Meet The Team



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.  

Miss Clark



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 Gardner

Ladybirds' and Butterflies' 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.

Mrs Cusick

Busy Bees' Class Teacher


Hello, my name is Miss Tither and I teach the children in Years 5 and 6, Wise Owls.

I graduated in BA (Hons) in Primary Education with specialisms in English and SEND.

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

Miss Tither

Wise Owls' Class Teacher


Hello.  My name is Mr. Peetoom and I teach the children in Years 3 and 4 in Eager Beavers.

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 in our school.  My hobbies include buying records, DJing and reading books about science and nature.

Mr Peetoom

Eager Beavers' Class Teacher

The Team




Headteacher Miss H Clark

Ethos Group
Educational Visits Coordinator -2nd

EYFS Teacher
Ladybirds and Butterflies

Mrs J Gardner

Yoga Club

Y1/2 Teacher
Busy Bees

Mrs S Cusick

Art and Design
Design Technology
School Council

Y3/4 Teacher
Eager Beavers

Mr D Peetoom

Deputy DSL
Sports Clubs and Competitions
Educational Visits Coordinator- 1st
Staff Governor

Y5/6 Teacher
Wise Owls

Miss K Tither

Peace Proms Choir

Teaching Assistants Mrs C Glover

T.A. 3
Forest School Leader
Phonics Interventions
Talk Boost Interventions

Mrs L Wood  
Miss S Jones   
Mrs S Taylor  
Mrs L Parkinson T.A. 3
Miss M Duffy HLTA-Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Mrs M Jones

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IDL Interventions
Toe by Toe Interventions

Mrs J Showering

HLTA- Higher Level Teaching Assistant
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Welfare Assistants Mrs C Walmsley  
Mrs J Whalley-Smith Let's Get Cooking Programme
  Mrs L Parkinson  
Office Manager Mrs L Tither Deputy DSL
Rotary Club
Caretaker Mr B Morton  
Cleaner Mrs D McDougall  
School Crossing Patrol Mr G Rees  
School Meals Service Mrs D McDougall  
Breakfast and After School Club Mrs M Jones Breakfast and After School Club Coordinator
Miss S Jones  
Mrs C Walmsley  

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Westhead Lathom St James' CE Primary School

School Lane, Westhead, Ormskirk,
Lancashire, L40 6HL

School Office

01695 574 078

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