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We are lucky to have a dedicated Teacher and an enthusiastic Teaching Assistant in each class, a teaching Head and a Sports coach on our Learning staff team as well as a great group of support staff including some super lunchtime leaders! We are all proud to be part of the Team at Eyam.


  • Oona Gilbertson – Headteacher
  • Hannah McGuire – Hedgehogs (Reception, Y1 & Y2)
  • Jamie Beresford – Owls (Y3 & Y4)
  • Leanne Barrett – Squirrels (Y5 & Y6)
  • Helen Lewis / Georgia Butterworth -  PPA Teachers, Catch up Tutors and ECT learning Mentors.

Teaching Assistants

  • Rebecca Perring
  • Helen Lewis
  • Sarah Hix
  • Pat Ridgeway
  • Georgia Butterworth
  • Rebecca Richardson
  • Natalie Cross
  • Chelsea Wragg

School Staff

  • Kay Mason – Senior Business Assistant
  • Katie Harvey - Business Assistant
  • Gordon Brimer – Caretaker
  • Dinah Adlington – Midday Supervisor
  • Sarah Hix – Midday Supervisor
  • Natalie Cross - Midday Supervisor
  • Jess Eades – Midday Supervisor
  • Jane Thorp – Cook

Meet the Staff - Find out a bit more about our staff!

Oona Gilbertson - After attending Lady Manners in Bakewell as a pupil, I began my teaching career in the heart of London. I've been Head teacher for 10 years and enjoy being part of a village community. When I am not being taxi driver for our busy children I like to cycle or run in the glorious Peak District and most weekends can be found gardening, baking or walking our two rescue dogs.

Hannah McGuire - I have taught across the key stages here at Eyam and it was after reading English at Oxford that I decided to become a teacher, completing my PGCE at Cambridge and taking up my role here at Eyam in 2013.  I currently work in our Infant class and love welcoming our EYFS pupils each September, as well as enjoying my role as a Primary Mastery Specialist with the East Midlands West Maths Hub, facilitating lively collaboration between colleagues across the cluster. I still love learning and am a keen reader outside of school. Living in the beautiful Hope Valley and currently on maternity leave, I also love to get out hiking with my two young children, whatever the weather!  

Jamie Beresford - I feel very lucky to work at Eyam Primary School and have enjoyed learning about the history of the village. My favourite subject to teach is Maths, as I enjoy solving problems and shapes. Before I got into teaching I worked as a stonemason, where shapes were an important part of my work. I love animals; I have two rescue greyhounds called Nancy and Minnie and a retired racehorse called Indiana who I am training to jump. In my spare time, I like to spend time outside. I have recently joined the world of parenthood and am thoroughly enjoying being a dad.

Leanne Barrett -I worked in finance and law for many years before making the change into teaching, and I haven’t looked back. I love teaching at Eyam and being part of the lovely community we have here. While I grew up on the coast, I feel very grateful to live in a small village in the Peak District and never tire of the views. When I am not at school, I have two children who keep me very busy and I enjoy spending time walking and exploring with them and my little dog.

Helen Lewis - I have thoroughly enjoyed working with children in schools over the last thirty years, the last eighteen in small village schools in the beautiful Peak District.
I feel very lucky to live and work in such a stunning place and enjoy getting out running and walking as often as possible. When time allows, I love getting away in my VW camper, either to festivals, walking in the mountains or bodyboarding trips with my two teenage children.

Chelsea Wragg - I feel very lucky to be working in such a wonderful village school and I love being part of the local community. When I’m not working I'm spending time with my two lovely children and our very naughty labradors. As a family we love walking, swimming and most of our time is spent exploring the outdoors. I have a huge passion for outdoor learning and the benefits it brings to children, helping them to build skills for life. 

Pat Ridgeway - I have worked at Eyam School as a Teaching Assistant and HLTA for over 25 years, I enjoy working with the children at the school and it has been a wonderful experience.
At home I enjoy reading, baking and looking after my granddaughters, as well as travelling and experiencing new places

Sarah Hix - I’ve worked at School for 10 years as a midday supervisor and a teaching assistant. Away from work I’m a season ticket holder at Sheffield Wednesday I attend all home matches with my husband.
I also really enjoy family time at home, my daughter and I love spending time in the kitchen cooking for the family, while listening to cheesy pop music.