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Meet the Staff

The Waterside Primary School Staffing Structure 2019-20

Last Updated: 27th May 2020

Head Teacher Mrs Joanne Knowles

Attainment and Pupil Progress

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Performance Management Lead

Senior Leadership Development Lead

Innovation and Strategic Director

Teaching and Learning Leader

Interim Health and Safety Lead (Cover)

Business Manager / PA to Head Teacher Mrs Claire Alcock

School HR Manager

Business and Finance Manager

PA to the Head Teacher

Marketing Manager

CPD Lead

Senior Assistant Head Teacher Miss Jane Gaskell

Pupil Progress Leader - Pupil Premium / Intervention Lead

Curriculum Leader

Teaching and Learning Leader

Behaviour Lead

Deputy Safeguarding Lead - Bullying / E Safety Lead

Trainee Teacher Professional Mentor

Assistant Head Teacher (0.7(FFT) Mrs Samantha Fraser

EYFS Strategic Leader

Deputy Delegated Safeguarding Lead- Whole School

EYFS Data and Progress leader

EYFS Behaviour Lead 

Teaching and Learning Leader

Assistant Head Teacher (0.7FTT) Mrs Louise Willis

Strategic Inclusion Leader (EAL / SEN / LAC / G & T)

Early Help Champion

Deputy Delegated Safeguarding Lead- Inclusion and Medical

Our Safeguarding and Community Cohesion Team


Safeguarding Team  

Mrs Joanne Knowles

Designated Safeguarding Leader, Radicalisation and Extremism Lead

Safeguarding Team

Miss Jane Gaskell

Deputy Safeguarding Lead Parental Engagement Champion

Safeguarding Team

Mrs Samantha Fraser/Louise Willis

Delegated Safeguarding Leader

Safeguarding Team

Mrs Sam Mason

Early Help and Multi Agency Champion

Safeguard Support to Head/SLT

Nurture and Positive Play

Pupil Voice Champion, Nurture Lead and Schools CAHMS Counsellor

Safeguarding Team

In the absence of the Head Teacher /DHT – The Assistant Head teachers have Deputy delegated responsibility for Safeguarding.

Our Teachers


EYFS Teacher

Miss Hollie Davies

Early Years Leader

EYFS Teacher

Miss Lucy Newbon

Early Years Teacher /Trainee

EYFS Teacher

Mrs Sam Fraser

Early Years  Leader. Asst Head.

Key Stage 1 Teacher

Mrs Tara Bickerton

Year 1 Teacher (Dragonflies)

Key Stage 1 Teacher

MIss Amy Curtis

Year 1/2  Teacher (Kingfishers) NQT

Key Stage 1 Teacher

Mrs Ros Edwards

Year 2 Teacher (Otters) SMSC & RE lead. KS1 Phase Leader

Key Stage 2 Teacher

Miss Holly French 

Year 2 Teacher (Swans)

Key Stage 2 Teacher

Miss Danielle Joinson

Year 3 (Turtles) NQT

Key Stage 2 Teacher

Miss Caroline Cooke

Year 3/4 (Octopus) NQT

Key Stage 2 Teacher Miss Jane Gaskell Year 4 (Jellyfish)

Key Stage 2 Teacher

Mrs Louise Willis

Year 5 Teacher (Dolphins)  Asst Head Inclusion

Key Stage 2 Teacher Miss Hollie Williams  Year 5 (Whales) NQT

Key Stage 2 Teacher

Miss Abi Davies-Moore

Year 6 Teacher ( Sharks) RQT

Key Stage 2 Teacher Mr Bates  Year 6 Teacher (Stingrays) 

Music Teacher

Mrs Angela Barker

Specialist Music Teacher


Our Non Teaching Staff 


Learning Support Staff

Mrs Kelly Gardiner

EYFS – Reception Class

Learning Support Staff

Miss Samantha James

EYFS – Reception Class

Learning Support Staff

Mrs Helen Foster

EYFS – Reception Class

Learning Support Staff

Miss Evelyn Goodwin

EYFS – Nursery  Class

Learning Support Staff Mrs Nicola Cartwright EYFS - Nursery Class

Learning Support Staff

Mrs Kerry Tagg

Y1 Dragonflies

Learning Support Staff

Mrs Vicky Dove

Y1 Kingfishers 

Learning Support Staff

Miss Jane Barker

Y2 Otters / SEN & EAL Assistant

Learning Support Staff

Miss Kimberley Marsh

Y3 Turtles

Learning Support Staff Miss Alice Bailey Y4 Jellyfish

Learning Support Staff

Miss Stephanie Boone

Y5 Dolphins
Learning Support Staff Mrs Anna Bates  Y5 whales
Learning Support Staff Mrs Lynne Lawton Y6 Stingrays 

Learning Support Staff

Miss Melissa Vaughan

Y6 Sharks
Learning Support Staff   1:1 support (Y6)
Learning Support Staff Mrs Nicola Burns 1:1 support (Y3)

Learning Support Staff

Mrs Jill Acar

 Y4 CSA/Reading Assistant

Reading PP Assistant

Mrs Michelle Webb

 Reading Assistant


Our Office Staff


Extended Services


Mrs Sally Vaughan 

 Medical.  Attendance.   Extended Provision. Health & Safety Leader. 

Finance Assistant Mrs Hayley Prime Reception & Finance.


Miss Marcela Soldonova

Environment and display 


Our Premises Staff


Premises Leader Mrs Sally Vaughan  

Premises Assistant

Mr Stephen Whitehurst



Mrs Nicola Craggs

Janitor, Holiday Cover