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|Ruth Mercer||Head Teacher|
|Sarah Davies||Deputy Head Teacher|
|Lesley Brelsford||Inclusion Co-ordinator|
|Jeanette Harding||School Business Manager|
|Bob Woodward||Premises Manager|
|Beverley Woodward||Senior Administration Officer|
|April Gbasai||Administration Assistant|
|Patrick Ferguson||Premises Assistant|
|Laura Mitchell||Early Years Leader (Thurs)|
|Lucy Trathen||Early Years Leader (Mon & Tues)|
Please visit the classes tab to see the names of the staff in your child's class
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.
'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 wel'l (ME PS 2016)
'Always a welcome and a smile' (PS 2016)
The Head teacher, Deputy Head teacher and Inclusion Coordinator are qualified to Masters level.
There are eight nursery classes, four for 3-4 year olds and four for 2 year olds. The 3-4's class teams include a qualified early years specialist teacher (with qts), and support staff qualfied to level 3 or above. The 2's class teams include a graduate early years lead and four teams of support staff mainly qualified to level 3 and above.
It is the policy of our nursery school to ensure there are always sufficient staff to give the children the care and attention 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 EY Practitioner equivelant to 26 children
3 - 4 year olds extended day 1 adult to 8 children
The number of permanent staff is alway in excess of requirements, with the Head, Deputy and Inclusion manager availableto cover in the event of staff absence.
'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)