Meet The Team

 

Miss Clark

Headteacher

Hello, I am Miss Clark and I am the headteacher here at St. James. After graduating from Edge Hill College I initially worked in Cumbria before relocating to Lancashire. Over the course of my teaching career I have taught in four schools and have taught across all key stages. I have also worked for the Local Authority as a teaching and learning consultant. I am passionate about teaching and working alongside parents, staff and governors to ensure that every child reaches their potential. Outside of school I love reading and spending time with my family.  

 

 

Mrs Gardner

Ladybirds' and Butterflies' Class Teacher

Hello.  My name is Mrs Gardner and I teach the youngest children in our school – Ladybirds and Butterflies.

I have BA (Hons) in Primary Education with a specialism in Early Years and PSHE.  My hobbies include Cross-Fit and the great outdoors.

Mrs Cusick

Busy Bees' Class Teacher

Hello. My name is Mrs Cusick and I teach the children in Years 1 and 2 – Busy Bees. I started teaching in 2011 after having been an NNEB. It made me want to become a teacher so that I could make a difference to children's lives.

Miss Tither

Eager Beavers' Class Teacher

Hello, my name is Miss Tither and I teach the children in Years 3 and 4, Eager Beavers.

I will begin my NQT year in September 2019 following graduating in BA (Hons) in Primary Education with specialisms in English and SEND.

I cannot wait to begin teaching and nurturing the children in my first classroom. I have lots of fun and exciting things planned for them.

Outside of school, I enjoy swimming, reading, theatre and travel.

Mr Peetoom, Senior Teacher

Wise Owls' Class Teacher

Hello.  My name is Mr. Peetoom and I teach the older children in our school – Wise Owls.

I graduated in 2005 with a BA (Hons) in Primary Education with a specialism in Mathematics.  I have a passion for teaching and enjoy leading sport and English in our school.  My hobbies include buying records, DJing and reading books about science and nature.


The Team 

Role

Name

Responsibilities

Headteacher

Miss H Clark

DSL

Curriculum

Assessment

Computing

History

Geography

Ethos Group

Educational Visits Coordinator -2nd

Governor

EYFS Teacher

Ladybirds and Butterflies

Mrs J Gardner

EYFS

Languages

Mathematics

Yoga Club

Y1/2 Teacher

Busy Bees

Mrs S Cusick

SENCO

Art and Design

Design Technology

Science

School Council

Y3/4 Teacher

Eager Beavers

Miss K Tither

NQT

Peace Proms Choir

Senior Teacher

Y5/6 Teacher

Wise Owls

Mr D Peetoom

Deputy DSL

English

Music

PE

PSHE

Sports Clubs and Competitions

Educational Visits Coordinator- 1st

Staff Governor

Teaching Assistants

Mrs C Glover

Forest School Leader

Phonics Interventions

Talk Boost Interventions

Mrs L Wood

 

Mrs S Taylor

 

Miss M Duffy 

HLTA-Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Miss L Canavan

 

Mrs M Jones

PPA Cover

IDL Interventions

Toe by Toe Interventions

Mrs J Showering

HLTA- Higher Level Teaching Assistant

PPA Cover

Gardening Club

Welfare Assistants 

Mrs C Walmsley 

 

Mrs M Williams

 

Miss L Canavan 

 

Mrs J Whalley-Smith 

Let’s Get Cooking Programme

Miss S Jones

 

Office Manager

Mrs L Tither

Rotary Club

Office Assistant

Mrs J Wilde

 

Caretaker

Mr B Morton 

 

Cleaner

Mrs L Wright

 

School Crossing Patrol

Miss K Evans

 

School Meals Service

Mrs D McDougall 

 

Breakfast and After School Club Staff

Mrs M Jones 

Breakfast and After School Club Coordinator

Miss S Jones 

 

Mrs C Walmsley 

 

 

 

Contact Us

Westhead Lathom St James

C of E Primary School

School Lane

Westhead

Ormskirk

Lancashire

L40 6HL

Phone: 01695 574 078

bursar@wlsj.lancs.sch.uk