Our Classes


At Raynville Academy the children are organised into individual class year groups to ensure The Early Years Foundation Stage and The National Curriculum is taught discretely.

EYFS & Key Stage One

  • Nursery has one class – the teacher is Mrs Brine and she works with Mrs Hawkesworth and Mrs Fozzard
  • Reception has two classes with three teachers – RWS is Miss Whatmough and Miss Smythe and RD is Mrs Darbyshire. They are supported by Mrs Harrison, Miss Newcombe and Mrs Lowton.
  • Year one has two classes – 1CT is Mrs Cockayne and Miss Tiffany and 1B is Miss Bagnall. They are supported by Mrs Johnson and Mrs Paylor
  • Year two has two classes – 2R teacher is Miss Riches and 2S teacher is Miss Stewart. They are supported by Mrs Arnison and Mrs Langstaff.

Key Stage Two

  • Year 3 has two classes – 3F is Miss Fernie and 3MK is Mrs Mason & Mrs Kahlon. Year 3 are supported by Mrs Kirby and Mrs Taylor.
  • Year 4 has two classes – 4JB is Mrs Jacobson & Mrs Buono and 4R is Miss Ridley. Year 4 are supported by Mrs Kemble and Mrs Keating.
  • Year 5 have three classes – 5S is Mrs Smith, 5K is Mr Keating and 5B is Miss Baker. Mrs Schofield. Year 5 are supported by Mrs McGrath, Mrs Paige, Mrs Johnson and Mrs Booth
  • Year 6 have two classes – 6B is Mrs Drummond and 6C is Mrs Cope. Year 6 are supported by  Mrs Toher, Mrs Schofield and Mrs Umpleby

Our Staff

Raynville Primary has a strong staff team who work closely together to ensure that the curriculum reflects the needs of all the children. The staffing structure is made up of the Leadership Team, Teachers and Teaching Support.

Senior Leadership Team

Principal: Andrew Midgley
Vice Principal: Gina Balsdon
Vice Principal: Jane Hopwood


Year 6 – Cathy Drummond – Maths/pupil voice
Sam Cope – Literacy
Joanne Toher – Science
Year 5 – Paul Keating – PE/ex curric
Hilary Smith – Humanities
Fran Baker – Music
Year 4 – Kate Ridley – MFL
Debbie Jacobson – RE
Sarah Buono – ICT
Year 3 – Robin Kitchen – ICT
Julie Kahlon – PSHCE
Clare Mason – G&T
Year 2 – Harriet Stewart – Art
Clare Riches – Humanities
Year 1 – Laura Cockayne – Display
Maimie Tiffany – NQT leader
Imogine Bagnall – NQT
Reception – Faye Whatmough – EYFS Manager
Nicky Darbyshire – Design technology
Nursery – Sheila Brine – Nursery and home links

Maternity Leave
Adele Burn and Leah Fernie

Support Staff:

Alison Kirby
Debbie Booth
Debbie Page
Debbie Wood
Denise Schofield
Emma Kelly
Emma Smith
Jackie Langstaff
Kate Fozzard
Kelly Smart
Laura Johnson
Lisa Arnison
Louise Harrison
Louise Lowton
Lynn Keating
Meg Newcombe
Nicola Kemble
Pam Umpleby
Rachel Hawkesworth
Sarah Johnson
Sharon Paylor
Sharon Taylor
Rachel Hawkesworth
Teresa McGrath
Yvonne Bywood

Pastoral and Inclusion Team:

Jo Brisco – Inclusion support officer
Gill Kilner – Inclusion support officer
Adele Bryanyi – PIT assistant

Office Staff/ Admin Team:

Karen Edwards – business manager
Adele Grant – Administrator
Sarah Redshaw – Admin assistant am

Site/Cleaning Team:

Diane Madeley – Site manager
Leeds SLA for cleaning


Leeds SLA for catering team