Meet the Staff
Clifton Leadership Team
Mr Philip HARDY BA Northumbria PGCE (Open University)
"We're proud to be fun, proud to be different, and proud to put the children at the centre of all we do."
Deputy Head and Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Antonia CLARKE BA (Nottingham) PGCE (Dundee)
"My favourite thing about Clifton is that everyone who comes here can't help but leave with a smile."
Senior Teacher and Foundation Stage Co-ordinator
Mrs Tara JOHNSON BA London PGCE Cambridge
"What I love about Clifton is the freedom we have to pursue the curriculum in the manner that is best suited to the needs of the children."
Miss Olivia COLLINS BA (Leeds Metropolitan) PGCE (York St John)
Mrs Judith HALL BA (Leeds) PGCE (Bretton Hall)
"What I really enjoy about Clifton is all the opportunities for singing, dancing, drama and art."
Mrs Andrea HAYDEN BMus (Sheffield)
Mrs Rachel HICKS BEd (Bedford)
"Having the opportunity to work with children who love being active and keep me on my toes is the perfect job."
Mrs Freya LOFTUS BA (York) PGCE (York St John)
Mrs Veronique KNIGHTON MA (Bordeaux) PGCE (York)
"My favourite thing about Clifton is the joyful, creative and friendly people, small and big, who make the school such a special place."
Mrs Rebecca J MORRISON BSc (Sheffield) PGCE (Manchester)
"I love seeing the children running in to school every day because they are so excited to learn. What could be better than that?"
Miss Harriet MURRAY BA QTS (Northumbria)
"I spent most of my school holidays helping at my parents' nursery before going to University. Working with children has always been a passion and teaching was a career I always imagined pursuing."
Miss Sarah O’SULLIVAN BA QTS (Lancaster)
Miss Victoria PLATTS BA QTS (Oxford Brookes)
"I remember being in awe of my own teachers growing up. Having the opportunity to shape a child's education and watch them grow and flourish is a magical thing."
Mrs Helen S SPENCER MBA BA (Nottingham) PGCE (York)
Mrs Melissa BATESON NVQ III Early Years Care and Education
"I got into early years care after becoming interested in child development when my children were young, starting with volunteering at a playgroup, then qualifying to become a manager there."
Mrs Joanna BROMLEY FdA (Gloucestershire) NVQ III Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
"As soon as I started volunteering at my old primary school, I realised how much I loved teaching and it is all I have ever wanted to do since."
Mrs Rebecca BRUNTON NVQ III Children’s Care and Learning
Mrs Yvonne Crabtree BA, PGCE, AMBDA, SENCo - PGC.
"Truthfully I tried really hard not to get into teaching; I come from a teaching family. But I realised that what I wanted was what they had - immense satisfaction from making a difference."
Mrs Jo DERI-CLARK Cache III Specialist Support for Teaching & Learning
"There are always lots of new exciting things to do and no two days are ever the same. My own two daughters came through Clifton and they loved it."
Mrs Patricia DODDS NVQ III Children’s Care and Learning
Mrs Fiona FRANEY NVQ III in Children’s Care, Learning and Development and HLTA status
"I love seeing the children grow and develop the skills they will need in the years ahead. They truly love to learn and I love helping them."
Mrs Mandy FERGUSON
Mrs Liz GREENALL BSc NVQ II Support Work in Schools
"I started volunteering in a dyslexia unit at my children's primary school, was persuaded by a teacher to take a qualification and have never looked back!"
Mrs Joanne HART Cache Dip Childcare in Education
Mrs Alexandra HEADLAM-MORLEY Cache III Cert for Teaching Assistants
"I love the community spirit at Clifton - being part of Micklegate House means I'm part of a group of friends from across all years!"
Mrs Sam MOSS FCCA
Mrs Tracy PENN NNEB
Mrs Debbie TAYLOR LLB Level III Learning & Development Support
PA to the Head
Mrs Caroline FATTORINI
Mrs Claire HULMES BA (Manchester)
Peripatetic Music Staff
Mr Janet HALEY
Miss Rebecca SMITH
Mr Robert BRITTON
Mr Ian HOGGART
Mrs Jane WRIGHT
Peripatetic Sports Staff
Mr Ian MAYCOCK (Swimming)
Peripatetic Co-curricular Staff
Mrs Gilly ADAM (Speech & Drama)
Mr Noel STEWART (Chess)
Mr Lee PATERSON (Rugby)
Mr Simon FLINT (Karate)
Mr John MOORE (LTA Tennis Coach)
Ms Hayley DEL HARRISON (Ballet)
Supply Staff (Teaching)
Mrs Judith SQUIRE
Mrs Rosy SCRIMSHAW
Mrs Lindsay LIFTON
Mrs Helen HOPWOOD BA (Hull)
"It is a wonderful and humbling experience to see learning take place before your eyes. As a teacher, you become part of the lives of some pretty special people and that is an absolute privilege. "
Mr Simon PEARCE BA (Lancaster) BEd (Humberside)
Mrs Andrea TAYLOR
Ms Emma SNELLING BA (Exeter)
Miss Cath WALTERS
Mrs C Jones (parent)