Our Staff

The number of children on roll at Chidham Parochial Primary School is 142, our net capacity is 140 children.

Teaching Staff

Miss Claire Murphy ~ Headteacher

Mr Matthew Cheshire ~ Deputy Head Teacher London Plane Class

Miss Jenny Gardner and Mrs Esther Jewitt ~ Job Share Teachers Cherry Class

Mrs Kimberley Cheshire ~ Teacher Apple Class

Mrs Katie Parkin & Mrs Jo Mesney ~ Job Share Teachers Chestnut Class

Mrs James Atkins ~ Teacher Oak Class

Mrs Rebekah Webb ~ Teacher Willow Class

Mrs Jo Seton and Vacancy ~ Job Share Teachers Birch Class

Mrs Louise Edwards ~ PPA / Management Release and Literacy Lead



Ancillary Staff

Mrs Nikki Brown ~ Bursar

Mrs Marlene Olney ~ Admin Assistant

Mrs Jenny Hildyard ~ Teaching Assistant

Mrs Christine Ingram ~ Teaching Assistant (HLTA with responsibility for French)

Mrs Alex Joyce ~ Teaching Assistant

Miss Vicki Robinson ~ Teaching Assistant

Miss Pippa West ~ Teaching Assistant

Mrs Donna Wildeboer ~ Teaching Assistant

Mrs Jessica Wilson ~ Teaching Assistant ELSA

Mrs Jo Chandler ~ Teaching Assistant

Mrs Jenny Schmidsneider ~ Teaching Assistant and PPA Cover (Unqualified Teacher)

Mrs Michelle Miles ~ Teaching Assistant and Child and Family Support Worker

Mrs Mhari Sears ~ Teaching Assistant and Lunchtime Supervisor

Mrs Sandra Fayers ~ Lunchtime Supervisor

Mrs Brenda Foot ~ Lunchtime Supervisor

Mrs Claudia Allison ~ Lunchtime Supervisor

Miss Lucy Harris ~ Lunchtime Supervisor

Premises Assistant ~ Mr Cliff Ruffle


Chidham Parochial Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This means that we have a Child Protection Policy and procedures in place which we refer to in our prospectus. Parents and carers are welcome to read the Policy on request; a copy of the policy can be found on this website