Teaching Staff


  • Mr Andy Mitchell

    Head Teacher responsible for strategic direction and performance and standards

    Andy has been a head teacher for 16 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, the Birmingham velo and the 312 in Majorca.

  • Mrs Sian Stevens

    Deputy Head and class teacher in Year 5

    Mrs Stevens is the Deputy Head and has a responsibility for the quality of teaching and learning and for the children's behaviour and pastoral care. She is also a class teacher in Year 5, sharing teaching responsibilities with Mrs Barlow. In her spare time, 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 the Assistant Head and is responsible for curriculum design and assessment and shares class teaching responsibilities in Year 5 with Mrs Stevens. During the holidays, she enjoys family outings and trips, including an annual visit to her childhood holiday destination of Skegness. 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. Recently, the Barlow family have welcomed Oakley, a new canine member of the household, who is already making himself at home!


  • Miss Sarah Evans

    EYFS Leader and Reception Teacher

    Miss Evans is the 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 Ingrid Hancox

    Class teacher in Reception

    Miss Hancox is new to Woodloes and is looking forward to building a successful new teaching partnership with Miss Evans and the team.


  • 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!

  • Miss Natalie Lyons

    Class teacher in Year 1.

    Miss Lyons is a class teacher in Year 1 and also has responsibility for the computing curriculum at Woodloes. She 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!

  • Mrs Helen May

    Class teacher in Year 2 and English Subject Leader

    Mrs May works 4 days per week in Year 2 and shares her class with Mrs Lambert who covers the other day. 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.

  • Miss Ella Tresadern

    Class Teacher in Year 2

    Miss Tresadern is new to Woodloes and is looking forward to building a new high performing team with Mrs May and Mrs Lambert.


  • Mr Matt Clark

    Class Teacher in Year 3 and Learning Support Leader

    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 Ellie Goodrick

    Class teacher in Year 3

    Miss Goodrick worked in Year 2 last year covering for Mrs Bailey's maternity leave. She is looking forward to establishing a new teaching team in Year 3 with Mr Clark.

  • Mrs Alison Skirvin

    Class Teacher in Year 4

    Mrs Skirvin teaches in Year 4 for 4 days per week, with Mrs Madan covering the extra day. Mrs Skirvin has a responsibility for GDPR and has a further responsibility for the development of the history and geography curriculum. In her spare time, she is also a keen swimmer and she regularly competes in Masters galas.

  • Miss Joanna Younghusband

    Class Teacher in Year 4

    Miss Younghusband is very excited to be part of the Woodloes team this year working alongside Mrs Skirvin and Mrs Madan.
    Miss Younghusband is from Ireland and loves travelling the world. She also enjoys running, hiking, camping and cooking for family and friends.

  • Mrs Jas Madan

    Part time class teacher in Year 4

    Mrs Madan will be working for 2 days per week in Year 4. She enjoys spending time with her family and baking with the children. She also likes yoga and going to the theatre.

  • Miss Claire Winstanley

    Class teacher in Year 5.

    MIss Winstanley loves teaching Year 5 at Woodloes alongside Mrs Barlow and Mrs Stevens! Having grown up on a farm, Miss Winstanley has a passion for all wildlife and enjoys sharing her knowledge with the children about weird and wonderful creatures - such as 5W's class degus Whizz and Stumpy.
    Miss Winstanley enjoys going for long walks in the countryside and her favourite country is Iceland, which she has visited on a number of occasions, and where she is planning to return to get married.

  • Mrs Sarah Burnard

    Year 6 Class Teacher and writing assessment moderator

    Mrs Burnard teaches in Year 6. She loves to get engrossed in a good book with her class, showing the children how to ‘magpie’ ideas for their own compositions.
    In her spare time, Mrs Burnard enjoys travelling abroad. She spends her days on the beach and the evenings in restaurants where’s she’s quickly picking up the Spanish language.

  • Mrs Sunny Khaira

    Class teacher in Year 6 and maths subject leader

    Mrs Khaira is very excited to be teaching in Year 6 and leads maths across the school. She enjoys keeping fit, reading books and listening to a range of music. Mrs Khaira has a pet gerbil called Percy 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 Tina Lambert


    Mrs Lambert works part time- 3 days per week, and will be leading our provision for children with special educational needs and disabilities. She will also be teaching for 1 day per week in Year 2 with Mrs May.

    She enjoys cycling, walking and camping (preferably glamping) with her family.

  • Mr Keir Mitchell

    Forest Schools Leader

    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

  • Mrs Sophie Bailey

    Currently on maternity leave