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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




Pupil Premium Lead



Data Protection Controller

CPD/Lead Mentor


Deputy Safeguarding Lead

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Assistant Headteacher and Year 2 Class Teacher (Mornings)

Seren Freestone



Curriculum Leader

Literacy and Maths Lead

KS1 Moderator

SENCO Claire Crabb


Teaching Support Staff Line Manager

PPA Cover

Tracey Carroll (pm)

Becky Smith (pm)

Sharon Pettit (pm)


Nursery Teacher Joanne Dyer



Daphne Oakley

1:1 Mel Foster

Reception Teacher

Nicola Sidley

Art Lead/DT Lead

Catherine Spencer Jones
Reception Teacher Nikki Purshall Byng


Offsite Visits Lead


Rachel Hatton

Louise Thompson


Year 1 Class Teacher

Gayle Avery

KS1 Lead

RE Lead

RWInc Reading Leader

Georgina Perry

1:1 Pam Smith

Year 2 Class Teacher

Jane Sandell

Music Lead

Tracey Carroll

1:1 Jade Capewell

Year 2 Class Teacher

Seren Freestone (Mornings)

Amanda Barber (Afternoons)


History Lead

Beverley Hood

Year 3 Class Teacher

Sarah Gulliver

Geography Lead

Sharon Pettit

Year 3 Class Teacher

Karen Denby

PE Lead

Subject Leadership

Penny Tibbetts
Year 4 Class Teacher  Justyna Larke


Modern Foreign Languages Lead


Sarna Shekells
Year 4 Class Teacher Sian Lines

KS2 Lead

Teaching and Learning

Science Lead

Parent Forum

Sam Courtney


Pastoral Support Worker Pip Cavilla

Pastoral Support

Deputy Safeguarding Lead




Business Manager


Rachel Thornton


Business Manager

Clerk To Governors

Office Assistant Joyce Price Office Assistant  
Site Manager Paul Probert Site Manager