Meet the staff
We are very lucky to have such a dedicated and supportive staff at Ashton Primary. The family of staff comprises teachers, teaching assistants and people such as our bursar and play leaders.
You'll find a little introduction from them below.
Jude Busari (Headteacher)
This is my first headship and I am loving it here in Ashton. It is a great privilege to work every day with fantastic children and their families and being supported by a wonderful team who all work together in the best interests of the children. I currently teach the Year 5 and 6 children for Literacy and Maths and enjoy spending an afternoon with the infants.
When I am not here in Ashton, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, sewing, swimming and cinema trips!
Laura Wilson (Infant teacher)
My name is Laura Wilson and I am a part time teacher in the infant class.
I joined Ashton Primary School in September 2009 as a full time teacher. In 2011 I went on maternity leave for a year to have my twin boys and returned as a part-time teacher in September 2012.
I currently teach all day Mondays and Tuesdays.
Catherine McGlade (Infant teacher)
My name is Catherine McGlade and I joined Ashton Primary School in January 2018 as the new teacher in KS1. 'Mr.Crow' is my trusted side kick of the feathered, puppet variety and we are really enjoying working with the children and staff. We love the friendly, family atmosphere and it is clear that Ashton Primary is a school where the children are well supported to reach their full potential.
In my spare time, I am a keen tennis player, 'park runner' and violinist.
Alison Young (Teaching assistant)
I am Alison Young and I am a teaching assistant in the junior class. I have worked at Ashton since September 2008 but have been associated with the school since 2003 as my children attended the school.
I enjoy working in a small school as I feel I get to know each child really well. Out of work I enjoy horse riding and spending time with family and friends.
Linda Litster (Teaching assistant)
I have worked in the junior classroom at Ashton for 9 years now, and am very happy here.
My role has always been varied as I work mainly with children with special educational needs, though I have also worked here for one year as a general TA. I enjoy the small school environment and the family feel to the school. I enjoy the one to one aspect as well - it’s obviously rewarding seeing improvement in children’s abilities.
I am married with three children of my own and always think to myself "what would I like to see if I was a parent with children here?", so I am all for high standards and achievement. I enjoy working with children and the nurturing environment.
Emma Moffat (Teaching assistant)
I'm Emma Moffat, and have worked as a teaching assistant in the junior class for 9 years.
In my spare time I love travelling, particularly to Spain. I go there about 5 times a year - reading and watching my son competing in his various sporting activities, including cricket and football.
Sharon Bridewell (Teaching assistant)
I have been working at Ashton Primary School for 25 years. I started as a volunteer when my own children went to the school, then I became a lunchtime supervisor.
I now work as a teaching assistant in Key Stage 1. I love working at school, especially teaching the children new skills and I enjoy watching them grow and develop. I enjoy art and making displays with the children.
I am famous for my baking and cake making and have a reputation for my Viennese fingers!
Sonia Ramskill (Teaching assistant)
I have been working at Ashton since March 2008. I have training in special needs and I have also taken on the part time role of Family Support Worker.
Helena Frost (KS2 Teacher)
Hello, I am Miss Frost and I started at Ashton in Sept 2017.
Rachel Forrester (Early Year Practitioner)
My name is Rachel Forrester and the Early Years Practitioner in the infant class. I have been at Ashton since September 2016 and have enjoyed getting to know the children and working in a small friendly school.
Clare Judkins (Lunchtime supervisor)
I am Clare and I have been a lunchtime supervisor since October 2015. I also volunteer at the school and I am the Chair of ASPA (Ashton School Parents Association).
Belinda Abbott (Lunchtime supervisor)
My name is Belinda and I have been a lunchtime supervisor since 2010. I have had the pleasure of watching many children progress through the school.
Lynne Turnbull Phillips (Tots leader)
I have run the tots group since October 2015. Please go to the Tots group in the Parents and Children tab.
Ginny Wareham (Bursar)
Hi, my name is Ginny and I have worked at Ashton since Oct 2008. I love the varied role of doing the finance and administration but I also get involved with so much more as we are a small school.
In my spare time I go to the gym and I enjoy cycling and running.