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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 Hirst - Principal and Accounting Officer, Strategic Leader of the Academy, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead 
Mrs Ford - Deputy Principal, Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Mrs Hopper - Assistant Principal 
Mrs Nelson - Inclusion Lead SENDCO 
Mrs Campbell - Finance Manager




Nursery - Mrs Dixon, Miss Woodcock - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (Maternity Leave)
Reception - Mrs Harrison, Mrs Fenwick, Mrs Atkins

Higher Level Teaching Assistant:

Mrs Clark

Teaching Assistants:

Mrs Ash, Miss Cartwright, Mrs Holder, Mrs Scaife, Mrs Storey

Classroom Assistant:

Miss Diaper

Year 1 and year 2 Team


Year 1 - Mr Fraser, Miss Brady
Year 2 - Mrs Tinkler, Mrs Dowson, Miss Pattison (Maternity Leave)

Teaching Assistants: 

Mrs Broom, Miss Dresser (PE & Sports Apprentice), Miss Durham, Mrs Holder, Mrs Lennie, Mrs Parker

year 3 and year 4 team 


Year 3 - Mrs Trowles, Mrs Chambers, Mrs Farrow
Year 4 - Mrs Laing, Mrs Telford, Mrs Welsh 

Teaching Assistants:

Mrs Gayles, Mrs A Siddique

Classroom Support assistants:

Mrs Lally, Mrs Thompson

Year 5 and year 6 team 


Year 5 - Miss Deighton, Miss Coates 
Year 6 - Mrs Carter-Metcalfe, Mrs Hopper, Miss Kenshole

Higher Level Teaching Assistant:

Mrs Black (PE Specialist), Mrs Johnson (ELSA Lead)

Teaching Assistants:

Mrs Heron, Mrs Young



Inclusion Lead SENDCO - Mrs Nelson
Deputy Inclusion Lead SENDCO - Mrs Dixon
Home School Family Co-ordinator - Mrs Conroy
Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Mr Eeles
Teaching Assistant - Mrs Ash, Mrs Bainbridge
Classroom Assistants - Mrs McSeveney, Mrs Walker

 Support Staff

Lunchtime Supervisory Assistants:

Senior Lunchtime Supervisory Assistant - Mrs Richards
Lunchtime Supervisory Assistants - Miss Cason, Mrs Harrison, Mrs Kaur, Mrs Lally, Mrs McSeveney, Mrs Richardson, Mrs Scruton, Mrs Skinner

Breakfast Club Supervisors:

Mrs Dorrington, Mrs Lally, Mrs Scruton, 

Catering Staff:

Catering Manager - Miss Adams
Catering Assistants - Mrs Kwok-Jones, Mrs Neilson, Ms Webster


Mr Allen

Admin Team 



Mrs Campbell

HR Manager:

Mrs Thirlway


Office Manager - Mrs Thirlway
Finance & Admin Assistant - Miss Clark
Admin Assistant L3 - Mrs Thorp
Admin Assistant - Mrs Kwok-Jones