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WestlandsFirst School

Leadership Team

Mrs R Roberts 

Headteacher

I started here at Westlands as Headteacher in September 2015.  I feel very privelged to be part of the Westlands family once again!  I previously worked here eight years ago, teaching in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.  Westlands has always held a very special place in my heart. 

My teaching career began in 1998 and I have taught in a number of schools in Worcestershire. 

When I am not in school, I really enjoy running and supporting the Worcester Warriors Rugby Team. 

 

Mrs A Richards

 Deputy Headteacher

I joined the team at Westlands in January 2016.

Prior to joining Westlands, I worked for three years as the Deputy Headteacher at Crabbs Cross Academy in Redditch.  I was initially seconded to this school in January 2013 to assist in raising standards following an OFSTED judgement which put the school into Special Measures.  I was extremely lucky to work with an amazing team of staff and leaders at this school and in July 2015, the school was judged to be a Good School.  This was a huge achievement for the whole team and I have learnt so much about leadership and driving school improvement from this experience.  Prior to working at Crabbs Cross Academy, I was Assistant Headteacher at a large primary school, Cranham Primary, in Worcester.

You may be surprised to hear that teaching is actually my second career, as I worked previously as a Police Officer for eight and half years in the West Midlands Police Force! 

However, my real passion is working with children and playing such a crucial role in shaping their futures.  The children at Westlands First School are just delightful, and make my job so rewarding!

I am a mum myself, to an amazing young man, Matthew, who currently boards at a school in Wolverhampton. He is an extremely talented swimmer who competes at National and International levels, and my husband and I spend most of our lives outside of work at various swimming pools around the country!  If I ever do find myself with some spare time, I love photography and spending time with family.

 

Mrs S Freestone - Assistant Headteacher/Literacy, Maths and Curriculum Lead

I have worked at Westlands for 11 years, and have enjoyed a variety of roles. I am currently teaching in a year 4 class for 3 days and leading the curriculum for the school on one day.  On Fridays,II am lucky enough to spend time at home looking after my two boys.

I thoroughly enjoy teaching the children of Westlands First School, and every year the children continue to surprise me with how thoughtful, caring and considerate they are of both the other children and grown-ups in the school. This year, we are planning some very exciting topics for the children to enjoy, and I can’t wait to teach them!

In my spare time I enjoy looking after my 2 boys, Hayden who is 4 and Mason who is 1. Most of my time with my boys is spent making cakes, playing with Lego or visiting parks and soft play!  When I do get some free time, I enjoy trips to the cinema and relaxing with a good book.