Our staff

Mr Williams, Interim Headteacher

I’m delighted to be leading Oakridge Parochial School. I have worked in schools for over 33 years. For the past 23 years I have been a headteacher in a number of primary schools in Gloucestershire and North Somerset. I love being in school and working with children, staff and parents alike. No day is ever the same.I have a wife and two daughters and enjoy following Gloucester Rugby and Chelsea. 

I look forward to an exciting year with you all at Oakridge.


Mrs Hayes, KS1 Class Teacher

I came to work at Oakridge School in 2001 to cover a maternity leave and never left as I loved it so much! Having studied history of art and other visual cultures for my degree, I love teaching art and the performing arts. The pupils regularly use their creativity to bring a subject to life or to perform during Achievement Worships which helps to build their confidence. I am also the school's literacy co-ordinator and as pupils are given plenty of one-to-one attention, their love of reading and writing blossoms during their time here.


Mrs Gray, KS1 Teacher

 As well as teaching Class 1, Mrs Gray is also our SENDco.  You can contact her 

 on 01285 760269 or by e-mailing rgray@oakridge.gloucs.sch.uk




Mrs Modaley, KS2 Class Teacher







Mrs Chapman, KS1 Teaching Assistant

My main role is to help the Reception children settle into school life, however I also have a lot of input with years one and two. The children really do thrive in Oakridge's small learning environment and it is lovely to see them progress so well. I feel privileged to be part of a happy friendly team at Oakridge.


Ms Crockford, Teaching Assistant (SEN)

I have worked as a Teaching Assistant for Special Educational Needs for 15 years.  I have worked in several primary schools and one secondary school in the local area.  I started at Oakridge Parochial School in September 2014, my main role is to support pupils with SEN.  As soon as I walked through the door I knew I would be happy here as the energy and friendliness from both pupils and staff was fantastic.  With many of the pupils wearing their slippers while in the school it feels like one big happy family learning together.

Sandy Bryson, ICT Technician

I have been working at Oakridge school for a number of years taking care of all the computers and ICT equipment. I also spend time with the children helping them to improve their ICT skills on a Thursday afternoon. I always look forward to my time at Oakridge School because the staff and pupils are always so warm and friendly, and everyone always has a smile on their face!


Mrs Westerby, School Administrator

My family has a long connection with the school as I am an ex-pupil, as are my mum and my three children. I also took over the role of School Administrator from my mum who retired after 34 years! The best thing about being at Oakridge is seeing the children grow and develop their learning and skills. 



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