Our Staff

Senior Staff

Mrs Midgley
Mrs S. Midgley - Head Teacher

I am very proud to be the Head teacher of Park Primary School. I have worked in a wide range of schools across the UK as my husband was in the army, we have now settled in the local area and are very happy here. Seeing the children learn new skills and over come challenges is the most rewarding part of my job. I have three young boys who keep me busy. At the weekend we enjoy trips to Bolton Woods and Wycollar.

Mrs Greenwood
Mrs G. Greenwood - Deputy Head Teacher

I have had the pleasure of working at Park since I graduated from Chester Teacher Training College. Both my children attended Park Primary and have become successful in their careers. I love my role as Deputy Head teacher and especially enjoy having the opportunity to work in all classes. I am very proud to work at Park Primary and always take an interest in the careers of past pupils. My hobbies are walking, spending time with my friends and family.

Mrs J. Slater
Mrs J. Slater - Assistant Head Teacher

I have a degree in History of Art and Architecture from Manchester University and a PGCE from The University of Cumbria with an Early Years Specialism. I am Assistant Headteacher and in 2016 I became a Leading Foundation Stage Teacher for Lancashire.  Outside school, I support Burnley Football Club, enjoy spending time with my family and friends (and pet rabbit!), and love reality TV and shoe shopping!

Mrs Ewens
Mrs A. Ewens - Assistant Head Teacher

My name is Mrs Ewens and I am an Assistant Headteacher at Park Primary School. I actually attended this school as a child and couldn’t think of anywhere better to work; I love teaching and think it a very rewarding job. I enjoy holidays away with my family and we love camping and being outdoors with our dog, Oscar. Cooking is one of my favourite hobbies and I like to experiment with lots of different ingredients; my favourite meal is Thai curry.

Mrs J. Turner
Mrs J. Turner - Assistant Head Teacher | SENDCo

Hello, I’m Mrs Turner. I have been teaching at Park for over twenty six years – I may have taught some of your parents! I have spent many years teaching in Key Stage 1 but more recently in Year 5 and 6, and now Year 3. I am also Assistant Head Teacher and SENDCo. This means I manage the Inclusion Team and Special Educational Needs at Park Primary School. I have 2 teenage boys so spend lots of time watching football and cricket. In between marking lots of books, I like to go to the gym.

Reception | Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

Mrs T. Graham
Mrs Graham - Teacher

I’m Mrs Graham and I am married with two grown up children. I have worked at Park Primary school for twenty one years. I began working in Reception class and after eight years I moved to Rainbow, working in the nurture group. I enjoy working in Key Stage 1, watching the children develop and grow. I am going to be in Reception again this year, which I look forward to. I enjoy spending time socialising with my friends and family. I love to go walking and I am a member of the local sailing club.

Miss S. Chatburn
Miss S. Chatburn - Teaching Assistant

I am Mrs Chatburn and I have worked at Park Primary for 5 years in Reception. I am a qualified TA3. I started my career as a nursery nurse and then when I had my son I moved into primary education, where I have stayed to the present day. In 2014, I became a governor and I enjoy both roles I have in school and love to see children develop through the years.

Miss Reyner - Teacher

Hello, my name is Miss Reyner and I have been teaching at Park since 2013. I began teaching in Year One and have recently moved to teaching in Reception. I love how different every day is at Park as well as watching the amazing progress that the children make as individuals. When I am not too busy with school work, I love spending time with my little girl and having lots of family days out.

Miss Barker - Teacher Assistant

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Mrs Farr - Teacher Assistant

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Year 1

Mrs L. Berry
Mrs L. Berry - Teacher

I qualified as a teacher in 1992 with a B’ED (hons) degree from Manchester Polytechnic. Shortly after I joined Park. I have spent most of my career teaching reception class and more recently Year 1. I am currently coordinator for Art and Design & Technology, subjects that I love. I enjoy bringing creativity into my teaching and into the classroom.
At the weekends I enjoy spending time with my son and new puppy who keeps me very busy.

Mrs A. Scott
Mrs A. Scott - Teaching Assistant

I have worked at Park Primary School for seven years now. Before that, I worked at another local primary school for four years. During my time here, I have worked in Reception, Years 1, 2 and 3. I was a Staff Governor for three years. In my spare time, I love to spend time with my family and go on holiday with them. I also enjoy cooking and being outside.

Miss C. Moore
Miss C. Moore - Teacher

Hi my name is Miss Moore and I have enjoyed teaching at Park Primary School for the last three years.  In total, I have been teaching for 14 years.  I can’t say which age group is my favourite because the children bring many delightful qualities and attributes to the classroom, depending on what stage they are at: there is never a dull moment in teaching and that is the reason I love it!

My favourite subjects are Literacy, Science and Art because there are so many opportunities for self-expression and creativity and the children often astound me with their amazing, individual work.

Outside of school, I enjoy spending time in the countryside, mountain biking and walking.

Mrs L. Foat
Mrs L. Foat - Teaching Assistant

Hi, I am Mrs Foat and I am a teaching assistant at Park Primary and have been for  nine years. I work in KS2 and am currently working in Year 4. I enjoy working with this age group very much.

All my own children are grown and have flown the nest so this gives me time to enjoy my hobby which is anything to do with arts and crafts such as painting pictures to knitting. Currently, I am making ribbon roses.

Year 2

Miss Warbrick - Teacher

Hi I’m Miss Warbrick, I have recently joined Park Primary after completing university at Manchester Metropolitan. When I am not at school I like to travel and love snowboarding! I am always up for a challenge, recently I have completed the Yorkshire three peaks and the Tough Mudder, and I’m hoping to do a marathon one day!

Miss S. Craig
Miss S. Craig - Teaching Assistant

Hi, I’m Miss Craig. I have worked in Early Years since 2010. My specialisms are creating a stimulating and challenging continuous provision, both indoors and outdoors. I have training in speech and language and work with children who need extra support in class. I am the deputy manager of the Out Of School Club and manage the breakfast club in school. Outside school, I enjoy spending time with my children and my rabbits!

Mrs K. Wildman
Mrs K. Wildman - Teaching Assistant

I started at Park Primary School as a voluntary helper about ten years ago. I then became a member of staff working as a Teaching Assistant in Key Stage 2. For the last four years I have worked in Key Stage 1 with both Year 1 and Year 2 children. I love working with the children and thoroughly enjoy teaching sign language at lunchtimes. I have three children who also attended Park Primary and who I am very proud of. I have recently become a grandma, and I love spending time with my beautiful grandson. At the weekend, I enjoy going to my caravan, socialising with my family and friends and walking my dog – Misty.

Mrs S. Hargreaves
Mrs S. Hargreaves - Teacher

After graduating, I was lucky enough to travel the world working for an airline. I came to Park Primary School over 20 years ago and am still thoroughly enjoying teaching here. I have taught across both Key Stages. My passion is English and I love teaching the children to write interesting stories. For relaxation, I enjoy walking, holidays and socialising with my friends.

Mrs L. Preston
Mrs L. Preston - Teaching Assistant

I’m Mrs Preston, I have worked at Park Primary for more than twenty years. I have worked across school in all years groups and currently enjoy working in KS1. I’ve done lots of craft activities for school, such as card making, cross stitching and producing creative displays. Outside school I enjoy spending time with my family and my four grandchildren.

Year 3

Mrs J. Turner
Mrs J. Turner - Teacher

Hello, I’m Mrs Turner. I have been teaching at Park for over twenty six years – I may have taught some of your parents! I have spent many years teaching in Key Stage 1 but more recently in Year 5 and 6, and now Year 3. I am also Assistant Head Teacher and SENDCo. This means I manage the Inclusion Team and Special Educational Needs at Park Primary School. I have 2 teenage boys so spend lots of time watching football and cricket. In between marking lots of books, I like to go to the gym.

Mrs Latham
Mrs J. Latham - Teaching Assistant

My connection to this school began before I was born as my granddad was the caretaker and my dad came here as a boy. I joined year 4 in 1966 before attending Park High School until 1972 when I began work for Colne Borough Council. I qualified in Business Studies before leaving in 1979 to have the first of my three children. I then studied ‘Supporting children with a Special Educational Need’ on Lancashire County Council training and have worked here since 1997.

 Mr J. Swarbrick
Mr J. Swarbrick - Teacher

Since I graduated from university in 2012 I have worked in several schools and year groups including Park Primary’s Year 6, where I aided them with the lead up to their SATs. In September 2015 I began teaching in Year 2. Within the curriculum I have personal passion for Maths, History and Art. Outside of school my main passion is cricket where I’m the captain of the 2nd XI.

Mrs C. Lucas
Mrs C. Lucas - Teaching Assistant

After qualifying with an NNEB in childcare in 1996, I have worked in secondary and primary education supporting pupils of all abilities. I love to paint and draw, and during my time at Park Primary, I have painted the various murals around school. I am a very proud mum of three, who enjoys spending time in the ‘great outdoors.’

Year 4

Mr Bunyan – Teacher

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Miss N. Bartlett
Miss N. Bartlett - Teaching Assistant

My name is Miss Bartlett and I am the teaching assistant in 4T. I have been working at Park for six years and have experience right across school. I have three children, all of whom attended Park Primary.  My eldest daughter is now a teacher and works at Nelson and Colne College. I am proud of all my children. Outside of school, I enjoy long walks in the countryside with my dog Fletcher.

Mrs F. Gaughan
Mrs F. Gaughan - Teacher

My name is Mrs Gaughan, I started working at Park Primary school in September 2015. Previously, I have taught in different schools around Lancashire. I love being a teacher and seeing children excited about their learning. I enjoy teaching all subjects but especially enjoy Maths and Writing. In my spare time I enjoy walking and spending time with my family. As a family, we enjoy travelling during the holidays.

Miss Wilkinson – Teacher

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Mr D. Strachan
Mr D. Strachan - Teaching Assistant

Hi, I’m Mr Strachan. I have been a teaching assistant for almost sixteen years with majority of those at Park Primary School. I currently work with Year 6 children and I enjoy the challenges that each day brings. Outside of work, I enjoy arts and crafts and I also fly light aircraft. I am a qualified bus driver as well as a qualified HGV driver. My philosophy in life is to spread a smile every day.

Year 5

Mr J Thompson
Mr J. Thompson - Teacher

My name is Mr Thompson and I am a class teacher as well as the PE subject leader. This is going to be my second year teaching at Park and it is one that I am really looking forward to. Away from the classroom, I enjoy socialising with friends, going to the gym and taking part in a variety of sports.

Mrs J. Beechey
Mrs J. Beechey - Teaching Assistant

I’m Mrs Beechey, I have worked at Park Primary School since 2013.   I have worked in early years, year 1, year 2 and year 3.  I have worked as Teaching Assistant in another local primary school and also in a local comprehensive high school.  Outside school, I love to spend time with my husband and three children.  I am a member of a local running club and enjoy keeping fit and active.

Mrs N. Whittaker
Miss N. Whittaker - Teaching Assistant

I have worked at Park Primary School for the last few years in a part time role as a volunteer aiding with booster Math and English groups for Year 3 and 4.I have also worked in a welfare capacity and been a Parent Governor. This year after qualifying as a Teaching Assistant I have worked in Year 2 and also have worked within Nurture and Inclusion groups. I am a mother of three children who all attended Park Primary School. My passions are reading and spending time with my family.

Mr D. Farry
Mr D. Farry - Teacher

Hi, my name is Mr Farry and I’m a Year 5 teacher.  After spending a few years at Park, I consider myself very much part of a great team in a great school.  I am now the P.E coordinator, which is great as I am a very active person and love sport.  This is reflected in my class, whereby I ensure the children receive lots of physical activity in a week.  I’m still the jovial and humorous person I was 2 years ago, simply two years older and ‘hopefully’ a little wiser!  My classroom is a relaxed environment, due to my soft and nurturing nature, and because of this children feel comfortable in their learning environment.  Away from the classroom I still exercise (I will be doing my second ‘Half Marathon’ in Manchester in October 2018) frequently in order to keep my body and mind stimulated, therefore leaving me with high energy levels for the classroom!

Mrs Barry
Mrs Barry - Teaching Assistant

Since joining Park Primary, I have worked in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Originally from Hampshire, I came to Lancashire over 25 years ago. I am currently the Year 5 Teaching Assistant. I enjoy music and cryptic crosswords. I dislike northern weather but the scenery is beautiful.

Year 6

Mrs Ewens
Mrs A. Ewens - Teacher

My name is Mrs Ewens and I am an Assistant Headteacher at Park Primary School. I actually attended this school as a child and couldn’t think of anywhere better to work; I love teaching and think it a very rewarding job. I enjoy holidays away with my family and we love camping and being outdoors with our dog, Oscar. Cooking is one of my favourite hobbies and I like to experiment with lots of different ingredients; my favourite meal is Thai curry.

Mrs Zhao - Teaching Assistant

My name is Mrs Zhao and I am the teaching assistant of class 6E. I taught English for eight years in China, and working with children has always been my passion. I take great pleasure in seeing the students in my care succeed. In my spare time, I love traveling with my family, doing snorkeling in Thailand, going ice-skating and walking in nature. I also enjoy learning about nutrition as well as computing.

Miss O'Brien - Teaching Assistant

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Mrs S. Byrom
Mrs S. Byrom - Teacher

Hi, my name is Mrs Byrom and I have taught at Park for the last fourteen years. Originally from the north-east, I graduated from the University of Hull and then worked in the insurance industry for several years. Having raised my family, I decided to follow my dream and completed my PGCE at Hope University in Liverpool. During my time at Park, I have taught across KS2. Outside of work, I enjoy swimming and walking in our beautiful countryside.

Mrs F. Mitchell - Teaching Assistant

My name is Mrs Mitchell and I am the teaching assistant in 5F. I have worked at Park Primary for eleven years in most year groups. I have just returned to work after having twins (boy & girl).

Outside of school I enjoy swimming, walking and having lots of family time. Most weekends, I travel the United Kingdom to support my husband who races formula two stock cars – the twins obviously come along too.

Inclusion Team

Mrs Turner
Mrs J. Turner - Assistant Head Teacher | SENDCo

Hello, I’m Mrs Turner. I have been teaching at Park for over twenty six years – I may have taught some of your parents! I have spent many years teaching in Key Stage 1 but more recently in Year 5 and 6, and now Year 3. I am also Assistant Head Teacher and SENDCo. This means I manage the Inclusion Team and Special Educational Needs at Park Primary School. I have 2 teenage boys so spend lots of time watching football and cricket. In between marking lots of books, I like to go to the gym.

Mrs L. Rigby
Mrs L. Rigby - Family Liaison Officer

My name is Leanne Rigby and I am the school’s Family Support Worker. I have been in post here at Park Primary since 2015, but have worked in and around Colne for six years with families. My role in school is to provide support, advice and information to the families within our school community.  I can help you with any worries that you may have in relation to your child's education, behaviour and well-being.  I am also here as someone to talk to if you need it!  I am married and have a son that I enjoy spending time with either at kick-boxing training or out walking our dog.

Mrs J Sinclair
Mrs J Sinclair - PPA and delivers Speech and Language sessions

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Mrs Sheriden
Mrs N. Sheridan - Learning Mentor, Attendance Monitor

I am the school learning mentor, my role includes removing barriers to learning, so that our pupils can achieve their full potential. I work with a range of children in school, either in 1:1 or small group sessions. I support and give them the skills they need so they are equipped with the correct behaviour for learning tools. I support pupils during transitions from KS1 – KS2 and to secondary schools. I also work closely with our families and other agencies in order to improve school attendance
I am the listening ear for our children and parents and will deal with any problems as they arise. I have been in post here at Park since 2012. I am married with two daughters and I enjoy going to the gym and walking my two dogs.

Mrs T. Graham
Mrs T. Graham HLTA Rainbow

I'm Mrs Graham and I am married with two grown up children. I have worked at Park Primary school for twenty one years. I began working in Reception class and after eight years I moved to Rainbow, working in the nurture group. I enjoy working in Key Stage 1, watching the children develop and grow. I am going to be in Reception again this year, which I look forward to. I enjoy spending time socialising with my friends and family. I love to go walking and I am a member of the local sailing club.

Miss S. Smith
Miss S. Smith - Oak Room

My name is Miss Smith and I work at Park Primary school as a teaching assistant within the inclusion unit. I live with my partner, two year old daughter and pet dog Harry. I love to spend time with my family, going on long walks and day trips.

Mr Benson

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Admin & Estates Staff

Mrs M. Slater
Mrs M. Slater - Bursar
Miss R. Whalley
Miss R. Whalley - Admin Assistant

Kitchen Team

Mrs T. Strickland
Mrs T. Strickland - School Cook
M Bond
M Bond - Kitchen Team
A. Hawkins
A. Hawkins - Kitchen Team
Z Broadbent
Z Broadbent - Kitchen Team
L Brown
L Brown - Kitchen Team

Welfare Staff

Mrs M. Kendall
Mrs M. Kendall - Mid-day Supervisor
Miss A. Crabtree
Miss A. Crabtree - Welfare
Mrs T. Taylor
Mrs T. Taylor - Welfare
Mrs S. Burke
Mrs S. Burke - Welfare
Mrs L. Colbeck
Mrs L. Colbeck - Welfare
Mrs K. Knight
Mrs K. Knight - Welfare
Mrs C. Petty
Mrs C. Petty - Welfare
Miss R. Aspinall
Miss R. Aspinall - Welfare
Miss M. Kendall
Miss M. Kendall - Welfare
Miss L. Smith
Miss L. Smith - Welfare
Miss C. Duffy
Miss C. Duffy - Welfare
Miss A. Robinson
Miss A. Robinson - Welfare

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