Come and meet the staff at our school.
Meet our staff
Mrs Patterson is our headteacher and Lead Learner. She joined us in April 2017 bringing a range of experience at leadership level spanning 17 years. Mrs Patterson has taught in schools across the south of England and is also a School Evaluation Partner for Dorset schools.
Mrs Lombard is deputy head, teaches in KS1 and is a member of the Senior Leadership Team. She holds responsibility for teaching & learning and assessment across the school. Mrs Lombard is our Designated Safeguarding Lead. She is also a Specialist Leader of Education and has worked in schools in London and Dorset.
Mrs Amy Belcher
Mrs Belcher joined us in September 2017 and teaches Y3/4 Penguin class alongside Mrs Boucher. She is our Assistant Head, Pastoral Lead and a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Mrs Belcher is our Pupil Premium Champion and is also our Worship Lead.
Mrs Messenger joined St. Andrew's in September 2016 and is our Special Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo). Mrs Messenger is currently on maternity leave and Mr Spokes is acting SENCo in her absence.
Mrs Saunders joined us in September 2017 and is our pre-school leader.
Early Years Lead
Mrs Croft joined us in September 2017 and and is responsible for standards and progress within the Early Years at St Andrews. She leads the pre-school and Reception classes under the Early Years unit. Mrs Croft also leads English across the school, alongside Mr Cain.
Mrs Mitchell joined St Andrew’s in September 2002 and is part of a job share team in Y1/Y2 Seahorses. She has responsibility for RE across the school. Mrs Mitchell currently works on Thursdays, Fridays and alternate Mondays.
Mrs Rose joined us in September 2016 and is the other 'half' of the job share team in Seahorse class. Mrs Rose runs and monitors some of our KS1 'nurture' work. Mrs Rose currently works Tuesdays, Wednesdays and alternate Mondays.
Mr Spokes is our KS1 Pod Leader and is responsible for standards and progress within Y1 and Y2. He joined St Andrew’s in September 2013 and teaches in Y1/Y2 Turtles. He is also responsible for the development of phonics at KS1; Read,Write, Inc.
Mr Spokes is currently our acting SENCo whilst Mrs Messenger is on maternity leave.
Miss Roberts joined us in September 2018 as Stingray class teacher. She leads Science along with Mrs Johnstone.
Mrs Startin joined St Andrew's way back in 1993! She teaches Y3/4 Seals and is responsible for the teaching and learning of music, and also leads Geography.
Mrs Boucher joined St Andrew’s in September 2003 and teaches Y3/4 Penguin class with Mrs Belcher. She is responsible for Sport and PE across the school.
Miss Randall is our Lower KS2 Pod Leader and is responsible for standards and progress within Y3 and Y4. She joined St Andrew’s in September 2014 and teaches Y4 Dolphin class. Miss Randall leads maths across the school, alongside Mr Spokes.
Ms. Karen Johnstone joined St. Andrew’s as an NQT in September 2000. . She is currently responsible for Science, alongside Miss Roberts and teaches Y5 Orca class.
Year 5 teacher
Miss Lyndley joins us for the second part year, teaching Shark class alongside Mr Warren. We are delighted to welcome her back to St Andrews. Miss Lyndley currently leads Modern Foreign Languages, and PSRE.
Miss Moreton joined us in September 2018. She teaches Year 6, Snapper class and leads computing alongside Mr Warren.
Mr Cain is the Upper KS2 Pod Leader, and is responsible for standards and progress within Y5 and Y6. He joined St Andrew’s in September 2013. Mr Cain also leads English, alongside Mrs Croft.
Mr Warren has been part of the team since April 2000; he teaches Y5 on Thursdays and Fridays. Mr Warren has responsibility for computing.
Mrs Stone teaches PE part-time to Upper Key Stage Two (Y5 and Y6)
After School Care Leader