Here for your child

Our staff are dedicated individuals who work tirelessly to ensure that every child receives the support and guidance they need to succeed.

Select a Team

Our Senior Leadership Team

Mrs Anna Paige

Assistant Head/KS1 Lead
apaige@mvps.org.uk

Mrs Vanessa Chidgey

Deputy Head/KS2 Lead & Year 1 Teacher
vchidgey@mvps.org.uk

Miss Amy Ranjbar

Foundation Stage Lead
aranjbar@mvps.org.uk

Mrs Hayley Gilbride

Mr Jeff Easterbrook

LKS2 Lead & Year 4 Teacher

Mrs Kate Scoles

Maths Lead

Mrs Ruth Kimberlee

SENDCO

Miss Lindsey Harris

Year 6 Teacher / English Lead

Our Admin Team

Mrs Donna Bailey

Office Administrator & Breakfast Club Supervisor

Mrs Elizabeth Bennett

School Operations Lead

Mrs Jo Stapleton

Family Support Advisor

Miss Sara Orchard

Office Administrator

Our PPA and Pastoral Team

Mrs Jo Stapleton

Family Support Advisor

Mrs Sarah Howe

Pastoral Worker & Breakfast Club & After School Club Lead

Mrs Dawn Cowin

Whole School PPA & Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Mrs Joanne Mitchell

Whole School PPA & Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Our Foundation Stage Team

Miss Amy Ranjbar

Foundation Stage Lead
Squirrels
aranjbar@mvps.org.uk

Mrs Kirsty Voden

Foundation Stage Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Squirrels

Mrs Lisa Moulding

Foundation Stage Teacher
Hedgehogs
lmoulding@mvps.org.uk

Mrs Ruth Coupland

Foundation Stage Teacher
Hedgehogs
rcoupland@mvps.org.uk

Miss Alesha Snelson

Foundation Stage Teaching Assistant
Hedgehogs

Mrs Joanne Mitchell

Whole School PPA & Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Our Key Stage 1 Team

Mrs Anna Paige

Assistant Head/KS1 Lead
2C
apaige@mvps.org.uk

Mrs Vanessa Chidgey

Deputy Head/KS2 Lead & Year 1 Teacher
1BC
vchidgey@mvps.org.uk

Mr Richard Wotton

KS1 Higher Level Teaching Assistant
admin@mvps.org.uk

Miss Phaedra Down

Meal Time Assistant & After-School Club
2C

Mrs Dawn Cowin

Whole School PPA & Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Mrs Joanne Mitchell

Whole School PPA & Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Miss Sally Gee

Year 1 & Year 5 Teaching Assistant
admin@mvps.org.uk

Miss Emma Eastgate

Year 1 Teacher
1E
eeastgate@mvps.org.uk

Mrs Heather Bettison

Year 1 Teacher
1BC
hbettison@mvps.org.uk

Mrs Jane Cray

Year 1 Teaching Assistant

Mrs Julie Richards

Year 1 Teaching Assistant
1E

Mrs Leonie Waldron

Year 1 Teaching Assistant
1BC

Miss Jessica Bryssau

Year 2 Teacher
2B

Mr Zack Cuzner

Year 2 Teacher
2C

Mrs Sarah Carlton

Year 2 Teacher
2C

Mrs Julieanne Copp

Year 2 Teaching Assistant
2B

Mrs Sonya Widdicombe

Year 2 Teaching Assistant
2B

Our Lower Key Stage 2 Team

Mr Jeff Easterbrook

LKS2 Lead & Year 4 Teacher
4E

Mrs Laura Blagdon

LKS2 Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Mrs Brittany Masters

Year 3 Teacher
3BM

Mrs Gemma Harden

Year 3 Teacher
3H

Mrs Julie Butcher

Year 3 Teacher
3BM

Mrs Laura Greenhouse

Year 3 Teaching Assistant
3BM

Miss Chloe Sharpe

Year 4 Teacher
4E

Miss Sheila Friend

Year 4 Teaching Assistant

Mrs Leigh Davenport

Year 4 Teaching Assistant
4S

Mrs Viv Harris

Year 4 Teaching Assistant

Our Upper Key Stage 2 Team

Mrs Vanessa Chidgey

Deputy Head/KS2 Lead & Year 1 Teacher
1BC
vchidgey@mvps.org.uk

Mrs Helen Hooper

KS2 Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Miss Sally Gee

Year 1 & Year 5 Teaching Assistant
admin@mvps.org.uk

Mr Steve Williams

Year 5 Teacher
5W
swilliams@mvps.org.uk

Mrs Heather Coulton

Year 5 Teacher
5C
hcoulton@mvps.org.uk

Mrs Christina Taylor

Year 5 Teaching Assistant

Mrs Deborah Godfrey

Year 5 Teaching Assistant

Miss Karen York

Year 6 Teacher
6Y

Miss Lindsey Harris

Year 6 Teacher / English Lead

Mrs Lucy Collins

Year 6 Teaching Assistant

Our Meal Time Assistant Team

Miss Emma Naylor

Meal Time Assistant

Mrs Gillian Brewster

Meal Time Assistant

Mrs Julie Ray

Meal Time Assistant

Mrs Michelle Alder-Demetriou

Meal Time Assistant

Mrs Nicola Thurkettle

Meal Time Assistant

Miss Phaedra Down

Meal Time Assistant & After-School Club

Mrs Elaine Webster

Meal Time Assistant & Breakfast Club

Miss Charleigh Hughes

Meal Time Assistant & Cleaner

Miss Claire White

Meal Time Assistant/Cleaner

Our Caretaking and Cleaning Team

Mrs Heather Wearne

After-School Club & Cleaner

Mr Adrian Bailey

Caretaker

Mr Clark Bailey

Cleaner

Miss Charleigh Hughes

Meal Time Assistant & Cleaner

Miss Claire White

Meal Time Assistant/Cleaner

Our Breakfast and After-School Club Teams

Mrs Donna Bailey

Office Administrator & Breakfast Club Supervisor

Mrs Heather Wearne

After-School Club & Cleaner

Miss Phaedra Down

Meal Time Assistant & After-School Club

Mrs Elaine Webster

Meal Time Assistant & Breakfast Club

Mrs Sarah Howe

Pastoral Worker & Breakfast Club & After School Club Lead

Our School Kitchen Team – Cater-Ed

Mrs Ellen Jones

Kitchen Manager

Miss Danielle Russell

School Kitchen Team

Mrs Anita Cocker

School Kitchen Team

Mrs Katie Carroll

School Kitchen Team
What our staff say about Manadon Vale

"Manadon Vale Primary School is a very special place as we truly put the children at the heart of everything we do. All our staff work incredibly hard to create the loveliest of learning environments for our children based on trust and respect."

Heather Coulton
Class Teacher

"I would say they won't find a more committed, passionate and loyal staff in any other primary school in Plymouth. Staff always support each other to ensure the best outcome for every individual."

Julie Butcher
Class Teacher

"Manadon Vale was a positive and caring school where I felt that my sons would thrive and grow. They are now loving secondary school thanks to the great foundation that Manadon Vale gave them."

Sarah Tawse
Governor

"Manadon Vale's ethos was exactly what we were looking for in a school, as soon as we looked around and met the staff we knew our daughter would feel happy and safe from day one."

Lisa Hayward
Parent Governor

"Join the family, you’ll never regret it! My child loved every second of her time at Manadon."

Teacher

"We are a lovely, happy school, we offer lots of support and help develop the skills the children need for as they progress on in the school."

Sarah Cavanagh
Pastoral Support Worker
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