Holywell Primary and Nursery School

Teaching Staff

Mr C Hamilton
Headteacher 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 headteacher at Hartlebury Primary and most recently as headteacher at Clent Parochial Primary.  I am very excited to be headteacher at Holywell and together we are working hard to develop 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 Headteacher and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leader

Miss Jones is the Deputy Headteacher 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.

 

Miss V Tuck
Assistant Headteacher

Having joined Holywell in April 2018, I am responsible for teaching and learning across the school. Alongside this role, I also teach and lead my most favourite subject – maths! I love teaching and I feel very privileged to be part of the amazing Holywell community of school staff, governors, parents and children.

Miss R Evans
School SENDCo and EY Safeguarding Lead

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 work with a fantastic team of people.  I have a son who attends a special school with quite profound needs and so I am very passionate about special educational needs and disabilities. I am responsible for all children with SEND from Nursery to Year 6 and currently teach part-time in Reception.

Miss S Argile
Class Teacher and History Leader

Hi, I am currently working in Year 3 at Holywell, after starting here in September 2016. I have experience in year 1, 3, 4and 6. I am also History lead at the moment!

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 Nursery, Reception and Year 4.

Mrs S Boswell
Class Teacher and Writing Lead

Hello, I am Sharon Boswell.  I joined Holywell in December 2014 and currently teach Year 6. 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.

Mr J Evans
Class Teacher, Assessment Lead and Co-Opted Governor

Hi, I’m Jonathan Evans.  I am currently teaching in Year 5.  Across the school I am responsible for Assessment. I am also a Co-opted Governor.

 

Miss R Gwilliam
Class Teacher and Science Lead

Hi there.  I am Rachel Gwilliam and I teach Year 2.  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 14 years now, across the Key Stages.  Currently, I work in Year 3.  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, since 2001. 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 PE Coordinator. I live locally in Rubery with my husband, and I have two grown-up children.

Staff Governor

PE, Health & Safety and Premises link to monitor funding and management 2017/18

Attendance Ratio 100%

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 14.

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.  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 Mrs 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 Gwilliams 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 job share in the Nursery Class with Mrs Barnard; I love it!!!  I have been teaching since 1991 and have worked mostly within the inner city areas of Birmingham.  I have two children who both attended Holywell and are now at Waseley.

Business and Admin

Mrs A Barratt
School Administrator
Mrs A Farmer
School Business Manager
Mrs E Virk
School Receptionist & Clerk to Governors
Mrs L Ward
Pastoral Manager

Support Staff

Mrs L Crawford
Teaching Assistant and Head Cleaner
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 J Hellingsworth
Teaching Assistant
Miss R Jackson
Teaching Assistant
Miss K Kelly
Teaching Assistant and Lunch-time Supervisor
Mrs D Large
Teaching Assistant and Lunch-time Supervisor
Mrs E Linton
Teaching Assistant
Mrs J Lynch
Teaching Assistant
Mrs S McGarry
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 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 K Lloyd
Cleaner and Lunch-time Supervisor
Mrs S McGarry
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