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)
I have just joined the school, with previous teaching experience in Northampton town centre.
This is my first headship, and I am loving it here in Ashton. It is a great priviledge 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 Junior 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.
Sue Gentry (infant teacher)
My name is Sue Gentry and I was born and raised in Barnet, North London. I am married and have two children. We moved to Northamptonshire 12 years ago.
I always knew I wanted to be a teacher - as a little girl I used to arrange my teddy bears into rows and take the register!
Before starting at Ashton I had been a Reception teacher and SENCo at a school in Daventry. My hobbies are music, cooking and Pilates although I don't get much time for any of them!
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 six and a half 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.
Out of school I am very family oriented and love to go walking and swimming when possible for exercise. That's the plan, anyway! I don't have a 'bucket list' as such, but would love to travel as much as possible in the future - as much as we can afford to, like everyone else, I guess!
Emma Moffat (teaching assistant)
I'm Emma Moffat, and have worked as a teaching assistant in the junior class for 7 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)
Kayleigh Williams (teaching assistant)
Hello, I am Miss Williams and work in Key Stage 1, mainly with reception.
I have been at Ashton for just over a year now. You will usually find me in the 'snug' making new creative ways for the children to learn and have fun.
What I really enjoy about working here at Ashton is the opportunity to provide a learning environment which encourages play, exploring and creativity.
In my time outside school I enjoy dancing and spending time with my family.
Ginny Alecock (school bursar and office manager)
Hello, I am Mrs Alecock. I am the School’s Bursar and I work in the office.
I love working at Ashton because it’s small and feels like a family unit.
Clare Judkins (play leader)
I am Clare Judkins, the newly-appointed play leader. I am looking forward to joining the team at Ashton, developing new interests for myself and for the children.
I have two children who attend the school, and I volunteer within the school, hearing children read and helping with other activities which is very rewarding.
I am also joint chair of ASPA, Ashton School Parents Association.
Lynne Turnbull-Phillips (Tots group/play leader)
I run the Ashton Tots' group - click here to visit the Tots' page.