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  • Elisabeth Mellor - Executive Head Teacher and Shared Art and D and T Subject Leader

    I have been the Executive Head Teacher across the TIG Federation since September 2016. In my previous professional life, I have worked as a School Improvement Adviser with schools across Leeds and as a Head Teacher in Wakefield, Oxfordshire and Wales.

    I live fairly locally to the two schools with my children and my cat. In my spare time, I like to spend time outside, running, walking, gardening and swimming.

  • Lisa Appleton - English and RE Subject Leader and Teacher in Class 3 (Year 5 and 6) and Assistant Head Teacher

    I joined Kirk Hammerton C of E Primary school team in September 2016 as the Assistant Headteacher across our TIG Federation. I thoroughly enjoy the challenges of leading Literacy and Religious Education and feel passionately about pupil voice and children leading their own learning where possible, making for independent learners. 

    Out of school, I love spending time with my family and three children and walking my dog. I also love the chance to bake cakes and experiment with new recipes. I love to go running and take part in the occasional 10K races, and if the opportunity arises, love to get my nose into a good book! 

  • Ashley Cooper - Teacher in Class 1 (Reception and Year 1)

    Details to follow

  • Annie Maguire - Science Subject Leader and Teacher in Class 2 (Year 2, 3 and 4)

    After gaining my PGCE at the Institute of Education in London, I worked in South East London as a Primary School Teacher. I moved to Yorkshire two years ago and did Supply work across the county in a variety of schools. I have been working at Kirk Hammerton CE Primary School since January 2016 and now work full-time as the Class 2 Teacher. I enjoy encouraging a love of learning through teaching a creative and varied curriculum.

    I am a mother of two girls and we all enjoy spending time in the countryside walking our crazy dog, Buddy. In my spare time I enjoy reading, crafts and going swimming.

  • Elaine Dale - Teacher in Class 2 (Years 2, 3 and 4)

    Details to follow

  • Enelise Pyle - Teacher in Class 3 (Year 5 and 6)

      I completed a BA Hons in Key Stage 2 and 3 education with English in 2009. After which, I spent some fantastic and precious years being a    stay-at-home mum to my 3 girls. Once all were at school, I went back into teaching and completed a PGCE with All Saints Primary School in Ilkley.

      I am a believer in growth mindset and that children learn and develop best when they believe that they ‘can’. As such, I aim to foster an environment that values learning and encourages independence and the motivation to keep trying. I am excited to be teaching Class 3 part-time and look forward to the challenges and fun that will ensue.

                      In my spare time I like to go for walks or play games with my family. I love music, dance and drama and try to go to the theatre as often as I can.

  • Sharon Gill - Shared Art and D and T Subject Leader and Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Teaching Assistant and Club Manager

    I have worked at Kirk Hammerton CE Primary for the last 7 years. I am Level 5 trained and have a Foundation Degree in Young Children's Learning and Development. I run the Breakfast and 3.30 Club at Kirk Hammerton Primary and am a HLTA/TA across the TIG Federation. In my spare time I am a Worship Leader and I help run a charity for children in York. I love any sort of craft, singing, music, photography, playing my guitar and spending time with my family.


  • Vikki Fox - General Teaching Assistant/HLTA

    I first joined Staveley in September 2012 as a volunteer to gain practical experience whilst completing my CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools.  This led to a permanent position as GTA/MSA, working initially at Staveley and more recently across both Staveley and Kirk Hammerton where I work with children across all year groups at some stage of my working week.

    I have gained invaluable experience over the last five years, enabling me to help and support the learning of all children and encourage them to achieve their potential - a job I really enjoy. Outside of work, family life keeps me busy with my own boys who are both at High School now.
  • Rebecca Hairsine - Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator across the TIG Federation

      Our SENCo is Mrs Rebecca Hairsine who works across the TIG Federation. She can be contacted via the school office on 01423 330460 or    email admin@kirkhammerton.n-yorks.sch.uk in the first instance.


    I am SENCO for Kirk Hammerton, Staveley and Green Hammerton Primary Schools and I will be joining the staff team at Long Marston Primary as SENCO and Wellbeing Lead for the Summer term 2021. It is a privilege to be SENCo and I recognise the trust and responsibility I have to each school community. I have a wide range of experience in different schools both big and small: most recently in a specialist SEMH provision. I’ve taught up north, down south and even in schools in the South Atlantic!   

    I am a TouchBase mentor and PACE practitioner and my favourite things to do at school are making dens, big art projects and creative play. I am a firm believer in unconditional positive regard for all, truth telling and a well-timed cup of tea. 

    I value communication, teamwork and problem solving. It is central to all that I do that each child in our schools will flourish, grow and be the best version of themselves. 

    I enjoy open water swimming, long walks with my family and our dog Diggory, crime fiction novels and yoga.

  • Sarah McCue - General Teaching Assistant

    I joined Kirk Hammerton C of E Primary school team in September 2020 as a 1:1 classroom assistant. I thoroughly enjoy this new role and the challenges it brings. I feel passionate about ensuring all pupils are given new opportunities and experiences.

    Out of school, I love spending time with my family and my two daughters. I also love running, visiting new places and shopping! 

  • Becki Whittemore - School Administrator

     I graduated from Lancaster University in 2000 with BA (Hons) Criminology and Applied Social Science and worked as Probation Service Officer in West Yorkshire for 8 years before having a career break to start a family.  

    I have been the School Administrator at Kirk Hammerton CE Primary for the past 2 years and my two children attend the school. Kirk Hammerton Primary is a wonderful place to work and I enjoy the variety of tasks involved as an Administrator in a small rural school. The school has a very family-friendly feel and we are lucky to receive alot of support from our parents/carers and the local community.

    In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, cycling, walking and playing the flute.

  • Val Jones - School Administrator

    Details to follow.