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Our staff

Colette Pierce: Head Teacher                              

John Peach: Deputy Head Teacher                              

Lesley Brelsford: Inclusion Co-ordinator                           

Jeanette Harding: School Business Manager                                   

Patrick Ferguson: Premises Manager                                

Habiba Akhtar: Admin team      

We pride ourselves that the staff team at Robert Owen are long standing and know the local community well.  Staff  are committed to their own professional development that fits with the changing needs of the centre, children and families.

I want to thank you all so much for your care and contribution of W's learning and development.  I am so happy she had this opportunity to be herself and flourish.  I can't thank you enough for jhelping her to become the W we all know and love!.  Now hse is ready for her next adventure' (Parent of July 2019)

Leadership team is friendly and approachable' (PS 2016)

What a great place. I think children are very lucky to attend Robert Owen.

'Reception perfection and everything works really well (ME PS 2016)

Members of the leadership team are qualified to Masters level.

There are three nursery classes of mixed aged children between 2 and 4+ years.   Each class team  include a qualified early years specialist teacher (with QTS), and support staff qualified to level 2, 3 and above.  

It is the policy of our nursery school to ensure there are always sufficient staff to give the children the care, attention and teaching and learning opportunities they need.

The staff members do not fall below the recommended staff:child ratio set by Ofsted which are

2 year olds                                        1 adult to 4 children

3 - 4 year olds   core day             1 qualified Teacher and 2 EY Practitioners

                                                            (1 adult to 10 children)

Extended day                                  Follows the ratios as above 


'I really enjoy working in a school that has such a passion for Early Years Education that value our relationships with families and, most importantly, where children are at the centre of all that  we do.’(Staff quote, Ofsted ns report, July 2013)

  'The office staff are fantastic at helping with any issues I have, very friendly too.  Tapestry is a great way for us to see how our son is getting on with lots of different activities. The app is a great new feature.' (LS PS2016)