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Whittlebury

CE Primary School

Staff

 

Mrs Hollis is our fantastic Executive Headteacher. She has dedicated her life to education and has a real passion for innovative teaching and learning. She started her career as a classroom teacher, has worked as a Foundation Stage Leader in education and is now a successful headteacher across our Federation.

 


Mrs Howie is our creative and inspirational Class 1 Teacher and School Lead for Whittlebury.  Mrs Howie teaches Foundation/Year 1 & 2. She has a passion for Art and is our Early Years, Art, RE and Collective worship lead across The Federation. Her classroom is a vibrant and exciting learning environment which inspires her pupils to enjoy learning. She loves outdoor learning and ensures she creates a stimulating and creative curriculum.


Mr Watson joined Whittlebury School in September 2018, teaching Year 5 and 6. He is a motivational teacher with a passion for small schools and the opportunities they bring for children. Mr Watson’s favourite subject at school is PE but he also enjoys a maths challenge, conducting a science experiment and bringing the English language to life for the children he teaches.  

 


 

Miss Dicks is very excited to be teaching Class 2 this year, which is made up of Year 3 and 4. She has a creative flare and enjoys being able to teach outdoors whenever the opportunity arises. Miss Dicks’ favourite subject is art quickly followed by getting her teeth into the topic of the term and engaging with everyone in her class.

 


 Mrs Harris is our Intervention Teaching Assistant at Whittlebury. She has a good relationship with all the children and knows exactly how to help them reach their potential. She works with them on both a 1:1 basis and in small groups as required. Mrs Harris is passionate about PE and enjoys supporting the children in various sporting events within school, the Forest Federation and at inter-school competitions and events.

 

 


 

Mrs Todd is our Higher Level Teaching Assistant, and although she works predominantly in Class 1 she can be found in every class every week as she covers planning time for teachers.  Mrs Todd is a fun, happy and caring person who is loved by all the children, staff and parents alike.  Mrs Todd, like Mrs Harris, is very active and supports sporting activities across the school and Federation. 

 

 


 

Mrs West is one of our Special Needs Assistant who mainly supports children on a 1:1 basis but also with small group activities and learning where appropriate.  The children enjoy working with Mrs West who always strives to ensure all the children meet their full potential. At lunchtime Mrs West can also be found in the hall serving hot dinners to the children.

 


Mrs Barnes is our Teaching Assistant who works supporting both children and teachers in the classrooms.  She is energetic and creative and always gets the best out of the children. Mrs Barnes is great at encouraging children to learn in a practical way and can often be found covered in paint, mud or sand!

 

 

 

 


 

Mrs Napier is our efficient Admin Assistant who runs the school office and keeps everyone in order!  She is a friendly lady with a huge font of knowledge and is always willing to help in any way she can. If you have any queries regarding school then Mrs Napier is the person to contact.


 

Mrs Dunkley is one of our Special Needs Assistant who mainly supports children on a 1:1 basis. She is extremely kind, has a calming manner and is always willing to help anyone and everyone when she can.  The children both enjoy and benefit from working with Mrs Dunkley.

 

 


Mrs Reeves is one of our Special Needs Teaching Assistants and this year is based in Class 2. She has worked at Whittlebury for a number of years and when she is not in the classroom Mrs Reeves is one of our valued Lunchtime Supervisors ensuring our children are fed and watered and enjoy their lunch break.

 

 


Mrs Moore (left) joined us in 2018 and Mrs Ison (right) who has been with us many years complete our Lunchtime Supervisors team. They work well together looking after the children over lunch and playtime – ensuring children are warm enough in winter and topped up with cold drinks in summer.

 


Mr Pluck is our Site Supervisor working across the Forest Federation.  He is our DIY expert, landscape gardener and general all rounder.  He works hard to keep our school grounds tidy and our school environments maintained.

 


Mrs Townsend is the super School Business Manager across the whole Federation and is regularly in the office at each of our four schools.   She has been with us many years and began her school career at Whittlebury.

 


Mrs Powell is our Deputy Headteacher who works alongside Mrs Hollis across the Forest Federation. She can be seen across all four schools each week and is always on hand to answer any queries or questions you may have.