Our Staff

At West Kidlington Primary & Nursery School, we have some of the finest teachers and teaching staff in the country. They are highly motivated, committed and passionate about providing our pupils with the best education possible.

"Our staff are committed to achieving excellent outcomes for all pupils."

Senior Leadership Team

Simon Isherwood Principal & Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Jo Simpson Assistant Principal, SENCO, Designated Safeguarding Lead & Pupil Premium Lead

Extended Leadership Team

Richard Earl UKS2 Leader

Sarah Reading LKS2 Leader

Tina Artis KS1 Leader

Saveeta Bhomra EY Teacher

Class Teachers

Helen Longhurst Reception Teacher

Laura Jacquest Reception Teacher

Tina Artis Year 1/2 Teacher

Kelly Blake Year 1/2 Teacher

Dan Pearson Year 1/2 Teacher

Sarah Reading Year 3/4 Teacher

Claire Harkins Year 3/4 Teacher

Alison Cook Year 3/4 Teacher

Kate Cole Year 3/4 Teacher

Melissa Killen CPD Teacher

Ceri Ellis Year 5/6 Teacher

Sam Pitchfork Year 5/6 Teacher

Richard Earl Year 5/6 Teacher

Scott Latham PE Teacher

Inclusion and Interventions Team

Gen Bullen Safeguarding Team Member - Family Support Advisor, Emotional, Literacy Support Advisor, Safeguarding Lead & Young Carer's Support

Heidi Kerry - Safeguarding Team Member

Teaching and Learning Support Assistants

Rubina Gonglaves

Jo Smith

Lisa Pullin

Kim Hall

Anne Hawkins

Heidi Kerry

Jemma Pullin

Emma Neale

Nicola Brightmore

Lisa Ward

Charlotte Wiggins

Liz Tyndall

Rachel Scott

Karen Mason

Melissa Greenough

Kathryn Dyer 

Karen Taunt

Administration Staff

Ele Channer Office Manager

Lucy Smith Office Administrator

Myriam Chasebi Office Administrator

Additional Staff

Mick Phipps Site Manager

Kitchen Staff

Linda Foster Kitchen Manager

Katherine Totton Kitchen Staff

Lunchtime Supervisors

Suzanne Pollard Lead Supervisor

Jemma Pullin Lunchtime Supervisor

Eliza Charlton Lunchtime Supervisor

Deborah Shergold Lunchtime Supervisor

Suzanne Walsh Lunchtime Supervisor

Natasha Church Lunchtime Supervisor

Cleaning Supervisors

Deborah Shergold Cleaning Supervisor

Suzanne Pollard Cleaning Supervisor

Linda Pollard Cleaning Supervisor

Hannah Peake Cleaning Supervisor


West Kidlington is not only a great school for pupils, it’s also a fantastic school for teachers. Working in partnership with The White Horse Federation, we offer teachers extensive support, fantastic resources, and a range of training opportunities. We welcome teachers of all experience, whether they have recently qualified or have been teaching pupils for many years. If you are interested in joining West Kidlington, follow the link below