Mrs Alice Tubbs


Hannah Mace

Mrs Hannah Mace

Infant Site Lead and Acorn (Year R) Class Teacher

As infant site leader, it is a privilege to see the start and growth of children’s learning journey through their early primary years and I am particularly passionate about play and exploration. I have a special interest in the creative arts and through my role as art, design and technology subject lead, love to see this developed in the curriculum across the school.

Mrs Vanessa Sherwood

Acorn (Year R) Class Teacher

Richard Thackray

Mr Richard Thackray

Willow (Year 1) Class Teacher

As a mature entrant to teaching, I have been fortunate to work in schools in London and Hereford, which have exposed me to a wonderfully diverse range of children and learning needs. I hugely enjoying the nurturing ethos of Western Downland.
I’m fired up by seeing learning happen the moment a child engages with an idea and makes sense of what they are working with. Purposeful classroom talk is I believe so important to my practice because every day it is so evident that through dialogue, we make sense of our new learning.
Sam Kirkcaldy

Mrs Samantha Kirkcaldy

Maple Class Teacher (Year 2)

I am passionate about fostering children’s enthusiasm for learning. Watching my own children develop and learn has driven me to want to become a teacher. Next to being a mum, my most favourite thing is being a teacher.
Emily Savage

Miss Emily Savage

Birch (year 3) Class teacher

I value spending time getting to know children and seeing the progress they make in the short time I have with them. I have always loved to learn and after my history degree, I was inspired to become a teacher and to create that enthusiasm for life long learning.
James Gilbert

Mr James Gilbert

Rowan (year 4) Class teacher

As the year 4 teacher I enjoy supporting the children’s social and emotional development as they mature and transition to the upper primary years. I also have the privilege of leading computing and am working hard to ensure we are able to prepare children for a world where technology has become an important tool.

Mrs Fiona Collier

English Subject Lead and Beech (Year 5) Class Teacher

Teaching is a lifelong passion for me and the excitement of starting each year with a new class has never left me. I enjoy teaching all subjects but my love of reading threads through all my teaching. It is the one thing that I would love all my pupils to have a passion for too!
Jackie Miller

Mrs Jackie Miller

Mathematics Subject Lead and Oak (Year 6) Class Teacher

My love for mathematics has never left me over the 25 years of teaching in many different schools. I enjoy the challenges being a Maths Lead brings and the chances I have to support children, staff and parents in the growth of their mathematical understanding. I enjoy teaching year 6, especially helping them develop the tools they need to be successful in the next part of their learning journey.
Clare Worsfold

Mrs Claire Worsfold

SENDCo & Music Teacher

I started my career in Salisbury, before moving to Surrey to lead music in a large primary school. Following my move back to the South Coast with my husband, I joined Western Downland to work part time after having my sons. I enjoy working with the children, getting them ready for their transition to Rockbourne. I encourage them to become independent in their learning and like watching their confidence grow.
Christian Church School

Mrs Soizic Donald

French teacher

My aim is to show the children that language learning not only can be fun but it also increases critical thinking skills, creativity and flexibility of mind. I like to encourage a positive attitude to learning a foreign language and prepare the children to approach their secondary school language lessons with enthusiasm.
Jennifer Trewin

Jenny Trewin

Forest School Assistant

Camilla Prosser

Miss Camilla Prosser

Little Foresters Nursery Class Lead

I am passionate about early years education and I am delighted to now be spending my days with Little Foresters. Each day we play and learn together. Before they graduate to big school, I will share with the children my passion for outdoors, creative arts and investigative learning. I will help each child discover their unique strengths and pursue their interests. My wish is to enable each child to be independent, confident and compassionate as they prepare to move on to Acorn class.
Lisa Emmony

Lisa Emmony

Emotional Literacy Support Worker

Lucy Nicholls

Lucy Nicholls

Learning Support Assistant

My daughters came to this school in 2004 & 2005 and I was involved from the start, as a parent helper and an active member of the Friends until I began working as an LSA at the Junior site in 2010. I have had over 20 years’ experience teaching infant and junior children in schools in this country and abroad. I work in Year 6 to support the children and class teacher. I have a particular interest in encouraging children to enjoy and become more confident and independent in maths.
Rebecca Rudgyard

Rebecca Rudgyard

Learning Support Assistant

Denise Bostock

Denise Bostock

Learning Support Assistant


Lorraine Easterbrook

Learning Support Assistant

Rachel Burgess

Learning Support Assistant

Kathy-Anne Vicent

Kathy-Anne Vicent

Early Years Learning Support Assistant

Charlotte jewell

Charlotte jewell

Nursery Assistant

Louise Lambert

Louise Lambert

Senior Admin & Finance Officer

Wendy Bullen

Wendy Bullen

Admin Assistant

Kevin Perry

Site Assistant

Sara Hartley-Nadhar

Forest School Assistant

Libby Thorne

Learning Support Assistant