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, Senior Mental Health Lead, School Governor, First Aider, Geography, History and Music lead)


Assistant Headteacher and Year 5 :  Mr Mark Wadsworth

(Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, Early Careers Mentor, Student Mentor, Website Administrator Maths, Science, Computing, Design Technology Lead)

Mrs Alison Haigh 

 (School Business Manager, School Admissions, EVC, EVOLVE Lead and First Aider)


Teaching Team

Senior Lead Teacher and Year 2/3 Class Teacher: Miss Emma Hopper

(Middle Leader; Writing, Reading, Phonics lead, PE lead, RE Lead and Art and Design Lead)

Year 4 Class Teacher: Miss Rebecca Pearson 

(Early Career Teacher)

Year 1/2 Class Teacher: Mrs Lorna Bailey-Mathias 

(Early Career Teacher)

EYFS  Class Teacher: Miss Jessica Maynard 

(Early Career Teacher)

Support Staff

Mrs Sharon Rathmell   (Cover Supervisor)

Miss Rebecca Brooks (Cover Supervisor)

Mrs Helen Smyth   (Nursery Nurse, First Aider)

Miss Melissa Scott   (Nursery Nurse, First Aider)

Mrs Julie Booth (ETA)

Mrs Candice Fisher   (ETA, First Aider)

Mrs Sharon Thorpe   (ETA, First Aider)

Mrs Laura Rowe   (Cover Supervisor, ESA, First Aider)

Miss Laura Dixon   (ESA)

Mrs Charlotte Allington  (ESA)

Mrs Michelle Stronge    (SEND ESA)


Lunchtime Supervisors

Mrs Pam Preston   (Senior Lunchtime Supervisor)

Mrs Sharon Dobson   (Lunchtime Supervisor, First Aider)

Miss Frances Berry (Lunchtime Supervisor)

Mrs Dianne Buckley (Lunchtime Supervisor)

Admin Staff

Miss Dianne Hardwick   (Senior Business Support Officer)

Mrs Shirley Mallinson   (Business Support Assistant, Lunchtime Supervisor, First Aider)


Site Management

Mr Fergus Brookes   (School Caretaker)

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