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Colin Wilson

Head Teacher

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Jason Williamson

Deputy Head Teacher

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Desford is a happy, friendly and hard-working school with a dedicated team of staff. Our pupils behave well, are keen to learn and they take great pride in respecting our school and wider village community.  At Desford, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  As such, we ask all volunteers and visitors to share this common commitment.  If you have any concerns about the welfare or behaviour of a child or adult in school, please report it immediately to one of our safeguarding officers.

Senior Leadership Team

Our Senior Leadership Tea (SLT) consists of a Head Teacher, two Assistant Head Teachers and two Senior Teachers/Phase Leaders, each with additional responsibilities for developing the strategic direction of the school.  Maths and English Subject Leaders also attend SLT on occasions.


NameSLT Role

Colin Wilson

Head Teacher - Designated Safeguarding Lead - Strategic Leadership and Direction

Jason Williamson

Deputy Head Teacher  - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead - Curriculum Lead

Samantha Fuller

SENDCO  - Special Educational Needs, Health and Medical

Nicholas Bates

Senior Leader  Upper Key Stage 2 Lead - Maths

Sarah Rose

Senior Leader - Lower Key Stage 2 Lead - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead - Pupil Premium

Maddie Chadwick

Senior Leader - Key Stage 1 Lead - Teaching and Learning - Reading

Michelle Phipps

Senior Leader - EYFS Lead - Phonics Lead



Teaching Staff

Currently we have 19 teachers (both full and part time) including the Senior Leadership Team.  In addition to class teachers for the 14 classes, we employ a teacher who delivers French plus another who is our Sport and Active Lifestyle leader.

Mrs PhippsEYFS Mrs TilleyYear 3
Mrs WorleyEYFS (job share)Mr PercivalYear 3
Mrs JonesEYFS (job share)Miss RoseYear 4
Miss MozleyYear 1 (job share)Miss NaylorYear 4
Mrs RichardsonYear 1 (job share)Mrs KaurYear 5
Miss MarshallYear 1 Mrs KelseyYear 5
Mrs ChadwickYear 2Mr BatesYear 6
Mrs GreenwayYear 2Miss BarsonYear 6


Cover Supervisors

We have 9 part time Teaching Assistants working across the school who also work as Cover Supervisors on some afternoons. The Teaching Assistant role fulfils the main classroom support and is focussed on the morning lessons with the exception of EYFS who also have Teaching Assistants in the afternoons.

Mrs RussellMrs Prime 
Mrs Singh-Barmi Miss Pooley 
Mrs Murrell Miss Barson 
Mrs Moore 

Support Staff

We employ Learning Support Assistants for supporting children with additional needs that are entitled to statutory support beyond that which the Class Teacher or Teaching Assistant is able to provide alone.  They support children with Educational Health Care Plans who are on the SEND register.  We also employ LSAs for supporting the Sport and Active Lifestyle Leader as well as for delivering some of The Pupil Premium provision in school.

Mr Bray (Sport)Miss BoagMrs Nutting
Miss BarsonMrs KossobudzkaMiss Wilkins
Mrs CampMrs DaleMiss Evans
Mrs TownsendMrs GibbsMrs Gibson
Mrs LarkinsMrs HydeMrs Fairall
Mrs MurrellMiss BullockMrs Oakes 
Mrs TsangMrs HampsonMrs Messenger
Mrs MooreMiss NevilleMiss Pooley
Miss PrimeMrs PrimeMrs Russell
Mrs Singh -Barmi  


School Support Services (Office, Finance, Premises and Information Technology)

We have a number of other staff that lead or provide support for other functions in the school.  Their names and roles are listed below.

Office and Finance StaffPremises and Cleaning StaffInformation Technology
Mrs BarnettOffice Manager/BursarPosition VacantSite ManagerMr KingIT Support/Consultant
Mrs Eathorne-RuttAdmin AssistantMrs LarkinsCleaner  
Mrs HampsonAdmin AssistantMrs MurrayCleaner  
  Mrs H PrimeCleaner  


Lunchtime Supervision and Activity Leaders

At lunchtime, we have a number of staff responsible for supervising and interacting with the children both in the dinner hall and on the playground, ensuring they are safe, happy and engaged.  We have recently introduced 'Happy Lunchtimes' to further enhance the experience for staff and children.

Mrs LarkinsMrs Findell
Mrs TsangMrs Smith
Mrs GibbsMiss Alder



Extra Time Club (ETC)

We offer a before and after school child care provision that is from 7:45am-8:45am in the mornings and 3:15pm-5:30pm in the evenings.  You can find more information about this provision under the 'Parents' tab of the website.

Mrs TsangMrs Findell
Mrs GibbsMiss Alder