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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 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%
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Attendance Ration 57%
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Attendance Ratio 85%
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.