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

Dyslexia Tutor

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.

Ms Emilia Dabrowska

ISCED Occupational Health, MA Pedagogy of Childhood, QTS (qualified teacher status UK), Level 3 Health and Social Care (adults), ELSA 


Ms Dabrowska has taught in Poland where she trained as a teacher of early years. She supports learning for children with additional difficulties in LKS2 and works as our ELSA (emotional literacy support assistant). 

Carol Roberts

Cert Ed, PGCE

Literacy support

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


Spanish club with Mrs Cardena offer small group teaching to introduce children to a different language. 

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.

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 is our year 3 recorder tutor: children's first access to instrumental tuition. We provide a recorder, tutor book and teacher for year 3 after which many choose to continue their instrumental learning.

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

Daniella Meagre

BMus (Hons) Music - Violin

Ms Meagre teaches violin from year 4

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 performing on percussion instruments and singing in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Mrs Whitham also writes arrangements and leads our Wind Band, Recorder Group and String Ensemble. Mrs W can play almost every instrument we teach in school.

Sports Coaches

Qualified sport coaches who run after school sports clubs. Cheshire Judo provide clubs including Archery and Judo.