• Eastrop Infant School is very proud to be part of Grove Learning Trust

Meet our Staff

TRUST Leadership Team

Aaron Griffiths

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of

Grove Learning Trust 


Executive Head Teacher and  

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leader 

Paula Bartlett

Chief Finance and Operations Officer

(CFOO) of Grove Learning Trust 


Partnership School Business Manager 

 Academy Leadership Team


Melanie James

Head of School

Designated Safeguarding Leader (DSL)




Lucy Mitchell

Early Years Leader 

Designated Safeguarding Leader (DSL) for the nursery provision based at Southfield

Michelle Tkocz

Acting Inclusion Leader & SENCo

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leader (DDSL)


Kimberley O'Sullivan

Assistant Head Teacher

Inclusion Leader & SENCo

Designated Safeguarding Leader (DSL) 

On Maternity Leave 



Lucy Mitchell

Nursery Class Teacher 



Angelita Price

Reception Class Teacher

Music Leader


Katie Mundy

Reception Class Teacher (M - W)


Michelle Tkocz

Reception Class Teacher (Th-F)

Becky Vardy

Year 1 Class Teacher

R.E, PSHEC and School Council Leader



Ellie Ayres

Year 2 Class Teacher

Science Leader

Iain Mazonowicz

Year 1 Class Teacher

Maths & Computing Leader


Natalie Saunders

Year 2 Class Teacher

English and PE & Sports Leader

Laura Chamberlain

Mental Health and Wellbeing Leader & Assistant SENCo 




LEARNING SUPPORT & SCHool office staff

 Sarah Turner

Learning Support Assistant

First Aid and Health Leader


Micaiah Lusty

 Learning Support Assistant

Eastrop's Cookery School Leader 

Family Play Coordinator 

Sacha Morgan

Learning Support Assistant

Casual Lunch Time Play Leader 


Sarah Mangham

Learning Support Assistant

Early Birds Breakfast Club Leader


Nick Smith

P.P.A. Cover

Forest Schools Leader

Sue Stewart

Learning Support Assistant

Shooting Stars After School Club Worker 

Hayley Mathieson

Finance Officer 


Hana Sheikh

Early Years Educator  


Claudine Woodman

School Office Receptionist

Admin and Attendance Officer 

Syree Smith

Learning Support Assistant 

Nursery and Reception Classes 


 Lunchtime PLAY LEADERS & Wraparound staff

Liz Payne

Senior Play Leader


Sarah Brewer

Play Leader and Shooting Stars

After School Club leader 

Stephanie Van Vuuren

 Play Leader

Sarah Griffin

Play Leader

Nathalie Ukwu

 Play Leader


Cathy Talmage

 Early Birds Assistant 

Hana Sheikh

 Shooting Stars Assistant 



Caretaking & cleaning staff

Provided by Imperial Cleaning Solutions Ltd. 

Other Staff 

Andy Whittock - I.T. support engineer (i2c Solutions)