Leadership Team

Mrs Burton : Headteacher

Mrs Burton

Headteacher

Designated Safeguarding Lead

My degree is in Art and History and I have been teaching for over twenty years. I specialised in Special Education Needs and have a Masters in working with any age group with specific learning difficulties and have qualifications for both Dyslexia and Dyscalculia teaching support. I am married with three children and a very mad dog who keeps me very busy.

Mrs Heffernan : Deputy Head

Mrs Heffernan

Deputy Head

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

I began teaching in 2003 and have enjoyed lots of different challenges throughout my time at Webheath. I enjoy teaching all subjects but English and P.E. are my specialisms. I love working at Webheath and supporting all children to be the very best that they can be, regardless of their starting point. Outside of school, I enjoy playing netball and going for a run, although I think my marathon days are behind me!

Miss Clifton : Assistant Head

Miss Clifton

Assistant Head

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

My passion for education has taken me around the world, teaching in South Africa and India. Now 8 years into my career, I love how teaching allows me to contribute towards each child's journey. Outside of school, I am usually found training in the gym, walking my dog or travelling.

Mr M Mellor : Phase Leader for Years 5&6 (Y6 teacher)

Mr M Mellor

Phase Leader for Years 5&6 (Y6 teacher)

Miss Pettit : EYFS Phase Leader / Reception Teacher

Miss Pettit

EYFS Phase Leader / Reception Teacher

I have been at Webheath for three years, but have been teaching for many more years than I can remember, in both small and large settings. I really enjoy learning in the outdoors and going down to the forest. I enjoy inspiring children to read following my own love of reading. I love animals and can often be found visiting animals at the weekend. My favourite animal is a penguin. Reception is such a great year, and I look forward to meeting each new cohort and learning in fun and exciting ways.

Mrs Woodward : Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator

Mrs Woodward

Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

I am the SENCo in school, and enjoy working with children in all of the different year groups. I especially enjoy teaching PE, because I like to be active and before and after school you can often see me running around the parks in Redditch. I am also enjoying teaching the children in Year 1- learning, creating and growing together with them.

Mrs Biddle : Phase Leader Years 1 & 2 / Year 2 Teacher

Mrs Biddle

Phase Leader Years 1 & 2 / Year 2 Teacher

I've been teaching at Webheath for many years across Key Stage 1 and 2; and I absolutely love it! Apart from seeing lots of smiley faces everyday, my favourite thing is watching the children have those 'light bulb' moments when they realise they can do it and they build their self belief. Outside of school, I enjoy time with my family and taking my dog, called Rosie, on long walks over the fields.

Mrs Phoenix : School Business Manager

Mrs Phoenix

School Business Manager

Miss F Tyler : Phase Leader for Years 3&4 (Y4 teacher)

Miss F Tyler

Phase Leader for Years 3&4 (Y4 teacher)

Within my teaching career I have taught across both Key Stage 1 and 2, and have now arrived at Webheath, keen to teach in Year 4. From the age of eight, I knew I was destined to become a teacher; passionate in making every child’s school journey a happy and successful experience. I enjoy teaching the whole curriculum, but particularly, I love to read, put my maths skills into practice and be creative within art. Outside of school, I continue to show my creativity by baking and decorating cakes.

Teaching Staff

Mr M Mellor : Phase Leader for Years 5&6 (Y6 teacher)

Mr M Mellor

Phase Leader for Years 5&6 (Y6 teacher)

Mrs Holman : Reception Teacher - RHH

Mrs Holman

Reception Teacher - RHH

I am one of the Reception teachers at Webheath. I am very passionate about early education. It is uplifting to be part of a curriculum which is inspired by capturing the children’s interests and promoting a love of learning. I believe in Reception we are the foundation to engaging your children into enjoying and taking control of their learning. Whilst at school I enjoy getting creative in the art area and spending time in the mud kitchen trying out new recipes served by the children. I want your children’s Reception year at Webheath to be happy and full of wonderful memories of make new friends, getting creative, being curious, enjoying lots of stories, learning new skills, solving problems and so much more. It is a privilege to watch the children at Webheath achieve in so many areas of their learning. I am very fortunate to work with a team of staff that will go over and beyond to provide the children with the best education.

Miss Palmer : Reception Teacher - RHH

Miss Palmer

Reception Teacher - RHH

My name is Miss Palmer and I am the RHH Reception teacher.

I love being outdoors in nature, being creative and spending time with my friends and family. 

Miss Pettit : Reception Teacher - RZP

Miss Pettit

Reception Teacher - RZP

I have been at Webheath for three years, but have been teaching for many more years than I can remember, in both small and large settings. I really enjoy learning in the outdoors and going down to the forest. I enjoy inspiring children to read following my own love of reading. I love animals and can often be found visiting animals at the weekend. My favourite animal is a penguin. Reception is such a great year, and I look forward to meeting each new cohort and learning in fun and exciting ways.

Miss Moseley : Year 1 Teacher - 1EM

Miss Moseley

Year 1 Teacher - 1EM

I am a year 1 teacher at Webheath and began teaching here in April 2023. I have been a teacher for 6 years and have worked with children in all year groups across the primary setting. I am passionate about music and currently lead music here at Webheath. Outside of school, I am a musician and play flute, saxophone, piano and love to sing too. I have been a part of many different choirs, orchestras and bands throughout my life and love passing on my knowledge to the children I teach.

Miss Evans : Year 1 Teacher - 1KE/MH

Miss Evans

Year 1 Teacher - 1KE/MH

Miss Hopkins : Year 1 Teacher - 1KE/MH

Miss Hopkins

Year 1 Teacher - 1KE/MH

Mrs Rhodes : Year 2 Teacher - 2JR/CR

Mrs Rhodes

Year 2 Teacher - 2JR/CR

I have been teaching at Webheath Primary School since January 2008.
I am currently a teacher in Year 3 and the PSHE lead.
I love teaching as every day is different! I love to create enjoyable and fun learning experiences within the classroom that creates happy memories for the children I teach that will hopefully last a lifetime.
Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I am a doting grandmother to 3 beautiful granddaughters who I love playing and having fun with. I have a white Boxer dog called Ghost who loves to go on long walks and roll in muddy puddles!
Miss Robinson : Year 2 Teacher - 2JR/CR

Miss Robinson

Year 2 Teacher - 2JR/CR

I've been teaching here at Webheath for 8 years now. I've taught across Key Stage 1 and 2. I love teaching all subjects, especially when children can be creative! Outside of school, I am now a mum and enjoy looking after all of my animals! There is a long list, horses ,pigs, chickens, dogs and cows so you will usually always find me in wellies and mud!

Mrs Biddle : Year 2 Teacher - 2CB

Mrs Biddle

Year 2 Teacher - 2CB

I've been teaching at Webheath for many years across Key Stage 1 and 2; and I absolutely love it! Apart from seeing lots of smiley faces everyday, my favourite thing is watching the children have those 'light bulb' moments when they realise they can do it and they build their self belief. Outside of school, I enjoy time with my family and taking my dog, called Rosie, on long walks over the fields.

Miss Green : Year 3 Teacher - 3KG

Miss Green

Year 3 Teacher - 3KG

I have been a teacher for eight years and love to have a sing and a dance in the classroom to make our learning as fun as possible. My favourite lessons are Art, Maths and Geography. In my free time, I enjoy going for walks and spending time with my family.

Miss K Harris : Year 3 Teacher - 3KH

Miss K Harris

Year 3 Teacher - 3KH

I am a year 3 teacher at Webheath. My favourite subjects are PE, Science and Maths. I enjoy making lessons as active and practical as possible. My favourite part about teaching is helping to build children’s confidence and academic ability through a positive mental attitude. Outside of school, you will usually find me spending time with family or doing something physically active such as running.

Miss F Tyler : Phase Leader for Years 3&4 (Y4 teacher)

Miss F Tyler

Phase Leader for Years 3&4 (Y4 teacher)

Within my teaching career I have taught across both Key Stage 1 and 2, and have now arrived at Webheath, keen to teach in Year 4. From the age of eight, I knew I was destined to become a teacher; passionate in making every child’s school journey a happy and successful experience. I enjoy teaching the whole curriculum, but particularly, I love to read, put my maths skills into practice and be creative within art. Outside of school, I continue to show my creativity by baking and decorating cakes.

Miss Child : Year 4 Teacher - 4LC

Miss Child

Year 4 Teacher - 4LC

I am lucky enough to be 9 years into my teaching career and my 6th year teaching Year 4. One of my favourite subjects to teach is History since I am fascinated by how people lived in the past. I also enjoy building children's confidence in Maths as I found it tricky at school myself! In my spare time, I am a keen cook and enjoy long walks with my cheeky, little dog Timmy.

Miss C Taylor : Year 5 Teacher - 5CT

Miss C Taylor

Year 5 Teacher - 5CT

I started teaching in 2019 and I have a true passion for my job, seeing children achieve in areas they find difficult and the confidence they feel when they finally say I can do it’ is one of the best parts of my job. I enjoy making the learning fun for children I teach. My favourite subject is Art as I love to get creative but I also enjoy English and being creative in my writing. Outside of work I like to keep fit and exercise by going to the gym or for a swim. I am a true animal lover and would love to be able to bring my pet rabbit, Bonnie into my classroom one day.

Miss S Steele : Year 5 Teacher - 5SS

Miss S Steele

Year 5 Teacher - 5SS

I am currently a teacher at Webheath Primary. My favourite thing about teaching is finding new ways to be creative in all lessons and my favourite lessons are art & PE! When I'm not at school I enjoy spending time with all of my animals - I have a lot of pets!

Mrs Mayne : Teacher, Management and PPA cover

Mrs Mayne

Teacher, Management and PPA cover

You will see me in lots of classes around the school, as I work with the children whilst their teachers are having PPA, management or curriculum time. Mainly based in Reception and Key Stage 1, I really enjoy helping the children develop into young readers, writers and mathematicians, while discovering their own unique personalities. When I am not at school I enjoy reading and visiting National Trust properties with my family.

Mrs King : Teacher, Management and PPA cover

Mrs King

Teacher, Management and PPA cover

I began my teaching career some 33 years ago in Wiltshire. I moved to Worcestershire after my husband's job move to Birmingham. I have taught across the Primary Age range and am currently supporting in a variety of Year groups to allow classteachers time for management, PPA and subject leadership. I love the enthusiasm of Primary age children and those 'light bulb' moments when they suddenly understand something they previously found tricky! It makes it so worthwhile. In my spare time I enjoy going to the theatre, knitting projects, pilates, yoga and taking Stanley, my springer spaniel on long walks.

Mrs Smart : Nursery Manager

Mrs Smart

Nursery Manager

I qualified as a NNEB Nursery Nurse in 1989 and have been working in Pre-schools and Nurseries ever since!

In more recent years I gained a BA Hons degree in Early Childhood and Early Years Teacher Status. I am passionate about Early Years and learning through play. I have been working at Webheath since 2011 and the nursery is my favourite place to be.

Every day is different and just when I think I've seen it all, the children teach me something new! I have two grown up children, who both came to Webheath, and in my spare time I enjoy researching local history and family trees.

Support Staff

Miss Riaz : Teaching Assistant - Reception

Miss Riaz

Teaching Assistant - Reception

Mrs Amos : Teaching Assistant/Cover Supervisor

Mrs Amos

Teaching Assistant/Cover Supervisor

Miss Bayliss : Teaching Assistant - Reception & Nursery

Miss Bayliss

Teaching Assistant - Reception & Nursery

Mrs Haywood : Teaching Assistant Reception

Mrs Haywood

Teaching Assistant Reception

I very much enjoy going on walks with my dogs and I absolutely love being creative.

Mrs Newburn : Teaching Assistant Reception

Mrs Newburn

Teaching Assistant Reception

Mrs Fitzsimons : Teaching Assistant

Mrs Fitzsimons

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Broome : Teaching Assistant Year 2

Mrs Broome

Teaching Assistant Year 2

I've worked as a Teaching Assistant for just over a year, having previously worked at a children's charity for 8 years. What I love about this role is that I feel a huge sense of achievement when helping to support each child on their learning journey and it brings me great joy seeing the difference that I can help to make to their progression and development. In my spare time I'm an avid reader (I love escaping in a good book) and enjoy arts and crafts.

Ms Bickford : Teaching Assistant Year 4

Ms Bickford

Teaching Assistant Year 4

Mrs L Daniell : Teaching Assistant Year 5

Mrs L Daniell

Teaching Assistant Year 5

Mrs Wolfe : Teaching Assistant Year 6

Mrs Wolfe

Teaching Assistant Year 6

Wrap Around Care Practitioner

Mrs Allen : Specialist Teaching Assistant / Year 3 (Maths Intervention)

Mrs Allen

Specialist Teaching Assistant / Year 3 (Maths Intervention)

I have been working at Webheath for the last 21 years, and during this time I have worked in most year groups. I find it very rewarding being able to help and support the children with their learning. Out of school I love spending  time with my family and friends.

Mrs Greaves : Specialist Teaching Assistant / Year 2 (Reading & Phonics Intervention)

Mrs Greaves

Specialist Teaching Assistant / Year 2 (Reading & Phonics Intervention)

I began working at Webheath in 2009 when my own children were still at the school. I find supporting the children with their learning very rewarding, and have spent time with most year groups over the years. On a personal note, you may see me out and about in the local area, either running, walking or cycling. I do enjoy the outdoors!

Mrs Battey : Specialist Teaching Assistant / Year 1

Mrs Battey

Specialist Teaching Assistant / Year 1

I have worked with children in Education for 20 years. Have been at Webheath for 10 of those. Enjoy spending time with my family and walking in the Lake District.

Mrs Dean : Specialist Teaching Assistant / Reception (Speech & Language Intervention)

Mrs Dean

Specialist Teaching Assistant / Reception (Speech & Language Intervention)

I joined the school in 2009. I work across the school as the Speech and Language intervention Teaching Assistant. Outside of school I enjoy going running.

Mrs Southall : HLTA

Mrs Southall

HLTA

My main role is to provide pastoral support across the school through social and emotional interventions. I am trained as an ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) and Family Support Worker. As an adopter of three children, I have a lot of experience and training in Attention Theory. I have worked in education for over 20 years, previously as a Lecturer in Higher Education and more recently in Primary Schools. I am also involved in music in the school, leading Singing Assemblies and co-leading the choir.

Mrs Davies : Teaching Assistant - Nursery Owlets

Mrs Davies

Teaching Assistant - Nursery Owlets

Mrs Corden : Teaching Assistant - Nursery Owlets

Mrs Corden

Teaching Assistant - Nursery Owlets

Mrs B Ogden : Teaching Assistant - Nursery Owlets

Mrs B Ogden

Teaching Assistant - Nursery Owlets

Mrs Reeves : Teaching Assistant Y1

Mrs Reeves

Teaching Assistant Y1

Admin Support Staff

Mrs Thornewell : Senior Administrator

Mrs Thornewell

Senior Administrator

I have worked at Webheath for 10 years, starting initially as a Teaching Assistant in Early Years and for the last 4 years as an administrator. My new role now covers finance administration, HR and PA to Mrs Burton.

Mrs Pitt : School Secretary

Mrs Pitt

School Secretary

Mrs L Biddle : Front Office

Mrs L Biddle

Front Office

I currently work part time in the School office, as historically my career has been administration and customer service based.  I've previously worked in a high school supporting social and emotional wellbeing in secondary aged students, which led to my degree in Counselling.  I now combine these two roles.  My hobbies have gone out of the window, to be replaced by 'football mum' and 'dance mum' duties, which I wouldn't change for the world!

Wrap Around Care Team

Mrs N Brooker : WAC Manager

Mrs N Brooker

WAC Manager

I have been working at Webheath Academy Primary School since September 2023 and am thoroughly enjoying seeing the children in a different environment to the classroom, having taught for over 25 years. Outside of school, my two teenage daughters keep me very busy, and we enjoy going on family walks in the countryside and playing board games together. I also enjoy cooking and all outdoor pursuits. In my spare time, I love to travel and am lucky enough to have visited many countries, mainly in Europe and Asia. I also like to go to the theatre (musicals are my favourite shows), the cinema and attend live music venues.

Mrs J Pinfold : WAC Deputy Manager

Mrs J Pinfold

WAC Deputy Manager

Having graduated with a degree in Primary Education, being Deputy Manager of WAC is a great start to my career. I have a passion for building positive relationships with children and hope to develop into a pastoral role. In my spare time I love to read.

Mrs Wolfe : Teaching Assistant Year 6

Mrs Wolfe

Teaching Assistant Year 6

Wrap Around Care Practitioner

Miss Haines : Wrap Around Care Practitioner

Miss Haines

Wrap Around Care Practitioner

Midday Supervisors

Mrs Bayliss : Midday Supervisor

Mrs Bayliss

Midday Supervisor

Miss Hancox : Lunchtime Supervisor

Miss Hancox

Lunchtime Supervisor

Miss New : Midday Supervisor

Miss New

Midday Supervisor

Premises

Mrs Gould : Cleaner in charge

Mrs Gould

Cleaner in charge

Mr McAnulty : Site Manager

Mr McAnulty

Site Manager