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Our Staff Team

Executive Headteacher:   Mrs Ellis



Head of School and SENDCo:  Mrs Santy



Chair of Governors:  Mrs Uprichard (contactable through the school)


EYFS:    Miss Patel

Supported by; Mrs Van Heezik


Year 1:  Miss Meer & Mrs Hayes

Supported by; Miss Whitehurst, Mrs Carvel, Mrs Watson and Mrs Cave


Year 2:  Mrs Bourne

Supported by; Mrs Goodey, Mr Craft, Mr Moyse and Miss Jean


Year 3:  Mrs Hobbs

Supported by; Mrs Gadsby, Mrs Handley and Mrs Carter


Year 4:  Mrs Lewis / Miss Whiting

Supported by Mr Powell, Mr Clamp, Mrs Wainwright and Miss Dean


Year 5:  Miss Johnson

Supported by; Mrs Chambers


Year 6:  Miss Lindsay

Supported by; Mrs Chambers

Mr Whadcoat & Mr Durr will support PE throughout the school


Mrs Gadsby runs our Forest School and alternative provision here in school.


Miss Stewart continues to support lunchtimes and runs our afterschool provision.
Miss Smith runs our breakfast club.  


Office Staff:  Mrs Marriott & Mrs Shepherd

Premises Officer:  Mr Cave




A little bit more about us...


Head of School and SENDCo - Mrs Santy


My name is Vicky Santy and I am Head of School at Moira.  Over the years I have developed a love of reading and writing. There is nothing better than to share a good book with children so you will often find me reading a story or talking about books! I also love to teach writing and I am passionate about sharing this with children across the school. Out of school, I spend as much time as possible with my family, often walking our puppy, Winnie. I am excited about my new role within the school and I am proud to be a part of the Moira team.


Teaching Staff


 Miss Patel is the Reception class teacher.


Hi, my name is Miss Meer and I teach in Year One.

I love reading and my favourite books are the Harry Potter series and Phillip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy.I love the outdoors and my favourite times are spent walking, especially in the Peak District.

I am a huge Elvis Presley fan. I love all of his songs and my ambition is to visit his home, Graceland one day!




My name is Mandy Bourne and I teach in Year Two. At the weekend I travel across the Midlands, supporting my three girls play hockey. I stand on the side lines wrapped up in three tops, two pairs of trousers, two jumpers, two pairs of socks, a woolly hat, a pair of gloves and a very warm coat. Secretly, I am crossing my fingers and hoping there will be no broken bones.



My name is Mrs Hobbs and I am class teacher in Year Three. I love sport, which is why I am always getting children involved in different clubs and competitions, but my favourite is running. I have completed 7 marathons with my best time in 3 hours 24 minutes. You will normally find me running around trying to get different jobs done or outside whenever possible. I am now also a Forest School trained leader so now take different classes and groups into our woods. I love taking learning outside whenever I can. At home, I have a little boy called Eric and a little girl called Millie. They are both very cheeky and smiley. I

love spending my free time with them - normally going on walks and feeding the ducks.


My name is Danielle Lewis and I teach in Year Four. I live with my husband and two children and we have a few pets; Ted the dog, Fluffy the cat, Ernie the tortoise, four chickens (Deirdre, Priscilla, Hyacinth and Flower) and Mr & Mrs Fish. My favourite colour is pink and my favourite foods are Cadbury's chocolate and baked beans (not at the same time).





Hello, I am Deb Johnson and I teach in Year Five.  At the weekend, I love to watch Leicester City play some magnificent football or walk my slightly naughty dog. She is called Daisy.  I love eating flying saucers and ice gems but I'm not fond of cheese or spicy food. I am passionate about developing the 'whole' child and my interests include wellbeing, emotional literacy as well as Personal Development. 




My name is Annie Lindsay and I teach in Year Six. I enjoy going travelling to new destinations. My favourite place I have been to so far is New York City. One day I would love to travel around the USA on a big adventure. 






  Miss Whiting 


Support Staff


I am Kathy van Heezik and I work with the reception children. I love being in the company of my family and friends and going on holidays. I enjoy many simple pleasures in life - cooking and baking; gardening and growing my own fruit and vegetables; arts and crafts and just creating in general.






My name is Mrs Goodey and I work in Year 2.   I am happily married to Marc with 4 beautiful children; Charlotte, Nicola, Eleanor and William.  My World!

Moira School has been a big part of my life for many years and I would describe myself as fun, loving and caring.   My favourite things are; Michael Buble, cruise holidays, spaghetti bolognaise and buying handbags.  I can't eat lamb!




 Mrs Cave


My name is Miss Whitehurst and I am a Teaching Assistant for Year 1. I have been working here since August 2014 and really enjoy my time here in school. I like keeping busy and am a member of our PTFA.  In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. My favourite film of all time is the Lion King and my favourite things to eat are sweets!





 Mr Craft
 Miss Jean
I am Mrs Wainwright and I currently work 1.5 days per week supporting Year 4. I have 3 boys at home who are the best! In my spare time I spend a lot of it attending motor cross races with my boys. If I am not doing that I enjoy spending time with family and friends






My name is Gemma Gadsby and you will find me mainly supporting in Year 3, although I have worked with most of the classes at some point supporting in different ways. I live at home with my husband, 2 children and our cat Creeeky! I love animals and we are hoping to have a dog soon! In my spare time I love being with my family going on walks and having picnics. I also love practicing yoga and going swimming. 


 Mr Clamp
 Mrs Handley
Mrs Carter


Mr Whadcoat 








Mr Powell 


Lunchtime Supervisor & Afterschool Club Leader - Miss Stewart


My name is Jodie Stewart. I am a lunchtime supervisor and from September 2023 will be running our afterschool provision. I love having fun with all the children and especially enjoy doing craft activities with them and making children smile. At home I have 3 boys and we all love going on walks and playing/watching football.





Office Manager - Mrs Marriott