Clitheroe Brookside Primary School Staff

Teaching Staff

Mrs Beverly Allan – Head Teacher
I have worked at Brookside Primary School since September 1995.  I started my career here with a class of Year 1 pupils.  The following year I moved into Reception Class where I spent 12 very happy years. Whilst teaching in Reception I also became a member of the Senior Leadership Team with responsibility for the Infant Department and also for being subject leader for Literacy, I then became Deputy Head.  In January 2008 I was appointed as Head Teacher and I am thoroughly enjoying the role.

Mrs Amanda Hailwood – Deputy Head
I have worked at Brookside School for several years and I teach Key Stage 1.  Within school, I work with the children on our School Council.  I am the subject leader for History and Geography.  Outside of school, I really enjoy reading and taking my dog for long walks.

Mrs Sarah Birch
I am Sarah Birch.  I have worked at Brookside Primary School since 2008 and have taught in both Reception and Year 1.  Currently I am working in EY1 Reception Class alongside Emma Procter.  We are having lots of fun planning exciting activities for the children.

Mrs Emma Woodend (currently on maternity leave)
I started working here at Brookside in October 2010.  Since September 2015 myself and Mrs Birch job share and teach in the Reception Class.  I am our school Special Educational Needs Co-ordination (SENCO) and work very closely with Mrs Oldcorne and Mrs Allan in this role.  As SENCO I help to ensure children with Education, Health and Care Plans or other specific needs are supported in school.   I am also our schools PSHE leader and a member of the Healthy Schools team. At the weekends and during the holidays I love spending quality time with my young family.

Mrs Sarah Barnett
I have worked at Brookside School since 2012 and teach in EY2.  I am the subject leader for Science and RE.  Outside of school, I really enjoy going for days out with my husband and children, reading, crafting and going for long walks.

Mrs Emma Procter
I started at Brookside in 2010 and I teach in EY1.  I am the subject leader for Computing, Art and DT as well as the Educational Visits Co-ordinator.  Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my young family, reading and visiting historical sites.

Miss Sally Rigby

I am a Newly Qualified Teacher who is lucky enough to have Class 3 as my first class. When I am not in school, I enjoy reading and going on days out with friends and family to the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District.

Rebekah Ashton
I have been working at Brookside since September 2016, initially in Class 3 for two years and currently in Class 4.  Before that I worked in Year 4 for three years at a school in Blackburn. In school, I am the Music subject leader and run our school choir. Outside of school, I sing in an adult choir and play the piano.

Mr Daniel Garsden
I am a Newly Qualified Teacher fortunate enough to have year 5 as my first class.  Out of school I enjoy swimming and reading books.

Mrs  Gillian Fielding
I have worked at Brookside since September 2016 in Upper Key Stage 2.  Before joining Brookside, I worked for three years in Key Stage 1 at a school in Brierfield and then four years in Key Stage 2 at a school in Blackburn.  Outside work, I enjoy spending time with my friends and young family.


Mrs Dianne Oldcorne
Mrs E Woodend (currently on maternity leave)

Contact the SENCO via the School Office.

Support Staff

HLTA Teaching Assistant

Mrs E Beverley

Teaching Assistants

Mrs K Hargreaves
Mrs A Hood
Miss M Knowles
Mrs L Waddington
Mrs H Walker
Mrs R Windsor
Mrs S Wrathall

Administrative Staff

Mrs Anita Cunliffe-Senior Administrative Officer
I started working at Brookside in October 2014 and became Senior Admin Officer in January 2016,  a role which I enjoy immensely.  Outside of work I love spending time with family, long walks in the country, listening to music and reading.

Mrs Alexandra Bell – Admin Support
I began work at Brookside in September 2013, and I currently work 3 days a week in the school office –  Monday, Thursday and Friday.  In addition I manage the accounts for the Care Club, so you may find me here on other days too undertaking that role.  In my spare time you will find me with family and friends, in my garden or in front of the ironing board.

Welfare Staff

Mrs H Walker (Senior Supervisor)
Miss H Brand
Mrs E Hill
Mrs K Hargreaves
Miss S Parry


Mrs J Hall
Mrs M Eccleston
Miss J Walker

Site Supervisor

Mr P Kemp

Cleaning Staff

Mrs B Kent
Mr D Worswick