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St. John’s has a fantastic atmosphere, which is created by our children and staff. The school has fantastic teachers supported by competent and highly effective support assistants. Every member of the team is valued from office staff, who keep the school ticking, to dinner ladies who produce the fuel to ensure we function properly!


As a teaching staff we are always willing to discuss your child’s progress and see our relationship with you as one of a team to support and guide the children, the centre of our efforts.


Below is an overview of our staff. Please use the buttons at the bottom of this page to put a face to our names. 

Senior Leadership Team

Headteacher – Mr C Howarth

School Office Team

School Business Officer – Miss K Reaney

School Business Assistant – Miss A Archer

Nursery and Attendance Assistant - Mrs J Coll

Teaching Staff



Year 1 & 2

Mrs K Williams

Miss R Shaw

Miss J Hallam

Mrs H Bhogal (Maternity Leave)

Miss L Dawes

Miss A Short

Mrs H Sears-Piccavey

Miss S Summers

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Mr M Barton

Mrs A Gratton

Mrs J Bult

Mrs L Smalley

Mrs L Birkin

Mr J Haynes

Miss A Atkins

Mr O Phillips

Mrs C Howarth

Mrs J Radford

SEN Coordinator

Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTA’s)

Mrs L Birkin

Mrs A Newman

Teaching Assistants

Mrs J Barton-Brown

Mrs J Joyce

Mrs N Hirst

Mrs P Roberts

Mrs C Yates

Mrs S Dennis

Mrs K Harrison

Mrs S Kitching

Mrs S Smith

Miss K Spencer

Miss E Potter

Mrs S Grainger

Mrs M Peake

Mrs C Allsobrook

Mrs C Shaw

Miss A Moore

Mr J Stevenson

Mrs C Hunt

Mrs K Brooks

Miss L McNulty

Mrs C Roberts

Mrs R Lane

Pastoral Team

Senior Learning Mentor - Miss Z Lister

Children and Family Support Worker – Mrs S Curzon

Amber Valley School Sports Partnership

Mr C Grice

Site Manager

Mr K Cresswell

Cleaning Staff

Midday Supervisors

Mrs J Harrison

Mrs J Rayner

Mr J Stevenson

Mrs P Roberts

Mrs S Cork

Senior Midday Supervisor – Mrs P Roberts

Mrs J Harrison

Mrs J Rayner

Miss H Smith

Mr J Stevenson

Mrs K Taylor

*No member of staff at Ripley St. John's CE Primary School has a gross annual salary of £100,000 or more.