"a Village Academy"
Welcome to our school!
Tatworth Primary School
Ms Tracey Hart joined the school, as Deputy Headteacher, in 2014, and was awarded the post of Headteacher in September 2017. Initially she shared the role with Steve Clarke. They lead the school in achieving a 'good' Ofsted report.
They had a similar philosophy of education, wanting children to understand that they are part of a community and that they should work together in order to develop and achieve. Respect is important, thus children are encouraged to respect each others similarities and differences.
The school offers a broad range of educational opportunities as well as aiming for high educational standards. Children are expected to work hard and understand the importance of trying in order to achieve their academic best. The children have fun learning and are insprired to want to know more.
Ms Hart now has complete headteacher responsibility for the running of the School and carrying out the policies set by the Board of Governors.
From January 2018, Sarah Hewitson will take on the role of Deputy Headteacher and Ann Webb will be the school SENCO. Together with Tracey Hart, they are the school leadership team.
Mrs Rebecca Berrisford - Teacher of Year 3 (shared). Teacher of Literacy Year 4. Teacher of MFL
Mrs Andrea Bolton - Teacher of Foundation Stage
Mr Matt Bulbeck - Sports Coach
Mrs Rachel Churchill- PE Co-ordinator
Miss Belinda Farmer - Teacher of Foundation Stage
Mrs Louise Gabb - Teacher of Year 1 (shared)
Mr Jonathan Goodman - Computer Programming Support. Responsibility for DT sessions Year 4-6
Mrs Sarah Hewitson - Deputy Headteacher. Leader of Math. Teacher of Year 4
Miss Jessica Morton - Leader of Music. Teacher of Years 2 and 3 (shared). Teacher of Litereacy Year 4. Teacher of MFL
Mr Chris Pavey - Leader of Science. Teacher of Year 5.
Mrs Rachel Reid - Teacher of Year 1 (Monday - Wednesday) Year 2 (Thursday and Friday). Year 2 Maths
Mrs Helen Retter - Teacher of Year 2 (Monday - Wednesday) Year 2 Maths
Mrs Ann Webb - SENCO. Teacher of Year 6. Year 6 Maths (shared with Tracey Hart)
Our dedicated team of Teaching Assistants work with our teachers and under their supervision. They work with individual children and groups to support their learning. Higher level teaching assistants may also cover lessons.
Mrs Maria Anderson - Emotional and Social Support
Miss Mollie Board (Apprentice) - Reception Support
Mrs Jan Fowler - Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 Support
Mrs Petia Gummer - Supporting individual students in Year 1
Mrs Leanne Henley - Year 2 and Year 3 Support
Mrs Alison Martin - Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 Support
Mrs Cara Russell - SEN Administration
Mrs Jennie Waddon - Year 1 Support
Miss Amy Woodman - Reception Support
The school has a policy of using trained volunteers. The school works with the reading charity ‘Beanstalk’ who train volunteers to support children’s enjoyment of reading. The volunteers commit to coming into school for two sessions of 90 mins a week working with three children regularly through the year. This way we can target the support towards certain children. Consistency for these children is critical so we will only consider volunteers who can make this sort of regular commitment.
Whilst the children are eating and playing at lunchtime they are supervised by our team of Lunchtime Supervisors:
Mrs Shirley Baker
Mrs Kirsty Barge
Miss Mollie Board
Mrs Helen Duke
Mrs Cheryl Farley
Mrs Petia Gummer
Miss Tyne Lacey
Mrs Ann-Marie Sweet
All children are welcome to arrive early and join the 'Breakfast Club' and/or stay until 5.30pm at 'Stay and Play'. (There is a small charge for these services). During these times they would be supervised by:
Mrs Maria Anderson
Mrs Sharon Symes
Miss Amy Woodman
The school office staff are responsible for administrative and financial processes in addition to reception duties. It can be a very busy place, so if it appears your telephone call is not being answered please be patient!
Mrs Linda Kellaway - School Administrator
Mrs Louise Layzell - Clerk to Board of Governors
Mrs Suzanne Whitby - School Accountant
Caretaking and Cleaning Staff
Mrs Kirsty Barge is our Caretaker, she also leads our team of cleaners: Mrs Helen Duke and Mrs Sue Rodford