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Meadow Park Academy

Where learning takes root and imagination takes flight

Staff & Local Governors

Meet our wonderful dedicated team of staff…

Our leaders  
Headteacher: Ms S Butler
Deputy Headteacher: Miss L Atkinson
Our SEN and pastoral team  
SEN Coordinator: Mrs S Podolska
Administrator w/ SEN Admin responsibility: Mrs R Nmadu-Cole
Pastoral and Emotional Support Worker: Vacancy
Family Support Worker: Mrs V Miles
HLTA/ELSA: Miss L Buckner
Skills Mentor:  Mr G Gimson
Class teachers and teaching assistants  
Foundation Class Teacher: Mrs C Gowing
Foundation Class Teacher: Mrs A Narracott
Foundation Key Worker: Mrs A Hill
Teaching Assistant: Mrs L Foster
Teaching Assistant: Mrs W Kowalcyzk
Teaching Assistant: Miss S McCabe

Year 1 Class Teachers (Apple):

Miss L Coughlin

Mrs L Pack

Year 1 Class Teachers (Cherry):

Mrs A Curtis

Teaching Assistant: Miss M Hill
Teaching Assistant: Miss D Beauvois
Year 2 Class Teacher (Willow):

Ms C Steel

Mrs L Pack

Year 2 Class Teacher (Maple):

Miss K Hammond

Mrs D Clelland

Teaching Assistant: Mrs A Dibley
Teaching Assistant:

Mrs T Elarfa

Year 3 Class Teacher (Sycamore): Miss A Hicks

Year 3 Class Teacher (Beech):

Miss K Scott

Teaching Assistant: Miss I Gilkes
Teaching Assistant: Mrs D Hopgood
Year 4 Class Teacher (Chestnut): Miss S Pomeroy
Year 4 Class Teacher (Elm): Miss L Wilson
Teaching Assistant: Mrs M Gingell  
Teaching Assistant:

Miss R Foy

Year 5/6 Class Teacher (Ash): Mr M Hancock
Year 5/6 Class Teacher (Hazel): Mrs L Campbell
Year 5/6 Class Teacher (Oak): Miss K Oram
Higher Level Teaching Assistant: Vacancy
Higher Level Teaching Assistant: Mrs W Hale
Covid Catch Up Teacher Mrs R Foster
Covid Catch Up & Class Teacher Mrs H Basham
Higher Level Teaching Assistant: Miss C Clarke

Our School Office team

Operations Manager: Mr D Phillips
Admin Officer and Attendance Lead: Mrs K Gericke
Finance Assistant: Mrs T Farmer
Receptionist: Mrs L Curtis
Caretaker: Mr M Bolton


Our Local Governing Body


Name Appointed Interests Declared
Clerk to Local Governors: Mrs R Nmadu-Cole N/A N/A
Chair: Gareth Owen May 2013 Trustee at The Gate; Trustee at Barnabas Fellowship of Churches; Trustee and Director at Love your Community; Proprietor of TLG Reading (Independent School)
Local Governor
Gaelle Rabarison September 2018 None Declared
Local Governor Biyi Oloko June 2020

Board of Trustees for SolarBrite; Board member for Peopleforte Limited; Reading Independent Police Advisory Group (Voluntary)

Local Governors are appointed by Anthem Schools Trust. They serve for a term of four years and can be re-elected for a further four years to serve a maximum of eight years.
As a multi academy trust Anthem trustees hold responsibilities for our school. Please see the attached Governance Framework Scheme of Delegation for further information.