"a Village Academy"

Welcome to our school!

Tatworth Primary School

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Headteacher/Leadership Team

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.

Teachers

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)

Teaching Assistants

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

Volunteers

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.

Lunchtime

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

Extended School

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

Administrators

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