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The Grove Infant and Nursery School

Achieving our potential in our creative learning community

Who's Who

The Headteacher has a team of 15 teachers and 18 support staff, some of whom work part-time and support children with special educational needs.  Early Years Practitioners work alongside the teacher at each Nursery session.

We are aware that our staff are our most valuable asset - dedicated and hardworking, they strive endlessly to improve the quality of provision for pupils at our school. 

Meet the staff at our school!

Staff 2021-22


Leadership Team

Ms Anna Archer                      Head Teacher (Designated Safeguarding Lead)

Miss Louisa Ingram                Deputy Head Teacher (Deputy Safeguarding Lead)

Mrs Michelle Read                  EYFS Leader

Mrs Sonya Parrott                   Inclusion Leader (Deputy Safeguarding Lead)


Office Staff

Mrs Diana Burdett BEM          School Secretary

Mrs Helena Hibbert                 Admin Assistant

Mrs Jemma Rankin                 Finance Assistant



Mrs Julia Turnpenny              Teacher

Mrs Jackie Littlefair                Early Years Practitioner

Mrs Aparna Sriram                 Early Years Practitioner

Mrs Jelena Tomic                   Early Years Assistant

Miss Rachel Wilding               Early Years Practitioner



Chestnut Class

Miss Tyler Holt                        Teacher

Mrs Donna Ewington              Teaching Assistant

Mrs Emma Hooper                 Learning Support Assistant

Mrs Anita Norton                     Learning Support Assistant


Lime Class

Mrs Michelle Read                  Teacher

Mrs Lorraine Robinson           Teaching Assistant

Mrs Amanda Ellison                Learning Support Assistant

Mrs Ludovica Stortini              Learning Support Assistant


Sycamore Class

Mrs Sarah Norton                   Teacher

Mrs Lorraine Allen                  Teaching Assistant

Mrs Emma Hooper                 Learning Support Assistant

Mrs Jelena Tomic                   Learning Support Assistant

Mrs Maureen Whitehead        Learning Support Assistant


Mrs Karen Reed                     EYFS Higher Level Teaching Assistant                         


Year 1

Beech Class

Mrs Natashi Deans                 Teacher

Mrs Melanie Trew                   Teaching Assistant


Maple Class

Mrs Kathy Boucher                 Teacher

Mrs Kendra Hill                       Teaching Assistant

Mrs Dawn Laporte                  Teaching Assistant

Mrs Sally Cox                          Learning Support Assistant

Mrs Ludovica Stortini              Learning Support Assistant


Willow Class

Mrs Jane Dyckhoff                  Teacher

Miss Natalie Branston             Teaching Assistant


Year 2

Ash Class

Mrs Gill Bozier                        Teacher

Mrs Arada Smith                     Teaching Assistant

Mrs Jo Murray                         Learning Support Assistant/Learning Mentor

Mrs Ludovica Stortini              Learning Support Assistant


Oak Class

Mrs Anne Robinson                Teacher

Mrs Louise Gardiner               Teaching Assistant

Mrs Dawn Laporte                  Teaching Assistant


Pine Class

Mr Carl Bridges                       Teacher

Miss Chloe McDermid             Teacher

Mrs Paola Delgado Bouza      Teaching Assistant

Mrs Anita Norton                     Learning Support Assistant


Additional teacher (infant classes)

Mrs Louisa Miles                    


Specialist Staff

Mrs Juliette Barker - Music

Mr John Delaney - Sports Coach


Additional teaching staff (cover/release)

Mrs Debbie Knight

Mrs Sara Prince

Mrs Felicity Smith


Midday Supervisory Assistants

Mrs Angela Kosky                   Lead Midday Supervisory Assistant

Mrs Julie Cullum

Mrs Sally Cunningham

Mr Joe Franklin

Miss Alana Gow

Mrs Helena Hibbert

Mrs Jo Murray

Mrs Amie Sanok

Mrs Viorica Stefan

Mrs Ludovica Stortini



Mr Ian Sparrow