Meet Team St Margaret's

Executive Headteacher : Mr Christopher MJ Metcalfe, BEd (Hons) MA NPQH NPQEL FCCT


Chris is Executive Headteacher for St Margaret's CE Primary School and passionate about education; giving children the best opportunities for success.  He is the substantive Headteacher for St Margaret's with over twenty years headship experience in three distinctlively different schools, is a father of three children and has recently been awarded a Masters in Educational Management with Chester University at Distinction level.  Chris is the Executive Headteacher of School Improvement for Warrington Borough Council, leading the co-ordination of the LA's Advisory Team of 10 staff and is a Local Leader of Education with Warrington Teaching School Hub.  He also works for the education inspectorate, OFSTED. He has successfully completed studies to gain the National Professional Qualification for Executive Leadership, is a Fellow of the Chartered College for Teaching and is currently studying for a Doctorate in Educational Leadership.


Assistant Headteacher - Standards (Pupil Premium): Mrs Amanda Meager, BEd (Hons) QTS


Amanda is currently the Head of School (DHT) providing day-to-day management of the school, line managing the staff team and co-ordinating its activities and events. Prior to this role she has been Assistant Headteacher for over six years.  With industry experience in the IT sector, Amanda has significant teaching and leadership experience ranging from infant and junior departments.  Outward looking and seeking the very best practice, Amanda has been sought as a Teaching School Hub wide Lead Mentor for Associate Teachers in the School Direct programme.


Assistant Headteacher - Inclusion (Wellbeing, Safeguarding & SEND) : Miss Emma Fleming, BA (Hons), PGCE (Psychology) QTS

49Emma has a broad range of experience in special educational needs and working with vulnerable pupils.  This has included working in a Pupil Referral Unit and as an accredited Every Child a Reader teacher. 

Emma has completing the national accreditation for SENCO's, the Postgraduate Cerificate in SEN.  Emma supports the Executive Headteacher in leading the provision for Vulnerable Pupils including those with Special Educational Needs and Disability, those with additional support from Early Help and Social Care and those with additional barriers such as attendance, medical needs or those with English as an Additional Language.

Emma is the Designated Safeguarding Lead and Designated Teacher for Looked After Children.

Emma is supported by Sue Kirby our Early Help & Family Support Worker, Laura Albon our SEN Case Worker and Joanna Brown our Pastoral and Safeguarding Manager.


Assistant Headteacher - Standards (Teaching & Learning) : Mrs Olivia Moat, BA (Hons), PGCE, MA, NPQH

Olivia has significant experience in senior leadership roles across a number of different Church of England schools. 

With a passion for delivering high quality learning to achieve the highest standards in all subjects, Olivia supports the Head of School in supporting the best quality of teaching and learning as well as championing the development of our Lion Curriculum.  Olivia provides a specific focus for those with additional challenges in pupil premium and catch up support and is school-based mentor for our Early Career Teachers and School Direct students.


Administration, Technical & Site Team

Executive Headteacher's Secretary (Admissions Enquiries and Governance Professional): Mrs Ann McGuiness

School Business Manager : Mrs Penny Harland

Enquiries Administrative Assistant (Parent Pay, Catering, Uniform) : Mrs Julie Hennessey

Support Services Assistant (Attendance, SMILE Lettings & Admin to Head of School) : Mrs Yvonne Leigh

Site Manager : Mr John Houghton

Assistant Site Manager : Mr Tony McGuinness

IT Technician : Matt O'Halloran (EDAC)


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

VC Team Leader (Assistant Headteacher) : Miss Emma Fleming BA (Hons) PGCE QTS

Pastoral and Safeguarding Manager : Mrs Kelly Moore

SEN Case Worker : Mrs Laura Albon NNEB BTEC

Early Help & Family Support Worker : Mrs Sue Kirby

Early Years Safeguarding Support : Miss Starr Highdale (EYQTS)

LA Educational Psychologist (WBC SLA) : Sarah Prall BA MSs 

Private Educational Psychologist (commissioned): Phil Picket (Acorn Psychology)

Child Play Therapists (commissioned): Iona Alexander & Sally Lee (Child in Mind)

Speech and Language Terapists (SLA): 14 Therapists through Bridgewater NHS Trust


Early Years Department / Phase 1 Team

Head of Early Years / Phase Leader : Miss Emma Fleming, BA, PGCE QTS

Nursery Year Leader & Nursery Teacher: Mrs Laura Peters, BEd QTS

Additional Nursery Teacher: Miss Emma Fleming BA (Hons) PGCE QTS

EY Nursery L3 Assistant: Mrs Elaine McElroy NNEB

EY Nursery L3 Assistant & EY Pupil Premium : Mrs Claire Baines NVQL3

EY Nursery L2 Assistant: Miss Olivia Spedding NVQL2

EY Nursery L3 Assistant Apprentice: Mrs Vicky Whitfield (training NVQL3)


Reception Year Leader & Reception Teacher : Mrs Helen Carroll BEd QTS

Reception Teacher: Miss Rececca Coleman BEd QTS

EY Achievement Mentor/Teacher: Star-Lee Highdale EYTS

Reception L3 Assistant: Mrs Vikki Pountley NVQL3

Reception L3 Assistant:  Miss Louise Bains, BEd QTS

Reception L2 Assistant & EY Pupil Premium/SEND : Mrs Jo Princep

Reception L2 Assistant & EY Pupil Premium : Miss Megan O'Neill (training NVQL2)


Lower School Department / Phase 2 Team

Head of Lower School / Assistant Phase 2 Leader: Miss Hayley Woods BA English, QTS

Year 1 Teacher: Miss Leanne McGivern BEd, QTS

Year 1 Teacher:  Mr Adam Lankertis BA, QTS

Year 2 Teacher: Mrs Hayley Woods BA English, QTS

Year 2 Teacher: Miss Mia Ratcliffe, BA, PGCE QTS

ECaR Teacher: Miss Emma Fleming BA PGCE QTS

Lower School Assistant:  Mrs Sheena White, NNEB

Lower School Assistant: Mrs Karen Lewis NVQL3

Lower School Assistant: Mrs Karen Jones, NNEB

Lower School Assistant: Mrs Clare Thwaites BA (Hons)

Lower School Achievement Assistant: Mrs Leanne Spiers NVQL2/NVQL3


Midddle School Department / Phase 3 Team

Head of Middle School / Assistant Phase 3 Leader : Mrs Lois Warner BA QTS

Year 3 Teacher: Mrs Karen Vernon & Mrs Paula Spenceley (Primary Mastery Specialist Maths Teacher)

Year 3 Teacher: Miss Sophie Taylor, QTS

Year 4 Teacher: Miss Lois Warner QTS

Year 4 Teacher: Mrs Emma Revill QTS

Middle School Assistant: Miss Kadie Jones QTS

Middle School Assistant: Mrs Julie Finch NVQL3

Middle School Achievement Mentor: Mrs Karen Vernon QTS

Middle School Achievement Assistant: Mrs Krysia Acton NVQL2


Upper School Department / Phase 4 Team

Head of Upper School / Phase 4 Leader : Miss Chantelle Malhi BEd QTS

Year 5 Teacher: Mrs Marie Taylor BA QTS

Year 5 Teacher: Mrs Olivia Moat  BEd QTS & Miss Chloe Allen BA, PGCE QTS

Year 6 Teacher: Miss Chantelle Malhi BA QTS

Year 6 Teacher: Miss Megan Littler BA QTS

Primary Mastery Specialist Maths Teacher: Miss Paula Spenceley BA QTS

Upper School Assistant: Mrs Gill Stephenson BEd (Hons) Dip (Maths) QTS

Upper School Achievement Mentor (Pupil Premium): Mrs J Stainton NNEB

Upper School Achievement Assistant: Mrs Nicola Howell NVQL2


SEND Support Team

SEND Assistant: Miss Julie Ruth NVQL3

SEND Assistant: Miss Rachael Collins NVQL2

SEND Assistant: Mrs Sue Davies NVQL3

SEND Assistant: Mrs Julia Clarke NVQL2

SEND Assistant: Mrs Wendy Donoghue NVQL2

SEND Assistant: Mrs Jane Girvan NVQL2

SEND Assistant: Miss Sam Leigh

SEND Assistant: Mrs Leanne Speirs NVQL2


Curriculum Subject Specialist Team

Primary Mastery Mathematics Specialist (Appointed Turin Maths Hub) & Specialist Leader in Education (Mathematics) (Appointed WTSA) - 0.6 FTE: Miss Paula Spenceley BA QTS

Specialist Leader in Education (Mathematics) (Appointed WTSA) : Mr Adam Lankertis BA QTS

Music Specialist Teacher (with specialisms in Strings) - 0.7 FTE: Mrs Judith McAuslan B.A. (Music) PGCE, Associate Teacher of the Colourstrings Music Kindergarten

Sports Coach: Miss Samantha Leigh