Welcome to our wonderful school. We’re a staff who are committed to our school being an environment of excellence for our children to develop and grow in. You’ll find our classrooms to be busy places full or learning and enquiry. Our children are very happy and full of enthusiasm for each new school day. All the staff here are very proud of the work that we do at Woodcote Primary School and send you a very warm welcome to our website.

The School Staff

Headteacher

Mrs Liz Hunt

 

SENCO

Mrs Kate Welsh

Class Teachers

Mrs Marie Wornham (Deputy Head – Year 6)

Mrs Emma Hetherton (Year 5)

Mrs Kate Welsh (SLT – Year 1-Friday)

Mrs Pippa Bodeker (Year 4 Teacher) (PE Coordinator)

Mr Matt Jones(Year 4 Teacher)

Mrs Sarah Peacock (SLT – Year 3)

Mrs Helen Pearson (Year 2)

Mrs Amy Fletcher (on maternity leave)

Ms Kirsty Ouellette (Year 1-Mon-Thursday)

Ms Sarah Beesley (Foundation)

We employ a number of teaching assistants to help and support the work of the class teacher. Teaching assistants help with both individual children and groups.

Teaching Assistants

Mrs Julie Jones ( HLTA, Year 6 & 1)

Mrs Sian Rasmussen (Year 3)

Mrs Susan Kew (Interventions, Year 5)

Mrs Nicola Benham (Foundation)

Miss Kelly Gould (One to one)

Mrs Cordelia McDowell (Year 2)

Mrs Sue Thorne (HLTA,  Year 1)

Miss Julie Critcher (Foundation)

Mrs Lucy Phillips (Year 1)

Mrs Beth Costello (Year 4)

Office Staff

  • Business Manager- Jane Gillman
  • School Secretary- Rachel Ashwood

Ground Staff

  • Caretaker-  Graeme Thorne

Dinner Supervisors

Ms Tracy Butler

Mrs Geraldine Poole

Mrs Gill Sutton (casual)

Ms Jessica Wernham (casual)

Mrs Lucy Martin

Management of the School

Whilst most of the day to day management of the school is dealt with by the Head teacher, the Governing body has particular responsibility for the management of the school budget, staffing arrangements, sites and buildings, the school development plan, links with parents and quality standards. The governors meet once a term to monitor progress in these areas. The Governing body comprises of parent representatives, County Council nominations, Co-opted members, Staff representatives, the Head teacher and a Parish Council representative.

The Governors

The Governing body comprises of parent representatives, County Council nominations, Co-opted members, Staff representatives, the Headteacher and a Parish Council representative.

  • To ensure a good link between parents and Governors, parents have been allocated a particular Governor who will act as their first point of contact.
  • Your Link Governor contact will be in touch to find out your views about the school and to identify ways in which we can better meet your own and your child’s needs.Parent/Governor elections are held as Governor’s terms of office expire.
  • If you want to stand as a governor the opportunity will be publicised and you will be invited to discuss arrangements with the Headteacher or Chair of Governors.

The Governing body has particular responsibility for the management of the school budget, staffing arrangements, sites and buildings, the school development plan, links with parents and quality standards.

LIST OF CURRENT GOVERNORS

Governor Name                  Position held

Mrs Helena McBride                      Chair of Governors
Mrs Sue Whitehead                       Vice Chair/Safeguarding Governor
Mrs Anna Bartlett                           Finance Governor
Mr Tom McAuslin                           Buildings & Premises Governor
Mrs Sarah Bentley                         Special Needs Governor
Mr Paul Clifford                             Health & Safety Governor
Mrs Diana Hadaway                      Community Governor
Miss Sarah Beesley                       Staff Governor
Dr Tim Mason                                Associate Governor