Jayne Pedley

Jayne Pedley

Head Teacher

Mrs Pedley is our Head Teacher who also teaches in KS2. She has been teaching at the school for 21 years and before coming to Hillesley, she taught in a variety of schools in Cardiff, London and Manchester.
Mrs Pedley is our SENCo (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) and she also leads Maths, PE and PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education).

Mrs Pedley enjoys sport and having grown up in Wales, she loves rugby! In her spare time Mrs Pedley enjoys dancing and does Salsa and Zumba to keep fit. She also enjoys reading and writing poetry and listening to all kinds of music, particularly if a good guitar riff is included!

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, history and geography. She is also the subject leader and main teacher for religious education. 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

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.

Georgia Scudamore

Georgia Scudamore

Teaching Assistant

Miss Scudamore assists in both Key Stages. She is also a First Aider and lunchtime supervisor.

She loves dancing and music.

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.

Dawn Hardwick

Dawn Hardwick

Finance Administrator

Mrs Hardwick is our Finance Administrator, and she works on Mondays.

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 (currently on Maternity Leave)