I have been teaching now for 18 years and am very excited to starting my fourth year here at St Mary's. I am especially delighted to be part of the learning journey of such wonderfully enthusiastic children! My specific responsibilities include coordinating Special Educational Needs across school and I also have a key role in Safeguarding.
St Mary's is a fantastic community to be a part of. One of the most enjoyable and rewarding features of my job is getting to know our families and working together to support the learning and development of our pupils.
I am delighted to be part of the wonderful team at St Mary’s School as the Early Years and Key Stage 1 Leader (yN,R,1 and 2) as well as leading Science and DT across the school. I completed my degree in Early Childhood Studies and my PGCE, specialising in Early Years, at the University of Warwick.
I am passionate about creative teaching and never fail to be amazed at what children can achieve. I am excited to be part of the learning journey of such wonderfully enthusiastic children. I am enjoying working with a team professionals creating a stimulating environment where every child is motivated to learn and happy at school .
The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSLs) is the first point of contact for any member of the school staff or parent community who has a concern about the safety and well-being of a pupil.
We have 4 DSLs and they are:
Mrs Woods – Headteacher; Principle Designated Safeguarding Lead
Ms Bailey - Assistant Head/SENCo; Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Di Giorno – Assistant Head; KS2 Lead; Assistant Designated Safeguarding Lead
Miss Prud’homme - Assistant Head; EYFS and KS1 Lead; Assistant Designated Safeguarding Lead
These members of staff undergo specific DSL training every 2 years in addition to other training related to safeguarding.