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WestlandsFirst School

Year 1 Team


 Mrs S Dawson-Smith (Formerly Williams)


Year 1 Class Teacher & Key Stage Lead

I started working at Westlands First School in October 2016 after moving to the Midlands from Manchester. When I started here I was known as Miss Williams but since then, I married my now husband, Sam (August 2017), and have become Mrs Dawson-Smith.

Before working at Westlands, I taught in Year 2 at a school in Moss Side, Manchester for 2 years and then in Years 1 and 2 in Stockport for 4 years. 

I love living here in the Midlands and have really settled into school life at Westlands.  The children and staff have really welcomed me and I love seeing the happy, smiling faces of the children in my class and around school every day. 

In my spare time, I enjoy going to the gym and spending time with my friends. I love baking and visiting my family back up in Manchester - especially my two little  nieces. 

Mr Anthony Redfern 

Year 1 Class Teacher

I love my sport and have been a swimmer since I was in nappies; most of the children in the school know me from school swimming lessons! I play cricket during the summer and love watching football! I try to encourage children to have an interest in sport and be physically active as I believe that being active is one of the most important factors of growing up healthily!

Having successfully completed two of my university placements at Westlands, I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to have my first teaching post here! I have settled in really well and am looking forward to working with the staff and, most importantly, the children. I hope to be a positive role model and think that my approach to teaching and my generally enthusiastic attitude towards life will rub off on the children!


Georgina Perry

1SDS Class Teaching Assistant

Louise Thomson

1AR Class Teaching Assistant