Meet the Staff

We are rightly proud of our staff members who work hard to ensure that our school is a safe‚ supportive and nurturing environment for our pupils.

Photograph of Mrs Samantha Fisher (Headteacher)
Picture of Mrs Samantha Fisher (Headteacher)

Mrs Samantha Fisher
Headteacher

Hello‚  I am Miss Fisher. I also teach the Hawks. When I am not in school‚ I like to watch all sports especially rugby league. I also like to travel to far off places with my family.

Photograph of Mr Andrew Corker (Teacher)
Picture of Mr Andrew Corker (Teacher)

Mr Andrew Corker
Teacher

Hello‚ I teach music to the children. When I am not in school‚ I run bands‚ orchestras and choirs (see more on Ridgewaymusic.co.uk). I also run a small farm! 

Photograph of Mrs Hannah Daley (Teacher)
Picture of Mrs Hannah Daley (Teacher)

Mrs Hannah Daley
Teacher

Hello‚ my name is Miss Daley and I teach the Puffins at Hope Primary School. When I am not in school‚ I like to travel and discover new places. I also enjoy reading.and spending time with my family.

Feel free to contact me at: hdaly@hope.derbyshire.sch.uk

Photograph of Mrs Judith Dunne (Teacher)
Picture of Mrs Judith Dunne (Teacher)

Mrs Judith Dunne
Teacher

Hello‚ I am Mrs Dunne. I work part-time at Hope Primary School. When I am not teaching or working on school matters‚ I enjoy gardening‚ watching football and spending time with my family. I lovereading especially Lucinda Riley’s books.

Feel free to contact me at: jdunne@hope.derbyshire.sch.uk

Photograph of Mrs Nadine Weston (Teacher)
Picture of Mrs Nadine Weston (Teacher)

Mrs Nadine Weston
Teacher

Hello‚ I am Mrs Weston. I teach the Wise Owls. When I am not teaching‚ I like to drum‚ dance and go for a dive around the world.

Feel free to contact me at: nadinew1@hope.derbyshire.sch.uk

Photograph of Mrs Sally Winfield (Teacher)
Picture of Mrs Sally Winfield (Teacher)

Mrs Sally Winfield
Teacher

Hello‚ I am Mrs Winfield and I teach the Puffins. Cricket is my passion. I love team games and running in the hills.

Feel free to contact me at swinfield1@hope.derbyshire.sch.uk

Photograph of Mrs Marie Dickinson (Teaching Assistant)
Picture of Mrs Marie Dickinson (Teaching Assistant)

Mrs Marie Dickinson
Teaching Assistant

Hello‚ I help the teachers in the Owls and Puffins classes. When I am not in school‚ I love making things and walking my dog‚ Mac.

Photograph of Mrs Laura Smith (Teaching Assistant)
Picture of Mrs Laura Smith (Teaching Assistant)

Mrs Laura Smith
Teaching Assistant

Hello‚ I am Mrs Smith and I help the teachers in their classrooms. When I am not at school‚ I like swimming‚ reading and spending time with my family.

Photograph of Mrs Sharon Witchalls (Teaching Assistant)
Picture of Mrs Sharon Witchalls (Teaching Assistant)

Mrs Sharon Witchalls
Teaching Assistant

Hello‚ I work with children on a one to one basis and in groups in the ’Nest’. When I am not in school‚ I like reading‚ walking‚ swimming‚ spending time with my family and drinking large cups of tea!

Photograph of Mrs Kate Beckwith (School Cook)
Picture of Mrs Kate Beckwith (School Cook)

Mrs Kate Beckwith
School Cook

Hello‚ I am Mrs Beckwith. When I am not cooking dinners for the children‚ I love riding my friend’s Clydescale horse called Hero and looking after my daughter’s Irish Sports horse called Mister Bzik.

Photograph of Mrs Lorraine Brown (Dinner Lady)
Picture of Mrs Lorraine Brown (Dinner Lady)

Mrs Lorraine Brown
Dinner Lady

Hello.  I am Miss Brown and I help serving dinners. When I am not in school‚ I like to show my Welsh mountain pony.

Photograph of Miss Margaret Somerset (Dinner Lady)
Picture of Miss Margaret Somerset (Dinner Lady)

Miss Margaret Somerset
Dinner Lady

Hello‚ I am Mrs Somerset. I help serving dinners. When I am not at school‚ I like reading and enjoying time with my grand children.

Photograph of Mrs Claire Huntington (Secretary)
Picture of Mrs Claire Huntington (Secretary)

Mrs Claire Huntington
Secretary

Hello‚ I am Mrs Huntington and I am the school secretary. Out of school‚ I enjoy walking in our beautiful countryside‚ horse riding and enjoying family time.

Photograph of Mr Jon Pearson (Sports Coach)
Picture of Mr Jon Pearson (Sports Coach)

Mr Jon Pearson
Sports Coach

Hello‚ I am Mr Pearson. When I am not in school I love roaming the hills on my mountain bike or playing with my two children Poppy and Jack.

Photograph of Mr Rick Spencer (Sports Coach)
Picture of Mr Rick Spencer (Sports Coach)

Mr Rick Spencer
Sports Coach

Hello‚ I am Mr Spencer. When I am not in school‚ I like walking my dog Jasmine and coach rugby at Sheffield Tigers.