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 have enjoyed teaching a range of ages over the past eleven years, in two different schools in Derby. Before this, I studied Psychology at the University of Manchester, where I then completed my Primary PGCE, specialising in Modern Foreign Languages. Having grown up in Germany, and spent much time in France, I really enjoy languages, travelling and exploring new places. I am also interested in art, photography and music and I enjoy keeping active during my spare time. I am very excited to be joining the St Wystan’s team!
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.
I’m very excited to be joining the team at St Wystan’s. My teaching journey so far has taken me to a variety of schools, both state and independent and I feel privileged to be able to teach in such a fantastic school. I can’t wait to teach Year 1 in September!
I did my teaching degree at York St John University and I have spent the past 3 years teaching in KS2 at Ashgate Primary School in Derby. I have always taken a great interest in all aspects of school life, in particular extracurricular sports, music and the use of technology in the classroom. When I’m not in the classroom, I love to spend my time competing on the rugby pitch, singing new songs on my guitar and walking my dog Brandy.
Since graduating from Durham University, I have been very fortunate to enjoy being a form teacher and music specialist in a variety of primary school settings in Cambridgeshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire for almost thirty years! Whilst my three children were growing up, I gained valuable new experiences including teaching in early years, providing intervention English and numeracy groups, and supply teaching. In 2015, I became Head of Music at St Wystan’s and this year I am looking forward to also having my own class. I enjoy being busy, taking long walks with my family and miniature schnauzers, gardening, reading, singing and giving musical support to my local theatre group.
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.
|Mrs Jan Swain||Cook|
|Mrs Liza Basford||Assistant Cook|
|Mrs Susan Barnett||Kitchen Assistant|
|Miss Molly Colver||Lunch Supervisor Team Leader|
|Mrs Val Banks||Lunch Supervisor|
|Mrs Lisa Boden||Lunch Supervisor|
|Mrs Jayne Dicken||Lunch Supervisor|
|Mrs Karen Wileman||Lunch Supervisor|
|Mrs Victoria Cheetham||Relief Lunchtime Supervisor|
|Mrs Jeannette Mousley||Relief Lunchtime Supervisor|
|Mrs Beth Bennett||LAMDA|
|Mrs Isabel Hurley||Voice|
|Mr Ed Pecsek||Guitar|
|Mr Greg Rawson||Drums|
|Mrs Chantel Ridout||Dance|
|Mr Tim Hannam||Chair, Repton School Governor|
|Mrs Emma Bateman||Chief Operating Officer, Repton School|
|Mr Martin Wimbush||Repton School Governor|
|Mrs Vickie Barnatt||Past parent|
|Mr Martin Pallot||Current parent|