Meet our Support Staff
Miss Georgia Clarke - Teaching Assistant
Mrs Denise Sheldon - Teaching Assistant
I have been a Teaching Assistant at Ludworth for twelve years both on a one to one basis and classroom based. Previously I was employed by Granada Television for twenty-seven years working in Accounts, World in Action, Sport and Regional Affairs. I love working with the older children in Year 5 and 6; their sense of humour, stories and commitment to being their very best is so inspiring. Away from Ludworth I have a partner who still works in TV and two grown-up children, both of whom are ex-Ludworth pupils. I enjoy sewing, cycling, watching documentaries, films and enthralling dramas, looking after our cat and three chickens and I am a member of a semi-successful quiz team.
Mrs Alex Knibb - Teaching Assistant
I am currently working in key stage 1 on a 1:1 basis. I have been a Teaching Assistant for 20 years working across all the year groups and I have had the pleasure of watching many children progress through the school.
I am the HLTA for SEND and very much enjoy being part of the SEND Team, I primarily working with the Key Stage 2 children at Ludworth. I joined Ludworth in 2002 having moved to Marple from the Lake District. I have worked in both KS1 and KS2, supporting children with special educational needs, on a one to one basis.
In September 2009 I was lucky enough to be offered a job, working with the SENDCO, Nicola Hankey. This role has enabled me to work with individuals and groups of children across KS2. I thoroughly enjoy this position, the children are a delight to teach and my colleagues are friendly, supportive and good fun! In 2016 I gained my HLTA status, which means that I am able to teach classes in both Key Stages; mostly covering teachers PPA time.
When I'm not at Ludworth I occupy my time playing tennis at Brabyns Tennis Club (where I am the club secretary) walking, reading and gardening.
My job is very varied at Ludworth and I love it. I work supporting a child on a one to one basis during the morning and then in the afternoon I work as the School Learning Mentor, supporting children from all over the school remove barriers to their learning.
I am a HLTA which involves teaching classes all across the years. I am currently based in year 2 in the mornings running intervention groups which is a pleasure and a privilege to do.
I have worked at Ludworth for ten years and love every minute.
I am also a Mid Day Supervisor and work lunchtime with a fabulous team ( I am also very talented at singing 'Happy Birthday').
I love being part of the Ludworth Team and look forward to working here for many more years!
I've been a TA at Ludworth since 2014, working with key stage one children. I started coming into the school as one of Ludworth's dedicated army of parent volunteers, an experience I found so rewarding that I jumped at the opportunity to join the team at the school. It's a pleasure working with such a dedicated and motivated team in supporting Ludworth's wonderful children. No day at school is ever the same! In my spare time I enjoy running, martial arts, reading and, on the very odd occasion, resting.
Having worked throughout all year groups at Ludworth for many years. I am now a very happy member of the KS2 team . I’m currently a designated 1:1 T/A in year 4. However you will probably meet me across the year group doing whatever I can to support our lovely children and teaching staff. At home I’m always singing (often to the annoyance of my teenage children) pottering in the garden or being taken for walks by my lovely big Labrador retriever Alfie!
Mrs Gillian Hammond - Teaching Assistant
I am a teaching assistant in Year 1. I feel very privileged to work with such wonderful and inspiring staff and children. I have worked at Ludworth for 2 Years and continue to be dedicated and enthusiastic. As always I am looking forward to sharing the children's amazing and exciting Year 1 journey at Ludworth Primary School.
Mrs Leanne Hall - Teaching Assistant
I joined Ludworth in September 2021. I have been in early years for over 15 years, and I am currently working in reception. I have settled in nicely and look forward to my future at Ludworth. In my spare time I love to spend every minute with my husband and two children who are 7 and 3.
Miss Emily Milner - Teaching Assistant
Hi I'm Miss Milner! I’m a teaching assistant in Year 1. My job at Ludworth is rewarding, meaningful and enriching - I am so happy to be a part of such a wonderful team and surrounded by such enthusiastic passionate people - staff and children alike! Working in Year 1 is fantastic. The children never fail to put a smile on my face every morning, no matter how tired I may feel at 8.30! I absolutely love my job, and am so grateful to work somewhere that I can get paid to genuinely have fun every day.
Mrs Janette Gichero - Teaching Assistant
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I joined Ludworth Primary School in June 2022 and have worked in Stockport Schools for 23 years now in similar roles. I absolutely love working at Ludworth and feel very lucky to be part of such an amazing team. I am a member of the Senior Leadership Team and am the person who deals with school budget, HR and contracts amongst many other things. I also manage the Office Team and support them in any way I can. It is a pleasure to work at Ludworth.
I am a mum of 4 (age 30, 28, 27 and 12!) and also, soon to be, Nanny. In my spare time I enjoy reading, Zumba and doing cross stitch. My husband is the Site Manager, Simon Brennan.
I joined the school just before Easter 2022 and have enjoyed getting to know the staff, parents and children. I work in the office to help with the smooth running of the school and I am also the first port of call if you have any questions, so please feel free to ask! I have lived in Marple Bridge for nearly 10 years and have a young family. I have worked in schools across Manchester, but have found Ludworth to be a wonderful and exciting place to work so far and look forward to meeting you all!
I am the Site Manager at Ludworth Primary and ensure the whole site is kept safe for all children, staff and families. I have worked at Ludworth forever (since 2006!). I have been involved with a lot of expansion programmes during my time here, and have managed the lastest buidling works. In my spare time I enjoy watching football and am a Manchester United fan. I also enjoy spending time with my grown up children and my 12 year old daughter.