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We are very proud of our staff here at Shirley Manor Primary Academy. They all work extremely hard to ensure that your children achieve their very best and have a happy, rewarding and memorable start to their school life. We are pleased and proud that the teachers enjoy working at Shirley Manor Primary Academy and generally stay here for a very long time. If you would like to visit the school and see any of the teachers, please speak to the school office, who will be happy to arrange an appointment.


Senior Leaders

Mrs H Lacey - Headteacher DSL

Mrs G Whitmore - Deputy Headteacher, SENDCo & Behaviour Manager 

Mrs K Webster - KS1 and EYFS Phase Leader

Mr S Bellas - KS2 Phase Leader


Teaching Staff

Miss C Wilson - Nursery and Reception Leader

Mrs K Webster  - Y1 Teacher

Mr S Bellas - Y2 Teacher

Miss Z Dickson - Y3 Teacher

Mrs S Hooper - Y4 Teacher
Mrs R Hewitt - Y5 Teacher

Mr J Oliver - Y6 Teacher


Pastoral Team

Mrs Z Cooper - Family Mentor DDSL

Mrs M Whittingham - Inclusion Manager 

Mrs A Lawton - Behaviour Assistant

Miss E Brown - Pastoral & Learning Assistant

Support Staff

Mrs H Tidswell - Nursery Nurse / Nursery

Mrs L Simpson - Early Years Practitioner 

Mrs L Rothery - Teaching Assistant KS2

Miss Kilburn -   Teaching Assistant Nursery / Reception

Mrs R Stowell - HLTA Y2

Miss S Holden - Teaching Assistant Y1

Mrs K Heyhoe - Teaching Assistant Y2

Mrs D Thomas - Cover Supervisor Y4

Miss M Connor - Teaching Assistant Y6

Miss J Dawson - Teaching Assistant Y6

Mrs A Clavin - Cover Supervisor Y6

Admin Staff
Mrs T Copley - School Business Manager
Miss D Dougan - Receptionist/Admin Assistant

Mrs D Rice- Attendance Officer

Lunchtime Staff

Miss M Connor - Senior Lunchtime Supervisor
Miss D Dougan - Lunchtime Supervisor

Mrs D Rice - Lunchtime Supervisor

Mrs D Thomas - Lunchtime Supervisor

Miss L Kilburn - Lunchtime Supervisor

Miss J Dawson - Lunchtime Supervisor


Site Staff

Mr A Deacon - Caretaker 

Kitchen Staff
Miss L Sewell - Unit Manager

Mrs L Priestley - Assistant Unit Manager

Mrs E Cranmer - Kitchen Assistant