Designated Safeguarding Lead
Deputy Head Teacher (acting)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Assistant Head Teacher (acting)
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.
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.
|Head Teacher - Designated Safeguarding Lead - Strategic Leadership and Direction|
|Deputy Head Teacher (acting) - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead - EYFS Lead - SENDCO|
|Assistant Head Teacher (acting) - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead - Key Stage 2 Lead - Pupil Premium|
|Senior Leader - Key Stage 1 Lead - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead - Maths|
|Senior Leader - Lower Key Stage 2 Lead - Teaching and Learning - Maths|
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.
|Miss Goodrich||EYFS||Mrs Tilley||Year 4|
|Mrs Worley||EYFS (job Share)||Miss Naylor||Year 4|
|Mrs King||EYFS (job Share)||Mr West||Year 5|
|Miss Jones||Year 1 (job Share)||Mr Percival||Year 5|
|Miss Mozley||Year 1 (job share)||Mr Williamson||Year 6|
|Mrs Phipps||Year 1||Mrs Kelsey||Year 6|
|Mrs Stanworth||Year 2||Mr Chapman||Sport and Active Lifestyle|
|Miss Marshall||Year 2|
|Mrs Greenway||Year 3|
|Miss Rose||Year 3|
|Mr Browning||Year 3|
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 Russell (EYFS)||Miss Pooley (Year 3)|
|Mrs Singh-Barmi (EYFS)||Mrs Chandler (Year 4)|
|Mrs Chowanietz (EYFS)||Mrs Prime (Year 5)|
|Mrs Murrell (Year 1)||Miss Barson Year 6)|
|Mrs Moore (Year 2)|
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 Boag||Mrs Nutting|
|Mrs Garett||Mrs Kossobudzka||Mrs Matthews|
|Mrs Camp||Mrs McKegg||Mrs Chowanietz|
|Mrs Townsend||Mrs Gibbs||Mrs Richardson|
|Mrs Larkins||Mrs Hyde||Mrs Fairall|
|Mrs Murrell||Miss Bullock||Mrs Oakes (Pupil Premium)|
|Mrs Tsang||Mrs Hampson||Ms Beeby (Pupil Premium)|
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|
|Mrs Barnett||Office Manager/Bursar||Mr Petcher||Site Manager||Mr King||IT Support/Consultant|
|Mrs Eathorne-Rutt||Admin Assistant||Mrs Larkins||Cleaner|
|Mrs Hampson||Admin Assistant||Mrs Murray||Cleaner|
|Mrs H Prime||Cleaner|
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||Mrs Smith|
|Mrs Gibbs||Miss Alder|
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 Noon||Mrs Findell|
|Mrs Tsang||Mrs Gibbs|
|Miss Barson||Miss Alder|