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School staff

Senior Leadership Team

 
 Mr S Marsden

Mr S Marsden
Headteacher

  • I have the privilege to work with so many special people within the Battling Brook community - wonderful children, super staff and caring, supportive families.
  • My favourite band is Radiohead - Thom Yorke is a genius!
  • I love playing football (when I am not injured!) and I am captain and sweeper of a team based in Coventry.
 Mrs L Mathie

 Mrs L Mathie
Deputy Headteacher 

  • I live at home with my husband Chris and our two beautiful daughters, Savannah and Scarlett.
  • I have been teaching at Battling Brook since 2003.
  • I love Revels.

 Mrs F Bourne

Mrs F Bourne
School Business Manager 

  • I would love to see a whale in the wild.
  • I love to watch the seasons change.
  • My family and friends are the most important aspects of my life.
 Mrs L Burnett

Mrs L Burnett
Foundation Stage Phase Leader

  • I am almost as old as the school (well sometimes it feels that way!).
  • I am married with two grown up children, two grandchildren and a dog called Sid.
  • I enjoy gardening and holidays in the sun.
 Mrs L Williams

Mrs L Prince
Years 1 & 2 Phase Leader

  • I love spending time with my little girl Amelia.
  • My favourite thing to do is  reading a good book in a nice deep bath.
  • I love chocolate. A lot!
 Miss C Smith

Miss C Smith
Years 3 & 4 Phase Leader

  • I enjoy running
  • Holidays make me happy - especially to hot, sunny countries
  • I'm a sleepaholic! Less than 8 hours makes me grumpy.
 Mrs Jastzrebski

Mrs S Jastrzebski
Years 5 & 6 Phase Leader

  • I could not live without my hair straighteners, my Leicester City season ticket and Diet Coke!
  • My lifetime ambition would be to read the classified football results.
  • I don't understand the point of ironing and Formula 1!

 

Teaching staff
(in alphabetical order by last name)

 
Miss L Aldridge

Miss L Aldridge

  • I have a black labrador called Kayla who loves to swim!
  • I enjoy playing hockey every saturday for the Atherstone Adders.
  • I love visiting the Lake District.
Miss V Wyatt

Mrs V Barlow

  • I have lots of pets including a dog, two cats and tropical fish!
  • I like going on holiday and reading books in the sunshine.
  • I love cake and chocolate
Mrs F Burnett

Mrs F Burnett

  • I am a bit of a dare-devil.  Over the years, I have done scuba-diving, white-water rafting, gliding, parachuting, parascending and paragliding.
  • I love Galaxy chocolate!
  • I adore travelling. I have inter-railed around Europe, visited many cities in America, Australia and New Zealand.
Mrs L Burnett

Mrs L Burnett

  • I am almost as old as the school (well sometimes it feels that way!).
  • I am married with two grown up children, two grandchildren and a dog called Sid.
  • I enjoy gardening and holidays in the sun.

Mr A Coleman

  • I like to run and race long distances
  • I walk on my hands across school fields!
  • Music is a passion of mine and I play the trumpet

 N Day

Mrs N Day

  • I have a mental dog called Amber and 4 fiesty chickens.
  • My favourite colour is green.
  • My favourite thing in the world is chocolate.

   Mr A Fellows

Mr A Fellows

  • I love Wolves Speedway
  • I support Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • My hobby is long distance running and I have done a marathon and a 40 mile run!!!
Mrs A Halkett

Mrs A Halkett

  • I love eating out, shopping, spending time with friends and family, travelling and reading.
  • I would love to own an Aston Martin.
  • My ambition is to tick off every location in my "1,000 places to see before you die" book.

Mrs J Hamer-Hodges

  • I live with my husband and two boys.
  • I enjoy swimming.
  • I love baking and chocolate.
Miss S Hancock

Miss S Hancock

  • Every chance I get, I talk about food!
  • My favourite colour is teal (greeny/blue).
  • I enjoy reading on my e-reader
Miss J Taylor

Mrs J Handisides

  • I love handbags, I have too many to count!
  • My favourite colour is pink
  • I HATE snakes

Miss C Goodhead

Mrs C Harrison

  • I am a shopaholic!
  • I would love to own a fast black sports car!
  • I enjoy spending time at home and relaxing.
Mrs S Imber

Mrs S Imber

  • I love spending time at home with Ollie and chatterbox Fin.
  • I have an extremely unfriendly black cat called Monkey.
  • My favourite bands are Fightstar, Paramore and Finch.
Mrs Jastrzebski

Mrs S Jastrzebski

  • I could not live without my hair straighteners, my Leicester City season ticket and Diet Coke!
  • My lifetime ambition would be to read the classified football results.
  • I don't understand the point of ironing and Formula 1!
Miss l Jenkinson

Miss L Jenkinson

  • I love sport, my favourite is netball.
  • I enjoy going to the cinema with friends.
  • I look forward to the challenges that each new year brings.
 

Mrs K Leedham

  • My favourite colour is purple.
  • I especially enjoy teaching literacy.
  • I have a black labrador named Archie.
Mrs L Mathie

Mrs L Mathie

  • I live at home with my husband Chris and our two beautiful daughters, Savannah and Scarlett.
  • I have been teaching at Battling Brook since 2003.
  • I love Revels!
Mr S Marsden

Mr M Marsden

  • I have the privilege to work with so many special people within the Battling Brook community - wonderful children, super staff and caring, supportive families.
  • My favourite band is Radiohead - Thom Yorke is a genius!
  • I love playing football (when I am not injured!) and I am captain and sweeper of a team based in Coventry.
Mrs M Mangar

Mrs M Mangar

  • I love sugary treats like cakes and chocolate!
  • I love travelling to exotic places around the world
  • I enjoy watching musicals on stage.

Mrs H Nagorski

  • I love shopping
  • My favourite foods are chocolate and cake
  • I love reading and watching movies

Mrs M Nicholson

  • I love travelling and went back packing when I was younger
  • I adore long walks by the coast
  • I love to dance!

Mrs L Orves

  • I like sport, especially running & cycling
  • I love travelling, trying new food is the best part
  • I have lost count of the number of shoes I own!
Miss N Reeve

Miss N Reeve

  • I have a mischievous cat called Phobo
  • I love to sing silly songs
  • I don't like peas - they are yucky!
Ms L Williams

Mrs L Prince

  • I love spending time with my little girl Amelia.
  • My favourite thing to do is  reading a good book in a nice deep bath.
  • I love chocolate. A lot!

   Miss C Smith

Miss C Smith

  • I enjoy running
  • Holidays make me happy - especially to hot, sunny countries
  • I'm a sleepaholic! Less than 8 hours makes me grumpy.

Miss R Furze

  • I love rock climbing
  • I am half Swiss
  • I enjoy listening to and playing music
Miss S Wells

Miss S Wells

  • My favourite food is Roast Chicken
  • I support Arsenal!
  • I enjoy running

 

Pre-school staff - Little Battlers

 
 J Williscroft

Mrs J Williscroft - Pre-school Manager

  • I am mum to two grown up children.
  • I love dogs.
  • I enjoy watching "chick flicks".
 E Jackson

Mrs E Jackson

  • I am mum to William and Grace.
  • I have a Jack Russell called Amos.
  • I love watching a good film with a big bowl of popcorn!
 Mrs T Mason

Mrs T Mason - Deputy Manager/SENCo

  • I am mum to two lovely teenagers.
  • I have two dogs and two cats.
  • I am busy, busy, busy!
 Z Smith

Mrs Z Smith

  • I have two fabulous children and a fantastic husband.
  • I have climbed Mount Snowdon.
  • I work at a brilliant Pre-school.
 T Ward

Mrs T Ward

  • I am mum to two teenage girls.
  • I love to cook and go on country walks.
  • I enjoy reading a good book.
 B Woods

Mrs B Woods

  • I am mum to Owen.
  • I enjoy card making.
  • I am team Edward!

 

 

Office-based staff
(in alphabetical order by last name)

 
Fay Bourne

Mrs F Bourne

  • I would love to see a whale in the wild.
  • I love to watch the seasons change.
  • My family and friends are the most important aspects of my life!

Mrs T Bruce 

  • I love spending time with my grown up children, Jacob, Jared and Hetty.
  • I enjoy holidays, eating out, shopping and gardening
  • I live with my daughter Hetty and her hyper, crazy dog Archie!
Mrs D Cotterill

Mrs D Cotterill

  • I live at home with my husband and a rescue puppy called Harley.  I have two children that are both grown up.
  • I love working in the office at Battling Brook and seeing all of your happy faces.
  • I enjoy going for long walks and having long holidays!
Mrs V Cropper

Mrs V Cropper

  • I live at home with my husband, my two beautiful daughters, Isabel and Molly, and my two cats.
  • My favourite music is Take That!
  • I love Italian and Indian food.
Mrs A Radford

Mrs A Radford - Care Advisor

  • I love shopping for shoes and clothes.
  • I love eating out (I hate cooking!).
  • My favourite music is Muse, Kings of Leon, Killers and Led Zepplin!

 

 

 

Support staff
(in alphabetical order by last name)

 
Mrs M Arnold

Mrs M Arnold

  • I live with my husband and two children
  • I have a dog called Benji
  • I love shopping
Mrs M Aspley

Mrs M Aspley 

  • I live at home with my husband John and my two daughters, Laura and Sarah, and my little dog Billy.
  • My hobbies are swimming and retail therapy.
  • I love my job and find it very rewarding!
Mrs K Bartlam

Mrs K Bartlam 

  • I am an identical twin to Mrs Godfrey
  • I am married with two children, Nicolle and Alex
  • I enjoy running, eating chocolate and working in the Foundation Stage.
 

Miss J Carnall

  • I lived in Spain for 2 years
  • I can do something unusual with my lips
  • I can balance Maltesers on my nose!

Mrs H Cassidy

  • I live at home with my husband and 2 children
  • I have a pet hamster called Splat!
  • I really enjoy baking bread and cakes.
Mrs L Corkill

Mrs L Corkhill 

  • I love reading
  • My hobby is cross stitch
  • I enjoy going for long walks
Mrs A Corns

Mrs A Corns

  • I love to travel
  • I enjoy reading crime stories
  • I like gardening
Mrs H Cowan

Mrs H Cowan

  • I am married to mark and have four lovely children, Nadine, Allison, matthew and Stuart.
  • I enjoy painting at the school
  • My hobbies are crochet and knitting
Mrs M Crooks

Mrs M Crooks

  • I am a singer in a jazz band.
  • I love hot and spicy food.
  • I lead a gospel choir.
Mrs Y Daniel

Mrs Y Daniel 

  • I am married with three children
  • Our family pets are a cat, 5 chickens, 2 lizards, a chameleon and lots of fish.
  • I like to relax with a good book and lots of chocolate1

Miss J Dennis

  • I have been a Ballroom and Latin Dancer since the age of 5 and was British Champion in 2009!
  • My parents own a house in Cyprus, so I enjoy going on holiday there.
  • I love shopping, animals and of course teaching!

Mrs A Fellows

  • I am a mother to two lovely children.
  • I like reading and speedway.
  • I love watching crime movies.
Mrs J Glover

Mrs J Glover 

  • I live at home with my husband and three beautiful girls.
  • I love working at Battling Brook.
  • I love watching football and support Chelsea (Champions!).
Mrs J Godfrey

Mrs J Godfrey

  • I am a twin with Mrs Bartlam
  • I am married with three sons
  • I love art!
 Mr P Hedley

Mr P Hedley - Premises Officer

  • My favourite food is curry
  • I love looking after the Battling Brook chucks
  • I enjoy fishing.

Miss A Hextall

  • I enjoy Karate
  • I love spending time with my three children and two dogs
  • Chocolate is the best thing EVER!
Mrs J Hopewell

Mrs J Hopewell 

  • I love going on holiday
  • My favourite food is chocolate
  • I enjoy going shopping.

Mrs D Hurst

  • I am married to Jim and have two boys
  • I support Leicester City
  • I love chocolate and pizza

Mrs J Kirby

  • I love spending time with my husband and two children
  • In my spare time, I like to do muddy obstacle race runs and half marathons.  One day I'd like to do the London Marathon.
  • I also teach swimming.
Mrs N Mann

Mrs N Mann 

  • I have two children, 1 son and 1 daughter
  • I enjoy walking and cycling
  • My favourite food is chinese and chocolate.
Mr S Martin

Mr S Martin 

  • I am a fabulous golfer!
  • Everybody loves me!
  • I am very modest!
Mrs C Newton

Miss C Newton 

  • I enjoy going out and socialising
  • I like walking with my two children and my dog
  • I love foreign travel
Mrs N Owens

Mrs N Owens

  • I am married to jamie and have 3 wonderful daughters
  • My favourite music is Take That!
  • I love the X Factor and I am team Edward!
 Mrs J Parton

Mrs J Parton

  • I have two children and four grandchildren
  • I enjoy line dancing and keep fit
  • I like gardening.
Mrs E Phillips

Mrs E Phillips 

  • I love to paint and draw
  • I enjoy eating chocolate
  • I live at home with my husband, my two children and my dog called Bleu.
Mrs S Simpson

Mrs S Simpson 

  • I am married to Mark with two lovely grown up daughters, Gemma and Hannah.
  • I love shopping and fashion.
  • I enjoy DIY and making my own soft furnishings


Mrs S Snape

  • I live at home with my husband and four boys
  • I am a qualified Florist
  • I love cake!!!

Mrs E Spradbury

  • I am a classically trained singer and I sang at The Royal Albert Hall.
  • I have a cat called Millie.
  • I love my job!
Mrs K Vaughn-Prosser

Mrs K Vaughan-Prosser

  • I love crisps, ready salted are my favourite
  • I hate the long, cold winter
  • I love taking my dog, Max, for walks.

Mr R Walsh

  • I have a pet monkey
  • I love Manchester United
  • My Superhero strength is mind control

Mrs J Walker 

  • I live at home with my husband and my two girls.
  • I used to live in Canada.
  • My favourite holiday destination is visiting Mickey Mouse.
Mrs A walkely

Mrs A Walkley 

  • My favourite things are singing in a gospel choir, swimming, holidays and cycling.
  • My favourite foods are cheesy chips, chocolate and ketchup (not together!)
  • I can perform major gymnastics feats ie cartwheels and headstands!
Mrs K Webster

Ms K Webster

  • I am happily married with 4 great kids
  • I enjoy going on holidays, especially abroad where it's nice and hot!
  • I have a staffy dog who is very loving and likes a lot of fuss.
Mrs J White

Mrs J White 

  • I have three grown up children and three grandchildren.
  • I enjoy walking and line dancing.
  • I love to go on cruising holidays around the world.
Mrs S Wightman

Ms S Wightman

  • I live with my 2 daughters.
  • I enjoy shopping, going to the theatre and cinema.
  • I play badminton and like going out for meals with my friends.

Mr M Wileman

  • I was a pupil at Battling Brook.
  • I'm always carrying around some gadget.
  • At lunchtimes, I run an animation club.
Mrs G Wood

Mrs G Wood 

  • I have been married for 34 year and have a grown up Son and Daughter who used to attend Battling Brook
  • I started working at Battling Brook in 1995 after working as a volunteer for 6 years.
  • My hobbies are knitting, card making and gardening.