Members of Staff

Mrs Kate Turner Headteacher
Mrs Nicki Payne Senior Teacher/Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator/Class Teacher (job share) – YR Dolphins
Mrs Jeni Smithies School Business Manager
Mrs Susie Page Class Teacher (job share) – YR Dolphins
Mrs Sarah Callaghan Class Teacher (job share) – Y1 Penguins
Miss Charlotte Skinner Class Teacher (job share) – Y1 Penguins
Miss Penny Mainwaring Class Teacher – Y2 Puffins
Mrs Nanette Breslaw Higher Level Teaching Assistant/Trainee Teacher
Miss Karen England Teaching Assistant – YR Dolphins
Miss Rebecca Denyer Teaching Assistant – Y1 Penguins
Mrs Angela Barrows Teaching Assistant (job share) – Y2 Puffins
Mrs Monique Nanson Teaching Assistant (job share) – Y2 Puffins/Intervention Groups
Mrs Sarah Dutton Home School Link Worker/DSL Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Susannah Fornasiero Administration Assistant
Mrs Becky Latham Administration Assistant
Mrs Val Warren Senior Lunchtime Supervisor
Mrs Natasha Powlesland Senior Lunchtime Supervisor
Mrs Lesley White Lunchtime Supervisor
Mr Robert Phipps ICT Technician
Mrs Sue Warren Catering Manager


Witley is supported by a full and active Governing body who meet regularly throughout the academic year. Our Governors are representatives from our local community, parents and school staff. They bring a range of interests, knowledge and skills to the role, and all have the common desire to help the school and its children succeed.

Our Governing body is made up of 13 governors, which include the headteacher, parent governors, staff governor, foundation governors and a local authority governor. Governors meet each term and more regularly in committees; we have 2 committees ‘Children and Learning’ and ‘Resources’. The parent governors are elected by parents, the staff governors are elected by the teachers and support staff, and the foundation governors are appointed by the Diocese.

The role of the Governing body is extremely important in ensuring school improvement and effectiveness. Governors help to provide the strategic direction of the school, working on the School Development Plan, ensuring accountability and effective use of budget. They play a vital role as a critical friend, supporting school leaders to ensure the best possible education for the children in our school.

Governor Posts number 13: 1 Headteacher (Ex-officio), 1 Staff, 1 Local Authority, 3 Parents, 3 Foundation (1 PCC, 1 Diocese, 1 Ex-officio), 4 Co-opted,

1 Associate Member

C&L = Children & Learning Committee, NA = Not applicable