Meet the team

For the safeguarding of the children, all those who work in school either on a paid or voluntary basis are required to go through the DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) procedure.

Senior Leadership Team

The Head Teacher is responsible to the Governors for the everyday running of the school and for bringing the school's vision to reality. The Senior Leadership Team supports the Head Teacher with the overall running of the school. They take charge of the school in the absence of the Headteacher.

  • Mrs Claire Marsland - Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Mrs Nicole Simenton - Key Stage 2 Lead and Deputy Safeguarding Lead
  • Mrs Katherine Llewellyn - Key Stage 1 Lead​ and Deputy Safeguarding Lead
  • Mrs Sarah Priddle - SENCO and Deputy Safeguarding Lead
  • Mrs Gill Driffield - Business Manager (job share)
  • Mrs Rosemary Conway - Business Manager (job share) and Clerk to the Governors

Our Classes

Class Teachers are responsible for the everyday teaching and learning of their class and each has responsibility for an area of the curriculum. Learning Support Assistants are deployed across the entire school. They have a key role in helping children overcome barriers to learning. They may support in class or deliver specific programmes for small groups or for children who need some extra support, for example with Reading, Spelling, Maths, Co-ordination or Social Skills. Higher Level Teaching Assistants carry some additional responsibilities, including some whole class teaching to release teachers for assessment, planning and preparation time and to cover short term absence.

The school is arranged into 10 classes, all named after trees. 

Class Name Year Group Teacher(s)

Ash

 

Reception

 

Miss Philippa Larcombe

Mrs Sophy Scruby

Oak

 

Reception

 

Mrs Julie Moore

Mrs Sharon Moss

Poplar

 

Year 1

 

Mrs Louise Jenkins

 

Hawthorn

 

Year 1

 

Mrs Julie Budd

Mrs Sue Hiscott

Beech

 

Year 2

 

Mrs Emma Dayman-Johns

 

Fir

 

Year 2

 

Mrs Katherine Llewellyn

Mrs Sophy Scruby

Rowan

 

Year 3

 

Miss Alison Brimson

 

Willow

 

Year 3

 

Mrs Nicole Simenton

 

Sycamore

 

Year 4

 

Mr Marcus Bowman

 

Maple

 

Year 4

 

Mrs Sarah Priddle

Mrs Claire Marsland

Children are also organised into House Teams and earn points for effort, excellent work and adhering to school rules.  Our houses are named after birds; Robins, Woodpeckers, Goldfinches and Kingfishers

Higher Level Teaching Assistants

  • Mrs Jane Butler-Stroud
  • Mrs Tina Meldon
  • Mrs Shelly O'Loughlin
  • Mrs Lizzy Oakley
  • Mrs Lisa Porter

Learning Support Assistants

  • Mrs Annette Banks
  • Miss Yvette Broderick
  • Mrs Francesca Brooks
  • Mrs Beth Coates
  • Mrs Julie Davis
  • Miss Megan Dean
  • Mrs Sue Fear
  • Mrs Kerrie Grant
  • Mrs Agnieszka Kolodziej
  • Miss Carly Mason
  • Mrs Dawn Mead
  • Mrs Gitte Morten
  • Mrs Monica Revnic

Non class based teachers

  • Mr Steve Barkwill - Guitar Teacher
  • Mr Matt Croucher - Sports Coach
  • Mrs Vicky Croucher - Sports Coach
  • Mr Tim Gilbert - Violin and Cello Teacher
  • Mr Jason Hatton - Piano Teacher
  • Mr Tom Pepler - Drums Teacher
  • Mrs Sarah Savage - SEN Teacher

Support Staff

  • Mrs Jo Alexander - Administrator
  • Mrs Debbie Davey - Cleaner

Lunchtime and Wrap Around Care Staff

 

Midday Supervisory Assistants

  • Miss Jemma Adams
  • Mrs Beth Coates
  • Mrs Nichola Light
  • Miss Carly Mason
  • Mrs Dawn Mead
  • Mrs Mel Tomkins
  • Miss Laura Vicary
  • Mr Noah White

Early Birds and Twilight

  • Miss Jemma Adams
  • Mrs Agnieszka Kolodziej
  • Mrs Nichola Light
  • Mrs Tina Meldon
  • Mrs Dawn Mead