Staff List

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 often find the Headteacher at the school gate ready to field any questions or simply have a chat.

If you would like to Contact Us to make an appointment, talk over the phone or correspond by email – whatever suits you best.

Below you will find lists of all the school staff at each area of the school from Nursery all the way through to Senior school. 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 NameStaff TitleQualifications
Miss K NijjarHeadteacherBA (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 7-11BA (Hons), PGCE, MEd

Mrs S Harris

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

Mrs P Reynolds

Nursery Manager Designated Safeguarding Lead NurseryBSc, Early Years Professional Status

Mrs P Horwood

Business Manager

Mrs J Gee

Registrar & Admissions ManagerBA (Hons)

Ms S Bal

Head of Marketing & AdmissionsBA (Hons)

Staff NameStaff TitleQualifications

Miss K Nijjar

 

Headteacher

 

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 NurseryBSc, Early Years Professional Status

Mrs D Bhamra

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

Miss S Evans

Green Room LeaderFoundation Degree Level 5

Miss S Hamblin

Pre-School Leader BA (Hons)

Mrs L Palmer

Early Years AssistantCACHE Level 2

Mrs D Dhariwal

 Early Years Assistant BSc (Hons), CACHE Level 3

Mrs M Sandhu

Early Years AssistantNVQ Level 3

Miss J Edmunds

Early Years AssistantLevel 3 Diploma

Mrs R Sadhwani

Early Years AssistantBCom, CACHE NVQ Level 3

Mrs J Ruparelia

Lunchtime SupervisorNOCN Certificate Level 2

Mrs K Croker

Lunchtime SupervisorChildcare Certificate Level 2

Mrs S Dawett

Lunchtime SupervisorMA

Mrs H Rehinsi

ReceptionBA, QTS

Mrs S Kaur

Early Years AssistantNCFE Level 3

Mrs S Bailey

ReceptionBA (Hons), FdA Early Years, NVQ Level 3

Mrs K Deol

Teaching Assistant

Staff NameStaff TitleQualifications

Miss K Nijjar

 

Headteacher

 

BA (Hons), Med, MA

Mrs S Harris

 

Mrs S Ghafoor

Designated Safeguarding Lead for Long Close School and Head of Prep School

Assistant Head of Prep 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 NameStaff TitleQualifications

Miss K Nijjar

Mr D McCarthy

 

Headteacher

 

Deputy Head, Head of Senior School, Head of RS and DSL Years 7-11

BA (Hons), Med, MEd

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 & PSHEEBA (Hons), PGCE

Mrs R Owens

Year 9 & Head of English

Mr A Poulter-Dunford

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

Mr I Powell

Year 11 & Director of SportBA (Hons), QTS

Mrs M McCauley

Head of MFLBA, PGCE

Mrs A Bingham

Director of MusicBMus (Hons), MMus, PGCE

Mrs K Wall

Head of Learning SupportDiploma in SEN Support

 

Staff NameStaff Title
Miss M Welsh

 

PA to Headteacher and School Secretary

 

Mrs C AndrewsAssistant to Business Manager

 

Miss B SnellSchool Receptionist
Mr L BaileyData & Exams Administrator

Staff NameStaff Title
Mr R Crewe 

Site Manager

 

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