Introducing our Staff 5

I joined St James over 20 years ago as a Classroom assistant. Starting out in early years and year one and continued to work with throughout my years at St James. I love my role as Teaching Assistant and have completed my Level 3. I enjoy supporting the children and watching them grow. I went to St James’ over 50 years ago, my children followed and my Grandchild too. St James’ is a fantastic school, which has seen many generations of families, grow up. Mrs Hogan

I started working as the Site Manager at St James’ in 2017.  I have lots of responsibilities which include making sure school is safe and clean for everybody. You can see me around school every morning and I sometimes help out in breakfast club.  It is always nice when children say hello and have a good chat with me. Miss Wigfield

I started at St James’ in 2002 in the kitchen then promoted to cleaning whilst still in the kitchen. I then also managed to squeeze in doing Breakfast Club as well. I enjoy doing crosswords and DIY, watching live shows and singing, but not everyone likes listening to it ha ha. Mrs Kidd

I started at St James’ doing casual hours in 1987. After a few years, I had the opportunity to become permanent and be part of the cleaning staff. A few years down the line and after the previous caretaker retired, I was given the chance to take over as caretaker. A role I really enjoyed. I passed on the caretaking job and kept my cleaning hours in 2017. I also happily took on the role of one of the dinnertime staff. All the roles I have undertaken at St James’ have always made me feel like part of a good team. Mrs Stoneley

My time at St James’ started when my youngest son was 4 and I came to fill in as a Midday Assistant for 2 weeks. Not long after, Mrs Robinson came and asked if I would like to stay and 2 years later, I got the cleaning job in the old Nursery. I have seen lots of children over the years and now their children and even some grandchildren. My 2 sons, daughter and 2 grandchildren came to St James’, which gave them a great start on the road to life, and they have all grown into kind and caring people. St James’ and the staff have also helped me as I was a very shy person and working with the children brought me out of my shell. It is lovely to come in school and be told “You look nice today Miss!” and laugh when you are asked, “Why are your ears like an elf’s Miss?” – is that a complement? Mrs Biddle

I was a pupil a St James’ many years ago! I am now a dinner assistant. St James’ is a very family orientated school who cares about the children. Staff are always supportive and available when needed. I have been a dinner assistant since 2019. I love working here and seeing the children so happy. Miss Fitton