Holywell Primary and Nursery School

Teaching Staff

Mr C Hamilton
Head Teacher and Designated Safeguarding Leader

I have been working within primary schools for the past seventeen years, teaching within Years 4, 5 and 6 at St James’ Primary, Stourbridge, as deputy head at Hartlebury Primary and most recently as head teacher at Clent Parochial Primary.  I am very excited to be starting at Holywell and developing the school’s strengths even further.  Prior to becoming a teacher, I trained to be an archaeologist – history is obviously one of my favourite subjects!

Miss A Jones
Deputy Head Teacher, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leader and Writing Lead

Miss Jones is the Deputy Head Teacher with 21 years teaching experience in a variety of schools in Birmingham, Worcestershire, Sandwell and Dudley.
She is a mom of two; one of each!  Her daughter is at Waseley and her son comes here to Holywell.  Miss Jones, therefore, is a staff member and a parent of our school.

Deputy Head Teacher Governor and Designated Safeguarding Leader

Attendance Ratio 100%

Miss R Evans
School SENDCo

Hi, I’m Becky Evans. I joined Holywell in September 2013 as the school SENDCo. Previously I taught at a local school for 13 years where I taught Year 1 and Reception. Since moving to Holywell, I have taught both year groups again and have worked with a fantastic team of people.  I have a son who attends a special school with quite profound needs and so I am quite passionate about special educational needs and disabilities. I am responsible for all children with SEND from Nursery to Year 6.

Miss S Argile
Class Teacher and History Leader

Hi, I am currently working within Year 4 at Holywell, after starting here in September 2016. I have experience in year 1, 3, and 6. I am History lead at the moment, though I wouldn’t put me to the test about dates!

Mrs K Barnard
Class Teacher and Design Technology Coordinator

Hello, I’m Katherine Barnard and have taught at Holywell since 2000.  I previously taught in Kidderminster and Reading.  I work in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1.

Mrs S Boswell
Class Teacher

Hello, I am Sharon Boswell.  I joined Holywell in December 2014 and currently teach Year 5. I have taught in Nottinghamshire and in the West Midlands, in both state schools and independent schools.  I have experience teaching all age groups and the majority of my teaching career has been in upper KS2.

Miss J Davies
Class Teacher, Science Coordinator, Ogden Lead and KS2 Leader

Hi, I’m Janet Davies and have taught at Holywell for over 12 years.  I have worked in all year groups across key stage 2, and currently work in year 5.  I enjoy my role as Subject Leader for Science and working with the Ogden Trust.  I am looking forward to hosting more Space Camps this year, running the Phiz Lab and organising expert led Family Learning Nights.

Mr J Evans
Class Teacher, Key Stage 1 Leader, Maths Coordinator, Assessment Lead and Co-Opted Governor

Hi, I’m Jonathan Evans.  I am currently teaching in Year 2.  Across the school I am responsible for Maths and Assessment, as well as being Key Stage 1 Leader.   I am also a Co-opted Governor.

Co-Opted Governor

Attendance Ration 57%

Miss R Gwilliam
Class Teacher

Hi there.  I am Rachel Gwilliam and I teach Year 3.  I joined Holywell in November 2016.  Before then, I taught Year 1 at a school in Gloucester and completed my Teacher Training in Cheltenham.  A few years ago, I spent the summer teaching at a school in Barcelona, Spain.  I love dancing and performing arts.

Mr M Harrigan
Class Teacher and Pastoral Lead

Hi. My name is Mike. I have been teaching at Holywell since 2006. Prior to this I was an Orthopedic Technician making and applying splints, braces and shoe adaptions for joint injuries.  I am a father of two and happily married to my wife, Lisa. I enjoy golf, football (UP THE BLUES) and writing. I love to travel and share my experiences of the wider world with our pupils.

Mrs J McLeod
Class Teacher and Art Coordinator

Hi!  My name is Joanna McLeod.  I’ve worked at Holywell for 13 years now, across the Key Stages.  Currently, I work in both Key Stage 1 and 2, teaching two days a week, covering PPA and Management time.  I have two young children, a girl and a boy, who I love spending time with.

Mrs C O’Connor
Class Teacher and RE Coordinator

Originally from Hampshire, I trained to become a teacher in Northampton, before moving to Worcester. I have been teaching, mostly as a reception teacher, for 14 years. I currently work 3 days a week as I have a young son, who I love spending time with.

Miss H Roberts
Class Teacher and PSHE Coordinator

Hello, I’m Helen Roberts. I joined Holywell in 2011 after working as a Teacher Adviser for Worcestershire County Council.  I currently teach Year 1 and am a member of the Senior Leadership Team. I am the Subject Leader for PSHE Education and Citizenship and also the Link Teacher for the School Council. I mentor trainee teachers who are on placement at Holywell and organise work experience for those wishing to pursue a career in education.

Mrs D Savage
Class Teacher, PE Co-ordinator, EVC, Health & Safety Officer, ICT Technical Support and Staff Governor

Hi, I’m Donna Savage. I’ve worked at Holywell (and previously Callowbrook First School) for over 20 years and I love teaching! As well as being a class teacher I’m the teacher governor, Health & Safety Officer, Educational Visits Coordinator,  ICT technical support and newly appointed PE Coordinator. I live locally in Rubery with my husband, and I have two grown-up children.

Staff Governor

Attendance Ratio 85%

Miss P Sibbald
Class Teacher, Forest School Leader and Geography Coordinator

Hello, I’m Pippa Sibbald.  I joined Holywell in 2011 after working in an independent Pre-School in Birmingham.  I originally taught Computing, Maths and Sport in Secondary and Further Education in the 1980s, before pursuing a career in IT with Price Waterhouse Coopers and then HSBC.  Following the long-awaited arrival of my daughter in 2004, I retrained to teach in the Early Years.  I currently work in Reception, am the school’s Forest School Leader and Geography Subject Leader.  I’m also one of the school’s first-aiders.

Mrs J Thompson
Class Teacher

Hi.  My name is Jess Thompson and I am currently working in Year 2 at Holywell, after starting here in September 2016.  I trained for 3 years at Birmingham City University and experienced teaching in Reception through to Year 4.  I love art and all things creative, with a passion for drawing and painting.  I am happily married to my husband Luke and live in the Bromsgrove area.

Mrs L Thompson
Class Teacher, ECO and Modern Foreign Languages Lead

Hello there! My name is Louise Thompson and I have had a varied teaching career spanning almost thirty years! This is my second tenure at Holywell and I am thrilled to be back, having taught all over Worcestershire and Warwickshire during my working life. I live in Bromsgrove and am mother to Megan, aged 11.

Mrs N Watkins
Class Teacher, Foundation Stage Leader, Early Years Safeguarding Leader and Head of First Aid

Hi my name is Naomi Watkins and I currently teach in both Nursery and Reception. I am also the leader of Nursery and Reception and the Early Years Safeguarding Leader.  I have a passion for sport, I am a keen dancer and run my own dance school. One of the highlights of teaching at Holywell is being one of the Forest School Leaders at our school and I take Nursery, Reception, KS1 and KS2 children there.  I love travelling and during my travels I was fortunate to teach in Kenya in a primary school.

Mrs J Watt
Class Teacher, English and Phonics Lead

Hi, I’m Jayne Watt. I joined Holywell in September 2013, after teaching locally and in other parts of the UK.

I am currently teaching in year 4 and have taken on responsibility for reading and phonics this year.  I am keen to encourage reading for pleasure as much as possible as I believe reading is the key to long time learning.

Mrs A Webb
Class Teacher and ICT coordinator

Hi, I’m Ann-Marie Webb.  I have been teaching at Holywell since 2002 and have previously taught in year groups across key stage 2.  I returned from maternity leave last year and currently work part-time in year 1.  I am also subject leader for ICT.

Mrs L Whitehead
Class Teacher and Assistant Science Co-ordinator

Hello.  I am Laura Whitehead.  I joined Holywell in 2014 and am currently a year 1 teacher.  I teach two days a week and job share with Mrs Webb.  I also assist Miss Davies with Science.  I previously worked in a Worcester school and have taught across Key Stages 1 and 2.  I enjoy spending time with my two children.

Mrs A Wootton
Class Teacher and Music Leader

Hi. My name is Anna Wootton and I teach part-time in the Nursery Class.  I have been teaching since 1991 and have worked mostly within the inner city areas of Birmingham.  I also have two children; my daughter is at Waseley and my son is in Year 5 here at Holywell.

Business and Admin

Mrs A Barratt
School Administrator and Clerk to Governors
Mr M Dodds
Caretaker
Mrs A Farmer
School Business Manager
Mrs G Moore
School Administrator
Mrs L Ward
Pastoral Manager

Support Staff

Mrs L Banks
Teaching Assistant
Mrs L Crawford
Teaching Assistant and Head Cleaner
Mrs J Earles
KS1 Lead Teaching Assistant
Mrs E Forth
Lower KS2 Lead Teaching Assistant
Mrs S Goddard
Teaching Assistant
Miss E Graham
Teaching Assistant and Lunch-time Supervisor
Miss J Hale
Foundation Stage Lead Teaching Assistant
Mrs K Harford
Teaching Assistant
Mrs J Hellingsworth
Teaching Assistant
Miss R Hopkins
Teaching Assistant
Miss K Kelly
Teaching Assistant and Lunch-time Supervisor
Mrs D Lacy
Teaching Assistant
Mrs D Large
Teaching Assistant and Lunch-time Supervisor
Mrs E Linton
Teaching Assistant
Miss H Lippett
Teaching Assistant
Mrs J Lynch
Teaching Assistant
Mrs S McGarry
Teaching Assistant and Lunch-time Supervisor
Ms J Petherick
Teaching Assistant and Lunch-time Supervisor
Mrs J Sadler
Teaching Assistant
Mrs S Smyth
Teaching Assistant and Lunch-time Supervisor
Miss S Spears
Teaching Assistant
Mrs C Swalwell
Upper KS2 Lead Teaching Assistant
Mrs T Toogood
Teaching Assistant
Mrs K Wareham
Teaching Assistant and Lunch-time Supervisor
Mrs L Williams
Teaching Assistant
Mrs W Williamson
Teaching Assistant
Mrs E Wollacott
Teaching Assistant

Lunch-time Supervisors

Mrs L Evans
Lead Lunch-time Supervisor and Cleaner
Mrs L Beckford
Lunch-time Supervisor
Mrs L Bowcott
Lunch-time Supervisor
Mrs S Bousfield
Lunch-time Supervisor
Mrs D Dipple
Relief Lunch-time Supervisor
Mrs L Edwards
Lunch-time Supervisor
Miss E Graham
Teaching Assistant and Lunch-time Supervisor
Mrs H Guraslan
Lunch-time Supervisor
Miss K Kelly
Teaching Assistant and Lunch-time Supervisor
Mrs A Lancaster
Lunch-time Supervisor
Mrs D Large
Teaching Assistant and Lunch-time Supervisor
Mrs K Lloyd
Cleaner and Lunch-time Supervisor
Mrs S McGarry
Teaching Assistant and Lunch-time Supervisor
Ms J Petherick
Teaching Assistant and Lunch-time Supervisor
Mrs P Read
Relief Lunch-time Supervisor
Mrs S Smyth
Teaching Assistant and Lunch-time Supervisor
Mrs D Wallace-Vigers
Lunch-time Supervisor
Mrs K Wareham
Teaching Assistant and Lunch-time Supervisor

Cleaning Staff

Mrs L Evans
Lead Lunch-time Supervisor and Cleaner
Mrs J Clark
Cleaner
Mrs L Crawford
Teaching Assistant and Head Cleaner
Mrs K Lloyd
Cleaner and Lunch-time Supervisor
Mrs S Powell
Cleaner