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 drama 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
S H Lyons, B.Ed (Hons), Primary Early Years
Deputy Head / SENDCo / Prep School
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 Danyle
Reception Class teacher and Nursery Manager / DSL
Mrs A Saunders, B.A. (Hons), QTS
Pre-Prep
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
Miss C Nicholson, Level 3 Diploma in Childcare & Education
Teaching Assistant and Before and After School Club Manager
Miss L Wood, B.A. (Hons), Early Childhood Studies
Adventurers Room (Pre-school)
(From left) Mrs E Atkin, Diploma in Nursery Nursing; Mrs S Davy, NVQ 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education; Mrs V Fenton, Level 3 Diploma for Teaching Assistant
Explorers Room (Nursery)
(From left) Miss G Alves, Diploma in Level 3; Miss S Chapman, BA Early childhood studies; Miss N Firbank, BA Educational Studies