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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. Miss Prince is the Office Manager, but the whole team are happy to help. 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 2022-23


Headteacher:                                  Mrs. Veronica Woodward

Deputy Headteacher:                     Mrs. Laura Crutchley


Teaching Staff

Mrs Jones/ Mrs Hills                Class RJ                    Mrs. H. Paine/Mrs Hills             Class RP

Mrs Cunningham                      Class 1JC                 Miss Wood                                 Class 1NW

Miss  Ryland                             Class 2CR                 Mrs Nolan/Mrs Smith                Class 2NS

Miss Belcher                             Class 3MB                Mrs Mason/Miss Blunden         Class 3BM

Mrs Welch/Mrs Huntley            Class 4WH               Miss Carlson                              Class 4DC

Mrs Ruffle/Mrs McCaffrey        Class 5RM                Miss Dare                                   Class 5RD

Mr Browne                                 Class 6KB                Mr Yarrow/ Miss Lyons             Class 6LY



PPA Teachers

Mrs Mason            

Mrs. Murphy           

Mrs. Ruffle               


Teaching Assistants

Mrs. S. Arnaudy                       Miss. E. Austin                    Mrs. D. Bartlett                   

Mrs. M. Beech Guarido           Mrs. A. Conway                   Mrs. K. Ward

Mrs. N. Cornhill                        Ms. C. Crispim                     Mrs. A. Emerton                   

Mrs. S. Glackin                         Mrs. J. Grisdale                   Mrs. M. Hepplewhite           

Mrs C. Kitson-Rey                    Mrs. D. Lask                        Mrs. H. Moretta

Mrs. D. Mortimer                      Mrs. R. Perkins                    Mrs. F. Short                            

Mr. I. Sparks                             Mrs. M. Troman                                        

                                                                                                                                              Mrs. Symes     Pastoral Support Worker


Office Staff

Mrs. C. Prince                   School Business Manager

Miss R. Prince                  Office 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. H. Moretta                   Mrs. A. Conway                    

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

Mrs. M. Hepplewhite            Mrs. D. Lask                       Miss B. Byrne       

Mrs. D. Mortimer                  Mrs. F. Short                       Mrs. P. Symes                      

Mrs. K.Ward                          Mrs. K. Alkiviades              Mrs. E. Barnes                     

Mrs. C. Spender                   Mrs. N. Cornhill                   Mrs. H. Moretta


Site Manager                           Cleaner                    

Mr. M. Prince                           Mr. T. Crofton



Music Teacher

Mrs S. Thompson                  Violin, Guitar & Recorder Teacher


SWOOSH Before and After School Club

Mrs. M. Beech Guarido  (Club Leader)             Mrs. C. Spender

Miss G Byrne                                                       Miss K Males

Miss V Talbot                                                       Mrs E Barnes                             

Miss I. Brazier Quintana


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.