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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, Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Mrs J Ford - Deputy Principal, Deputy DSL
Mrs J Gibson - Assistant Principal 
Mrs V Harrison - Assistant Principal 
Miss S Savage - Assistant Principal 
Mrs E Campbell - Finance Manager




Nursery - Mrs J Dixon
Reception - Mrs V Harrison, Mr D Fraser, Mrs Johnston, Mrs Sallows
Maternity Leave - Mrs Telford

Higher Level Teaching Assistant:

Mrs L Clark

Teaching Assistants:

Mrs A Holder, Mrs J Storey, Miss A Stead, Mrs N Gormley
Maternity Leave - Mrs L Scaife

classroom support Assistants:

Mrs C Carr, Mrs L Hall

Year 1 and year 2 Team


Year 1 - Mrs J Ford, Miss H Woodcock, Mrs H Fenwick
Year 2 - Mrs G Chambers, Mrs E Farrow, Miss I Pattison

Teaching Assistants: 

Mrs E Bainbridge, Mrs J Broom, Miss D McTaggart, Mrs C Heron, Mrs L Parker, Miss V Cox

year 3 and year 4 team 


Year 3 - Miss H Sullivan, Mrs J Welsh
Year 4 - Mrs L Atkins, Mrs E Farrow, Mrs J Gibson, Miss L Kenshole

Teaching Assistants:

Mrs C Black (PE Specialist), Miss W Duncan, Mrs L Gayles, Mrs A Hagger, 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 - Miss S Martin, Mrs A Nelson, Miss S Savage
Materinty Leave - Mrs L Orme

Higher Level Teaching Assistant:

Mrs H Dunn

Teaching Assistants:

Miss S Coates, Miss E Deighton, Mrs B Dunn, Mrs L Riley, Mrs N Dowson



SENCO - Mrs A Nelson
Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Mr C Eeles
Teaching Assistants - Mrs L Ash, Mrs H Patan
Home School Family Co-ordinator - Mrs J Graham, Deputy DSL

 Support Staff

Lunchtime Supervisory Assistants:

Lunchtime Supervisory Assistants - Mrs C Carr, Mrs J Davis, Mrs M Dorrington, Mrs H Klein, Ms S Nevison, Mrs N Richards, Mrs J Scruton, Mrs J Sludds, Mrs T Webster, Mrs J Weston, Mrs K Simpson

Breakfast Club Supervisors:

Mrs M Dorrington, Mrs J Scruton, Mrs J Sludds

Catering Staff:

Catering Manager - Mrs J Sanderson
Catering Assistants - Miss N Dresser, Mrs T Bleasby, Mrs G Bradley


Mr M Allen

Admin Team 


Mrs E Campbell

HR Manager:

Mrs C Thirlway


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