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

  • We have two teachers in Reception: Miss Whatmough and Mrs Darbyshire. They are supported by Mrs Harrison and Miss Hawksworth.
  • Mrs Cockayne and Miss Smyth teach 1CS. Mrs Cockayne works on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Miss Smyth works on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. 1CS is supported by Mrs Paylor.
  • Mr Perkins teaches 1P and Mrs Wood and Mrs Bywood supports.
  • 2R teacher is Miss Riches, 2S teacher is Miss Stewart. They are supported by Mrs Arnison and Mrs Langstaff.

Key Stage Two

  • 3F – Miss Fernie/ Mrs Jacobson, 3MK – Mrs Mason/ Mrs Kahlon. Year 3 are supported by Mrs Taylor and Mrs Johnson. Other staff that work with Year 3 children are Mrs Keating and Mrs Umbleby.
  • 4JB the teachers are Mrs Jacobson, Mrs Buono, Mrs Keating and Mrs Umpleby. 4S the teachers are Mrs. Smith and Mrs Booth. 4B the teachers are Mrs Burn and Mrs Page
  • 5C Mrs Cope and Mrs Kirby. 5K Mr Keating and Mrs Schofield. Year 5 are also supported by Mrs Toher and Mr Kitchen
  • Mrs Drummond, Mr Burns, Mrs Kemble and Mrs McGrath are your teachers in year 6.

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

Headteacher: Andrew Midgley
Deputy Headteacher: Gina Balsdon
Deputy Headteacher: Jane Hopwood


Year 6 – Cathy Drummond – Maths/pupil voice
Robbie Burns – Maths shadow
Year 5 – Paul Keating – PE/ex curric
Sam Cope – Literacy
Year 4 – Hilary Smith – RE
Nicky Darbyshire – Curriculum Music
Year 3 – Debbie Jacobson – MFL
Sarah Buono – Home links
Clare Mason MTW – Science
Joanne Toher WTF – G&T
Adele Burn – TF
Year 2 – Harriet Stewart – Art
Clare Riches – PSHCE
Year 1 – Sophia Eades-Jones – TF
Laura Cockayne – Display Phonics
Maimie Tiffany – Display Phonics
Reception – Faye Whatmough – EYFS
Ash Perkins – ICT
Nursery – Sheila Brine – Design technology

Support Staff:

Debbie Booth – TA
Teresa McGrath – TA
Pam Umpleby – TA
Nicola Kemble – TA
Jackie Langstaff – TA
Debbie Wilson – TA
Yvonne Bywood – TA
Denise Schofield – TA
Sharon Taylor – TA
Debbie Page – TA
Sarah Johnson – TA
Sharon Paylor – TA
Lisa Arnison – TA
Debbie Wood – TA
Kate Fozzard – TA
Louise Harrison – TA
Laura Johnson – TA
Rachel Hawkesworth – TA

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
Alison Kirby – Admin assistant pm

Site/Cleaning Team:

Diane Madeley – Site manager
Leeds SLA for cleaning


Leeds SLA for catering team