Little Bears Staff

Message from Headteacher

As Headteacher, I am very proud of our school and our Nursery, it is a privilege to be part of such a fantastic community. The staff at this school work extremely hard to provide the children with fantastic learning opportunities which will help them reach their potential. All the staff at Brierley make a difference.

Miss Heaton

Hi, I’m Miss Heaton and I am very excited to be teaching Reception in Early Years. I completed my teacher training at Keele University and specialised in Early Years. I love to make learning creative, fun and engaging. Travelling and visiting new places are my favourite things to do. I have been to Costa Rica and saw some amazing animals and plants! I love being in the outdoors and listening to music.

Miss Nash

Hello, I’m Miss Nash and I am a teacher in the EYFS team teaching Nursery. I completed my teacher training at Liverpool Hope University. I have previously worked in a nursery setting alongside my teacher training. Outside of school I love baking lots of different desserts. I also love going for walks and spending time with my dog. I love teaching all subjects and I’m looking forward to teaching at Brierley this year!

Miss Shayne – Currently on Maternity Leave

Hello, I am Miss Shayne and I have been at Brierley Primary School for 3 years. In my spare time, I enjoy dancing in lots of competitions and showcases. I’m not afraid to get messy and love all sorts of arts and crafts, especially baking. I also love spending lots of time going on walks with my two pomsky puppies

Mrs Taylor

Hello! My name is Mrs Taylor and I am a teaching assistant in EYFS. I have worked at Brierley for nearly 3 years and I have spent my time working (and playing) with the wonderful children in Reception and Little Bears. I really enjoy being part of our children’s first steps into education and helping them to engage in their learning and explore the world around them. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family and my dog Mollie, baking with my daughter and going on our many adventures to the coastlines of North Wales.

Miss Kershaw – Maternity Leave

Hi there. My name is Miss Kershaw and I am a teacher in the fabulous EYFS/ Year 1 team. I completed my teacher training in Manchester before moving here to work at Brierley Primary School in 2014.

In school, I have run after school clubs such as ‘Computing Club’, ‘Cookery Club’ and ‘Netball Club’ for children in both KS1 and KS2. I am the proud mother of my beautiful 1 year old daughter and also my pet dog.

Miss Potter

My name is Miss Potter, but many of the children know me as Jenna! I’m quite a familiar face around the school as all my older children have attended Brierley and my 3 youngest children come here.

I am very excited to be working as part of the EYFS team. As well as being a fun, friendly face around the classroom, a part of my job is to make sure all the children are safe, happy and having lots of fun during their learning activities.

Outside of school, I really enjoy spending time with my family and going for days out together. We also have a lovely little dog called Ted, who sometimes can be very grumpy!

Miss McGinley

My name is Miss Mcginley and I am working in EYFS and currently studying my NVQ, In my spare time I like walking my dog Dudley and spending time with my family. I like watching films my favourite films are Harry Potter, I also enjoy socialising with my friends. I enjoy working with children and already feel at right at home here Brierley.

Miss Smith

My name is Miss Smith and I am a TA here at Brierley. I have been working at Brierley for over 11 years. My children also attended Brierley so I feel it’s always been part of a family to me. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family going for meals out and watching films.

Mrs Redfern

Hello my name is Mrs Redfern and I have been part of the Brierley team since September 2016. I began as an apprentice where I completed my qualification and became a fully qualified teaching assistant. I have had previous experience working in a nursery and a school and I mainly work within the EYFS team.

I am a proud mummy to my crazy 2 year old girl who keeps me on my toes at home. I love going for walks and being creative.

Miss Baker – School Admin Assistant
I deal with all the Little Bears paperwork. I am the person on the other end of the phone when you ring the school. I know that starting nursery can be a worrying time for parents and we all do what we can to make sure that both children and parents settle in as quickly as possible.
I have two children who keep me busy and at home we have two rabbits. My favourite part of my job is when it is leading up to Christmas and we have lots of things going on for the children, such as visiting the panto, Christmas plays and Christmas parties, the children get so excited which is lovely to see.

Mrs Jones – School Cook
Hello, my name is Karen. I am the cook at Brierley Primary School. I am married, with 2 children and 2 dogs. I like Formula One and Rugby. I also like going to bingo with Wendy the midday assistant!

Mid-day Team:

If your child attends full days you will get to know some of our mid day team:

John Stephenson, Sara Roberts, Sharon Hunt, Wendy Brereton & Vicky Garratt.




   The mid-day team are a happy, active crew – football, rounders, skipping and team games to name just a few of the activities you may see them participating in over lunchtime. All have, or have had members of their family at Brierley.