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We ended the Autumn Term with 97.1% attendance



EYFS Staffing Structure 2019-2020 and linking staff

At Waterside Primary School, we have a mixture of qualified and experienced primary teachers, early years practitioners, TA’s and classroom assistants working in the Nursery and reception classes, on a full time basis. The Strategic Leader for the EYFS, ensures daily with her supporting team of highly trained professionals, that focus is placed on developing the "whole" child; enhancing intellectual potential, improving fine and gross motor skills, encouraging empathy and respect, growing curiosity and investigative skills and encouraging a positive attitude to learning. Alongside this, all staff place emphasis on developing academic achievement, delivered through well planned daily phonic and mathematical inputs and activities.


Having experienced and fully qualified teachers and practitioners within the setting, brings insight and understanding to the delivery of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. We ensure that the knowledge and skills which will best aid children's transition into school are planned for, nurtured and developed. Our teacher's proficiency in observing and assessing children's development enables us to accurately plan the next steps to progress and supports each child's needs. At Waterside Primary School, we promote a combination of child initiated and adult led activities to support all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage.


All staff play a vital role in supporting, developing and caring for the children on a daily basis. They are involved in planning, record keeping and assessment, which ensures the Nursery Team have a shared and detailed understanding of each child's progress, achievements and goals. Each member of the Nursery staff is DSB checked and most staff within the Early Years setting, have current and update pediatric first aid, with a few staff due out to renew their qualification, in the coming half term.



(Duckling Class)

Teacher: Mrs S Fraser (Strategic EYFS Leader/Assistant Headteacher/ Early Years Inclusion Leader/SLE))

Senior Early Years Practitioner: Ms E Goodwin

Early Years Practitioner: Mrs N Cartwright



(Yellow Duck Class)

Teacher: Miss H Davies (Early Years Lead Teacher)

Early Years Practitioner: Mrs K Gardiner

Teaching Assistant: Mrs H Foster


(Brown Duck Class)

Teacher: Miss L Newbon

Teaching Assistant: Miss S James


Link Staff to our Early Years

Headteacher: Mrs J Knowles

Deputy Headteacher and EYFS Link Governor: Miss J Gaskell

Assistant Headteacher and SENCO: Mrs L Willis

Lead Learning Mentor/ Early Help Champion/ Nuture and Delegated Safeguard: Mrs S Mason

Attendance Officer: Mrs S Vaughan 

Chair of Governors: Mrs S Watson


All staff within the Early Years are First Aid Trained.