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 R SummersDeputy Head Teacher/Maths Subject 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 football and cars. Miss Summers was part of a global link project and has been lucky enough to teach in Africa for the last two years.
Mr T MooreSafeguarding Lead and Family Support Worker
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!
Mr M PryerInclusion Manager/SENCO
When and where were you born? "Welshpool in 1972." What’s your happiest childhood memory? "Me and my best mate cycling from Halesowen to Stourport and back all in a day. We were only 9 years old! In those days I would be up and out the house by 9am and wouldn’t go home until tea time. Not the sort of thing children can do these days!" What is your biggest achievement to date? "Assistant Head in a Secondary School and then Assistant Head in a Primary School." Are you from a large family, how many siblings do you have? "Not a big family…just me, my sister and mum and dad." Where do you like to holiday? "Portugal is our favourite country. My youngest daughter is called Isabel and her name is spelled the Portuguese way." Have you any children, how many? "2 girls……beautifully challenging is how I would describe them." What are your hobbies/interests? "Spending time with my family would be the main thing I do in my spare time. I am a huge fan of music, lots of different types from pop music to heavy metal. I used to play snooker competitively and once considered a career in the game. I’m really interested in Psychology and my specialism in Special Educational Needs. I’m also a health enthusiast." List 3 qualifications:"B.A (Honours), M.A. Islamic and Indian Religion, PGCE (Secondary) Religious Studies and History." And last but not least, have you an unusual/interesting fact about yourself? "I once beat a professional snooker player and was coached by a former finalist of the Embassy World Snooker Championship."
Miss F DudleyEnglish Lead/UKS2 Phase Leader/Art/DT/Display Leader/Year 6 Teacher
Miss Dudley was born in Walsall in 1988. She shared her childhood with her sister and says her happiest childhood memories were spent whilst holidaying with her family. Miss Dudleys biggest achievement to date is becoming a proud mother to her little boy Milo. In her free time, when she’s not running after a toddler, she enjoys art and craft activities and also likes to holiday in Cornwall. For a treat, she usually indulges in an Indian Takeaway!
Mr D O'ConnorYear 5 Teacher/ICT Subject Leader
Mr O’Connor was born in Bearwood in 1992. Growing up, his happiest childhood memories were playing football in the park all day 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. In his own time, Mr O’Connor enjoy playing sports of any kind and used to play football and rugby. He loves going to visit new places, it doesn’t matter where. Recently, he travelled around Europe and there were lots of places he’d like to go back to.He also has two pets, a corn snake called Sid, and a crested gecko called George!
Miss M CabezasYear 5 Teacher/Science Subject Leader
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!
Mr B SprosonYear 4 Teacher
When and where were you born? “Wordsley hospital. 19/08/1996” What’s your happiest childhood memory? “Playing football for Gornal Athletic and Birmingham City.” 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.” Where do you like to holiday? “I like to go to Magaluf or Ayia Napa.” Have you any children, how many? “No children whatsoever. Ever, Ever.” What are your hobbies/interests? “Any sport going! Going on nights out with pals.” List 3 qualifications: “Level 1 football coaching, BA Hons in teaching, Level 8 chess player.”
Mrs J BrewerYear 4 Teacher/History Subject Leader/Lower KS2 Phase Leader
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!
Mrs S SidhuYear 3 Teacher and Subject Leader in RE
Mrs Sidhu was born at the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham. She went to university in Birmingham where she fell in love with the West Midlands and later married and moved to Wolverhampton. Her best childhood memories were playing teachers with her two sisters. From then she knew she always wanted to be a teacher and its her biggest achievement. She loves to go back to Nottingham to spend time with friends and family. Her favourite colour is pink and favourite food is pasta.
Mrs K MayhewYear 3 Teacher/Assistant Head Teacher/MFL & English Subject Leader
Miss Brown 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.Miss Brown enjoys travelling and spending her holidays anywhere hot and luxurious. Miss Brown also enjoys Scrabble and shopping, a lot! She also enjoys Afternoon teas. Miss Brown's biggest achievement to date would be buying her own house!
Miss C PaigeYear 2 Teacher
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.
Miss C JonesYear 2 Teacher/Geography Subject Leader/KS1 Phase Leader
Miss K EdkinsYear 1 Teacher/Music Subject Leader
Miss Edkins was born at Wordesley in 1993. She has two Sisters, one older and the other younger. In fact her happiest childhood memory was when her little Sister came into the world. Miss Edkins says that her biggest achievement to date would be passing university and qualifying to be a teacher. During the holidays, Miss Edkins likes to visit somewhere warm, with a beach and with lots to explore and see. In her free time she enjoys reading all genres of books and takes part in Karate to keep fit. Miss Edkins enjoys Vegetarian food and likes to tuck into a healthy jacket potato, but she also enjoys a roast dinner with all the trimmings too! You wouldn’t want to get on the wrong side of Miss Edkins, as she achieved her black belt in Karate when she was just 12 years old!
Miss S HopkinsYear 1 Teacher
Miss Hopkins was born at Wordesley Hospital in September. She shared her childhood with her three sisters. Her biggest achievement to date is becoming a primary school teacher. In her holiday time Miss Hopkins likes to visit destinations that are hot. In her free time she enjoys walking her dog Tilly and riding her horse Barney. Miss Hopkins also likes to do clothes shopping...What girl doesn’t?
Miss H HussainReception 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”
Mrs K MorleyNursery Teacher
Mrs Morley was born in Stourbridge, on a Tuesday in June. During her childhood she really enjoyed visiting her Great Auntie in Edinburgh and have great memories of fishing for tiddlers with a jam jar and net. Mrs Morley grew up with her two brothers. Today she has her own family and is Mom to three children. Mrs Morley is most proud of becoming a mother and also the moment when she jumped from a great height with a length of elastic strapped to her feet. Bungee jumping was a fantastic achievement!In her free time Mrs Morley enjoys eating out and spending time with her family and friends. She also loves to travel. Before having her children she had visited Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Fiji, America, Canada, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and the Cook Islands. Mrs Morley plans to continue her travelling adventures when the kids have left home!
Mrs S McDonaldNursery Teacher
Mrs A WinwoodLearning Support Practitioner
Miss L BladenLearning Support Practitioner
Miss Bladen is a level 3 LSP. She was born in the winter months of 1989. Miss Bladen grew up with her elder Sister and her happiest childhood memories were her family holidays. Miss Bladen owns a horse, Bella, who is 11 years old. With her horse Miss Bladen entered a dressage show and came 5th. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
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.
Mr S. GoughLearning Support Practitioner
Mr S Gough is originally from Bromsgrove. He was born in February 1981. Growing up Mr Gough’s happiest times were spent fishing with his Dad. He has one sister who is younger than him. Mr Gough’s biggest achievement to date is earning his qualifications to work with children. He is now the proud Father of 2 boys. Mr Gough does like holidaying; however does not like flying! An interesting fact about Mr Gough is that he only has 9 toes!!
Miss J MaguireLearning Support Practitioner
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
Miss R PallettLearning Support Practitioner
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 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!”
Mrs L GriffithsH.L.T.A (Higher Level Teaching Assistant)
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!
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 D LewisReception Learning 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.
Mrs A WoodOffice Manager
Mrs Wood has recently joined Brandhall Primary and is really enjoying 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!
Mr I GibbsInstrumental Brass Teacher
Mrs N StewartEducation Welfare Officer
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 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 and Indy volunteer for Pets as Therapy, and have been doing so for the past 5 years. They visit the school every week to help children with their reading and also regularly visit the elderly residents at Beechcroft Care Home in Oldbury. 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!
Miss H BettsOffice Administrator
Miss Betts was born in Sunny Sandwell in July.She shared her childhood with her 3 sisters and 4 brothers! Growing up Miss Betts had a keen interest in running , and she became the county champion in the 800meters and 400 meter events. In her free time Miss Betts fundraises for her family’s charity Sophie’s Gift, and each year they visit Kenya with the kind donations given to them and help build new buildings for the orphans who live there. Miss Betts recently raised funds by living on only £1 a day for a month....She missed her KFC’s!Miss Betts also coaches people with learning difficulties for a charity called Dudley Olympics. She coaches Athletics, Football and Swimming. Even though fundraising keeps her busy, Miss Betts does also get the chance to holiday. Her favourite destination would be Gran Canarias. She also enjoys socialising with her friends. Especially if they finish the night with a Chinese take away!
Miss L TrusloveOffice 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 because she is a teenager 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 fav:)