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Irk Valley Community School


The importance of valuing others, listening to different viewpoints, taking care of belongings, manners, appreciating the diversity which exists in our community and beyond


The determination to reach the highest standards, every day.


The desire to grow and develop, achieving the best for ourselves and each other.


The knowledge that working with others, asking for help when needed and supporting others to develop are the foundations of growth.


The importance of joy in what we do, discovering our strengths and using them.

Meet The Team

Senior Leadership Team 






Headteacher       Deputy Headteacher  Assistant
Vicki Lord  Laura Smith    Sharon Owen   

Administration Team

School Business           Office Manager           Administrator                Administrator

    Sue Angus                      Debbie Kendal           Marie Robertson             Nazia Zulfiqar





Early Years Team

EYFS Leader 

Nicola Watson




      Nursery Teacher          Nursery Teacher       Nursery Teacher
            Nicola Wild              Naomi Ellison        Rachel Williams  


Teaching Assistant            Teaching Assistant         Teaching Assistant

         Jane Duffy                             Mrs Grenade                         Tracey Waite                                            









Reception Teacher Teaching Assistant   Reception Teacher Teaching Assistant 
Sidra Shakeel    Ruksana Akhtar Nicola Watson Mrs Brien


Key Stage 1 Team

KS1 Leader 
Helen Cross



Year 1 Teacher   Teaching Assistant         Year 1 Teacher  Teaching Assistant 

Sylwia Matusiak       Nancy Galbraith             Helen Cross         Zulaikha Ayyub                         



Year 2 Teacher   Teaching Assistant   Year 2 Teacher  Teaching Assistant 

 Kerry Watterson         Lucy Connor             Matt Young            Angela Malone





Interventions and PPA Teacher


       Cathryn Sharp                    Lauren Sloan                                Clair Hughes


                       Lower Key Stage 2 Team  

                                                            LKS2 Leader

                                                            Laura Gregory



Year 3 Teacher                                      Year 3 Teacher

Agnieszka Jadhav                                  Claire McGrath            


Teaching Assistant                               Teaching Assistant 

       Nazia Rafiq                                         Hanna Galbraith

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Year 4 Teacher                         Year 4 Teacher                          Year 4 Teacher

Phil Armbrister                 Laura Gregory                   Cathryn Sharp




                Teaching Assistant              Teaching Assistant        

                    Vierka Loane                        Shazia Rehman                   







Upper Key Stage 2 Team

UKS2 Leader 
Will Evans







Year 5 Teacher   Teaching    Assistant       Year 5 Teacher  Teaching Assistant 
Phil Armbrister  Shazia Rahman Nadia Azhar   Niza Barr
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Year 6 Teacher Year 6 Teacher Year 6 Teacher
  Mr Evans      Andrew Thomas    Megan Brown 




 Teaching Assistant   Teaching Assistant   Teaching Assistant 
      Melin Liew       Ruth Erridge     Sarah Phoenix - Stark 


Chris Glynn                                      Nicola Bradshaw





Inclusion Team


   SENCO                          Learning Mentor           1:1 SEND Support         1:1 SEND Support   

 Sharon Owen                   Mavis Wilkinson               Mariam Majid                Chloe Lawton







 1:1 SEND Support  1:1 SEND Support  1:1 SEND Support  1:1 SEND Support
Zulaikha Ayyub  Kama Tiffin  Reila Hussain Joanne Frazer



Parent Support Advisor

     Sajda Khanim






Premises Team


                    Caretaker                                 Caretaker
                  Mark Houghton                              Ken Beswick