Meet the Staff

We are rightly proud of our staff members who work hard to ensure that our school is a safe‚ supportive and nurturing environment for our pupils.

Photograph of Miss Samantha Fisher (Headteacher)
Picture of Miss Samantha Fisher (Headteacher)

Miss Samantha Fisher
Headteacher

Hello‚  I am Miss Fisher. I am the executive headteacher of Edale (C of E) and Hope Schools. When I am not in school‚ I like to watch all sports especially rugby league. I also like to travel to far off places with my family. Feel free to contact me at: headteacher@hope.derbyshire.sch.uk

 

Photograph of Mrs Suzanne Clifton (Teacher)
Picture of Mrs Suzanne Clifton (Teacher)

Mrs Suzanne Clifton
Teacher

Hello‚ I am Mrs Clifton. I teach the Puffins. When I am not teaching‚ I like to be outside either on my bike‚ climbing mountains or exploring the quiet parts of the world. Feel free to contact me at: sclifton@hope.derbyshire.sch.uk

Photograph of Mr Andrew Corker (Teacher)
Picture of Mr Andrew Corker (Teacher)

Mr Andrew Corker
Teacher

Hello‚ I teach music to the children. When I am not in school‚ I run bands‚ orchestras and choirs (see more on Ridgewaymusic.co.uk). I also run a small farm! 

Photograph of Mrs Judith Dunne (Teacher)
Picture of Mrs Judith Dunne (Teacher)

Mrs Judith Dunne
Teacher

Hello‚ I am Mrs Dunne. I work part-time at Hope Primary School. When I am not teaching or working on school matters‚ I enjoy gardening‚ watching football and spending time with my family. I lovereading especially Lucinda Riley’s books.

Feel free to contact me at: jdunne@hope.derbyshire.sch.uk

Photograph of Mrs Nadine Weston (Teacher)
Picture of Mrs Nadine Weston (Teacher)

Mrs Nadine Weston
Teacher

Hello‚ I am Mrs Weston. I teach the Wise Owls. When I am not teaching‚ I like to drum‚ dance and go for a dive around the world.

Feel free to contact me at: nadinew1@hope.derbyshire.sch.uk

Photograph of Mrs Sally Winfield (Teacher)
Picture of Mrs Sally Winfield (Teacher)

Mrs Sally Winfield
Teacher

Hello‚ I am Mrs Winfield. I am the Deputy Headteacher and I also teach the Hawks. Cricket is my passion. I love team games and running in the hills.

I am also the school SENCO co-ordinator.

Feel free to contact me at swinfield1@hope.derbyshire.sch.uk

Photograph of Mrs Marie Dickinson (Teaching Assistant)
Picture of Mrs Marie Dickinson (Teaching Assistant)

Mrs Marie Dickinson
Teaching Assistant

Hello‚ I help the teachers in the Owls and Puffins classes. When I am not in school‚ I love making things and walking my dog‚ Mac.

Photograph of Mrs Ruth  Dixon (Teaching Assistant)
Picture of Mrs Ruth  Dixon (Teaching Assistant)

Mrs Ruth Dixon
Teaching Assistant

Hello‚ I am the Forest School Practioner and Outdoor Learning Leader.  I am inspired by nature and the outdoors. I am passionate about helping others to connect with their natural environment through leading long term Forest School programmes and outdoor play opportunities for local young people. 

 

Photograph of Mrs Laura Smith (Teaching Assistant)
Picture of Mrs Laura Smith (Teaching Assistant)

Mrs Laura Smith
Teaching Assistant

Hello‚ I am Mrs Smith and I help the teachers in their classrooms. When I am not at school‚ I like swimming‚ reading and spending time with my family.

Photograph of Mrs Sharon Witchalls (Teaching Assistant)
Picture of Mrs Sharon Witchalls (Teaching Assistant)

Mrs Sharon Witchalls
Teaching Assistant

Hello‚ I work with children on a one to one basis and in groups in the ’Nest’. When I am not in school‚ I like reading‚ walking‚ swimming‚ spending time with my family and drinking large cups of tea!

Photograph of Mrs Lorraine Helliwell (Dinner Lady)
Picture of Mrs Lorraine Helliwell (Dinner Lady)

Mrs Lorraine Helliwell
Dinner Lady

Hello.  I am Mrs Helliwell and I help serving dinners. When I am not in school‚ I like to show my Welsh mountain pony.

Photograph of Mrs Claire Huntington (Secretary)
Picture of Mrs Claire Huntington (Secretary)

Mrs Claire Huntington
Secretary

Hello‚ I am Mrs Huntington and I am the school secretary. I also help the teachers in their classrooms. Out of school‚ I enjoy walking in our beautiful countryside‚ horse riding and enjoying family time.

Photograph of Mr Jon Pearson (Sports Coach)
Picture of Mr Jon Pearson (Sports Coach)

Mr Jon Pearson
Sports Coach

Hello‚ I am Mr Pearson. When I am not in school I love roaming the hills on my mountain bike or playing with my two children Poppy and Jack.

Photograph of Mr Rick Spencer (Sports Coach)
Picture of Mr Rick Spencer (Sports Coach)

Mr Rick Spencer
Sports Coach

Hello‚ I am Mr Spencer. When I am not in school‚ I like walking my dog Jasmine and coach rugby at Buxton Rugby Club.