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 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 Lombard is currently on maternity leave and Mrs Harris (see below) is covering Mrs Lombard's leadership role.
Mrs Harris is our acting deputy head, taking over from Mrs Lombard who is now on maternity leave. Mrs Harris has many years' experience as a Senior Leader and Deputy Head in Dorset schools. She has expertise in SEND and Pupil Premium, and is a member of our safeguarding team. Mrs Harris usually works on Wednesdays, Thursday and Fridays.
Mrs Amy Belcher
Mrs Belcher joined us in September 2017 and teaches Year 1/2 Seahorse 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.
Mr Spokes teaches our Reception Shrimp Class. He is our EYFS Pod Leader and is responsible for maths alongside Miss Randall. He joined St Andrew’s in September 2013.
Mr Spokes is currently our acting SENCo whilst Mrs Messenger is on maternity leave.
Mrs Saunders joined us in September 2017 and is our pre-school leader.
Early Years Teacher
Mrs Sales joined us in April 2020. She teaches our Reception Shrimp class alongside Mr Spokes.
Mrs Mitchell joined St Andrew’s in September 2002 and is part of a job share team in Reception Octopus Class. 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 Octopus class. Mrs Rose runs and monitors some of our KS1 'nurture' work. Mrs Rose currently works Tuesdays, Wednesdays and alternate Mondays.
Miss Roberts joined us in September 2018 as Stingray class teacher, and has stuck with Stingrays ever since! She is our KS1 Pod Leader and is responsible for standards and progress within Years 1 and 2. She also leads Science along with Mrs Johnstone.
Miss Cook started her career at St Andrew's as a Teaching Assistant. After teacher training we were delighted that she chose to return to us! She teaches our Year 1/2 Turtle Class.
Mrs Boucher joined St Andrew’s in September 2003 and teaches Y1/2 Seahorse class with Mrs Belcher. She is responsible for Sport and PE across the school.
Miss Randall teaches our Year 3/4 Dolphin Class. She 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. Miss Randall leads maths across the school, alongside Mr Spokes.
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.
We're very excited to welcome Miss Stewart back to St Andrew's in September 2020 after she completed a teacher training placement with us! She teaches our Year 3/4 Penguin Class.
Mr Cain teaches our Year 6 Swordfish class. He 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.
Ms. Karen Johnstone joined St. Andrew’s as an NQT in September 2000. She teaches Year 5 Orca class and is currently responsible for Science alongside Miss Roberts.
Year 5 teacher
Miss Lyndley teaches Year 5 Shark class on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Miss Lyndley currently leads Modern Foreign Languages, and PSRE.
Mr Warren has been part of the team since April 2000; he teaches Y5 on Thursdays and Fridays. Mr Warren has responsibility for computing.
Miss Moreton joined us in September 2018. She teaches Year 6, Snapper class and leads computing alongside Mr Warren.
This year Mrs Stone is teaching PE to Lower Key Stage Two (Y3 and Y4)
After School Care Leader