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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 2020/21


Headteacher:                                  Mrs. Veronica Woodward

Deputy Headteacher:                     Mrs. Laura Crutchley

Assistant Headteacher:                 Mrs. Alison Salazar 


Teaching Staff

Mrs. H. Kassiri                              Class RK             Mrs. H. Paine/ Mrs. E.Hills        Class RP

Mrs. S.Murphy                              Class 1SM           Mrs. M. Jones/ Mrs E. Hills       Class 1JH

Miss. C Ryland                             Class 2CR           Mrs. A. Salazar                           Class 2AS

Miss. M. Belcher                          Class 3MB           Mrs. P.Mason                              Class 3PM

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

Mrs C Ruffle/ Mrs J.McCaffrey   Class 5RM            Miss R. Dare                              Class 5RD

Miss. N. Wood                             Class 6NW            Mr D.Yarrow/ Miss J. Lyons     Class 6LY



PPA Teachers

Mrs C. Roberts

Mrs J. Tizzard                 

Mrs K. Nolan                       

Mrs E. Smith  

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                                  

Mrs. J. Grisdale                       Mrs. M. Hepplewhite          Miss J. Humphrey                  

Mrs. D. Lask                             Mrs. K Ward                       Mrs C. Kitson-Rey                   

Mrs. D. Mortimer                      Mrs. R. Perkins                  Mrs. H. Robbins                      

Mrs. F. Short                            Mr. I. Sparks                       Mrs. M. Troman                       



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                    

Mrs S Vivian                          Mrs. M. Hepplewhite          Mrs. D. Lask                          

Miss J. Hanna                       Mrs. D. Mortimer                Mrs. F. Short                    

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




Music Teachers

Mrs Balhetchet                     Violin Teacher

Mrs S. Thompson                 Recorder & 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.