Mrs Crawforth Head Teacher & Foundation Stage Teacher

I’m Sam Crawforth and have worked at Blackshaw Moor First School since January 1996 starting as a Teaching Assistant, qualifying as a teacher whilst working and was appointed as the Headteacher in September 2017. As it is a small school, I also teach part-time in the Foundation Stage class which combines nursery and reception children. Nursery children can attend up to 15 or 30 hours depending on the funding and are able to come for all or part of a day depending on the needs of each family.  Reception children are full time.  I am the Foundation Stage Coordinator for the school and in addition to this, I am also the coordinator for Maths, RE and Worship, Design and Technology and CPD. I feel so lucky to have a job that I really enjoy, in a school that I love, and I intend to ensure that every child has the best possible experience at our school to enable them to grow and learn and reach their full potential.

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Mrs Frost – Administration Officer

I’m Nicola Frost and I have been at Blackshaw Moor School since September 2012 I am the Administration Officer. I love my role in the school which is very varied and keeps me busy. I enjoy spending time with my dogs and walking in my spare time.

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Mrs Picken – KS1  Teacher

I’m Julie Picken and I have been teaching at Blackshaw Moor School since 1997. I began as a full time teacher in Key Stage 2 and now share teaching responsibility in Key Stage 1and 2. I’ve loved working with both age ranges! I am also the Special Educational Needs Coordinator and have responsibility as the subject coordinator for ICT and Science. I am the teacher’s representative on the Governing body.

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Mrs Worrall – Key Stage 2 Teacher

I have been teaching for the last 20 years and was lucky enough to start at Blackshaw Moor School in September 2017. I teach full time in the Key Stage 2 class, Wise Owls. I love working with children of this age and seeing their confidence grow in preparation for the next part in their educational journey has to be one of the best parts of my job. I am responsible for leading the subjects of art and history.

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Mrs Knott – Foundation Stage KS1/2 Teacher

Teaches Science and PE

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Mrs Cordon – KS1/KS2 Teacher

Teaches PSHE and Geography




Mrs Goldstraw – Teaching Assistant

I’m Emma Goldstraw I have been a teaching assistant at Blackshaw moor School since 2006. I work in all three classes supporting children’s learning and run a lunch club for our nursery children. I am also a former pupil of Blackshaw moor.

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Mrs Gordon – Teaching Assistant

I’m Nicola Gordon and I joined Blackshaw Moor School in 2013, I am the KS1 teaching assistant. I am married and have 2 children. I enjoy family time and travelling. I find my role very rewarding as I am able to watch the children develop and grow.

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Mrs Davies – Teaching Assistant

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Mrs Worth – Catering Assistant

I’m Caroline Worth and I have worked at Blackshaw Moor School since 1985 as a Catering Assistant. I cook lunches alongside Sarah and serve the children at lunchtimes. I have also stood in as a casual cleaner when I have been needed. I am married with 2 children. Both of my children and my granddaughter attended Blackshaw Moor School .

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Mrs Shilcock – Catering Supervisor


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Mrs Shaw – Janitor

Im Vicki Shaw I started working at BMS in 2016 as lunchtime supervisor where I serve the children the children over the dinner hour. At the beginning of 2017 I took on the role of janitor and school cleaner. I have two children who both attend the school

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