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At West Park Academy our focus is on developing a robust learning community. In this we support staff in their professional development.

  • We have received the Quality Mark for our Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) provision, where new professionals are well supported in their induction year through attendance on the Local Authority induction programme and tailored professional development opportunities
  • Teachers are encouraged to undertake action research as part of their performance management
  • Professionals are supported to continue their learning through participation on Middle Leaders and Masters Courses

Senior Leadership Team

 Mrs S Hirst - Principal and Accounting Officer, Strategic Leader of the Academy, Deputy DSL
Mrs H Dummett - Senior Assistant Principal, SENCO and Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Mrs J Gibson - Assistant Principal 
Mrs J Ford - Assistant Principal 
Mrs V Harrison - Assistant Principal 
Mrs S Roberts - Finance Director



Nursery - Mrs J Dixon
Reception - Mrs V Harrison, Mrs H Fenwick, Miss H Woodcock

Higher Level Teaching Assistant:

Mrs L Clark

Teaching Assistants:

Mrs E Bainbridge, Mrs A Holder, Miss D McTaggart, Mrs J Storey

Year 1 and year 2 Team


Year 1 - Mr D Fraser, Miss S Martin, Mrs S Telford
Year 2 - Mrs G Chambers, Mrs E Farrow, Miss I Pattison
Miss L Kenshole - Maternity Leave

Teaching Assistants: 

Mrs J Broom, Miss W Duncan, Miss P Flood, Mrs L Parker, Mrs L Scaife, Miss A Stead (Apprentice Teaching Assistant)


Miss L Dresser

year 3 and year 4 team 


Year 3 - Miss H Sullivan, Mrs J Welsh
Year 4 -Mrs J Gibson, Mrs L Atkins, Mrs L Orme
Mrs L Pressdee-Rudd - Maternity Leave

Teaching Assistants:

Mrs L Gayles, Mrs A Hagger, Mrs C Heron, Mrs A Johnson, Mrs C Lennie, Mrs A Siddique

Year 5 and year 6 team 


Year 5 - Miss A Stokell, Miss A Boyd
Year 6 - Mrs J Ford, Miss S Savage
Mrs A Nelson - Maternity Leave

Higher Level Teaching Assistant:

Mrs H Dunn

Teaching Assistants:

Mrs C Black (PE Specialist), Miss S Coates, Miss E Deighton, Mrs B Dunn, Mrs L Riley



Senior Assistant Principal and SENCO - Mrs H Dummett
Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Mr C Eeles
Teaching Assistants - Mrs L Ash, Miss P Flood, Mrs H Patan
Home School Family Co-ordinator - Mrs J Graham

 Lunchtime Support Staff

Lunchtime Supervisory Assistants:

Senior Lunchtime Supervisory Assistant - Mrs S Wrangham
Lunchtime Supervisory Assistants - Mrs C Carr, Mrs J Davis, Mrs M Dorrington, Miss N Dresser, Mrs H Klein, Ms S Nevison (maternity leave), Mrs N Richards, Mrs J Scruton, Mrs J Sludds, Mrs T Webster, Mrs J Weston, Mrs S Wilson

Catering Staff:

Catering Manager - Mr P Garthwaite
Catering Assistants - Mrs D Crane, Mrs T Bleasby, Mrs G Bradley


Mr M Allen

Support Staff 


Office Manager - Mrs C Thirlway
Finance Assistant - Mrs J Redpath (Mon/Tues/Wed)
Admin Assistant L2 - Mrs E Campbell
Admin Assistant L1 - Miss C Stead

Breakfast Club Supervisors:

Mrs M Dorrington, Mrs J Scruton, Mrs J Sludds