I have been a teacher for 23 years working in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire in a wide variety of schools. My passion for learning is rooted in my own education when as a young child I attended a variety of different schools due to my father being in the RAF. This led me to really appreciate and understand the difference teachers and schools can make to a child’s life and when I left University I wanted to be part of making that difference to children myself. I am incredibly proud to be Headteacher at St Mary's, a position I took up in September 2015 having previously been Headteacher at 2 other Oxfordshire schools and also having spent 5 years working for the Local Authority supporting school facing all sorts of challenges. The team here at St Mary’s are second to none and work tirelessly to offer our children a rich and varied educational experience, never accepting second best. We have lots of fun and I love celebrating our children's success with them. It is true to say I am lucky enough to have the best job in the world!
Assistant Headteacher / SENCo - Ms Sara Bailey
I have been teaching now for 17 years and am very excited to starting my third year here at St Mary's. I am especially delighted to be part of the learning journey of such wonderfully enthusiastic children! I share my current role as Assistant Head with my colleague Sarah Di Giorno, and together with Mrs Reeves, we work alongside Mrs Woods on many aspects of school life. 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 part of and 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.
Assistant Headteacher - Mrs Sarah Di Giorno
I am positive and passionate about my work, leading, inspiring and motivating others to give of their best. I love working in a school where the staff all work together to create stimulating and challenging learning environments to engage and motivate our children. I share the role of Assistant Head with my colleague Sara Bailey. I have responsibility for learning in Phase 3 (y4,5,and 6) as well as leading English across the school. I coordinate RE and I am the SIAMs lead for St Mary's. It is a privilege to work in a fantastic primary school within the heart of a great community of adults and children alike.
School Business Manager – Currently vacant
Office Administrator – Mrs Yasmine Ahmed
Fledgling Class (EYFS) – Miss Helen Prud’homme Kingfisher Class (Y1) - Miss Kelly Bullard Blue Bird Class (Y2) - Mrs Carla Thom & Miss Lindy Gascoigne Magpie Class (Y3) - Mrs Karen Lee Swallow Class (Y4) – Mrs Di Giorno Swift Class (Y5) – Miss Grace Regan & Mrs Julie Jennings OwlClass (Y/6) - Mrs Teri Smith
Miss Lindy Gascoigne: Higher Level Teaching Assistant Mrs Helen Cooke: Higher Level Teaching Assistant Mrs Ruth Anker: Higher Level Teaching Assistant Mrs Paula Garcia Mrs Melissa Sturgeon Mrs Jenna Thompson Miss Cara Turvey Mrs Annette Worboyes Mrs Azra Ahmed
Cooks on behalf of 'The School Lunch Company' Mrs Lorraine Stickley & Mrs Rosibell Pereria
Music Teacher on behalf of Oxfordshire County Music Service Mr Mark Probert
SkillForce Instructor on behalf of 'SkillForce' Mr Paul Winn
Designated Safeguarding Leads
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 Miss Bailey - Assistant Head/SENCo; Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead Mrs di Giorno – Assistant Head; Assistant Designated Safeguarding Lead Miss Prud’homme - EYFS Lead;Assistant Designated Safeguarding Lead These members of staff undergo specific DSL training every 2 years in addition to other training related to safeguarding.
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St. Mary's Church of England (VC) Primary School Southam Road Banbury OX16 2EG Headteacher: Victoria Woods Tel/Fax: 01295 263026 Email email@example.com