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WestlandsFirst School

Our Staff

Our Staff

We are extremely lucky at Westlands to have an incredibly hard working and caring staff who are all committed to providing the very best education and learning environment for your children.  These pages are designed to give you a little of an insight into our roles and responsibilities. 

Teaching Staff

Our teaching staff are highly skilled and dedicated; we work hard together to achieve the very best we can, but we also have a lot of fun!  We hope the information below gives you a feel for the school and helps you to identify who your first point of contact will be.  We are always happy to talk to you if you have any concerns or questions.

Teaching Staff




Rachel Roberts


Child protection

Designated teacher for Looked After Children

Performance Management Lead


Deputy Headteacher


Amanda Richards


Pupil Premium Lead



CPD/Lead Mentor


Pupil Voice

Assistant Headteacher and Year 4 Class Teacher

Seren Freestone


Curriculum Leader

Literacy and Maths Lead

KS2 Teacher

Nursery Teacher Nicola Sidley Art Lead

Foundation Teacher

Joanne Dyer

Early Years Lead

Foundation Teacher/Nurture Class Teacher Nikki Purshall Byng

Offsite Visits Lead


SENCO and Year 1 Class Teacher (pm) Claire Crabb SENCO
Year 1 Class Teacher (am) Amanda Barber Music
Year 1 Class Teacher

Sophie Dawson-Smith

(Formerly Williams)

Key Stage One Lead

Year 2 Class Teacher

Jane Sandell


Year 2 Class Teacher

Sarah Gulliver

Geography/History Lead

Year 3 Class Teacher

Gayle Avery

RE Lead

Year 3 Class Teacher

Karen Denby

Modern Foreign Languages

Volunteer Readers/Library

Year 4 Class Teacher and PPA Cover Rob Fair PE
KS2 Lead and Year 4 Class Teacher Sian Lines

KS2 Lead

Science Lead

Parent Forum

School Council


Jonathan Kettle

DT Lead

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