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Meet the Staff

The Waterside Primary School Staffing Structure 2020-21

Last Updated: 2nd November 2020

Executive Head Teacher Mrs Joanne Knowles

Attainment and Pupil Progress

Performance Management Lead

Leadership Development Lead

Innovation and Strategic Director

Teaching and Learning Leader

Safeguarding supervision lead

Head of School Miss Jane Gaskell

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Pupil Progress Leader - Pupil Premium / Intervention Lead

Curriculum Leader

Teaching and Learning Leader

Behaviour Lead

Interim Health and Safety Lead (Cover)

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

Looked After Child Lead (LAC)

Our Safeguarding and Community Cohesion Team


Safeguarding Team  

Mrs Joanne Knowles

(Executive Headteacher)

Supervision lead

Safeguarding Team

Miss Jane Gaskell

(Head of School)

Designated Safeguarding Lead Parental Engagement Champion

Safeguarding Team

Mrs Louise Willis

(Assistant Head Teacher)

Deputy Designated Safeguarding

Delegated Safeguarding Leader for Looked After Children

Safeguarding Team

Mrs Sam Mason

(Lead Learning Mentor)

Early Help and Multi Agency Champion

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Nurture and Positive Play

Pupil Voice Champion, Nurture Lead and Schools CAHMS Counsellor

Safeguarding Team

In the absence of the Head of School – The Assistant Head teacher/ Lead Learning Mentor has Deputy delegated responsibility for Safeguarding.

Our Teachers


EYFS Teacher

Miss Hollie Davies

Early Years Leader

EYFS Teacher

Miss Hollie Mayer

Early Years Teacher /NQT

EYFS Teacher

Miss Abi Finn  Nursery teacher in charge 

Key Stage 1 Teacher

Lower Phase Leader

Mrs Tara Bickerton

Year 1 Teacher - Dragonflies 

Key Stage 1 Teacher

MIss Amy Curtis

Year 1  Teacher - Kingfishers (RQT)

Key Stage 1 Teacher Miss Nicole Smith  Year 2 Teacher - Otters
Key Stage 1 Teacher Mrs Alice Twigg Year 2 Teacher - Beavers
Key Stage 1 Teacher Mr Tom Brookes  Year 2 Teacher 

Lower Key Stage 2 Teacher

Mrs Ros Edwards

Year 3 Teacher - Seahorses

Lower Key Stage 2 Teacher

Miss Holly French 

Year 3 Teacher - Turtles

Upper Key Stage 2 Teacher

Miss Caroline Cooke

Year 4 Teacher - Octopus (RQT)

Upper Key Stage 2 Teacher

Assistant Headteacher

Mrs Louise Willis Year 4 Teacher - Jellyfish

Upper Key Stage 2 Teacher

Miss Hollie Williams  Year 5 Teacher - Whales

Upper Key Stage 2 Teacher

STEM Leader

Mr Graham Bates  Year 5 Teacher - Dolphins
Upper key Stage 2 Teacher Miss Danielle Joinson  Year 6 Teacher - Stingrays (RQT)

Upper Key Stage 2 Teacher

Upper Phase Leader

Miss Abigail Davies-Moore Year 6 Teacher - Sharks


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

Miss Steph Boone

EYFS – Reception Class

Learning Support Staff

Miss Evelyn Goodwin

EYFS – Nursery  Class

Learning Support Staff

Mrs Kerry Tagg

EYFS – Nursery  Class

Learning Support Staff Miss Beth Thorley 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 Y2 Beavers 

Learning Support Staff

Miss Jade Cawley

Y3 Turtles

Learning Support Staff Mrs Jill Acar Y3 Seahorses
Learning Support Staff Mr David Johnson Y4 Jellyfish
Learning Support Staff Mrs Anna Bates Y4 Octopus

Learning Support Staff

Miss Danielle Wetton

Y5 Dolphins
Learning Support Staff Mr Joshua Grocott Y5 Whales
Learning Support Staff Mrs Lynne Lawton Y6 Stingrays 

Learning Support Staff

Miss Melissa Vaughan

Y6 Sharks
Learning Support Staff Mrs Nicola Burns 1:1 support (Y4)

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