Our Staff

The number of children on roll at Chidham Parochial Primary School is 200, our net capacity is 210 children.

Teaching Staff

Mr Mat Chesshire ~ Interim Headteacher

Miss Jenny Gardner (Assistant Headteacher) and Mrs Esther Jewitt ~ Job Share Teachers Cherry Class

Mrs Kimberley Chesshire ~ Teacher Apple Class

Mrs Katie Parkin & Mrs Jo Mesney (Assistant Headteacher) ~ Job Share Teachers Chestnut Class

Mrs Carolyn Farquhar ~ Teacher Oak Class

Mrs Rebekah Webb ~ Teacher Willow Class

Mr Jez Bullen ~ Teacher Birch Class

Mrs Jo Seton and Mrs Jeannette Morgan ~ Job Share Teachers London Plane Class

Mrs Louise Edwards ~ Literacy Lead Teacher

Mrs Jan Cummings ~ Modern Foreign Languages Teacher


Ancillary Staff

Mrs Nikki Brown ~ Bursar

Mrs Marlene Olney ~ Admin Assistant

Mrs Alex Joyce ~ Teaching Assistant

Miss Vicki Robinson ~ Teaching Assistant

Mrs Pippa Hewitt ~ Teaching Assistant

Mrs Donna Wildeboer ~ Teaching Assistant

Mrs Jessica Wilson ~ Teaching Assistant ELSA

Mrs Jo Chandler ~ Teaching Assistant

Mrs Polly Wills ~ Teaching Assistant

Mrs Sarah Farnell ~ Teaching Assistant

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

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

Mrs Mhairi 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