Normanton-on-SoarPrimary School

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Our Staff

Come and meet the staff at our school!



Mrs Maddock

I am the Head of Normanton-On-Soar Primary School and Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO). I also teach years 5 and 6 as part of a teaching job share.  When not at work I enjoy spending time with my two sons doing family activities. I have a cat and two tropical fish tanks that keep me busy. I also like gardening and playing the saxophone and the piano. I lead a very busy life!



Mrs Allwood (currently on maternity leave)

I am the Foundation and Reception Teacher, as well as the Forest School teacher. I am also the Designated Safeguarding Lead.  I enjoy going camping and being in the outdoors. In my spare time I love to play my musical instruments and bake!



Mrs Manaktala

I currently teach the Nursery and Reception children. I love to sing and dance! I live at home with my husband and my naughty cat, Evie. During the holidays I love to travel and experience different cultures and food!


Mrs Butler

My name is Mrs Butler and teach years 1 and 2. In my spare time I love to read especially Harry Potter. I make lots of things too  and love getting creative and I love to dance. I have two children and lots of pets –  a dog, a fish, a guinea pig, a tortoise and chickens.



Mrs Hanif

I am the year 3 and 4 alongside Mrs Patel.  I am a mum of four so I am always on the go. I enjoy doing many things with my family however I also enjoying going out with friends. I like to keep fit by walking, swimming and dancing. In my spare time (if I’m lucky) I like to read and I am learning to understand the Arabic language.



Mrs Patel 

I teach the year 3 and 4 class  alongside Mrs Hanif. I'm a mum to a very energetic toddler. I enjoy spending time with my family and I am a huge fan of DC Comic books, especially Superman! I like to go for long walks (playing Pokemon GO), cycle rides and swimming. In my spare time I like to read and enjoy being creative in and outside of school!


Miss Styles

I am the part-time teacher in year 5 and 6, with Mrs Maddock.



Teaching Assistants


Mrs Hickling (currently on maternity leave)

Hello, my name is Mrs Hickling and I am the Teaching Assistant in Foundation and Reception. In  my spare time I enjoy going to the gym, running, walking my dog and spending time with my husband and family.



Mrs Rolls

My name is Miss Rolls and I am the teaching assistant in Year 1 and 2. I have lived in Normanton on Soar for 17 years with my two children. I love going for big long walks along the river. I spend my spare time planting my beautiful garden and enjoy making pottery.




Mrs Howard


My name is Mrs Howard and I am the teaching assistant in Key Stage 2. 



Mr Williams


I am Mr Williams, I work one to one to support children within school.  In my spare time I enjoy exploring the Peak District with my daughter and we also go on a lot of bike rides in the local countryside.


Miss Saa

My name is Miss Sas, I am the Specialist PE teacher. In my spare time I enjoying playing tennis and golf and also spend a lot of time travelling to London to see family and friends. I am also a Professional Tennis Coach and work with lots of children and academy players helping them to progress further with their development. 



Mrs North – Office Manager


Ms Shelton - Administrative  Assistant




Mrs Jenkins – Midday Supervisor



Mrs Hyman – The Cook for the school. 


Mrs Hyman works incredibly hard to ensure that all our school dinners are healthy and delicious!


We also have Mrs Cross who is  our Cleaner in Charge – she works every morning to make sure that the school is clean and ready to open.