Our Staff

Lucy Chandler

Head Teacher

Mrs Chandler is our Head Teacher. She has many years’ experience in teaching the primary age range but she mainly teaches in KS2 now. At Hillesley, Mrs Chandler leads RE and PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education). As a PE specialist, she was awarded the Moore‘s Legacy Prize for her disseration at the University of Gloucestershire.

Mrs Chandler enjoys walking, running, singing and amateur dramatics. She is most proud of her performance as Gwendoline in The Importance of Being Ernest!

Vicky Cooper

Vicky Cooper

KS2 Teacher

Mrs Cooper trained as a mature student at the University of the West of England, where she specialised in English. At Hillesley, she is the subject leader for English and maths. She has been teaching at Hillesley for 13 years.

Mrs Cooper is married and has twin children at university. Her favourite novel is ‘A Passage to India’, by EM Forster, and her favourite children’s novel is ‘The Graveyard Book’, by Neil Gaiman. Interestingly, Mrs Cooper has a useless talent for quoting large sections of the dialogue from the 1979 Star Wars film!

Tania King

Tania King

KS1 Teacher

Mrs King is a Foundaton Stage Specialist and our KS1 teacher. She has been working as a KS1 teacher for 32 years in a wide variety of schools.
Mrs King is the Early Years leader and coordinates art, design and technology and modern foreign languages.

Previously to Hillesley Mrs King lived and worked in New Zealand where she taught Reception, and one of the skills she learned was how to count to ten in Maori! During her free time Mrs King enjoys spending time with her family, particularly cycling and walking.

Joshua Whitbread

Joshua Whitbread

KS2 Teacher

Mr Whitbread teaches and assists in Key Stage 2. He trained at the University of Worcester specialising in History.

Outside of school he enjoys reading and playing cricket.

Kim England

Kim England

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Mrs England is a qualified Nursery Nurse and specialises in early years, and has worked as Teaching Assistant at Hillesley for 26 years! Her creative talents are invaluable in Class 1 where our curriculum benefits from her wonderful displays and inventive home-corners, which have to be seen to be believed.
She is a first aider and lunchtime supervisor.

In her spare time she works at a centre for children with special needs and also looks after a young adult with Down’s Syndrome on a regular basis.

Freya Suggitt

Freya Suggitt

Teaching Assistant

Miss Suggitt assists in Class 1, and also supports a child with SEN. She is a Paediatric First Aider and lunchtime supervisor.

She likes art and being outdoors - cycling, running and walking in the countryside.

Anna Read

Finance Administrator

Mrs Anna Read is our Finance Administrator and she works on Thursdays..

Polly Iddon

Polly Iddon

Administrator

Mrs Iddon works in the office on Tuesday to Friday and is also our Clerk to Governors.

Jayne Sargeson

Jayne Sargeson

Teaching Assistant