Meet our vibrant and hard working staff at Hydesville Tower School. Committed to the highest standards of education for all of our students. Parents are welcome to contact our teachers directly to discuss their child’s progress.

Leadership Team

Our Leadership Team are highly qualified individuals that work together to develop our school as a whole.  Led by Headteacher, Mrs Samra, we ensure our aims, ethos and vision is felt across the school.

Staff NameStaff TitleQualifications

Mr S Rudland

Chair of Governors

Mrs N Lambros

Director of Education, Cognita Schools

Mrs R Samra

Headteacher BSC (Hons) Geography and Economics, PGCE University Of Birmingham

Miss L Jenkins

Deputy Head and Head of Senior School (on maternity leave) BA (Joint Hons) University of Nottingham, GTP University of Wolverhampton

Mrs M Chand

Deputy Head and Head of Prep School & Whole School DSL BSc (Hons) University of Reading, QTS, MEd University of Buckingham

Mr S Sheikh

Deputy Head and Head of Senior School (maternity cover) BSc (Hons) University of Portsmouth, PGCE Brunel University

Mrs S Smith

Head of Nursery & Early Years DSLFda – Early Childhood Studies Foundation Degree, University of Staffordshire

Ms S Archer

Marketing & Admissions Manager BSc (Hons) Aston University

Mr P Jeffery

Business Manager MBA, DMS

Miss N Mills

Headmaster’s PA, Recruitment Manager, Office Manager, School Counsellor and EVC NVQ Level III Business Administration, NVQ Level II Customer Service, Certificate in Personnel Practice, Counselling Skills Diploma

Site & Office Team

Our site team keep the operational parts of the school running smoothly, whether it be as a welcoming face in the School Office, transporting our children to and from Hydesville, looking after pupils at lunchtimes and after school or ensuring the site remains in tip top condition.

Staff Name Staff TitleQualifications

Mrs E Brown

After School Club & Science Support Technician

Mr B Dutton

Assistant Caretaker

Mr S Dutton

Mini Bus Driver

Mrs A Griffiths

Finance Assistant

Elizabeth Hopton-Moore

Lunchtime Supervisor

Mr J Ison

Site Manager

Mrs T Jackson

Finance Assistant

Mr M Kendrick

Caretaker

Miss Y Matloob

Receptionist/Office Administrator & First Aid Coordinator

Mrs R Passi

Admissions OfficerBA (Hons) University of Northumbria

Mrs G Peach

After School Club Supervisor

Mrs P Ranu

Receptionist/Office Administrator & Allergy Champion

Mrs S Riley

Before and After School Club & Lunchtime Supervisor

Mr G Smallwood

Mini Bus Driver

Mr N Watt

Mini Bus Driver & Lunchtime Supervisor

Nursery Team

Our Nursery team are led within the setting by the hugely experienced, warm and welcoming Mrs Smith, Head of Nursery. Mrs Smith has worked here for more than 20 years and is the face, heart and soul of our Nursery.  Ably assisted by a team of caring and skilled practitioners, the team is always bright and cheerful, and much loved by  children and parents alike.

Staff Name Staff Title Staff Qualifications

Mrs S Smith

Head of Nursery & Early Years DSLFda – Early Childhood Studies Foundation Degree, University of Staffordshire

Mrs L Willis

Deputy Head of NurseryFda – Early Childhood Studies Foundation Degree, University of Satffordshire

Miss N Munir

Nursery PractitionerBA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies, University of Wolverhampton

Mrs D Jones

Nursery PractitionerCACHE Diploma in Early Years, Sutton Coldfield College

Miss C Thatcher

Nursery AssistantLevel 3 Teaching Assistant

Mrs J Ward

Nursery PractitionerNVQ level 3 Early Years Care and Education

Prep School Team

The enthusiasm of our Prep School team is contagious and pupils cannot help but be swept along on a daily wave of discovery. The Prep teachers are led by the hugely experienced Mrs Chand, Deputy Head (Head of Prep), who joined Hydesville as over 12 years ago, and has extremely high standards and a level of professionalism that is second to none. The calibre of teachers, their commitment and aspirations for the pupils means children have the very best environment for making excellent progress, on all fronts.

Staff Name Staff Title Qualifications

Mrs M Chand

Deputy Head and Head of Prep School & Whole School DSL BSc (Hons) University of Reading, QTS, MEd University of Buckingham

Mrs K Brown

Class Teacher & KS1 Performing Arts CoordinatorBA QTS (Mus) Lancaster University

Mr D Burnham

Class Teacher, Science Coordinator & 11+TutorBSc (Hons) University of Central Lancashire, PGCE Birmingham City University

Mrs J Burnham

Class TeacherBA (Hons) University of Wolverhampton, PGCE University of Wolverhampton

Miss L Crump

Class Teacher, English Coordinator, PSHE Coordinator & Joint Lead TutorBEd Primary (Hons) University of Wolverhampton

Mrs K Dowen

Class Teacher & Reception & EYFS Coordinator BA (Hons) Three-Dimensional Design Manchester Metropolitan University, PGCE University of Central England

Mrs E Duffield

Teaching AssistantCache Level 3 Learning and Development

Mrs C Entecott

Class Teacher & Mental Health ChampionBA (Hons) University of Leicester , PGCE University of Birmingham

Miss D Fairbrother

Teacher of PE, Enrichment & Extra-curricular Coordinator & Careers AdvisorBSc. (Hons) University of Gloucestershire, PGCE Loughborough University

Mrs A Fellows

Teacher of FrenchBA (Hons) University of Wales, Cardiff, PGCE University of Birmingham

Mr J Hill-Jayne

Head of Music and KS2 Performing Arts CoordinatorBA (Hons) Birmingham City University (Head of Music)

Miss L Gibbons

Class Teacher (maternity cover)BA (Hons) Early Childhood Education Studies, PGCE Birmingham City University

Miss K Jhaj

Class Teacher & Computing CoordinatorBA (Hons) Manchester Metropolitan University, PGCE (QTS) Birmingham City University

Mrs E Kenton

Class Teacher, Pastoral Lead, Maths Coordinator & Joint Lead TutorBEd (Hons) PGCE Secondary Education

Mrs N Khan

SENDCOLevel 5 SEND

Mr C Leslie

Class Teacher BA (Hons) University of Kent at Canterbury, PGCE University of Paisley, MA (English) Open University

Mrs A Majithia

Class TeacherBachelor of Arts in English Literature, University of Sheffield, PGCE The University of Leeds

Mrs C Makan

Learning Support Assistant & Teaching Assistant C. Makan B.A. (Hons) Manchester Polytechnic, P.G.C.E. University of Wolverhampton, P.G.C.E. (Coaching & Mentoring) University of Wolverhampton, P.G. Diploma (Management Studies) University of Central England, QTLS, Level 4 SEND

Mrs P Mavi

Class Teacher & Children's University CoordinatorBA (Hons) University of Birmingham. PGCE University of Leicester

Mrs L Rees

Teaching Assistant, Art Teacher & Displays CoordinatorLevel 3 NVQ

Mr J Staffiere

Class Teacher & Academic Development CoordinatorBEd (Hons), Primary Education with QTS, Wolverhampton University

Mrs G Taylor

Class TeacherBA (Hons) Coventry University, PGCE Birmingham City University

Mr J Thorne

PE Coach & Before School ClubBSc (Hons) Nottingham Trent Universty

Mrs N Watson

Class Teacher & Humanities CoordinatorBSc (Hons) University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, PGCertT Manchester Metropolitan University

Senior School Team

Every member of our Senior School plays a vital role in making Hydesville the successful School it is.  With a collective wealth of expertise and experience, teachers ensure our pupils leave us at the end of Year 11 having exceeded all expectations.  Our outstanding GCSE results and value added scores speak for themselves.  Led by the hugely ambitious and energetic Miss Jenkins, the team sets high standards; and always achieves them.

Staff Name Staff Title Qualifications

Miss L Jenkins

Deputy Head and Head of Senior SchoolBA (Joint Hons) University of Nottingham, GTP University of Wolverhampton

Mr S Sheikh

Deputy Head and Head of Senior School (maternity cover)BSc (Hons) University of Portsmouth, PGCE Brunel University

Mrs H Booth

Head of EnglishBA (First Class Hons) Universtiy of Warwick; MA University of Warwick; GTP Secondary Education University of Wolverhampton

Mrs R Chattha

Head of ScienceUniversity of Hertfordshire Degree in Chemistry BSC (Hons) University of London Greenwich

Mrs A Cox

Teacher of History (maternity cover) BA (Hons) University of Wolverhampton, QTS

Mrs P Dhadda

Teacher of French, KS4 Coordinator & Mental Health ChampionBA (Hons) University College Northampton, PGCE Open University

Mr P Dhadda

Teacher of Maths BSc (Hons) Computer Science Coventry University, PGCE ICT University of Wales

Miss M Everett

Teacher of RS (maternity cover)

Ms R Eynon

Teacher of Biology and KS3 ScienceBSc in Biomedical Studies, Wolverhampton University

Miss I Fahey

Learning Support Assistant B.Ed (Hons) Sussex University

Miss D Fairbrother

Teacher of PE, Enrichment & Extra-curricular Coordinator & Careers AdvisorBSc. (Hons) University of Gloucestershire, PGCE Loughborough University

Mrs S Harding

Teacher of English (maternity cover) BA (Hons) University of Keele, PGCE University of Keele

Mr J Hill-Jayne

Head of Music and KS2 Performing Arts Coordinator BA (Hons) Birmingham City University (Head of Music)

Mrs C Jones

Head of Computer Science, Teacher of Business Studies, Online Safety Coordinator and Cognita Digital Champion BSc (Hons) Staffordshire University, GTP Robert Owen Group

Miss N Kaur-Hamilton

Teacher of RS BA Philosophy and Religious Studies University of Cardiff, PGCE University of Exeter

Mrs N Khan

SENDCO Level 5 SEND

Mr M Lawrence

Director of Sport & KS3 CoordinatorBA (Hons) University of Birmingham, PGCE St Georges Titan

Mrs A Odunjo

Teacher of GeographyB.Sc. (Hons) Geography; Institute of Education (IOE) University of London; PGCE (Secondary) Geography- University of Birmingham

Mrs C Sharkey

Teacher of English BA (Hons) University of Northumbria, PGCE University of Northumbria

Mrs E Shaw

Teacher of Art & PSHE CoordinatorBA (Hons) De Montfort University, PGCE University of Birmingham

Miss C Thorne

Teacher of History & PSHE Coordinator BA (Hons) University of Birmingham, PGCE King Edward’s Consortium

Mr J Thorne

PE CoachBSc (Hons) Nottingham Trent University

Mrs C Uppal

Learning Support Assistant Level 2 Supporting Teaching & Learning

Mr P Walker

Head of Maths & Academic Development CoordinatorBSc (Hons) University of Wales, GTP University of Wolverhampton
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