Staff and Governors

Members of Staff

Mrs Joanna FraserHeadteacher (currently on maternity leave)
Mrs Evie PageInterim Headteacher (part-time)
Mrs Nicki PayneCo-Headteacher/Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator/Class Teacher (job share)
– YR Dolphins
Mr Richard StantonCo-Headteacher/Class Teacher – Y2 Puffins
Mrs Elaine PhippsSchool Business Manager/Senior Lunchtime Supervisor
Mrs Claire SiddellClass Teacher (job share) – YR Dolphins
Mrs Sarah CallaghanClass Teacher (job share) – Y1 Penguins
Mrs Sara GrayClass Teacher (job share) – Y1 Penguins
Miss Penny MainwaringClass Teacher – Y1 Otters
Mrs Nanette BreslawHigher Level Teaching Assistant
Mrs Sharon PirieTeaching Assistant – floating, all classes
Mrs Betina CairnsTeaching Assistant – YR Dolphins
Mrs Karen EnglandTeaching Assistant – Y1 Penguins
Mrs Angela BarrowsTeaching Assistant (job share) – Y1 Otters
Mrs Monique NansonTeaching Assistant (job share) – Y1 Otters
Miss Hannah VoddenTeaching Assistant – Y2 Puffins
Mrs Shona FerrisTeaching Assistant – Intervention Groups
Mrs Sarah DuttonHome School Link Worker/DSL Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Susannah FornasieroAdministration Assistant
Mrs Tina DickerAdministration Assistant/Caretaker
Mrs Val WarrenSenior Lunchtime Supervisor
Mrs Lesley WhiteLunchtime Supervisor
Mr Steve FulbrookLunchtime Supervisor
Mr Robert PhippsICT Technician
Mrs Sue WarrenCatering Manager
Mrs Sandra PughCatering Assistant
Mrs Jo BonnerCatering Assistant


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 childen 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.