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Leadership Team

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Shane Lavery

KS2 Lead & Year 6 teacher

Born in Belfast in Northern Ireland, Mr Lavery spent the better part of his childhood collecting Pokémon cards and reading Harry Potter. After studying English at Queens University Belfast in […]

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Cat McCormack

Business Manager

Mrs McCormack has worked for Ryecroft Primary Academy for 4 years. She currently splits her time between Ryecroft and Greengates Primary School, both of which are part of Delta Academies […]

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Rebecca Packwood

SENDCo & Year 2 teacher

Miss Packwood is our Year 2 teacher and SENCO. Miss Packwood has been teaching for 6 years, and always taught in Bradford. Miss Packwood earned the SENCO qualification in 2019.

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Amy Kelly

Phonics Lead & Y1 teacher

Miss Kelly is our Y1 teacher and Phonics Lead. She has been teaching for the last 3 years in Sheffield and Bradford. During this year, she will be working with […]

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Sophie Brennan

EYFS Lead & Reception Teacher

Mrs Brennan is our Reception teacher and our Early Years Lead here at Ryecroft. This will be her 7th year at our academy and has taught in KS1 and Early […]

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Adam Wood

Vice Principal

Mr Wood is in his 5th year as Vice Principal here at Ryecroft. He really enjoys working here with all the wonderful children and fantastic staff! In his spare time he […]

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Helen Wrightson

Head of Academy

Miss Wrightson is originally from Durham but has worked all of her teaching career in Bradford. She is passionate about children’s education. She went back to the University of Leeds […]

Nursery

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Yvette Brown

Nursery Teacher

Miss Brown is our Nursery Teacher. She has worked in Early Years and Education for over 15 years and has recently completed a Post Graduate Degree in Education. Miss Brown […]

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Sharon McLoughlin

EYFS Practitioner

Mrs O’Neill has worked at Ryecroft for 14 years. She has experience working as one to one support with SEN children, Breakfast Club and working within Early Years. Mrs O’Neill […]

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Yvonne Elvidge

EYFS Practitioner

Mrs Elvidge has worked at Ryecroft for 4yrs She works closely with the Speech and Language Therapist working across school improving speech and language. Now she is based in nursery […]

Reception

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Eleanor Fenton

Teaching Assistant

Miss Fenton is currently in her 2nd year at Ryecroft. She is currently based in Reception and supports those with additional needs on a one to one basis. Miss Fenton […]

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Emily Hargreaves

Teaching Assistant

Miss Hargreaves worked in KS1 at a school in Halifax. After completing her Masters degree in Childhood Studies she joined Ryecroft in 2020. She enjoys working with the children in […]

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Sophie Brennan

EYFS Lead & Reception Teacher

Mrs Brennan is our Reception teacher and our Early Years Lead here at Ryecroft. This will be her 7th year at our academy and has taught in KS1 and Early […]

Year 1

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Amy Kelly

Phonics Lead & Y1 teacher

Miss Kelly is our Y1 teacher and Phonics Lead. She has been teaching for the last 3 years in Sheffield and Bradford. During this year, she will be working with […]

Year 2

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Courtney Worby

Cover Supervisor

Miss Worby is currently based in Year 2 working alongside Miss Packwood. She graduated from Leeds Trinity University with a degree in Early Years Primary Education in 2019. Miss Worby […]

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Rebecca Packwood

SENDCo & Year 2 teacher

Miss Packwood is our Year 2 teacher and SENCO. Miss Packwood has been teaching for 6 years, and always taught in Bradford. Miss Packwood earned the SENCO qualification in 2019.

Year 3

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Sarah Huggett

Year 3 teacher

Mrs Huggett has worked at Ryecroft for the past nine years. She began in Early years and  has worked in Year 1 and is now in her current role of […]

Year 4

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Victoria Broadhead

Year 4 teacher

Mrs Broadhead has worked in various roles within education for 13 years. After gaining experience across all Key Stages by working as a supply teacher and Early Years Pracitioner, she […]

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Victoria Lintern

Teaching Assistant

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Heather Wykez

Teaching Assistant

Miss Wykez has 16 years experience of working with children aged 0-12. After completing her degree in Early Years she joined the Ryecroft team and has now been with us […]

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Lorna Maxwell

Y4 teacher

Miss Maxwell started teaching at Ryecroft Primary Academy in January 2018. Through-out her time at Ryecroft she has taught across KS2. Miss Maxwell enjoys teaching a wide range of subjects […]

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Bev Blakey

Teaching Assistant

Year 5

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Shazia Khan

Teaching Assistant

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John Wood

Year 5 Teacher

Mr Wood has lived in many locations around the UK, from Glasgow to London. He retrained as a Primary School teacher in 2016 after spending the previous 10 years as […]

Year 6

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Shane Lavery

KS2 Lead & Year 6 teacher

Born in Belfast in Northern Ireland, Mr Lavery spent the better part of his childhood collecting Pokémon cards and reading Harry Potter. After studying English at Queens University Belfast in […]

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Lindsay Smith

Teaching Assistant

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Sarah Kershaw

Year 6 teacher

Safeguarding Team

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Mariam Shaheen

Attendance and Safeguarding Officer

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Adam Wood

Vice Principal

Mr Wood is in his 5th year as Vice Principal here at Ryecroft. He really enjoys working here with all the wonderful children and fantastic staff! In his spare time he […]

Pastoral Support

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Mariam Shaheen

Attendance and Safeguarding Officer

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Zach Grosvenor

Learning Mentor

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Heather Wykez

Teaching Assistant

Miss Wykez has 16 years experience of working with children aged 0-12. After completing her degree in Early Years she joined the Ryecroft team and has now been with us […]

Administrative Team

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Karen Atkinson

Admin Assistant

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Barbara Clarke

Admin Assistant

Mrs Clarke joined Ryecroft Primary in September 2020 as a reading assistant in Years 5 and 6. In June 2021 successfully applied for the role of Admin Assistant to work in […]

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Aisha Bibi

Office Manager

Mrs Bibi has been at Ryecroft for 5 years working in the school office. Since joining in Feb 2016, she’s gained valuable experience throughout the years and now work as […]

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Cat McCormack

Business Manager

Mrs McCormack has worked for Ryecroft Primary Academy for 4 years. She currently splits her time between Ryecroft and Greengates Primary School, both of which are part of Delta Academies […]

Premises

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Alan Pickard

Site Supervisor

Lunchtime Supervision

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Janette Rooney

Lunchtime Supervisor

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Margaret Kent-Gayton

Lunchtime Supervisor