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Our Staff


Mrs McIntosh - Headteacher

My name is Mrs McIntosh. I have been here at Brierley so long that I now have the honour of teaching the children of past pupils that I taught!

As Headteacher, I can't tell you how very proud I am of our school family. It is a privilege to be part of such a fantastic community. All schools say they are special - but we really are. There really is only one Brierley, I hope you can take the time to find out a little bit more about us.

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Mrs Cunningham – Assistant Headteacher, SENDCO & Designated Safeguarding Lead

My name is Mrs Cunningham and I have been teaching at Brierley for many years now - it's my second home! I love being part of the Brierley team and I have been lucky enough to work with many children and their families over the years. It is such a rewarding experience to watch our children grow and move onto higher education as confident and caring individuals (it's even better when they return to see us and tell us how they are getting on!) When I am not with my Brierley family, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two cats - Tony and Dennis. 🙂 

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Mrs Faddes – Assistant Headteacher, English Lead & Deputy Safeguarding Lead

My name is Mrs Faddes and I am the English Lead here at Brierley. I am most passionate about reading. Reading is my favourite subject to teach and I love nothing more than finding a great book to share in lessons. Those moments where we are reading in class and we just can’t put the book down are the best – this is how I want all of our children to feel about books.

Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my family (including my husband and two children) and friends. I love days out to places like the zoo, the beach or even just a nice long walk with my dog.

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Mrs Wootton – Bursar

Hi, I’m Mrs Wootton the school bursar. I love being part of the Brierley family. When not working, I love spending time with my husband, two teenage daughters and our family dog Bruce. I like to keep myself busy so I spend my spare time assisting at local dog training and behavioural classes. Dogs have always been a big part of my life growing up and I have even shown at Crufts. Myself and my girls also horse ride and I do photography and enjoy all forms of motorsport.

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Miss Baker – Clerical Officer

Hi, I’m Miss Baker the Clerical Officer here at Brierley. I’m from Crewe and Brierley was my primary school when I was younger. A lot has changed since I came here - we didn’t even have toilets inside the building!
I have two grown up children who keep me busy and at home. My favourite part of my job is when it is leading up to Christmas and we have lots of things going on for the children, such as Christmas plays and Christmas parties - the children get so excited which is lovely to see.

EYFS (Little Bears Nursery and Reception) – The Julia Donaldson Classes

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Miss Dunn

My name is Miss Dunn and I am the Nursery teacher here at Brierley. My favourite time of the day is story time as there is nothing better than getting lost in a book. A book that I love to read is ‘Aliens Love Underpants’. My favourite nursery to sing is 'Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star' and I love to end the school day with this!

n my spare time I love walking my dog, Harry - he is a very energetic Spaniel who I can never tire out!


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Miss Heaton

Hello, my name is Miss Heaton. I am very proud to work at Brierley and I love being the Reception teacher. One of my favourite things to do in school is reading stories. I think books are brilliant. I love singing with my class. My favourite song is Peter Rabbit - the actions are great! I enjoy going on adventures with my friends and visiting new places. I love going to the seaside and paddling in the sea! 

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Miss McGinley

My name is Miss McGinley and I work as a teaching assistant in EYFS. In my spare time I like walking my dog Dudley and spending time with my family. I like watching films and my favourite film is Harry Potter, I also enjoy socialising with my friends. I enjoy working with children and feel right at home here at Brierley.

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Mrs Piggott

Hi, My name is Mrs Piggott, I have worked in childcare since I qualified. I have a foundation degree supporting teaching and learning, focused on early years, and I love what I do! I have recently had a baby boy, who’s now two years old.

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Miss Bradshaw






Year 1 – Ahlberg Class

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Mr Williamson


My name is Mr Williamson and I am the Year 1 teacher here at Brierley. I have been teaching for many years now and love to make sure that all our lessons are funny and really engaging. I really enjoy teaching all subjects but in particular I like phonics and sharing stories whenever I can.

When I am not teaching I love spending time outdoors with my family, which is a good thing, as my puppy Theo likes nothing better than to run around in the great outdoors!

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Miss Smith

My name is Miss Smith and I am a teaching assistant here at Brierley. I have been working at Brierley for over 11 years. My children also attended Brierley so I feel it’s always been part of a family to me. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, going for meals out and watching films.

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Miss Potter

My name is Miss Potter, and I'm part of the Year 1 team here at Brierley.

In September I moved up with the children from Reception, and I'm really excited to be back with them for another year! I'm looking forward to watching them grow (even more!) and supporting them as they learn all the wonderful things Year 1 has in store for them this year.

In school, I enjoy all the topics, but my favourite is STEM activities.

Outside of school, I like to spend time with my family and go on days out together. I also like to cook and try out new recipes, bake yummy treats with my children, watch movies and listen to music.


Year 2/3 – The Mini Grey Classes

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Miss Ratcliffe - Year 2

Hi, I’m Miss Ratcliffe and I'm the Year 2 teacher at Brierley.  I am also Art and Music Subject Leader so you’ll often find me painting, drawing, singing and dancing… maybe even all at the same time!  I want everyone to have a positive experience at Brierley and I do all I can to make the school day fun and exciting. I love reading and finding new books and stories to share with my class.

Outside of school, I teach ballet, jazz and musical theatre at a dance class. I’m very excited to be a part of the Christmas production at Brierley! I also enjoy travelling to new places, experiencing new cultures and trying different foods.




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Miss Byford - Year 3

My name is Miss Byford and I am the Year 3 teacher at Brierley. I have been here for a fair few years now! 
I enjoy teaching all subjects, but my favourites have to be history and guided reading. I have a passion for reading and discovering new and thrilling novels. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with friends and family and cooking new dishes (sometimes unsuccessfully).

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Mrs Taylor

Hello, I'm Mrs Taylor and I am a teaching assistant here at Brierley. I have been part of the Brierley family for a number of years now and have spent a lot of time in EYFS with all our Reception and Nursery children. However, I am now part of the Year 3 team and loving my new experiences in a different part of the school. During my free time I mostly enjoy walking my dog and spending time with my husband and daughter. We especially enjoy taking long walks on the beach and exploring new places.

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Mrs Roberts

Hi I’m Mrs Roberts 
I’ve been part of Brierley for many years with two of my three children attending the school before moving high school. 
Out of school you can normally find me walking my dog Ted or baking a sweet treat in my kitchen.
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Mrs Culbert

Hi, I am Mrs Culbert and I am a Teaching Assistant here at Brierley Primary School. I am passionate about supporting learning and love to watch pupils flourish on their learning journey. I have worked within the EYFS for six years and am currently studying a diploma in education and supporting learning. The Brierley staff and children have welcomed me with open arms and I am excited for the memories ahead.

During my free time I love spending time rock climbing and hiking with my husband and two children. I am an active person who doesn’t stay still for long. From horse riding to paddle boarding, I’m doing it all! A fun fact about me is I spent a lot of my childhood in India where my family owned a house. I studied alongside some lovely children in an all girls primary school in Goa for two terms. 


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Miss Bloor




Year 4/5 – The Neil Gaiman Classes

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Mr Taziker

My name is Mr Taziker and I am one of the Year 4/5 teachers at Brierley. I have been teaching for many years and I enjoy every minute of it. Outside of school, I enjoy watching my beloved Bolton Wanderers (apologies in advance) as well as spending time with my family and 3 crazy cats!

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Mr Coombs

My name is Mr Coombs, I was born and bred in Nantwich, and moved to Crewe in the nineties. Over the years, I have had various jobs including postman, cheese maker and gravy maker to name a few.

In 2005 my Brierley adventure started with me attending the local college to train as a teaching assistant. During my time here, I have worked with every year group. I enjoy all subjects however I love maths and computing! I have three children, two who have flown the nest and another who is currently in Year 6 as well as two grandsons.

In my spare time, my wife and I have started to enjoy growing our own fruit and veg. Although I do keep killing our tomato plants, we have had better success with lettuce, which our Giant African snail (Baz) loves!

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Miss Eglin

Hello! My name is Miss Eglin and I am one of the Year 4/5 teachers here at Brierley. I am originally from Newcastle so you will notice I say some words slightly different to you – ‘book’ and ‘cook’ are two of the classic favourites. However, I have worked as a KS2 teacher in the North West for the last 5 years. I thoroughly enjoy teaching every subject but Writing, Reading and Art are my favourites - there is just no better feeling than letting the creative juices flow! 

In my free time, I like to explore different places, visit historical sites and try new things. Anything that involves food, physical exercise, a pinch of adrenaline and friends or family is a big YES!

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Mrs Proudman

Hello, I am Mrs Proudman. I am a teaching assistant and staff governor here at Brierley. I have worked here for over 12 years and I feel it is part of my family. I have worked in all key stages throughout the school and enjoy helping the children and seeing them achieve their full potential. I am passionate in my belief that all Brierley children deserve the very best chance in their education and I am proud to be a part of their learning adventures. When I am not working, I like to spend time with my two daughters and we enjoy long dog walks with our extremely crazy dog, Denby and watching our gorgeous and very playful cat, Willow. I also enjoy spending time with my friends visiting new and interesting places.

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Mr Draper

My name is Mr Draper and I thoroughly enjoy teaching at Brierley. I have been teaching for a number of years now and my experiences have led me to teach as far as Devon. I enjoy teaching all subjects, but my favourite areas are maths and history.

Outside of school, I really enjoy staying active by playing sports, running and going on walks with my family (I have two young children who love to race ahead, so keeping up can be a challenge!).

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Mrs Copeland

I'm Mrs Copeland and I'm so excited to be joining the Brierley family. Brierley holds a special place in my heart as it was my primary school many years ago! 
I'm new to the role of Teaching Assistant, having previously been a Nursery Supervisor, but look forward to this new adventure. When I'm not caring for children, I enjoy spending as much family time as I can, making memories with my wonderful husband and very energetic little boy. As we have two dogs you can often find us all in a muddy forest or near a huge puddle! 
Throughout my time when caring and teaching I have encouraged independence and individuality. My promise to all children and their families is that not one day will be the same. Every new day is the opportunity to learn something new and exciting.
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Mrs Potts

Hello, my name is Mrs Potts and I am a teaching assistant here at Brierley. This year will be my 13th year here and I am proud to be part of the Brierley family. Over the years, I have worked across all the key stages supporting the children: I provide class cover and really enjoy English and reading in particular.  I have a BA (Hons) degree in education and a Master’s degree in psychology.  In my spare time, I enjoy reading, watching crime documentaries, walking and spending time with my family. 

Year 6 – Pullman Class

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Mr Foulkes – PE Subject Leader

My name is Mr Foulkes and I teach PE and Forest Schools across all year groups. I came to Brierley in September 2013 with the aim to make our school the best we can be at sport and to give pupils the chance to enjoy a wide range of sports. I enjoy taking pupils out of school to represent Brierley in different sports competitions and seeing them enjoy lots of different sports. I enjoy teaching geography and maths too!

I have a degree in Sports Science from the University of Salford and trained to be a teacher at MMU Crewe. I am a huge Manchester United fan and go to Old Trafford as much as I can. I enjoy watching any sports on TV and I play football, golf and tennis in my spare time. My favourite band is Oasis and my favourite food is a spicy curry. I have a little boy and a little girl and I am training them to become future sport stars!

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Mrs Wolstencroft

Hello! I am Mrs Wolstencroft, but you can call me Mrs W for short. I have worked at Brierley for a few years now but I used to be a regular visitor with the Brierley dog, Albie. I am part of the Year 6 team and I love doing all things creative or exciting. Don’t be surprised to see something being built within the classroom – I even made a trench once! I love learning and I hope to share that with all the children.

When I am not at Brierley, you can find me at a dance or circus class (I’ve been known to show one or two of my tricks), travelling or hiking in the countryside with the Brierley dog.

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Miss Pringle

Hi, my name is Miss Pringle and I’m a teaching assistant here at Brierley. I’ve worked at Brierley for years now (time flies!) and I completed my teacher training in Birmingham, graduating in 2015. I love working with children and seeing how they grow and progress throughout their time at school. It’s very rewarding knowing you’ve helped them through their journey and having a young child myself, it’s amazing to see how fast they learn!

I love music, singing and dancing and you’ll often see me joining in with the children (much to their amusement). In my spare time, I enjoy walking up the odd mountain and socialising with friends and family.

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Mr Fletcher

Hi, my name is Mr Fletcher. I studied for my maths degree at Keele University and after teaching at a secondary school, I joined the Brierley family in 2013. Throughout my years here I have worked predominately as a maths specialist and have supported maths across years 2 to 6 helping all children to reach their full potential. In my spare time, I have recently started to learn to play the guitar and enjoy lots of family time with my wife, son, and our crazy spaniel, Charlie.

School Staff

Mid-day Team

John Stephenson, Wendy Brereton ,Vicky Garratt,

Samantha Mellor, Lisa Boon & Sara Ollier

The mid-day team are a happy, active crew – football, rounders, skipping and team games to name just a few of the activities you may see them participating in over lunchtime. All have, or have had members of their family at Brierley.

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Vicky Garratt
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Wendy Brereton
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Lisa Boon
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Sammy Mellor
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John Stephenson
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Mrs Jones – School Cook

Hello, my name is Karen. I am the cook at Brierley Primary School. I am married, with 2 children and 2 dogs. I like Formula One and Rugby. I also like going to bingo with Wendy the midday assistant.

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Mrs Brereton – Kitchen Assistant

I am Mrs Brereton. I am a midday assistant and a kitchen assistant here at Brierley. I have worked at the school for many years and have seen the school change into the warm and friendly place it is today. I enjoy going to bingo with Mrs Jones the cook and I’ve just started swimming once a week

Site Maintenance Officer


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Mr Moore

Hi, my name is Spencer and I'm the SMO here at Brierley Primary School. I used to work in the window fitting and building trade and had done for nearly 30 years until I was lucky enough to be offered the role here at Brierley and I'm so glad I took it . The staff and children here are so happy and unbelievably polite and I've been made to feel part of the Brierley family - it really is a pleasure to work here. In my spare time I try to get to the gym. I enjoy CrossFit but my favourite pastime is off road running getting out in the fields and hills in all weather



Cleaning Team

Erika Tkacova, Margaret Pollitt, Shirley Bates and Patricia Roberts. 
Our cheerful and friendly cleaners are often found dotted around the school once the children have left, making sure that the rooms are clean for the next day. We have a good mix of those that have been part of the Brierley family for some time as they even have/had some of their children attend here! along with some newer members to the team.

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Brierley Primary School

Mirion Street, Crewe,
Cheshire, CW1 2AZ

Admin contact

Vikki Baker 01270 698840

SENDCO | Hayley Cunningham