The Staff in Nursery:

Miss C Dowds - Nursery Class Teacher

Hi, I'm Miss Dowds and I am a the Nursery class teacher.

Previously I have worked in a school for children with special needs for 3 years.

I enjoy taking my dog Poppy to the beach for long walks.  I love to travel to see my friends.

Miss N Kaur - Teaching Assistant

My name is Nikita Kaur and I'm currently working in Nursery.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

Miss T Akhtar - Teaching Assistant

My name is Miss Akhtar.  I am a teaching assistant in Nursery and joined Crumpsall Lane in November 2017.

I am level 3 qualified in children's care, learning and development.  I have been working with children for over 4 years. 

In my spare tme I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

Miss K Simpson - Teaching Assistant

Hi, my name is Miss Simpson.  I have nearly 20 years experience in Early Years.

I enjoy creative activities and following the children's lead during play.

I have two children of my own and all of my time at home is spent with them playing, baking and going for walks in the park.

The staff in Reception are:

Miss R Hay - EYFS Lead & Class Teacher

My name is Miss Hay and I am a Reception Teacher and EYFS Leader.  You will usually find me in Reception or outside in the EYFS area.

I have worked in Crumpsall Lane since 2014.  My favourite activity is large role play outside.  I enjoy making a road with shops, houses and garages or airports.

Miss K Lewis - Reception Teacher

Hello everyone!

I'm Miss Lewis and I am one of the teachers in Reception.

I love working in EYFS and I'm very excited about the year ahead.

I love dancing, bright colours and anything to do with arts and crafts.


Mrs S Medley - SEN Teaching Assistant

I'm an additional needs teaching assistant. I really enjoy the work I do and helping the children I support achieve the best of their ability whilst working and having fun!

My hobbies are: time walking the family dog and spending time with my family and my gorgeous grandchildren.

Ms K Asquith - Teaching Assistant

I have spent many years within early years both in England and Europe.

I really enjoy the variety and fast pace of working with younger children and helping them learn and grow.

Mrs L Mayoh - Teaching Assistant

I have worked at Crumpsall Lane since July 2015 and am currently based in one of the reception classes.  I have almost 30 years experience in Early Years Education and my previous roles include deputy manager of a college nursery and running a pre-school playgroup with my mum!

I have two, very lovely, grown up children, a daughter who lives in Northampton and a son who lives in Eygpt.

My hobbies include jewellery making, painting on canvas and learning about astronomy.  When time allows, I also can be found cycling, camping and kayaking with my husband.

Mrs F Hussain - Teaching Assistant

My name is Mrs Hussain and I am a teaching assistant in Nursery.  I joined Crumpsall Lane Primary School in 2014.

I have a BA(hons) degree in early childhood studies.  In my spare time I enjoy reading and spending time with my family.

Miss S Hussey - SEN Teaching Assistant

My name is Miss Hussey and I am a Level 3 British Sign and Language teaching assistant working in EYFS.

I am new to Crumpsall Lane and excited to get started!

In my spare time I enjoy running, dancing and walking my dog.

Miss R Rafiq

My name is Miss Rafiq.  I have 8 years of EYFS experience.  I enjoy doing creative and messy activities with children where they can use their imagination to express themselves.




Contact the School

Crumpsall Lane Primary School

Crumpsall Lane
M8 5SR

Main Contact: Mrs Karen Buxton

Tel: 0161 740 3741
Fax: 0161 795 1572