School Support Staff
Mrs ArnoldSchool Secretary
Mrs Arnold has years of experience working in a variety of roles within the Gloucestershire Learning Alliance, including Springbank Primary Academy and Rowanfield Junior School. She is also our Attendance and Admissions Officer, and is always available in the school office to answer any queries.
Mrs YoungSchool Receptionist & Midday Supervisor
This is my first job within a school after leaving education myself. I have lived in Longford for 8 years and have 2 children who also attend the school. As a family, we are avid Forest Green Rovers fans!
Mrs HamiltonPPA Cover/ Pink Class HLTA
Mrs Hamilton has been living and teaching in Cheltenham for some years after moving from London where she trained to be a teacher. Prior to that Mrs Hamilton worked as a SEN Teaching Assistant. She is enjoying being part of the Flying High family at Longford Park Primary Academy and supporting children with their learning journey.
Mrs BetteridgePink Class HLTA
Mrs Cotton-Betteridge has previously worked as a TA for over 20 years in a primary school in Cheltenham, 15 of those years as a HLTA. She has worked in all year groups, but is particularly experienced in upper KS2, where she loves teaching English and Maths. She especially enjoys the children's humour and individual personalities, and wants to help them all achieve their best. Her interests include singing and playing netball.
Mrs FinchPurple Class TA
Mrs Finch is a highly experienced Teaching Assistant. During 2012, she graduated with a BA(Hons) in Education and then qualified as a Forest School Leader. She has worked in all year groups from Reception to Year 6. Amanda is very creative and has a particular interest in reading and mathematics. She is passionate about nurturing and supporting all children in order for them to reach their full potential.
Miss SimondsGreen Class TA
Miss Simonds lives in Longford and was a Midday Supervisor for some years. During this time, she has completed a qualification to become a teaching assistant. Miss Simonds has two daughters. From September 2018, she joined the class teams, providing additional teaching assistant support whilst qualifiying. She has kindly volunteered for us throughout 2017 and 2018 and is now a full-time TA in Year 3 .
Miss EmbleyBlue Class TA
Miss Embley joined the LPPA team in September 2021 as teaching assistant in our year 2 class. She has been a teaching assistant for three years. She enjoys reading, watching films and walks with her children as well as cooking and baking.
Mrs HerridgeYellow Class TA
Mrs Herridge works in our Year 1 class full time. Previously she worked in Reception. She lives locally in Longlevens and has two children. Sarah has been a teaching assistant for some years working in EYFS, key stage 1 and providing SEN support. She has enjoyed working at Longford Park since we opened in 2017.
Mrs Herring (Currently on maternity leave)Red Class TA
Mrs Herring (Currently on maternity leave)
Mrs Herring was very excited to join the Reception team, having previously worked in Pink Class in KS2 last year. She has had quite a variety of jobs prior to training as a teaching assistant including farmer, florist and wing walker! Mrs Herring is very arty and creative!
Miss BroadwayReception TA (Maternity leave cover)
Miss Broadway has joined our team as teaching assistant in our Reception class covering Mrs Herring's maternity leave. She is an enthusiastic, friendly member of staff and she loves to be outdoors and helping children find new ways to be creative, learning through play. She enjoys gardening and painting, both of which she likes to incorporate at school. Miss Broadway is also currently undertaking teacher training.
Mr Beal joined our school in January 2021 as our first official Caretaker, overseeing the school site and looking after our school building.
Miss JessopBreakfast Club, After School Club Lead and Lead Midday Supervisor
Miss Jessop has lived in Longlevens all her life she has previously worked at another school for 17 yrs as a MDSA & 6 yrs as a SMDSA. She enjoys supporting all the children at Longford Park.
Mrs JessopBreakfast Club Assistant
Mrs Jessop lives locally in Longlevens. She has grown up children. Having worked in two schools one for 5 years another for 30 years as a MDSA, She has gained a lot of experience. She enjoys welcoming the children to Breakfast Club in the mornings, helping them get settled for a great day of learning.
Miss JordanMidday Supervisor and After School Club Supervisor
Miss Jordan has lived in Longford for a few years. She has two daughters who currently attend the school. This is her first time working in a school setting but says it's the best and most joyful job she's had!
Miss SuttonTeaching Assistant (one 2 one role)
Miss Sutton works in reception providing 1:1 support and joined the school in April 2021.
She has an early years background and has also spent time providing 1:1 support for children with SEN over the last ten years. She is passionate in supporting those with SEN enabling them to reach their full potential alongside their peers.
Miss MillerMidday Supervisor
My name is Beth Miller (not Elizabeth that's my naughty name)
I am 27 years old and I'm a first time Mum with a 3.5yr old daughter named Keira.
I am a huge fan of animals and films, also think it's fair to say I'm obsessed with Johnny Depp (and a boy band called The Wanted)
I have worked at Longford Park since July 2021 and have really enjoyed myself; working with the kids and forming bonds with many of them it makes or the more enjoyable. The staff are all really friendly and great to work with, hoping I can still see myself here in several years time!
Mrs GarudMidday Supervisor
I moved from Swindon to Gloucester in 2020. I am loving Gloucester very much. I am Engineering Graduate. I have been working with children from start of my career. I have 2 school going children, daughter is 13 years old and son is 7 years old. We are sports loving family. I am a Badminton player and play League matches in Gloucestershire. I am enjoying my MDSA job