"a Village Academy"

Welcome to our school!

Tatworth Primary School

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Principal

Mr Stephen Clarke joined the school, as Principal, in 2014. Since then he has lead the school in achieving a 'good' Ofsted report. As Principal he has overall responsibility for the running of the school and carrying out the policies set by the Board of Governors.

He sees education as helping to build a more equitable society; wants the children to understand they are part of a community and that getting on with our fellow human beings is essential to this understanding. Furthermore he wants to offer as broad a range of educational opportunities for the children as possible as well as aim for high educational standards.

Deputy Headteacher

Ms Tracy Hart is responsible for the running of the school in the absence of the Principal. Together they are the Senior Leadership Team.

Ms Hart is the school SENCO and leads Assessment throughout the school. She is also class teacher for Year 6 (shared) and teaches maths in Years 5 and 6.

Teachers

Mrs Rebecca Berrisford

Teacher of Year 2 (shared)

Mrs Andrea Bolton

Leader of Foundation Stage

Mr Matt Bullbeck

Sports Coach

Mrs Rachel Churchill

PE Co-ordinator

Mrs Louise Gabb

Teacher of Year 1 (shared)

Mr Jonathan Goodman

Computer Programming Support

Mrs Sarah Hewitson

Leader of Maths. Teacher of Year 4

Miss Jessica Morton

Leader of Music. Teacher of Year 3

Mr Chris Pavey

Leader of Science. Teacher of Year 5

Mrs Rachel Reid

Teacher of Class 2 (shared)

Mrs Helen Retter

Teacher of Year 1 (shared)

Mrs Ann Webb

Leader of Modern Foreign Languages. Teacher of Year 6 (shared)

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

Mrs Jan Fowler - Key Stage 2 Support

Mrs Leanne Henley - Year 2 Support

Mrs Alison Martin - KS2 Support

Mrs Jenny Woden - Year 1 Support

Mrs Cara Russell - SEN Administration

Mrs 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

Mrs Helen Duke

Mrs Cheryl Farley

Ms Siobhan Freer

Mrs Nicky Graves

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 - Governance Professional (Clerk to the 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