Our Staff

At Gorse Hill Primary School and Nursery, we have some of the most skilled and talented teachers and support staff. They are passionate about their roles and the impact that they have on a daily basis, making the school and nursery a fun and exciting place to be.


Mrs Candida Hutchinson Principal, Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs L Francis Assistant Principal, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs B Thompson Assistant Principal, SENCO & Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Teaching Staff

Miss C Taylor Early Years Phase Leader

Mrs R Ball Key Stage 1 Phase Leader

Mr J Pryce Lower Key Stage 2 Phase Leader

Mrs J Hennessy Upper Key Stage 2 Phase Leader

Mrs L Francis Assistant Principal, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs K Falvo Teacher

Miss E Gibson Teacher

Mrs N Price Teacher

Mrs Evans Teacher

Ms T Pettett Teacher

Miss L Gonsalves Teacher

Mr O Hire Teacher

Mrs K Breen Teacher

Miss O Dodson Teacher

Miss R Moorhouse Teacher

Miss M Long Teacher

Ms H Truman Maternity Leave (Teacher)

Support Staff

Mrs S Anand Teaching Assistant

Ms M Borges HTLA

Mrs D Bryan Teaching Assistant & MDSA

Mrs J Chadwick Teaching Assistant & MDSA

Mrs D Cripps Teaching Assistant & MDSA

Mrs J Crisp Teaching Assistant

Mrs C Crook Teaching Assistant & MDSA

Mrs G Cushion Teaching Assistant

Mrs A Mouldon Teaching Assistant

Mrs K Payne Teaching Assistant & MDSA

Mrs M Sear Teaching Assistant & MDSA

Mrs R Sihra Teaching Assistant

Miss F Afzal Teaching Assistant & MDSA

Mrs A Bano Teaching Assistant

Nursery Staff

Mrs L Burgess Early Years Lead Practitioner

Mrs S Hendon Nursery Practitioner

Ms K Nightingale Nursery Practitioner

Mrs S Haakanson Nursery Practitioner

Inclusion Team

Mrs R Ginger Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead & Inclusion Manager

Mrs L Sims Learning Mentor, ELSA (Key Stage 2) & MDSA

Mrs Jordan Learning Mentor and ELSA (Key Stage 1)


Mrs R Milton Pupil Services Officer

Mrs K Bragg Pupil Services Administrator

Midday Support

Mrs S Culley MDSA

Mrs B Gould MDSA

Mrs B Packer MDSA

Grounds and Premises

Mr G Tudgay Site Manager


Gorse Hill is not only a great school for pupils, it’s also a fantastic school for teachers. Working in partnership with The White Horse Federation, we offer teachers extensive support, fantastic resources, and a range of training opportunities. We welcome teachers of all experience, whether they have recently qualified or have been teaching pupils for many years. If you are interested in joining Gorse Hill School and Nursery, follow the link below

Teaching at Gorse Hill