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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

EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE Team 

Teachers:

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

Teachers:

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)

CLASSROOM ASSISTANT:

Miss L Dresser

year 3 and year 4 team 


Teachers:

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 

Teachers:

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

 

SPECIALIST SUPPORT TEAM

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

Caretaker:

Mr M Allen

Support Staff 

Administration:

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