Our Staff & Governors
Senior Leadership Team
My career began in industry, working in sales and training. Whilst my family were young, I retrained as a teacher and have worked in both state and the independent sector. I recently completed a Master’s Degree relating to children’s health and well-being.
Family life is very important to me and spending time walking, and skiing is something we all enjoy together. Another family member who thinks he is one of the children, is our springer spaniel, Max.
I did my teaching degree at Westhill College in Birmingham and graduated in 1996; I started my career at Foremarke Hall. I was there for almost ten years and taught in Nursery and Reception. I then worked as an Early Years Improvement Officer for Derbyshire County Council: this role involved me visiting Pre-Schools, Day Nurseries and schools to give advice and support with their early years provision. This was a very interesting job, but I missed teaching and working directly with the children, so I was very happy when the Head of Nursery position came up at St Wystan’s (especially as I had visited the Nursery as part of my job with DCC!) I have been teaching in the Nursery here since September 2012 and feel very lucky to be doing a job that I love.
I have recently joined St Wystan’s and I feel so welcomed by all staff, parents and children. I have had the good fortune of teaching abroad in a British international school in Egypt for 3 years, as well as in the UK. I have a keen interest in Maths and I am currently completing my PhD in Education, focusing upon Maths Anxiety. I also enjoy spending time with my family and visiting new and interesting countries!
I began my teaching career in 2011 after spending 8 years in outdoor education. I have held coaching and leadership qualifications in mountaineering, climbing, caving, whitewater canoeing and kayaking. After working in many attractive areas of the UK and Southern France, I decided to take my teaching skills inside the classroom. Since qualifying I have taught in a variety of schools.
My main passion is teaching and helping people to become the best they can be. My MA in Education focused on teacher feedback, raising self-esteem and motivating young people in education. I am also trained in Forest Schools.
In my spare time, I enjoy walking, gardening, keeping fit and active and going to the theatre.
I have previously taught in a variety of age groups at schools in Tamworth, however, teaching is my second career. Before teaching, I achieved 24 years distinguished service in the Royal Navy, serving on a variety of ships and establishments across all three services. I have coached and played a wide variety of sports within the military and at local sports clubs. I am a member of a local soul band and enjoy singing at venues around the midlands region. I am married and have 2 teenage children.
I completed a BA Hons degree in Sports Development and Coaching at Newcastle. After completing this I traveled for a year, visiting North and South America, New Zealand, Fiji and Australia. I completed a PGCE in Manchester in 2010, securing my first job as a Year 3 class teacher and the teacher of girls games at Barnard Castle Preparatory school in County Durham. I worked in Year 3 for 4 years and then moved to Year 1 and became KS1 Curriculum leader, where I gained valuable experience and insights. I moved to Derbyshire with my husband and worked at Ravensdale Infant and Nursery as Year 1 teacher.
I have a lot to offer to St Wystan’s, I am enthusiastic, hard working and very approachable. I hope that my sporting background can be put to good use at St Wystan’s. My creativity is a personal strength of mine and I am looking forward to sharing this with the children.
I love playing many sports and getting involved in sports inside of school. I enjoy singing and being part of the staff/parent choir here at St Wystan’s too. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family and travelling to different countries around the world, especially snowy places where I can ski! In addition to teaching, I also have a passion for baking and making lots of different cakes for special occasions.
I am the Form 1 teacher and computing coordinator. I have been teaching for 15 years in a variety of roles, mostly in independent schools. I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, and going on exciting holidays.
I am the Kindergarten Teacher and proud Housemistress of Puffin. I have been a teacher for 7 years prior to which I was a senior research scientist for a major pharmaceutical company hence my love for all things science related! I have two young children and a dog who occupy most of my time, but I also enjoy running and playing netball.
|Mrs Jan Swain||Cook|
|Mrs Liza Basford||Assistant Cook|
|Mrs Susan Barnett||Kitchen Assistant|
|Mrs Lindsey Foster||Lunch Supervisor Team Leader|
|Mrs Val Banks||Lunch Supervisor|
|Mrs Lisa Boden||Lunch Supervisor|
|Mrs Jayne Dicken||Lunch Supervisor|
|Mrs Gay Prevett||Lunch Supervisor|
|Mrs Karen Wileman||Lunch Supervisor|
|Mrs Victoria Cheetham||Relief Lunchtime Supervisor|
|Mrs Jeannette Mousley||Relief Lunchtime Supervisor|
|Mrs Karen Thompson||Piano|
|Mrs Julie Young||Woodwind|
|Mr Tony Young||Guitar|
|Mr Rob Murray||Brass|
|Mr Andy Ferguson||Drums|
|Mrs Isabel Hurley||Vocal|
|Mrs Bethany Bennett||Drama, Lamda|
|Mrs Michaela Goodhead||Dance|
|Mr Andy Corbett||(Chair) current parent|
|Mrs Vickie Barnatt||Past parent, co-opted Governor for Safeguarding|
|Mrs Sally Boddy||Current parent|
|Mr Tim Bralesford||Past parent|
|Mrs Madeleine Court||Current parent|
|Mr Jonathan Gavin-Jones||Current parent|
|Mr Jeffrey Hyde||Current parent|
|Mrs Rebecca Lobb||Current parent, co opted|
|Ms Kat Wright||Current parent|