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In the eyes of God, every child matters, every moment of every day

In the eyes of God, every child matters, every moment of every day

Our Staff

Welcome to our Staff

Senior Leadership Team

Please click on the name below to learn more about each member of our Senior Leadership Team

Mrs Alison Anderson  Headteacher 


Mrs Michelle Heather  Deputy Headteacher 


Mrs Rebecca Bliss Assistant Headteacher / SENDCo 


Mrs Amy Tandon  School Business Manager 


Mrs Melanie Anderson  Head of Upper School 

I have been teaching here at Buckden for 10 years, both as a class teacher, language specialist and more recently as Upper School Head. I have had the opportunity to teach from EYFS to Year 6 as a language teacher and in both Key stages as a class teacher.

More recently, I helped develop our new curriculum, ensuring it aligns to the National Curriculum and the UN Sustainable Goals. I am passionate about our curriculum and, as Eco Lead, I have worked hard with our Eco Council to attain an Eco Award with distinction. 

In my spare time, I enjoy walking, boxing and spending time with my family. 


Mrs Susan Tarpey  Head of Lower school 


Mrs Kate Woodward  Head of Early Years 




Mrs Kate Woodward - EYFS
Mrs Denise Heal - EYFS
Miss Laura Freeman - Year 1 
Miss Hannah Murkett - Year 1
Miss Tyler Bennett - Year 2
Mrs Susan Tarpey - Year 2
Mr Rob Lowin - Year 3
Mrs Christina Farmer - Year 3
Miss Emily Harris - Year 4 
Mrs Sonia Wall - Year 4
Mrs Melanie Anderson - Year 5
Mrs Caroline Schmidt - Year 5
Mrs Frances Walker - Year 6
Mrs Kate Purser - Year 6

PPA Cover and Specialist Teachers: Miss Laura Conlong, Mrs Nicola Butcher, Mrs Stacey Jaynes and Mrs Stacey Romaine

Support Teaching Staff 


Mrs Denise Carter - EYFS
Miss Antonia Judge - EYFS
Mrs Natalie Davies - EYFS

Miss Amber Hine - Year 1
Ms Kim Davidson - Year 1
Miss Ronnie Dear - Year 1
Mrs Natalie Davies - Year 1
Ms Michele Kelly - Year 1

Ms Chloe Burling - Year 2
Mrs Katie Barker - Year 2
Miss Amber Hine - Year 2
Mrs Kerry Collins - Year 2
Mrs R Routledge - Year 2

Mrs Angie McDonnell - Year 3
Mrs Valerie Ellis - Year 3

Mrs Amber Hine - Year 4
Mrs Sam Hardy - Year 4

Mrs Yvonne Holl - Year 5
Mrs Clare Lanwarne - Year 5

Mrs Stephanie De Silva - Year 6
Miss Alison Morgan - Year 6
Mrs Yvonne Holl - Year 6
Mrs Ruth Forshaw - Year 6
Mrs Jane Ryder - Year 6

Mrs Michelle Dunford, Mrs Charlotte Walton and Mrs Mel Gill - Pastoral Support

Mrs Nicky Barry - Outdoor Inclusion Programme

Administration Staff 

Mrs Amy Tandon  - School Business Manager

Ms Gill Tipping - School Administrator

Mrs Julie Marsh  - School Receptionist/Resources Administrator

Mrs Alison Smith - Finance Assistant

Mr Matt Horsman  - ICT Support

Catering Staff and Midday Supervisors

Mrs Michelle Bigg - Kitchen Manager

Catering Staff - Mrs Donna Stewart, Mrs Jane De'ath-Stevens, Ms Julia Jacobs  

Midday Supervisors - Mrs Jane Draycott, Mrs Karen Miles, Mrs Valerie Ellis

Site Staff 

Mr Chris Skelton - Site Manager

Mrs Julie Howe, Mrs Tet Pererira, Mrs Helen Knight - Cleaning Staff

Buckden Out of School Scheme (BOSS) Staff

Mrs Chloe Burling - Manager

Mrs Denise Carter - Finance
Ms Michele Kelly - Playworker
Ms Victoria Burge - Playworker
Mrs Samantha Hardy - Playworker
Miss Amber Hine - Playworker
Miss Charlotte Walton - Playworker
Mrs Katie Barker - Playworker
Mrs Natalie Davies - Playworker