Mrs Sonja Harrison
I take overall responsibility for the school. I am accountable for ensuring that we improve outcomes for all children and that every individual achieves their best. I look at and analyse data about the school and use this alongside feedback from stakeholders to make strategic decisions.
This includes ensuring that we spend money wisely and effectively; that we have the best staff who are continually improving their practice and teach a relevant curriculum; that children are safe and happy; that any issues are dealt with and followed up by relevant people; that the building and resources are fit for purpose; that communications with stakeholders (senior managers, pupils, parents, Governors, Local Authority, Department for Education) are timely and effective; that children have equal opportunities and that there is community cohesion.
Miss Phoebe du Parcq
Deputy Headteacher, Head of Assessment and SENCO.
I am responsible for supporting the Headteacher in achieving the best outcomes for all children. Scrutinising school data for trends on progress, I focus on how every individual is progressing in their learning and what measures / strategies we can put in place to support them to raise their achievement.
I liaise with staff and agencies e.g. the LA, education psychology, speech and language therapy and health and social care to help to remove barriers to learning. Special educational needs, (children with ‘Individual Education Plans’ and statements of SEN) and English as an Additional Language provision are all under my remit. I work with the Local Authority concerning admissions to and provision in the special needs unit.
Ms Emma Jordan
Head of Welfare / EYFS and KS1 Phase Leader/ Reception Teacher
As the Early Years and KS1 Manager it is my responsibility to have high expectations of pupil achievement throughout the phase. I support the team of staff to develop and enhance their practice and monitor, track and report upon progress, achievement and behaviour to stakeholders.
As part of my responsibility for ‘Welfare’, I take the lead in child protection and work closely with families, social services and other agencies to ensure that children are happy and safe. I also support with attendance and punctuality concerns and am available to discuss any worries parents may have or need advice on their child, family or other personal circumstances. After the class teacher, I am the second point of contact for any issues that your child may encounter in EYFS and KS1.
Mrs Simone Alexander
Head of Teaching and Learning/ KS2 Phase Leader/ Science Leader
As KS2 phase leader, I oversee provision from Years 3 to 6 supporting teaching and learning, enrichment and behaviour. As Head of Teaching and Learning, I am responsible for curriculum planning and delivery; supporting the development of staff and ensuring pupils have a wide range of opportunities in order to secure high levels of progress and achievement across the school.
As Science Leader it is my responsibility to ensure the high quality teaching of the science curriculum across the school. I seek out opportunities for children to participate in as much hands-on and investigative work as possible, supporting them in developing greater depth in their knowledge and understanding of key concepts and in developing their skills.
I also participate in school evaluation and improvement activity to ensure that children are getting the best opportunities and outcomes possible.
Mrs Alda Mendes
School Business Manager/ Finance Officer/ Attendance Officer
I am responsible for ensuring the smooth administration of the school and am the first point of contact for communications at Queen’s Manor. I manage the reception service and am the school finance officer so manage payments, transactions, record keeping and invoices. I deal with the admissions and transfer of pupils, pupil data tracking and am accountable for attendance and punctuality.
I support the senior management and leadership team and all staff in their roles providing costing, information and reports as and when necessary.
Mrs Amy Porter
I have a real passion for maths and have recently completed my Masters and I am about to embark on a PhD focussing on teaching maths in Primary schools. As the lead for maths at QM I provide direction and support for all staff to teach maths effectively. I deliver maths training and develop opportunities to share ideas with other schools. I also participate in school evaluation and improvement to ensure children are making good progress.
I also support groups of learners to consolidate and extend their learning and provide workshops for parents to see how we teach maths at QM.
Miss Emma Parker
I lead the subject of English across the school and ensure that all children are provided with a challenging, appropriate, relevant and enjoyable curriculum. A core subject, English focusses on key skills for communicating, learning and employment encompassing reading, writing, speaking and listening. I keep abreast of national directives and disseminate these to staff through professional development opportunities. I participate in school evaluation and improvement activity to ensure that children are getting the best opportunities and outcomes possible.
I also arrange fun and exciting activities for the whole school during Book Week and on World Book Day, including the travelling book fair, visiting authors and illustrators and theatre workshops.