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School Update – Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Further information about how our Trust and schools are taking necessary precautions since the outbreak of the Coronavirus, can be found in our Trust’s ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19) website section’.



The Gordon Children’s Academy Leadership Team
Mrs J Murphy Executive Headteacher
Mrs R Chetty-Marston Acting Head of School
Miss G Debnam Assistant Headteacher/SENCo
Miss H Miller Assistant Headteacher
Miss E Thornton Assistant Headteacher
Mrs N Youseman Assistant Headteacher
The Gordon Children’s Academy Extended Leadership Team
Name Role
Miss G Evans Middle Leader
Mr F McKinlay Middle Leader
Miss M Shufflebotham Middle Leader
Teaching Staff 
Name Role         Year Team
Miss G Debnam Teacher EYFS
Miss S Lenton Teacher EYFS
Miss G Evans Teacher 1
Miss S Farne Teacher 1
Mrs G Deighton Teacher 2
Miss R Lamb Teacher 2
Miss L Baker Teacher 3
Miss C Kerr Teacher 3
Miss P Wish Teacher 3
Mrs T Hyder Teacher 4
Miss G Kemp Teacher 4
Miss J Stratford Teacher 4
Miss S Swan Teacher 4
Miss L Cabrera Teacher 5
Miss S Kaur Teacher 5
Miss M Lees Teacher 5
Miss M Shufflebotham Teacher 5
Mr L Chesher Teacher 6
Mr F McKinlay Teacher 6
Miss S Odedina Teacher 6
Miss R Slattery Lead Teacher 6
Teaching Assistants 
Name Role         Year Team
Mrs B Tyler Teaching Assistant EYFS
Mrs J Clinton Teaching Assistant 1
Miss K Ong Teaching Assistant 1
Mrs J Tinsey Teaching Assistant 2
Miss A Luker Teaching Assistant 2
Mrs D Gillen Teaching Assistant 3
Mrs M Kakol Teaching Assistant 3
Miss D Turl Teaching Assistant 3
Miss S Cockerell Teaching Assistant 4
Miss T Cooper Teaching Assistant 4
Mrs S Landa Teaching Assistant 4
Mrs L Heasman Teaching Assistant 5
Mrs W Hyder Teaching Assistant 5
Mr A Dear Teaching Assistant 6
Mrs C Openshaw Teaching Assistant 6
Miss S Boswell Behaviour Support Assistant KS2
Mrs K Masters Office Manager
Miss C Akehurst Office Administrator
Miss G Groves Attendance and Admissions Officer
Mrs T Maxwell Office Administrator
Mr B Welch Office Administrator
Site Team
Mr M Fox Caretaker
Mr P Potts Caretaker
Family and Pupil Welfare
Mrs M Pace Pastoral Manager/Designated Safeguarding Lead
Midday Supervisors
Miss K Chambers Midday Supervisor – Team leader
Mr G Allen Midday Supervisor
Mrs J Baker Midday Supervisor
Mrs J Begum Midday Supervisor
Mrs C Hales Midday Supervisor
Mrs S Mahay Midday Supervisor
Mrs L Paul Midday Supervisor
Mrs B Raja Midday Supervisor
Breakfast Club Supervisors
Mrs S Mahay Breakfast Club Supervisor
Mrs C Perrin Breakfast Club Supervisor