Our School Team
Mrs Diane Carroll - Headteacher
Having taught across several schools within Lancashire in the last 2 years, I am loving my time at St. Michael’s as headteacher and have thoroughly enjoyed the last 5 years here. I live in Cockerham with my husband Mick and daughters Alice and Eve, as well as my two dogs Patch (a white cross breed) and Paddy (a black Labrador). I enjoy running, cycling and walking and spend most of my weekends rambling in our local countryside with the dogs, whilst also popping into Wallings for an ice cream treat, often served by one of my daughters!
Mrs Melanie Jackson - Deputy Headteacher and Elm (Year 2) Class Teacher
Mrs Steph Hogarth- SENDCo & Beech (Year 3/4) Class teacher
Mr Matt Armstrong - Willow (Year 5/6) Class Teacher
Since moving to St Michael's-on-Wyre after teaching in Morecambe, I've loved every minute; from the children and parents to the staff team, everyone has been really welcoming and supportive. Before teaching, I completed a Masters degree in Town and Landscape Planning at The University of Manchester and spent a while living in The Alps living the ski season life! Now, I've settled in Catterall with my wife, Katie, and my chocolate cocker spaniel, Willow. When not teaching and dishing out relentless sarcasm to my class, I will usually be found miles away from home on my road or mountain bike. If not cycling, I'm usually running around Garstang or Nicky Nook and hiking in The Lakes with Katie and Willow.
Miss Ashleigh Brown - Early Years Lead and Oak ( Reception) Class Teacher
This is my 5th year of teaching in Reception (Early Years) and my love and passion for my career grows day by day. I find my job incredibly rewarding and the children never fail to put a smile on my face. I have worked in 2 schools now, both incredibly different but I am particularly enjoying being a part of the St Michael's family and the caring community that surrounds it. I love to dance but this has taken a back seat since I started my teaching career, but it sneaks into my teaching practice when the children take part in dough disco and squiggle whilst you wiggle. I love to go on walks with my little dog, Maisy and I enjoy eating un-healthy foods like pizza and chocolate at the weekends!
Mrs Rachel Shields - Ash ( Year 1) Class Teacher
After teaching for 18 years at a school in Blackpool, I moved to teach at St. Michaels-on-Wyre in 2019. Having so many generations of my family connected to the village, it makes teaching here even more special.
I live in Garstang with my husband, young son and tabby cat. In my spare time I like to read, sew and draw. I also love to shop - especially for shoes!
Mrs Claire Armstrong - Elm (Year 2) Class Teacher and PPA Cover Teacher
Mrs Andrea Green- School Office Manager
Mrs Jane Cooper- Bowes- School Cook
I’ve worked for Lancashire County Council catering for 15 years, 10 of which have been at St. Michael’s on Wyre School. I live in Thornton with my partner Frank. We have four children between us; Hannah, Aaron, Joe and Emily. We also have two dogs Pablo and Harley who love to go to the beach close to where we live. We love walking, travelling abroad and family time.
I have and still enjoy working in this school. I’ve catered for many children in my time here and it’s been a pleasure to watch the children grow up from nursery to year 6.
Mrs Pam Everill - Kitchen Assistant
After spending 30 years in the Banking profession I decided it was time for a change and 16 years ago I applied for a job with Lancashire County Council in school meals at a High school. I have worked at St Michael's since September 2020, I also work part time at my son Philip's electrical company in the office sorting his accounts. I live in Higher Bartle with my husband Jon, we have six children between us and 12 grandchildren. We also have two French bulldogs. I love cycling, gardening, having the grandchildren sleeping over and travelling with my youngest daughter Amanda who still lives at home with us.
Miss Suze Wadsley - Higher Level Teaching Assistant
After enjoying a successful career as a personal injury lawyer, I decided to change my career and go into teaching. For the past eleven years, I have worked in primary education, enjoying specialising in special educational needs, teaching and supporting the children. I have worked at St Michaels for nearly three years as a HLTA and wellbeing mentor: I adore my job as the children truly bring a smile to my face each day. I live in Garstang, my lovely hometown, with my two teenage children, Mark and Becky, plus our cat, Kizzie. My hobbies are reading (I love reading!) and attempting to cook!
Mr Nissa Renton- Teaching Assistant
I started at St-Michaels at the end of 2020 after working across various early years settings over the last 25 years. It has been the best decision, I've made! I can now say I'm proud to be a part of such an amazing team.
I live in the village of Hambleton with my husband, my daughter and my crazy black Labrador. I love to spend lots of family time having fun. As my daughter is crazy about football, I can often be found pitch side most weekends cheering on the team!
I also love to travel, and usually the sunshine and a nice beach wins me over every time.
Miss Jodie Richardson- Teaching Assistant
I joined St Michael's in October 2020 and I have loved every minute. I am a teaching assistant within the nursery, and I am level 2 qualified for the children's and young people's workforce. My passion is working with young children to help develop the foundations they need to start school life. Being part of each child's learning is truly magical. I live with my three children who keep me active most weekends; we enjoy trampolining, walking, and making precious memories. I also love shopping and spending time with my family.
Mr Alex Watt- Teaching Assistant
I began my time at St. Michaels on Wyre working in the nursery, where I really adored helping the children’s little minds grow. After a few years, I began to spend more time assisting in the other classrooms throughout school. It has been fascinating to see how the different age groups learn and advance. I find it especially rewarding to see some of the children that I knew from nursery, growing up through the years. They may be taller and have shown lots of development, but their character and personalities are often still the same. My greatest passion is for the natural world and sciences, something that many children share in school. It truly makes my day when a child wants to have a discussion with me about animals, their pets, dinosaurs, volcanoes or just nature in general.
Mrs Claire Peters - Teaching Assistant
Having only joined the school in September, I am really enjoying my time working as Welfare Assistant, After School Club Assistant and providing TA cover when required.
I live in Great Eccleston with my husband Joseph and my 2 children Arthur & Albert , who also attend St Michael’s on Wyre. I enjoy spending weekends camping with my family and also walking and training our 5 month old puppy, Percy.
Miss Steph Bone - Teaching Assistant
I have been part of St. Michael's on Wyre C.E School & Nursery since the age of ten years old. I have worked as a Teaching Assistant here for 19 years. I love my job and working with all the children. I enjoy going to the gym and spending time with my little girls Sephora and Ophelia.
Mrs Helen Mansfield - Teaching Assistant
I have worked in schools for the past 12 years in varying roles and I am currently enjoying my new position as Teaching Assistant at St Michael's On Wyre. My favourite subjects in school are English, history and computing and I have run various clubs from school newspapers to gardening. I live in Cleveleys and enjoy spending my free time baking or crafting, or more accurately making a mess!
Mr Gerry Allen- Site Supervisor
After an extensive career in the Metropolitan Police I moved back to Lancashire in 2014. I currently live in Great Eccleston with my wife Sam, son Joshua, Ebonee our dog and a plethora of chickens and geese. When I'm not at work I enjoy coaching grassroots football at Myerscough Junior Football Development Club.