Class Organisation

Currently there are 322 children on roll at Duke Street Primary School.  The children are divided into 11 classes. Within these classes children are taught individually, in small groups and as a whole class. In September 2017 the classes are taught as follows:

Classes Year(s) Teachers   Subject Leadership Responsibility
Rose Rec  Mrs Ridley / Ms Zawistowicz Maths/ History
Acer R/ 1 Miss Ainsworth  Geography
Kiwi 1 Miss Kiernan  Phonics
Rowan 1/2 Mrs Robinson Library
Spruce 2 Miss Sharman
Poplar 3/4 Miss Partington
Maple 3/4 Mr McGuinness Science
Redwood 3/4 Mr Reay / Mrs Buckle SEND/ PSHE
Willow 5 Mrs Worth / Mrs Whitehead Computing / RE
Sycamore 5/6 Mr Stephens Art / DT
Holly 6 Miss Hett


As well as the class teacher, depending on the children in the class and the lesson concerned, there may well be many more trained adults to support in class.  These could be nursery nurses, special support assistants, teaching assistants.

Teachers have statutory Planning Preparation and Assessment time (PPA) when the class is taught by other members of staff.

Potential parent helpers are invited to offer their services to the school, subject to DBS clearance.