School Leaders and Teachers
Mrs Williams is an experienced teacher and leader, having worked for the schools within the GLA since 2009. Following a role on the leadership team at Bishops Cleeve Primary, she was appointed to the Trust-wide role of Director of Early Years as an Assistant Headteacher, working across all the GLA schools. Mrs Williams was also part of the Trusts School Improvement Team, which required her to provide leadership and guidance both within the GLA and to failing schools outside of the GLA. In this role, Mrs Williams worked across all year groups, and with colleagues in leadership positions.
Mrs Williams will be in school Monday-Thursday
Mr ClowesAssistant Headteacher/ Pink Class Teacher
Mr Clowes is a highly experienced teacher who has worked across different age classes in his teaching career. He is really enjoying working at Longford Park Primary Academy and 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 MerrettKS2 Phase Leader/ Pink Class Teacher
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.
Mrs WiggallKS1 Phase Leader/ Blue Class Teacher
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'.
Miss Leggott currently manages a large team of support staff across the alliance, monitoring and supporting the needs of children identified as requiring additional intervention and provision. Emma has a vast amount of experience in various roles across the GLA and is deployed at Longford for one day each week to co-ordinate SEN.
Miss ValenteRed Class Teacher
Miss Valente joined Longford in September 2019, and previously worked in Reception in one of our GLA schools for two years. Miss Valente 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
Miss PierceYellow Class Teacher
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 year 1 curriculum and likes to make learning as fun and engaging for the children.
Mrs PiperBlue Class Teacher
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!
Miss HathwayGreen Class Teacher
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!