Our Classes

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, Miss Ashton and Mrs Scott 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

Leadership

Principal:Mrs F Gardiner
Vice Principal:Mrs S Scott – SENDCo
Assistant Principal: Mr J Middleton – Assessment Lead

Curriculum Responsibility

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

Teachers:

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

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

Pastoral:

Mrs G Edkins – Parent Support Worker

Office Staff:

Mrs P Gunter – Administrator
Mrs S Heeley-Beaumont – 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
Mrs T Birch
Miss H Bird-Metcalfe

Out of School Club staff:

Mrs A Emmott
Miss A Beavers
Mrs J Bean