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Dashwood Banbury Academy,
Merton Street,
Banbury,
Oxfordshire,
OX16 4RX

01295 263 240
office@dashwood-aspirations.org

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General Enquiries

For general enquiries, please contact Ruth Jakeman 01295 263 240
For out of hours emergencies relating to the BUILDINGS or CARETAKING, please telephone: 07708 589 183 or 07808 650 790 or 07834 570 450

Senior Leadership Team

Alex Pearson Executive Principal and Director of Education
Amy Rogers Principal, Designated Safeguarding Lead
Sarah Gordon-Weeks Vice Principal, Curriculum lead with an overview of EYFS and KS1
Annelise Gooch Assistant Principal, Behaviour and wellbeing lead with an overview of KS2

Leadership Team

Emma Chew SENCO and LAC lead, DSL team Year 6 teacher
Stephanie Kane EYFS lead and Reception class teacher
Emily Houlihan KS1 lead and Deputy SENCO Reception class teacher
Alice Rocher Year 3/4 Lead Year 4 teacher
Carly Bunn Year 5/6 Lead Currently on Maternity leave
Katy Nesbitt Inclusion and Welfare Manager, Deputy DSL
Ruth Jakeman Business Manager, DSL team

SENDCO, INCLUSION AND WELFARE

IF YOU WISH TO SPEAK TO OUR SENDCO OR OUR INCLUSION AND WELFARE MANAGER, PLEASE EMAIL OR TELEPHONE THE SCHOOL TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.
Emma Chew SENCO and LAC lead
Emily Houlihan Deputy SENCO
Katy Nesbitt Inclusion and Welfare Manager, Deputy Safeguarding lead

Nursery

Cherry and Plum
Sarah O’Neil 2 Year Old Nursery Manager: Cherry
Ella Cox Nursery Teacher: Plum
Neil Brookes EYFS Teaching Assistant: Cherry
Nadine Philip EYFS Teaching Assistant: Plum

Reception

Peach and Pear
Stephanie Kane Reception Teacher, EYFS Leader
Emily Houlihan Reception Teacher, KS1 lead
Alice Cavender Reception Teacher
Ruth Higgins Reception Teacher (term 1)
Laura Black EYFS Teaching Assistant
Leah Jakeman EYFS Teaching Assistant, Youth Club lead
Tracy Gunn EYFS Teaching Assistant

Year 1 & 2 (Key Stage 1)

Year 1: Holly and Hazel, Year 2: Maple and Redwood
Emily Houlihan KS1 lead and Deputy SENCO
Lucy Brown Year 1 Teacher: Holly
Marnie Simmons Year 1 Teacher: Hazel
Rachel Santon Year 2 Teacher: Redwood
Zoe Whale Year 2 Teacher: Maple
Matthew Bennett Schools Direct teacher in year 2
Rahela Alvarez KS1 Bilingual Teaching Assistant: Hazel
Sarah Shepherd KS1 Teaching Assistant: Maple
Kezia Drew KS1 Teaching Assistant: Holly
Nicola Cumming KS1 Teaching Assistant: Redwood

Year 3 and 4 (Lower Key Stage Two)

Year 3: Ash and Silver Birch, Year 4: Aspen and Rowan
Jodie Shaw Year 3 Teacher: Ash
Sonny Shaw Year 3 Teacher: Silver Birch
Alice Rocher Year 4 Teacher: Rowan and Year 3/4 lead teacher
Joanne Taylor Year 4 Teacher: Aspen
Melissa Wyatt KS2 Teaching Assistant: Ash and Silver Birch
Sian Brain KS2 Teaching Assistant: Aspen and Rowan
Iolanda Moise KS2 Teaching Assistant: Aspen and Rowan
Kerry Lally KS2 Teaching Assistant: Aspen and Rowan

Year 5 and 6 (Upper Key Stage Two)

Year 5: Beech and Sycamore, Year 6: Chestnut and Oak
Blythe Williams Year 5 Teacher: Beech
Tessa Rogers Year 5 Teacher: Sycamore
Chloe Hope Year 6 Teacher: Oak
Emma Chew Year 6 Teacher: Oak
Leema Galloway KS2 Teaching Assistant: Beech and Sycamore
Sian Brain KS2 Teaching Assistant: Chestnut and Oak
Rebecca Clear KS2 Teaching Assistant: Beech

Higher Level Teaching Assistants

Ruth Rees Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Louissa Lella Higher Level Teaching Assistant and swimming teacher
Nicola Cumming Speech and Language Teaching Assistant
Dannie Harris Cover Supervisor

Office and Admin

Ruth Jakeman Business Manager
Vicki Bolduc Administrative Assistant
Tonia Hamilton Administrative Assistant
Dannie Harris Cover Supervisor

ASPIRATIONS DISTRICT STAFF

Liz Fisher South Central Region Facilities Manager
Callum Foulkes South Central Region IT Support
Jill Bailey South Central Region Website Manager

Breakfast and After School Club

Leema Galloway Breakfast Club and Lunchtime Supervisor
Sarah O’Neil After School Club lead

Lunchtime Supervisors

Shazia Khan Lunchtime Supervisor
Nadra Masood Lunchtime Supervisor
Kerry Lally Lunchtime Supervisor

Caretaker

John Tibbetts Caretaker

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