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Meet the team


Executive Headteacher

Victoria Briggs, BA (Hons) QTS, NPQH.

Vicky has been the Head of the school since January 2014. She is a proud mother to two wonderful children who both attend schools within Warrington. She has worked across three different schools across the town, teaching across all age ranges and is currently studying towards the National Professional Qualification for Executive Leadership. Vicky is the Executive Principal of Primary for The Challenge Academy Trust and is part of the Strategic Central Executive Team of The Challenge Academy Trust (TCAT). Vicky is a governor of a local High School. She regularly supports school improvement in other schools and is currently part of Warrington Borough Council's Associate Advisory Team.


Head of School

Lisa Wilding BEd (Hons), NPQSL

Lisa joined Team GSP as the school's Deputy Headteacher in September 2016 having taught at another Warrington primary school for 20 years. She has vast experience in teaching children across the primary range and honestly could not imagine doing anything else - she thinks it's the best job in the world! As Head of School, Lisa supports Mrs Briggs in leading the school, she also leads on curriculum development, teaching and learning practices, assessment and reading across GSP. Lisa enjoys working in partnership with our other Challenge Academy Trust schools and sits on various Teaching and Learning Hubs for the Trust. She is currently studying for the National Professional Qualification for Headteachers. When she's not at GSP, she loves to spend time with her family and dogs; she is the very proud mum to 3 girls and to her beautiful grandson who was born during lockdown! 


Assistant Headteacher

Tom Gawne BA (Hons) QTS, NPQML

Tom joined Great Sankey Primary in 2014 as the Year 5 class teacher from a school in Liverpool, before being promoted to the senior leadership team in January 2018. He has lots of experience in teaching children across the primary age range and has spent the last few years teaching in Year 6. As the Assistant Headteacher, Tom supports the Executive Head and Head of School in the day to day running of the school and leads out on English, pupil premium, global schools, key stage coordination, and transition; as well as supporting the development of teaching and learning practices across school. Over recent years, Tom has helped to establish the OXNET project alongside Oxford and Cambridge University and is currently studying for his NPQSL. He is a local authority moderator for KS2 and leads the TCAT Primary English Hub – also sitting on the TCAT Transition Hub. In his free time, Tom sits on the board of Governors at Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School being responsible for quality and standards and enjoys travelling and spending time with his family and friends.


Senior Leader: SENDco and Inclusion Lead

Nia Williams BA (Hons) PGCE

Nia joined Great Sankey Primary in 2017 having taught in 3 different primary schools for 24 years at that point and been KS2 lead, Acting Assistant Head and Acting Deputy Head in her most recent school. Since joining Great Sankey Primary, Nia has taught in UKS2, as she has predominantly throughout her career, although she does have experience teaching across the full primary age range. Nia has been responsible for leading many primary subjects throughout her career and currently acts as Science leader within GSP. From September 2020, Nia will be the school’s SENDCo and will be working closely in partnership with parents and carers to ensure that all children, regardless of any additional needs and disability, develop the attitudes, behaviours and skills to enable them to learn. As well as co-ordinating SEND across the school, Nia is a member of the safeguarding team. Furthermore, Nia has a real passion for music and enjoys running the school choir -  particularly enjoying giving children to opportunity to develop their confidence through performances. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching films, going to the gym and spending time with friends and family.


Senior Leader: Facilities & Operations Strategic Lead

Stacie Rowlands BA (Hons) QTS, MaST, NPQSL

Stacie joined GSP in January 2014 having taught in different schools in Liverpool, Essex and another Warrington school.  She has a wealth of experience teaching children across the primary age range from Reception to Year 6 and although she can’t choose a favourite year group, she definitely feels more at home in Key Stage 2.  Stacie is a Maths Specialist Teacher and has recently completed Managing Health and Safety in Schools training.  Stacie leads on Health and Safety, Educational Visits, Enrichment Activities and Geography across the whole school.  Stacie is a proud mum to two young boys and when she’s not in school, she spends her time going to football matches, gymnastics, swimming and watching Paw Patrol!


Senior Leader: Early Years, Personal Development & Mental Health

Jayne Wrangles BEd (Hons)

Jayne was lucky enough to secure a post at GSP 21 years ago. She previously taught KS1 for Wigan LEA. Jayne's expertise lies in the Early Years Foundation Stage, she is a Specialist Leader in EYFS and provides School Direct training and Moderation for the LEA. Jayne is the very proud Mum of 2 wonderful daughters. As well as teaching in EYFS and KS1, Jayne leads EYFS, PSHE and SMSC across school.


Administration, Technical and Site Team

Office Secretary: Mrs Pat Vaughan

Finance Officer: Mrs Angela Harrison

Site Manager: Mr Ian Williams & Mr Don Hurst

IT Technician : Mr Tony Morris

Children's Champion Team (Safeguarding, SEN, Mental Health)

Safeguarding Team: Mrs Vicky Briggs, Mrs Lisa Wilding, Mrs Nia Williams (SENDco), Miss Sarah Leah

Pastoral, Early Help and Mental Health Lead: Miss Sarah Leah

Mental Health and Well-being team: Mrs Jayne Wrangles and Miss Sarah Leah

Mental Health First Aid Trained: Mrs Vicky Briggs

SENDco: Mrs Nia Williams

Speech and Language: Mrs Julie Pearson

Early Years Foundation Stage Team

Head of Early Years / Phase Leader : Mrs Jayne Wrangles (Cherry Tree class)

Nursery Teacher (Seedlings class): Mrs Sharon Johnson and Mrs Liz Mayers

Reception Teacher (Lime Tree class): Miss Aspinall / Mrs Garvey

Reception Teacher (Cherry Tree class): Mrs Jayne Wrangles & Mrs Jane Foy

Nursery Assistant: Mrs Angela McVey

Reception Assistant: Mrs Janet Mahony

Reception Assistant:  Mrs Michelle Gibson


Key Stage One Team

Willow Tree class (Y1): Mrs Karen Gow

Sycamore Tree class (Y1/2): Mrs Debbie Moore

Maple Tree class (Y2): Mrs Helen Walley & Mrs Sarah Franklin

Key Stage One Assistant: Mrs Jenny Pilkington

Key Stage One Assistant: Mrs Paula Wilks

Key Stage One Assistant: Mrs Julie Pearson

Lower Key Stage Two Team (Years 3&4)

Elm Tree class (Y3): Mr Stuart Johnson

Hazel Tree class (Y3/4): Mr Tom Gawne (Assistant Head)

Beech Tree class (Y4): Miss Jessica Heywood

Key Stage Two Assistant: Mrs Jo Al'Moukhtar

Upper Key Stage Two Team (Years 5&6)

Pine Tree class (Y5): Miss Emma Reddaway & Mrs Stacie Rowlands (Senior Leader)

Oak Tree class (Y5/6): Mr David Ellis

Elder Tree class (Y6): Mrs Nia Williams (SENDco)

Year 6 core teaching: Mrs Lisa Wilding

Key Stage Two Assistant: Mrs Jo Al-Moukhtar

Learning Support Team

Learning Support Assistant: Mrs Sharon King

Learning Support Assistant: Mrs Rachel Kerridge

Learning Support Assistant: Mrs Neesha Culverwell

Learning Support Assistant: Mrs Emma Hall

Higher Level Teaching Assistants (PPA, Pastoral and Safeguarding)

HLTA: Mrs Kelly Christopher

HLTA: Miss Sarah Leah

Curriculum Subject Specialist Team

Curriculum Subject Specialist Team

Specialist Leader in English (Appointed TCAT) Mrs Lisa Wilding

Specialist Leader in EYFS (Appointed GSTS) Mrs Jayne Wrangles

Sports Coaches: Partnership with Progressive Sports

Mid-day Assistants

Mrs Emma Hall

Mrs Emma Hunter

Mrs Neesha Culverwell

Mrs Rachel Frangleton

Mrs Debbie Soens

Mrs Jen Addley

Mrs Mandy Sheridan

Mrs Dawn Beggs

Mrs Angela Coleman

Mrs Karin Snape

Miss Laura Fleming

*NB Teaching Assistants are part of our lunchtime supervision team as an additional first aider and a member of SLT is on duty daily

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