Our Team | Independent Primary School Buckinghamshire

Our Team

We have a team of dedicated and highly inspirational teachers here at Gateway School.

Click on the photos to learn more about our Senior Leadership Team. You may also like to read contributions from members of the team via our Senior Leadership Blog.

BUFTON-GREEN, CathHead TeacherBA Hons PGCE
WOODS, SamDeputy Head and Safeguarding LeadBA Hons PGCE
IZARD, RebeccaHead of Community and Operations, Subject Leader Creative Arts, Educational Visits CoordinatorMA (Music Ed), GGSM
SAHOTA, HarbiHead of Upper Prep, Assistant Tutor Year 6B Ed Hons Maths
MILES, TimHead of Lower Prep, Year 3 Class TeacherBSc Hons PGCE
ASHMORE, LaurenTutor Year 5, Head of EnglishBA PGCE
BLACHER, JessicaYear 6 Class Teacher, Subject Leader Science (maternity leave)BSc Hons
BLAKELEY, AdamYear 6 Class Teacher, Head of MathsMSc PGCE
CHAPLEN, DanielDirector of Sport and ActivitiesBTEC Diploma
DYSON, NeilAssistant Tutor Year 6, Year 5 Science Teacher, Farm SchoolBSc Hons PGCE
GALLOP, FrancescaHead of Girls' Games, Tutor Year 6 (maternity leave)BA Hons PGCE
HITCHIN, PatriciaSupport and Learning Enrichment Co-ordinator, DDSL, SENCO, Tutor Year 6, Art TeacherMA PGCE
KEMP, PhilippaAssistant Tutor Year 5, Subject Leader HumanitiesBA Hons MSc PGCE
KNIGHT, HilaryArt/DT Teacher, Assistant Tutor Year 6BEng Hons
LAWRANCE, SophieArt/DT Teacher, Assistant Tutor Year 6 (maternity leave)BA Hons Primary Education QTS
LLOYD, DavidSubject Leader MFL, Tutor Year 5BSc PGCE
MITCHENER, DavidMusic TeacherBA Hons PGCE
MOCK, SusanArt TeacherBA (Ed) Hons
MODHA, NitaYear 6 Class TeacherBEd Hons
MOULTRIE-FORD, SophiePE and Sports Teacher (maternity cover)BSc Hons
O'HARE, WendyYear 5 and 6 English/Drama Teacher, Assistant tutor Year 5BEd Hons
ROBERTS, LukePE Teacher (Trainee)Level 3 diploma in Sports BTEC
CLARK, RoisinSchool NurseRGN
AHMED, AyeshaPreschool PractitionerLevel 3 Childcare
COCKLE, CharlotteEarly Years Teacher, joint Head of Maths (Rec-Y2)BA Primary Education
RISBRIDGER, BeatrixEarly Years TeacherBSc PGCE
SMITH, AbbiePreschool Manager (maternity leave)Degree of Diploma of HE in Early Years
STARKEY, JoanneEarly Years TeacherBA Early Years
TUCKER, EmmaPreschool PractitionerChildcare and Young Peoples workforce Level 3
VAN DER MERWE, TeganPreschool PractitionerEYFS Teaching Diploma


Preschool Practitioner
BARBER, PaulReception Class TeacherBA PGCE
RIVALLAND, KathrynReception Class TeacherB Ed
Year 1
TOPPING, AmyYear 1 Class TeacherB Ed (Drama)

Year 1 Class Teacher

BA Hons
Year 2
GAREA, PilarYear 2 Class TeacherBA Hons PGCE

GRAY, Lauren

Year 2 Class TeacherBA Hons
Year 3
GROSSE, RachelYear 3 Class Teacher, SEN Support TeacherB.Ed Hons
MILES, TimYear 3 Class TeacherBSc Hons PGCE

WARD, Naomi

Year 3 Class TeacherBA Hons PGCE
WARD, LauraYear 3 Class TeacherM Ed PGCE
Year 4
ALMROTT, AmyYear 4 Class Teacher (maternity leave)BA Primary Education
FOLKER, EmmaYear 4 Class TeacherBA Hons Primary Education
LANG, VictoriaYear 4 Class Teacher (maternity cover)B Ed Hons

ATKINS-O'Neill, LizLearning Support Assistant
DUNFORD, MelanieLearning Support Assistant
ELLAM, SophieLearning Support Assistant
HARRISON, AmandaLearning Support Assistant

Learning Support Assistant

JUTLA, SatvinderLearning Support AssistantCACHE Level 3 Dip in Specialist Support for Teaching & Learning
KEMP, WendyLearning Support AssistantBA Hons; PGCE
MASTRORILLI, CarolineLearning Support Assistant

Learning Support Assistant

BSc Hons

MURPHY, Matthew

GAP Assistant

ROSE, EmilyLearning Support AssistantBA Hons
THAKKER, AnitaLearning Support AssistantMBA
WHALLEY, EllaLearning Support AssistantBA Hons; PGCE
BROWN, HelenPA to Head/Registrar/PersonnelBA Hons
DAVIES, LaurindaSchool Office Administrator
WAGSTAFF, KatieSchool Office Administrator
HADLEY, ClaireFinance and Operations ManagerBA Hons
TROUT, RachelMarketing OfficerBA Hons
TAYLOR, CliffordChef ManagerNVQ Level 1 & 2 Hospitality & Catering
DUNN, DaisySenior Kitchen Assistant
WOOD, KirstyKitchen Assistant
WILSON, LucyKitchen Assistant
HARMAN, KellyPlayground SupervisorCACHE TA L2
TIGHE, ClairePlayground Supervisor
SHAH, TaraLead Playground Supervisor
SOWARD, Lindsay

Playground Supervisor

Steve NashGroundsman
READING, JuliePiano TeacherBA Hons
MILLER, LindaViolin TeacherMusic Teaching Diploma
WARE, GillWoodwind TeacherMusic Teaching Diploma
LYNCH, IanBrass TeacherDipRAM
TILLYER, NickGuitar TeacherMusic Teaching Diploma
MALLYON, PaulDrum TeacherBTEC National Diploma Performing Arts
MORRISON, EmmaPiano Teacher


Tennis CoachLTA Level 3 Coach
HILL, RobRugby Coach
KERRY, NigelCricket Coach
EVANS, JulieSchool Counsellor - PrivateDiploma in Counselling
BEEVER, ClaireSupport and Learning Enrichment - PrivatePGCE
MORTON, Mary-Ann

Speech and Language Therapist


Occupational Therapist


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