Teacher Profiles

Hello, I’m Mrs Pether and I’m the Headteacher here at Dean Field Community Primary School. I started my teaching career in 2005 in a school not far from here so I am pleased to be back where my career started and to once again be working in the community of North Halifax.

I have been working in education for 20 years and have had many different roles in that time, ranging from a teaching assistant before completing my teacher training, right up to becoming a Headteacher; which has been a life long goal of mine!

I have been a senior leader for the past 15 years and have worked mainly in schools in challenging circumstances and find these roles the most rewarding. I have a proven track record of school improvement and believe in constantly challenging myself to improve. I have completed various leadership courses; the most recent being the National Professional Qualification for Headship.

I have worked for The Family of Learning Trust for 13 years, as a Deputy Head for 8 years and now as Headteacher here at Dean Field.

I am grateful to be working with such a dedicated and enthusiastic team of colleagues, who together will ensure that the pupils of Dean Field receive the best quality education.

I am very proud that we have been award the Investors in People Platinum Award in July 2023 which highlights the high performing team of people I have the privilege to lead education.

Hello Dean Field community! My name is Miss Brambani and I am the new Deputy Head at Dean Field Community Primary School. I am really looking forward to getting to know children, staff, parents and carers over the next year.

I have been a Primary School Teacher for last 12 years at Beech Hill School. Prior to this, I was a Teaching Assistant at various schools in and around the Bradford area. Throughout my career, I have taught in years 1, 3, 4 and 5. I am very passionate about achieving the very best outcomes for young people through first quality teaching and experiences.

For the last 5 years, I have been Assistant Head at Beech Hill. School. As an invested member of the Family of Learning Trust, I have worked very closely with staff at Dean Field School as Curriculum Lead.


I have an in-depth knowledge of the curriculum across both schools and have worked hard in developing the subject leaders to ensure they are strong in managing their subject areas to ensure the quality of education is one that meets the needs of all the pupils and prepares them for life in modern Britain. I am excited to start my journey with the fantastic Dean Field Family.

Hello, my name is Miss Clay and I am the SENCO and year 1 class teacher at Dean Field. This is my sixth year of teaching and I began my career here at Dean Field in 2016 as a Newly Qualified Teacher teaching in Year 4. My teaching degree specialised in Early Years and Key Stage 1, and I’m pleased to be teaching in year 1 this year after teaching year 2 for the past 4 years. I am ready for a change and a new challenge!

I am also excited to be doing a job share this year with our deputy head, Miss Brambani, and spending my time out of the classroom working on my SENCO duties. Creating an inclusive school environment is something I am passionate about and strive towards for our pupils with additional needs. I am also lucky to lead ‘The Arts’ again this year at Dean Field, which encompasses art, music, dance and drama.

Aside from teaching, a passion of mine is animals, which I enjoy bringing to the classroom/learning where possible. I have 4 guinea pigs at home named Autumn, Winter, Ruby and Pearl. A cat named Willow and a tropical fish tank. All of my pets are really special to me.

Hello, my name is Miss Fitzpatrick and I am an Early Years Practitioner in Nursery – Antarctica Class. I have worked at Dean Field since April 2018.
Before joining the team at Dean Field, I was the Deputy Manager and Safeguarding Lead at a Pre-School/Afterschool Club, working with children between 2-11.

My childcare career began in 2010 and I have enjoyed every minute, it is the most rewarding job – knowing I am helping children achieve their full potential. Each child is unique and has their own personality. Every day is different with lots of fun and learning! I take pride in the children’s accomplishments, as they master new concepts (when they said “I can’t do it”) and their inquiring minds expand with new information and experiences.

I am currently studying Early Years BA (Hons) at Huddersfield University, I attend university once a month on a Saturday. When I’m not studying, and my head isn’t in a book, I enjoy keeping fit and exercising. I am a member of a running club, we meet up and run twice a week, its great getting to know new people and also great for well-being!

I enjoy working here at Dean Field whilst beginning my teaching career. It’s amazing to work alongside supportive staff and also teachers who are passionate about their work!


my name is Miss Hussain and I currently teach Year 5. This is my seventh year working as a teacher at Dean Field School. I trained at the University of Huddersfield and I knew I wanted to be a teacher from a young age!

Over the course of my teacher training, I worked in a few schools around Huddersfield but I spent most of my time working in schools in North Halifax. I have worked in schools in Illingworth and Bradshaw but Dean Field has been the best by far. The amazing children, families and staff make Dean Field a brilliant place to work. I enjoy every minute of the day as there is no better feeling than knowing I have made a difference!

At Dean Field, I am on the leadership team and I am the upper school phase leader. I have a teaching and learning responsibility for the personal development of our pupils. I ensure RE, PSHE, RSE and SMSC are taught well and are fully imbedded in our curriculum. I also lead English and it’s one if my favourite subjects to teach! As a school, we are working together to achieve the Rights Respecting School Award to show that we place the rights of a child at the heart of everything we do. So, I work with our School Council to actively promote children’s rights to ensure that all of our pupils are aware of their rights.

Outside of school I enjoy going to see films (especially Disney films), taking long walks and some retail therapy! I also enjoy reading mystery novels and other stories based on real life events.

I am Miss Lopuszniak and I am the year 6 teacher (Ireland Class). I have been teaching for seven years and this will be my sixth year at Dean Field. I have worked in various other schools around the Halifax area including, Sowerby Village, St Mary’s and Todmorden C of E.

I have loved every year being a teacher and I have taught in every year except year 4, lucky me! I lead maths and computing here at Dean Field which means I love to hear all about the maths and computing we are all learning within school or at home. If you have any facts to share or questions, please come and ask me. Dean Field has been my favourite school to work for because of the lovely children I get to see every day. I enjoy watching them grow and become more independent each day.

Out of school I enjoy going bowling, going to see films at the cinema and seeing different live bands. I love all animals and visiting zoos. My favourite animal would be a fishing cat or a red panda (they are very cute). I am fortunate enough to have a cat called Bear who is a tabby cat. During the holidays, I love to visit Cornwall. My family and I stay in a town called Polzeath which is famous for surfing. If you see me around school, be sure to come and say hello!
Miss Lopuszniak

Hello, I am Miss Jagger and I am the Year 4 teacher. I started my teaching career at Dean Field as a student in 2019 and have worked in year 3 and 4 throughout my career.

As well as being the year 4 class teacher, I am also the sport and health coordinator which is great for me as PE is one of my passions. I am also the lead of Science and Technology. Prior to being a teacher, I completed a degree in Secondary Physical Education and Sports Development which led me to my love of sports and health. I have worked for The Family of Learning Trust for many years and I enjoy working for such an amazing and supportive trust and school.

Out of school I enjoy spending time with my friends and family and going for long waks/hikes. My favourite sport to watch is Formula one and rugby league. I also like going to the cinema to watch movies especially Disney and Marvel films.

Hello! I am Miss Lees and I am also a teacher in year 6 (Ireland class). I am teaching and supporting the class with their learning until I go on my maternity leave in November.

This is my third year teaching at Dean Field and I love how friendly all of the staff and children are. I have spent two years teaching year 3 before moving up to year 6 this year. My favourite thing about teaching is helping the children grow in confidence and independence every day. I am also the Arts and Music lead and I enjoy promoting these creative subjects throughout the school.
Outside of school, I love travelling, spending time in the outdoors, playing piano and going to see live music.


My name is Ms Stevenson and I am the new Year 3 teacher. It is my second year as a teacher and I am really pleased to be continuing my teaching career at Dean Field Community Primary School.

During my trainee year I was lucky enough to teach in Reception at Dean Field. In my first year as a qualified teacher I taught in year 1 and am looking forward to the new challenge of teaching in year 3 this year.

Before training to become a teacher I worked in the Outdoor Education industry for 10 years. I taught children to overcome their fears and enjoy a variety of outdoor sports, including climbing, canoeing, mountain biking and archery. I am looking forward to bringing my love of the outdoors and my passion for getting children moving into the classroom.

Outside of school I love spending time outdoors with my family. We enjoy walking in the hills, playing in the woods, riding our bikes and paddling our kayaks. I like to go outdoors in all weathers, but when I’m  indoors I like to play board games, read books and watch superhero films.

Hello, my name is Miss Fowler and I am the new Year 2 teacher. I am an Early Career Teacher which means I am newly qualified. This is my first year of teaching and I am very happy to start my teaching career at Dean Field Community Primary School.

I completed my teacher training through a school direct course in Halifax where I spent most of my time in the classroom learning to teach through experience. I am very fortunate to have spent the majority of my training here at Dean Field with the wonderful children and staff in the current Year 2 class. I am really looking forward to teaching our brilliant Year 2 curriculum again next year to my very own class!

Before teaching, I completed a Master’s degree in developmental psychology which taught me lots about the way children grow and learn. I love to see this happening in school and enjoy being a key part of each child’s learning journey. My favourite subjects are maths, science and topic because they encourage children’s curiosity about the world they live in. I like to see children get excited when they make new links between ideas or have mastered a skill.

Outside of school I like travelling and spending time outdoors and I have spent the last three summers working at a children’s outdoor summer camp in Canada. I’ve come to love activities like camping, kayaking and high ropes and I look forward to seeing what aspects of summer camp learning I can bring into the classroom. At home, I enjoy playing games with my friends and family, going swimming and seeing live music.

Hello, I am Miss Cheetham and I am the new Reception class teacher here at Dean Field. I have recently qualified and I look forward to starting my teaching career at such a wonderful school.

Although I am a newly qualified teacher and have spent the last year as a student teacher already hold a BA in Early Years and have worked in the Early Years sector for the last 15 years. Throughout my career I have worked with many different children and their families and have a wealth of experience when it comes to meeting the individual needs of all children.


I feel very lucky to be part of the Dean Field community and endeavour to provide children with the stepping stones they need to become happy and confident members of society.

Out of school I enjoy long walks, reading and spending time exploring the wonders of the world with my 6-year-old little girl, Nellie. Life is full of adventures and I hope to ensure that every day is filled with adventure and wonder for each and every child that passes through my classroom.

Hello, my name is Mrs Mason and I am a Senior Early Years Practitioner in Nursery at Dean Field School alongside Miss Fitzpatrick.

Before joining the team at Dean Field, I was working at one of the other Family of Learning Trust schools called Beech Hill.

I have been working in the childcare sector for 17 years now and have had extensive experience in both children centres and schools. Within my 9 years in children centres I worked in the baby room, toddler room and lead the pre school room team.


I have been very lucky to work for the trust for the past 8 years and have loved every second of working in the 2-year-old unit, nursery, reception and now the amazing Dean Field nursery.

In 2019 I completed my BA (Hons) degree in Early years at Huddersfield University and I am always looking for ways to develop my skills further to support young children learning and development to the best of my ability. I am currently studying for my Early Years Teacher Training which is very exciting, I can’t wait to qualify at the end of the year and use my knowledge and skills in practice throughout my career.

When I’m not working and studying my second job is been a mummy to two gorgeous little girls. We have a very busy life with dance, cheerleading and Acro lessons after school however we wouldn’t have it any other way! They love helping me make resources for nursery and hearing all about the amazing things we are learning about.