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 Mrs Scott are the teachers in Class 2

Key Stage Two

  • Miss Firth is the teacher in Class 3
  • Miss Banks and Miss Ashton are the teachers in Class 4
  • Miss Ingham is the teacher in Class 5
  • Mr Baker is the teacher 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


Principal: Mrs F Gardiner
Deputy: Mrs S Scott – SENDCo
Assessment, Phonics and EYFS: Mrs S Lawrence

Curriculum Responsibility

Mr Baker – English and Reading Lead
Miss Banks – MFL & Music
Miss Ingham – Maths
Mrs Scott – History and Geography
Miss Taylor- Science


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

Support Staff:

Mrs A Hemsworth – TA
Miss T Holden – TA
Mrs S Lynch – TA
Mrs L Clarke – EYFS TA
Mrs J Stead – SA
Mrs A Barnes – SA
Mrs D Kelliher – SA
Mrs L Oldfield – SA
Mrs D Butler – SA


Mrs D Roebuck – Parent Support Worker

Office Staff:

Mrs P Gunter – Administrator

Site Manager:

Mr P Costello

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 Holden
Mrs T Birch

Out of School Club staff:

Mrs A Emmott
Miss A Beavers
Mrs J Bean