Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Meet the Staff

Get to know the Bank Leaze family!

Academy Leadership Team

  

David Wayland
Principal

I believe in setting your sights high and achieving. I also believe that everyone should have something that they are learning to do. 

 

Claire Kerslake
Assistant Principal - Inclusion

I believe that every child can succeed and am committed to providing the conditions for them to do so. 

 

Jo Chambers
Assistant  Principal - EYFS Leader

I have a real passion for early years teaching. It is extremely rewarding watching the children learn and develop every day. Every day is different and equally enjoyable and there is no other job in the World that I would rather do!

 

Phillipa Higgins
Business Manager

 

Teaching Staff

  

Georgie Fitz-Gerald
Teacher (Nursery)

I always use my positive “can do” attitude to help me reach my goals. It is possible to achieve anything you desire as long as you believe in yourself! 

 

Rachel Weare
Teacher (Reception - currently on Maternity Leave)

I enjoy learning new things and as a teacher I learn new things every day! I love teaching and it is a privilege to watch children develop and progress. 

 

Amy Friend
Teacher (Reception)

 

Gayle McLaren
Teacher (Year 2)

I'm committed to making sure children in Year 1 make excellent progress through engaging teaching  and high expectations. 

 

Katy McGill
Teacher (Year 5)

I believe in setting individuals their own goals and celebrating when they succeed. It is important that everybody gives 100% effort when learning new things, including me!

 

Vicky Baker
Teacher (Year 1)

 

Elizabeth Owen 
Teacher (Year 4)

I enjoy teaching every subject, but my favourite lesson is Literacy. I like sharing fantastic books with my class and listening to their great ideas. I think Oasis Academy Bank Leaze is a brilliant school and I look forward to coming to work every day. 

 

Nicola White
Teacher (Year 3)

I want Oasis children to be future leaders, innovators, role models and achievers. Studying for my own degree has shown me that achievement is within everyone’s reach.

 

Anne Goree
Reading Recovery Teacher

As the Reading Recovery teacher for the school, I aim to promote a life - long love of reading for all. 
My work is not simply a job but a passion, empowering all children to become independent readers. I believe that the impact of being able to
read is all encompassing and seeps into all areas of life, strengthening self-esteem and confidence. 
I want to maximise the unique learning potential of each child through the creation of inspirational teaching opportunities.

 

Judith Parsons
Teacher (year 6)

 

Teaching Assistants and Support Staff

  

Sophie Lennox
Higher Level Teaching Assistant

I love working with children - seeing them develop and learn new skills is very rewarding. I believe in finding the courage to try new things. 

 

Jo Trenear
Learning Support Assistant

 

Kim Bishop
Learning Support Assistant

 

Danielle Hilton
Learning Support Assistant

I am looking forward to watching the children of Oasis Bank Leaze progress both personally and in their education over the next year as well as myself. 

 

Erika Fjeld-Wong
Learning Support Assistant

I love working in a school, helping pupils to thrive and develop their knowledge as well as my own. Each day offers something new to experience and learn from. 

 

Elizabeth Owen 
Teacher (Year 4)

I enjoy teaching every subject, but my favourite lesson is Literacy. I like sharing fantastic books with my class and listening to their great ideas. I think Oasis Academy Bank Leaze is a brilliant school and I look forward to coming to work every day. 

 

Marta Gancarek
1:1 Learning Support Assistant

 

Jessica Harrison
School Administrator

 

Sally Barrow
Finance Assistant

 

Dave Chedzoy
Caretaker

 

Sue McQuaid
School Meal Supervisory Assistant

I have worked here for 13 years. I like reading, walking my dogs. My hobbies include going on holiday, horses and car boot sales.

 

Jeanette Chamberlain
School Meal Supervisory Assistant