Staff

ARK Alpha is proud to have a low turn over of staff enabling you and your child to form lasting relationships with the staff caring for them.

  • Anne H Chapman – Headteacher of ARK Ayrton Primary Academy and ARK Alpha Nursery
  • Julie Ayrton – Manager of ARK Alpha Nursery 
  • Chris Kone - Deputy Manager & Designated Safeguarding Officer
  • Jessica Harrison - Early Years Professional & SENCO
  • Kim McHugh - Turtles Room Leader
  • Kimberley Todd - Starfish Room Leader
  • Amanda Phillimore - Jellyfish Room Leader
  • Lucy Ketley - Sharks Room Lead

 

Staff team

Turtles (0 – 20 months)

  • Kim McHugh - Room Leader
  • Sharon Williamson - Level 3
  • Emily Hockley - Level 2
  • Megan Johnson - Apprentice

 

Starfish (21 months – 2 yrs 8 months)

  • Gemma Paddon - Level 3
  • Emily Wooley - Level 2
  • Jordan McGuire - Level 2
  • Dayzi Sims - Apprentice

 

Jellyfish (2 yrs 9 months – 3 yrs 7 months)

  • Bobby Sills - Level 3
  • Sam Dollery - Level 2
  • Paige Wort - Level 2
  • Lauren Davison - Level 2
  • Abby Barker - Level 3

 

Sharks (Preschool: Year before school)

  • Staci Oakes - Level 2
  • Sarah McClean - Level 3
  • Natalie Cowie  - Level 3
  • Kira Keates - Apprentice

 

Cover staff

  • Bonnie Moore - Level 3 
  • Shelia Fergusson - Level 3

 

Administration and Finance

  • Jackie Gillespie
  • Jenny Skinner

 

Caretaking and Cleaning

 

  • Mr David Dunning
  • Mr Hung Fai Nam