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Colin Wilson

Head Teacher

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Pam Bridgwood

Assistant Head Teacher

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Alice Stanworth

Assistant 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.

 

Name SLT Role
Colin Wilson Head Teacher
Pam Bridgwood Assistant Head Teacher - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead - Key Stage 1 Reading Development
Alice Stanworth Assistant Head Teacher - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead - Key Stage 2 Reading Development
Andrea Fletcher Senior Teacher - Key Stage 1 - Teaching and Learning - Staff Welfare
Jason Williamson Senior Teacher - Key Stage 2 - Curriculum Development

 

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.

Name Role Name Role
Mrs Phipps EYFS  Mrs Greenway Year 4
Mrs Worley EYFS (job Share) Mr West Year 4
Mrs King EYFS (job Share) Miss Rose Year 5
Miss Goodrich Year 1 (job Share) Mr Percival Year 5
Miss Mozley Year 1 (job share) Mr Williamson Year 6
Mrs Bridgwood Year 1 Mrs Stanworth Year 6
Mrs Fletcher Year 2 Mrs Bishop SENDCO
Miss Marshall Year 2 Mrs Bryan Modern Foreign Languages
Mrs Tilley Year 3 Mr Chapman Sport and Active Lifestyle
Miss Naylor Year 3    

Teaching Assistants/Cover Supervisors

We have 8 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 Bannister Mrs Russel
Mrs Moore Mrs Prime
Mrs Waterfield Miss Pooley
Mrs Chandler Miss Barson

Learning Support Assistants

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) Mrs Fairall Mrs Hampson
Mrs Garett Miss Boag Mrs Richardson
Mrs Camp Ms Beeby Mrs Nutting
Mrs Townsend Mrs McKegg Mrs Singh-Barmi
Mrs Larkins Mrs Gibbs Mrs Chouwanietz
Mrs Murrell Mrs Hyde Miss Rogers
Mrs Tsang Miss Bullock  

 

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 Staff Premises and Cleaning Staff Information Technology
Name Role Name Role Name Role
Mrs Barnett Office Manager/Bursar Mr Petcher Site Manager Mr King IT support/cunsultant
Mrs Eathorne-Rutt Admin Assistant Mrs Larkins Cleaner    
Mrs Hampson Admin Assistant Mrs Murray Cleaner    
    Miss Easingwood Cleaner    
    Mrs Tucker Cleaner    

 

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 Larkins Mrs Findell
Mrs Tsang Miss Easingwood
Mrs Gibbs Mrs Smith
Mrs Tucker  

 

 

Extra Time Club (ETC)

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

Mrs Noon Mrs Findell
Mrs Tsang Mrs Gibbs

 

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