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St Walburga's Catholic Primary School

A Newman Partnership School within the Diocese of Portsmouth.

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Meet the Team

Working Together
A school will only achieve its full potential if all concerned work together. Our school is made up of many different groups - children, governors, teachers, support staff, parents and parishioners.  


Communication between all these groups is essential. The school produces a weekly newsletter which is received by all those involved with the school. Parents are welcome to see Mrs. Woodward, the Headteacher at any time, both out of, and during school hours, but it is always safer to make an appointment. The teaching staff are happy to have a ‘quick word’ with parents at the end of the day, but if it is anything more lengthy, then please contact the School Office to make an appointment. Please do not be hesitant about contacting the school.


 If you have any general enquiries please do ask at the School Office. Should there be any change in your family’s circumstances, e.g. change of address, change of telephone number, change of place of work etc. please ensure the School Office receives all relevant information as soon as possible.

Open evenings are held in the Autumn and Spring terms to enable teacher and parents to discuss the children’s progress. In the Summer term a written report is sent to parents.

The School Staff 2018/2019


Headteacher:                                  Mrs. Veronica Woodward

Deputy Headteacher:                     Mrs. Liz Rippon


Assistant Headteachers: Mrs. Alison Salazar and Mr. Dave Yarrow


Teaching Staff

Mrs. H. Kassiri                              Class RK             Mrs. H. Paine                              Class RP Mrs. A.Belsham/ Mrs E. Hills      Class 1BH            Mrs. M. Jones/ Mrs E. Hills       Class 1JH

Mrs. S. Murphy                             Class 2SM           Mrs. A. Salazar                           Class 2AS

Miss. J. Lyons                              Class 3LN            Mrs. C. Ruffle/ Mrs E.Smith      Class 3RS  

Miss. D. Blunden                         Class 4DB            Mrs. T. Leigh                              Class 4TL

Miss. M. Belcher                          Class 5MB           Miss. C. Ryland                          Class 5CR

Miss. W. Wood                             Class 5NW

Miss. R. Dare                                Class 6RD            Mr. Richardson                          Class 6JR 

Mr. D. Yarrow                               Class 6DY             


PPA Teachers

Mrs P. Mason

Mrs J. Tizzard                 

Mrs K. Nolan                       

Mrs E. Smith  

Mrs F. Nevin

Mrs S. Kidd                      


Teaching Assistants

Mrs. S. Arnaudy                      Mrs. D. Bartlett                    Mrs. L. Charles                 

Mrs. A. Conway                       Mrs. C. Cousins                  Ms. C. Crispim                   

Mrs. A. Emerton                      Mrs. L. Gibson                    Mrs. S. Glackin                       

Miss A. Greenwood                Mrs. J. Grisdale                  Mrs. M. Hepplewhite               

Mrs. D. Lask                            Ms. U. McGregor                 Mrs. F. Molyneux                                         Mrs. D. Mortimer                     Mrs. R. Perkins                   Mrs. H. Robbins                      

Mrs. C. Roberts                       Mrs. F. Short                       Mr. I. Sparks      

Mrs. M. Troman                       Mrs. K. Ward    


Mrs. P. Symes     Pastoral Support Worker


Office Staff

Mrs. C. Prince                   School Business Manager

Miss R. Prince                   Data Manager   

Mrs. C. Duffy                     Personnel & Secretarial Officer

Ms. M. Shanley                 Secretarial Assistant         

Mrs. B. Williams               Secretarial Assistant



Mid-Day Supervisory Assistants

Mrs. D. Bartlett                     Mrs. L. Charles                   Mrs. A. Conway                    

Mrs. C. Cousins                    Mrs. A. Emerton                Mrs. J. Grisdale                    

Miss Greenwood                  Mrs. M. Hepplewhite          Mrs. D. Lask                          

Mrs. F. Molyneux                  Mrs. D. Mortimer                Mrs. F. Short                    

Mrs. P. Symes                       Mrs. K.Ward                       Mrs. K. Alkiviades          
Mrs. E. Barnes                      Mrs. C. Spender                 Mrs. T. Doick

Miss. J. Hanna



Music Teachers

Mrs Balhetchet                     Violin Teacher

Mrs S. Thompson                 Recorder Teacher

Mr R. Palmer                         Guitar Teacher



Mr M. Prince


Mr. T. Crofton

Parents play a considerable part in the smooth running of our school. A great number help in the classrooms with reading, art, sewing and craft activities. We are also fortunate to have a successful Parent Staff Association. If you are interested in finding out more about the Parent Staff Association then please contact the present Chairperson, or the Secretary, via the School Office.