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Colin Wilson

Head Teacher

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Sarah Rose

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

Sarah Rose

Deputy Head Teacher - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead - Teaching and Learning

Maddie Chadwick

Assistant Head Teacher - Key Stage 1 Lead - Teaching and Learning - Reading

Leonie Phillips

Assistant Head Teacher - EYFS Lead - Early Reading and Phonics

Nicholas Bates

Senior Leader  Upper Key Stage 2 Lead - Maths

Samantha Fuller

SENDCO  - Special Educational Needs, Health and Medical

Kate Jones

SENDCO  - Special Educational Needs, Health and Medical




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 Ajetunmobi (Aje)Year 3
Mrs WorleyEYFS (job share)Miss MarshallYear 3
Mrs JonesEYFS (job share)Mr DaviesYear 4
Miss MozleyYear 1 (job share)Miss NaylorYear 4
Miss GoodrichYear 1 (job share)Mrs TilleyYear 5
Mrs GibsonYear 1 Mrs KelseyYear 5
Mrs ChadwickYear 2Mr BatesYear 6
Mrs GreenwayYear 2Miss BarsonYear 6


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.

Mrs ParfettMrs PrimeMr Little
Mrs Moemeni (known as Mrs Ozzie)Miss PooleyMrs Thraves
Mrs FairallMrs Singh -BarmiMrs Larkins
Mrs DaleMiss BoagMrs Russell
Mrs RichardsonMiss BullockMrs Messenger
Mrs BachynskaMiss NevilleMrs Kossobudzka
Mrs TsangMrs E WalkerMrs Hampson
Mrs GibbsMrs MurrellMrs Nutting
Miss EvansMrs Oakes Mrs Walker


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/BursarMr WoodPremises OfficerMr KingIT Support/Consultant
Miss ValentineAdmin AssistantMrs LarkinsCleaner  
Mrs HampsonAdmin AssistantMrs WhitmoreCleaner  
  Mrs H PrimeCleaner  
  Mrs HollandCleaner  


Catering Staff

LiFE MAT employ four members of catering staff who provide school meals and hospitality for meetings and events.

Mrs SwainMrs Pritchard
Mrs WellsMrs Watkins

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
Miss EvansMrs Parfett