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Who's Who

Headteacher : Mr Chris Conners (DDSL)

Assistant Headteachers : Mrs Megan Hammett and Mr David Burt (DDSL)

Inclusion Manager (SENCo & SPOC) Mrs Louise Brown (DSL)

Finance Lead: Mrs Kath Dyer (does not work on site)

Assistant Business Manager : Mrs Rosie Knight

Administrators : Mrs Mandie Spencer, Mrs Layla Dowding, Mrs Sarah Dixon

Clerk to Governors: Mrs Siw Wysome



Chair of Governors: Jackie Barry

Co Vice Chairs: Chris Routledge and Sally Eales

Education Welfare Officer: Mick Battley

Educational Psychologist: Sarah Aldrich


Nursery Staff :

Mrs Sue Scarbro

Miss Hannah Smith

Mrs Jane Pitney

Mrs Catherine Hamlyn 



Reception Teacher : Mrs Louise Brown  & Mrs Charlotte Watmore

Reception Teacher : Mrs Emily Bryant  

Reception Teaching Assistant's: Mrs Becki Gent, Mrs Rachel Roe, Mrs Lucy Fraser 

(Reception year lead - Mrs Megan Hammett)

Y1 Teaching team: Miss Camilla Olver, Miss Charlotte Bowern, Miss Jasmine Manley 

(Year 1 lead - Miss Charlotte Bowern )

Y1 supported by: Mrs Sarahjane Searl, Mrs Rose Robinson

Y2 Teaching team: Miss Charlotte Lindup , Miss Sarah Wood and Mrs Nazia Rashid

(Year 2 lead - Miss Charlotte Lindup) 

Y2 supported by: Mrs Sarah Madge, Mrs Jo Kerslake, Mrs Laura Carey

Y3 Teaching team : Mrs Anna Andrews, Miss Ruby Lovell, Miss Nadine Jones

(Year 3 lead - Mrs Anna Andrews) 

Y3 supported by Miss Stacey Stokes, Mrs Lyn Lawrence

Y4 Teaching team: Mr Adam Robinson, Mrs Tarryn Botha, Mrs Nic Loton 

Year 4 supported by Mrs Tracy McLeod, Mrs Jo Kerslake

Y5 Teacher: Miss Elizabeth Burnett, Miss Sally Shipton

Year 5 supported by Mrs Sharon Bassett

Y6 Teacher: Mr Stephen Case 

(Year lead for years 4,5, 6 - Mr Stephen Case)

Year 6 supported by Mrs Darina Thomas 


1:1 support - Mrs Lauren Sharp, Mrs Tracy McLeod


Inclusion & Pastoral support: Mrs Sharon Scholes

Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA): Mrs Keren Smith


Class Cover: Mrs Sarah Farley, Mrs Sophie Grundy



PE Specialist:  District Sports


Breakfast Club leader: Chef Mike (CaterEd)

After School Club staff: Mrs Chris Austin,  Mrs Lucy Fraser, Miss Tamzin Spencer,  Miss Hannah Smith, Mr Karl Anstis, Mrs Luchia Phillips

Mealtime Assistants: Mrs Tracy Butcher, Mrs Lucy Fraser, Mrs Kim Rough, Mr Andy Slater, Mrs Myra Slater, Mrs Michelle Lane, Mrs Sarahjane Searl


Kitchen Manager: Chef Mike


Site Caretaker:  Mr Andy Slater supported by Eddie Trethewey 

Cleaning provided by:  Mrs Sally Bulley, Mr Michael Blight and Coastline




School Motto

‘Love, Forgiveness, Courage, Hope, Trust, Spirit’

Mission Statement

‘let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.’ Matthew 5:16

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