Our Classes


At West Vale Academy the children are organised into individual class year groups to ensure The Early Years Foundation Stage and The National Curriculum is taught discretely.

EYFS & Key Stage One

  • Mrs Lawrence is the EYFS Lead
  • Miss Taylor is the teacher in Class 1
  • Miss Townend and Miss Ashton are the teachers in Class 2

Key Stage Two

  • Miss Firth is the teacher in Class 3
  • Miss Ingham is the teacher in Class 4
  • Mr Baker is the teacher in Class 5
  • Mr Middleton and Miss Zaheer are the teachers in Class 6

We employ specialists from Project Sport to teach PE lessons in school

School Teams

The children are placed into a team when they join school. The teams are:

Calder Stainland Saddleworth Rochdale

Every year the children vote to select Captains and Vice-Captains for their House Teams.

Our Staff


Consultant Principal: Mr R Pawson
Vice Principal: Mrs S Scott – Director of Personal Development, Behaviour & Inclusion
Assistant Principal: Mr J Middleton – Director of Teaching & Learning

Curriculum Responsibility

Mr Baker – English and Reading Lead
Miss Ingham – Maths
Mrs S Lawrence – EYFS, Phonics, Art and DT
Mrs Scott – History and Geography
Miss Taylor- Science


Year 6 – Mr Middleton / Miss Zaheer
Year 5 – Mr Baker
Year 4 – Miss Ingham
Year 3 – Miss Firth
Year 2 – Miss Townend and Miss Ashton
Year 1/Rec – Miss Taylor / Miss Lawrence

Support Staff:

Mrs A Hemsworth – Class 5/6
Mrs S Lynch – Class 4/5
Miss T Holden – Class 2/3
Mrs L Clarke – Class 1

Mrs J Stead – SEN Support
Mrs A Barnes – SEN Support
Mrs L Oldfield – SEN Support
Mrs D Butler – SEN Support
Miss D Kelliher – SEN Support


Mrs E Burgin – Learning Support & Wellbeing Mentor

Office Staff:

Mrs N Broadbent – School Administrator

Site Manager:

Mr P Costello – Site Manager
Mr D Galloway – Caretaker

Kitchen staff:

Mrs A Beavers
Mrs A Emmott

Lunchtime supervisors:

Mrs J Bean
Mrs L Oldfield
Mrs D Kelliher
Mrs L Bird-Metcalfe
Miss H Bird-Metcalfe

Out of School Club staff:

Mrs A Emmott
Miss A Beavers
Mrs J Bean