Staff List

We operate an open-door policy at Long Close, which means that you are always welcome to come in and talk to any member of staff about your child’s education. We also make sure that our teachers, in particular, are a highly visible presence at the beginning and end of the school day. At drop-off and pick-up time, for example, you will usually find the headmaster at the school gate ready to field any questions or simply have a chat. You can also choose to make an appointment, talk over the phone or correspond by email – whatever suits you best.

Please use the link below to download a list of all the school staff. You can also find out more about our Senior Management Team here.

If you would rather speak over the phone, please call the school office on 01753 520095 and we will do our best to put you in contact.

Staff Name Staff Title Qualifications

Ms M McBride

Miss K Nijjar

Headteacher (Maternity leave from 4th September 2018)

Interim Headteacher

BA (Hons), B Ed, MA

BA (Hons), Med, MA

Mr D McCarthy

Deputy Head, Head of Senior School, Head of RS and Designated Safeguarding Lead Years 7-11 BA (Hons), PGCE, MEd

Mrs S Harris

Designated Safeguarding Lead for Long Close School and Head of Junior School Rec – Year 6 NNEB

Mrs P Reynolds

Nursery Manager Designated Safeguarding Lead Nursery BSc, Early Years Professional Status

Mrs P Horwood

Business Manager

Mrs J Gee

Registrar & Admissions Manager BA (Hons)

Ms S Bal

Head of Marketing & Admissions BA (Hons)
Staff Name Staff Title Qualifications

Ms M McBride

Miss K Nijjar

Headteacher (Maternity Leave from 4th September 2018)

Interim Headteacher

 BA (Hons), B Ed, MA

BA (Hons), Med, MA

Mrs S Harris

 

Designated Safeguarding Lead for Long Close School and Head of Junior School Rec – Year 6

 

Mrs P Reynolds

Nursery Manager & DSL Nursery BSc, Early Years Professional Status

Mrs D Bhamra

Deputy Nursery Manager, Yellow Room Leader & DDSL Nursery DPP Level 3 SENCO

Miss S Evans

Green Room Leader Foundation Degree Level 5

Miss S Hamblin

Pre-School Leader Foundation Degree Level 5

Mrs L Palmer

Early Years Assistant CACHE Level 2

Mrs D Dhariwal

 Early Years Assistant  BSc (Hons), CACHE Level 3

Mrs M Sandhu

Early Years Assistant NVQ Level 3

Miss J Edmunds

Early Years Assistant Level 3 Diploma

Mrs R Sadhwani

Early Years Assistant BCom, CACHE NVQ Level 3

Mrs J Ruparelia

Lunchtime Supervisor NOCN Certificate Level 2

Mrs K Croker

Lunchtime Supervisor Childcare Certificate Level 2

Mrs S Dawett

Lunchtime Supervisor MA

Mrs H Rehinsi

Reception BA, QTS

Mrs S Kaur

Early Years Assistant NCFE Level 3

Mrs S Bailey

Reception BA (Hons), FdA Early Years, NVQ Level 3

Mrs K Deol

Teaching Assistant
Staff Name Staff Title Qualifications

Ms M McBride

Miss K Nijjar

Headteacher (Maternity Leave from 4th September 2018)

Interim Headteacher

 BA (Hons), B Ed, MA

BA (Hons), Med, MA

Mrs S Harris

 

Mrs S Ghafoor

Designated Safeguarding Lead for Long Close School and Head of Junior School Rec – Year 6

Assistant Head of Junior School – Academic

Mrs H Schroff

Year 1

Miss A Staniford

Year 1

Miss R Wade

Year 1

Mrs P Fearon

Year 1 Teaching Assistant

Mrs E Mallocca

Year 2

Mrs J Hallett

Year 2

Miss S Jassal

Year 3

Miss B Tucker

Year 3

Miss M Ramadhan

Year 4

Mrs K Woodcraft

Year 4

Mrs S Blanshard

Year 4

Mrs G Johal

Year 5

Mrs C Barnes

Year 5

Mrs D Dhillon

KS2 Teaching Assistant

Staff Name Staff Title Qualifications

Mr D McCarthy

Deputy Head, Head of Senior School, Head of RS and DSL Years 7-11 BA (Hons), PGCE, MEd

Mrs S O’Connell

Mr A Gill 

Year 6 & Head of Girls Games

Year 6 & Head of Geography

Mrs M Rees

Year 7

Mr G Larcombe

Year 8 & Director of Creative Arts

Miss L Powell

Year 8 & Assistant Head of Teaching & Learning

Mr P Brazier

Year 9 & PSHEE BA (Hons), PGCE

Mrs R Owens

Year 9 & Head of English

Mr A Poulter-Dunford

Year 10 & Head of History MA (Hons), LLB (Acc), PGCE

Mr I Powell

Year 11 & Director of Sport BA (Hons), QTS

Mrs M McCauley

Head of MFL BA, PGCE

Mrs A Bingham

Director of Music BMus (Hons), MMus, PGCE

Mrs K Wall

Head of Learning Support Diploma in SEN Support
Staff Name Staff Title
Miss M Welsh

 

PA to Headteacher and School Secretary

 

Mrs C Andrews Assistant to Business Manager

 

Miss B Snell School Receptionist
Mr L Bailey Data & Exams Administrator
Staff Name Staff Title
Mr A Absalom  

Site Manager

 

Mr M Hallett

Mr K Hadaway

 

Grounds Staff