Support Staff

Year 1 Teaching Assistant

sarah mitton

Mrs S Mitton

I am married to Steve and have two children, Ellie and Isaac. In my spare time I love being outdoors and enjoy mountain biking, running and skiing. I love working with children as no two days are ever the same and you get to see the children grow and develop.



Mr B Jones, BSc (Hons) PGCE NPQH Pg Cert MCTT

I was brought up in the NE and Yorkshire before training in Derby City and then starting my teaching career in Heanor, Derbyshire, I have then taught in various Cumbrian Schools for many years .  I have been a member of the Diocesan Board of Education and I am also Local Leader of Education (LLE) and […]

Business Manager


Mrs C Billington

Before coming to St Mary’s, I worked at the Medical Pupil Referral Unit for the Local Authority. I have been at St Mary’s for four years and thoroughly enjoy the variety of challenges that come my way!

Nursery Teaching Assistant


Miss A Robinson

I have worked at school for the last ten years. In that time I have had many, many different jobs! I am currently run the breakfast club, I lead the lunch club for nursery children and I am a nursery assistant, which I have been doing for three years. This is also my favourite and […]

Reception Senior Teaching Assistant


Mrs C Chalmers

I’ve worked in St Mary’s Early Years for the last eleven years and I still love coming to work! I enjoy the challenges that the younger children bring – every day is different! I love seeing the progression throughout the school, especially as I work with most of the children when they arrive here. For […]

Year 4 Teaching Assistant


Mrs L Mason

I have two children who both came to St Mary’s. I started as a parent helper eleven (!) years ago when my oldest was in nursery and now work across the school supporting a number of children and staff!

Year 6 Higher Level Teaching Assistant


Mrs G Gladwinfield, BA (Hons)

I’ve worked at St Mary’s for the past ten years and have had the privilege of working in all key stages. I have a real love of reading, especially children’s books, and enjoy helping children of all ranges to enjoy and appreciate books themselves. Both my children attended St Mary’s and loved the experience. One […]

Year 1 Senior Teaching Assistant


Mrs J Chapman, NNEB

I have been a teaching assistant at St Mary’s for 16 years, currently working in many different classes. For the last few years I have been learning sign language and now use it almost every day.  For several years I was joint leader of Kirkby Lonsdale Pre-school. In a past life I was a professional […]

Nursery Class Teacher


Mrs D Winnard, BA Ed (Hons)

I am married with three children and have lived in the area for 17 years.  I have taught in Oxfordshire and Wiltshire and really enjoy being in the Early Years.  I’ve been part of the St Mary’s Early Years team for too long to remember. I love being outside walking, cycling and swimming – you’ve […]

Year 3 Class Teacher


Mrs A Day, BA (Hons) PGCE

I have been teaching for over twenty years, many of them at St Mary’s. I love teaching here as it’s a very special school with great children and staff. I have taught in most classes in the school but in all of them I love to read stories and to watch the children’s eager faces, […]

School Administrator


Mrs S Lyall

I have been here for three years and have loved every minute…so far! I work part time in the school office so if you have any queries, questions or concerns, please say hello!