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RavensdaleInfant and Nursery School


Who's Who

Come and meet the staff at our school!

Head Teacher

Lorna Blanchenot (SLT/Designated Safeguarding Lead)

Deputy Headteacher/SENCo

Lucy Gayton (SLT/Deputy Safeguarding Lead)

School Business Manager

Rachel Gell (SLT/Deputy safeguarding Lead)


Key Stage 1 Lead

Sarah Armes

Foundation Stage Lead

Kaveeta Rani


Teaching Staff

Lucy Gayton (Taz Toor/ Jo Atterbury)

Sarah Armes

Kara Kaylor

Abi Cooper (SENCo)

Oliver Crofts (STEAM Lead)

Kate Belfield

Michaela Hallsworth

Kaveeta Rani

Sarah Swain

Stacey Hill (Maternity Leave - covered by Angela Maitland)

Rebecca Carter

Julie Smith (part time)



Amanda Spendlove

James Wood

Jo Atterbury


Teaching Assistants

Kirsty Franklin

Julie Moorcroft

Shellie Somers (Autism Champion)

Ellie Babb

Julie Keogh

Sarah Knight

Sarah Cook

Play Worker

Helen Pelling

Nageena Iqbal


School Administrator

Michelle Hoyle


Midday Supervisors

Josie Murray

Angie Reddington

Robina Yousaf

Uzma Kousar

Lynn McGrath

Lucy Furnival

Lisa Clarke

Shenice Spencer

Kelly Mullen


Catering Supervisor

Louise Furnival


Jeremy Kay

Kitchen Assistants

Andrea Norman

Lynn Sirrell


Caretaking/Cleaning Staff

Colin Gillingham (Site Manager/Caretaker)

Angie Reddington

Karen Lewis

Julie Pettifer





Welcome to Ravensdale Infant and Nursery School!

Welcome to Ravensdale Infant and Nursery School.We are a larger than average school with children from many different areas of the city. We pride ourselves on being the only Infant and Nursery School in Mickleover.





Attendance since
September 2019- February 2020:

  • Nursery
  • Reception 94.8%
  • Year 1 95.9%
  • Year 2 97.4%
  • Whole School 96%