Teaching Staff

Brimstone Butterfly - Year 2 - pencil and watercolour

You can find most class teachers and teaching assistants in classes.

class cover and Special educational needs

Shila Gajjar

BA (Hons) Economics, PGCE Economics and Mathematics, PGCE & Dip Ed Specific Learning Difficulties

Mrs Gajjar has taught in High Schools and throughout Key Stage 2. She leads Eco Schools in school, working closely with Dr Duberley. In 2016 Shila completed a Diploma in Specific Learning Difficulties which qualifies her to assess and teach pupils with dyslexia. She works one to one, with pairs and small groups with learning difficulties.

Carol Roberts

Cert Ed, PGCE

Mrs Roberts worked as a speech and language consultant teacher before working at Kingsmead. She is also a qualified dyslexia teacher.

'One book, one pen, one child and one teacher can change the world.'

Malala Yousaifzi

Language Teachers

La Jolie Ronde French classes offer small group teaching through songs, chants, games and role play which enhance and extend children's learning of French in curriculum.

We are planning for the safe reintroduction of French club but there may be some disruption to usual provision.

Alison Lindsay

MA in French and German. Institute of Linguists level 2 Spanish

Mrs Lindsay also teaches Spanish at Davenham CE Primary and French at Hartford Manor.

Sally Dodson

BA French with Spanish

Mrs. Dodson teaches French at Kingsmead and Davenham primary schools.


Music Teachers

Mrs Whitham leads performing, singing and instrumental tuition in school. Specialist music teachers provide instrumental lessons for children in years 4-6. Children learn in small groups on the same instrument.

We are planning for the safe enough reintroduction of music lessons but there will be some disruption to usual provision during the coronavirus outbreak.

Alex Harper

BMus RNCM (Hons) - Trumpet

Mr Harper teaches brass with us and Edsential Music Service. He leads the Vale Royal Training and Mezzo Bands and is the brass tutor for Cheshire Youth Orchestra.

Bethan Harper

BMus RNCM (Hons) - Clarinet

Mrs Harper teaches our clarinet and saxophone players. She also teaches with Edsential Music Service.

Natasha Jones

Diploma in expressive arts

Miss Jones has been in the music business for fifteen years before becoming a teacher. She has worked for Warner Brothers as a recording artist, made recordings for Island Records and toured in USA and Europe.

Lesley Moss

BA (Hons) - Classics - Flute

Mrs Moss teaches flute both here and at the County High School, Leftwich where our ex-pupils are members of the Flute Group and Band.

Catherine Singleton

BMus (Hons) Music - Cello

Mrs Singleton teaches with Edsential and leads Super Strings at Vale Royal. She is also the conductor of Cheshire Youth Training Orchestra.

Sue Whitham

MA Cantab (Hons) - Cello

Mrs Whitham teaches classes in Key Stage 1, recorder and reading music to pupils in Year 3 and singing in Key Stage 2. Mrs Whitham also conducts our Wind Band and Recorder and String Orchestra. Mrs W can play almost every instrument we teach in school.

Sports Coaches

Extra Time sports provide qualified coaches who run after school sports clubs. Cheshire Judo provide clubs including Archery and Judo.