Meet The Staff
Miss E HartHead Teacher
Miss Hart was born on the Wirral, quite close to Liverpool. She moved to the Midlands when she came to University and some of her favourite memories are of inter-railing and backpacking around Europe and Australia when she was a student. She is a big WBA fan and would love a season ticket but her family don't want to sit in the cold every weekend so she can't have one! Miss Hart also spends alot of time apologising to people when she take her naughty labrador for walks.
Miss SummersDeputy Head Teacher/Maths Leader
Miss Summers was born in Stourbridge and went to school in Wolverhampton. She went to university in Birmingham and has been teaching for 14 years. All of her spare time is taken up with entertaining her two sons (Max and Toby) who have a love for everything. Miss Summers was part of a global link project and was lucky enough to recently teach in Africa for two summers.
Mrs J OwensAssistant Head Teacher/EYFS Phase Leader/Reception Class Teacher
Mrs Owens grew up in Devon and moved to Birmingham after studying here at University. She started teaching in 2001. It's a job that she really enjoys and is very excited to be back in the Foundation Stage at Brandhall. Out of school Mrs Owens loves spending time with her family. She has a little girl who always keeps her busy!
Mrs J BrewerAssistant Head Teacher/Inclusion Manager (SENCO)
Mrs Brewer was born in a Victorian hospital in Dudley, which has since been demolished! Her childhood was very happy and she shared great times with her younger sister, Emily. Mrs Brewer’s favourite times were going on holiday in an old camper van. Miss and her family used to tour around the British Isles for weeks and weeks. Miss Brewer says that her biggest achievement to date would have to be returning to college, then on to university, when she was 30 and finally becoming a teacher after 7 years of studying. Today she likes to go on holidays to Devon and Cornwall with her family and Lottie, her chocolate Labrador. In her free timeshe enjoy shopping for bargains. She enjoy all foods and especially likes to go out for a meal with her friends. She also enjoys time out in her garden which was landscaped by Groundforce!
Mr T MooreSafeguarding Lead and Family Support Worker
Mrs M Cabezas-WoodsMaternity Leave
Miss Cabezas was born in Birmingham Queens Elizabeth hospital. Her happiest childhood memory was when she lived in Spain. She spent her childhood years here and was very happy.Miss Cabezas's biggest achievement to date would have to be when she skydived from 15,000 FT! She enjoys going on holidays and her favourite destination would have to be Thailand, she just loves the beaches. When home, Miss Cabezas free time is taken up with her two dogs, Fudge and Rolo,going out for long walks. Miss Cabezas admits that her favourite food has to be pizza every time!
Miss H HussainKS1 Phase Leader/RE & SMSC Leader/Year 1 Teacher
When were you born? “1st February 1995.” What is your biggest achievement to date? “Completing my PGCE.” Are you from a large family, how many siblings do you have? “I have 2 brothers and 1 sister.” Where do you like to holiday? “I’d like to travel the world!” What are your hobbies/interests? “To shop and shop and do more shopping!” List 3 qualifications: “BA in early childhood education and care, PGCE in primary”
Mr B SprosonLKS2 Phase Leader/Maths Leader/Year 4 Teacher
When and where were you born? “Wordsley hospital. 19/08/1996” What’s your happiest childhood memory? “watching the mighty Baggies play" What is your biggest achievement to date? “Qualifying from university.” Are you from a large family, how many siblings do you have? “I have 1 brother, Liam.” What are your hobbies/interests? List 3 qualifications: “Level 1 football coaching, BA Hons in teaching, Level 8 chess player.”
Mr D O'ConnorUKS2 Leader/ICT and Science Leader/Year 6 Teacher
Mr O’Connor was born in Bearwood in 1992. Growing up, his happiest childhood memories were playing football with his friends and then riding their bikes home as fast as they could, to be back in time for dinner! He shared his childhood with his younger brother and his step brother and, even now, he loves beating them on Fifa! He says his biggest achievement is graduating university to become a teacher after many years of hard work. He also has two pets, a corn snake called Sid, and a crested gecko called George!
Miss S McDonaldMFL Leader/Nursery Teacher
Mrs R LillyMFL Leader/Nursery Teacher
Mrs Lilly was born in Dudley and now lives in Halesowen with her husband, 2 daughters and 2 cats.She has been a nursery teacher for nearly 8 years and has taught a reception class for 6 years before having her children.In my spare time Mrs Lilly love spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys reading, watching films, meeting for coffee and cake and going for walks in the country side.Her two biggest loves are Harry Potter and the TV show Friends.
Miss C PaigeMaternity Leave
Miss Paige was born in Sandwell during the late summer month of August. She is part of a large family and grew up with her 3 siblings. One of her happiest childhood memories is going to Disney Land in Florida!When Miss Paige was little she wanted to become a hairdresser, however she changed her mind and this lead to her biggest achievement to date: obtaining her teaching degree. In her free time Miss Paige loves to shop for clothes. She also enjoys travelling. Her favourite destination list keeps growing every year as she has visited Lanzarote, Canada, New York, Florida and Mexico. Miss Paige ideally visits any country where it is hot. She also likes to eat out and her favourite restaurant is TGI Fridays.
Mr K RobertsSports Leader/Year 2 Teacher
Mr Roberts was born in Birmingham and grew up there with his huge family. He is an avid Blues fan and has travelled most of the country watching them play (sometimes asking himself why?). Mr Roberts also enjoys a holiday or two! His favourite holiday so far was when he flew to Ocho Rios, in Jamaica, with his family.
Mrs K MayhewMaternity Leave
Mrs Mayhew was born in Builth Wells. This is a town in the county of Powys, Wales. Her happiest memories, whilst growing up, were the yummy BBQs held at her primary school.Mrs Mayhew enjoys travelling and spending her holidays anywhere hot and luxurious. She also enjoys playing Scrabble, having afternoon tea and shopping, a lot!
Mrs V PatelForest School Leader/HLTA
Mrs L GriffithsH.L.T.A (Higher Level Teaching Assistant)
Mrs L YoungH.L.T.A (Higher Level Teaching Assistant)
Mrs Young was born at Mary Stevens Hospital, Stourbridge in 1964. She is an only child. Her fondest childhood memories are spending holiday times with her parents. Mrs Young is a Mother to three grown up children, one girl and two boys. She also has a one year old grandson. Her greatest achievement to date is raising her three children successfully. In her free time Mrs Young enjoys spending time with her family and friends, camping and walking. She owns a touring caravan and enjoys family holidays in Devon and Cornwall.Mrs Young enjoys most foods, however nothing beats a Sunday Roast!
Mrs S McVeaghH.L.T.A (Higher Level Teaching Assistant)
Mrs McVeagh was born sometime in the early 80’s and so, yes, was traumatised by many of the awful pop bands around at the time! She is pleased to say that things have much improved and she thoroughly enjoys listening to Calvin Harris, Rihanna and Cold Play. Mrs McVeagh also enjoys playing sports and exercising. She currently rows down the River Seven on a Friday night for Bewdley Rowing Club and visits the gym when the opportunity arises. However, before you think her an exercise maniac, she assures us that her other hobbies include socialising, eating, reading, eating and eating out!
Miss R PallettH.L.T.A (Higher Level Teaching Assistant)
Miss Pallett was born in Birmingham in 1989. Growing up her happiest childhood memories were when she was Irish Dancing, as she got to do lots of exhibitions and Feis which took her to lots of places, even New York! She also won lots of medals and trophies. Miss Pallett has an older brother, who does what older brothers do best, and annoys her! Miss Pallett’s biggest achievement to date is becoming a proud home owner. For her holidays Miss Pallett loves to go to Ireland for lots of visits throughout the year to see her family, and likes to go abroad at least once to holiday by the sea and relax. In her free time Miss Pallett loves to shop and enjoys being pampered!
Mrs D LewisLearning Support Practitioner
I am married to Chris and have a son Charlie and a daughter Molly. I also have a beautiful granddaughter Ava. Another member of our family is our dog Jess. I spend any spare time I have with my granddaughter and most weekends she sleeps at ours which we love. I enjoy family holidays, going to the cinema and meals out.
Miss N BibiLearning Support Practitioner
I live in West Bromwich but have also lived in Manchester—which I loved! I have a very big family and we love to go on trips to Bangladesh to visit our extended family. Travelling is a very large part of my life. So far, I’ve visited Barcelona, Greece, Netherlands, New York and Ireland. My next goal is to visit Asia—South and Far East.
Miss C DennisLearning Support Practitioner
Charm has worked in Early Years for over 20 years and is Level 3 qualified. She enjoys working with children; especially partaking in creative activities with them. Charm is fascinated with gadgets and says she would “buy everything gadget related if I could”! She also enjoys food but is not a fan of cooking it. However, she IS a fan of eating/dining out. Charm likes to read when she has the time to do so and go to the cinema.
Mrs A WinwoodLearning Support Practitioner
Miss S PowellLearning Support Practitioner
Miss Powell was born March 1995, in Sunny Sandwell. She spent her childhood growing up with her younger Brother. Miss Powell’s happiest memories are of her big family holidays to Devon. She still visits there a lot as her family live in Devon. Her parents have a caravan in Wales too, so she also holidays there quite often. Miss Powell has a puppy, which is a cockapoo! His name is Reggie and she enjoys taking him on long walks. She also loves to travel and explore new Countries and their Cities, her favourite destination being Turkey.
Mrs J EvansLearning Support Practitioner
Mrs S BurgessLearning Support Practitioner
Mrs Burgess was born in Birmingham on the 2nd April. She shared her childhood with her one Brother; however she does have lots and lots of extended family and loses count at over 20 cousins! Her fondest memories whilst growing up are being on the beach with her family. Mrs Burgess‘s biggest achievement to date is having her beautiful family. She has two boys; Zak aged 7 and Thomas who is 10 months old. In her free time Mrs Burgess loves to read and play with her boys. Her favourite holiday destination is Cornwall. Mrs Burgess knows sign language and she once jumped off a cliff into the sea on an adventure holiday from school!
Mrs M RobertsLearning Support Practitioner
Mrs Roberts loves it here as she is an ex-pupil of Brandhall Primary School. She has one Sister and a grown up son. Mrs Roberts is also a Nan to Poppy-Rose. Mrs Roberts volunteers as a puppy walker for the West Midlands Police Service. She has done this for the past five years and have helped to train 13 police dogs so far.
Miss S ReedLearning Support Practitioner
Jenny ShiptonLearning Support Practitioner
Miss Shipton was born in Birmingham at the Women's Hospital. She shared her childhood with her brother and her happiest memories were their family holidays to Devon, where she and her brother would body board in the sea. Miss Shipton now spends time out and about with her two children making new memories for them all to cherish.
Mrs J SkeldonLearning Support Practitioner
Mrs T WhiteLearning Support Practitioner
Mrs White attended Causeway Green Primary School and then Britannia High School. She studied Health and Social Care and Childcare, to Level 3, at Halesowen College. Mrs White has been married for 7 years now and has two wonderful children; Charlie aged 4 and 9 month old Emmie-Leigh. She has always had a love for helping and caring for others, especially children. She says “there is no greater reward than seeing a child grow, flourish and achieve everything they have worked so hard for!”
Mr D AbbissBusiness Manager
Mr Abbiss was born in Wolverhampton in 1984 and went to St Chads Primary School. His dream job was to play professional football for Nottingham Forest FC or even be their Manager! He still supports Nottingham Forest and hasn’t given up his dream of managing them one day! Mr Abbiss joined the school in 2008. A perfect day for him would include playing and watching football and spending times with friends and family and laughing all day long!
Mrs A WoodOffice Manager
Mrs Wood is a seasoned veteran here at Brandhall and really enjoys working here; we are a great team! In her spare time, Mrs Wood loves watching live music and going to the theatre. She says “I like anything as long as it’s not sloppy or sad!” She has two teenage daughters who she is extremely proud of. The rest of her family live in Portsmouth, Cleethorpes and Spain, so weekends and school holidays are usually spent travelling to visit them. Mrs Wood and her husband have just started to grow their own vegetables and are hoping that they will soon be able to reap the rewards!
Miss L TrusloveEarly Years Administrator
Miss Truslove was born in Stourbridge in 1996 but has always lived in Rowley! Her childhood consisted of arguing with her sister (they are the best of friends now) and travelling around England in the family's touring caravan during the holidays with her family and friends. Miss Truslove's favourite place that she has been to is Florida- She loves any type of rollercoaster! Her hobbies include sleeping a lot but she also watches too much Netflix on a weekend because she can get easily addicted to television series (they literally become her life).Miss Truslove also loves a good take away, Indian being her favourite 🙂
Mrs H RawlingsOffice Administrator
Mrs Rawlings was born in October. She grew up with her 2 Sisters and Brother. During her childhood years Mrs Rawlings holidayed at Shell Island in Wales. One of her happiest memories here was flying her Batman kite from the highest sand dune!Mrs Rawlings is a very proud house owner and lives here with her Husband and retired Grey hound Indy. Mrs Rawlings volunteers at the Greyhound Trust in her free time. Mrs Rawlings weekends are spent at her caravan in Hereford, whenever she gets the chance. She also enjoys socialising with friends and eating out. Mrs Rawlings does love Italian foods though she also enjoys a chilli and adores Twiglets!
Lolley has been the school dog for Brandhall Primary School since April 2021. Her middle name is Sonic and she loves to run as fast as she can around the school grounds. She loves interacting with people and especially children. Her favourite colour is red and her favourite number is 23. She enjoys a game of football and playing fetch with her favourite toys too. She enjoys watching Sky Sports but her favourite TV show is Teen Titans Go at the moment. Lolley loves coming to school every day.
Mr C DurhamSite Manager
Chris lives in Cradley, he has two grown up daughters, two rescue cats and a rescue dog called Josie. He loves all sports and used to run for the county, also having a football trial for Aston Villa but declined the offer of a contract as his loyalties are in West Brom. He now cycles and goes to the gym regularly. He is a season ticket holder at his beloved West Bromwich Albion!! He's looking forward to being this years Father Christmas treat him right and you'll be on the nice list.