Our Staff

Our Staff

Mr Neil Hanford

Headteacher & Key Stage 1 Teacher

Subject Co-ordinator / Key Role: Science; PSHE


Mrs Gemma Boucetla

Nursery and Reception (EYFS) Teacher 

Subject Co-ordinator / Key Role: EYFS lead; Literacy; Art; Design Technology and SENDCO


Mrs Anna Paxton

KS2 Teacher, PE Teacher - whole school.

Subject Co-ordinator/ Key Role: KS2, PE & Balanceability, History and Geography


Miss Liz Thorpe

Key Stage 2 Teacher

Subject Co-ordinator: Maths


Mr Richard Fox

Key Stage 1 Teacher


Mrs Charlotte Hawkins

Teaching Assistant Key Stage 2 

Subject Co-ordinator / Key Role: KS2 support: Staff Governor


Miss Linley Westgarth

Teaching Assistant

Subject Co-ordinator / Key Role: EYFS 


Mrs Becky Baker

Teaching Assistant/ Teacher

Subject Co-ordinator / Key Role: Interventions, Key Stage 1/Key Stage 2 support

Miss Joanne Couzens 

Teaching Assistant KS1

Subject Co-ordinator / Key Role: Before and After School Club

Mrs Merope Pease

Teaching Assistant

Subject Co-ordinator / Key Role: KS1 support


Mrs Jill Cameron

Teaching Assistant

Subject Co-ordinator / Key Role: EYFS and KS1


Mrs Catherine Bolam

Teaching Assistant

Subject Co-ordinator / Key Role: EYFS

Mrs Kate Combe



Mr. Jake Tinsley

Teaching Assistant

Subject Co-ordinator / Key Role: KS2 1:1 support


Miss Snowball

Catering Manager


Mrs Shirley Byerley

Catering Assistant / EYFS Teaching Assistant


Mrs Liza Hamer


Key Role: Health & Safety Co-ordinator


Miss Pippa Wilde 

Dance coach

Safeguarding and SEN Roles

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL): Mr Neil Hanford (Headteacher)

Governor responsible: Miss Sophie Davidson

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Gemma Boucetla

Staff member trained in Safer Recruitment: Mr Neil Hanford

Governor responsible for Safer Recruitment: Mrs Liz Giuliani

Child Protection Team Members:  Miss Liz Thorpe, Mrs Anna Paxton

Strategic Prevent Lead / Single Point of Contact for Prevent (SPoC): Mr Neil Hanford

LAC: Mr Neil Hanford

SENDCO: Mrs Gemma Boucetla

Governor responsible for SENDCO: Mrs Liz Giuliani

E-safety Co-ordinator: Mr Neil Hanford

Deputy E-safety Co-ordinator: Mrs Charlotte Hawkins

E-Safety Team Members: Mr Neil Hanford


BFS is a participating member of the “Operation Encompass” initiative to safeguard children who are affected by domestic abuse.