Primary Staff
Alice Smith School
Alice Smith School

Primary Staff

Primary Leadership Team (PLT)
Sian MAYHead of SchoolBA (Hons) Religion & Theology (University of Manchester); PGCE Secondary Religious Studies (University of Chester); FCCT (Fellowship of the Chartered College of Teaching)
Alan McCARTHYPrincipalMA Educational Leadership (University of Buckingham) ; National Professional Qualification for Headship (NQPH with National College); PGCE (Moray House, University of Edinburgh); BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies (University College Cork (UCC), Ireland) 
Helen JONESVice Principal:
Our Students
BA (Hons) English Literature and English Language; 2:1(Supplementary subject: Bibliography and Palaeography) (University of Birmingham); PGCE Primary (St Mary’s)
Jaime THISTLETONVice Principal:
Our Staff
MAEd Leadership and Management (University of Southern Queensland); BEd Primary Education (University of Southern Queensland)
Sarah SHINEVice Principal:
Learning & Innovation
BEd (Hons) The University of the West of England; MEd Exeter University; FCCT (Fellowship of the Chartered College of Teaching) Chartered College of Teaching

Assistant Principals

Lauren EBSWORTHAssistant Principal: Learning & TeachingBA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS (The Nottingham Trent University)
Nicole FERGUSONAssistant Principal: Our StudentsMA in ICT & Education (Leeds University); BA (Hons) History (University of London); QTS (Brunel University); NPQSL
Timothy BOTTOMLEYAssistant Principal: Learning & TeachingBA (First Class Honours) English Studies and Education & Human Development (Oxford Brookes University); PGCE (Oxford Brookes University)
Louise KINGAssistant Principal: LSU & EALBA (Hons) degree in History and Sociology (Queen’s University Belfast); PGCE in Primary (St Mary’s University Twickenham); Diploma in SEN; National SENCo Award

Year 2

Julie HARRISONYear Leader: Year 2 BA QTS (First Class Hons) in Primary Education with Advanced Studies of Early Years (Liverpool Hope University)
Tom YATESSubject Coach: History / Year 2 Class TeacherBA (Hons) in History (Nottingham Trent University); PGCE in Education (Primary) with QTS (The University of Derby)
Jessica McEVOYSubject Coach: Maths / Year 2 Class TeacherProfessional Graduate Certificate in Education (Bath Spa University); BA (Hons) Early Years Education (Bath Spa University)
Nicola PIRIEYear 2 Class TeacherBEd in Primary Teaching and Post Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Across the Curriculum (Aberdeen University)
Kim SLOANEYear 2 Class TeacherGraduate Teachers Programme in Years 1 - 4 (The University of Reading); BSc in Child Psychology (The Open University)

Year 3

Harriet CARUSYear Leader:
Year 3
BA in International Education (Bath Spa University); PGCE inc QTS certification (Bath Spa University)
Jessica MARTINSubject Coach: English / Year 3 Class TeacherBA (Hons) Business Studies (Staffordshire University); QTS (University of Gloucestershire)
Rachael COCKINGSubject Coach: Science / Year 3 Class TeacherBSc (Hons) Psychology (University of St Andrews); PGCE Primary with QTS (Cumbria University)
Claire McCarthyYear 3 Class TeacherMA (Hons) Geography & Education Studies (University of Cambridge, UK); PGCE in Primary Education (University of Cambridge, UK)
Canny WIJAYear 3 Class TeacherMA Education (University College London); BA (Hons) English Language & Communications (King's College London); PGCE in Early Years Teaching (University of Sunderland); PGCE (University of Nottingham) 

Year 4

Kaye MEAKINYear Leader:
Year 4
BA (Hons) in Early Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status (University of Huddersfield); National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL)
Sarah BENNETSubject Coach: PSHE / Year 4 Class TeacherBA (Hons) in Humanities (Glamorgan University), PGCE (Trinity College Carmarthen)
Katie O'HARAYear 4 Class Teacher / Eco CoordinatorBSc (Hons) Psychology (Industrial) (University of Leeds); PGDE (Teach First) in Leadership In Learning (Sheffield Hallam University)
Hope SPENSLEYYear 4 Class TeacherBA (Hons) Education Studies (York St John University); IPGCE (Keele University); CTESOL; TEFL International
Louise CREWSYear 4 Class TeacherBA (Hons) Education with QTS (Brighton University); ICT specialism - Primary Teaching

Year 5

Araba ANNOBILYear Leader: Year 5BA (Hons) English & Irish Studies (University of Liverpool); PGCE (Homerton College, University of Cambridge)
Marika MACHADOSubject Coach: Maths / Year 5 Class TeacherBA and MA in Psychology (University of Bydgoszcz); QTS, Postgraduate Certificate in Work Based Learning Studies - Primary Teaching (Masters Level) (Middlesex University)
Joshua SMITHYear 5 Class TeacherBA (Hons) in Education Studies (Bath Spa University), PGCE in Primary & Early Years (5-11) (Bath Spa University)
Jordan REDSTONEYear 5 Class TeacherBachelor of Education (Auckland University of Technology)
Rachel STORERYear 5 Class TeacherBSc (Hons) Marine Biology (University of Wales, Bangor); PGCE Primary (University of East London; QTS (GTC)

Year 6

Shaun RUSHTONYear Leader: Year 6NPQML (University College London); Master of Arts in Education (St Mary's University); BA (Hons) in History (University of Newcastle upon Tyne); QTS
Jack MARTINSubject Coach: Cross Curricular / Year 6 Class TeacherBA (Hons) in Sociology (Staffordshire University); QTS (Mid-Essex ITT GTP Scheme)
Sarah STEENSubject Coach: Design Technology / Year 6 Class TeacherBA (Hons) Archaeology of Ancient Civilisation (University of Liverpool); PGCE (Leeds Beckett University)
Heidi KIRKLANDYear 6 Class TeacherBSc in Psychology (University of Leeds), PGCE with QTS (University of Derby), MA in Education (University of Derby), Doctorate in Education, PhD (University of Leicester), Chartered Teacher Status, CTeach (Chartered College of Teaching)
Liam CONWAYYear 6 Class TeacherBA Joint Honours English & History (Newman University College), Post Graduate Diploma in Education (University of Birmingham)


Physical Education  
Danny HODNETTDirector of Sport BSc (Hons) in Sports Science (The University of Worcester); PGCE Secondary Education in Physical Education (University of Southampton)
Kathryn SHOESMITHHoD: PE (Curriculum)BA (Hons) (University of Chichester), QTS
Samuel BOTTOMHoD: Sports and ECABA (Hons) Sports Management and Coaching Studies; PGCEi (Nottingham University)
Ben ATKINSONPE TeacherBSc in Geography (Hons) (Durham); PGCE  with QTS (London)
Grace CHADWICK PE TeacherBSc Sport & Exercise Science (Leeds Metropolitan University); PGCE in PE (Staffordshire University)
Denica HOWELLWhole School Head of AquaticsMA Teaching and Learning (Anglia Ruskin University); PGCE Innovation in Education (Warwick University); BA (QTS) Physical Education (University of Chichester)
Danny ChanHead Swim CoachPost Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning - PGCTL (Taylor’s University, Malaysia); Bachelor of Arts Communication-Advertising (Charles Sturt University, Australia); Dryland Training for Swimmers of All Ages, How to Write Workouts for Age Group Swimmers, ASCA Level 1 & 2 (American Swimming Coaches Association); Teaching of Swimming and Water Safety - TSW, Towards Competitive Strokes - TCS (AUSTSWIM); SURGE Strength Dryland Certified - SSDC (SURGE Strength Academy); National Pool Lifeguard Qualification - NPLQ (The Royal Life Saving Society of UK); Bronze Medallion (The Life Saving Society of Malaysia); Access Certificate in English Language Teaching - ACE (The City and Guilds of London Institute); Certificate in TESOL (ELS Language Centres)
Hilmi Mohd IsaSwim CoachHigher National Diploma in Electronics and Electrical Engineering (HnD); Former state swimmer for Negeri Sembilan for 10 years; ASUM coaching level 1; ASUM swimming instructor; Teaching Swimming and Water Safety - TSW (AUSTSWIM); SURGE Strength Dryland Certified - SSDC (SURGE Strength Academy); National Pool Lifeguard Qualification - NPLQ (The Royal Life Saving Society of UK); Bronze Medallion - (The Life Saving Society of Malaysia)
Heldy Othman OwSwim CoachBTC SG/UK (Basic Teacher Certificate); Bronze Medallion (Life-saving Malaysia); ILS (International Lifesaving ); STA LVL 2 SG/UK (Swimming Teacher Certificate); Bronze Medallion Trainer (Life-Saving Malaysia Society); AUSTSWIM; CPR + AED Provider (National Resuscitation Council Singapore); AUSTSWIM Assessor 
Shareen PngSwim CoachSPKK Sport Science Level 1 & 2; ASA Level 1 Award in Coaching Synchronised Swimming(QCF); Degree in Computer Science majoring in Multimedia (University Putra Malaysia)
Tomos NICHOLLSHoD: MusicMA (Hons) Music (University of Oxford); PGCE International (University of Nottingham)
Charlotte LENGMusic TeacherBachelor of Music (Hons) (Goldsmiths College, University of London), PGCE International (Keele University)
Iva BORISAVLJEVIC Music Teacher Master of Music Pedagogy (University of Arts, Belgrade)
Jessica RAYNERHead of Subject: Art Bachelor of Arts (University of Auckland), Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Massey University)
Joanna ASSE DROUETHead of Dept: Languages / FrenchMA in Eng, Master in Teaching French as a foreign language; PGCE
Bibi WALKERFrenchBA (Hons) French & European Studies (Queen Mary University); PGCE in Primary Education (Goldsmith University of London)
Roslinda bt OTHMANBahasa MalaysiaDip. Professional in Early Childhood Ed. KS1-2 (University Malaya); Certificate of Islamic Study Ussuluddin and Al-Quran
Wan RASIDAHBahasa MalaysiaBA (Hons) (UKM); Dip in Ed.
Stella SONGMandarinBA in Chinese Literature (Dongbei University of Finance and Economics); Teaching Qualification: Secondary and Primary Chinese Teacher (Chinese Ministry of Education); PGCEi (Nottingham University)
Carlyn MOKMandarin / Bahasa Malaysia MEd (Deakin University); BEd (Deakin University, Burwood); Diploma of Teaching (Primary) (Victoria College)
Brenda CHONGMandarin / Bahasa Malaysia Master of Teaching & Learning (Taylor's University); Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) (The University of Manitoba); Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Nanyang Technology University); Cambridge International Diploma for Teachers and Trainers (University of Cambridge)
Learning Technology
Claire EASTERComputing SpecialistBachelor of Science (Aston University), Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Staffordshire University), QTS
Learning Support & EAL
Katherine CLARKLSU / Charity & Community Coordinator / Year 6 Challenge CoordinatorPostgraduate Certificate in Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia) - Edge Hill University; National Professional Qualification for Headship (NQPH) - National College for School Leadership; Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Primary French specialism) - University of Hull; LLB (Hons) Law and Politics - University of Hull
Claire ELLIOTLSU TeacherBSc (Hons) Natural Environmental Science (University of Sheffield, QTS (Sheffield Hallam University), PGCE (Maths Specialist Teacher, University of Derby), PGCE (SEND, University of Middlesex)
Yvette HUTTONLSU TeacherBA (Hons) History and Primary Education with QTS (Trinity and All Saints College University of Leeds)
Rebecca MORLEYLSU TeacherBA (Hons) Education Studies (Psychology) with QTS (University of Durham); National Award for SENCO (Middlesex University)
Sue-Ann TANEAL TeacherBA (Hons) in Communication - Advertising with distinction (Charles Sturt University, Australia), PGCE (University of Sunderland, UK)
Maria TOWNSENDEAL TeacherLaw LLB (Hons) (The University of Sheffield, UK); Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (The Oxford Institute of Legal Practice, UK); PGCEi (The University of Nottingham, UK); CELTA (British Council, Malaysia); TEFL (i-to-i, Brazil)
Nurul AFIQAHEAL TeacherBachelor in Education (Teaching English as a Second Language), Universiti Malaya
Nur IZWANI EAL SupportBEd (Hons) Teaching English as a Second Language (First Class) (Canterbury Christ Church University, UK); Teaching Certificate (International Languages Teacher Training Institute, KL); The EAL Academy’s English as an Additional Language (EAL) Certificate (First Class) (University of Greenwich, UK); Apple Teacher (Apple)
School Counsellor
Chris JONESSchool CounsellorBA (Hons) English/Anthropology (University of Wales); MSc in Play Therapy (University of Wales)
Dana WESTERSchool CounsellorMaster's in Special Education Teaching (Drake University, U.S.A); Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents (University of Cambridge, UK); Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy for Adults (University of East London, UK); Post Qualifying Certificate in Counselling Children and teenagers (Quality Training and University of Brighton); BACP and BABCP registered Counsellor/Psychotherapist; RNIB accredited Counsellor; BPS registered Educational Psychological Examiner; BA in TESOL and Spanish teaching (University of Northern Iowa, U.S.A)
Teacher Librarian 
Alison LYFORDTeacher LibrarianBA (Hons) Education & English Studies (University of Leeds) with QTS