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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)

Foundation Stage Lead

Rebecca Carter (SLT/Deputy safeguarding Lead/LAC)

School Business Manager

Rachel Gell (SLT/Deputy safeguarding Lead)

Key Stage 1 Lead

Sarah Armes


Teaching Staff

Lucy Gayton

Sarah Armes

Oliver Crofts (STEAM Lead)

Kate Belfield

Michaela Hallsworth/Kate McDonald

Rebecca Carter

Kaveeta Rani

Sarah Swain

Stacey Hill (Maternity Leave - covered by Angela Maitland)


Learning Mentor/HLTA

Jo Atterbury (Deputy safeguarding lead) (Currently on Maternity Leave)


Amanda Spendlove

James Wood


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

Kath Halhead


Midday Supervisors

Paula Amaro

Josie Murray

Angie Reddington

Michelle Hall

Pardip Gandam

Robina Yousaf

Uzma Kousar

Archana Raghu

Lydia Lyons

Maria Pita-Wonenburger


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%