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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



Support Staff


Rachel Roberts


Child protection/Safeguarding Lead

Designated teacher for Looked After Children

Performance Management Lead



Deputy Headteacher


Amanda Richards


Pupil Premium Lead



Data Protection Controller

CPD/Lead Mentor


Deputy Safeguarding Lead


Assistant Headteacher and Year 4 Class Teacher (Mon - Weds)

Seren Freestone


Curriculum Leader

Literacy and Maths Lead

KS2 Teacher

SENCO Clair Crabb


Teaching Support Staff Line Manager

Claire Tomlins

Alison Newton

Lynne Danckert

Nursery Teacher Joanne Dyer

History Lead


Daphe Oakley

Foundation Teacher

Nicola Sidley

Art Lead

Catherine Spencer Jones
Foundation Teacher/Rainbow Room Class Teacher Nikki Purshall Byng


Offsite Visits Lead


Catherine Spencer Jones
Year 1 Class Teacher Anthony Redfern NQT

Louise Thomson


Year 1 Class Teacher

Sophie Dawson-Smith

Key Stage One Lead Georgina Perry

Year 2 Class Teacher

Jane Sandell

PE Lead

Tracey Carroll

Year 2 Class Teacher

Sarah Gulliver

Geography Lead

Sharon Pettitt

Year 3 Class Teacher

Gayle Avery

RE Lead

Eco Council

Sarna Shekells

Year 3 Class Teacher

Karen Denby

Modern Foreign Languages

Volunteer Readers/Library

Penny Tibbetts
Year 4 Class Teacher (Thurs and Friday) and PPA Cover Jonathan Kettle

DT Lead

Forest School Lead

Enrichment Lead

Beverly Hood
KS2 Lead and Year 4 Class Teacher Sian Lines

KS2 Lead

Science Lead

Parent Forum

School Council

Rebecca Smith
Pastoral Support Worker Pip Cavilla

Pastoral Support

Deputy Safeguarding Lead




Business Manager


Rachel Thornton


Business Manager

Clerk To Governors

Clare Stancer