Our Staff

Highfields are very proud of our amazing staff team.

Each form is led by a qualified and experienced teacher, many of whom have been at Highfields many years.  They are supported by experienced teaching assistants and other specialists such as our Head of Music, peripatetic music teachers, a speech and language teacher and Forest School lead.

We have our own in-house catering and site teams and an experienced admin team, often the first people you meet when you visit Highfields.

Headteacher DSL

Mrs S H Lyons, B.Ed (Hons), Primary Early Years

Deputy Head / SENDCo / Prep School

Mrs G Martin, B.A. (Hons), QTS

Operations Manager / Bursar

Mrs S Beaumont BSc(Hons), ACMA

Admissions and Marketing Lead

Mrs C Staniforth

School Secretary

Mrs J Rands

School Secretary

Mrs G East

School Secretary

Miss C Dowse

Site Manager

Mr S Saunders

Site Team

(From left) Mr S Squires, Miss G Keenaghan, Mrs D Clark

Kitchen Team

(From left) Mrs J Freear, Mrs J Birchmore, Miss Y Hsieh













Lunchtime Team

(From Left) Mrs S Rudkin, Mrs J Allen,
Mrs S Hurst, Mrs S Town, Mrs S Danylec

Our Teaching team

Our Main School  and Nursery Teaching Team

Reception Class teacher and
Nursery Manager / DSL

Mrs A Saunders, B.A. (Hons), QTS


Mrs C West, BSc (Hons), PGCE

Pre Prep / Head of Sport

Mr L Lewis, BSc P.E. & Sports Science, PGCE

Prep School

Mrs A Boud Self, B.Ed. (Hons)

Prep School

Mrs N Hickinbottom, B.Ed. (Hons)

Prep School / Assessment Lead

Mrs J McGhie, BMus.,
PGCE, MA in Education

Head of Music

Mrs L Wright, BMusic, PGCE

Teaching Assistant

Mrs E Cox, NVQ 3 (TA)

Teaching Assistant

Mrs N Payne, NCFE Cache L2 – Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Teaching Assistant and Before and After School Club Manager

Miss L Wood, B.A. (Hons), Early Childhood Studies


Nursery Team

(Top row, from left) Mrs K Redfern,NVQ 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education ; Mrs A Atkin, Diploma in Nursery Nursing;  Mrs V Fenton, Level 3 Diploma for Teaching Assistant

(Bottom row, from left) Mrs S Davy, NVQ 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education; Miss C Nicholson, Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education ; Mrs E Taylor, Level 3 Diploma in Playgroup Practice