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Walton Oak Primary School

Who's Who

Our team of staff is creative, committed and caring. We pride ourselves on delivering the highest standards of teaching to ensure that all our pupils reach their full potential and enjoy their learning.


We offer an innovative and inspiring learning environment, which is complemented by an exciting curriculum and extensive opportunities for pupils to learn new skills and develop new interests. In addition, we have a Nurture Leader who ensures we excel in supporting your child and tailoring the curriculum to their individual needs.

We have specialist subject leaders in ICT, Music, PE and Art who bring their experience and passion to the roles and children’s learning to life through a wide selection of opportunities, including: numerous inter-school competitive sports matches and the opportunity to compete in musical events at a national level. All our Key Stage Two pupils are taught to read music, and our choir and African drum group are present annually at the national Music for Youth finals.

We value all staff and always encourage a team approach, continuously working together to drive up standards and achieve our vision of becoming outstanding. All of our class teachers are supported by dedicated teaching assistants and both work positively with our pupils to ensure they work calmly and studiously in lessons. We also have four higher level teaching assistants who work to support the more specific needs of pupils across the school.

We believe parent involvement in learning is of the highest importance and have specific procedures in place to ensure that the channels of communication are kept open. Early Years and Key Stage One teachers are available at morning and afternoon collection, and Key Stage Two pupils will be led into the playground by their teachers for afternoon collection which enables parents to speak directly to their child’s teacher.  If, at any point, a parent desires a longer consultation, the office can be contacted to make an appointment.

Senior Leadership Team


Mr Dan Sonley

Deputy Headteacher

Mrs Rachel Copsey (Acting)

Assistant Headteacher

Mrs Katie Griggs (Acting)

Phase Leader: Early Years Foundation Stage Mrs Carley Sandilands (maternity leave), Mrs Debbie Bailey (Acting)
Phase Leader: Years 1,2 & 3 Miss Victoria Reynolds
Phase Leader: Years 4, 5 & 6

Mrs Daljit Sogi (maternity leave), Miss Hannah Pollard (Acting)

English Leader

Miss Gaby May

Maths Leader

Miss Karen Pontin

Inclusion Leader

Miss Rebecca Langley

School Business Manager

Mrs Jenny Boulton

Teaching Team


Class Year Teacher Teaching Assistant
Ladybirds N Mrs D Bailey

Mrs C Mayhew, Mrs L Elderton & Mrs S Vali Dadash

Butterflies N Mrs A Scribani

Mrs C Mayhew, Mrs S Vali Dadash & Mrs R Pike (HLTA)

Hedgehogs R

Mrs L Coppin & Mrs L Holness

Miss M Habbin & Mrs R Pike (HLTA)

Squirrels R Miss A de Fraine & Mrs J Ludolf

Miss C Williams & Mrs A Tutton

Moles 1 Miss A Basit Miss M Peters
Kingfishers 1 Mrs G Hundermark

Miss R Bessant & Mrs D Harris (HLTA)

Owls 2 Mrs T Quest Mrs Y Smith
Newts 2 Miss V Reynolds

Miss K Braden, Miss G Simmons & Mrs B Boult (HLTA)

Woodpeckers 3 Mr M Munnelly Mrs S Mills
Water Voles 3 Mrs M Murawski

Mrs E Kenny & Mrs N Kakar  (HLTA)

Otters 4 Miss S Sturt Mrs N Ramsey
Frogs 4 Miss R Wright Mrs S Murray (HLTA)
Muntjacs 4 Miss K Nemestothy Miss B Ramsey
Kestrels 5 Miss E Pott

Mr R Sobey & Mrs J Barrett (HLTA)

Kites 5 Miss H Pollard Mrs M Byrne
Foxes 6 Mrs G May

Mrs L Brough, Mrs C Chung 

Badgers 6 Miss K Pontin

Miss C Johnson & Miss L Dalziel (HLTA)

Non class based staff:

Mrs R Avison  Music Teacher
Miss C Swan Tutor
Mr R Waters Sports Premium Mentor
Mr J Lumb Sports Coach


Family Support Team

Nurture Leader & Senior Lunchtime Leader

Mrs Angela Underwood

Home School Link Worker

Ms Kate Hobley

Pastoral Co-ordinator       Mrs Jane Wallace

Office Team

School Office Manager Mrs Paula Tiney

School Office Assistant (Finance & Resources)                

Miss Sara Phillips

School Office Assistant (Reception/Communications)

Mrs Denise Dedman

School Office Assistant (Attendance)                   

Mrs Carol Barnett

Premises Manager                    

Mr Paulo Godhino

Extended Provision Team

Senior Lunchtime Leader Mrs Angela Underwood
Senior Lunchtime Leader Mrs Angie Tutton
Lunchtime Leader Mrs Annette Church
Lunchtime Leader Mrs Ayeesha Mack
Lunchtime Leader  
Lunchtime Leader Miss Sudabeh Vali Dadash
Lunchtime Leader Mrs Jane Wells
Lunchtime Leader Miss Georgia Simmons
Walton Oak Primary School