrs M Eaton - Cleaner

Mrs C Potts - Cleaner

Ms L Jones - Cook

Mrs A Peachey - Kitchen Assistant

Penkford School. Wharf Road, Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside WA12 9XZ

Tel: 01744 678745 | Fax: 01744 678748 | Email:

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