STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP TEAM
Mr Andy Mitchell
Head Teacher responsible for strategic direction and performance and standards
Andy has been a head teacher for nearly 15 years, is a Local Leader of Education and a head teacher mentor. He believes passionately, that every child can succeed with the right level of challenge, support and determination. He is very committed to system leadership and collaboration and was responsible for successfully opening the new Heathcote Primary School on behalf of the Community Academies Trust in 2017. Andy has set up a new Initial Teacher Training Partnership (ITTP) with several other local schools and Warwick University and is looking forward to welcoming new graduate teachers to the partnership in September 2019.
When he is not in school he likes to climb mountains, goes hiking in the Lakes and has completed the Three Peaks Challenge in 23 hours to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support. He also enjoys cycling and completed the first stage of the Tour de France course in Yorkshire and the Birmingham velo.
Mrs Sian Stevens
Deputy Head and class teacher in Year 5
Mrs Stevens has responsibility for the day to day operation of the school and is the designated safeguarding lead. She is also a class teacher in Year 5, sharing teaching responsibilities with Mrs Barlow. In her spare tie, Sian enjoys music and plays the flute. As a teenager, she swam for Warwickshire county and now enjoys swimming and keep fit. She enjoys spending time with her family.
Mrs Sarah Barlow
Assistant Head and class teacher in Year 5
Mrs Barlow is responsible for curriculum design and assessment and shares class teaching responsibilities in Year 5 with Mrs Stevens. During the holidays, she enjoys visiting family in Dubai and Koh Samui although she also enjoys a quick visit to Skegness every now and again! As well as being an avid Nottingham Forest supporter, in her spare time, she also enjoys reading, swimming, cycling, cooking (but prefers to eat out!) and travelling.
TEACHERS IN RECEPTION
Miss Sarah Evans
EYFS Leader and Reception Teacher
Miss Evans is the new Early Years Foundation Stage Leader which gives her the responsibility for managing the performance and standards of Saplings and Reception. She enjoys exploring the world and learning about new recipes that she can cook at home. She makes a mean Thai green curry! Miss Evans likes to keep fit through going to the gym or dancing to the latest tunes.
Miss Natalie Lyons
Class teacher in Reception.
Miss Lyons enjoys travelling to new places, going to the cinema and singing along to the latest music (some might say out of tune!) She loves anything that makes her laugh - especially her own jokes!
TEACHERS IN KEY STAGE 1
Ms Justine Valentine
Class teacher in Year 1
When not teaching, Ms Valentine enjoys spending time with her son Jack, close friends and family. Often found dancing around the kitchen to anything from the 90's, watching a jolly good film or giggling in the garden with her mum! Huge animal lover, Ms Valentine is often found on long walks where she can fuss a dog or two!
Mrs Annette Eldridge
Class teacher in Year 1
Mrs Eldridge is very excited to be continuing in year 1 and she is also looking forward to taking part in different musical activities with the older children in the school. At home she loves being with her family and walking her dog called Coco. To relax, she enjoys reading, especially books about history and art and listening to all kinds of music. She has to admit too that she is a big Dr Who fan!
Mrs Sophie Bailey
Class Teacher in Year 2
Mrs Bailey teaches in Year 2 with Mrs May and Mrs Madan. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, going for long walks around Kenilworth Castle (you can see it from her lounge window!) and eating out. Especially with Miss List!
Mrs Helen May
Class teacher in Year 2 and English Subject Leader
Mrs May loves to be creative both inside and outside the classroom and enjoys putting up eye catching displays that centre around the wonderful work the children produce in class.
In her spare time, Mrs May loves to experiment with interior design and enjoys up-cycling second hand furniture.
Mrs Jas Madan
Part time class teacher in Year 2
Mrs Madan is back in KS1 and will be working for one day per week in Year 2 with Mrs May. She enjoys spending time with her family and baking with the children. She also likes yoga and going to the theatre.
TEACHERS IN KEY STAGE 2
Mrs Tina Lambert
Year 3 Class Teacher and English subject leader
Mrs Lambert works part time and is currently job sharing in Year 3 with Mrs Andrews. She enjoys cycling, walking and camping (preferably glamping) with her family.
Mrs Lambert has a specific responsibility for reading and phonics and shares the overall responsibility for English with Mrs May.
Mrs Nicola Andrews
Class teacher in Year 3 and Special Needs and Inclusion Manager
Mrs Andrews shares class teaching responsibilities with Mrs Lambert in Year 3 and also co-ordinates special needs across the school. She has successfully completed her Special Needs degree and is particulary interested in children's social, emotional and mental health. Out of work, Mrs Andrews loves running, going to the gym and muddy obstacle courses.
Miss Claire Winstanley
Class teacher in Year 3.
MIs Winstanley is a class teacher in Year 3. Having grown up on a farm, she loves animals and enjoys going for long walks in the countryside. In her spare time she likes playing the saxophone and coaching Tae Kwon Do.
Mrs Sunny Khaira
Class teacher in Year 4 and maths subject leader
Mrs Khaira is very excited to be teaching in Year 4 and will be leading maths across the school. She enjoys keeping fit, reading books and listening to all sorts of music. Mrs Khaira has a pet gerbil called Toffee who is always up to mischief!
Mrs Khaira enjoys spending time with her family and playing board games such as Trivial Pursuit where she is determined to beat her son one day!
Mrs Alison Skirvin
Class Teacher in Year 4
Mrs Skirvin teaches in Year 4 from Tuesday to Friday, with Mr Mitchell teaching their class on a Monday. She enjoys hiking up mountains, particularly when there are good views. Mrs Skirvin is also a keen swimmer and she regularly competes in Masters galas.
Mr Keir Mitchell
Class teacher in Year 4 and Forest Schools Leader
Keir is teaching in Year 4 with Mrs Skirvin on Mondays. An experienced teacher, Keir now runs the all-age forest school programme at Woodloes. He has published articles on his work and prides himself on the levels of personal responsibility, safety, self-fulfilment and social development that the children are able to achieve through child initiated learning in the sessions and the consequent benefits to their self esteem and future well being
Mr Matt Clark
Class Teacher in Year 5 and PE co-ordinator
Mr Clark was a junior international athlete and can boast to having once being the fastest 15 year old in the UK. He is a keen sports person and loves to compete in a variety of sports. One of his passions is to help others understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle and promoting all types of physical activity. Mr Clark can often be found in his trainers running a sports team or club throughout the week.
Miss Bethany List
Class Teacher in Year 6.
Miss List is very excited to be working in Year 6 with Mrs Burnard and is really looking forward to the Year 6 residential visit to the Eden Project in Cornwall. She is the PSHE coordinator and leads the school council team. She enjoys keeping fit, listening to relaxing music and reading. Her favourite books are the Harry Potter selection. She especially enjoys training her class hamster Bobby (with little success!). She also likes eating out as much as possible. Especially with Mrs Bailey!
Mrs Sarah Burnard
Year 6 Class Teacher, Online Safety and Computing Co-ordinator
Mrs Burnard loves to get engrossed in a good book, particularly whilst enjoying a sunny holiday with her family. She loves to visit different European cities; her favourites so far are Budapest and Lisbon. Always looking for a new challenge, in January 2017, Mrs Burnard decided to participate in at least one running event every month of the year. Her proudest achievements in running to date, are completing a half marathon and getting extremely muddy in seasonal WOLF-runs, gaining ‘Alpha Wolf’ status. What new challenges will 2018 bring her?