St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School

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Who's who

Come and meet the staff at our school!
St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School
We are a one form entry primary school. Each class has a Learning Team which includes a teacher and Learning Support Assistant (LSAs).  LSAs including Higher Level Teaching Assistants are also used throughout the key stages to support different aspects of learning including precision teaching and specific interventions.
We are a happy and caring team. We believe that our children need to feel listened to as well as challenged and excited by their learning.
We have an open door policy for all our families.
Our teaching staff are all employed across the federation, meaning that staff work together across the federation and may be based in either school or both when needed.


St Thomas Staff 

Headteacher - Mrs Maggie Sanderson

Senior Teacher / Reception Teacher- Mr Peter Booth

St Thomas' SENDCo - Ms Jacqui Barnden

School Business Manager - Mrs Janey Chadwick

School Site Manager - Mr Jeremy Fry

School Administrator - Mrs Jan Templeton

Federation Finance Manager - Mrs Debbie Purdue


Reception Learning team -  Mr Peter Booth with Mrs Katrina Gibson & Mrs Carol Reading

Year 1 Learning team - Mrs Rachel McCraith, Mrs Linzy Ellis with Miss Snook & Mrs Rachel Wallace

Year 2 Learning team - Mrs Liz Cruxon with Mrs Vida Patey

Year 3 Learning team - Mrs Louise Kitteridge, Mrs Patsy Mauri with Mrs Vanessa Corbett 

Year 4 Learning team - Miss James with Mrs Sarah Adkinson

Year 5  Learning team - Mr Nick Young, Mrs Vanessa Booth with Mrs Rebecca Mimms

Year 6 Learning team- Miss Kate Bakewell, Mrs Booth with Miss Vicki Patterson and  Mrs Tillie Dickson

SEND Learning support - Mrs Tracy Barber, Mrs Sarah Coward, Mrs Tracy Haggerty,  Mrs Cat Stichbury

ELSA Mrs Claire Rippon


Tommy's Breakfast & Afterschool Club Leader - Mrs Carol Reading 


School Cleaners - Mrs Rhiannon Edwards & Mrs Ana Jones