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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 
Miss S Savage - Assistant Principal 
Mrs A Nelson - Inclusion Lead SENDCO (Maternity Leave)
Mrs J Dixon - Acting Inclusion Lead SENDCO
Mrs E Campbell - Finance Manager

 

EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE Team 

Teachers:

Nursery - Mrs H Woodcock
Reception - Mrs V Harrison, Mrs H Fenwick, Miss Kelly (Schools Direct Teacher)
Maternity Leave - Mrs L Atkins

Higher Level Teaching Assistant:

Mrs L Clark

Teaching Assistants:

Mrs L Ash, Mrs A Holder, Miss C O'Neill (Apprentice), Mrs J Storey, Mrs L Scaife

Year 1 and year 2 Team

Teachers:

Year 1 - Mr Fraser, Mrs L Tinkler
Year 2 - Miss I Pattison, Mrs J Dixon, Mrs J Ford
Schools Direct Teacher - Miss Curtis

Teaching Assistants: 

Mrs E Bainbridge, Mrs J Broom, Miss S Dillon (Apprentice), Mrs L Hall, Mrs L Parker

year 3 and year 4 team 


Teachers:

Year 3 - Miss V Cox, Mrs J Welsh, Miss Lycett (Schools Direct Teacher), Mrs A Nelson (Maternity Leave)
Year 4 - Mrs L Kenshole, Mrs S Telford, Mrs G Chambers, Mrs E Farrow, Mr Grant (Schools Direct Teacher)

Teaching Assistants:

Mrs A Hagger, Mrs C Heron, Mrs A Johnson, Mrs L Riley, Mrs A Siddique

Year 5 and year 6 team 

Teachers:

Year 5 - Mr J Metcalf, Miss S Savage, Miss S Coates (Schools Direct Teacher), Mrs A Laing (Maternity Leave)
Year 6 - Miss A Boyd, Mrs J Gibson, Mrs S Hirst

Higher Level Teaching Assistant:

Mrs C Black (PE Specialist)

Teaching Assistants:

Mrs B Dunn, Miss E Deighton, Mrs L Gayles, Mrs C Lennie, Mrs L Riley

 

SPECIALIST SUPPORT TEAM

Inclusion Lead SENDCO - Mrs A Nelson (Maternity Leave)
Acting Inclusion Lead SENDCO - Mrs J Dixon
Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Mr C Eeles
Teaching Assistants - Mrs L Ash, Miss W Duncan, 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 M Dorrington, Mrs M Fenney, Mrs L McSeveney, Mrs S Neilson, Mrs N Richards, Mrs J Scruton, Mrs J Weston

Breakfast Club Supervisors:

Mrs M Dorrington, Mrs J Scruton

Catering Staff:

Catering Manager - Miss S Adams
Catering Assistants - Mrs G Bradley, Mrs S Kwok-Jones, Ms T Webster

Caretaker:

Mr M Allen

Admin Team 

 

FINANCE MANAGER:

Mrs E Campbell

HR Manager:

Mrs C Thirlway

Administration:

Office Manager - Mrs C Thirlway
Finance Assistant - Mrs D Johnston
Admin Assistant L2 - Mrs J Thorp
Business Admin Apprentice - Miss M Criddle