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Archbishop Cranmer C of E Academy

Striving for life in all its fullness. John 10:10


Our Staff

 We have a committed and talented team of staff who are all dedicated to ensuring the best for our children in every aspect of school life. We  always put  the children first  and ensure on a daily basis that they can 'take care, be proud' and  'live life in all its fullness' thus reaching their full potential.  Their high standard of teaching and learning along with the  wonderful pastoral support they provide for our children  is of a very high standard and is frequently recognised and praised by visitors to our school.


Head Teacher
Mrs Melanie Stevens (Designated Safeguarding Lead)

Deputy Head Teacher
Mrs Lauren Rogers (Designated Safeguarding Lead, Data Protection Officer)

Mrs Sarah Maxey (Early Years Lead)
Key Stage 1 Infants: Year 1 & 2
Mrs Hanna Lock,  Mrs Alison Marshall, Miss Shannon Murphy
Key Stage 2 Lower Juniors: Year 3 & 4
Miss Ell Robinson, Miss Lydia Miranda 
Key Stage 2 Upper Juniors: Year 5 & 6

Mrs Debbie Wicks, Mrs Lauren Rogers, Mrs Eleanor Hodgson (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and SENCo)


Teaching Assistants and Carers

Mrs Jane Chilton, Mrs Tanya Weaver, Miss Lorraine Wilkinson, Miss Jayne Young, Mrs Kirsty Landers,  Miss Kirsty Maule, Mrs Kate Verner, Mrs Jayne Willis

Mrs Lisa Dumont, Mrs Julie Thurman, Mrs Chester Chan


Office Staff:
Mrs Tracy Strutt (Academy Business Manager),  Mrs Amanda Wright (Office Admin)


Site Staff:
Mr Allen Gibson (Academy Site Manager)

Mr Mark Pyper.

Kitchen Staff:
Mrs Sandra Daws, Mrs Angela Maule, Mrs Janette Chow and Mrs Jean Johnson.


Lunchtime Staff:

Miss Kirsty Maule (Midday Supervisor),  Mrs Lisa Dumont, Mrs Kirsty Shaw, Mrs Jayne Willis, Mrs Rachel Whiting




Staff Roles and Responsibilities

Professional Development at Archbishop Cranmer

All our staff are committed to their own Continuing Professional Development (CPD) through attending regular training courses by a variety of providers. Their performance is regularly monitored  and impact noted through our rigorous management process to ensure our staff are fully skilled and equipped with the most up-to-date training. Our weekly staff meetings are focused on school improvement and regularly contain an element of training and sharing good practice.


For our early career and recently qualified teachers, the Early Career Teacher (ECT) induction is a statutory requirement and is designed to ensure all our ECTs receive the best possible start to their careers in education. It aims to provide a high-quality programme of support, mentoring and assessment, and together with the Early Career Framework (ECF) , acts as an extension of Initial Teacher Training, providing them with a strong foundation.

  • The ECT  Appropriate Body Service we are working with is  the Flying High Teaching Hub.
  • We also work closely with Nottingham Trent University and also Torch  SCITT alongside their Teacher Training Program.
  • Experienced teachers and support staff are encouraged to explore and develop their pedagogy by going on external courses and through undertaking further professional qualifications such as MEds and SEND National Award.
  • All staff are encouraged and supported in developing their leadership skills and qualities, both inside and outside the classroom. 
  • For all of our teachers we run a range of whole day, twilight and lunchtime training sessions covering a wide variety of educational topics.