Staff

Willow Wood has a talented and hard working staff team who are dedicated to providing children with the highest quality education, encouraging them to develop, thrive and grow and so reach their potential.

The school community works together to ensure that all children are supported in their development and feel valued. The school receives positive feedback from regular pupil and parent questionnaires.

Children achieve their best when home and school work closely together. There are plenty of ways in which parents can be involved with school life such as:

  • Helping in classrooms
  • Helping in the School grounds
  • Baking with small groups of children
  • Accompanying groups on education visits
  • Participating in training to support children’s learning.

Good partnerships between parents and school form the basis of children making good progress. The school has an open door policy and enjoys working with parents to enable all children to improve standards and achieve their best.

Staff have a wealth of experience and a passion for supporting all children to achieve their potential. The teachers work closely when planning work to ensure fun, creative activities which engage and challenge pupils, promote learning and ensure continuity and progression.

At present we operate thirteen classes, including our nursery class, plus our Lilac class which caters for pupils with learning difficulties. The number in classes vary from year to year depending on the number in each age group.

Willow Wood is fortunate to be served by an excellent team of teachers and teaching assistants. We also have a super support team which includes, admin and site staff and mid day assistants who play a vital role in supporting the development of our children and providing a great learning environment for all.

                                 School Organisation Autumn Term September 2019

Headteacher

Mr Martin Bell

Leadership & Management

Personnel Matters,

Safeguarding, Pastoral Care, E.V.C.

Deputy Headteacher

Mrs Jan Kay   Y5

Leadership & Management issues in support of the Headteacher,

Junior Leader

Curriculum & Pupil Outcomes KIP

Maths

Student Liaison

Safeguarding

 

Deputy Headteacher

Mrs Katie Ullein Y2

Leadership & Management issues in support of the Headteacher,

Infant Leader, Safeguarding, Designated Teacher for Looked After Children

Curriculum & Teaching, Learning & Assessment KIP

English

 FAST Site Co-ordinator

Pupil Premium

Inclusion Leader & SENDCo

Mrs Sarah Atkinson SENDCo

Mrs Naomi Coates – SENDCo Support

 

 

 

Early Years Leader

Mrs Naomi Coates

Middle Years Leader

Mrs Lindsay Grigg

 

Finance & HR

 Mrs Helen Tolley School Business Manager (SBM)

 

 

Class Teacher

 

Leadership & Management

Seedlings (Nursery)

Mrs Caroline Smith

 

 

Acorns (Reception)

 

Saplings (Reception)

Mrs Naomi Coates/

Miss Jaime Berry

Mrs Jenna Wilcockson

 

Year 1 Oak

 

Miss Kate Hughes

 

 

 

Year 2 Palm           Year 2 Maple

Mrs Katie Ullein

Mrs Tracy Graham

Deputy Headteacher (as above)                                                    

Year 3 Juniper      Year 3 Mulberry

Mrs Liz Williams

Mrs Katherine Millar

 

Year 4 Cherry

Year 4 Redwood

Mrs Lindsay Grigg

Mr Chris Shone

Middle Years Leader

Year 5 Elm

Year 5 Magnolia

Mr Adam Aspinall

 Mrs Jan Kay

 

Deputy Headteacher (as above)

Year 6 Hazel

Miss Sophie Reynolds

 

 

Lilac

Mrs Elaine Capper

 

 

 

                Teaching Assistants 

Mrs Rachel Bailey

(Maternity)

 

Mrs Lydia Chapleo

 

 

Mrs Kelly Clarke

 

Mrs Nicola Cooper

 

Mrs Wendy Cresham

 

 

Mrs Sue Ditchfield

 

 

Mrs Rachelle Green

 

Miss Jenny Hough

 

 

Mrs Kathy James

 

 

Mrs Pauline Lee

 

 

Mrs Tracy Mackay

 

 

Mrs Jez Matthews

 

 

 

Mrs Camille Phillips

 

Mrs Hannah Pye

 

 

Mrs Samantha Ridgway

 

Mrs Nikki Turnbull

 

 

Mrs Laura Webster

 

 

Mrs Marcia Yates

 

 

Mrs Anita Harries

 

Mrs Laura Nelson

 

 

Teaching Assistant

 

 

Teaching Assistant

 

 

Teaching Assistant

 

Teaching Assistant

 

Teaching Assistant

 

 

Teaching Assistant

 

 

Teaching Assistant

 

Teaching Assistant

 

 

Teaching Assistant

 

 

Teaching Assistant

 

 

Teaching Assistant

 

 

Teaching Assistant

 

 

 

Teaching Assistant

 

Teaching Assistant

 

 

Teaching Assistant

 

 

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

 

Teaching Assistant

 

 

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

 

 

Student safeguarding and welfare officer

 

Early Intervention Family Support Worker

School Support Staff

School Administration

Mrs Helen Tolley

School Business Manager (SBM) 

Mrs Tracey Smith

Admin Officer 

 

Mrs Karen Bowyer

Clerical  Assistant 

 

Miss Sophie Gregory

Clerical Assistant 

 

School Maintenance and Cleaning

 

Mr Tony Kirk

Site Manager 

Mr Kevin Wright

Caretaker 

Mid-Day Assistants

 

Mrs Helen Osborne

Mid-day Superviser

Mrs Helen Abbott

Mid-day Assistant

 Miss Amy Hancock

Mid-day Assistant

 Mrs Alison Hatton

Mid-day Assistant

 Mrs Kerry Hadley

Mid-day Assistant

 Mrs Pauline Lee

Mid-day Assistant

 Mrs Emma Pratt

Mid-day Assistant

 Miss Sophie Gregory

Mid-day Assistant

 After School Club

 

 Mrs Wendy Cresham

Out of School Manager

 Miss Sophie Gregory

Out of  School Playworker

 

 

 

 

 Clean Team

 

  Mrs Dawn Goodier

Miss Jean Hamlett

Mrs Stacey Humphreys

  Mrs Cindy Rycroft

 

 

School Catering

 

 Mrs Karen Jones

Catering Supervisor

Miss Linda Norris

Kitchen Assistant

Mrs Cindy Rycroft

Kitchen Assistant