Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Meet the Staff

Meet the OA Aspinal Family

Academy Leadership Team

Angela Sweeting
Executive Principal

I have a 19 year old daughter who is studying make-up. I am a big Oldham
Athletic fan (someone has to be!) and like watching most sports.
I love shopping and eating chocolate!

Sam Ryan
Associate Principal

I have 2 young children. We like going on walks as a family with our dog Lexxie.
I love the colour green and my favourite animal is a giraffe.

Sue Hardy
Assistant Principal, KS1 Phase Leader
Nursery Teacher

I have been at Aspinal for many years and love this community. I have an 18 year
old son who is about to start university. I spend my free time with friends, doing yoga
and travelling when I can.

Pauline Murphy
Safeguarding Officer

I have worked for many years in schools, hospitals and various settings with great memories. 
I am happy spending time in my garden, donating to various retail outlets and eating out! 
I enjoy spending time with family and friends and hope to win the lottery soon!

Matt Foster

SENDCO & Designated Safeguarding Lead


Teachers and Phase Leaders

Rachel Hughes
Year 6 Teacher
English Lead, KS2 Phase Leader

I have a huge passion for writing and music: I can play the violin, clarinet and piano.
When I’m not teaching, I love nothing more than shopping and have a huge collection
of clothes and shoes! I also love spending time relaxing watching films: my favourite
at the moment is The Hunger Games series. My alarm clock is my black cat called Misty,
who wakes me up by walking across my head! 

Carol Bailey
EYFS Lead and Reception Teacher

I joined the school in September 1999.  I am NNEB trained and I am the Art Co-ordinator. 

Bronte Dale
Year 4 Class Teacher

I love sport and I play netball. One of my favourite things to go to restaurants from different
cultures and try new foods. My favourite animal is a dog.

Natalie Clayton
Year 3 Class Teacher

I have a 9 year old son and we enjoy spending family time together. I have spent most of my life
performing on a stage singing and dancing. I love being able to share this hobby with the children
in school and seeing the smiles on the audiences face when they see their children performing. 

Cherie Cairns
Year 2 Teacher, Science and Behaviour Lead

I have a 7 year old boy and a 6 year old girl who keep me busy and have also made me a master of
Lego – there isn’t anything I can’t build! I love swimming and watching detective programmes.
I want to be Sherlock Holmes when I grow up.

Alison McDonald
Year 1 Class Teacher (Thursday & Friday)

I love spending time with my family. I have a 3 year old son and a 21 month old  daughter who keep me
on my toes. I have a real sweet tooth and eat far too much chocolate! I love travelling and lived and
taught in Atlanta early on in my teaching career.

Kate Crag
Year 1 Class Teacher (Monday to Wednesday)



Learning and Academy Support

Angela Myatt
Learning Mentor

I have 2 teenage children, a boy and a girl. I like eating spicy food. My favourite colour is black.

Christine Boydell
Finance and Business Manager

I enjoy days out in the countryside.  I love going to concerts, and watching any kind of sport.
I’m proud to work with such a dedicated group of people.

Richard Edgehill
PE Coach

In my spare time I enjoy running and going to the gym. I have two beautiful daughters who I
love spending time with.

Alison Hayton
Office Manager

I have worked at OA Aspinal since 2013.  Before this I worked at a high school in Tameside. 
I enjoy all types of music.  I can make a chicken out of a tea towel. My favourite animal is a sheep.

Tracy Duff
Administration Officer

I have been coming to Aspinal since 1972 when I was a pupil  here.
When I started working here in September 2000 I worked in the classroom but I love working in the office.

Donna O'Brien
Learning Assistant

I have worked at OAA for 13 years. In my spare time I enjoy socialising with friends and family and
going on holidays abroad 

Sandra Currie

I have at Aspinal since 1993. My 2 children came here and now my grandchildren too! I love the school! 

Karen Robinson
Learning Assistant

I have worked at the school for 13 years and love to make a difference to the community and children's lives.
I have a dog called Scooby-doo and love cooking and trying foods from around the world. 

Alana Ridland
Learning Assistant

I have 3 children who all came to Aspinal as did I many moons ago! I have a labrador called Zeebo
and love taking him on very long walks. 

Linda Reding
Learning Assistant

When I am not working I am an avid reader. I have 7 grandchildren who I love spending time with.
When I am not with them I enjoy all inclusive holidays!

Louise Morrison
Learning Assistant

I have a Yorkshire Terrier named Willow and my favourite film is The Lion King. 

Nichola Williams
Senior Lunchtime Organiser

Michelle Robinson
Learning Assistant

I am a mother of two. I likes reading and in the holidays going to Spain and sampling the delights there! 

Sue Collinson
Before and After School Club

I have worked in the Breakfast Club and After School Club at Oasis Academy Aspinal for 11 years.
I enjoy spending time with my family.

Julie Bruce
Lunchtime Organiser

I have worked at Oasis Academy Aspinal for over 16 years. In my spare time I enjoy shopping
and spending time with my family.

Claire Lee
Lunchtime Organiser

I'm a mother of 3. I love to read books and body surf in Cornwall.