The Team

  • Ms Fiona Whittaker

    Principal

  • Mrs Charlotte Alford

    Deputy Headteacher

  • Miss Amy Richardson

    Class Teacher - Oak Class & KS2 lead

  • Mrs Jo Maddock

    School Business Manager

  • Mr Sam Rimmer

    Year 6 teacher & PE Teacher

  • Miss Heather Hickman

    Class teacher - Hawthorn Class

  • Miss Ruth Leonard

    Class teacher - Sycamore Class

  • Miss Nadia Notarpippo

    Willow Class Teacher

  • Miss Rachel Norris

    Class Teacher - Maple Class

  • Mrs Liana Atherton

    Rowan Class teacher

  • Miss Chloe Steadman

    Class teacher - Cedar Class

  • Miss Chloe Latham

    Class Teacher - Juniper Class

  • Mr Robert McGinnis

    PE teacher

  • Mrs Anna Millington

    Teacher

  • Mrs Stacey Leader

    Teacher

  • Mrs Vicky Owen

    Nursery Teacher

  • Mrs Natasha Ogden

    Afternoon Nursery Leader

  • Miss Karen Woodall

    Teaching Assistant

  • Mrs Jo Jones

    Teaching Assistant

  • Mrs Liz Collenso

    Learning Mentor

  • Mrs Lia Roberts

    Counsellor

  • Mrs Rachel Binley

    Admin Assistant

  • Mr Pete Smith

    Site Maintenance Officer

  • Mrs Annette Butterfield

    Clerical Officer

  • Mrs Nadine Hankey

    Teaching Assistant

  • Mrs Gillian Oakes

    Teaching Assistant

  • Miss Katherine Brittleton

    Early Years Teaching Assistant

  • Mrs Becky Turner

    Higher Level Teaching Assistant/Key Worker

  • Mrs Trisha Woodall

    Teaching Assistant/Key Worker

  • Mrs Louise Humphreys

    Safeguarding Case Worker

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  • Ms Fiona Whittaker

    Principal

    Fiona has led four Primary schools as Headteacher, giving her the opportunity to develop her leadership skills, enabling her to improve schools and develop good to outstanding practice. Her training specialised in Early Years and Music but she has taught across the age ranges including a year in a secondary school. Fiona gained further qualifications in Leadership and Special Educational Needs, which she is passionate about. Outside school she enjoys singing, playing the piano, photography and cooking.

  • Mrs Charlotte Alford

    Deputy Headteacher

    Charlotte Alford is an experienced teacher and Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator having taught for 13 years in a primary school on the Wirral. Charlotte graduated from the University of Chester in 2001 after completing a 4 year Bachelor of Education (Hons) with Geography and a focus on Early Years (3-8 years). Charlotte has completed a variety of further qualifications to enhance her role as SENCO. She recently completed her NPQSL qualification. Charlotte is the Preschool teacher and leader. Outside of school, Charlotte enjoys spending time with her family, running, horse riding, reading and baking.

  • Miss Amy Richardson

    Class Teacher - Oak Class & KS2 lead

    Amy completed a Post Graduate Certificate of Education in Primary Education and has taught a wide range of ages and abilities. She has previously completed a Bachelor of Science degree and currently works in Hawthorn and Oak Classes as well as being our Science Co-ordinator and Designated Safeguarding lead. Amy is a level one swimming teacher and has coached football at county level and internationally. She has previously played football at county level as well as for Swansea City Ladies FC. She is a keen dog show exhibitor and judge, competing at shows nationally with breed champions and CRUFTS winners.

  • Mrs Jo Maddock

    School Business Manager

    Jo is a qualified school business manager, having gained her qualification through the National College of School Leaders. She has worked in a number of schools including a high school. In her spare time she enjoys walking her dog, travelling and going out for meals.

  • Mr Sam Rimmer

    Year 6 teacher & PE Teacher

    Sam studied at Edge Hill University gaining a BA Hons in Physical Education and School Sport. He has worked as a Sports Coach in several schools across Cheshire. He is very keen on athletics, competing with West Cheshire Athletics Team in the North West on many occasions. Outside school, he enjoys running, baking and spending time with friends and family.

  • Miss Heather Hickman

    Class teacher - Hawthorn Class

  • Miss Ruth Leonard

    Class teacher - Sycamore Class

  • Miss Nadia Notarpippo

    Willow Class Teacher

    Nadia completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Primary Education, having had placements across both Key Stage One and Key Stage Two. Previous to that, she completed a three year Bachelor of Arts (with Hons) degree in Art and Archeology of the Ancient World. She has also worked in South Korea teaching English as a foreign language. In her spare time Nadia enjoys photography, knitting, crocheting and painting.

  • Miss Rachel Norris

    Class Teacher - Maple Class

    Rachel completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Primary Education, having had placements across both Key Stage One and Key Stage Two. Previous to that, she completed a three year Bachelor of Science (with Hons) degree in Psychology. She has also worked in the merchant navy for several years, but is now our Maple class teacher. Rachel enjoys hill walking and painting and drawing to fulfil her creative ambitions.

  • Mrs Liana Atherton

    Rowan Class teacher

    Liana completed a BA Hons degree in Dance Performance at Middlesex University and then completed a PGCE in Primary teaching at Chester University. Liana has taught across all age ranges and has also been a lead in an enhanced resource base. Outside school she enjoys all aspects of the creative arts, visiting theatres with her young family.

  • Miss Chloe Steadman

    Class teacher - Cedar Class

  • Miss Chloe Latham

    Class Teacher - Juniper Class

  • Mr Robert McGinnis

    PE teacher

  • Mrs Anna Millington

    Teacher

    Anna completed a degree in Sociology and a PGCE in Early Years Education at Manchester Metropolitan University. Before she began her teaching career, she was an air hostess. She has worked at the school for several years, mainly in the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1. She now supports groups of children with mathematics and covers classes to allow for Planning, preparation and assessment time. Outside school she enjoys spending time with her family, eating out and travelling.

  • Mrs Stacey Leader

    Teacher

    Stacey completed her degree in Pyschology and Counselling, followed by a PGCE at Chester University. She enjoys working with our older children and works in Oak class two afternoons/week and teaches in two other classes to allow for planning, preparationg and assessment time. Outside school she enjoys eating out and spending time with her family.

  • Mrs Vicky Owen

    Nursery Teacher

  • Mrs Natasha Ogden

    Afternoon Nursery Leader

    Tash is an experienced Nursery leader and has worked in the school for several years. She qualified in Early Years at Manchester Metropolitan University. Outside school she enjoys spending time outdoors, time with her family, gardening and photography.

  • Miss Karen Woodall

    Teaching Assistant

    Karen has worked at the school for several years, mainly in the Nursery department but more recently supporting a child in the Juniors. Outside school, she enjoys spending time with her family and keeping fit.

  • Mrs Jo Jones

    Teaching Assistant

    Jo has worked in our Nursery for several years and has since moved to Key Stage 1. She enjoys spending time with her family, gardening and watching motor sports as well as driving her Volkswagen Beetle.

  • Mrs Liz Collenso

    Learning Mentor

    Liz is a qualified teacher who works for Oak View Academy, supporting Mrs Alford (School SENDCO) by supporting our children with their learning. She has previously been employed as a Speech and language practitioner in the school.

  • Mrs Lia Roberts

    Counsellor

    Lia is an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and holds and Masters Degree in Integrative Counselling. She has been running counselling services in primary and secondary school settings since 2003 working in settings such as the NSPCC; the YMCA; University of Leeds and Barnsley Academy.

    Lia works on a Friday morning each week and is available at break times for the children to have drop-in sessions.

  • Mrs Rachel Binley

    Admin Assistant

  • Mr Pete Smith

    Site Maintenance Officer

    Before working at Oak View Academy, Pete had a variety of jobs from being in the army, being a prison officer to working as a print manager for a national newspaper. Pete has worked at the school for several years and enjoys the challenge of refurbishing the site. In his spare time, he enjoys gardening, walking his dog, DIY and socialising with friends.

  • Mrs Annette Butterfield

    Clerical Officer

    Annette is a qualified personal assistant (PA), having gained her qualifications over several years. She is a medallist for her shorthand typing, coming 1st in the country at the time. She has worked in the research and development department at ICI for senior researchers and professors and in two primary schools. In her spare time she enjoys walking, cycling and spending time with her grandchildren.

  • Mrs Nadine Hankey

    Teaching Assistant

    Nadine has worked at the school for several years as a teaching assistant. In the past she lived in France and led the teaching of French across the school. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her dogs, walking in Scotland and fishing.

  • Mrs Gillian Oakes

    Teaching Assistant

    Gill is a qualified teacher who has taken time away from work to bring up her family. She has now returned to school and is supporting one of our children in the Pre-school. Outside school she enjoys spending time with her family, eating out and visiting new places.

  • Miss Katherine Brittleton

    Early Years Teaching Assistant

    Katherine completed her LLB law degree at Bangor University. Since then she has been working with Stagecoach Performing Arts as well as volunteering with the local girl guides. Outside school she enjoys spending time with family, country walks and regular visits to Chester Zoo.

  • Mrs Becky Turner

    Higher Level Teaching Assistant/Key Worker

    Becky is an experienced member of our team who has spent the last few years working with the younger age children in a number of settings. She also supports Juniper class in the mornings. She has completed a number of qualifications over recent years including the Higher Level Teaching Assistant Qualification. Outside school Becky enjoys spending time with her family and taking her dog for long walks in the countryside and on the beach.

  • Mrs Trisha Woodall

    Teaching Assistant/Key Worker

    Trisha is an experienced teaching assistant who has worked at the school for many years. She specialises in working with our younger children and used to run her own pre-school. Outside school her interests are baking and reading. In the past she has led various scout/cub groups.

  • Mrs Louise Humphreys

    Safeguarding Case Worker

    Louise has worked as a teaching assistant at the school for several years, mainly supporting those with Additional /Special Educational Needs. Outside school she enjoys singing with a local choir, visiting the theatre and attending concerts.