Meet Our Staff


At Cofton, we have a dedicated team of school staff comprised of teachers, learning support assistants, sports coaches, office staff, site staff and breakfast and lunchtime supervisors. We supplement this by buying in specialist providers of Music, Dance, History, Drama etc ...  In addition, we work closely with specialist staff from Pupil and School Support Service (PSS), the Communication and Autism Team (CAT), the Educational Psychology Service, the City of Birmingham School (COBS) and the School Nurse.



Staffing (2020-21)

Head Teacher: Mrs D Dudt  (Deputy Designated Senior Lead for Safeguarding/SPOC)   


Deputy Head Teacher:  Miss P Poleon (Designated Senior Lead for Safeguarding)


Assistant Head Teacher: Mr T Bentley  (Deputy Designated Senior Lead for Safeguarding)


SENDCo:  Ms H Bray  (Deputy Designated Senior Lead for Safeguarding/Lead for Medical Needs)



Early Years:


Acorn: Mrs M Clayton and Miss R Dutton (EYFS Leaders)



Key Stage One:


Y1 Beech: Mrs R Hanson / Mrs V Moore


Y1 Birch:  Mr A Rotherham 


Y2 Cherry: Miss J Whitehouse  


Y2 Cedar: Mrs C Beesley (Key Stage One Leader) 



Key Stage Two:


Y3 Elm: Mrs C Leadbetter / Mrs I Troupe


Y3 Elder: Miss K Johnson

Y4 Holly: Miss V Cunningham (Lower Key Stage Two Leader - Y3 & 4)


Y4 Hazel: Mr M Hamilton

Y5 Larch: Mr T Bentley (Upper Key Stage Two Leader - Y5 & 6 and Assistant Head Teacher)


Y5 Lime: Mrs H Fleming/Mrs J Andrews

Y6 Oak: Mrs J Gallagher

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Computing Teacher: Mrs P Milligan   

Learning Support Assistants:


Acorn: Mrs N Workman and Mrs N Bridgen 

Key Stage 1:  Mr R Taylor, Mrs D Brown, Mrs J Ashmore and Mrs G Unwin
Key Stage 2: Mr S Kelly (HLTA), Mrs M Dowen (HLTA) and Miss L Killilea (HLTA)

IT Manager: Mr  H Janjua

Sports Coach: Mr C O'Hanlon

Lunchtime Supervisors: Mrs S Henn, Mrs K Powell, Ms L Aizlewood, Mrs B Hibbert,

                                          Ms T Cox, Mrs F Zammit, Mrs A Trevis, Mrs D Martin, Mr M Fall, Ms T Harvey, Mrs S Hughes,

                                          Ms L Newman (Relief) and Mrs J Soar (Relief)

Breakfast Club Supervisors: Mrs S Henn, Ms L Aizlewood,  Mrs F Zammit and Mrs A Trevis 

After School Club Supervisors: Mrs F Zammit and Mrs A Trevis


Senior Office Manager: Mr J Shattock (contact for general enquiries)
Administrative Staff: Miss A O'Hanlon (contact for general enquiries) 


Site Manager: Mr N Hartland                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Cleaning Staff: Mrs S Jones & Mrs D Moss



Professional Development of Staff (2019-20)

The Staff were involved in a variety of training sessions last academic year, including:  Safeguarding and Child Protection; Online Safety; PREVENT; Asthma; Epilepsy; Allergies; Special Educational Needs; Outstanding Teaching and Learning; Behaviour; Leadership and Management;  Reading Comprehension;Talk for Writing; Grammar Teaching; Mastery in Maths; PSHE (SCARF); History; Paediatric First Aid; Forest School; Food Hygiene - Level 2; Fire Marshall training etc.