Skelmanthorpe Academy

Skelmanthorpe Academy

Elm Street, Skelmanthorpe, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD8 9DZ

01484 863306



Leadership Team

Headteacher: Mrs Sarah Senior

(Designated Safeguarding Lead, Assessment, Staff Appraisal, School Governor, First Aider, Art and Design lead, Music)

Assistant Headteacher and Year 2/3 class teacher: Miss Alison Walshe

(SENDCO, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, Community Link Teacher, English Subject Leader, First Aider, School Governor) 


Teaching Team

Year 4/5 Class Teacher:  Mr Chris Booth

(Middle Leader; Maths, Science and Computing Lead, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, ECT and Student Mentor)

Year 3/4 Class Teacher: Miss Emma Hopper

( RE, PSHCE, PE lead)

Year 1/2 Class Teacher: Miss India Whitfield

(RE, PSHCE, PE, Mental health and well-being support) 

EYFS Class Teacher: Ms Jennie Dunkerley (MFL lead)

Support Staff

Mrs Sharon Rathmell   (HLTA, Senior ETA, First Aider)

Mrs Helen Smyth   (HLTA, ESA, First Aider)

Miss Melissa Scott   (Nursery Nurse, ETA, First Aider)

Mrs Julie Booth (ETA)

Mrs Candice Fisher   (ETA, First Aider)

Mrs Sharon Thorpe   (ETA, First Aider)

Miss Katie Mannifield   (ESA, SEN support, School Governor)

Mrs Laura Rowe   (Casual ESA)


Lunchtime Supervisors

Mrs Pam Preston   (Senior Lunchtime Supervisor)

Mrs Sharon Dobson   (Lunchtime Supervisor)

Miss Frances Berry (Lunchtime Supervisor)

Admin Staff

Mrs Alison Haigh   (School Business Manager, School Admissions, Website Administrator)

Miss Dianne Hardwick   (Business Support Officer)

Miss Kate Barron   (School Office Support)


Site Management

Mr Fergus Brookes   (School Caretaker)

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