Leigh Primary School

School Staff

We are extremely fortunate to have such a hardworking and dedicated staff. Please find out a little bit more about us...

*this colour indicates each member of staff's responsibilities within school*




Mr Eaton

Mr Eaton is the Headteacher at Leigh and started working here in February 2013, he has overall responsibility for the school. Mr Eaton also runs Football Club, Choir, Cricket and the School Orchestra. 

Designated Child Protection Officer

Collective Worship Co-ordinator


Music Co-ordinator


Squirrels - Year R



Mrs Hawken

Mrs Hawken is back from maternity leave and is so excited to be with the little squirrels once again. She teaches on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday . 

EYFS Manager

KS1 Manager

PE Co-ordinator

Science Co-Ordinator


Mrs Prockter


Mrs Prockter teaches in Squirrel Class on a Monday and Tuesday.

Mrs Prockter has been covering classes across the school over the past two years and is looking forward to teaching the Squirrels this year.  

EYFS Manager


  Robins - Year 1

Mrs Akers



 Mrs Akers is teaching in Robins class this year, this is her first year at Leigh. She is very excited to be teaching year 1. 


 Foxes - Year 2/3

Miss Jowett

Miss Jowett teaches Fox Class and she is enjoying her fourth year here at Leigh Primary School.  

  History Co-ordinator

Geography Co-ordinator

R.E Co-ordinator

School Council Lead


   Hedgehog Class - Years 3/4 

Ms Bettridge  



Ms Bettridge teaches 3/4 in KS2. This is her fourth year teaching at Leigh but has been teaching for many years. 

ICT Co-ordinator 

Art and DT Co-ordinator 


 Hawks - Year 4/5

 Mrs Halfhide 


Mrs Halfhide is the Deputy Headteacher of Leigh Primary School and additionally teaches Year 4/5 with Mrs Tanner on a Monday and Tuesday. As part of her role she is also:

English Co-ordinator

Maths Co-ordinator

KS2 Manager

TA Manager

Assessment/Tracking Manager

Wider Curriculum Manager

Mrs Tanner



 Mrs Tanner has been teaching at Leigh Primary School for many years and currently teaches in Hawks Class on Thursdays and Fridays.  In her spare time Mrs Tanner's interest include: dance, theatre, film and music.


Wolves Class - Years 6

Miss Oyler


Miss Oyler currently teaches year 6 but has taught nearly every year group since joining Leigh. She enjoys working at Leigh and thinks it is a great place to be.

Midday Supervisor Manager

Behaviour Manager

Parent Partnership Leader

Designated Child Protection Officer

Lead Teacher


Mrs Barber

Mrs Barber is currently on maternity leave but we are very much looking forward to her returning later this academic year. When at school Mrs Barber has been teaching Squirrel Class and co-ordinates PE across the school. 

Mrs Harper

Mrs Harper

 Mrs Harper is currently on maternity leave. Mrs Harper has been teaching at Leigh for many years. 


Mr Underwood

Mr Underwood is a keen musician and has come to teach the recorder to Robin Class on Friday afternoons.  



Mrs Murray

Mrs Murray is leading our Forest School project. This scheme allows the children to don their wellies and get their hands dirty in our wildlife area with a variety of activities.


Teaching Assistants

Mrs Marsh

Mrs Marsh has worked at Leigh for over 20 years! She works in Early Years with Squirrel Class and has been trained in first aid and as a nursery nurse.

Mrs Phillips

 Mrs Phillips is a 1:1 teaching assistant in Squirrel Class. She has been working with us since January 2021.

Mrs Kirby

 Mrs Kirby is the teaching assistant in Wolf Class. She is originally from Australia but has lived in Leigh with her family for many years now.

Mrs Bone

Mrs Bone is a 1:1 teaching assistant in Wolves class.  She has been working with us since March 2020. 

Mrs Grant

Mrs Grant is the teaching assistant in Hawks and Fox class. She has worked here at Leigh for many years and loves being a teaching assistant.  

Mrs Korvin 

Mrs Grant is a 1:1 teaching assistant and is also one of our governors. She is currently working in Fox class this year. 


Mrs White 

Mrs White is the teaching assistant in Robins and Hawks class. This is her first year at Leigh. 

 Mrs Tallent

Mrs Tallent has worked as a TA at Leigh since 2016. She is currently working in Hawks Class as a 1:1 teaching assistant. She is also our first aider in school. 


 SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator)

 Mrs Brown


 Mrs Brown is our Special Needs Co-ordinator and has been working at Leigh since 2015. Mrs Brown is also the SENCO at Kemsing Primary School.


 Mrs Pearson

(Nurture Leader)

Mrs Pearson has been at Leigh for 10 years and taught in a variety of year groups. Mrs Pearson also has a degree in special needs and has a keen interest and knowledge in SEN.



 Mrs Coleman

(SEN Support)

Mrs Coleman has many years experience as working as a SENCO at Leigh Primary School and now comes into school to support those children on the SEN register. Mrs Coleman lives in Leigh and thoroughly enjoys singing in the Leigh Ladies Choir. 



 Office Staff


Mrs Burbridge

Mrs Burbridge is our Office Manager and looks after the administration side of the school, ensuring it runs as smoothly as possible. Mrs Burbridge also ensures that Mr Eaton gets the Friday Newsletter out on time!     


Mrs Andrews

Mrs Andrews is our School Bursar and works with Mrs Burbridge in the office to make sure the finance side of the school all runs smoothly. Mrs Andrews also has two lovely girls at Leigh Primary School.

Lunchtime Supervisors

 Linda Inkpen

Dian Croft

Allison Vicary

Sophie White

Jill King 

Emma Wright 

Daniel West




Julie Porter

John Porter