West Kidlington Primary & Nursery School About Us

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 KS2 Leader
Kelly Blake Read, Write Inc Leader
Saveeta Bhomra Teacher
Sarah Reading Mathematics Leader
Ceri Ellis English Leader
Charlotte James Designated Safeguarding Lead/Attendance Lead

Class Teachers

Kelly Blake Reception Teacher
Katie Rhymes Reception Teacher
Helen Longhurst Reception Teacher
Tina Artis Year 1 Teacher
Lauren Hood Year 2 Teacher
Claire Harkins Year 2 Teacher
Amanda Dyer Year 3 Teacher
Dan Pearson Year 3 Teacher
Alison Cook Year 3 Teacher
Sam Pitchfork Year 4/5 Teacher
Kate Cole Intervention Teacher
Melissa Killen PPA Teacher
Sarah Reading Year 4/5 Teacher
Emma Orton Year 4/5 Teacher
Ceri Ellis Year 6 Teacher
Richard Earl Year 6 Teacher
Scott Latham PE Teacher
Charlotte James PPA teacher

Inclusion and Interventions Team

Margaret Smith Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Alison Cook Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Gen Bullen Family Support Advisor, Emotional, Literacy Support Advisor, Safeguarding Lead & Young Carer's Support
Charlotte James Designated Safeguarding Lead/Attendance Lead

Teaching and Learning Support Assistants

Kelly Blake Read, Write Inc Leader
Rubina Gonglaves EAL Champion
Sue Faulkes Nursery
Jo Smith Early Year Practitioner
Ann-Marie Schall Nursery
Laura Jacquest Reception
Heidi Kerry Reception
Nicola Brightmore KS1 and KS2
Sally Clarke KS1 and KS2
Kim Hall Early Year Practitioner
Mike Harris KS1 and KS2
Lisa Ward KS1 and KS2
Liz Hipkiss KS1 and KS2
Karen Mason KS1 and KS2
Emma Neale KS1 and KS2
Lisa Pullin KS1 and KS2
Rachel Scott KS1 and KS2
Laura Trinder KS1 and KS2
Liz Tyndall KS1 and KS2
Charlotte Wiggins KS1 and KS2

Administration Staff

Lucy Smith Finance Manager
Ellen Gardner Office Manager
Lucy Smith Office Administrator
Lesley Akers Office Administrator
Janice Bridges Librarian

Additional Staff

Mick Phipps Site Manager

Kitchen Staff

Wendy Leggett Kitchen Staff
Katherine Totton Kitchen Staff
Sarah Warner Kitchen Staff

Lunchtime Supervisors

Jemma Pullin Lunchtime Supervisor
Eliza Charlton Lunchtime Supervisor
Sheila Kitchen Lunchtime Supervisor
Gemma Pollard Lunchtime Supervisor
Suzanne Pollard Lead Supervisor
Deborah Shergold Lunchtime Supervisor
Suzanne Walsh Lunchtime Supervisor
Lucille Worth Lunchtime Supervisor

Cleaning Supervisors

Deborah Shergold Cleaning Supervisors
Suzanne Pollard Cleaning Supervisor
Linda Pollard 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

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