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Shorefields School

Shorefields School

Staff Team

Please click on the links below to view our current teaching and staff teams.  Team is the appropriate word here at Shorefields, the dedication, professionalism, and caring attitude of all our staff is what helps Shorefields provide consistently outstanding 'learning and achievement for all' our individual learners.  We would however like to introduce you to just some members of our team who you will find when walking around our school. 

Jennifer Grotier 

Head Teacher

Senior Leadership Team


Jennifer Grotier 

Head Teacher 


Alison Beasley 

Deputy Head Teacher 

 KS3, KS4 & KS5 



Gemma Fowler 

Deputy Head Teacher 



Steps Lead & EVC 

Debbie Hamilton 

Special School Nurse & Interagency Manager 


Michelle Glover 

School Business Manager 


Middle Leadership Team

Pamela Clarke 

Sunshine Strand Leader 


Ryan Bruce 

Pier Strand Leader 

Hannah Mitchell 

Beach Strand Leader 


Sunshine Strand Teaching Team

Class Class Teacher
Sunshine 1

Alix McCarthy

Sunshine 2  Jackie Stephens
Sunshine 3 Wendy Banks 
Sunshine 4 Nicola Pinok
Sunshine 5  Nicole Wheeler
Sunshine 6 Jemma Moorhouse
Sunshine 7 Pamela Heath
Sunshine 8 Christine Ward

Pier Strand Teaching Team

Class Class Teacher
Pier 1  Joanne Banks 
Pier 2 Lyn Chapman 
Pier 3 Clare King 
Pier 4  Ryan Bruce 
Pier 5 Emma Norfolk/ Helen Read

Beach Strand Teaching Team 

Class Class Teacher
Beach 1  Charlie Thorpe 
Beach 2  Kerry Strutt
Beach 3  Lucy Wilson
Beach 4 Abigail Kettle
Beach 5 Hannah Mitchell

Additional Teaching Staff

Role Name
Sports Co-ordinator Emma Addlington-Lee
Thrive Practitioner. ELSA & Mental Health Lead Leah Smith
Performing Arts Rachel McKean
Careers & Next Step Peter Norfolk
Communication Support Lead  Sarah Williams 

Essex Steps Tutors

Steps Lead- Step on & Step Up Gemma Fowler
Steps Co-ordinator Kerry Strutt
Step On Tutor Hannah Mitchell
Step On Tutor Ryan Bruce
Step On Tutor Pamela Clarke
Step On Tutor Jackie Stephens


School & Business Support Staff 

Role Name
School Business Manager Michelle Glover
HR & Workforce Manager Trudy Rainbird
School Secretary Lynda Johnston
Finance Assistant Kelly Wood
Admin Assistant Sarah Gavin
Admin Assistant Tina Fuller
Business Support Assistant Lesley Crowe
Site Manager Peter Bloomfield
Assistant Site Manager James Baker
Catering Manager Helen Austin
Health Care Assistant  Jodie Smith 
Health Care Admin Jo Sears
Learning Link Advisor  Leane Maddams