“The staff here at St Ethelwold’s come from all walks of life and we all have wildly different interests, pastimes and ways of relaxing. But put us together and we form a team with the common goal and purpose of making a difference to the children and families that we serve. From the cooks and cleaners to the teaching assistants, teachers and the headteacher, we are here to help in any way we can. – Paul Oliver Headteacher

Paul Oliver

I’m Paul Oliver and I am the Headteacher here. I am married to the beautiful Katie and have two children – Isobel and William. There are not many days that go by that I do not listen to a song by Frank Turner whilst walking my dog.

Mr Griffiths

Evertonian dad of three – Evie, Daniel and Jack. Walks on the beach, camping trips, power kites, Bruce Springsteen & Gaslight Anthem make me tick! Love teaching / swimming too! 🙂

Mrs Blackburn

I have been teaching for 20 years and have taught all the primary age groups apart from Reception. I have two precious boys and a fantastic husband who I enjoy spending time with. I love a challenge and always take part in activities with my children, at home and at school! I have a great sense of humour and love animals, except the ones with 8 legs!

Pam Weaver

I’m a teaching assistant working with Early Entitlement and Reception children for part of my role and delivering Catch Up Literacy and Numeracy interventions with junior children. I really enjoy my job working with the children and seeing them progress. I am married with two children, love animals and I’m a vegetarian.

Hayley Gerrard

My name is Hayley Gerrard and I’ve worked here for 7 years. I am a classroom assistant in the early entitlement and reception classes. I am a mother of four who lives in the local area and I enjoy cycling, running and spending time with my family.

Sue Bonney

I have worked in St.Ethelwolds School for the past three years as a breakfast club assistant and also as a mid day supervisor assistant. I love my job as I enjoy seeing how the children develop over the years, my hobbies are cooking, going to the gym and spending time with my family

Mrs Ellis

I’m Rebecca Ellis and I joined the St Ethelwold’s team as a teacher in 2004. I live with my husband Gareth, who is now brilliant at cutting out and laminating! When I’m not in school I enjoy reading, live music and cooking. I also love holidays and my favourite place to visit is New York.

Gill Hodson

I’m Gill Hodson and my duties include breakfast club. I also work in the kitchen as a kitchen assistant and I clean the school at night. I have a large family of four children and four grandchildren who I love spending all of my time with.

Ella Jackson

Hi, my name is Ella Jackson and I work in the school office. I have a wonderful teenage daughter! I enjoy going to music concerts and I am trying to learn to play keyboard. I enjoy lots of crafts from cross stitch to calligraphy. I also like to walk to keep fit, because I love to eat!!

Diane Warrenger

I’m Diane Warrenger and I work in the school office dealing with admin and finance. I have two teenagers who keep me very busy. When I do have free time I like to make things – patchwork quilts, soft toys, bags, cards. I love eating out – so I walk a lot!!

Jackie Butt

Hello I am Jackie Butt, I have worked for St Ethelwolds school for 16 years and my roles in school are breakfast club assistant, kitchen assistant and mid day supervisor and to make sure the children are happy. I enjoy socialising, walking and spending time with my family and grandchildren.

Donna Dunwoodie

My name is Donna Dunwoodie and I have been at school since January 2015 as a support worker. I am originally from Anglesey. I have 3 children: 10, 7 and 5 and my main role at home is to be their taxi service.

Linda Murray

I’m Linda Murray and I’m the school cook. I have been a cook for the past 30 years and I love seeing the children enjoying my healthy meals. I have a large family including three daughters and two young granddaughters and like nothing more than having fun times with them and my dog Alfie.

Linda Bate

My name is Linda Bate and I have worked at the school for the past 25 years as a cleaner. Over the years I have seen many changes but it has always been my aim to keep the cleanliness of the school to the highest standards. I like shopping for clothes.

Mrs Parry

I am Mrs Parry who teaches Nursery/Reception. I am married with two grown up children so spend half my time feeling proud, the other half exasperated. I enjoy cooking, gardening on my allotment and regularly attend quizzes. I also support Everton which proves what an eternal optimist I am!