Normanton-on-SoarPrimary School

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Our Staff

Come and meet the staff at our school!



Mrs Maddock - Head Teacher & Designated Safeguarding Lead

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 - Teacher (currently on maternity leave & being covered by Mrs Manaktala)

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 - Teacher

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


Mrs Butler - Teacher & Deputy Safeguarding Lead

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 - Teacher

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 - Teacher

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 - Teacher

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



Teaching Assistants


Mrs Hickling - Teaching Assistant (currently on maternity leave and being covered by Mrs Torr)

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.



Miss Rolls - Teaching Assistant

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 - Teaching Assistant (mornings)


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



Mr Williams - Teaching Assistant


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.



Mrs North – Office Manager


Ms Shelton - Administrative  Assistant




Mrs Jenkins – Midday Supervisor



Mrs Hyman – School Cook 


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.