School Leaders and Teachers
Mr ClowesAssistant Headteacher/ Pink Class Teacher (Year 5/6)
Mr Clowes is a highly experienced teacher who has worked across different age classes in his teaching career. He really enjoys working at Longford Park Primary Academy, alongside all the families who join the school. He is passionate that all children can achieve and become confident individuals during their time at school. Mr Clowes will be overseeing the junior classes supporting all the children with their own learning journeys.
Mrs MerrettSENDCO/ KS2 Phase Leader/ Pink Class Teacher (Year 5/6)
Mrs Merrett is a very experienced teacher who joined us from another GLA school in September 2019, Rowanfield Junior School. She enjoys helping children to achieve their very best and hopes that they have fun doing so! Mrs Merrett has worked as part of the GLA for many years and has a particular interest in reading and inclusion.
Miss PiercePurple Class Teacher (Year 4)
Miss Pierce joined Longford in September 2019, and previously worked in year 1 for two years in one of our GLA schools. Her priorities are to work with all the children and parents at Longford to ensure the children have the best possible experiences in school. She is passionate about the curriculum and likes to make learning as fun and engaging for the children.
Miss HathwayGreen Class Teacher (Year 3)
Miss Hathway has been working in the GLA for 3 years now. She enjoys working in KS2 and always looks to ensure that children receive the best possible education and support. Her favourite subjects to teach are English and Reading as she is an avid reader herself. She loves to make learning enjoyable and hope all children will 'Fly High' this year!
Mrs WiggallKS1 Phase Leader/ Blue Class Teacher (Year 2)
Mrs Wiggall was thrilled to join Longford Park in 2019 as KS1 and EYFS Lead. She has been part of the GLA since it was first established and has many years experience of teaching and learning. Mrs Wiggall is passionate about making learning enjoyable and exciting whilst 'Flying High'.
Mrs PiperBlue Class Teacher (Year 2 - currently on maternity leave)
Mrs Piper has been teaching for 12 years (3 years at Rowanfield Infant School and 9 years at BCPA). She is excited about being back in KS1 and is passionate about providing learning opportunities which are practical, engaging and fun!
Mr BylesYellow Class Teacher (Year 1)
Mr Byles joined Longford Park Primary Academy in 2020 whilst training to be a teacher, where he worked in Year One. He enjoyed getting to know the pupils, staff and families at Longford. Before teacher training, Mr Byles worked in another school as a teaching assistant for ten years, supporting children of all age groups as well as running a breakfast club and an after-school club provision. Mr Byles is a passionate teacher, who wants to make learning exciting and inspire all pupils to achieve their best as well as be their best at Longford.
Mrs HarrisonRed Class Teacher (Reception)
Mrs Harrison joined Longford in September 2019, and previously worked in Reception in one of our GLA schools for two years. Mrs Harrison, previously known as Miss Valente, before her marriage in June 2022, is passionate about working alongside parents to ensure children have the best possible time in Reception. This includes providing the children with activities that are exciting and engaging, and help support their learning and development across all areas of the curriculum.
Mrs BestBlue Class Teacher (Year 2 maternity cover)
Mrs Best has been teaching for 13 years across a range of year groups in different schools in Gloucestershire. Her passion is PE and she encourages children to be actively involved in as much physical activity as possible. She loves to help children blossom and grow to be the best that they can be.